Associate Professor Chun-Sung Huang convenes the Master in Commerce in Finance in Applied Finance [CM040FTX15].

Apply online. Applications close on 31 October of the year preceding study.

Entrance requirements

An Honours degree or equivalent, ideally in finance or a related discipline. Two years of relevant work experience and candidates may be required to present themselves for an interview. 

Duration: Part-time or Full time

The degree is offered over two years, but many students take until their third year to finish. Any registration requires faculty approval. It is possible to complete the degree in one year, full-time, subject to the Programme Convener’s permission.

Qualification outline

The programme consists of three coursework modules and three practical research components. The aim is to equip successful candidates with the skills to perform research, analysis and valuations in all the areas of financial management, including capital markets, derivatives, corporate finance, accounting and company valuations. Lectures are face-to-face, typically in the evenings and Saturday mornings, and thus requires a presence in Cape Town.

Course Code Description NQF Credits NQF Level
FTX5028W Topics in Financial Management 30 9
FTX5042W Corporate Finance and Valuations 60 9
FTX5043W Capital Markets and Financial Instruments 30 9
FTX5045W Capital Markets and Financial Instruments Research Reports 15 9
FTX5046W Corporate Finance and Valuations Research Report 30 9
FTX5047W Topics in Financial Management Research Report 15 9

For more information on the courses, please refer to Commerce Postgraduate Handbook.