Prof Rishi Balkaran

Rishi BalkaranPosition:
Executive Dean: Faculty of Management Sciences
031 373 5130
031 373 5518
Prof Balkaran has been a member of staff at the institution for 14 years. He served in the capacity of Lecturer and Senior Lecturer within the department of Hospitality and Tourism. In 2004 he was appointed Head of Department. Prof Balkaran has represented the Tourism and Hospitality sectors at national and global levels and has been instrumental in the development of the Institutions Conference Centre and Guest House as means to experiential learning.

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Masters and Doctorate in Management Sciences


The Durban University of Technology’s Faculty of Management Sciences is widely recognised for its relevant qualifications. The faculty maintains strong links with industry throughout KwaZulu Natal to ensure that the content of all programmes is relevant to the real working world. As a result of its ability to satisfy the demands of commerce and industry, the Faculty enjoys tremendous support for its graduates and an ever increasing demand for its programmes which are offered in the following fields: Hospitality Management, Tourism, Operations and Quality Management, Public Relations, Marketing, Business Management, Human Resource Management, Entrepreneurial Studies and Governmental Studies.

Part of the Faculty’s success lies in the calibre of its lecturing staff and its ability to remain in the forefront of developments in Management Education. Lecturers are selected for their teaching prowess and proven ability in industry. They are encouraged to undertake research which often results in higher degrees and publications.

No matter what your requirements, from a short course to a doctoral degree, the best Management Education is available from The Durban University of Technology.


Contact Information


Deans Office

Executive Dean: Prof R Balkaran
Tel: 031 373 5130
Fax: 031 373 5333

Deputy Dean: Prof V. P Rawjee
Tel:  031 373 6826

Secretary: Ms T Govender
Tel: 031 373 5130
Fax: 031 373 5333


Faculty Office

Faculty Officer: Ms R Pankhurst
Tel: 031 373 5410


Faculty Assistants

Enquiries: 031 373 5441

Ms P Naidoo
Tel: 031 373 5157

Mr S Reddy
Tel: 031 373 6339

Mr T Madlala
Tel: 031 373 5403


Postgraduate office

Mr R Manele  
Tel: 031 373 6714

Ms T Nhlabathi  
Tel: 031 373 5669