About the department

The Department of Finance & Information Management is situated in the capital city of Kwazulu-Natal, Pietermaritzburg. The department is located on the Riverside Campus and offers a variety of academic programmes, including Financial Accounting, Cost Accounting, Business & Information Management and Office Management & Technology.



  • Excel in teaching and learning.
  • Develop and promote technology transfer and research.
  • Engage and network with external stakeholders.


Programme Co-Ordinators

The department has 2 staff members who coordinate the two spheres of the academic programmes. Mrs Thompson coordinates the programmes in Accounting and Cost & Management Accounting, while Mrs Mthalane coordinates the programmes in Business & Information Management and Office Management & Technology.

Steven3Head of Department (Acting): Dr Steven Parbanath
Tel: 033 845 8843
Email: stevenp@dut.ac.za
janetSecretary: Mrs J McBain
Tel: 033 845 8862
Fax: 033 845 8816
Email: Janet@dut.ac.za
Location: Riverside Campus

Finance and Information Management Handbook
Cost and Management Accounting
Financial Accounting

National Diploma: Accounting (full-time and part-time)
National Diploma Accounting (ECP): 4 years full-time (no part time)


This qualification serves as the academic component for membership as an Accounting Technician with the South African Institute of Professional Accountants.


Diploma Accounting Entrance Requirements
National Diploma Accounting (ECP)
Postgraduate Prospectus 2019

Office Management and Technology

National Diploma: Office Management & Technology (ND: OMT) (full-time only)
Bachelors Degree in Technology: Office Management & Technology (part-time only)


This qualification is intended for administrative officers at an intermediate level in all sectors of the economy. Qualifying learners will provide independent and competent management support in the form of business and information administration, demonstrating various administrative and communication skills, as well as elementary and/or advanced skills in any two of Legal, Personnel or Financial environments, which will enable them to plan and execute tasks creatively, professionally and efficiently in accordance with international standards in this fields. This diploma equips the learner with supervisory skills to work independently and still be an important member of the executive team. Graduates easily secure national and international administrative positions.


Diploma in Business and Information Management Entrance Requirements
Bachelor of Technology Office Management and Technology Entrance Requirements
Postgraduate Prospectus 2019

Master’s Management Sciences Degree Administration and Information Management

Master’s Management Sciences Degree Administration and Information Management

This is a thesis based qualification focusing on research related to Administration and Information Management. Entrance into this qualification is a B: Tech: Office Management and Technology or Commercial Administration or Business Administration or Post Graduate Diploma in Business and Information Management or equivalent, at the discretion of the programme.

Postgraduate Prospectus 2019