Unit for Research and Information Advancement

The Unit for Research & Information Advancement in the Faculty of Business and Management Sciences oversees all research matters in the faculty. Its main objective is to inculcate a strong research-relevant culture within the faculty. Working with the various departments, the Unit ensures that all research projects including postgraduate studies are supported.

The support programmes that are offered include postgraduate workshops, postgraduate colloquium, faculty seminars, on-boarding of new postgraduate students.

Our postgraduate workshops are facilitated by well-known names in the different management disciplines. The workshops cover a range of students’ academic writing/research needs. The postgraduate colloquium is an opportunity for our students to present their work-in-progress research projects. A highly subscribed event, the colloquium has the benefit of gauging the status of work of our students as well as an opportunity to offer broader feedback as opposed to receiving feedback from only the supervisors assigned to the student.

Faculty seminars provide the opportunity for academics in the faculty to share research discussions as well as initiate research projects. Every year as part of our on-boarding initiative, we stage a two-day orientation programme, which details very important information for our new postgraduate students.

Important information for postgraduate students:

  • Students are referred to the list of programmes currently available and those that have been phased out here.
  • Postgraduate application information can be viewed here.
  • A list of CPUT approved thesis editors are available here.

 

Closing dates:

  • First year masters and doctorate students’ application closing date: 15th March 2021.
  • Closing date for registration for returning masters and doctorate students: 31 March 2021.
  • Closing date for registration for new masters and doctorate students: 31 May 2021.

     

    FOCUS AND NICHE AREAS

    In keeping with the CPUT Smart RTIP Strategy, faculty inter- and multi-disciplinary studies revolve mainly around Focus area 1 and Focus area 6, where several niche areas are identified. These include:

    RESEARCH FOCUS AREA 6: ECONOMIC GROWTH AND INTERNATIONAL COMPETITIVENESS

    Research niche area 1: Intellectual Capital
    Research niche area 2: Tourism, Events & Hospitality
    Research niche area 3: Brand and Digital Media Management
    Research niche area 4: Business Innovation and Incubation
    Research niche area 5: Graduate Employment
    Research niche area 6: Accountancy Practices in Accounting Entities

    RESEARCH FOCUS AREA 6: DIGITAL SOCIETY

    Research niche area 5: Community-Based Knowledge Translation
    Research niche area 8: Community-based Knowledge Translation

    RESEARCH SUCCESS

    The faculty boast: