​Industry Involvement 


The Department of Marketing Management has many relations with national and international players in industry and related fields.  
 
One of the Department's strategic objectives is to enhance its relations with its industry partners.  The Department therefore wishes to extend an invitation to all interested industry members to become involved in one of the following ways:
 
General involvement
 
Companies can become involved by assigning students with actual industry challenges to solve. This would form part of an assignment or exam project for students and is typically assigned to third year BCom students or BCom Honours students.
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Guest lecturers
 
The Department is always on the look-out for professionals from the Marketing industry to be involved as guest lecturers on topics like; What to expect when starting your first job in the Marketing industry, current trends and challenges in the industry, Social Media, Branding, Digital marketing, CRM, Services marketing, International Marketing, Retail management, Strategic Marketing, Consumer behaviour, Business to Business Marketing etc.
 
Sponsorships
 
The Department of Marketing hosts an annual top students’ award function and the Club 15 awards (where the top 15 best performing students in each programme are acknowledged for academic excellence). Other functions include the BCom Honours function, the BTech function, the Masters and Doctoral function and the MCom in Business Management function. Sponsorships for these events are always welcome and can range from free hand-outs, branding, and acting as a guest speaker to cash-prizes for students.
 
Industry advisory council (IAC)
 
The Department of Marketing Management ensures relevance and applicability of their various programmes by maintaining a close relationship with members of the Marketing and Retailing industry. Members from industry are invited for an annual gathering (IAC) where they are asked to analyse and comment on the content and relevance of the programmes offered by the Department.
 
Please contact Mrs Susan Schmidt on 011 559 3200 susans@uj.ac.za if you would like to become involved in any of the above mentioned opportunities.