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Programme: MCom (Financial Management Sciences) (Coursework)

Code Faculty Department
07250206 Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences Department: Financial Management
Credits Duration NQF level SAQA ID
Minimum duration of study: 1 year Total credits: 180 NQF level:  09 SAQA ID:  4825

Admission requirements

1.    Relevant BComHons degree
      or
      relevant postgraduate diploma (PGDip)
2.   A cumulative weighted average of at least 65% for the honours degree or postgraduate diploma

Additional requirements

  • A candidate may be refused admission to a master’s degree by the relevant head of the department/Postgraduate Committee if he/she does not comply with the standard of competence in the subject as determined by the department – with the proviso that a candidate who does not comply with the required level of competence, may be admitted, provided that he/she completes additional study assignments and/or examinations.
  • The relevant head of department/Postgraduate Committee may set additional admission requirements.
  • Specific departments have specific requirements for admission.
  • The number of students will be determined in line with the growth strategy of the University of Pretoria as approved by the Executive.
  • Allowance will be made for the diversity profile of students.
  • A pass mark in the following modules is considered to be adequate knowledge. Anyone not meeting this expectation will only be considered for admission in exceptional circumstances: Financial accounting 1 (FRK 111 and FRK 121/122); Economics 1 (EKN 110 and EKN 120); Statistics 1 (STK 110 and STK 120) and one of the following: Business management 1 (OBS 114 and OBS 124); or Marketing management 1 (BEM 110 and BEM 122); or Public administration 1 (PAD 112 and PAD 122); or Industrial and organisational psychology (BDO 110 and BDO 120) or equivalent modules passed at another institution as approved by the relevant head of the department in consultation with the Dean.

Other programme-specific information

The mini-dissertation contributes 50% toward the total requirements for the degree.

Financial management 884 is a prerequisite for the mini-dissertation.

Examinations and pass requirements

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.

Research information

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

Core modules


The regulations and rules for the degrees published here are subject to change and may be amended after the publication of this information.

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