|07240203||Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences|
|Duration of study: 1 year||Total credits: 160|
|Dr E Louw|
With reference to General Regulation G.6, a student who has already completed a bachelor of honours degree at this or another university, may, with the permission of the Dean, register for another degree, subject to the regulations applicable to the field of study in question and to any other stipulations the Dean may prescribe on the condition that there shall be no overlap in the course content of the first degree and the second degree. Such a concession may be withdrawn by the Dean/Deans if the student does not perform satisfactorily.
The FIN modules are only for BComHons (Financial Management Sciences) students.
In calculating marks, General Regulation G12.2 applies.
Subject to the provisions of General Regulation G.26, a head of a department determines, in consultation with the Dean
NB: Full details are published in each department's postgraduate information brochure, which is available from the head of department concerned. The minimum pass mark for a research report is 50%. The provisions regarding pass requirements for dissertations contained in General Regulation G.12.2 apply mutatis mutandis to research reports.
Subject to the provisions of General Regulation G.188.8.131.52, the subminimum required in subdivisions of modules is published in the study guides, which is available from the head of department concerned.
Minimum credits: 120
*Only for BComHons: Financial Management Sciences and Investment Management students.
Objectives of financial management; Risk and return; Required rate of return and the cost of capital; Capital structure theory; Valuation; Capital investment decisions; Leasing; Dividend decision and long-term financing; Economic value added; Sustainable growth; Convertible bonds; Financial analysis; Financial planning and control; Mergers and acquisitions; Working capital management; Foreign trade and foreign exchange; International investments and International treasury; Aspects of behavioural corporate finance.
Module content:*Only for BComHons: Financial Management Sciences students. Setting objectives; Appraising the environment; Position appraisal and analysis; Evaluating strategic options; Implementing and controlling plans.
Module content:*Only for BComHons: Financial Management Sciences students. Control systems for organisational activities and resources; Types of risk facing an organisation; Risk management strategies and internal controls; Governance and ethical issues facing an organisation; Importance of management review of controls; Process and purposes of audit in the context of internal control systems; Corporate governance and ethical issues facing an organisation; Financial risks facing an organisation; Alternative risk management tools; Benefits and risks associated with information related systems; International risk management.
Module content:*Only for BComHons: Financial Management Sciences and Investment Management students. Application of research skills and knowledge in the form of a research report completed under supervision.
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