Turnaround Management and Business Rescue
The Department of Business Management at the University of Pretoria has specialised in business turnaround management for over 15 years. The recent inclusion of formal turnaround proceedings has brought about more attention to a highly specialised field of study. Business Rescue provides South African companies with a powerful mechanism to adapt and navigate through the turbulent economic conditions we now face. The novelty of the regime is challenged by a lack of formal training, an issue the university stands at the forefront of addressing.
The field is headed by Professor Marius Pretorius, who spearheads the research with Wesley Rosslyn-Smith
. Both are engaged in continued research and training in the field. Although this field can currently only be studied at postgraduate level, the Department offers short-courses
for scholars looking at gaining insight into the industry. The team actively consults through Enterprises at UP, ensuring relevant and accurate subject matter.
Research focus areas
Reasonable prospect analysis / Due diligence
Informal turnaround / compromises
MCom in Business Management with specialisation in Turnaround Management. This is a research based master’s programme that can include a number of topics cross discipline in the field our turnaround management and business rescue. For more on our MCom degree please click here.
We currently offer the following three short courses through Enterprises at UP.
As specialists in the field, we also offer advice for companies in distress, conduct feasibility studies, business rescue support and consultation through liquidation and failure. Please click here
for more information on our consultative services.
Prof Marius Pretorius
Dr Wesley Rosslyn-Smith
+27 84 866 4555