|07250072||Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences|
|Duration of study: 2 years||Total credits: 240|
|Prof AF Grobler|
Relevant BCom Honours degree with an average of at least 60% (includes MPhil in Responsible Leadership, Risk Management, Strategic Management and Supply Chain Management).
Candidates must be in possession of a recognised BComHons degree to register for an MCom in Business Management. It is also important to note that candidates who have not yet passed a module in research methodology that is acceptable to the head of department, must enrol for Research methodology (NME 804) and obtain a pass mark. The module does not carry any credits.
Candidates must apply online to be admitted to the University of Pretoria. Selection is not guaranteed as the intake is limited due to resource limitations.
All MCom candidates need to have adequate knowledge of Management, Financial and Economic Sciences as well as Statistics, as determined by the head of department concerned, in consultation with the Dean.
A pass mark in the following modules:
Dissertations/mini-dissertations/research reports, curricula and modules
Article for publication
A dean may require, before or on submission of a 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 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 dissertation
A dissertation is submitted to the Head: Student Administration, before the closing date for the various graduation ceremonies as announced annually.
For examination purposes, a student must, in consultation with the supervisor, submit a sufficient number of bound copies of the dissertation, printed on good quality paper and of good letter quality, to the Head: Student Administration. Permission to submit the dissertation in unbound form may be obtained from the supervisor concerned on condition that a copy of the final approved dissertation is presented to the examiners in bound format or electronic format.
In addition to the copies already mentioned, each successful student must submit a bound paper copy as well as two electronic copies of the approved dissertation to the Head: Student Administration in the format specified by the faculty and in accordance with the minimum standards set by the Department of Library Services, before 15 February for the Autumn graduation ceremonies and before 15 July for the Spring graduation ceremonies, failing which the degree will only be conferred during a subsequent series of graduation ceremonies.
Minimum credits: 240
Strong emphasis on market research, quantification of the market but also a basis for academic publications and a doctorate.
Minimum credits: 240
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