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Faculty of Economic & Management Sciences

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Welcome to the Faculty of Economic & Management Sciences. To speak to an advisor, you are welcome to make a booking. 

You will be required to upload the following: 
  • Academic transcript (screenshot of student portal or official academic transcript obtained from helpdesk@uwc.ac.za)
  • Completed credit check form (kindly download a credit check form here)

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To book a session with an advisor, click here
Please direct any queries to the Faculty Office: emsadmin@uwc.ac.za
 
Here is a short video introducing you to your new faculty:

Career Opportunities:

  • Chartered Accounting
  • Industrial Psychology
  • Public Management
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  • Government Services
  • Academia
  • Banking & Insurance
  • Human Resources
  • Information Systems  

Overview 

The Department of Accounting, which forms part of the Economic and Management Sciences  Faculty,  offers  the  BCom  (Accounting)  and  Post  Graduate  Diploma  in  Accounting  (PGDA)  degrees for the  study to  become  a  chartered  accountant. 

The Department of Accounting also offers BCom (Financial Accounting) which is for the study of example, professional accountant or tax practitioner. The  BCom  (Accounting)  degree,  combined  with  the  Post  Graduate  Diploma  in  Accounting  (PGDA),  are  accredited  by  the  South  African  Institute  of  Chartered  Accountants (SAICA) to prepare candidates for Initial Test of Competency (ITC).

The BCom  (Financial Accounting)  degree  is  aligned  with the  curriculum  prescribed by  the  South  African  Institute  for  Professional  Accountants  (SAIPA)  and  in  the process of being accredited.

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What can I do with this programme?

You can enter various areas in the accounting profession (Chartered Accountant (SAICA) or Professional Accountant (SAIPA)); and work in: 

  • Commerce and Industry
  • Government/Public Sector
  • Academic and Educational Institutions
  • Business and
  • Public Practice

Enquiries

Department/Module Specific Queries

Candice Jacobs
E-mail: cjacobswilliams@uwc.ac.za


Application or Registration Queries 

E-mail: emsadmin@uwc.ac.za

 

Overview

In its simplest form, economics is a social science that investigates how society goes about making choices about the allocation of its limited resources. In so doing, economic research focuses on the production, distribution, and consumption of various goods and services, both public and private.

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Popular Combinations with this Major

Many students who major in Economics will also major in Accounting / Statistics / Management / Information Systems (i.e. double major).

What Can I Do with this Major?

Graduates who major in economics may choose to work in any of the following fields:
 
  • Government Services (Treasury, Reserve Bank, Department of Basic Education)
  • Parastatals (Eskom, Telkom)
  • NGOs
  • Large Multinational Corporations
  • Commercial and Investments Banks
  • Insurance Companies
  • Assessment Management
  • Journalism
  • Academia

Enquiries 

Overview

The basic aim of our courses are to set the student on a development path towards becoming a well-rounded team player in the information systems (IS) decision making of a business enterprise. The intention is to help students develop the level of skills and understanding that would be needed in a modern organisation.

The aim of the Information Systems Department is thus to ensure that students will be able to make a difference in their organisation.

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Popular Combinations with this Major

 

What Can I Do with this Major?

  • Business Analysis
  • Consulting
  • Systems Analysis
  • Data Analysis
  • Systems Development
  • Database Administration

Enquiries

L. Wildschut
E-mail: lwildschut@uwc.ac.za
 

Overview

ISD offers four degree programmes:
  • Structured-course work Honours and Masters in Development Studies and
  • Masters and PhD by Thesis in Development Studies 

At Honours level students are exposed to the field of critical inquiry concerning social, economic, political contemporary dynamics and changes.

At Masters level students are trained on the use of inter-disciplinary conceptual frameworks and methods to identify and examine development programmes and strategies that are relevant in driving positive change in our societies. The PhD programme is research led and requires students to undertake rigorous and extensive research in the field of development.

Popular Combinations with this Major

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What Can I Do with this Major?

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  • Policy Makers
  • Academics and in
  • Public Service and NGOs

Enquiries

Priscilla Kippie
E-mail: pkippie@uwc.ac.za
 

Overview

Political Studies is offered as part of the BAdmin degree in the EMS faculty and the BA degree in the Arts and Humanities faculty.

Popular Combinations with this Major

In EMS, Political Studies pairs well with Public Administration. In the Arts and Humanities, it pairs well with Sociology, History, Ethics and Linguistics.

What Can I Do with this Major?

  • Government and the Public Sector
  • Non-Governmental Organisations
  • Political Parties
  • Foreign Affairs
  • the Media and
  • Academia 

Enquiries

Nadia Jansen
E-mail: njansen@uwc.ac.za