|07240012||Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences|
|Duration of study: 1 year||Total credits: 160|
|Dr A De Waal|
Relevant BCom degree with
- 65% average in Intermediate Microeconomics and Intermediate Macroeconomics
- 2nd and 3rd year Mathematical Statistics
- 3rd year Economics or equivalent
1. Registration for a second field of study 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 Such a concession may be withdrawn by the Dean/Deans if the student does not perform satisfactorily.
2. Acknowledgement of modules
2.1. Subject to the stipulations of G.22.1, G.23.2 and the Joint Statute, a Dean may acknowledge modules passed at another tertiary institution or at this University in a department other than that in which the honours study is undertaken for the honours degree – provided that at least half of the required modules for the degree in question are attended and passed at this university.
2.2. If there is overlap in the course content of the degree for which the student wishes to enrol or is enrolled and a degree already conferred, the Dean may not acknowledge any modules that form part of the degree already conferred.
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 Such a concession may be withdrawn by the Dean/Deans if the student does not perform satisfactorily.
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.18.104.22.168, 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
Module content:This module will cover the core theoretical concepts of macroeconomics focussing specifically on labour and goods markets as well as intertemporal issues, such as capital markets. Topics will include economic growth, exogenous and endogenous, business cycles, monetary economics, stabilization policies and structural policies.
Module content:The core concepts of microeconomic theory will be the focus of the module, including: demand and supply, consumer theory, firm theory, markets and market structure, general equilibrium, information economics and behavioural economics. Applications of this theory will feature prominently.
Module content:An advanced module in cross-section econometrics. The module will include a review of statistics and regression analysis, but focus on advanced issues, such as identification, unobserved heterogeneity, the estimation of treatment effects and nonparametric econometrics.
An advanced module in time series econometrics. The module will include a review of statistics and regression analysis, but focus on more advanced issues, such as non-linear modelling, vector auto regression, and other concepts.
This module will present the underlying principles of research methodology, as well as the principles of writing, referencing, research ethics, the reporting of data and the reporting of empirical results, with special attention paid to providing the sort of information needed for others to be able to replicate the analysis. The module will be evaluated based on an empirical research proposal, a research ethics submission and a research paper focussing on empirical analysis related to economic issues or the econometric evaluation of policies.
Module content:As a follow-on to the first semester of macroeconomics MEK 780, this module will cover more advanced topics in macroeconomics, especially international finance and political economy. The role of money will also receive attention.
Module content:As a follow-on to the first semester of microeconomics MIE 780, this module will enable the students to analyse relevant real-world situations by means of formal models which have become standard in Economic Theory. To this end, newsworthy economic events, e.g., bail-out decisions, speculative attacks etc., will be discussed. The theoretical focus of this module will be on concepts from general equilibrium theory, game theory, and information economics.
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