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We offer two sought-after degrees: a four-year Bachelor of Business Science and a three-year Bachelor of Commerce as well as a range of Doctoral, Masters, Honours and Postgraduate Diploma programmes designed to ensure your success both locally and internationally. I encourage you to browse the webpages of our four departments Accounting, Economics, Information Systems and Management Studies where you will find courses to ignite your career. - Professor Don Ross, Faculty Dean

Faculty News and Highlights

Warm welcome back for development policy and practice students (17/07/2014) NEW
Hosted by Vice–Chancellor Dr Max Price and attended by faculty from UCT’s participating Graduate School of Business‚ the Departments of Political Studies and Sociology‚ and the School of Economics‚ the gathering was ’time out’ ahead of the second intensive contact period and an opportunity for students and sponsors to meet.

Importantly‚ the event was an opportunity to thank the scholarship donors who underpin the school and its programmes; organisations such as the South African National Treasury‚ MultiChoice‚ Kemet–Tinco‚ and the Mai Family Foundation‚ among others.

The school is first of its kind in Africa and is modeled on the Harvard Kennedy School in the US‚ renowned for its faculty and pioneering research


Dr Meyer wins accolade in Munich for employment equity research (28/06/2014)
For a relatively–small academic unit‚ Organisational Psychology punches way out of its league‚ as a Best Paper award in Germany earlier this month attests.

Dr Ines Meyer was awarded the Best Paper Award in her stream for her presentation entitled Understanding employees’ attitudes towards employment equity from a social identity perspective at the 7th Equality‚ Diversity and Inclusion International Conference in Munich. The paper was co–authored by Ms Aleeshah Nujjoo who graduated with her Master’s degree last week – with distinction in the research dissertation. The paper was based on a new analysis of the data Ms Nujjoo had collected for her Master’s research.


Prof Van Belle is cream of the crop in Russia (28/06/2014)
The Faculty of Commerce at UCT has won a slew of Best Paper awards this conference season and the latest goes to Professor Jean-Paul van Belle‚ Director of the Centre for IT and National Development in Africa‚ in the Department of Information Systems.

Prof van Belle presented research conducted with his former IS Honours student‚ Charl van Zijl‚ at the 3rd International Conference on Innovation‚ Trade and Economics (ICITE) in Moscow earlier this week.


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