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Faculty Website: College of Business and Economics
Department: Department of Finance and Investment Management
Programme Level: Postgraduate
Programme Name: MCom Investments with Specialisation in Quantitative Finance (Coursework)
Programme Code: M3IMQQ
Medium of Facilitation: part-time, Full-Time
NQF Level: 9
NQF Credits: 180
Senate Approval: S182/2023(2)
The purpose of the Master of Commerce in Investments is to develop the student’s expert knowledge and understanding of one or more of the following disciplines; investments, wealth management, financial planning, real estate, and quantitative finance to prepare the student for a career in these fields. The programme emphasizes competence, integrity, and application of ethics in a professional environment. The successful student will gain a global and South African financial market perspective and an in-depth understanding of the marketplace while incorporating data science in finance providing them with a competitive advantage for employment.
– Quantitative Analyst
– Risk Analyst
– Financial Engineer
– Data Analyst
– Investment Analyst
– Quantitative Risk Manager
– Algorithmic Trader
– Derivatives Analyst
– Financial Modeler
– Quantitative Developer
Finance oriented relevant Bachelor Honours Degree or a relevant Postgraduate Diploma on a NQF level 8. Alternatively a student should possess any other relevant qualification on a NQF level 8 and have related investment oriented experience which is deemed applicable by the Department of Finance and Investment Management. Students who would like to pursue the specialisation in Quantitative Finance are required to have completed Mathematics 2 (NQF 6) and Statistics 1 (NQF 5) in addition to the other requirements.
Selection is based on academic merit and the availability of places and hence may entail the use of additional criteria/requirements.