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  • Accounting Animagus?

    Posted on October 16, 2020

    As hordes of Harry Potter fans will tell you, an Animagus is a witch or a wizard that can transform into an animal and back again at will. In these fictional tales, the physical appearance of the animal resembles its human counterpart. For example, when Professor McGonagall turns herself into a...

  • Alumna profile: Olga Granova-Mooi

    Posted on August 03, 2020

    Alumna Olga Granova-Mooi places much emphasis on working hard to improve accountability and corporate governance in the higher education sector. A sense of natural justice and fairness is equally important in her life, the current Head of the Unit for Internal Audit at UP, points out. A set of...

  • Congratulations to autumn 2020 EMS graduates

    Posted on April 15, 2020

    The Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences (EMS) wishes to congratulate all the graduates who received their qualifications in absentia during the recent virtual graduation ceremony presided over by UP Vice-Chancellor and Principal Professor Tawana Kupe.

  • UP Accounting graduates excel in SAICA CA qualifying exam

    Posted on April 14, 2020

    No fewer than seven UP graduates rank among the top ten achievers in the January 2020 Initial Test of Competence (ITC) of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA). By accomplishing the virtually impossible, they ensured that the University of Pretoria came out tops among the 3...

  • UP/KPMG Boardroom Challenge

    Posted on November 21, 2019

    First-year BCom (Accounting Sciences) students at the University of Pretoria (UP) recently took part in the UP/KPMG Boardroom Challenge. The Boardroom Challenge is an exciting board game that focuses on the development of critical thinking and verbal communication skills. It is a fun and exciting...

  • UP alumni appear on prestigious SAICA Honours Roll

    Posted on February 01, 2019

    The University of Pretoria (UP) is proud to announce that three of its former Chartered Accountancy students who performed brilliantly in their Certificate in the Theory of Accountancy (CTA) at UP in 2016 and passed their Initial Test of Competence (first CA professional exam) in 2017, excelled...

  • EMS student experiences American liberal arts education

    Posted on November 27, 2018

    Students in the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences are encouraged to participate in international student exchange programmes in order to get exposure to global trends in business education and engage with peers from across the globe.

  • EMS students get ‘Ready for Work’

    Posted on November 19, 2018

    Five students in the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences (EMS) have been selected as winners in the inaugural EMS Ready for Work Competition.

  • Accounting students score 94.2% pass in ITC

    Posted on March 27, 2018

    The Faculty of Economic Management Sciences at the University of Pretoria is extremely proud of its students and staff and congratulates them on their results in the January 2018 Initial Test of Competence (ITC) of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA).

  • New Commercii Executive Committee takes office

    Posted on October 10, 2017

    After a successful and well-attended voting period, the Executive Committee of the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences’ student house Commercii took office on 15 September 2017.

  • UP students to represent South Africa in 2017 KPMG International Case Competition

    Posted on March 29, 2017

    Two third-year BCom Accounting Sciences students, Erin de Hart and Daniel Hafner, have been selected as part of a four-member team that will represent South Africa at the 2017 KPMG International Case Competition (KICC).

  • Rag of hope Day Benefit Concert

    Posted on March 16, 2017

    The TuksRag, benefit Concert is hosted in order to raise funds to assist students

  • EMS tops the local 2017 QS World University Rankings by Subject

    Posted on March 13, 2017

    This year's edition of the QS World University Rankings by Subject was published on 8 March 2017. The University of Pretoria has been ranked first in South Africa for Accounting and Finance, and placed in the 151–200 band (the top 4% of all participating institutions worldwide).

  • Innovation earns accounting lecturers a National Teaching Excellence Award

    Posted on November 29, 2016

    Their passion for student-centred education and innovation has earned Prof Stephen Coetzee and Ms Astrid Schmulian a 2016 National Teaching Excellence Award from the Council on Higher Education (CHE) and the Higher Education Learning and Teaching Association of Southern Africa (HELTASA).

  • Outgoing Commercii committee passes on the baton to new leadership

    Posted on September 20, 2016

    The Economic and Management Sciences Faculty House Commercii welcomed its incoming Executive Committee (EC) on 16 September 2016. The inauguration ceremony was symbolic of the passing on of the baton from the previous EC, overseen by the Dean of the Faculty, Prof Elsabé Loots, who commended all...

  • Tax students network with future employers

    Posted on August 02, 2016

    Student society [email protected] held its annual networking event on 26 July 2016, where students could network with potential future employers, personally hand in their CVs to firm representatives and learn more about career opportunities.

  • Thuthuka graduates celebrate their achievements

    Posted on May 06, 2016

    On 21 April 2016, 39 Thuthuka students received the BCom (Accounting Sciences) degree and 46 students received the BCom Honours (Accounting Sciences) degree and the Certificate in the Theory of Accountancy (CTA).

  • Commercii Quiz Night

    Posted on March 08, 2016

    On the 18th of February, Commercii hosted our first quiz night for all BCom students at Oom Gerts.

  • UP Accounting students receive top awards

    Posted on October 13, 2015

    UP students walked away with two of the three top prizes at the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) Student Leadership Summit, held at the Standard bank Global Leadership Centre from 1 to 3 October 2015.

  • EMS honours student part of transformative leadership in Africa

    Posted on September 02, 2015

    Goitse Boikanyo, a BComHons Financial Management student in the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences, recently attended the third MasterCard Foundation Tertiary Scholars Program Convening in California, USA.

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