|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.
The pass mark for both a dissertation and a mini-dissertation is 50%. The provisions regarding pass requirements for dissertations, contained in General Academic Regulation G36, apply with the necessary changes to mini-dissertations.
A pass mark of at least 50% is required in the examination of each module.
Refer to General Academic Regulations G37, G38 and G39.
The degree programme requires that a mini-dissertation is submitted in a field of study selected from the fields covered in the honours degree.
Information on modules, credits and syllabi is available, on request, from the relevant head of department/Postgraduate Committee.
A module in Research Methodology is compulsory for all programmes. The Dean may, on the recommendation of the relevant head of department/Postgraduate Committee, waive the prerequisites of certain modules.
Article for publication
Refer to General Academic Regulation G39.13.
Submission of mini-dissertation
A mini-dissertation must be submitted to the Faculty 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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