Management Department

What does the study of Management involve? 

This is a question which first year Commerce students and prospective Commerce students might well ask. To answer this question, one first needs to define the purpose of a business organisation.

In simple terms, the purpose of a business is to make a profit by selling products and/or services at an affordable price that satisfy the needs of consumers. This, however, does not happen by accident. It has to be made to happen and the management process is indispensable in ensuring that it happens. As such, management may be defined as:

a process whereby people in leading positions use human and other resources as efficiently as possible in order to provide specific products and/or services, with the aim of meeting the needs of consumers/customers as a means of achieving the stated goals of the business, of which profit is one of the most important.

To ensure that a business organisation fulfils its purpose and achieves its objectives, it is generally accepted that certain functions have to be performed as follows:-


Mission Statement

Purpose Statement

This is a question which first year Commerce students and prospective Commerce students might well ask. To answer this question, one first needs to define the purpose of a business organisation.

In simple terms, the purpose of a business is to make a profit by selling products and/or services at an affordable price that satisfy the needs of consumers. This, however, does not happen by accident. It has to be made to happen and the management process is indispensable in ensuring that it happens. As such, management may be defined as:

a process whereby people in leading positions use human and other resources as efficiently as possible in order to provide specific products and/or services, with the aim of meeting the needs of consumers/customers as a means of achieving the stated goals of the business, of which profit is one of the most important.

To ensure that a business organisation fulfils its purpose and achieves its objectives, it is generally accepted that certain functions have to be performed as follows:-


Within the discipline of Management

We set the trend in educating and developing students to be critical thinkers & responsible global citizens. We pursue our business of management education and research with passion and curiosity.

 

Vision Statement

The Department of Management sets the trend through:

  • Generating research-based management knowledge and solutions
  • Graduating preferred leaders of tomorrow
  • Generating and applying best practice in teaching, learning and research
  • Dynamic staff dedicated to lifelong learning

Values

  • Trust
  • Commitment
  • Co-operation
  • Respect
  • Excellence

Undergraduate Courses

Department of Management alumna recounts her journey from undergrad to lecturer at Rhodes University
All about the Department of Management

Books


Management Posters

Alyssa Williams

"Rhodes has been a place of opportunity for me. I have grabbed everything that comes my way with both hands.

We are able to combine Humanity and Commerce subjects. I got to take subjects that I was good at as well as subjects I never thought of. I was never sure what I wanted to do with the rest of my working life, therefor the university's options being so flexible really helped"