Department of Economics

We are the biggest Economics Department in South Africa with about 30000 students per semester taught by 40 members of staff who are experts in distance education, some with up to 30 years of teaching experience. The department has a well-earned reputation of providing our students with an excellent service.

Economics is one of the core disciplines in all BCom degrees. The department offers undergraduate, postgraduate and certificate programmes. Please feel free to contact us about any academic related enquiries. However, all administrative queries must be directed to the relevant administrative department.

Contact us

  • General enquiries about Unisa and the programmes that we offer, please send an e-mail to
  • Prospective and registered students, who wish to enquire about the application and registration process at Unisa, please send an e-mail to
  • Undergraduate qualifications in the College of Economic and Management Sciences, you can contact
  • Postgraduate enquiries for the College of Economic and Management Sciences can be directed to
  • If you would like to contact the Department of Economics please contact us at (012) 433 4661 or send an e-mail to Departmental enquiries.