|07250206||Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences||Department: Financial Management|
|Minimum duration of study: 1 year||Total credits: 180||NQF level: 09|
1. Relevant BComHons degree
relevant postgraduate diploma (PGDip)
2. A cumulative weighted average of at least 65% for the honours degree or postgraduate diploma
The mini-dissertation contributes 50% toward the total requirements for the degree.
Financial management 884 is a prerequisite for the mini-dissertation.
Mini-dissertations, curricula and modules
Article for publication
The Dean may require, before or on submission of a dissertation/mini-dissertation, the submission of a draft article for publication to the supervisor. The draft article should be based on the research that the student has conducted for the dissertation/mini-dissertation and be approved by the supervisor concerned. The supervisor should then have the opportunity to take the paper through all the processes of revision and resubmission as may be necessary and/or appropriate in order to achieve publication.
Submission of mini-dissertation
A mini-dissertation is submitted to the departmental Postgraduate Office, before the closing date for the various graduation ceremonies as announced annually, after permission is granted by the supervisor.
Minimum credits: 180
An overview of the research process to be followed and the outcomes required of postgraduate students; Foundational research skills for postgraduate students; What is research?; What is a research theory and how can I ensure that my study makes a clear theoretical contribution?; An overview of the structure of a research proposal; Identifying and evaluating possible research topics; Delineating the scope of a study; Writing a literature review; Choosing an appropriate inquiry strategy (research approach) for a study; Writing the research design and methods section of a research proposal.
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