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Bcom With Specialisation in Investment Management and Banking

The University of the Free State
3 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree

Program description

Bcom With Specialisation in Investment Management and Banking

First bachelor’s degrees in this faculty are aimed at developing students’ intellectual skills through scientific teaching and learning so that they will be thoroughly prepared for various careers in the broad field of Economics and Management. These careers are found in the private sector, certain professions, the public sector, as well as secondary and higher education.

Students may obtain first-degree qualifications in one of three teaching programs: Private Sector Management, Public Sector Management, and Training of Accountants.

The faculty offers a number of first bachelor’s degrees in the three teaching programs. In each of these programs, students may specialise in specific fields as indicated in brackets after the reference to the degree. The faculty is continuously supporting students to succeed in their studies through exposure to international exchange programs, appointing excellent lecturers, and close collaboration between the private and public sector enterprises. Fulbright Scholarships were awarded to two staff members, Professors Philippe Burger and Frikkie Booysen. In addition to these successes, the faculty boasts seven NRF-rated staff members. All of the above contributes to the quality learning and teaching experience you can expect from us. It will be a privilege to be part of your academic career at Kovsies!

Admission requirements

Pay attention to the following important information:

  • The UFS reserves the right to change the minimum requirements of each program or any other information without notifying you.
  • There are specific admission requirements that you should meet if you want to study at any South African university. If you finished school in or after 2008 and have a National Senior Certificate (NSC), you need to have a performance level of at least 4 (50%) in four (4) of the seven (7) subjects included in your NSC subject package. LO is excluded.
  • All admission requirements apply to first-year students in 2021.
  • Admission to study at the UFS is dependent on the following:
    • Your application should meet all the minimum requirements for the program
    • The program must have available space and capacity to admit students
    • You have to submit valid school results with your application
  • Applications for all non-selection programs close on 30 September 2020.

The degree is also ideally suited for those students who wish to follow a career in the Reserve Bank (including monetary policy).

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

First Academic Year (Compulsory Modules)

  • Economic systems and basic microeconomics
  • Quantitative methods for business
  • Business functions
  • Introduction to individual differences
  • Introduction to macroeconomics
  • Introduction to human resource management
  • General management
  • Academic literacy

Second Academic Year (Compulsory Modules)

  • Microeconomics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Accounting
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Business ethics
  • Financial markets, instruments, and institutions
  • Personal finance
  • Money and interest rates

Third Academic Year (Compulsory Modules)

  • International economics
  • Investment management
  • South African macroeconomic policy issues
  • Managerial finance
  • Introduction to mathematical economics
  • Taxation
  • Risk management in banking
  • Statistics for economics

Career opportunities

Banking sector, financial institutions, economist, economic forecaster, general management, legal adviser or attorney at a financial institution, marketing analyst, sales and marketing, market researcher, public relations, labour relations.

  • This degree is aimed at people who are interested in a career in the banking sector, other financial institutions, or other fields in the financial sector.
  • With a postgraduate qualification in Economics, a student is well equipped for any of these career opportunities.

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About this institute

The University of the Free State

The University of the Free State is situated in Bloemfontein – the centre of South Africa.  Bloemfontein serves as the capital of the Free State Province as well as the. Judicial Capital of South Africa.  This beautiful city is also...

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The University of the Free State

PO Box 339
9300 Bloemfontein

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