Search our site :

Honours Programme in Financial Analysis & Portfolio Management

Please note that this is a part–time programme.

Programme convener: Professor H Abraham

Course Information

A minimum requirement to be considered for admission is a bachelor's degree from a recognized university with an average of at least 60% in the major subjects.  Students must have completed at least a first year semester (18 credits) course in each of statistics (STA1000 or equivalent) and mathematics (MAM1010 or equivalent) with a final grade of 60% for each course.  Applicants who have completed more advanced courses in mathematics or statistics may be exempted from this requirement at the discretion of the convenor.  Applicants who do not meet these entry requirements may be considered for admission at the discretion of the convenor.  In all such cases, applicants will need to demonstrate appropriate numerical ability.

Applicants who have completed more advanced courses in mathematics or statistics may be exempted from this requirement at the discretion of the convenor.  Applicants who do not meet these entry requirements may be considered for admission at the discretion of the convenor.  In all such cases, applicants will need to demonstrate appropriate numerical ability..

Programme outline:

The Honours programme aims to prepare students to participate as highly competent professionals in the financial sector of the economy. To this purpose the programme is comprised of a range of modules which include studies in economic principles of finance‚ analysis and interpretation of financial statements‚ statistical methods in finance‚ equity valuation‚ futures and derivatives‚ fixed income securities‚ portfolio management and securities legislation. The programme is structured such that the graduate should be able to analyse financial situations at an executive level; to manage financial portfolios; to utilise advanced quantitative methods to make financial decisions based on financial forecasts; and to interact between different professions to form financial strategies.

Duration of the programme: This is a 12 to 18 month programme with intakes in January and June. The curriculum consists of eight courses (14 NQF credits each) and an Honours research report (30 NQF credits).  A total of 142 credits must be obtained.  Each course is modularised for 4-6 weeks, with classes presented after hours.
The Honours research report (ECO4106F/S) is restricted to between 8,000 and 10,000 words and is generally commenced once the coursework has been completed. 

Further information on the programme and entry requirements can be obtained from this link

Apply

Applications are now open and close on 31 October 2017. To apply online click here.