EMS ranks top again in SA in QS World Subject Rankings

Posted on March 29, 2023

The Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences (EMS) at the University of Pretoria (UP) has once again demonstrated its academic excellence by retaining its position as a top performer in the Accounting and Finance, and Economics and Econometrics subject areas in the 2023 Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings by Subject.

These highly regarded global rankings are compiled annually to help prospective students make informed decisions when selecting universities based on subject areas. The QS World University Rankings by Subject 2023 includes five broad subject areas and cover 54 disciplines offered at 1,597 institutions around the world.

The Faculty has retained its position in the top 101 - 150 of the Accounting and Finance subject areas globally and has secured its position as first in South Africa. In the subject areas of Economics and Econometrics, EMS is ranked in the top 251 – 300 worldwide and first in South Africa. This year, EMS has also moved up by 40 positions in the broad subject area of Social Sciences and Management, placing it in position 283 globally and second in South Africa.

Professor Margaret Chitiga-Mabugu, Dean of the Faculty of EMS, praised the Faculty for their unwavering dedication to academic excellence. She said: “The Faculty’s consistent exceptional performance in these global rankings is a testament to our commitment to quality research and teaching and learning. I extend my heartfelt congratulations to EMS staff for their hard work, which has enabled us to maintain our position as a leader in the financial sciences as well as in the economics and econometrics disciplines in the country. It is also gratifying to see us moving up in the rankings for the Social Sciences and Management subject areas. This global recognition confirms part of our mission to ‘advance relevant knowledge’, and we are proud to continue striving towards this goal.”

She added that the Faculty takes pride in its ranking and remains committed to maintaining a high standard of academic excellence. “With these rankings, prospective students can be assured that they will receive a world-class education in the Faculty of EMS at UP.”

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