Academic Leader: Higher Degrees & Research 

Dr Muhammad Ehsanul Hoque

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Upon completion of his Master degree in statistics at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN), South Africa, Dr. Hoque joined the faculty of Mathematical statistics at UKZN where he taught statistics to undergraduate students. He later moved to Mangosuthu University of Technology in 2005 where he taught statistics to engineering and management students. Before joining Graduate School of Business and Leadership (GSB&L) at UKZN, he taught Biostatistics to postgraduate students at the University of Limpopo (Medunsa Campus) and supervised postgraduate students. Currently he is teaching Business Statistics to Master of Business Administration (MBA) students and supervising postgraduate students. Dr Hoque received his PhD in Medical Science degree from University of Antwerp, Belgium. He is the recipient of many research awards. Dr. Hoque received the “Best Overall Upcoming Researcher” as Research Excellence Award from the University of Limpopo. He also received “Young investigators Award” from the 21st Asia Pacific Cancer Conference held in Malaysia in 2011, Travel scholarship to present research paper at international conferences held in Miami and Lyon in 2014 and 2016 respectively, and received “College Research Award” in 2014 and in 2016 in recognition of outstanding research productivity during 2013 and 2015 in the College of Law and Management Studies at UKZN. Recently, Dr Hoque has been recognized as an Y2 rated researcher by the National Research Foundation of South Africa. So far Dr Hoque has published 63 articles in International and National peer reviewed journals.

Appointment Designation:

Senior lecturer and Academic Leader: Higher Degrees and Research

Academic Qualifications:

Master of Science in Statistics (UKZN)
PhD in Medical Science (University of Antwerp, Belgium)

Research Interests:

Multivariate analysis, Logistic Regression, Public Health

 Recent Publications:  

Published articles: (SAPSE accredited)
  • Dawad S, Hoque M. Employees’ awareness, attitudes and utilisation of an Employee Wellness Programme in a financial services company in South Africa. Occupational Health Southern Africa, 2016; 22(6): 2-5. 
  • Peter KM, Hoque M. Factors affecting the sustainability of independent financial planners in KwaZulu-Natal Province, South Africa. Journal of Contemporary Management, 2016; 13: 556-577.
  • Cameron J, Hoque M. SME owners and debt financing: Major Challenges for emerging market. Corporate Ownership & Control, 2016; 13(4). 
  • Srikissoon S, Hoque M. Contact lenses as a vehicle to grow the optometric industry in South Africa. Journal of Contemporary Management, 2016; 13: 1185-1203.
  •  Hoque ME. Investigating leadership practices in retail banking in South Africa: a case study of Nedbank. Banks and Bank Systems, 2016; 11(3). 

Recent Papers Delivered

  • Hoque Muhammad. Factors Influencing the Recommendation of the Human Papillomavirus Vaccine by South African Doctors working in a Tertiary Hospital. IARC 50th Anniversary Conference. Global Cancer: Occurance, Causes, and Avenues for prevention, Centre des Congress, Lyon-France, 7-10 June 2016.
  • Muhammad Ehsanul Hoque, David Kyle Pillay. Enhancing communication between management and employees at a storage organisation in the freight industry. 12th Association of Business Communication conference, 6-8th January 2016, Cape Town, South Africa.
  • Muhammad Hoque. Factors Influencing the Recommendation of the Human Papillomavirus Vaccine by South African Doctors. Invited speaker at the 2015 Vaccine Summit, 13-15 October 2015, Cineworld: The O2, Peninsula Square, London, United Kingdom.
  • Muhammad Ehsanul Hoque, Van Hal Guido. Acceptability of human papillomavirus vaccine: a survey among master of business administration students in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. 4th International Conference on Vaccines & Vaccination, 24-26 September 2014, Valencia, Spain.
  • Muhammad Ehsanul Hoque, Shanaz Ghuman, Roger Coopoosmay, Guido Van Hal. Cervical cancer screening among university students in South Africa: a theory based study. Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer Conference, 26 – 28 June 2014, Miami, USA. 

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