School of Business & Management Studies

Dr Brian Muyambiri
Dr Brian MuyambiriAg. Dean - School of Business and Management Studies (SOBMS)

Welcome to the School of Business and Management Studies (SOBMS)

The School of Business and Management Studies (SOBMS) has seen a decade of academic and scholarship progress in providing open and distance learning services. The SOBMS is a distinctive flagship business school with key responsibilities in business and management education and nurturing the leadership talents for the development of Botswana and beyond. Its contribution to the core business of the Botswana Open University is visible in the programmes it offers, spanning certificate, diploma, undergraduate, and postgraduate studies and exciting plans are in place to increase the range of programmes across all portfolios. After the transformation of the then Botswana College of Distance and Open Learning into the Botswana Open University (BOU), the SOBMS has made concerted efforts to consolidate transformational gains, as well as map out and strategize about new diversified products.

Instances include re-curriculation of most of our undergraduate programmes so as to remain internationally, regionally and locally relevant. In tandem with this, is the creation of new departments, staff recruitment drive, quality assurance initiatives aimed at increasing student completion rates, and re-engineering examination procedures and the conduct of quality research across the different qualification levels.

The SOBMS has a diverse international business outlook with around 4 nationalities represented amongst our outstanding internationally recruited academic staff. There are about 2500 students currently studying with the School. Recent years saw remarkable development and expansion of the University. Similarly, SOBMS has made tremendous inroads in achieving its goal of becoming a leading business school. We have already created significant impact on the business community and the society we serve through delivering student-centred education, conducting impact-orientated research, and acting as a catalyst for innovation and sustainable development.

On behalf of the SOBMS, I would like to invite you to browse our website to get a deeper understanding of our academic programmes, our achievements and latest developments.

Staff members and their contact details

Name: Gracious Keneilwe Ntsimanyane
Position: Lecturer
Department: Business Studies
Telephone: +267 364 6019
Regional Campus: Head Office
Office: B126
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Research Interest Areas: 

- Entrepreneurship
- Small Business Management
- Management
- Marketing
- Innovation and Business Strategy
- Business Administration


Name: Petty Phera
Position: Head of Department
Department: Management
Telephone: +267 364 6174
Regional Campus: Head Office
Office: B121
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Research Interest Areas:
- Leadership
- Entrepreneurship
- Organisational Behaviour
- Human Resources Management


Name: Nancy N. Chabaefe
Position: Head of Department
Department: Accounting and Finance
Telephone: +267 364 6174
Regional Campus: Head Office
Office: B126
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Research Interest Areas: 
- Stock Market
- Mutual funds


Name: Phetogo Sechele - Mosimanegape
Position: Lecturer
Department:  Management
Telephone: +267 364 6035
Regional Campus: Head Office
Office: B126
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Research Interest Areas: 
- Marketing
- Management
- Tourism 


Name: Gladness L. Monametsi
Position: Lecturer
Department:  Accounting & Finance
Telephone: +267 364 6144
Regional Campus: Head Office
Office: B121
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Research Interest Areas: 
- Accounting
- Finance
- Management 


Name: Dr. Brian Muyambiri
Position: Acting Dean
Department:  SOBMS
Telephone: +267 364 6095
Regional Campus: Head Office
Office: B149
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Research Interest Areas:
- Financial Economics
- Macroeconomics
- Financial Markets & Institutions
- Small Business Finance


Name: Dr. Joseph E. Agolla
Position: Senior Lecturer
Department:  Management
Telephone: +267 364 6048
Regional Campus: Head Office
Office: B120
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Research Interest Areas:
- Innovation Management
- Organisation Theory
- Entrepreneurship
- Business Strategy
- Industry 4 Revolution
- Management
- E-Business
- Banking


Name: Alamparabil Kunchu
Position: Lecturer
Department:  Accounting & Finance
Telephone: +267 364 6096
Regional Campus: Head Office
Office: B120
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Research Interest Areas:
- Accounting & Finance


Name: Prof. Baakile Motshegwa
Position: Associate Professor
Department:  Management
Telephone: +267 364 6197
Regional Campus: Head Office
Office: B143
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Research Interest Areas: 
- Human Resources Management
- Industrial Relations
- General Management
- Organisational Development
- Change Management
- Remuneration and Reward Management
- Human Resource information Systems,
- Ethic and Productivity issues.
- Leadership.


Name: Dr Daketima Briggs
Position: Lecturer
Department:  Business Studies
Telephone: +267 364 6099
Regional Campus: Head Office
Office: B127
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Research Interest Areas: 
- Project Management
- Research Methods
- Strategic Management
- Quality Management
- Entrepreneurship
- Change Management

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