Welcome to the School of Management Studies
The School of Management Studies is a vibrant and interdisciplinary department in the Faculty of Commerce. Originally established in 1964 along with the Bachelor of Business Science degree, the department was initially created as the Department of Business Science, taking primary responsibility for the convening and development of this prestigious 4-year degree.
Three decades later, in 1994, this successful and expanding department was re-named the School of Management Studies, incorporating several academic disciplines in a variety of sections. Each section is involved in a range of both undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, diplomas and courses. While enjoying close and collegial alignment and integration under the banner of the School, the diverse sections have the freedom and responsibility to manage their own affairs, both administrative and academic. As can be seen below, it is this very diversity that makes the School unique in the tertiary educational landscape of South Africa and is one of its core strengths. Read more ...
Parent orientation 2017
20 January, 2017
We welcome parents to the orientation programme for the parents of first-year students who have been made a firm offer of acceptance at UCT for 2017.
This is traditionally a time when parents are introduced to UCT and allows you to familiarise yourselves with how the University operates. It provides information on how the University is structured and explains what students can expect in their first year of study.
Activities include a formal welcome by the Vice-Chancellor in the Jameson Hall; library tours and meeting the faculty deans.
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Prof Grant wins global award
23 December, 2016
Prof Terri Grant, head of the Professional Communication Unit (PCU) in Commerce, has won a global award for her service to the business communication discipline.
The award was announced at the Presidential Awards Dinner at the 81st Annual International Conference of the Association for Business Communication recently in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Dean of Commerce Prof Ingrid Woolard said: “Not only was Prof Grant instrumental in bringing the ABC conference to Africa for the first time, but she is also the first recipient in Africa to win this prestigious award. We are so proud of you.”
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Lifetime achievement award for Org Psych Prof
01 December, 2016
A lifetime achievement award has been given to Prof Joha Louw-Potgieter in Management Studies for her lasting legacy to the field of organisational psychology.
This is the speech from Prof Theo Veldsman, Head of the Department of Industrial Psychology and People Management at the University of Johannesburg.
"It is indeed a great privilege to introduce Prof Joha Louw-Potgieter as one of recipients of our Life Long Achievement Awards tonight.... As you know this Award is given to persons who have made a real difference over their academic career, and consequently have left the world a better place through their legacy.
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