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Short Learning Programmes

About this course
The primary purpose of the SAPOA Property Management Programme is to provide participants with a comprehensive overview of processes and decision making in the property management work environment.
Start date:
 

The course will commence on 31 May 2021.


(First week: 31 May- 4 June 2021. Second week: 25-29 October 2021)

End date:

The course will conclude on 29 October 2021.

Offering type:

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, this course will be presented fully online on Blackboard in 2021. Each module in the training programme is accompanied by an assessment, either a test or project, assignments, and examsreparatory work leading up to a research proposal that the Department approves.

Cost:


SAPOA member: R30 000.00 (excl vat)



Non- member: R40 000.00 (excl vat)


Topics covered in this course:

  • Introduction – The Bill of Rights Property management principles.
  • Management plans and management reporting Retail property management.
  • Office, industrial and residential Property management.
  • Office management.
  • People management and interaction with stakeholders.
  • Property owner/property manager relations Property management marketing.
  • Property broking.
  • Local authority, and energy management Property management and related legislation Lease agreement and related contracts.
  • Lease negotiations and concluding agreements Tenant relations/broker relations.
  • Introduction to property maintenance Technical components, building inspections and housekeeping.
  • Procurement and management of service provider contracts.
  • OHS Act and other environmental, health and safety issues.
  • Administration and accounting principles Budgeting and income/expenditure management.
  • Property management economics and planning Property finance and investment.
  • Fund and asset management Property development.
  • Fixed property risk management Property valuation.

 

 

How to apply?


Click here and follow the instructions

If you have any questions or would like more information about this course contact Mafonti Morobi at
eduofficer@sapoa.org.za.



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About this course:

The primary purpose of the SAPOA Public Sector Property Programme is to develop knowledge and skills in the public property management sector in South Africa.

Start Date:

 

The course will commence on 7 June 2021.

(First week: 7- 11 June 2021. Second week: 14-18 June 2021)

End Date:

The course will conclude on 18 June 2021.

Offering Type:

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, this course will be presented fully online on Blackboard in 2021. Each module in the training programme is accompanied by an assessment, either a test or project, assignments, and exams.

Cost:

SAPOA member: R30 000.00 (excl vat)

Non- member: R40 000.00 (excl vat)


Topics covered in this course:

  • Property Legislation
  • Charters
  • Property Finance
  • Property Management
  • Property Valuations
  • Green and environmental aspects
  • Soft Skills (Functioning in a group. Strategy, mission and vision stress management)

 

 

How to apply?

Click here and follow the instructions.

If you have any questions or would like more information about this course contact Mafonti Morobi at
eduofficer@sapoa.org.za.

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Undergraduate Programmes

Applications are open

 

3-year full-time course.
NQF level7 (396 credits).

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About the Bachelor of Commerce in Finance

 

Start your finance career with a boost from our B.Com Finance qualification. Become competent in mastering, analysing, interpreting and applying financial management, investment management, financial planning and accounting principles.
This program will provide you with the fundamentals to climb the corporate ladder within the financial management, investment management, financial planning and accounting sectors.
Our students will have a solid foundation of what each sector entails, allowing you to further your studies should you wish to do so.
Secure the corner office within any working environment, through the reflection of your financial and investment management, financial planning and accounting decisions. The ability to assess the application and the effect thereof in the holistic context of finance as a practice will lead each of our students to success.

Details on the duration & requirements of the degree

 

The B.Com (Finance) is a full-time 3-year degree. The following requirements are necessary to qualify for a position within the Bachelor of Commerce in Finance Degree:

 

  • Matric with Exemption
    • Minimum APS score of 28
  • English – 4
  • Mathematics – 4
  • Mathematical Literacy – Not Accepted
  • Technical Mathematics – Not Accepted

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​1st-year curriculum
​ ​ ​ ​ ​
​ ​ ​ ​Semester Modules ​ ​
​ ​ ​First SemesterSecond Semester​ ​ ​
​Module NameModule Code​NQF Credits​Module Name​Module Code​NQF Credits​
Accounting 1A​ACC01A112​Accounting 1BACC01B112​
Business Management
1A
​BMA11A112​Business Management 1B​BMA21B112​
Commercial Law 1A​COL41A1​16Commercial Law 1B​COL41B1​16
​Economics 1AECO01A1​12​Economics 1BECO01B1​12
Introductory Mathematical Analysis 1AMAA00A1​12Financial Management 1B​FNM1B0112​
​5-semester Modules
64
​5-semester Modules
​64
2nd-year curriculum
​ ​ ​ ​ ​
​ ​ ​ ​Semester Modules ​ ​
​ ​ ​First SemesterSecond Semester​ ​ ​
​Module NameModule Code​NQF Credits​Module Name​Module Code​NQF Credits​
Accounting 2AACT02A212Accounting 2BACT02B212
Business Information System 2ABIS22A28Cost and Management Accounting 2BCMA02B212​
Investment Management 2AIVM02A216Investment Management 2BIVM02B2​16
​Taxation Planning 2ATXP02A216​Taxation Planning 2BTXP02B216
Electives – Choose ONE of the following:Electives – Choose ONE of the following:​ ​ ​
Economics 2AECO2AA216Economics 2DECO2DB216
​Property Valuation and Management 2A​PVM02A2​16​Property Valuation and Management 2BPVM02B2​​16
​5-semester Modules
68
​5-semester Modules
72
3rd-year curriculum
​ ​ ​ ​ ​
​ ​ ​ ​Semester Modules ​ ​
​ ​ ​First SemesterSecond Semester​ ​ ​
​Module NameModule Code​NQF Credits​Module Name​Module Code​NQF Credits​
Cost and Management Accounting 3A**CMA03A316Financial Management 3B**FNM03B316
Financial Planning 3AFPL03A316Financial Planning 3BFPL03B316
Investment Management 3AIVM03A3​16Investment Management 3BIVM03B316
​​Electives – Choose ONE of the following:Electives – Choose ONE of the following:
Property Valuation and Management 3A***PVM03A316​Property Valuations and Management 3B***PVM03B316
Accounting 3AB**​​ ​ ​ACC3AB0​32​

*8 Semester Modules OR 6 Semester Modules and 1 Year Module (128 credits)


** Accounting 3AB, Cost and Management Accounting 3A and Financial Management 3B are prerequisites for the Postgraduate

Diploma in Financial Management and the Bachelor of Commerce Honours in Financial Management.

*** Property Valuation and Management 3A and 3B are prerequisites for the Bachelor of Commerce Honours in Property Valuation and Management.
Download the brochure here

The following career & study paths are available to you

BCOM-Finance-Undergrad-Icon.jpgOnce you complete the B.Com (Finance) your doors to career opportunities are open. You can look to grow your career as a:
  • Financial Manager
  • Financial Planner
  • Portfolio Manager
  • Investment Advisor
  • Cost and Management Accountant
  • Property Valuer
  • Stock Broker
  • Financial Analyst
  • Financial Consultant
  • Accountant
  • Securities Dealer
Completing the B.Com Finance also allows you to apply to the following programmes to further your knowledge within your chosen professional career:

* 65% average needs to be achieved in order to apply for B.Com Honours

Ready to apply for the B.Com (Finance)?

3-year full-time course.
NQF level7 (396 credits).

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Should you have any questions, once you have completed the application process,
please email dfiminfo@uj.ac.za

Applications are open

3-year full-time course.





NQF level6 (376 credits).






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About the Diploma in Financial Service Operations

The purpose of the Diploma in Financial Service Operations (DIFSO) is to develop the student’s knowledge in the area of financial services and its operations.

Our programme focuses on preparing our students for a career in the financial services industry.

Mastering the curriculum will provide students with the
ability to synthesise financial services operations principles professionally.

Gain fundamental knowledge of global financial services relevant to the financial services industry, enabling our qualifying students to work in today’s world of the professional financial services operations industry.

The programme emphasises
competence, integrity, and application of ethics in a professional environment.

Our successful students will
gain a global and South African financial market perspective and an in-depth understanding of the environment which, will provide them with a
competitive advantage for employment.

 


Details on the duration of the course

 

The DIFSO is a
full-time 3-year diploma which will be both challenging and rewarding to successful students.

Classes will be
held at the University of Johannesburg – Soweto Campus at the relevant times when released to students.

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1st-year curriculum
​ ​ ​ ​ ​
​ ​ ​ ​Semester Modules ​ ​
​ ​ ​First SemesterSecond Semester​ ​ ​
Module NameModule CodeNQF CreditsModule NameModule CodeNQF Credits
Financial Services Economics 1AFSE11A112​Financial Services Economics 1BFSE11B112​

Financial

Accounting 1A

FAC11A112​

Financial

Accounting 1B

FAC11B112​
Financial Services Computing 1AFSC11A1​12Introduction to Business Management 1BIBM01B1​12
Fundamentals of Financial Services 1AFFS11A1​12Cost and Financial Management 1BCFM11B1​12
Mathematics: Finance and Business 1AMATDCA1​12Mathematics: Finance and Business 1BMATDCB112​

​5-semester Modules

60​


​5-semester
Modules
​60
2nd-year curriculum
​ ​ ​ ​ ​

​ ​ ​ ​Semester Modules ​ ​​ ​ ​First SemesterSecond Semester​ ​ ​​Module NameModule CodeNQF CreditsModule NameModule CodeNQF CreditsCommunications 1COS1AA116Active Citizenship 1AACS1AA116Financial Service Analysis 2AFSA22A212​Banking Operations 2BBOP22B212​Financial Accounting 2AFAC22A2​12Financial Accounting 2BFAC22B2​12​Financial Service Operations 2AFSO22A2​12​Financial Services Operations 2BFSO22B2​12Risk In Financial ServicesRFS22A2​12Risk in Financial Services 2BRFS22B212​


​5-semester Modules


64


​5-semester
Modules
​64

 

3rd-year curriculum
​ ​ ​ ​ ​

​ ​ ​ ​Semester Modules ​ ​​ ​ ​First SemesterSecond Semester​ ​ ​​Module NameModule CodeNQF CreditsModule NameModule CodeNQF CreditsFinancial Accounting 3AFAC33A316Financial Accounting 3BFAC33B316Financial Market Regulatory Environment 3AFMR33A316Financial Market Regulatory Environment 3BFMR33B316Financial Services Operations 3AFSO33A316Financial Services Operations 3BFSO33B316Financial Services Preparations 3AFSP33A316Financial Planning Operations 3BFPO33B316

​5-semester Modules

64
​5-semester Modules
​64

 

 

 

*Due to logistical constraints (of computer labs) and the size of classes, End User Computing 1A and Introduction to Business Management 1B

will be offered in both semesters to cater for the large group size.

 

 

Get a professional qualification at the same time as completing your diploma

The only diploma where you, our student, can get a professional qualification at the same time as completing the diploma. Articulation with external partners is also in place.
Once you complete the diploma and all the modules with CISI related content, our graduates
receive a separate certificate known as the Investment Operations Certificate which is accredited based on the diploma as a whole.

The Department of Finance and Investment Management (FIM), has a
longstanding partnership with the Chartered Institute of Securities and Investments (CISI), who is based in the UK.
UJ through FIM is the only University in South Africa that has aligned with the CISI
to offer students the opportunity to complete CISI examinations.
Click here to learn more.

UJ is accredited as a CISI test centre.
The CISI provides examinations and various other training to those in the financial sector. Our top students
in the Diploma in Financial Services Operations (DIFSO) are
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Students from DIFSO have the
opportunity to complete an academic qualification and simultaneously
enter the CISI professional exams which are
recognised in 116 countries globally.

The programme is
currently accredited by CAIA (Charted Alternative Investment Analyst Association Inc.).
The CAIA Association partners with academic institutions around the world to promote education and professionalism in the alternative investment industry at the earliest career stage.

DFIM has a
longstanding partnership with the CAIA Association, which is based in the US.
CAIA
provides scholarships to DIFSO students for their examinations in Alternative Investments.

The programme is currently accredited by CISI (Charted Institute for Securities and Investments). The CISI Education Partner accreditation aims to help students achieve a globally







rec
ognised professional qualification at the same time as their diploma, ensuring they have a competitive edge upon graduation.

UJ is the only university in South Africa that is a CISI Accredited Training Partner (ATP). DIFSO currently includes content that enables you to register and attempt the CISI while completing the diploma.

Download the brochure
here

 

Ready to apply for
the Diploma in Financial Service Operations?


Once you start your journey with us at UJ and
successfully complete the DIFSO you are eligible to continue your studies to eventually do your
Honours, Masters & PhD.

 

3-year full-time course.


NQF level6 (376 credits).

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Should you have any questions, once you have completed the application process,
please email Mr Yusuf Patel ypatel@uj.ac.za

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Applications are open



1-year full-time / 2-years part-time course.
NQF level7 (130 credits).








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About the Advanced Diploma in Financial Markets

 

Prepare yourself for an amazing career within financial markets through a focused curriculum which builds on your fundamental knowledge of the industry.

 

 

The advanced diploma will
develop student’s in the disciplines of financial markets and trading.

 

 

Pushing you to
achieve your best throughout the programme will
instil a successful work ethic within the career of your choice.

 

 

Upon completion and mastering of the curriculum, you will
gain an advantage for employment over other candidates by
understanding the global and South African marketplace through a holistic financial market perspective.

 

 

You will have the ability to
synthesise financial market principles and professionally apply financial instruments. The program
emphasises competence, integrity, and application of ethics in a professional environment.

 


Improve your Financial Markets skills to an advanced level

 

For the UJ Financial Markets course, the following requirements are necessary to qualify for a position within the Advanced Diploma in Financial Markets Programme:

  • New/Old NQF Level 6 qualification

    • With 3 years’ relevant work experience in financial markets
  • New/Old NQF Level 6 qualification in Finance

  • 5 years’ relevant work experience in financial markets

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Full-time (1 year)
​ ​ ​ ​ ​
Semester Modules ​ ​
​ ​ ​First SemesterSecond Semester
Module NameModule CodeNQF CreditsModule NameModule CodeNQF Credits



Applied Financial Mathematics



A3FAF7X
10



Application of Corporate Events




A3FCE7X
20




Client Service and Financial Advice




A3FCS7X
25



Financial Markets Transactions




A3FFM7X
25


Introductions to Financial Markets



A3FIF7X
25


Trading in Financial Markets



A3FTF7X
25

​3-semester Modules

60
3-semester Modules
70

 



Part-time (2 years)
​ ​ ​ ​ ​
​First-year
Semester Modules
​ ​ ​First SemesterSecond Semester
Module NameModule CodeNQF CreditsModule NameModule CodeNQF Credits


Applied Financial Mathematics



A3FAF7X
10


Application of Corporate Events




A3FCE7X
20



Introduction to Financial Markets




A3FIF7X
25


Trading in Financial Markets




A3FTF7X
25
2-semester Modules
35
2-semester Modules
45
​Second-year​ ​ ​ ​ ​
​ ​ ​ ​Semester Modules ​ ​
​ ​ ​First SemesterSecond Semester​ ​ ​
Module NameModule CodeNQF CreditsModule NameModule CodeNQF Credits


Client Services and Financial Advice
A3FCS7X25



Financial Markets Transactions




A3FFM7X
25
1-semester Module
25
1-semester Module
25

 

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Explore further opportunities to study

Completing the Advanced Diploma will allow students to apply to the following programmes to further their knowledge within their professional careers:

B.Com Honours*
​Investment Management
Financial Planning

* 65% average needs to be achieved in order to apply for B.Com Honours

Download the brochure
here

Ready to apply for
the Advanced Diploma in Financial Markets?




Applications are open



1-year full-time / 2-years part-time course.




NQF level7 (130 credits).












Apply Now Button.





 



Should you have any questions, once you have completed the application process,
please email
dfiminfo@uj.ac.za

 

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Applications are open



1-year online course.
NQF level7 (130 credits).








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About the Advanced Diploma Real Estate Programme

 

 



This online Advanced Diploma will
develop your knowledge of real estate. Upon completion, you will be ready to
face any obstacle and dive right into the real estate industry.



Our students will be able to
approach the synthesis of real estate market principles and valuation approaches in a professional manner.



You will
gain an industry advantage by being able to gain fundamental knowledge of the real estate industry and
work in today’s world as a real estate professional through the rigour of a traditional programme, made
fully accessible online.



The program integrates integrity, ethics and emphasises
competence in the professional environment to provide students with a
competitive advantage for employment.


What you need to qualify for a position at UJ

 

 

The following requirements are necessary to qualify for a position within the Advanced Diploma Real Estate Programme:

 

  • National Diploma Real Estate Qualification – old NQF level 6


  • New NQF Level 7/Old NQF Level 6 qualification and,


  • related real estate oriented experience
    which is deemed applicable by the Department of Finance and Investment Management

    *The Department may
    require an entrance course and examination of Finance and Investment Management. Selection is
    based on academic merit and the availability of places and hence may entail the use of additional criteria/requirements. The department will, from time to time, set final admission requirements.

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Fully Online
​ ​ ​ ​ ​
Semester Modules ​ ​
​ ​ ​First SemesterSecond Semester
Module NameModule CodeNQF CreditsModule NameModule CodeNQF Credits

Building Construction





BUC7XE1
15





Real Estate Management






REM7XE2
15
Property Valuation A





PVA7XE1
15Property Valuation BPVA7XE215




Real Estate Law A





REL7XE1
15Real Estate Law BREL7XE215
Real Estate Finance and Investment A
REF7XE115​Real Estate Finance and Investment BREF7XE215​​Applied Financial Mathematics
AFM7XE1
10

5-semester Modules

703-semester Modules
60

 

 

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Explore further opportunities to study

 

Completing this Advanced Diploma will allow students to apply to the following programmes to further their knowledge within their professional careers:


* minimum 65% average needs to be achieved in order to apply for B.Com Honours

Ready to apply for the Advanced Diploma Real Estate Programme?




Applications are open



1-year online course.
NQF level7 (130 credits).












Apply Now Button.





 



Should you have any questions, once you have completed the application process,
please email
dfiminfo@uj.ac.za

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Postgraduate Programmes

Applications are open for the 2023 intake.

1-year full-time / 2-years part-time course.





NQF level8 (120 credits).






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All the information you need for your B.Com Honours Financial Planning

 


Deepen your expertise in the analysis, interpretation and the application of
financial planning principles with your UJ honours qualification.
Through this qualification, you will at an advanced level, gain the ability to not only research (critical in financial planning) but also
build strong client/financial planner relationships.
This qualification will
enable you to reflect on your decisions and application and ensure that you are
able
to analyse information and apply your expertise when presenting your client’s with solutions.
Upon completion of the curriculum, our students will feel confident about entering the profession. As a UJ Honours graduate, you will be adequately prepared for a career in financial planning as a result of the knowledge and skills acquired during your studies.

 

 

Improve your Financial Planning skills to an advanced level

 

The B.Com (Hons) qualification can be taken as either full-time 1-year / part-time 2-years.

Know
what you need to meet the necessary requirements to qualify for a position within the Bcom Honours Financial Planning. You should have one of the below, including the
appropriate knowledge of certain principles of Financial Planning (assessed at an NQF level 7):


  • Appropriate Bachelors Degree* OR

  • An appropriate Advanced Diploma*

    * with a minimum average of 65% for the final year modules

 

 

 

Please note: The department
may require the completion of a bridging programme should students not comply with the rules of access regarding the specific subject knowledge in Financial Planning and will, from time to time- at its discretion, set
final admission requirements.
Download the brochure
here


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Full-time (1 year)
​ ​ ​ ​ ​

Year ModuleResearch Project: Financial Planning​​RFP8X0030 Credits​​Semester Modules ​ ​​ ​ ​First SemesterSecond Semester​​Module NameModule CodeNQF CreditsModule NameModule CodeNQF CreditsIncome Tax PlanningITN8X0115Estate PlanningEST8X0215Insurance and Risk ManagementIRM8X0115Integrated Financial PlanningIFP8X0215Investment PlanningINP8X0115Retirement PlanningRPL8X0215


​3-semester Modules


45


3-semester
Modules
45

 

Part-time (2 years)
​ ​ ​ ​ ​

​First-yearSemester Modules​ ​ ​First SemesterSecond Semester​​Module NameModule CodeNQF CreditsModule NameModule CodeNQF CreditsIncome Tax PlanningITN8X0115Estate PlanningEST8X0215Investment PlanningINP8X0115Retirement PlanningRPL8X0215


2-semester Modules


30


2-semester
Modules
30

 

​Second-year​ ​ ​ ​ ​
Year Module
Research Project: Financial Planning​​RFP8X0030 Credits
​ ​ ​ ​Semester Modules ​ ​
​ ​ ​First SemesterSecond Semester​ ​ ​
Module NameModule CodeNQF CreditsModule NameModule CodeNQF Credits

Insurance and Risk Management


IRM8X01
15Integrated Financial PlanningIFP8X0215
1-semester Module151-semester Module15

 

 



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Explore further opportunities to study post your honours

Completing the Honours curriculum will allow students to apply to the following programmes to enhance and increase their knowledge within their profession:


Masters in Commerce​
​Investment Management ResearchInvestment Management Course Work​
​Quantitative Finance​Asset Management Course Work

 

Ready to apply for
the B.Com (Hons) in Financial Planning?

Applications are open for the 2023 intake.

1-year full-time / 2-years part-time course.
NQF level8 (120 credits).

Apply Now Button.

 

Should you have any questions, once you have completed the application process,
please email

dfiminfo@uj.ac.za




 

 

 

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Applications are open for the 2023 intake.

1-year full-time course.





NQF level8 (120 credits).






Apply Now Button.

All you need to know about B.Com Honours Investment Management

 


Take your knowledge to a heightened level with our Honours in Investment Management qualification. This qualification strengthens the student’s knowledge of the discipline of investment valuation and portfolio management.

 

 

Studying your Bachelor in Commerce (Hons) Investment Management will
challenge


you
in a range of topics from:
  • equity investment and,
  • interest-bearing investments to,
  • portfolio management and,
  • retirement finance.

These topics will
prepare you for a position within a wide range of investment-related specialities.

Upon mastering the curriculum, you
gain a competitive advantage within the m
arket. This advantage will be evident to employers as UJ students will have the
ability to synthesise complex investment principles and professionally apply financial instruments.


Exhibit
the fundamental knowledge of investment principles within the global marketplace through
displaying competence, integrity and ethics within a professional environment.

 

 

Improve your Investment Management skills to an advanced level

 

The B.Com (Hons) Investment Management is a full-time, 1-year qualification.

Know
what you need to meet the necessary requirements to qualify for a position to study with UJ. You should have one of the below, including the
appropriate knowledge of Investment Management (assessed at an NQF level 7):

 


  • Appropriate Bachelors Degree* OR

  • An appropriate Advanced Diploma*

    *


    with a minimum average of 65% for the final year modules

 

 

Please note: The department
may require the completion of a bridging programme should students not comply with the rules of access regarding the specific subject knowledge in Investment Management and will, from time to time- at its discretion, set
final admission requirements.
Download the brochure here


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**Before the commencement of the honours programme, students will be
required to attend a compulsory preparatory workshop.
Students will
also be required to attend
compulsory library research training which will be arranged and provided by the library services.

 

 

Full-time (1 year)
​ ​ ​ ​ ​

Year Module

Research Project: Investment Management
RPI8X0030 Credits​​Semester Modules ​ ​​ ​ ​First SemesterSecond Semester​​Module NameModule CodeNQF CreditsModule NameModule CodeNQF CreditsEquity Investment AnalysisEIA8X0115Alternative Asset Investment AnalysisAAI8X0210Financial EngineeringFIE8X0215Portfolio ManagementPOM8X0215Financial Risk ManagementFRM8X0210Applied Investment AnalysisAIA8X0110​Quantitative Investment AnalysisQIA8X01​15​​​​


​4-semester Modules

55 Credits

3-semester
Modules
35 Credits

 

 

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Explore further opportunities to study post your honours

Completing the Honours curriculum will allow students to apply to the following programmes to enhance and increase their knowledge within their profession:


Masters in Commerce​
​Investment Management ResearchInvestment Management Course Work​
​Quantitative Finance​Asset Management Course Work

 

Ready to apply for
the B.Com (Hons) Investment Management?

Applications are open for the 2023 intake.

1-year full-time course.




NQF level8 (120 credits).





 

Apply Now Button.

 

Should you have any questions, once you have completed the application process,
please email

dfiminfo@uj.ac.za




 

 

 

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Applications are open for the 2023 intake.

 

1-year full-time / 2-years part-time course.
NQF level8 (120 credits).

Apply Now Button.

 

Learn about your B.Com Honours Property Valuation and Management

 

Strengthen your knowledge and comprehension in the disciplines of property valuation and management.
Our programme focuses on a variety of property-related specialities to prepare you for the professional workplace and further your studies in this field.
An emphasis on each topic area will lead students to a successful gain of overall property valuation and property management perspectives.
Gain a competitive advantage as you master the curriculum by applying integrity and ethics within the professional environment, leading to in-depth knowledge of the various modules covered throughout the year.
The exposure to different field specialities will secure future positions within the employment market.

Improve your Property Valuation and Management skills

 

The B.Com (Hons) qualification can be taken as either full-time 1-year / part-time 2-years.

Know what you need to meet the necessary requirements to qualify for a position within the Bcom Honours in Property Valuation and Management. You should have one of the below, including the appropriate knowledge of certain principles of Property Valuation and Management:

 

  • Appropriate Bachelors Degree* OR
  • An appropriate Advanced Diploma* (assessed at an NQF level 7)* both with a minimum average of 65% for the final year modules
Please note: The department may require the completion of a bridging programme should students not comply with the rules of access regarding the specific subject knowledge in Property Valuation and Management and will, from time to time- at its discretion, set final admission requirements.

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​Full-time (1 year)
​ ​ ​ ​ ​
​​Year Module
Research Project: Property Valuation and ManagementFPP8X0030 Credits​
Semester Modules ​ ​
​ ​ ​First SemesterSecond Semester
​Module NameModule Code​NQF Credits​Module Name​Module Code​NQF Credits​
Advanced Property Finance and InvestmentPFI8X0115Property Portfolio ManagementPPM8X0215
Advanced Property Valuation and Management APVM8X0115Advanced Property Valuation and Management BPVM8X0215
Applied Property Law A​APL8X0115Applied Property Law BAPL8X0215
​3-semester Modules
45
3-semester Modules
45
Part-time (2 years)
​ ​ ​ ​ ​
​First-year
Semester Modules
​ ​ ​First SemesterSecond Semester
​Module NameModule Code​NQF Credits​Module Name​Module Code​NQF Credits​
Advanced Property Valuation and Management APVM8X0115Advanced Property Valuation and Management BPVM8X0215
Applied Property Law AAPL8X0115Applied Property Law BAPL8X0215
2-semester Modules
30
2-semester Modules
30
​Second-year​ ​ ​ ​ ​
Year Module​
​​Research Project: Property Valuation and Management​​FPP8X00​30 Credits​
​ ​ ​ ​Semester Modules ​ ​
​ ​ ​First SemesterSecond Semester​ ​ ​
​Module NameModule Code​NQF Credits​Module Name​Module Code​NQF Credits​
Advanced Property Finance and InvestmentPFI8X0115Property Portfolio ManagementPPM8X0215
1-semester Module151-semester Module15

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Explore further opportunities to study after your honours

Completing the B.Com Honours Property Valuation and Management curriculum will allow students to apply to the following programmes to heighten their knowledge within their profession:

Masters in Commerce​
​Investment Management ResearchInvestment Management Course Work​
​Quantitative Finance​Asset Management Course Work

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Applications are open for the 2023 intake.

 

1-year full-time / 2-years part-time course.
NQF level8 (120 credits).

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Applications are open for the 2023 intake.



1-year full-time course.
NQF level8 (120 credits).








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All the info you need to know about B.Com Honours Quantitative Finance

 




Become a quantitative finance expert through the acquisition of theoretical and practical training to understand and implement mathematical financial models.



This qualification is
vital to enter into professional practise or management positions within the quantitative finance services industry.



Once achieving the completion of this curriculum, you will
have the necessary groundwork for further specialisation within the financial engineering and advanced quantitative finance fields.



The South African Financial services industry builds our national, intellectual and economic infrastructure through the provision of
self-reflexive, scientifically trained professionals. This is possible through the completion of this
challenging yet rewarding qualification.

 

Improve your Quantitative Finance skills to the next level

 

The B.Com (Hons) Quantitative Finance qualification is a full-time, 1-year.

Know
what you need to meet the necessary requirements to qualify for a position to study with UJ. You should have the below and have completed Mathematics (specifically calculus) and/or Statistics at an NQF level 5 or 6:

 


  • Appropriate Bachelors Degree*

    *
    with a minimum average of 65% for the final year modules


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Full-time (1 year)
​ ​ ​ ​ ​
Year Module



Research Project: Quantitative Finance

RPQ8X00
30 Credits
Semester Modules ​ ​
​ ​ ​First SemesterSecond Semester
Module NameModule CodeNQF CreditsModule NameModule CodeNQF Credits
Introduction to Derivative Securities



IDS8X01
10




Interest Rate Modelling





IRM8X02
12





Numerical Methods in Finance





NMF8X01
12



Risk Measurement 1




RMO8X01
10



Risk Measurement 2




RMT8X02
10​South African Financial Instruments and MarketsSAF8X01​12​​​​Stochastic Process for Finance – DiscreteSPD8X02​12Stochastic Process for Finance – Continuous​​SPC8X02​12

5-semester Modules

563-semester Modules
34

 

 

 

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Explore further opportunities to study post your honours

 

Completing the Honours curriculum will allow students to apply to the following programmes to heighten their knowledge within their profession:

Masters in Commerce​
​Investment Management ResearchInvestment Management Course Work​
​Quantitative Finance​Asset Management Course Work

 

 

 

Ready to apply for
the B.Com (Hons)
Honours Quantitative Finance
?




Applications are open for the 2023 intake.



1-year full-time course.




NQF level8 (120 credits).





 












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Should you have any questions, once you have completed the application process,
please email

dfiminfo@uj.ac.za




 

 

 

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Applications are open



Minimum of one year of study, maximum of three years for part-time studies, excluding the pre-registration year.
New NQF level 8/Old NQF level 7.








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All the information you need for your MCom Investment Management

The purpose of this qualification is for the
student to develop applied competence in the mastering, interpretation, and application of principles in the broader finance field.

Through the
master’s dissertation, a qualifying student shows evidence of scientific research, application of scientific research methodologies, and an ability to reflect thereon in finance’s holistic context.

What are the requirements for the MCom Investment Management

 

A potential student must be in possession of an
Investment Management oriented Bachelors of Commerce Honours qualification on New NQF level 8/Old NQF level 7.

Alternatively, a student should possess any other four-year qualification with Honours status on New NQF level 8/Old NQF level 7 and have related investment management oriented experience deemed applicable by the Department of Finance and Investment Management.

 

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Master, interpret, reflect on principles of finance.

Finalisation of registration for the programme (and/or continued registration) is subject to applicants complying with departmental-specific requirements.

Such requirements usually include

  • Preparatory work leading up to a research proposal that the Department approves.
  • Possible examples of preparatory work can include:
    • Pre-reading,
    • Literature reviews,
    • Concept development, and
    • Successful completion of short courses aimed at skills and/or knowledge development.


Additional Requirements

  • Successfully defend their research proposals at special discussion sessions. The research proposal should be presented to a panel convened by the Department of Finance and Investment Management for this purpose.
  • A dissertation on an approved topic has to be successfully completed. The Academic Regulations for master’s qualifications are applicable.

 

 

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Minimum of one year of study, maximum of three years for part-time studies, excluding the pre-registration year.




New NQF level 8/Old NQF level 7.










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Minimum of one year of study, maximum of three years for part-time studies, excluding the pre-registration year.
New NQF level 8/Old NQF level 7.








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All the information you need for your MCom Quantitative Finance

This programme aims to develop applied competence in the interpretation, reflection, and application of principles in the broader field of quantitative finance. Through the master’s dissertation, a qualifying student shows scientific research evidence, application of scientific research methodologies and an ability to reflect thereon in the holistic context of quantitative finance.

 

 

 

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Apply your mind to the field of quantitative finance

A potential student must be in possession of the below

  • Quantitative Finance oriented Bachelor of Commerce Honours qualification on New NQF level 8/Old NQF level 7 OR
  • Possess any other qualification on New NQF level 8/Old NQF level 7 and have related quantitative finance-oriented experience deemed applicable by the Department of Finance and Investment Management.


Selection Process

  • Selection of the master’s research programme is subject to the successful defence of a research proposal. The research proposal will be presented to a panel convened by the Department of Finance and Investment Management for this purpose. The Department of Finance and Investment Management must specifically approve the field of study, the research topic, methodology and problem statement before the candidate may register;
  • Selection is based on academic merit, and the availability of places and so may entail the use of additional criteria/requirements; and the Department will from time to time, set final admission requirements.

 

 

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Minimum of one year of study, maximum of three years for part-time studies, excluding the pre-registration year.




New NQF level 8/Old NQF level 7.










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NQF level 8 (Old) NQF level 9 (New), and related experience.

The minimum duration of a doctoral programme is two years (either full-time or part-time), excluding the pre-registration year.








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All the information you need to know for your PhD Finance

Research:

This section of the document provides an overview of the Department of Finance and Investment Management’s doctoral programme by way of
RESEARCH.

Purpose of the programme:

A student should develop high-level applied competence in the mastering, interpreting, reflecting on, and applying principles in the broader field of Finance, Financial Management, Property Valuation and Management, or Investment Management (whichever is applicable).
Through the doctoral thesis, a qualifying student
shows evidence of extensive scientific research, application of scientific research methodologies, and an ability to reflect thereon in finance’s holistic context.

Furthermore, the essential (necessary and defining) requirement for the
award of a doctoral degree is an original contribution to a field of study; the originality needs to be predominantly theoretical, conceptual, or analytical rather than at the practical level of producing new data. In addition, proficiency in research methods and the ability to think and work independently should be demonstrated.

Rules of Access:

For admission to a doctoral programme, a candidate should have successfully completed a relevant master’s programme in the same or relevant field of study or discipline on NQF level 8 (old), 9 (new). The Faculty Board determines the relevant field of study or discipline concerned, approved by the Senate Higher Degrees Committee, ratified by Senate and contained in the Faculty Rules and Regulations concerned.

Alternatively,
any other related qualification with a programme specific minimum level of competency on NQF level 8 (old), 9 (new), and related experience that is considered relevant and sufficient by the Department of Finance and Investment Management may be considered admission into the programme.

Applicants will be
subject to a selection process as determined by the Department of Finance and Investment Management. In particular, in terms of the research proposal, the Department of Finance and Investment Management through the Faculty Higher Degrees Committee must specifically approve of the field of study, the research topic, research problem and intended methodology prior to the candidate registering.

Student Selection:

As there are only a limited number of places available for students in this programme, a stringent selection process of potential candidates will occur in November. This may include, but is not limited, to:

  • A (paper-based) screening process of each application in terms of minimum requirements for entry into the programme, performance in the undergraduate and post-graduate programmes and the letter of motivation (which should accompany each application).
  • Students satisfying these requirements will be invited to
    attend a compulsory, weeklong Proposal Writing course.
  • Candidates will be invited to present their research proposal during the following year. Final acceptance is conditional on the approval of this research proposal.

THE RESEARCH PROPOSAL
(OF APPROXIMATELY 10 PAGES) SHOULD among other things
INCLUDE:

  • Proposed title of the study
  • The rationale for the study (background to the study, including previous research on the subject).
  • Identification of the research problem and formulation of the research question(s).
  • The
    main objective and specific objectives of the study.
  • Scope of the proposed study.
  • Proposed research methodology.
  • The unique theoretical and practical contribution of the study.
  • List of references.

Applications:
Applications may be
submitted annually from 1 August and should be done online. Please ensure that you have the following documents available electronically when applying online.
  • ID document (or passport document if you are an international student)
  • Academic record (A complete academic record (and not a certificate of credits). Should be supplied
    IRRESPECTIVE of whether or not you are/were a UJ student).
  • Certificate of conduct (from the university you attended last). If the certificate of conduct is not printed as part of your academic record, you have to request a separate certificate of conduct from the university.
  • Qualification certificates (e.g. grade 12 (matric certificate, undergraduate- and postgraduate degree(s)).
  • A
    short letter of motivation, i.e. a narrative motivation why you believe you should be selected for the programme you are applying for and what the advantages of obtaining the qualification would mean to you personally.
  • SAQA evaluation certificate (if your highest academic qualification was not obtained at a South African university).

You are required to submit a UJ application form using the following link:
http://www.uj.ac.za.

OR

Submitting a
completed UJ application form (together with the necessary documents) at the Student Enrolment Centre (Auckland Park Kingsway Campus).

Closing Date:
The annual closing date for non-South African resident students’ applications is
30 September for commencement of study in the following year
.

Scope of doctoral degree:

The output of a doctoral degree takes the form of a thesis, i.e.
a written document of approximately 300 to 500 pages in length, communicating the work that was pursued in the course of the project, its context and outcome, and communicating the original contribution made by the work.
The thesis
must make an original contribution to the subject knowledge, and the student must have sufficient knowledge of both the research subject and those fields in which the subject has a bearing.
It is also
expected that a doctoral graduate would have published at least two articles based on their thesis as a condition for graduation.
The articles should be based on the research and
must be submitted to the supervisor for submission for publication before the completion of the final assessment of the thesis.
The aim of the publication of such articles is to make research results more widely known to fellow experts in the field.
Depending on the student’s previous studies,
work experience and proposed research subject, it may be necessary to do additional preliminary research. The supervisor will, where deemed necessary, prescribe an additional study programme.
Furthermore, a student will be
expected to do the necessary self-study on the relevant subjects with which he/she deals in the thesis. Students are personally responsible for identifying and mastering the sources pertaining to the subject. However, their supervisor(s) may be of assistance in this regard.
The minimum duration of a doctoral programme is two years (either full-time or part-time), excluding the pre-registration year.
Assessment:

 

A supervisor (and co-supervisor) will be allocated to each doctoral candidate. The supervisor (and co-supervisor) will provide theoretical and practical advice and expert guidance to the student regarding the research project. The doctoral programme’s core output takes the form of a thesis, a written document communicating scholarly work that was pursued in the course of an approved research project, its context and outcome.
A doctoral candidate
must also publish at least two articles in order for their thesis to be submitted for assessment. The supervisor(s) will provide assistance in this regard.
A
minimum of three independent assessors will be appointed by the Department of Finance and Investment Management to assess the thesis.
Neither the supervisor nor the co-supervisor acts as an assessor of the thesis. The final mark for the dissertation is the average of the marks allocated by the independent assessors.
Language Medium:
The thesis may be completed in English.
Costs:
There are different costs associated with completing a PhD, depending on the nature of the registration (pre-registered or fully registered). The exact details and cost of the programme may be obtained from the division of Student Finance or from the UJ website
http://www.uj.ac.za

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It is imperative that any student interested in commencing with a doctoral degree should contact Dr Chioma Okoro at:
Telephone: 011 559 4926

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