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Entrepreneurship and Business Management

img entrepreneurship deptSouth Africa’s National Development Plan 2030 (NDP) makes a strong call for entrepreneurship training for the purpose of building a strong economy for South Africa. Equally, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations makes a strong call for quality education and sustainable economic growth especially for developing economies. All these serve as reminders of what we should be doing to better our world. To achieve these requires interventions across the value chain. An integral part of this value chain is the university. At the Cape Peninsula University of Technology, our approach to the teaching of entrepreneurship therefore embraces the core values of the entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Entrepreneurs are the backbone of any economy. Their innovative and creative practices bring about small, medium, and micro enterprises (SMEs).

In South Africa and many parts of the world, the rate at which SMEs fail is a cause for concern. Enrolling in any of our programmes affords you the opportunity to get creative, and to churn out innovative ideas on how we can stop the inglorious demise of SMEs.

Many of our graduates have gone on to set up enterprising firms – in various sectors. Today, several of them are employers of labour, contributing immensely to the economy of South Africa. There are many others who are employed in government, the private sector and academe. Essentially, entrepreneurship has the potential to overcome most of the pressing problems that the world faces today and as such our qualifications can benefit several sectors.

Our vision is to become the heartbeat of entrepreneurial, socioeconomic, and business development education in Africa.

Our mission, therefore, is to create and maintain an enabling environment where, through teaching, learning, research and scholarship, our students and staff in harmony with the community and industry, can create and apply entrepreneurial and business development skills toward the social-economic upliftment of Africa.

Currently, we offer the following programmes:

  • Diploma in Entrepreneurship
  • Advanced Diploma in Entrepreneurship