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Department of Business Management

Welcome to the Department of Business Management

The Department of Business Management originated in 1927 and is the second oldest business management department in the country. It has always been a leader in this subject.

The Department has the following focus areas:

  • business management and strategic management;
  • entrepreneurship;
  • supply chain management (logistics);
  • international management;
  • e-business;
  • leadership.

Our competitive advantage is:

  • the qualifications are in accordance with the National Qualifications Framework objectives and philosophy;
  • all lecturers are highly qualified and have research experience;
  • lecturers are often required to provide advice and training programmes by trade and industry. 


Hellmann Worldwide Logistics South Africa’s ‘#MoreWithLess’ shared value strategy empowers students at the University of Pretoria - 22/04/2014
From Department of Business Management

Hellmann Worldwide Logistics South Africa joined forces with the Department of Business Management to invest in the 21st century ‘knowledge’ currency through their ‘#MoreWithLess’ shared value strategy. This investment is aimed at empowering ten BCom (Business Management) e-business students who presented highly innovative and creative social media initiatives with bursaries and internships for the next academic year at the University of Pretoria, thereby producing world-class graduates.

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UP ideally positioned to make a contribution - 17/04/2014
From The Albert Luthuli Centre for Responsible Leadership

African universities have a major role to play in contributing to the continent’s transformation, and the University of Pretoria (UP) is ideally positioned to make such a contribution.

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UP professor first to visit a faculty at Dalhousie University - 15/04/2014
From The Albert Luthuli Centre for Responsible Leadership

Prof Derick de Jongh, Director of the Albert Luthuli Centre for Responsible Leadership (ALCRL), was the first visiting professor to the Faculty of Management of the Dalhousie University in Canada.

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Students orientated towards responsible leadership - 17/02/2014
From The Albert Luthuli Centre for Responsible Leadership

The Albert Luthuli Centre for Responsible Leadership (ALCRL) officially welcomed the 2014 MPhil in Responsible Leadership class on 4 January. The group of students, who represented various sectors including the public sector, private NGOs and research entities, were treated to an orientation presentation by Mr Sbu Manqele, a Group Business Director of Switch Group.

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Let your degree do the work

Elaine and Megan Olsen, twin sisters, were born in Ladysmith, Natal. They were interested in food and baking from a young age. Since high school, they had a dream of owning a business together – of running a coffee and treat shop. Read more