MCom (Financial Economics)


Qualification awarded

M.Com (Financial Economics) or MA (in the Faculty of Humanities) with the same endorsement, depending on the candidate’s honours study.

Purpose

The aim of this programme is to develop the applied competence of the student on an advance level in the mastering, analysis, interpretation and understanding of economic principles and methods. This programme will prepare students to reflect on their own economical applications to assess the effect thereof in the holistic context of Economics as a social science. A qualifying student should show evidence of independent and original work.

Rules of access

A potential student should possess an honours qualification in Economics or Econometrics on NQF level 7. Alternatively, any other equivalent four-year qualification with honours status on NQF level 7 and related experience which is considered relevant and sufficient by the Department of Economics and Econometrics. Preparatory study and an entrance examination may be required by the Department of Economics and Econometrics.

Closing date for applications

The closing date is 31 October for South African students for study in the following year; the closing date is 31 August for non-South African resident students. Application forms and information are obtainable from the Department of Economics and Econometrics.

Curriculum

Each module accounts for 30 credits.

Core modules

International Monetary Economics and Policy         
Financial Economics                                                
Quantitative Analysis                                              
Short dissertation or Research Article including research methodology
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