Top 10 Marketing Schools and Institutions in South Africa and Entry Requirements: Marketing is a great career to pursue  in South Africa. The role has evolved significantly over the years due to major technological advances of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

According to Keith Weed It’s the marketers that need to identify where consumers are and where they are going so we can engage with them where they are watching and engaging with brands”

Depending on the role, marketing careers can require specific industry knowledge such as consumer behavior, sales, market research, competitor analysis, and creative among others (Fremont).

Types of Marketing Careers Choices you can pursue in South Africa

Below are some of the business marketing jobs by position names that you might pursue as an internet marketer.

  • Marketing Specialist
  • Social Media Manager
  • Search Engine Optimization Specialist
  • Email Marketing Manager
  • Web Content Writer
  • Web Producer
  • Product Manager
  • Marketing Analyst
  • Advertising Coordinator
  • Advertising Manager
  • Public Relations Manager
  • Brand Manager
  • Media Buyer
  • Chief Marketing Officer
  • Digital Marketing Manager
  • Digital Marketing Director
  • eCommerce Manager

Top 10 Marketing Schools in South Africa to kick-start career in Marketing

  1. AAA School of Advertising
  2. Marketing at UCT
  3. Marketing at Wits
  4. Marketing Management at University of Pretoria
  5. Marketing Management at the University of Johannesburg
  6. Marketing Studies at Unisa
  7. Brand School 
  8. Vega School
  9. Digital School of Marketing
  10. Varsity College

Marketing Course offered in South Africa

Browse a list of great Marketing Courses offered in South Africa Here.

Entry requirements for Marketing at Universities and Schools

There are no fixed an generic requirements to start studying Marketing Courses in South Africa. Each Institution has its own set of requirements for different levels of Marketing Courses (Certificate, Diploma, Degree, Honours, Masters, and PhD). However, to have a pleasant time in pursuing MArketing Career,  you will need to naturally excel in the following areas:

  • Communicates thoughts, ideas, and information clearly and concisely, both in writing and verbally
  • Recognizes problems and devises an appropriate plan of action to resolve them
  • Organizes and interprets complex data
  • Generates new ideas and clearly organizes and communicates them to others

High School subjects needed to study Marketing in South Africa

To study Marketing in South Africa, you don’t need very specific High School subject choices. Some Marketing Schools don’t even require any specific matric subject combination.

But Universities have very specific requirements in terms of your matric subject choices, Have a look at the University of Johannesburg’s subject requirements for BCom Marketing Degree:

Entry requirements BCom Marketing Management at UJ:

Only applications with an Admission Point Score (APS) of 26** or higher will be considered. With a minimum APS of 26, the following subjects are also required:

• Language of teaching and learning: 4*

• Mathematics: 4 [Mathematical literacy is NOT accepted]

• Two other subjects: 4* each (thus 2 x 4 = 8)

• Other recognised language: 3*

• Remaining subject: 3*

 *The minimum APS score that must be achieved for the indicated subject

** Meeting the admission criteria does not guarantee acceptance into the degree

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