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Prof Michelle Esau,
Dean: Economic and
Management Sciences

Our Mission

"Contributing to and influencing the social, economic, political and technological development of society through teaching, learning and critical scholarship, in the fields of economic and management sciences, in a digital age."

Our Vision

"To be the leading EMS Faculty recognised for its excellence in relevant learning, teaching and research aimed at transforming society through critical, engaged and applied scholarship."

NB: If you intend on applying for any Extended Curriculum Programme (ECP), you would need to apply for the Mainstream programme (BCom (N) 1008 or BCom Accounting 1021), as our application system does not allow applicant's to apply directly for the Extended Curriculum Programme (ECP).

For any application information relating to the Faculty of EMS, you may contact us on 021 959 3164/2226.
The Department of Accounting provides both relevant and quality training, research, and community service that will cater for the accounting training requirements of civil service, local government and public enterprise in South Africa, as well as that of the private sector in the composite disciplines of Accounting (incorporating Financial Accounting, Management Accounting, Financial Management, Auditing and Control, Information Systems and Taxation) in both the private sector and public sector environments.
Welcome to the Department of Economics at the University of the Western Cape. Our professional degree programmes are carefully designed and focused on developing your skills as an economist that can be applied to a range of real world issues.
The Department of Finance's mission is to offer relevant world-class financial education and scholarship and promote financial literacy.
If you have a mind for business and a heart for people, then Industrial Psychology is the place for you. For an overview of what Industrial Psychology is all about, please click on the following link ( ). In general, our Department has several stakeholders and responsibilities: aspiring student Industrial Psychologists and Human Resources Managers (HR), business world, research, and the community.
The intersection and interaction of technologies, people, organisations and societies have created a demand for Information Systems graduates  with specific attributes, knowledge and skills.   In response to this demand, the Department of Information Systems develops and equips students to participate in the 21st century digital world and in particular the digital economy.  Across our undergraduate and post graduate programs the Department offers a range of ICT related skills.  This includes both technical and non-technical skills both of which are essential for the Information Systems practitioner in the real-world.     We have embedded into our programmes  the necessary range of graduate attributes that are demanded by the modern local and global economies.   Our course content traverses information systems fundamentals, systems analysis and design, decision making, information management, technical design skills and data analysis, among others.   These skills provide a foundation for a well-rounded graduate to function in the digital economy.
The Department of Management and Entrepreneurship's professional and innovative degree programmes are carefully designed and focused on developing your skills, knowledge, and abilities to optimally function as a manager and an entrepreneur in a range of real-world issues.
Welcome to the Department of Political Studies, a dynamic team that strives for excellence in teaching and research. 
The department provides a balanced mixed of modules in our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes covering International Relations, Comparative Politics, South African politics and Political Theory. 
The Department of Science and Technology/National Research Foundation Centre of Excellence in Food Security, is jointly hosted by the University of the Western Cape and the University of Pretoria.
The African Centre for Citizenship and Democracy (ACCEDE) is a research unit dedicated to constructive but critical examination of questions of governance and development from a citizen-centred viewpoint, prioritising the role of grassroots organisations and movements in their quest for more inclusive, democratic policies.
PLAAS does research, policy engagement, teaching and training about the dynamics of chronic poverty and structural inequality in Southern Africa, with a particular emphasis on the key role of restructuring and contesting land holding and agro-food systems in the subcontinent and beyond.
The Institute for Social Development (ISD) is a research and post-graduate centre providing teaching and research work in development studies. The Institute offers four degree programmes: structured course-work Honours and Masters in Development Studies, Masters by thesis in Development Studies and PhD by thesis.
Welcome to the School of Government, University of the Western Cape.
The Entrepreneurship Development Unit (EDU) seeks to promote and develop the management of small to medium enterprises in order to contribute to the growth of businesses and to economic development.
Fair Share was established in 1997, as a response to a need for a Civil Society Organisation (CSO) to play an active role in economic policy development processes. From this broad intention, Fair Share has evolved into an organisation that meaningfully strengthens the capacity of various stakeholders to participate in the socio-economic development processes of their communities.
The EMS Entrepreneurship Resource Hub aims to provide information about entrepreneurship training, research support content, and aid emerging and aspiring entrepreneurs in the faculty.