Department is well-established and well-known in the business world.
Our highly skilled lecturers are at the forefront of developments in
the business world. Consequently, we can offer programmes designed to
develop skills currently much in demand in the modern business world
(both nationally and internationally).
Postgraduate diploma programmes
Postgraduate Diploma in Financial Planning is offered full-time and
prepares students for a sought-after career in financial planning in
South Africa. The programme is accredited by the Financial Planning
Institute of Southern Africa. Four modules (one per semester) are
taught over a period of two years by means of lectures in the evenings
at the Business School in Bellville. Examinations are taken in June and
Honours programmes in Business Management and in Financial Analysis are
offered full-time. The programme in Financial Analysis prepares
students for the international qualification of Chartered Financial
Analyst (CFA) of the CFA Institute. Lectures are during the day.
Examinations are taken in June and November.
Master's programme in Business Management is offered full-time (one
year) or part-time (two years). The full time programme consists of
honours modules and a mini-thesis about any topic in business
management. Lectures for the modules are during the day. Examinations
of the modules are taken in June and November. For the part-time
programme students are required to do a research thesis about any topic
in business management.
This programme in Business Management may cover any topic in business management.
Modules for honours and full-time master's programmes
methodology (compulsory): Focuses on the use of research to address
issues effectively and practically and to aid efficient
marketing management*: Revises content annually, in line with changing
circumstances in marketing, to focus on speciality fields of marketing
such as green marketing, Internet marketing and consumer privacy.
- Advanced strategic management*: Fosters a comprehensive grasp of strategic management and a critical innovative ability to think in a transformative way about strategic management.
financial instruments*: Focuses on the theory and practice of
derivative instruments such as forwards, futures, options and interest
rate swap contracts.
interest securities (bonds)*: Focuses on the different valuation
techniques applicable to bonds, as well as aspects to be considered
when compiling a portfolio of bonds.
management*: Focuses on such topics as fund flow analysis, financial
strategy, and inflation and the investment decision.
marketing*: Focuses on topics such as the international marketing
environment, opportunity analysis and international marketing research,
and the formulation of global marketing strategies.
business*: Provides students with the skills to analyse global business
drivers, global strategic levers and organisational factors and to
create decision-making alternatives.
theory*: Equips students with the background knowledge to understand
and use both academic and practice-related literature in this field.
management*: Focuses on portfolio management, the evaluation of
portfolio return, the application of theory on the composition of
portfolios, the selection of investments and the evaluation of
estate investment and financing*: Focuses on such topics as property
economics, property investment and the impact of capital gains tax, and
property finance and securitisation.
- Short-term insurance*: Focuses on aspects such as risk management, marketing of insurance, and fire and property insurance.
For more information
Tel: +27 (0)21 808 2026
Fax: +27 (0)21 808 2226
Web site: academic.sun.ac.za/business/
*Modules suitable for international students
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