60 NQF credits at HEQSF level 9
Course convener: P De Jager
Course entry requirements:
Honours or equivalent degree
This course forms part of the first year of the Master of
Commerce specialising in Finance (in the fields of Financial Management and
Financial and Risk Management) programme. The course is part-time but intensive
and lectures are usually on Tuesday evenings and Saturday mornings. The course
involves mostly case studies, which require students to evaluate business
models, analyse corporate strategies, undertake financial modelling and apply
finance theory. The focus is on valuations and financial decision-making.
Topics include Corporate Strategy, Financial Analysis, Economic Value Added
(EVA), Valuations, Derivatives, Mergers and Acquisitions, Sources of Finance,
Cost of Capital, Capital Budgeting, Monte Carlo Simulation, Dividends and Share
Buybacks, Capital Structure and specific topics such as Securitisation, and Behavioural
Finance. The highlight of the course is when students present their valuation
assignment results to a panel of lecturers and guest share analysts.
Successful performance in each of the progress tests, case
studies, assignments and group projects.
Case study assignments 30%; valuation research project 34%;
final examinations 36%
Last updated : 30 Mar 2017