Meet your faculty – July cohort 2017


The Chartall Business College faculty and staff are getting ready to welcome the July 2017 Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) cohort. We are all eagerly putting the final touches to the videos and other materials that you will engage with over the next 18 weeks.

As you know the Chartall Business College Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree is highly workplace-focused. The BBA has been designed to allow working adults to build on their current workplace learning while steadily increasing their understanding of key concepts and theories.

Chartall Business College is one of the few institutions of higher learning in South Africa that recognises existing workplace learning. In fact, you can do recognition of prior learning (RPL) for up to 50% of our BBA – but we will discuss that in another post.

Chartall Business College offers students the advantage of a small, highly supportive environment with faculty who actually work in the fields they are teaching. We deliberately keep cohorts small so that the faculty gets to know each student and have a vested interest in their ultimate success. We like to really get to know our students on an individual basis, helping them succeed, both in the classroom and in the business community.

So, in this spirit of getting to know each other, Chartall Business College would like to introduce the faculty for the first semester of July 2017.

Leigh-Ann Brown Dr Karen Deller and Esme Nortje

Dr Karen Deller (DLitt: Human Resources Innovation and Change from the University of Johannesburg)

Understandably, Dr Deller is lecturing the Principles of Human Resources.  She hopes that her subject will open your eyes to the many challenges facing employers when it comes to recruiting, retaining and managing the most important corporate asset in a knowledge economy – its people.

When she is not lecturing or managing the human resources at Chartall, Dr Deller is scuba diving or bird watching.  She loves entertaining and red wine. Both of these themes may enter the odd lecture or two so don’t be too alarmed.

Esmè Nortjè (BA degree in Education from the University of Johannesburg. Is finalising her MBA thesis with Regenesys)

Esmè is lecturing Business Communication in your first semester. She feels passionately that communication is a common thread throughout every industry and all organisations, and she wants every student in her class to master the art of excellent communication.

Besides putting the finishing touches on her MBA thesis, Esmè loves music, people, and chocolate. But maybe not in that order (she does seem to talk about chocolate a lot).

Leigh-Ann Brown (Postgraduate Diploma in Taxation from Rhodes University, Honours in Bachelor of Accounting Science from UNISA.)

Leigh-Ann Brown is lecturing Financial Accounting. Leigh-Ann loves accounting but she hates that when most people hear the word “accounting” they say, “I am terrible with numbers!” Leigh-Ann would like to change that and have you feeling more confident in dealing with matters of accounting (and numbers). She hopes that you will be able to use the skills in your personal capacity and in working with the finances of a company.

When she is not lecturing Leigh-Ann enjoys reading, running, doing yoga or sharing a glass of red wine with her close friends.  A real fitness fanatic!

We are looking forward to meeting you all on the 6th and 7th of July 2017 for your induction. Get ready to tell us what you like and what makes you tick.

If you are still undecided about whether or not to enrol go to or email [email protected].


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