This year, UP’s Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences (EMS) is celebrating its centenary. The office of the Dean and the EMS Faculty House, Commercii, is set to commemorate the last 100 years, and look towards the faculty’s future.
The faculty of EMS began with only 32 students and four professors making up the permanent staff in 1920. Today, the number of students has grown to 7 800, 194 permanent academic staff, and around 60 professional staff. “While the numbers are impressive, our growth has not only been in quantity but also in the quality of our degrees,” said the Dean, Professor Elsabé Loots. The faculty offers a variety of both nationally and internationally accredited programs, ranging from “management sciences, economics, financial sciences and public administration,” explained Prof Loots. All of the faculty’s broad subject groups can be found on leading international ranking lists.The faculty also boasts about their accomplished and “sought-after” alumni, according to Prof Loots, who “are really making a mark across the globe in their respective industries”...
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Published by Caleb Vergotine
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