Welcome to the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences
The Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences is one of the largest Faculties at the University of Pretoria. The Faculty aims to continuously strengthen its position as the leading institution in the fields of economic, financial and management sciences through its academic and research excellence. At the same time the Faculty remains committed to delivering competent, creative, responsible and productive citizens – the “Thought Leaders” of the University of Pretoria and South Africa’s future business leaders. Read more
Travelling to Johannesburg to present your key research findings and strategic proposals to experienced industry stakeholders would be a daunting challenge for most students. However, Tourism Management honours students, as part of their destination marketing module, embraced the opportunity and very successfully made presentations on their respective projects to the management and staff of the Gauteng Tourism Authority.
Dr Claudious Chikozho and Miss Laura Danga of the Albert Luthuli Centre for Responsible Leadership attended the 14th Annual Waternet/WARFSA/GWP-SA Symposium held in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, where Dr Chikozho presented a paper entitled ‘Revisiting the Leadership and Management Capacity-Building Imperatives for Effective Transboundary Water Governance in Africa'.
Students of the Tourism Management Division hosted two Save the Rhino events. The first was an exhibition in the Merensky Library of the University of Pretoria in October where ceramic rhinos, painted by students and lecturers, were showcased. The second event was a silent auction of these rhino artworks.
During the Sports and Events Tourism Exchange Conference, which took place in Durban, some challenges and opportunities were highlighted regarding South Africa’s future sports and events tourism strategy, centred around undertaking relevant research, education and capacity building in the sports tourism sphere. These are all areas where the University of Pretoria is already contributing in various ways.
Dr Felicité Fairer-Wessels and Ms Elizabeth Kruger of the Tourism Management Division, as well as Prof Anneliese Goslin of the Department of Biokinetics, Sport and Leisure Sciences worked on a joint research project with Thebe Exhibitions Project Group on a skills development framework for the sports tourism industry in South Africa.