Dr. Isaac Randa

Dr Isaac Randa is a senior lecturer of Accounting and Finance and Academic Programmes Director at the HP-GSB. He heads the MLCM and MIB programmes at the HP-GSB. He has been with the Polytechnic of Namibia since 2005 first serving as a lecturer in the Department of Accounting and Finance before joining the HP-GSB. He holds a PhD in Financial Analysis, Mcom. in Accountancy and Statistics and Bcom. (Hons.) specialising in Accounting, all degrees from ML Sukhadia University, India. He is also an Associate of the Insurance Institute of India (III) specialising in miscellaneous insurance. 

Dr Randa has had a wide experience with teaching the several aspects of Accounting and Finance: Financial, Costing, Managerial, Auditing, Reporting etc to both graduate and undergraduate students, as well as running short courses for executives. His teaching career now spanning 12 years has seen him through Kenyatta University, Nairobi - Kenya; National University of Science and Technology, Bulawayo - Zimbabwe; and now the Polytechnic of Namibia (Namibia’s University of Science and Technology).

 

Research areas of interest:

Corporate finance and financial analysis, corporate performance-based management systems and financial planning. 

 

Industry consultancies/projects:

1. 2014 – Participated as a team constituted by the Namibia Qualification Authority (NQA) that evaluated the academic programmes of International University of Management (IUM) as a Subject Area Expert (SME) in Finance and Accounting for the MBA programme. The project was successfully completed in one month.

2. 2013 – Coordinated the development of the MBA programme and its costing at Harold Pupkewitz Graduate School of Business (HP-GSB), the programme has been fully implemented in May, 2014 and accredited by Namibia Qualification Authority (NQA).

3. 2009/10- Country Project Leader of Education Partnership for Africa (EPA), British Council Project 2.06 based at the Polytechnic of Namibia between the Leeds Business School and the Polytechnic of Namibia during 2009-10, the project was funded by the British Council to the tune of £60,000. The project has since closed with the following outputs: Five Short Courses addressing employability skills gap in Namibia; Namibia Employability Skills Survey Report and the MBA programme.

4. 2008/09 – Developed the concept paper that Established HP Graduate School of Business at the Polytechnic of Namibia within the School of Business and Management.

5. 2011 – Coordinated the design, development and Costing of Master of Leadership and Change Management (MLCM) to completion, the programme has since been accredited and registered by the Namibia Qualification Authority (NQA).


6.  2005/06 – Jointly in a team developed and implemented Master of International Business Programme at the Polytechnic of Namibia (- Namibia University of Science and Technology). This pragramme was successfully launched and accredited by FIBAA (Federation of Business Administration Accreditation), and meets the requirements of HEQC (South African) and NQA (Namibia).

 

Journal Publications:

1. Randa I. & Sunde T. (2013); A Review of the Association Between Performance-Based Budgeting and Debt Sustainability in Namibia,  Journal of Emerging Trends in Economics and Management Sciences (JETEMS) 4(3):291-296, 2013 (ISSN: 2141-7024).

2. Randa O I (2011); Performance-Based Budgeting in Namibia, the Case of Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF) for Sustainable Fiscal Management, International Conference on Accounting & Finance - 2011, University of Namibia, Windhoek.

3. Steve Carter & Randa I. (2011); A Partnership for the Development of Curriculum for Enterprise, Leadership and Innovation Skills in Higher, World Potential: Making Education Meet the Challenge

4. Randa O I (2005); The Effectiveness of EVA in Capturing Financial Performance of Corporate Zimbabwe, a Study of Selected Companies - March 2005.

5. Randa O I (2004); Determinants of NPVs in Capital Budgeting, Linking Corporate Strategy to Capital budgeting in an Inflationary Environment, the Case of Zimbabwe; Inter-University Conference on Finance – June 2004, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe.