New developments

The Department of Business Management strives to innovate and be at the forefront of research and development. We aim to improve and extend education and education techniques to the advantage of our students.

New programmes:

Since 2007 the Business Management department, in partnership with Syracuse University, each year conducts a short course in Entrepreneurship over the June/ July holiday. The unique EESA programme provides senior students at SU with the opportunity to receive practical entrepreneurship training over a period of 6 weeks whilst at the same time mentoring entrepreneurs in the community. More info at

A new focal area has been launched in 2007 for the BComm (Management Sciences) programme, namely Financial Planning. This focal area is, amongst others, directed towards obtaining the internationally recognised CFP™ (Certified Financial Planner) postgraduate qualification. It further aims to prepare students for employment in the financial advice industry.

The undergraduate modules Financial Planning 214 and Financial Planning 378 are available for the following programmes: BComm, BComm (Management Sciences) and BComm (Economic Sciences) with effect from 2007 and 2008 respectively.

The postgraduate Diploma in Financial Planning has been offered since 2005. This is a specialised diploma programme (NQF level 7) and is presented by academics and practitioners in die financial services industry. It runs over two years but can be completed within one year by selected students. Persons that complete this sought after qualification will be able to practice as financial advisers. A limited number of students can be accommodated per year. The programme is accredited by the Financial Planning Institute (FPI). The closing date for applications is 30 October.

The postgraduate Diploma in Marketing was launched at the beginning of 2006 to provide graduate students with no prior marketing training with the core knowledge and skills of marketing – from idea conceptualisation to the development and maintenance of marketing plans and programmes. The qualification is aimed at people entering the business or professional environment that are suitably qualified in a specific field of knowledge, but lack the marketing background. It provides the opportunity to students to ensure a competitive advantage and to broaden career prospects. Any Bachelors degree obtained in a field other than marketing. The duration of the programme is one year and requires participants to be full time students.

See Qualifications and modules for information on other current programmes.

New developments and news:

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Research seminars

CFAAcceptance as CFA Program Partner
by the CFA Institute

The Department of Business Management at Stellenbosch University is proud to announce that it has been accepted by the CFA Institute in the United States of America as a CFA Program Partner in education in the undergraduate programme in Investment Management offered by the Department. The Department benefits from being closely associated with an organisation that has established itself over a number of years as a global leader in the education and delivery of investment professionals through the establishment of the coveted internationally accredited Chartered Financial Analyst Programme©. This further affirms the Department’s commitment to relevant education in the investment field. Other benefits include:

The Department started seven years ago to educate students in the undergraduate programme in Investment Management towards the realisation of the learning outcomes of level I of the Chartered Financial Analyst Programme©. By doing this, the Department vastly improves the chances of candidates to pass the CFA level I examination. The Department also carries forward the same principle in the post graduate BCommHonours (Financial Analysis) Programme, further educating students towards the realisation of the level II and level III outcomes of the Chartered Financial Analyst Programme©.

See Qualifications and modules for information on other current programmes.