Research enriches the learning experience of students, nurtures critical thinkers, develops the business skills needed to identify and solve problems, and provides corporates and academics with access to critical, up-to-date information.

Research is one of the four pillars of excellence at Wits Business School. This applies to the invaluable research skills that are developed by our students, the up-to-date research that enriches the learning experience at WBS, and the leading research pursued and produced by the school that is made available to corporates and academics via our website, Case Centre and publications.

Research is inextricably linked to nurturing critical thinkers and, in business, it’s an essential management skill needed to identify and solve problems. Our students learn to collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information. They also access, analyse and debate up-to-date research and real-life case studies as part of the rich learning experience at WBS.

As a business school, we pursue new, high-impact, forward-thinking and relevant research that contributes locally and globally to knowledge and teaching about business, management and economics. Our research and case studies are made available to corporates and academics, providing insights on business challenges, processes, best practices and many other critical issues.

The Wits Business School Case Centre is Africa’s largest case study centre. The Centre has developed more than 200 internationally claimed and awarded cases that analyse the defining moments of leading South African businesses. These case studies are put to practical use by the WBS lecturers and are increasingly widely distributed to other academic institutions and businesses. You can view the full list of case studies on our Case Centre page or contact the WBS Case Centre on 011 717 3922 for more information.