Bachelor's Degree in Finance in South Africa

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A bachelor's degree is a hallmark of higher education. It is given to those who dedicate three to seven years studying a specific program. A bachelor's degree can be earned in a variety of disciplines in the arts and sciences.

The field of finance can be broken down into personal, public, and corporate finance. Each subfield focuses on management of assets and debts, often focused on investment banking. Students of finance may keep their education general or specialize in a specific area like accounting or corporate finance.

Top Bachelor Programs in Finance in South Africa 2019

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Bachelor of Commerce (with a major in Financial Planning)

Milpark Education
Online Full time Part time 3 - 9 years February 2019 South Africa Cape Town Johannesburg + 2 more

The Bachelor of Commerce with a major in Financial Planning provides a solid basis in the field of commerce and will equip students with the knowledge and skills required to operate responsibly and successfully as financial planning practitioners. The Milpark BCom with a major in Financial Planning addresses the academic qualification requirements for the designation of Financial Service Advisor™/FSA™ professional awarded by the Financial Planning Institute of Southern Africa. On completion of this qualification, students will be eligible to apply to the FPI to write its professional competency exam for the FSA™ professional. [+]

Financial planning has emerged as an exciting career path in South Africa over the past decade, partly due to the fact that the financial services industry has become highly regulated and those minimum educational standards are prescribed to those who provide advice to the public. Its growth as a profession is also supported by the opportunity to achieve an internationally recognized designation: Certified Financial Planner®, offered in South Africa by the Financial Planning Institute of Southern Africa (FPI). In order to become a Certified Financial Planner® professional, the educational requirement is a relevant postgraduate diploma. This bachelor's degree will allow graduates access to postgraduate studies in financial planning. Milpark Education is an FPI-accredited education provider and the Bachelor in Commerce with Financial Panning as a major is an approved programme. The Milpark BCom with a major in Financial Planning addresses the academic qualification requirements for the designation of Financial Service Advisor™/FSA™ professional awarded by the Financial Planning Institute of Southern Africa. On completion of this qualification, students will be eligible to apply to the FPI to write its professional competency exam for the FSA™ professional... [-]


Bachelor of Commerce (with major in Compliance and Risk Management)

Milpark Education
Online Campus Full time Part time 3 - 9 years February 2019 South Africa Johannesburg + 2 more

The purpose of the Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) degree is to provide a broad but solid educational foundation to students in the field of commerce, including various key discipline areas such as business management, accounting, and law. The qualification has been designed to provide the knowledge base, practical competence and application skills that will enable students to either enter the labor market or to pursue further studies in this field. As an alternative to a general commerce major, students are able to select from various areas of specialization, namely Banking, Banking and Investment Management, Credit, Financial Planning, Human Resource Management, Investment Management, Marketing Management, Short‐term Insurance, Taxation as well as Compliance and Risk Management. [+]

The Milpark Education School of Commerce Bachelor of Commerce qualification has been rigorously developed to ensure market relevance and academic integrity. It is designed to provide graduates with the knowledge base, practical competence and application skills required to either enter the labor market or pursue further studies in this field.

PROGRAMME STRUCTURE YEAR 1 Induction to Business Studies Principles of Microeconomics Principles of Accounting Introduction to Business Management Business Mathematics Economics 1B Accounting 1B Business Law Fraud Detection YEAR 2 Economics 2A Compliance Techniques andStrategies Global Corporate Citizenship Business Management 2B Interpretation of Statutes ELECTIVES YEAR 2 Fraud Examination Accounting 2 Financial Management 1 YEAR 3 Business Management 3A Economics 3A Risk Management Business Research Methods ELECTIVES YEAR 3 Financial Services RiskManagement Public Administration RiskManagement LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS ... [-]

BTech in Quantity Surveying

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time Part time 1 year February 2019 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

This qualification is intended for students specializing in the field of quantity surveying, in the construction and property industries and the quantity surveying profession. Students who have obtained this qualification will be competent to perform services relevant to contract procurement, financial and cost management and property development independently. [+]

After successful completion of the National Diploma, candidates may, subject to the applicable programme regulations, register for the Bachelor’s Degree in Technology (Baccalaureus Technologiae –BTech). The BTech requires a minimum of one year’s further study.

A BTech Degree in the relevant field of study will be conferred on candidates after successful completion of all theoretical requirements.

This qualification is intended for students specializing in the field of quantity surveying, in the construction and property industries and the quantity surveying profession. Students who have obtained this qualification will be competent to perform services relevant to contract procurement, financial and cost management and property development independently.... [-]


BCom Hons in Treasury Management

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time 1 year February 2019 South Africa Johannesburg

The primary purpose of the BCom Hons (Treasury Management) is to develop the student’s knowledge of the discipline of corporate treasury valuation and management. [+]

The primary purpose of the BCom Hons (Treasury Management) is to develop the student’s knowledge of the discipline of corporate treasury valuation and management. The programme is comprised of a focused curriculum to prepare the student for a career in corporate treasury management. The curriculum includes eight topic areas ranging from quantitative investment analysis, liquidity management to risk management and financial engineering. Mastering of the curriculum will provide students with the ability to synthesize complex treasury management principles and apply financial instruments in a professional manner. Fundamental knowledge of global investment and treasury principles will be gained enabling the qualifying student to work in today’s world of professional corporate treasury management. The programme emphasizes competence, integrity, and application of ethics in a professional environment. ... [-]


BCom Hons in Quantitative Finance

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time 1 year February 2019 South Africa Johannesburg

The purpose of the programme is to provide students with the required theoretical and practical training needed to understand and implement mathematical financial models. [+]

The purpose of the programme is to provide students with the required theoretical and practical training needed to understand and implement mathematical financial models. The programme is a vital qualification needed for entry into professional practice or management positions in the quantitative finance services industry. The curriculum covered in the programme provides an in-depth groundwork for further learning and specialization within financial engineering field and advanced quantitative finance. The provision of self-reflexive, scientifically trained professionals for the South African financial services industry builds our national, intellectual and economic infrastructure.

Admission requirements: An appropriate Bachelor’s degree with a minimum average of 65%, obtained in the final year modules. Students are required to have completed the following as part of their undergraduate degree:... [-]


BCom Hons in Financial Planning

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years February 2019 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

The purpose of the qualification is to develop applied competence and deepen the student’s expertise in the analysis, interpretation and application of financial planning principles and research capacity in the economic environment at an advanced level. [+]

The purpose of the qualification is to develop applied competence and deepen the student’s expertise in the analysis, interpretation and application of financial planning principles and research capacity in the economic environment at an advanced level. Learners are also prepared for a career in the practice of financial planning and further learning in researched based postgraduate study in this field by developing research and reporting skills. The students should be able to reflect on their decisions and applications to assess the effect thereof in the holistic context of financial planning as a practice at an advanced level.

Admission requirements: A potential student must be in possession of a BCom and should have appropriate knowledge of Financial Planning (assessed at a New NQF level 7 / Old NQF level 6) or an appropriate advanced diploma. The department may require the completion of a bridging programme should students not comply with the rules of access regarding the specific subject knowledge in Financial Planning. Final admission requirements will from time to time be set by the department.... [-]


BCom Hons in Financial Management

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time 1 year February 2019 South Africa Johannesburg

The purpose of this programme is to provide students with the necessary knowledge to undertake highly-skilled professional work in the disciplines of management accounting and finance. The programme is comprised of a broad-based curriculum to prepare the postgraduate student for a wide range of finance-related specialities. [+]

The purpose of this programme is to provide students with the necessary knowledge to undertake highly-skilled professional work in the disciplines of management accounting and finance. The programme is comprised of a broad-based curriculum to prepare the postgraduate student for a wide range of finance-related specialities. The programme emphasises application, analysis and evaluation within each topic area as well as the application of integrity and ethics in a professional environment. Mastering of the curriculum will provide students with the skills to synthesize complex management, financial, performance and risk principles in order to drive and add value to the entities that employ them. The successful student will gain an overall financial and business perspective which will provide them with a competitive advantage for employment. In addition, the student will be prepared for further studies in the field by developing research and reporting skills through the completion of a supervised research project in the field of financial management.... [-]


BCom / BCom Extended in Finance

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time 3 - 4 years February 2019 South Africa Johannesburg

The purpose of the BCom in Finance is to provide students with applied competencies in the mastering, analysis, interpretation and application of financial management, investment management, financial planning and accounting principles in preparation for a career in the financial management, investment management, financial planning and accounting fields as well as to provide a basis for further learning. The BCom extended in Finance provide alternative access for applicants who do not meet the minimum requirements to enter a regular BCom programme at the University of Johannesburg. [+]

BCom in Finance

The purpose of this qualification is to provide students with applied competencies in the mastering, analysis, interpretation and application of financial management, investment management, financial planning and accounting principles in preparation for a career in the financial management, investment management, financial planning and accounting fields as well as to provide a basis for further learning. The students should be able to reflect on their financial management, investment management, financial planning and accounting decisions and applications to assess the effect thereof in the holistic context of finance as a practice.

Possible Careers Financial Manager Stockbroker Accountant Financial Consultant Chartered Management Accountant Investment Advisor Securities Trader Portfolio Manager Certified Financial Planner Wealth Manager Private Banker. Admission Requirements Minimum APS: 28 English: 4 Mathematics: 4 ... [-]