I believe that as researchers we are positioned to provide practitioners with enhanced tools to overcome any challenges currently faced in these industries. My research focuses on how theory can be used in practice and help practitioners in the financial sector to understand the behaviour of financial market participants and their risk profiles. With this research and my researcher partners have been collaborating with a private investment firm in South Africa to help perfect their investment client profile.
Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences
Chris van Heerden is a professor in the School of Economics at the North-West University (Potchefstroom Campus). He lectures undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Risk Management (Finance).
I am a distinguished young female academic with a passion for quantitative analysis of socio-economic issues. I am energetic, persistent, self-motivated, dynamic and hard working. I have more than six years’ experience in the teaching of several modules at both undergraduate and postgraduate level including Introductory macro- and microeconomics, Monetary Economics at third-year level and Monetary and Fiscal Policy at honours level.
Marius Stander is a lecturer, researcher, and management consultant specialising in assessing and optimising talented people and teams. He is an NRF-rated researcher (C2). He has been lecturing Industrial Psychology on a postgraduate level at the Potchefstroom University for CHE, North-West University (Potchefstroom & Vaal Triangle campus) as well the University of Johannesburg (4 years - previously RAU) and the University of Namibia (3 years).
I have experience in lecturing Management Accounting and Financial management and Research. I aim to empower students to understand the topics being lectured rather than to memorise facts and adding value to their careers. In my quest to instil life-long learning, I do research on integrated financial models and cross disciplinary topics.
Henri Bezuidenhout is an associate professor in the School of Economics at the North-West University (Potchefstroom Campus). He has several publications to his credit in the area of international factor flows, and his research mainly focuses on foreign direct investment (FDI) in Africa.
I am a lecturer in Accounting. I have been at the school of Accounting for 8 years. I have lectured in Accounting for 1st years all modules CA and Non CA modules, and second year modules CA and Non CA modules, and have lectured 3rd years in the Non CA stream - Financial Accounting and have also lectured Honours - Financial Accounting students.
Joani completed her honours in B.Com Charted Accountancy in 2009 at the North West University (NWU) – Potchefstroom Campus. She completed her articles in 2012 at Ernst & Young (EY). Joani specialised for two and a half years in Corporate Tax at EY. She completed her Master’s degree in Taxation (Financing South Africa’s National Health Insurance: The impact on the taxpayer) during 2014 at the NWU – Potchefstroom Campus. Joani became a senior lecturer on 1 June 2015 at NWU – Vaal Campus. She lectured Financial Management during 2015 and is currently teaching Taxation.
Dr Joshua Chukwuere is a PhD holder in Information Systems, MCom in Computer Science and Information Systems from the North-West University. Joshua is a senior lecturer and the Head of Department of Information Systems (IS) in the School of Economic Sciences, Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences (FEMS), North-West University, South Africa. Joshua is a researcher and have published number of articles in accredited journals, conference proceedings locally and international and book chapter.
I have published more 15 articles in the areas of optimization and financial econometrics. Furthermore, most of the students are have co-supervise (Masters Students) and supervise are conducting their studies in these two areas. Currently, I am study my PhD in the very same area of financial econometrics using nonlinear models.