Head of MBA

The Head of MBA will be responsible and accountable for setting and advancing the academic postgraduate strategy to Senate in line with the institution’s strategic plans and direction.


Academic Head: MBA Programme

SALARY Market Related


Academic Governance

  1. Be responsible and accountable for setting and advancing the academic postgraduate strategy to Senate in line with the institutions strategic plans and direction.
  2. Be an active member of Senate and contribute to the overall leadership and management of the relevant faculty.
  3. Develop and sustain appropriate structures for management, consultation, decision-making and communication with staff and students.
  4. Promote and represent the institution both internally and externally.
  5. Participates in Academic policy development and review processes.
  6. Be involved in the formal processes related to curriculum review/development through the governance structures.
  7. Be actively involved and perform any other tasks or activities which fall within the general functioning of the department.
  8. Participate in professional duties (Meetings, workshops, official Regenesys ceremonies, seminars, conferences, inductions, orientations, etc.).
  9. Produce and present academic report per semester to Senate.


  1. Conduct and publish independent research in the DHET accredited journal.
  2. Supervise Masters research.
  3. Be available to participate in the Higher Degrees Research Committee.
  4. Participate in Research workshops, both for supervisors and students.

Facilitation Responsibilities

  1. Conduct  contact  and  online classes at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.
  2. Prepare/design and assess assignments, and examination papers.
  3. Be available to invigilate examination sessions.
  4. Ensure quality facilitation of learning.
  5. Report and account for student performance in their programmes.
  6. Give due consideration to ways of retaining connections with teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
  7. Adherence to the regulations and procedures of Faculties and of the Senate.
  8. Help students develop skills and knowledge.
  9. Enable students towards becoming self-directed.
  10. Invite Guest lecturers.

People Management

  1. Manage individuals/staff reporting under him/her.
  2. Ensure that Institution Human Resource policies and procedures are implemented.
  3. Ensure that staff performance is managed appropriately and in a way that is consistent with the expectations of the Regenesys’ Academic Department, and that fair workload allocation processes are in place.
  4. Ensure all staff have access to the necessary support to enable them to contribute fully and develop their skills and experience.
  5. Engender a culture of excellence, co-operation and respect both within and beyond the department.
  6. Make effective use of all staffing resources and seek opportunities for collaboration and joint working with others beyond the department and beyond the Faculty.
  7. Ensure students are included /represented accordingly in the various decision making fora within the department.
  8. Ensure a safe and healthy environment for both staff and students, and full compliance with health and safety requirements.

Quality Assurance

  1. Ensure all activities are carried out to the highest possible standards and put in place the necessary evaluation and monitoring procedures to ensure both compliance and improvement: such procedures will include teaching, research and management of all resources.
  2. Comply with auditing, quality assurance and risk management procedures both internal and external.
  3. Contribute by advising on the overall quality assurance processes of the institution which includes academic governance, innovative pedagogy (teaching approach or methodology) and the use of technology to support learning.
  4. Quality assures the work done by the faculty and intervenes as needed.
  5. Works collaboratively with other members of senior management to promote quality output from the faculty.
  6. Makes and monitors academic decisions in relation to material, resources, curriculum, staffing and all associated interventions within the context of the authority, regulatory and governance system.
  7. Ensure an appropriate ongoing collaboration between the heads of programme and other academic divisions, subject matter experts and material developers.
  8. Ensure customer satisfaction.


Must be willing to travel nationwide and internationally.



  1. Have a very strong academic record and standing.
  2. Have a very good understanding of the academic disciplines within the department.
  3. Give due consideration to the status of Head as a role model for other members of staff in the pursuit of academic excellence.
  4. Carries themselves with integrity.
  5. Makes quality decisions informed by policy.
  6. Balance demonstrating patience and moderation of action and emotion.
  7. Educational (pedagogy).
  8. Be business orientated.


  1. Ability to assess and make consistent decisions assertively.
  2. Planning and time management.
  3. Problem-solving.
  4. Have the ability to engage constructively with people.
  5. Have excellent communication skills.
  6. Have very good ambassadorial and diplomatic skills.
  7. Have the ability to manage a number of competing demands.
  8. Have excellent delegation skills.
  9. Be flexible and adapt to changing circumstances.
  10. Be able to develop their skills and seek advice from a variety of sources.
  11. Be willing and able to exercise judgement and take risks.


  1. Doctoral Degree / PhD (NQF Level 10) in a relevant discipline, but a relevant master’s degree (NQF Level 9) with progress towards a PhD would also be considered.
  2. A minimum of 10 year’s experience in higher education and 3 years academic management experience.
  3. Evidence of research output e.g. peer-reviewed journal articles.
  4. Experience in lecturing at university level