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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: MCom Investment Management (Research)
Programme Code: M3RI3Q
Medium of Facilitation:
NQF Level: 9
NQF Credits: 180
Application Start Date: Apr 1, 2022
Application End Date: Sep 30, 2022
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 an Investment Management oriented Bachelors of Commerce Honours or Postgraduate Diploma qualification on NQF level 8 Alternatively a student should possess any other four-year qualification on NQF level 8 and have related investment oriented experience which is deemed applicable by the Department of Finance and Investment Management. 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 is approved by the department. Possible examples of preparatory work are pre-reading, literature reviews, concept development, and successful completion of short courses aimed at skills 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 Finance and Investment Management for this purpose.