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18 NQF credits HEQSF at level 8

Course convener: C Huang

Course entry requirements:

A combined average of at least 60% for FTX3044F and FTX3045S; ECO2003F and ECO2004S; STA2020F/S.

Objective:

To introduce senior students to the idea that finance is more than the mechanical application of a few formulas. Students need to be able to deal with substantial uncertainty when making investment decisions. To develop and apply skills in the use of research techniques. To ensure a wide reading of primary research articles and books in finance. To understand and be able to report on a range of practical problems which are currently encountered by finance professionals. To further develop and grow practical financial skills and thinking.

Course outline:

In this course students are exposed to advanced issues in investment finance from both a practical

and theoretical perspective. Students are required to understand and be able to deal with substantial uncertainty when making investment decisions, and to report on a range of practical problems, which are currently encountered by finance professionals.

DP requirements:

A minimum weighted average of at least 40% for tests and assignments as well as 100% workshop attendance.

Assessment:

Classwork (including tests and assignments) 40%; final examination 60%.

Last updated : 30 Mar 2017



Staff Members on this course :

Mr. Chun-Sung Huang Senior Lecturer

+27 (0)21 650 3521
Chun-Sung.Huang@uct.ac.za
4.72 , Robert Leslie Social Science

Research Area / Interest :
Currently on sabbatical







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