The aim of this qualification is for the student to develop applied competence in the mastering, interpretation, reflecting on and application of principles in the broader field of finance. Through the minor dissertation, a qualifying student shows evidence of scientific research, application of scientific research methodologies and an ability to reflect thereon in the holistic context of finance.

Admission requirements: A potential student should possess a financially oriented Bachelor of Commerce Honour's qualification on New NQF level 8 /Old NQF level 7 with at least either Financial Management and/or Investment Management at third-year level. Alternatively, a student should possess any other four-year qualification with honours status on New NQF level 8 / Old NQF level 7 and have related financial management and/or investment management financially oriented experience which is considered relevant and sufficient by the department.

For acceptance into the programme, preparatory study, an entrance course and examination may be required by the Department of Finance and Investment Management. Successful applicants must prepare a research proposal in consultation with a member of the staff of the Department of Finance and Investment Management allocated to them. This proposal must be presented to a panel convened for this purpose.

Once a decision has been made that the proposal has been accepted, the student will be allowed to proceed with the research component of the programme. The Department of Finance and Investment Management must specifically approve the field of study, the research topic, methodology and problem statement before the candidate may register for the minor dissertation.

Duration of programme: Full-time/Part-time: 2 years

Contact details: Prof Ilse Botha / 011 559 2056 /

Registration and Start Dates

Registration starts in January and lectures in February for both Undergraduate and Postgraduate course work programmes.

All research programmes for Masters and PhD can register throughout the year.

End Date: Academic starts in January and ends in December. Programme deadline is determined by the duration of the programme.

Program taught in:
  • English

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Last updated August 7, 2019
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