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36 NQF credits at HEQSF level 8

Convener: K Rajaratnam

Course entry requirements: A combined average of at least 60% for FTX3044F and FTX3045Swith a minimum of 50% for each of these courses - ECO2003F and ECO2004S.

Co-requisites: STA3022F

Objective:

To develop and implement finance research skills through an academic research project.

Course outline:

Lectures are held to impart basic knowledge and skills in order to embark on a finance-related research project. Concurrently, students are required to form a group of specified size, agree on a research topic with a supervisor, and submit a proposal. Once a proposal is accepted, the student groups apply relevant finance research techniques to solve their research problem.

During the course of the year, the student-groups are expected to submit a literature review and a final  submission of their report. The report is expected to be in the format of a journal manuscript. Students may be required to attend a question and answer session after the final submission.

Lecture times:

There is 1 double lecture per week, Wednesday, during 7th and 8th period.

DP requirements:

Progress to the supervisor’s satisfaction, lecture attendance and 40% average ofgraded submissions.

Assessment:

Assessment will be based on the research project. Literature review submission 10% -20%, Final submission 80% - 90%. Exact allocation in course outline.

Last updated : 05 Apr 2018



Staff Members on this course :

Dr. Kanshukan Rajaratnam Associate Professor

+27 (0)21 650 2480
Kanshukan.Rajaratnam@uct.ac.za
4.70 , Robert Leslie Social Science







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