Welcome to the College of Business and Economics


The College of Business and Economics, in short, the CBE, is the largest faculty in the University of Johannesburg. The CBE houses six schools, twelve departments, six centers, one institute, one research lab and three SARChI Chairs. The CBE qualifications range from diplomas to postgraduate diplomas as well undergraduate degrees to postgraduate degrees. Our continuous education programmes include short learning programmes, bridging programmes and whole programme. 

  • We develop critical thinkers and problem solvers that address business, economic and societal challenges.
  • The CBE has evolved into a preferred commerce education provider who, within three years, has achieved global recognition for:
  • Tourism & Hospitality: First in Africa (2019) / (2020), Eighteenth globally (2019)
  • Marketing Management: First in Africa (2019)
  • Organisational Psychology: First in South Africa (2019)
  • Business & Management Studies: Third in Africa (2019)
  • Economics & Econometrics: Fourth in Africa (2019)
  • Accounting & Finance: Fourth in Africa (2019)
  • 2021 results Times Higher education QS rankings

    The CBE Schools and their specialisations are:

    SCHOOL OF ACCOUNTING
    Department of Accountancy
    Department of Commercial Accounting

    SCHOOL OF CONSUMER INTELLIGENCE AND INFORMATION SYSTEMS
    The Department of Applied Information Systems
    The Department of Information and Knowledge Management
    The Department of Marketing Management

    SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS
    The Department of Economics and Econometrics

    SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT
    Department of Business Management
    Department of Financial and Investment Management
    Department of Industrial Psychology and People Management
    Department of Transport and Supply Chain Management

    School of Public Management, Governance and Public Policy
    Department of Public Management and Governance

    SCHOOL OF TOURISM AND HOSPITALITY
    Tourism Management
    Hospitality Management
    Food and Beverage Operations