30 NQF credits at HEQSF level 9
Course convener: P Van Rensburg
Course entry requirements:
Acceptance for Master’s in Finance Investment Management.
Otherwise, a relevant level 8 qualification with an appropriate research
component at a recognised university. At least a level 7 course in finance
(BUS3026W at UCT which, for the purposes of illustration, has the prescribed
textbook Bodie, Kane and Marcus, “Investments”) or ECO4053S Financial Economics
and second year level course in statistics (STA2020 at UCT) is required. Should
demand exceed capacity, admission will be granted based on the applicants being
on the Masters in Investment Management programme (where this is a compulsory
course). Thereafter, admission is gained on academic merit. A brief CV and full
mark record (academic transcript) is to be provided by the applicant who is not
on the Master’s in Finance in Investment Management programme. Foreign students
may need to provide evidence of their competence in the English language being
of a sufficient level that they can engage in academic writing. In certain
cases, an interview may be required. Recommendation for acceptance is at the
discretion of the programme convener.
To develop skills in the critical interpretation of existing
research and lay a foundation for the dissertation to be conducted as part of
the Masters in Finance in Investment Management Programme.
This seminar series entails formal lectures and the
interactive discussion of a series of topics regarding existing empirical
research findings in the field of investments. This course aims to develop
skills in the critical interpretation of existing research and lay a foundation
for the dissertation to be conducted as part of the Masters in Finance in
Investment Management Programme.
90% minimum attendance of lectures, seminars, and submission
of all coursework assignments
50% coursework and 50% an individual examination
Last updated : 30 Mar 2017