BCom Hons Investment Management

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College of Business and Economics, Department of Finance and Investment Management
Faculty: College of Business and Economics
Department: Department of Finance and Investment Management
Programme Level: Postgraduate
Programme Name: BCom Hons Investment Management
Programme Code: H3IM7Q
Medium of Facilitation:
NQF Level: 8
NQF Credits: 120
SAQA: 91113

Application Start Date: Apr 1, 2022
Application End Date: Sep 30, 2022

Purpose

The purpose of this qualification is to strengthen the student’s knowledge of the discipline of investment valuation and portfolio management. The programme is comprised of a broad-based curriculum to prepare the student for a wide range of investment-related specialities. The curriculum includes eight topic areas ranging from equity investment, financial engineering and risk management to portfolio management and alternative investments. Mastering of the curriculum will provide students with the ability to synthesize complex investment principles and apply these to the analysis of financial instruments and portfolio construction in a professional manner. Fundamental knowledge of global investment principles will also be gained, enabling the qualifying student to work in today’s world of professional investing. The programme emphasizes competence, integrity, and application of ethics in a professional environment. The successful student will gain a global investment perspective and an in-depth understanding of the global and local marketplace which will provide them with a competitive advantage for employment.

Career Opportunities

Curriculum

Admission Requirements

A potential student must be in possession of an appropriate Bachelor's degree or advanced diploma with a minimum average of at least 65%, obtained in the final year modules, and should have appropriate knowledge of Investment Management (assessed at a NQF level 7).

Final admission requirements will from time to time be set by the department.

Prior to 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 library services.

Selection Process

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