UJ Business School

UJ Business School

UJ Business School, The University of Johannesburg is an institution of Higher learning that takes the lead in the Fourth Industrial Revolution within the context of the changing social, political and economic fortunes of Africa. At UJ, we understand that higher education is vital to entering Industry 4.0, and in doing so, ensuring Africa becomes future proof.
The Johannesburg Business School (JBS) forms part of the College of Business and Economics at UJ and consists of more than 100 full-time faculty members. As the largest business school in Africa, with over 6 000 students, the JBS has a clear focus on African management and leadership in the local and global environment. The JBS enables a Business Academia Ecosystem at UJ that produces socially aware graduates.
Within the strong foundations of UJ with its rich academic environment and teaching heritage, the JBS, led by Professor Lyal White and his team, is creating an accessible and progressive business school in Africa. By embracing new technology to support teaching and learning approaches, the JBS will enable the creation of innovative new business models in Africa and produce visionary and critical leaders.
The Department of Business Management is a dynamic department that aims at developing business leaders of the future. We have a number of ex​citing programmes and degrees that are guaranteed to add value to your academic growth and stand you in excellent stead in the business environment.


To be the business management department of choice


Industry and Academic experts in developing future fit business managers and entrepreneurs.


The preferred employment and learning brand in partnering for future-fit leadership.
Public Lecture by SABC Chairman, Mr Bongumusa Makhathini
Mr Chris Schactebeck, Head of the M Com Strategic Management Programme, thanks Mr Makhathini for his lecture.
Addressing students and academics, in a public lecture at the Nadine Gordimer Auditorium in the UJ library, Mr Bongumusa Makhathini, Chairman of the SABC Board and former UJ student, shared an exciting new perspective for South Africa as an emerging country.
In his address entitled: “Leap frog economies – why emerge, when you can surpass?”, Makhathini said that Africa can learn from current challenges faced, and by using the latest technologies and theories, the continent can choose its own destination. Through inclusivity, engagement and contextualization, Makhatini believes that Africa, and in particular South Africa, need not follow the proven, linear or “correct” path to development, and instead of imposing the Western beliefs on employees, customers and other stakeholders, business should think along the lines of a sustainable business model in an African context. This would entail bringing communities and customers along on the business’ journey to success (inclusivity), treating stakeholders as partners (engagement) and developing a brand strategy in the African context. The public lecture was well attended by students and lecturers.