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Faculty Website: College of Business and Economics
Department: Department of Accountancy
Programme Level: Postgraduate
Programme Name: MCom in Financial Management (Research)
Programme Code: M3RF3Q
Medium of Facilitation: part-time, Full-Time
NQF Level: 9
NQF Credits: 180
The purpose of this qualification is to develop applied competence in the mastering, interpretation, reflecting on and application of principles in the broader field of finance. 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 the holistic context of finance.
A potential student must be in possession of a financially oriented Bachelor of Commerce Honours qualification or equivalent on NQF level 8, with at least Financial Management at third year level. Alternatively, a student should possess any other four-year qualification with a strong Finance focus on NQF level 8 and/or have related financially oriented experience which is deemed applicable by the selection committee. Finalization 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 is approved by the department (pre-registration). Possible examples of preparatory work are pre-reading, literature reviews, concept development, and successful completion of short courses aimed at skills, research and/or knowledge development. Candidates may also be required to successfully defend their research proposals at special discussion sessions. The research proposal should be presented to a panel convened by the Department of Accountancy for this purpose.