MCom Local Economic Development Professional (Coursework)

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College of Business and Economics, Department of Economics and Econometrics
Faculty: College of Business and Economics
Department: Department of Economics and Econometrics
Programme Level: Postgraduate
Programme Name: MCom Local Economic Development Professional (Coursework)
Programme Code: M3CL5Q
Medium of Facilitation:
NQF Level: 9
NQF Credits: 180
SAQA: 94792

Application Start Date: Apr 1, 2022
Application End Date: Oct 31, 2022


The purpose of this qualification is to develop an advanced level of knowledge, skills and applied competence in the field of Local Economic Development (LED). The programme is specifically designed to meet the requirements of the LED profession and is aimed at students who plan to qualify as Certified LED professionals. This professional Master’s degree prepares students to reflect on the practice of LED. Through the research component, students will contribute towards the development of knowledge at an advanced level and prepare them for specialised professional employment.

Career Opportunities


Admission Requirements

The minimum admission requirement is a cognate Bachelor Honours Degree or a Postgraduate Diploma. Alternatively, any other four-year qualification on NQF LEVEL 8 and related Micro- and Macroeconomics and or related experience which is considered relevant and sufficient by the School of Economics. A preparatory study and an entrance examination may be required by the UJ School of Economics.

Selection Process

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