Business Management
Welcome to Stellenbosch University

Message from the chair

Chair of the Department,
Professor: Strategic Management
Prof G Human
Tel: +27 21 808 2735

Welcome to the Department of Business Management at Stellenbosch University. I invite you to join us on our journey, which started 100 years ago in 1924. We strive to be a leading research-intensive Department of Business Management in Africa. In step with the mission of the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences, we develop ethical, engaged, and innovative graduates devoted to responsible economic and societal progress. We are committed to excellence, inclusivity, engaged learning, impactful research, and meaningful partnerships.

Our academic programmes prepare students to manage for-profit and not-for-profit organisations by harnessing local and global knowledge. We provide a learning environment where our students and staff can reach their full potential and contribute across multiple contexts.

Socio-economic and political developments, new technologies, climate change and pandemics, among many other forces, shape societies across the globe. At the Department of Business Management, we embrace these challenges. We constantly adopt new teaching, learning, and assessment methods and encourage deep understanding among our students.

Our staff nurture an inquisitive orientation and are committed to collaborative knowledge exploration via robust research. It is also important for us to maintain the highest possible academic and administrative standards. Our quest for quality never subsides. Driven by our core values, excellence, accountability, equity, respect, and compassion, we pledge to educate and explore in the interest of all our stakeholders.

We desire to share our journey with our students, alumni, staff, and the business community. Together, we learn and grow.

Professor Gert Human