University Of Stellenbosch Economics
The Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences, established in 1925, is the largest of the ten faculties of the University. It consists of the following eight departments: the School of Accountancy, Business Management, Economics, the University of Stellenbosch Business School (USB), Industrial Psychology, Logistics, the School of Public Leadership, and Statistics and Actuarial Science.
The Faculty occupies three buildings on the main campus at Stellenbosch, while the postgraduate programmes of the Business School and the School of Public Leadership (SPL) are offered on the Bellville Park campus. Both campuses have modern libraries and modern technological facilities. The Bellville Park Campus also offers convenient accommodation. The SPL offers one of its postgraduate programmes on the Lynedoch campus.
The departments of this Faculty offer postgraduate programmes of high quality. In the case of the USB, this is borne out by internationally sought-after accreditations, EQUIS (European Quality Improvement System) and AMBA (Association of MBAs). Education and training for professional registration in specialist fields such as Accounting, Actuarial Science and Financial Planning enjoys national and international accreditation by professional institutes and the performance of our students in external examinations is proof of the quality of the programmes. Similarly, our programmes in Industrial Psychology and Human Resource Management are acknowledged by professional bodies. In other disciplines, excellent quality of tuition is ensured by cooperation agreements; these cover matters such as the exchange of students and teaching staff, and joint research projects with internationally recognised academic institutions.
Ms Nazli Daniels
Tel: +27 (0)21 808 4837
Exchange agreements exist with, among others, the Vrije University, and the Universities of Erasmus and of Maastricht. An exciting new development is the offering of a double degree master’s programme in Development Economics in partnership with Göttingen University in Germany.
ReSEP (Research on Socio-Economic Policy) is a group of researchers consisting of staff members, contract research staff and graduate students that focuses on issues of poverty, income distribution, social mobility, economic development and social policy. Their research was further stimulated when Professor Servaas van der Berg in 2008 became the South African National Research Chair in the Economics of Social Policy, financially supported by the National Research Foundation (NRF).
Tel: +27 (0)21 808 2247
Fax: +27 (0)21 808 4637
*Medium of tuition is English and all programmes are suitable for international students
- Doctoral Studies
- Honours Programmes
- Master’s Programmes