MCom (Quantitative Finance) Research

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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 (Quantitative Finance) Research
Programme Code: M3RQ6Q
Medium of Facilitation:
NQF Level: 9
NQF Credits: 180
SAQA: 97520

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

Purpose

The purpose of this qualification is to develop applied competence in the interpretation, reflection and application of principles in the broader field of quantitative 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 quantitative finance.

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Admission Requirements

A potential student must be in possession of a Quantitative Finance oriented Bachelor of Commerce Honours qualification on NQF LEVEL 8 or alternatively a student should possess any other qualification on NQF LEVEL 8 and have related quantitative finance oriented experience which is deemed applicable by the Department of Finance and Investment Management;

Selection Process

Selection to the master's research programme is subject to the successful defense of a research proposal. The research proposal should be presented to a panel convened by the Department of Finance and Investment Management for this purpose. The Department of Finance and Investment Management must specifically approve the field of study, the research topic, methodology and problem statement before the candidate may register;

Selection is based on academic merit and the availability of places and hence may entail the use of additional criteria/requirements; and
Final admission requirements will from time to time be set by the department.

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