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BCom degree
Prospective students are invited to apply for the new BCom Business and Financial Analytics 2020 intake.

A new qualification has recently been added to the University of the Free State (UFS) curriculum and 30 prospective students still have the opportunity to form part of the BCom with specialisation in Business and Financial Analytics intake for 2020. The deadline for applications has been extended to 31 October 2019. 

Committed to the 4th industrial revolution

This flagship degree has been designed for the 4th Industrial Revolution as it integrates quantitative analysis, computer science, statistics and business. This new qualification will equip graduates to become high-functioning executives in the modern global business world. 

“The Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences identified the need for a BCom programme incorporating some of these skills in a more deliberate way, in order to prepare our graduates for a changing job market,” says Lizette Pretorius, Faculty Manager.

On par with global standards

International institutions such as Harvard Business School, Carnegie Mellon University, Duke University, and Columbia University have led the way by adopting this cohesive approach to business studies. These universities form part of a listing of the 25 top US schools offering Master’s in Business Analytics programmes. 

The UFS is following in these leading institutions as part of its Integrated Transformation Plan (ITP) to produce globally competitive graduates. According to the ITP: “The future state of engaged scholarship will be an important anchor in maintaining the relevance of the academic syllabus, and linking real local needs to the global knowledge project.”

 Click here to complete the application form. 

Please email the form and required documents to Lizette Pretorius at LPretorius@ufs.ac.za.

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Society for Agriculture Students receives sponsorship from PPS
2007-06-15

 

The Society for Agricultural Students at the University of the Free State (UFS) received a sponsorship from PPS for the upgrading of the society’s facilities on the Main Campus in Bloemfontein. The upgrading included among others the installation of a plasma screen in the southern entrance of the Agricultural Building and the building of a lapa in the courtyard of the building. Attending the handing-over of the sponsorship were, from the left: Messrs Jannie Myburgh (Chairman of the Society for Agriculture Students for 2006/07), Dirkie Strydom (Chairman of the Society for Agriculture Students for 2005/06), Barry Pretorius (representative from PPS), Stefen Shultz (representative from PPS) and Pieter Taljaard (Lecturer in the UFS Department of Agricultural Economics).
Photo: Stephen Collett

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