Faculty of Economic and Financial Sciences - POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMMES DEGREES v DIPLOMAS

 
Faculty of Economic
                and Financial Sciences
POSTGRADUATE
PROGRAMMES
DEGREES   v DIPLOMAS
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       FACULTY OF ECONOMIC AND FINANCIAL SCIENCES
                                  INDEX – POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMMES
The University reserves the right, at any time, should circumstance dictate, to make changes to, or withdraw any of the opportunities on offer.
HONOURS DEGREES                                                            MCom (Local Economic Development) ___________________          16
Name of programme                                                          MCom (South African and International Taxation) ___________    16
BCom Hons (Accounting) _____________________________            10
                                                                           MASTER’S DEGREES BY COURSE WORK – PHILOSOPY
BCom Hons (Accounting with specialisation in
                                                                           Name of programme
Chartered Accountancy _______________________________           10
                                                                           MPhil (Industrial Policy) _______________________________      16
BCom Hons (Internal Auditing) _________________________         10
BCom Hons (Economics) _____________________________             11         MASTER OF COMMERCE DEGREES (RESEARCH)
BCom Hons (Econometrics) ___________________________            11         Name of programme
BCom Hons (Financial Management) ____________________           11         MCom (Accounting) __________________________________           17
BCom Hons (Financial Planning) _______________________          12         MCom (Auditing) ____________________________________           17
BCom Hons (Investment Management) __________________            12         MCom (Econometrics) ________________________________           17
BCom Hons (Property Valuation and Management) _________         12         MCom (Economics) __________________________________            18
BCom Hons (Quantitative Finance) ______________________         13         MCom (Financial Management) _________________________          18
BCom Hons (Taxation) _______________________________            13         MCom (Investment Management) _______________________           18
BCom Hons (Treasury Management) ____________________            13         MCom (South African and International Taxation) ___________    19

POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA PROGRAMMES                                            DOCTORAL DEGREES
Name of programme                                                          Name of programme
PG Dip (Estate Planning) ______________________________         14         PhD/DCom (Accounting) ______________________________           19
                                                                           PhD/DCom (Auditing) ________________________________           19
MASTER OF COMMERCE OR PHILOSOPHY DEGREES
                                                                           PhD/DCom (Econometrics) ____________________________           20
MASTER’S QUALIFICATIONS (COURSEWORK)
                                                                           PhD/DCom (Economics) ______________________________            20
Name of programme
                                                                           PhD (Finance) ______________________________________           20
MCom (Computer Auditing) ____________________________           14
                                                                           DCom (Financial Management) _________________________          21
MCom (Development Economics) _______________________            14
                                                                           DCom (Investment Management) _______________________           21
MCom (Financial Economics) __________________________           15
                                                                           PhD/DCom (Taxation) ________________________________           22
MCom (Finance) ____________________________________             15
MCom (International Accounting) ________________________        15

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                            FACULTY OF ECONOMIC AND FINANCIAL SCIENCES

BACCALAUREUS COMMERCII CUM HONORIBUS AND                                                    Duration of programme: Full-time: 1 year
BACHELOR OF COMMERCE HONOURS (BCom Hons)                                                    Contact details: Nicolene du Plooy / 011 559 3059 / nicolep@uj.ac.za
Name of programme:                                                                          Brief description of programme: The purpose of this qualification is to develop
BCom Hons (Accounting)                                                                      intellectual competencies and practical skills in the acquisition, analysis,
                                                                                            interpretation and application of accounting, auditing, financial management and
Admission requirements: A potential student must be in possession of a BCom
                                                                                            taxation principles in accounting and business contexts on a postgraduate level,
or an Advanced Diploma and should have appropriate knowledge of Accounting,
                                                                                            as well as being prepared for a career in the accounting profession or further
Taxation and Governance and Control on New NQF level 7 /Old NQF level
                                                                                            learning in this field. The student should be able to reflect on their managerial
6. The department may require the completion of a bridging programme
                                                                                            decision-making processes and applications based on their professional values
should students not comply with the rules of access regarding the specific
                                                                                            and foundational knowledge and understanding of accounting, auditing, financial
module knowledge in Accounting, Taxation and Governance and Control. Final
admission requirements will from time to time be set by the department.                     management and taxation principles, to assess the effect thereof in the holistic
                                                                                            context of the accounting profession.
Duration of programme: Full-time: 1 year
Contact details: Nicolene du Plooy / 011 559 3059 / nicolep@uj.ac.za                        Name of programme:
Brief description of programme: The purpose of this qualification is to develop             BCom Hons (Internal Auditing)
intellectual and practical skills in the analysis, interpretation and application of        Admission requirements: A potential student must be in possession of a
advanced accounting, governance and control and taxation. This programme will               BCom or an Advanced Diploma and should have appropriate knowledge of
prepare students to identify and solve advanced accounting, governance and
                                                                                            Accounting, Taxation and Internal Auditing (New NQF level 7/Old NQF level 6).
control and taxation in practice. Lastly this programme will prepare students for
                                                                                            The department may require the completion of a bridging programme should
further studies in accounting, governance and control and taxation as a science.
                                                                                            students not comply with the rules of access regarding the specific module
Name of programme:                                                                          knowledge in Accounting, Taxation and Internal Auditing. Final admission
                                                                                            requirements will from time to time be set by the department.
BCom Hons
(Accounting with specialisation in Chartered Accountancy)                                   Duration of programme: Full-time: 1 year
Admission requirements: A potential student must be in possession of a                      Contact details: Nicolene du Plooy / 011 559 3059 / nicolep@uj.ac.za
Bachelor of Accounting degree or a BCom (Accounting) degree accredited by                   Brief description of programme: The purpose of this qualification is to
the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) (New NQF level                 develop intellectual and practical skills in the analysis, interpretation and
7/ Old NQF level 6) with an overall average of 55% for the third year modules               application of advanced accounting, governance and control and internal
and a sub-minimum of 55% in Accounting 300. The department may require                      auditing principles. This programme will prepare students to identify and solve
the completion of a bridging programme should students not comply with the                  advanced accounting governance and control and internal auditing in practice.
rules of access regarding the specific module. Final admission requirements will            Lastly this programme will prepare students for further studies in accounting,
from time to time be set by the department. Students are allowed to repeat the              and internal auditing as a science.
Honours programme once, provided that they obtained a minimum average for
the first attempt which is set by the Department.

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Name of programme:                                                                       A potential student in possession of a Bachelor’s degree in Economics with an
BCom Hons in Economics                                                                   average of 60-64% for Econometrics 3 (New NQF level 7/Old NQF level 6) and
                                                                                         average of 65% for Economics 3 (New NQF level 7/Old NQF level 6), obtain
Admission requirements: A potential student must be in possession of a
                                                                                         conditional acceptance into the honours programme , and must successfully
Bachelor’s degree or an Advanced Diploma in Economics, with an average of
                                                                                         complete an entrance module in Mathematics before registration.
65% for Economics 3 (New NQF level 7/Old NQF level 6) and an average of
65% for either Econometrics 3 (New NQF level 7/Old NQF level 6) or Statistics            Students that have completed a Bridging Programme in Economics are not
3 (New NQF level 7/ Old NQF level 6), to be considered for entrance into the             allowed to articulate into the honours programme.
Honours programme.                                                                       Duration of programme:
A potential student in possession of a Bachelor’s degree or an Advanced                  Full-time: 1 year minimum / Part-time: 2 years minimum
Diploma in Economics, with an average of 60-64% for Economics 3 (New NQF                 Contact details: Dr Josine Uwilingiye / 011 559 2531 / juwilingiye@uj.ac.za
level 7/Old NQF level 6) and / or without Econometrics 3 (New NQF level 7/ Old           Brief description of programme: The purpose of this qualification is to
NQF level 6) or Mathematics 3 (New NQF level 7/ Old NQF level 6) or Statistics           develop the applied competence of the student on an advanced level in the,
3 (New NQF level 7/ Old NQF level 6), obtain conditional acceptance into the             analysis, interpretation and application of economic principles and methods.
Bachelor of Commerce Honours in Economics, and must successfully complete                This programme will prepare students to reflect on their own economic
an entrance module in Mathematics before registration. The department requires           applications to assess the effect thereof in the holistic context of Economics
the completion of a bridging programme should students not comply with the               and Econometrics. Lastly it will prepare them for further study in Economics
rules of access regarding the specific subject knowledge                                 and Econometrics as a science.
The Department of Economics and Econometrics reserves the right to alter the
entrance requirements.                                                                   Name of programme:

Duration of programme:                                                                   BCom Hons (Financial Management)
Full-time: 1 year minimum / Part-time: 2 years minimum                                   Admission requirements: A potential student must be in possession of either
Contact details: Dr Josine Uwilingiye / 011 559 2531 / juwilingiye@uj.ac.za              a Bachelor of Commerce qualification or an appropriate Advanced Diploma
                                                                                         and should have obtained a final mark of at least 70% for both Accounting and
Brief description of programme: The purpose of this qualification is to
                                                                                         Financial Management (Finance as well as Cost and Management Accounting
develop the applied competence of the student on an advanced level in the
                                                                                         assessed at new NQF level 7 / Old NQF level 6 or an appropriate advance
analysis, interpretation and application of economic principles and methods. This
                                                                                         diploma. Should students not comply with the rules of access regarding the
programme will prepare students to reflect on their own economical applications
                                                                                         specific subject knowledge or does not meet the selection criteria, the department
to assess the effect thereof in the holistic context of Economics as a social
                                                                                         may require the completion of the Bridging Programme in Financial Management.
science. Lastly it will prepare them for further study in Economics as a science.
                                                                                         Final admission requirements will from time to time be set by the department.
Name of programme:                                                                       Duration of programme: Full-time: 1 year
BCom Hons (Econometrics)                                                                 Contact details: Mr Kevin Thomas / 011 559 2708 / kthomas@uj.ac.za
Admission requirements: A potential student must be in possession of a                   Brief description of programme: The purpose of this qualification is to
Bachelor’s degree, with an average of 65% for Economics 3 (New NQF level 7/              strengthen the student’s knowledge and comprehension in the disciplines
Old NQF level 6) and an average of 65% for either Econometrics 3 (New NQF                of management accounting and finance. The programme is comprised of a
level 7/OldNQF level 6) or Mathematics 3 (New NQF level 7/Old NQF level 6) or            broad-based curriculum to prepare the postgraduate student for a wide range of
Statistics 3 (New NQF level 7/Old NQF level 6), to be considered for entrance            finance-related specialities. The programme emphasises application, analysis
into the Honours programme.

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and evaluation within each topic area as well as the application of integrity             Prior to commencement of the honours programme, students will be required
and ethics in a professional environment. Mastering of the curriculum will                to complete a statistics and mathematics workshop. Attendance is deemed
provide students with the skills to synthesize complex management, financial,             compulsory but is not a requisite or prerequisite to acceptance and or completion
performance and risk principles in order to drive and add value to the entities           of the honours programme. Students will also be required to attend compulsory
that employ them. The successful student will gain an overall financial and               library research training which will be arranged and provided by library services.
business perspective which will provide them with a competitive advantage for             Duration of programme:
employment and prepare them for further studies in this field.                            Full-time: 1 year minimum
                                                                                          Part-time: 2 years minimum
Name of programme:
                                                                                          Contact details: Mr Niël Oberholzer / 011 559 3483 / nielo@uj.ac.za
BCom Hons (Financial Planning)
                                                                                          Brief description of programme: The purpose of this programme is to
Admission requirements: A potential student must be in possession of a BCom
                                                                                          strengthen the student’s knowledge of the discipline of investment valuation
and should have appropriate knowledge of Financial Planning (assessed at
                                                                                          and portfolio management. The programme is comprised of a broad-based
an New NQF level 7 / Old NQF level 6) or an appropriate advanced diploma.
                                                                                          curriculum to prepare the student for a wide range of investment-related
The department may require the completion of a bridging programme should
                                                                                          specialities. The curriculum includes eight topic areas ranging from equity
students not comply with the rules of access regarding the specific subject
                                                                                          investment, interest-bearing investment to portfolio management and retirement
knowledge in Financial Planning. Final admission requirements will from time to
                                                                                          finance. Mastering of the curriculum will provide students with the ability to
time be set by the department.
                                                                                          synthesize complex investment principles and apply financial instruments in a
Duration of programme: Full-time: 1 year / Part-time: 2 years minimum                     professional manner. Fundamental knowledge of global investment principles will
Contact details: Mr Carl Anschutz / 011 559 3902 / cdanschutz@uj.ac.za                    be gained enabling the qualifying student to work in today’s world of professional
Brief description of programme: The purpose of the qualification is to develop            investing. The programme emphasizes competence, integrity, and application of
applied competence and deepen the student’s expertise in the analysis,                    ethics in a professional environment. The successful student will gain a global
interpretation and application of financial planning principles and research              investment perspective and an in-depth understanding of the global marketplace
capacity in the economic environment at an advanced level. Learners are also              which will provide them with a competitive advantage for employment.
prepared for a career in the practice of financial planning and further learning
                                                                                          Name of programme:
in researched based postgraduate study in this field by developing research
and reporting skills. The students should be able to reflect on their decisions           BCom Hons (Property Valuation and Management)
and applications to assess the effect thereof in the holistic context of financial        Admission requirements: A potential student must be in possession of a
planning as a practice at an advanced level.                                              Bachelor of Commerce (Finance) OR another relevant qualification assessed at
                                                                                          New NQF level 7/Old NQF level 6. The department may require the completion
Name of programme:                                                                        of a bridging programme should students not comply with the rules of access
BCom Hons (Investment Management)                                                         regarding the specific subject knowledge in Property Valuation and Management.
Admission requirements: A potential student must be in possession of a                    Final admission requirements will from time to time be set by the department.
Bachelor’s degree and should have appropriate knowledge of Investment                     Duration of programme:
Management (New NQF level 7 / Old NQF level 6). The department may require                Full-time: 1 year minimum
the completion of a bridging programme should students not comply with the rules          Part-time: 2 years minimum
of access regarding the specific subject knowledge in Investment Management.              Contact details: Mr André Kruger / 011 559 2260 / akruger@uj.ac.za
Final admission requirements will from time to time be set by the department.

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Brief description of programme: The purpose of this programme is to                        Name of programme:
strengthen students’ knowledge and comprehension in the disciplines of                     BCom Hons (Taxation)
property valuation and management. The programme comprises a broad-based
                                                                                           Admission requirements: A potential student must be in possession of a
curriculum to prepare the postgraduate student for a wide range of property-
                                                                                           BCom or an Advanced Diploma and should have appropriate knowledge of
related specialities. The curriculum includes topic areas ranging from property
                                                                                           Accounting, Taxation and Governance and Control on New NQF level 7/Old NQF
valuation and property law, to property finance and property management.
                                                                                           level 6. The department may require the completion of a bridging programme
The programme emphasises application, analysis and evaluation within each
                                                                                           should students not comply with the rules of access regarding the specific
topic area as well as the application of integrity and ethics in a professional
                                                                                           module knowledge in Accounting, Taxation and Governance and Control. Final
environment. Mastering of the curriculum will provide students with the skills to
                                                                                           admission requirements will from time to time be set by the department.
combine complex valuation, management, financial and legal principles in order
to add value to the entities that employ them. The successful student will gain            Duration of programme: Full-time: 1 year
an overall property valuation and property management perspective which will               Contact details: Nicolene du Plooy / 011 559 3059 / nicolep@uj.ac.za
provide them with a competitive advantage for employment and prepare them                  Brief description of programme: The purpose of this qualification is to develop
for further studies in this field.                                                         intellectual and practical skills in the analysis, interpretation and application
                                                                                           of advanced accounting, governance and control and taxation principles. This
Name of programme:
                                                                                           programme will prepare students to identify and solve advanced accounting,
BCom Hons (Quantitative Finance)                                                           governance and control and taxation principles in practice. Lastly this
Admission requirements: An appropriate Bachelor’s degree with a minimum                    programme will prepare students for further studies in accounting, auditing and
average of 65%, obtained in the final year modules.                                        taxation as a science.
Students are required to have completed the following as part of their
                                                                                           Name of programme:
undergraduate degree:
• Mathematics (specifically calculus) and/or Statistics at a New NQF level 5 and 6.        BCom Hons (Treasury Management)
Duration of programme: Full-time: 1 year                                                   Admission requirements: An appropriate Bachelor’s degree with a minimum
                                                                                           average of 65%, obtained in the final year modules.
Contact details: Mr Coenraad Labuschagne / 011 559 3351 / dfiminfo@uj.ac.za
                                                                                           Duration of programme: Full-time: 1 year
Brief description of programme: The purpose of the programme is to
provide students with the required theoretical and practical training needed to            Contact details: Nicolene du Plooy / 011 559 3059 / nicolep@uj.ac.za
understand and implement mathematical financial models. The programme is                   Brief description of programme: The primary purpose of the BCom Hons
a vital qualification needed for entry into professional practice or management            (Treasury Management) is to develop the student’s knowledge of the discipline
positions in the quantitative finance services industry. The curriculum covered            of corporate treasury valuation and management. The programme is comprised
in the programme provides an in-depth groundwork for further learning and                  of a focused curriculum to prepare the student for a career in corporate
specialisation within financial engineering field and advanced quantitative                treasury management. The curriculum includes eight topic areas ranging from
finance. The provision of self-reflexive, scientifically trained professionals for         quantitative investment analysis, liquidity management to risk management
the South African financial services industry builds our national, intellectual and        and financial engineering. Mastering of the curriculum will provide students
economic infrastructure.                                                                   with the ability to synthesize complex treasury management principles and
                                                                                           apply financial instruments in a professional manner. Fundamental knowledge
                                                                                           of global investment and treasury principles will be gained enabling the
                                                                                           qualifying student to work in today’s world of professional corporate treasury

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management. The programme emphasizes competence, integrity, and                             estate at death. In-depth understanding of estate planning and trust principles
application of ethics in a professional environment. The successful student                 will be gained enabling the qualifying student to work in today’s professional
will gain a global corporate treasury management perspective and an in-                     world of financial planning. The programme emphasises competence, integrity,
depth understanding of the global marketplace which will provide them with a                and application of ethics in a professional environment. The successful student
competitive advantage for employment.                                                       will gain a holistic estate planning perspective and an in-depth understanding
                                                                                            of estate planning which will provide them with a competitive advantage for
POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA PROGRAMMES                                                             employment in the financial planning industry.
Name of programme:
PG Dip (Estate Planning)
                                                                                            MASTER OF COMMERCE OR PHILOSOPHY
                                                                                            QUALIFICATIONS (MCom)
Admission requirements: A NQF level 7 qualification with a financial planning
module at NQF level 7 or a NQF level 7 qualification with relevant financial                MASTER’S QUALIFICATIONS (COURSEWORK)
planning experience.                                                                        Name of programme:
Meeting recommended minimum admission requirements does not guarantee                       MCom (Computer Auditing)
acceptance into the programme as all students will be subjected to a selection              Admission requirements: A potential student should possess an honours
process as determined by the Department of Finance and Investment                           qualification or a postgraduate diploma in a related computer auditing field, on
Management.                                                                                 New NQF level 8 / Old NQF level 7. Alternatively any other four-year qualification
In addition to the minimum admission requirements as outlined above,                        on New NQF level 8 / Old NQF level 7 and related practical auditing experience
prospective students may be required to write a skill’s assessment to ensure                which is considered relevant and sufficient by the Department of Accountancy.
that they meet the minimum skills requirement for the Postgraduate Diploma in               Preparatory study and an entrance examination may be required by the
Estate Planning.                                                                            Department of Accountancy. A selection process will be followed.
Duration of programme: Full-time: 1 year                                                    Duration of programme: Part-time: 2 year
Contact details: Ms Sumaya Naidu / 011 559 3351 / anicas@uj.ac.za                           Contact details: Prof Danie Coetsee / 011 559 3859 / dcoetsee@uj.ac.za
Brief description of programme: The purpose of the Postgraduate Diploma                     Brief description of programme: The student should develop applied
in Estate Planning is to enable working professionals in the financial planning             specialised competencies in the mastering, interpretation, understanding,
industry to undertake advanced reflection and development by means of current               analysis and application of computer auditing principles in the computer auditing
thinking, practice and literature review in Estate Planning.                                field. A qualifying student should show evidence of independent and original
The qualification demands a high level of theoretical engagement and                        scientific work through a limited scope dissertation.
intellectual independence, as well as the ability to relate knowledge to a range of
                                                                                            Name of programme:
contexts in estate planning, trusts, taxation of trust and administration of estates
in order to undertake professional or highly-skilled work in Estate Planning.               MCom (Development Economics)
The programme is comprised of a focused curriculum to prepare the student for               Admission requirements: A potential student should possess a honours
a career in Estate Planning. The curriculum includes three topic areas ranging              qualification in Economics or Econometrics on New NQF level 8 / Old NQF level
from estate planning, administration of estates and trusts and the taxation                 7. Alternatively any other four-year qualification with honours status on New
of trusts. Mastering of the curriculum will provide students with the ability to            NQF level 8 / Old NQF level 7 with an average mark obtained determined by the
evaluate and apply complex estate planning principles in a holistic financial               Department and related Micro- and Macroeconomics and Applied Econometrics
planning process, when implementing advice or at the administration of an                   experience which is considered relevant and sufficient by the Department of

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Economics and Econometrics. Preparatory study and an entrance examination                  Name of programme:
may be required by the Department of Economics and Econometrics.                           MCom (Finance)
Duration of programme: Full-time: 1 year                                                   Admission requirements: A potential student should possess a financially
Contact details: Dr Kotie Viljoen / 011 559 4100 / kotiev@uj.ac.za                         oriented Bachelor of Commerce Honours qualification on New NQF level 8 /
Brief description of programme: The aim of the qualification is to develop                 Old NQF level 7 with at least either Financial Management and/or Investment
the applied competence of the student on an advanced level in the mastering,               Management at third year level. Alternatively a student should possess any
analysis, interpretation and understanding of economic principles and methods.             other four-year qualification with honours status on New NQF level 8 / Old NQF
This programme will prepare students to reflect on their own economic                      level 7 and have related financial management and/or investment management
applications to assess the effect thereof in the holistic context of Economics as          financially oriented experience which is considered relevant and sufficient by
social science. A qualifying student should show evidence of independent and               the department. For acceptance into the programme, preparatory study, an
original work.                                                                             entrance course and examination may be required by the Department of Finance
                                                                                           and Investment Management. Successful applicants must prepare a research
Name of programme:                                                                         proposal in consultation with a member of staff of the Department of Finance and
MCom (Financial Economics)                                                                 Investment Management allocated to them. This proposal must be presented
                                                                                           to a panel convened for this purpose. Once a decision has been made that
Admission requirements: A potential student should possess a honours
                                                                                           the proposal has been accepted, the student will be allowed to proceed with
qualification in Economics, Econometrics, Statistics and/or Mathematics on New
                                                                                           the research component of the programme. The Department of Finance and
NQF level 8 / Old NQF level 7. Alternatively any other four-year qualification with
                                                                                           Investment Management must specifically approve the field of study, the
honours status on New NQF level 8 / Old NQF level 7 and related Mathematical
                                                                                           research topic, methodology and problem statement before the candidate may
and/or Statistical and Applied Econometrical experiences which is considered
                                                                                           register for the minor dissertation.
relevant and sufficient by the Department of Economics and Econometrics.
Preparatory study and an entrance examination may be required by the                       Duration of programme: Full-time/Part-time: 2 years
Department of Economics and Econometrics.                                                  Contact details: Prof Ilse Botha / 011 559 2056 / ilseb@uj.ac.za
Duration of programme: Full-time/Part-time: 2 years                                        Brief description of programme: The aim of this qualification is for the student
Contact details: Dr Andrew Duncan / 011 559 2723 / andrewd@uj.ac.za                        to develop applied competence in the mastering, interpretation, reflecting
                                                                                           on and application of principles in the broader field of finance. Through the
Brief description of programme: The student should develop intellectual
                                                                                           minor dissertation, a qualifying student shows evidence of scientific research,
competencies and practical skills in the mastering, analysis, interpretation and
                                                                                           application of scientific research methodologies and an ability to reflect thereon
application of advanced financial principles in the context of the international
                                                                                           in the holistic context of finance.
economy, and be able to reflect on the associated managerial decisions,
through quantitative analysis and to assess the effect thereof in the holistic             Name of programme:
financial context.
                                                                                           MCom (International Accounting)
The qualification will provide qualifying students with the opportunity to further
                                                                                           Admission requirements: A potential student should possess an honours
study at New NQF level 10/Old NQF level 8 on a doctoral degree programme
                                                                                           qualification or a postgraduate diploma in Accounting or a Financial
in Economics.
                                                                                           Management related honours degree on New NQF level 8 / Old NQF level
                                                                                           7. Alternatively any other four-year qualification on New NQF level 8 / Old
                                                                                           NQF level 7 and related accounting experience, which is considered relevant

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and sufficient by the Department of Accountancy. Preparatory study and an                  Name of programme:
entrance examination may be required by the Department of Accountancy. A                   MCom (South African and International Taxation)
selection process will be followed.
                                                                                           Admission requirements: A potential student should possess an honours
Duration of programme: Full-time/Part-time: 2 years                                        qualification or a postgraduate diploma in Accounting or a Tax related honours
Contact details: Prof Danie Coetsee / 011 559 3859 / dcoetsee@uj.ac.za                     degree on New NQF level 8/Old NQF level 7. Alternatively any other four-year
Brief description of programme: The student should develop applied                         qualification with honours status on New NQF level 8/Old NQF level 7 and related
specialised competence in the mastering, interpretation, understanding, analysis           taxation experience which is considered relevant and sufficient by the Department
and application of accounting principles in the financial accounting field. Through        of Accountancy. Preparatory study and an entrance examination may be required
a limited scope dissertation, a qualifying student should show evidence of                 by the Department of Accountancy. A selection process will be followed.
independent and original scientific work.                                                  Duration of programme: Full-time/Part-time: 2 years
                                                                                           Contact details: Prof Danie Coetsee / 011 559 3859 / dcoetsee@uj.ac.za
Name of programme:
                                                                                           Brief description of programme: The student should develop applied
MCom (Local Economic Development)
                                                                                           specialised competencies in the mastering, interpretation, understanding,
Admission requirements: The minimum admission requirement is a cognate
                                                                                           analysis and application of taxation principles in the taxation field. Through
Bachelor Honours Degree or a Postgraduate Diploma. Alternatively any other
                                                                                           a limited scope dissertation, a qualifying student should show evidence of
four-year qualification with Honours status on New NQF level 8 / Old NQF
                                                                                           independent and original scientific work.
level 7 and related Micro- and Macroeconomics and or related experience
which is considered relevant and sufficient by the Department of Economics
                                                                                           MASTER’S QUALIFICATIONS BY COURSEWORK –
and Econometrics. A preparatory study and an entrance examination may be
required by the UJ Department of Economics and Econometrics. Students
                                                                                           PHILOSOPY
whose previous degrees did not include LED will have to complete a bridging                Name of programme:
module in the form of a short learning programme (SLP) entitled “Introduction              MPhil (Industrial Policy)
to LED”.                                                                                   Admission requirements: A potential student should possess an honours
Duration of programme: Full-time/Part-time: 2 years                                        qualification in Economics or Econometrics on New NQF level 8 / Old NQF level
Contact details: Prof Lorraine Greyling / 011 559 2057 / lgreyling@uj.ac.za                7 with an average mark as determined by the Department of Economics and
                                                                                           Econometrics. Alternatively, any other four-year qualification with honours status
Brief description of programme: The purpose of the Professional MCom
                                                                                           on New NQF level 8 / Old NQF level 7 with an average mark as determined
(Local Economic Development) is to develop an advanced level of knowledge,
                                                                                           by the Department of Economics and Econometrics and related Micro- and
skills and applied competence in the field of Local Economic Development
                                                                                           Macroeconomic and Applied Econometric experience which is considered
(LED). The programme is specifically designed to meet the requirements of the
                                                                                           relevant and sufficient by the Department of Economics and Econometrics will
LED profession and is aimed at students who plan to qualify as Certified LED
                                                                                           be considered. Preparatory study and entrance examination may be required by
professionals. This professional Master’s degree will prepare students to reflect
                                                                                           the Department of Economics and Econometrics.
on the practice of LED professionals. Through the research component, students
will contribute towards the development of knowledge at an advanced level and              Duration of programme: Full-time/Part-time: 2 years
prepare them for specialised professional employment.                                      Contact details: Prof Fiona Tregenna / 011 559 4856 / ftregenna@uj.ac.za
                                                                                           Brief description of programme: The purpose of the Master of Philosophy in
                                                                                           Industrial Policy is to develop the students’ intellectual competencies, intellectual

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independence and practical skills in the acquisition, analysis, interpretation              Name of programme:
and application of appropriate industrial policies to support the structural                MCom (Auditing)
transformation of the economies of the continent. The programme consists
                                                                                            Admission requirements: A potential student must be in possession of an
of core modules offering an in-depth coverage of a broad range of issues
                                                                                            Accounting oriented Bachelor of Commerce Honours qualification on New NQF
pertaining to industrial development policies, strategies and management in
                                                                                            level 8 / Old NQF level 7, which is deemed applicable by the Department of
Africa, and allowing students to test the practical application of the knowledge
                                                                                            Accountancy. Finalisation of registration for the programme (and/or continued
imparted, participate in analysing case studies, conducting field visits, and
                                                                                            registration) is subject to applicants complying with departmental-specific
prepare individual technical reports on the various themes covered. Mastering
                                                                                            requirements. Such requirements usually include preparatory work leading up
of the curriculum will provide students with the ability to be able to reflect
                                                                                            to a research proposal that is approved by the department. Possible examples
critically on theory of industrial policy and its application. They will be able to
                                                                                            of preparatory work are pre-reading, literature reviews, concept development,
deal with complex issues both systematically and creatively, design and critically
                                                                                            and successful completion of short courses aimed at skills and/or knowledge
appraise research, make sound judgments using data and information using the
                                                                                            development. Candidates may also be required to successfully defend their
econometric techniques learned and communicate their conclusions clearly to
                                                                                            research proposals at special discussion sessions.
specialist and non-specialist audiences.
                                                                                            Duration of programme: Full-time/Part-time: 2 years
MASTER OF COMMERCE QUALIFICATIONS BY                                                        Contact details: Prof Danie Coetsee / 011 559 3859 / dcoetsee@uj.ac.za
RESEARCH                                                                                    Brief description of programme: The student should develop applied
Name of programme:                                                                          specialised competencies in the mastering, interpretation, understanding,
MCom (Accounting)                                                                           analysis and application of auditing principles in the auditing field. A qualifying
                                                                                            student should show evidence of independent and original scientific work
Admission requirements: A potential student must be in possession of an
                                                                                            through the master’s dissertation.
Accounting oriented Bachelor of Commerce honours on New NQF level 8 / Old
NQF level 7, which is deemed applicable by the Department of Accountancy.                   Name of programme:
Finalisation of registration for the programme (and/or continued registration) is
                                                                                            MCom (Econometrics)
subject to applicants complying with departmental-specific requirements. Such
                                                                                            Admission requirements: A potential student must be in possession of a
requirements usually include preparatory work leading up to a research proposal
                                                                                            Bachelor of Commerce Honours qualification on New NQF level 8/Old NQF
that is approved by the department. Possible examples of preparatory work are
                                                                                            level 7, which is deemed applicable by the Department of Economics and
pre-reading, literature reviews, concept development, and successful completion
                                                                                            Econometrics. Finalisation of registration for the programme (and/or continued
of short courses aimed at skills and/or knowledge development. Candidates
                                                                                            registration) is subject to applicants complying with departmental-specific
may also be required to successfully defend their research proposals at special
                                                                                            requirements. Such requirements usually include preparatory work leading up
discussion sessions.
                                                                                            to a research proposal that is approved by the department. Possible examples
Duration of programme: Full-time/Part-time: 2 years
                                                                                            of preparatory work are pre-reading, literature reviews, concept development,
Contact details: Prof Danie Coetsee / 011 559 3859 / dcoetsee@uj.ac.za                      and successful completion of short courses aimed at skills and/or knowledge
Brief description of programme: The student should develop applied                          development. Candidates may also be required to successfully defend their
specialised competencies in the mastering, interpretation, understanding,                   research proposals at special discussion sessions.
analysis and application of accounting principles in the financial accounting field.        Duration of programme: Full-time/Part-time: 2 years
A qualifying student should show evidence of independent and original scientific
                                                                                            Contact details: Dr Alain Pholo / 011 559 3811 / apholo@uj.ac.za
work through the master’s dissertation.

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Brief description of programme: The aim of the qualification is to develop               level 8 / Old NQF level 7 and have related financially oriented experience
the applied competence of the student on an advanced level in the mastering,             which is deemed applicable by the Department of Finance and Investment
analysis, interpretation and understanding of econometric methods. This                  Management. Finalisation of registration for the programme (and/or continued
programme will prepare students to reflect on their own economic applications            registration) is subject to applicants complying with departmental-specific
by using econometric techniques either to perform empirical checks on specific           requirements. Such requirements usually include preparatory work leading up
economic models, or as tools for forecasting and policy evaluation. A qualifying         to a research proposal that is approved by the department. Possible examples
student should show evidence of independent and original work.                           of preparatory work are pre-reading, literature reviews, concept development,
                                                                                         and successful completion of short courses aimed at skills and/or knowledge
Name of programme:                                                                       development. Candidates may also be required to successfully defend their
MCom (Economics)                                                                         research proposals at special discussion sessions. The research proposal
Admission requirements: A potential student must be in possession of a                   should be presented to a panel convened by the Department of Finance and
qualification on New NQF level 8 / Old NQF level 7, which is deemed applicable           Investment Management for this purpose.
by the Department of Economics and Econometrics. Finalisation of registration for        Duration of programme: Full-time/Part-time: 2 years
the programme (and/or continued registration) is subject to applicants complying         Contact details: Prof Ilse Botha / 011 559 2056 / ilseb@uj.ac.za
with departmental-specific requirements. Such requirements usually include
                                                                                         Brief description of programme: The aim of this qualification is for the student
preparatory work leading up to a research proposal that is approved by the
                                                                                         to develop applied competence in the mastering, interpretation, reflecting
department. Possible examples of preparatory work are pre-reading, literature
                                                                                         on and application of principles in the broader field of finance. Through the
reviews, concept development, and successful completion of short courses aimed
                                                                                         master’s dissertation, a qualifying student shows evidence of scientific research,
at skills and/or knowledge development. Candidates may also be required to
                                                                                         application of scientific research methodologies and an ability to reflect thereon
successfully defend their research proposals at special discussion sessions.
                                                                                         in the holistic context of finance.
Duration of programme: Full-time/Part-time: 2 years
Contact details: Dr Alain Pholo / 011 559 3811 / apholo@uj.ac.za                         Name of programme:
Brief description of programme: The aim of the qualification is to develop               MCom (Investment Management)
the applied competence of the student on an advanced level in the mastering,             Admission requirements: A potential student must be in possession of an
analysis, interpretation and understanding of economic principles and methods.           Investment Management oriented Bachelors of Commerce Honours qualification
This programme will prepare students to reflect on their own economical                  on New NQF level 8 / Old NQF level 7. Alternatively a student should possess
applications to assess the effect thereof in the holistic context of Economics as        any other four-year qualification with honours status on New NQF level 8 / Old
social science. A qualifying student should show evidence of independent and             NQF level 7 and have related investment management oriented experience
original work.                                                                           which is deemed applicable by the Department of Finance and Investment
                                                                                         Management. Finalisation of registration for the programme (and/or continued
Name of programme:                                                                       registration) is subject to applicants complying with departmental-specific
MCom (Financial Management)                                                              requirements. Such requirements usually include preparatory work leading up
Admission requirements: A potential student must be in possession of a                   to a research proposal that is approved by the department. Possible examples
financially oriented Bachelor of Commerce Honours qualification or equivalent            of preparatory work are pre-reading, literature reviews, concept development,
on New NQF level 8 / NQF level 7, with at least Financial Management and/                and successful completion of short courses aimed at skills and/or knowledge
or Investment Management at third year level. Alternatively a student should             development. Candidates may also be required to successfully defend their
possess any other four-year qualification with honours status on New NQF

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research proposals at special discussion sessions. The research proposal                  DOCTORAL QUALIFICATIONS
should be presented to a panel convened by the Department of Finance and
                                                                                          Name of programme:
Investment Management for this purpose.
                                                                                          PhD/DCom (Accounting)
Duration of programme: Full-time/Part-time: 2 years
                                                                                          Admission requirements: A candidate who is in possession of a university-
Contact details: Prof Ilse Botha / 011 559 2056 / ilseb@uj.ac.za
                                                                                          based accounting orientated master’s qualification on New NQF level 9/
Brief description of programme: The aim of this qualification is for the student          Old NQF level 8 may apply for admission to this qualification. Alternatively
to develop applied competence in the mastering, interpretation, reflecting                any other related qualification with a programme-specific minimum level of
on and application of principles in the broader field of finance. Through the             competency on New NQF level 9 / Old NQF level 8, and related experience
master’s dissertation, a qualifying student shows evidence of scientific research,        which is considered relevant and sufficient by the Department of Accountancy.
application of scientific research methodologies and an ability to reflect thereon        Finalisation of registration for the programme (and/or continued registration) is
in the holistic context of finance.                                                       subject to applicants complying with departmental-specific requirements. Such
                                                                                          requirements usually include preparatory work leading up to a research proposal
Name of programme:
                                                                                          that is approved by the department. Possible examples of preparatory work are
MCom (South African and International Taxation)                                           pre-reading, literature reviews, concept development, and successful completion
Admission requirements: A potential student must be in possession of                      of short courses aimed at skills and/or knowledge development. Candidates
an Accounting or Financial Management oriented Bachelors of Commerce                      may also be required to successfully defend their research proposals at special
Honours qualification on New NQF level 8/Old NQF level 7, which is deemed                 discussion sessions.
applicable by the Department of Accountancy. Finalisation of registration for the         Duration of programme: Minimum: 2 years / Maximum: 4 years
programme (and/or continued registration) is subject to applicants complying
                                                                                          Contact details: Prof Danie Coetsee / 011 559 3859 / dcoetsee@uj.ac.za
with departmental-specific requirements. Such requirements usually include
preparatory work leading up to a research proposal that is approved by the                Brief description of programme: The candidate should develop applied
department. Possible examples of preparatory work are pre-reading, literature             specialised competencies in the mastering, interpretation, understanding,
reviews, concept development, and successful completion of short courses                  analysis and application of accounting principles in the financial accounting
aimed at skills and/or knowledge development. Candidates may also be required             field. A qualifying candidate should show evidence of original and independent
to successfully defend their research proposals at special discussion sessions.           scientific work.

Duration of programme: Full-time/Part-time: 2 years                                       Name of programme:
Contact details: Prof Danie Coetsee / 011 559 3859 / dcoetsee@uj.ac.za                    PhD/DCom (Auditing)
Brief description of programme: The student should develop applied                        Admission requirements: A candidate who is in possession of a university-
specialised competencies in mastering, interpretation, understanding, analysis            based Auditing or computer Auditing orientated master’s qualification on New
and application of taxation principles in the taxation field. A qualifying student        NQF level 9/Old NQF level 8 may apply for admission to this qualification.
should show evidence of independent and original scientific work through the              Alternatively any other related qualification with a programme-specific minimum
Master’s dissertation.                                                                    level of competency on New NQF level 9 / Old NQF level 8, and related
                                                                                          experience which is considered relevant and sufficient by the Department
                                                                                          Accountancy. 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

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to a research proposal that is approved by the department. Possible examples                 application of econometric techniques. A qualifying candidate should show
of preparatory work are pre-reading, literature reviews, concept development,                evidence of original and independent scientific work. Prospective students
and successful completion of short courses aimed at skills and/or knowledge                  must prepare a research proposal in consultation with a member of staff of the
development.   Candidates may also be required to successfully defend their                  Department of Economics and Econometrics. Once a decision has been made
research proposals at special discussion sessions.                                           that the proposal has been accepted, the prospective student will be allowed to
Duration of programme: Minimum: 2 years / Maximum: 4 years                                   register for the degree.
Contact details: Prof Danie Coetsee / 011 559 3859 / dcoetsee@uj.ac.za                       Name of programme:
Brief description of programme: The candidate should develop applied                         PhD/DCom (Economics)
specialised competencies in the mastering, interpretation, understanding,
                                                                                             Admission requirements: A candidate who is in possession of a university-
analysis and application of auditing principles in the auditing field. A qualifying
                                                                                             based master’s qualification on New NQF level 9/Old NQF level 8 may apply for
candidate should show evidence of original and independent scientific work.
                                                                                             admission to this qualification. Alternatively any other related qualification with
Prospective students must prepare a research proposal in consultation with a
                                                                                             a programme- specific minimum level of competency on New NQF level 9/Old
member of staff of the Department of Accountancy so allocated to them. This
                                                                                             NQF level 8, and related experience which is considered relevant and sufficient
proposal must be presented to a panel convened for this purpose. Once a
                                                                                             by the Department Economics and Econometrics. Finalisation of registration for
decision has been made that the proposal has been accepted, the prospective
                                                                                             the programme (and/or continued registration) is subject to applicants complying
student will be allowed to register for the degree.
                                                                                             with departmental-specific requirements. Such requirements usually include
Name of programme:                                                                           preparatory work leading up to a research proposal that is approved by the
                                                                                             department. Possible examples of preparatory work are pre-reading, literature
PhD/DCom (Econometrics)
                                                                                             reviews, concept development, and successful completion of short courses
Admission requirements: A candidate who is in possession of a university-                    aimed at skills and/or knowledge development. Candidates may also be required
based master’s qualification on New NQF level 9/Old NQF level 8 may apply for                to successfully defend their research proposals at special discussion sessions.
admission to this qualification. Alternatively any other related qualification with a
                                                                                             Duration of programme: Minimum: 2 years / Maximum: 4 years
programme-specific minimum level of competency on New New NQF level 9/Old
NQF level 8, and related experience which is considered relevant and sufficient              Contact details: Dr Alain Pholo / 011 559 3811 / apholo@uj.ac.za
by the Department Economics and Econometrics. Finalisation of registration for               Brief description of programme: The candidate should develop advanced
the programme (and/or continued registration) is subject to applicants complying             competencies in the mastering, interpretation, understanding, analysis and
with departmental-specific requirements. Such requirements usually include                   application of economic models. A qualifying candidate should show evidence
preparatory work leading up to a research proposal that is approved by the                   of original and independent scientific work. Prospective students must prepare
department. Possible examples of preparatory work are pre-reading, literature                a research proposal in consultation with a member of staff of the Department
reviews, concept development, and successful completion of short courses                     of Economics and Econometrics. Once a decision has been made that the
aimed at skills and/or knowledge development. Candidates may also be required                proposal has been accepted, the prospective student will be allowed to register
to successfully defend their research proposals at special discussion sessions.              for the degree.
Duration of programme: Minimum: 2 years / Maximum: 4 years
                                                                                             Name of programme:
Contact details: Dr Alain Pholo / 011 559 3811 / apholo@uj.ac.za
                                                                                             PhD (Finance)
Brief description of programme: The candidate should develop advanced
                                                                                             Admission requirements: A candidate who is in possession of a university-
competencies in the mastering, interpretation, understanding, analysis and
                                                                                             based financially orientated master’s qualification on New NQF level 9/Old NQF

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level 8 may apply for admission to this qualification. Alternatively any other            should be presented to a panel convened by the Department of Finance and
related qualification with a programme- specific minimum level of competency              Investment Management for this purpose. Finalisation of registration for the
on New NQF level 9/Old NQF level 8, and finance related experience which is               programme (and/or continued registration) is subject to applicants complying
considered relevant and sufficient by the Department Finance and Investment               with departmental-specific requirements. Such requirements usually include
Management. Admission to the doctoral programme is subject to the successful              preparatory work leading up to a research proposal that is approved by the
defence of a research proposal. The research proposal should be presented to              department. Possible examples of preparatory work are pre-reading, literature
a panel convened by the Department of Finance and Investment Management                   reviews, concept development, and successful completion of short courses
for this purpose. Finalisation of registration for the programme (and/or continued        aimed at skills and/or knowledge development. Candidates may also be required
registration) is subject to applicants complying with departmental-specific               to successfully defend their research proposals at special discussion sessions.
requirements. Such requirements usually include preparatory work leading up               Duration of programme: Minimum: 2 years / Maximum: 4 years
to a research proposal that is approved by the department. Possible examples
                                                                                          Contact details: Prof Ilse Botha / 011 559 2056 / ilseb@uj.ac.za
of preparatory work are pre-reading, literature reviews, concept development,
and successful completion of short courses aimed at skills and/or knowledge               Brief description of programme: The candidate should develop applied
development.   Candidates may also be required to successfully defend their               specialised competencies in the mastering, interpretation, understanding,
research proposals at special discussion sessions.                                        analysis and application of management accounting principles in the financial
                                                                                          management field. A qualifying candidate should show evidence of original and
Duration of programme: Minimum: 2 years / Maximum: 4 years
                                                                                          independent scientific work. The thesis would constitute a decided contribution
Contact details: Prof Ilse Botha / 011 559 2056 / ilseb@uj.ac.za                          to knowledge of and insight into the subject discipline as well as the field
Brief description of programme: The candidate should develop applied                      of research. Qualifying candidates would also display competence in the
competencies and practical skills in the mastering, interpretation, understanding         application of related research methodology, and the proper written and/or oral
and application of a topic in the broader field of finance. Through the doctoral          communication of the research process and findings.
thesis, a qualifying student would show evidence of independent and original
scientific work. The thesis would constitute a decided contribution to knowledge          Name of programme:
of and insight into the subject discipline as well as the field of research.              DCom (Investment Management)
Qualifying candidates would also display competence in the application of                 Admission requirements: A candidate who is in possession of a university-
related research methodology, and the proper written and/or oral communication            based investment management orientated master’s qualification on New
of the research process and findings.                                                     NQF level 9/Old NQF level 8 may apply for admission to this qualification.
                                                                                          Alternatively any other related qualification with a programme-specific minimum
Name of programme:
                                                                                          level of competency on New NQF level 9/Old NQF level 8, and investment
DCom (Financial Management)                                                               management related experience which is considered relevant and sufficient
Admission requirements: A candidate who is in possession of a university-                 by the Department of Finance and Investment Management. Admission to
based financially orientated master’s qualification on New NQF level 9/Old NQF            the doctoral programme is subject to the successful defence of a research
level 8 may apply for admission to this qualification. Alternatively any other            proposal. The research proposal should be presented to a panel convened
related qualification with a programme- specific minimum level of competency              by the Department of Finance and Investment Management for this purpose.
on New NQF level 9/Old NQF level 8, and financial management related                      Finalisation of registration for the programme (and/or continued registration) is
experience which is considered relevant and sufficient by the Department of               subject to applicants complying with departmental-specific requirements. Such
Finance and Investment Management. Admission to the doctoral programme is                 requirements usually include preparatory work leading up to a research proposal
subject to the successful defence of a research proposal. The research proposal           that is approved by the department. Possible examples of preparatory work are

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