Before registration a candidate must submit a research outline of approximately 1 000 words to the Research Committee of the Department. If the research outline is officially approved, the candidate will be allowed to register and a supervisor will be appointed. The candidate will work under the guidance of his/her supervisor until the research is completed according to the rules and regulations of the University.
- Relevant honours degree
- A cumulative weighted average of at least 65% for the honours degree
- A solid knowledge-base of the Financial Management Sciences deemed to be sufficient by the Departmental Postgraduate Committee
The module FBS 884 (Financial Management 884) in Research Methodology is prescribed. However, under exceptional circumstances, the Dean may grant students exemption from this module.
Other programme-specific information
The Dean authorises matters not provided for in the Faculty Rules or General Regulations. The Dean may also, during any academic year and on the recommendation of the Postgraduate Committee, cancel the registration of any student whose academic progress is not satisfactory.
Examinations and pass requirements
No written examinations or coursework are required. The thesis should however be passed in accordance with the requirements as set out in G.52 and G.60.2.2. The requirement of the faculty in respect of Ethical Clearance must also be adhered to.
The research component contributes 100% of the total requirements for the degree.
University of Pretoria Programme Qualification Mix (PQM) verification project
The higher education sector has undergone an extensive alignment to the Higher Education Qualification Sub-Framework (HEQF) across all institutions in South Africa. In order to comply with the HEQSF, all institutions are legally required to participate in a national initiative led by regulatory bodies such as the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET), the Council on Higher Education (CHE), and the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA). The University of Pretoria is presently engaged in an ongoing effort to align its qualifications and programmes with the HEQSF criteria. Current and prospective students should take note that changes to UP qualification and programme names, may occur as a result of the HEQSF initiative. Students are advised to contact their faculties if they have any questions.