Message from the Executive Dean:
Prof O Sibanda
Greetings from the Office of the Executive Dean of Faculty of Management and Law (FML). Welcome to another academic year at FML! I hope you had an enjoyable and restorative break for those of you who are returning. We are glad to have you join us, if you are new here. You have come to the right place – a faculty dedicated to the highest levels of community engagement, teaching, and high-quality research and innovation. The academic year 2022 promises to be another dynamic year for the faculty, and your commitment to the success of FML's academic enterprise is invaluable. As FML's Executive Dean, I am delighted and look forward to connecting with many of you throughout the academic year 2022.
Let us not forget that the Covid-19 pandemic is still lurking around. We, therefore, are beginning the academic year with heightened precautions, hoping to leverage the greatest lessons learnt in 2020 and 2021 to deliver yet another successful academic year 2022 amidst Covid-19 challenges.
FML has made an unequivocal commitment to the highest levels of community engagement, teaching, and high-quality research and innovation. Our mission and vision statements adequately express what FML stands for:
To be a progressive and influential Faculty with a regional and international reputation in development, management and law.
The Faculty of Management and Law advances scholarship in teaching, innovative research and relevant community engagement.
As part of a university grounded in the timeless commitment to 'Finding Solutions for Africa', we teach students to think innovatively, creatively, analytically and broadly - to seek out new ideas in both the pursuit to become lifelong learners and help find solutions to challenges in their communities and Africa in general. Part of our DNA has been to produce some of the country's most illustrious alumni and leaders in different professions and communities. Constituted by four Schools - the School of Economics and Management, the School of Law, the School of Accountancy, and the Turfloop Graduate School of Leadership – which collectively offer a range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in Accountancy, Business Management, Development Planning, Economics, Human Resources Management, Law, and Public Administration. The Faculty is also home to the Africa Centre for Sustainability Accounting and Management (ACSAM) in the School of Accountancy, which aims inter alia to explore the current state of Sustainability Accounting and Management in emerging economies and the extent to which it is being applied to account for the corporate impact on the environment.
I cordially invite you to join our thriving community and share in the bounty of a mission committed to scholarship, public service, and excellence. The enthusiasm and excellence of the faculty and staff at FML's various schools demonstrate our capacity to deliver exceptional service to our stakeholders and the communities we serve. Do not look any further! FML is at your fingertips as the greatest possible learning environment as well as the most welcoming personal environment.
We are looking forward to working with our students, staff, and faculty, providing the Best Experience in 2022.
With my best wishes to all of you for the year ahead,
Prof Omphemetse S. Sibanda
Executive Dean: FML
About the Faculty
Faculty of Management and Law offers both professional and academic programmes in the following schools:
Ms M Ngoepe
Executive Secretary: Faculty of Management and Law