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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.

Objective:

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.

Course outline:

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.

DP requirements:

90% minimum attendance of lectures, seminars, and submission of all coursework assignments

Assessment:

50% coursework and 50% an individual examination

Last updated : 30 Mar 2017





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