College of Economic & Management Sciences

Executive Dean's message

Welcome to the College of Economic and Management Sciences (CEMS) at the University of South Africa (Unisa)!


Dr. MT MaseTshaba Acting Executive Dean College of Economic and Management Sciences

As the Acting Executive Dean of CEMS, it is my pleasure to extend a warm welcome to all visitors to our website. CEMS stands as a beacon of excellence in commerce and strategic education, not only in Africa but across the globe. With a commitment to providing high-level personnel to both the private and public sectors, we take pride in our substantial contributions to shaping the future of business leadership and entrepreneurship.

Our college is home to a vibrant community of learners, with over 70,000 students enrolling in formal qualifications and 30,000 participating in short learning programs annually. Through our rigorous research efforts, we continuously strive to ensure the relevance and usefulness of our degrees and courses, offering lifelong learning opportunities that span from certificates to advanced postgraduate studies and even doctoral levels.

The quality of our qualifications is widely recognized, with 86% of employers actively seeking out CEMS graduates for their discipline, skills and expertise. We are proud of the reputation our graduates have earned for hitting the ground running, thanks to the Comprehensive nature of our Open Distance e-Learning (CODeL) programs.

At CEMS, we understand the importance of support for our students, particularly those engaged in distance learning. Through our online learning management system, myUnisa, and a range of other support services, we ensure that our students have the assistance they need to thrive in their studies, no matter where they are located.

Our commitment to research extends beyond academic pursuits; we are dedicated to identifying African solutions to global challenges, ensuring that our college plays a leading role in addressing strategic issues on the African continent.

As you explore our website, I encourage you to reach out to the relevant departments and institute within the college. Whether you are considering enrollment or already a part of the Unisa community, I wish you success on your academic journey. Together, let us continue to make strides in education, research, and engaged scholarship, shaping a brighter future for all.

Dr. MT MaseTshaba
Acting Executive Dean
College of Economic and Management Sciences

Last modified: 2024/03/28