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School of Economic and Business Sciences

Welcome to the School of Economic and Business Sciences (SEBS), the home of the Wits BCom and BEconSc degrees. We conduct high-profile academic research and deliver cutting-edge teaching in the disciplines of Economics, Finance, Insurance and Risk, Information Systems, Management and Human Resource Management, and Marketing.

Why choose SEBS?

The School of Economic and Business Sciences (SEBS) has a long history of producing outstanding business graduates who have gone on to become leaders in business and industry. Ongoing active engagement with regional and national economic issues ensures that we remain relevant to South Africa’s changing economic landscape, and informs leading edge teaching and research.

SEBS offers a wide range of exciting and stimulating undergraduate and postgraduate programmes across all its disciplines. Students engaged in our Honours, Masters and Doctoral programmes have access to experienced lecturers and supervisors who are leaders in their field. There are many opportunities to specialise in various areas of study and to get involved in cutting-edge research, either on an individual basis or in affiliation with the School’s many specialised research groups and units. Students also have the opportunity to engage in cross-disciplinary research.

Our first-rate teaching staff includes some of the country’s foremost economists and National Research Foundation (NRF) rated researchers. Many of our staff have PhDs and are experienced supervisors for student research projects and dissertations.

Several of our academics have a strong research interest in the area of teaching and learning and have published in the area of professional education. This informs the many innovative approaches to our teaching, which are particularly valuable in some of our larger undergraduate classes.

Externally, SEBS has established relationships with leading business organisations some of whom are represented on advisory boards within the school. Other industry linked projects include a four-week vacation internship programme for Information Systems Honours students with top blue-chip companies in the ICT arena, including the likes of BSG, Dimension Data, FNB, KPMG, Microsoft, Mindworx and Standard Bank. 


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