Vision, Mission and Values


The mission of the EMS Faculty is to advance relevant knowledge and develop employable, innovative and diverse graduates to co-create value for society.


The vision of the EMS Faculty is to be at the cutting edge of economic, financial and management education, research, and community engagement within the national, African and global context.


The Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences has adopted a shared commitment to support its mission and vision: 

  • Leadership

    Have responsible leadership that is visionary, inspirational and committed.

  • Staff

    Resource the faculty with high caliber people who have the relevant scholarship and professional competencies, working together in a nurturing and enabling environment.

  • Students

    Regard our current, prospective and past students as the essence of our being and develop and deliver programmes that ensure well-rounded people, driven by sound values, who are independent problem solvers and add value as part of the innovation generation.

  • Teaching and Learning

    Facilitate relevant teaching and learning programmes and meaningful learning experiences that are, in accordance with best practices, innovative and prepare our students optimally within their respective spheres of interest.

  • Research

    Build on the positive research growth trends in the faculty to position our research in the highest impact outlets possible, while ensuring its relevance to the private and public sector.

  • Community engagement and partnerships

    Follow an interdisciplinary approach, facilitating community engagement, fostering partnerships and engaging our stakeholders in meaningful and beneficial relationships.

  • Diversity and inclusivity

    Foster and sustain a diverse, inclusive and equitable student and staff community.

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