Part time Master's Degree in Economics and Administration in South Africa

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In order to successfully obtain a Masters qualification, you will need to obtain a number of credits by passing individual modules. Most taught Masters will have a number of core modules which you must take and pass in order to obtain the qualification. The assessment of research Masters is almost always entirely by a single dissertation module or project.

Professionals who have studied economics and administration comprehend both the larger economic picture and smaller, individualized trends. It is an interdisciplinary field in which specialists are trained to consider and analyze many components in both the public and private section and make recommendations based on current and potential conditions.

 

South Africa, officially the Republic of South Africa, is a country located at the southern tip of Africa. It is divided into nine provinces. South Africa is not only a jumping off point, it is itself a fantastic destination rich in culture, fauna & flora and history.

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Master in Finance

East London University
Campus 2 years February 2017 South Africa East London

In the era of new business, the formula for success demands more than clicking through spreadsheets or grabbing headlines from stock-market tickers. Here at the East London University, our greatest insights are born from a hands-on understanding of how finance can improve people's lives. We invite you to roll up your sleeves — and get down to business. [+]

Best Part time Masters in Economics and Administration in South Africa. In the era of new business, the formula for success demands more than clicking through spreadsheets or grabbing headlines from stock-market tickers. Here at the East London University, our greatest insights are born from a hands-on understanding of how finance can improve people's lives. We invite you to roll up your sleeves — and get down to business. This Postgraduate Master program will prepare you for a position in the Finance field (Analyst, Quant, Risk Management, etc.). The Master in Finance affords up-to-the minute knowledge in the most innovative areas of finance, including geopolitics, behavioral finance, risk governance, and Islamic finance. The master will also equip you with a practical and applied knowledge, as well as the additional values you will need to succeed as a financier. The master combines the academic rigor of the analysis tools with the experience of seasoned professionals. Our immersive, MS in Finance program will equip you with the foundational skills to: Identify, evaluate, and implement capital budgeting processes to maximize shareholder value Assess financial risk and proficiency, especially when future payoffs are uncertain Understand and implement asset allocation strategies and risk management procedures Leverage cutting-edge finance techniques and the resources that support them Program objectives This full-time program will put you to work with real world group projects and hands-on assignments revolving around the following 3 areas of expertise.: Financial modeling (including capital budgeting, basic statistics, and forecasting) Financial accounting and the principles underlying financial accounting and use of accounting information for decision-making Financial Markets: financial derivative securities covering options, forwards, futures, and OTC derivatives Program This 2-year Postgraduate Master’s Degree grants 120 ECTS credits distributed in 4 semesters of 15 weeks each: 96 mandatory ECTS credits (including 18 ECTS credits granted upon completion of a mandatory professional internship and 12 ECTS credits for the Master’s Thesis at the end of the program) and 24 elective ECTS credits chosen a catalog of 48 elective ECTS total. Students will have to decide between 2 minors: Financial Accounting: provides students with a thorough understanding of corporate financial accounting and reporting. This information is widely used in making investment decisions, corporate and managerial performance assessment, and valuation of firms. Students perform economics-based analysis of accounting information from the viewpoint of the users of accounting information (senior managers) rather than the preparer (the accountant). Financial Markets: gives students ideas, methods, and institutions that permit human society to manage risks and foster enterprise. Introduction to risk management and behavioral finance principles to understand the functioning of securities, options, forwards, futures, OTC derivatives as well as insurance, and banking industries. In addition to finance courses, students have the option to prepare for CFA Charter Level I, a highly respected international qualification within the finance industry. Curriculum Semesters 1 & 2 Financial Accounting Corporate finance Financial statement analysis Macro economy Financial markets Mandatory internship Semester 3 Fixed income Investment Theory Microeconomics Financial Accounting Minor Balance Sheet, Income Statement, Statement of Cash Flow and Principles of Accrual Accounting Financial Statement Analysis Financial Markets Minor Stock Market, Portfolio Diversification and Supporting Financial Institutions Insurance and banking industries - Risk and Financial Crises Semester 4 Financial statistics Quantitative financial economics International finance Financial Accounting Minor Time Value of Money, Long-Term Debt and Deferred Taxes Investments, Business Combinations and Financial Decision-Making Financial Markets Minor Options Markets Exchanges, Brokers, Dealers, Clearinghouses Master thesis Thesis Our world-class faculty members don't just teach traditional finance. They challenge you to use creativity, critical thinking, and ethical leadership to make organizations better. Understand the macro challenges that impact our world at the micro level. We invite you to join us. Technological advances and economic and political events have greatly influenced the financial industry in recent years. As the marketplace becomes increasingly complex, financial managers and analysts need an in-depth understanding of how to maximize global diversification of financial portfolios, shareholder value, and return on financial assets while managing the risk exposure to interest rate, exchange rate, and commodity fluctuation. A master’s degree in finance can help equip you with the skills you need to meet the demands of today’s marketplace. [-]

Master of Public Administration

Management College Of Southern Africa MANCOSA
Campus 18 months February 2017 South Africa Durban

The Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree is a highly regarded programme providing postgraduate training for employees in the public sector and the non-government organisation (NGO) sectors. [+]

Master of Public Administration Programme Code: SAQA-98825 – NQF level 9 – Credits 180 The Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree is a highly regarded programme providing postgraduate training for employees in the public sector and the non-government organisation (NGO) sectors. It seeks to blend a traditional Master’s level qualification with the practical skills needed for the public sector environment. The Master of Public Administration degree programme also offers students a wealth of relevant knowledge and skills required for a rapidly developing state in Africa. The programme will provide access to higher education to people who choose careers in the field of public management, commerce and business management and provide a vertical articulation pathway from the existing MANCOSA Bachelor of Public Administration and Bachelor of Public Administration Honours programmes. The Master of Public Administration programme is varied in its content and style and is academically challenging and stimulating as an NQF level 9 qualification. The MPA examines the inter-relationship between public, private and non-governmental sectors, where relevant, and particularly focuses on the new public management context which emphasises issues such as good governance and administration. The MPA brings together a select and relatively small group of students from a range of nationalities and with different experiences, together with academics and adjunct academics with extensive experience of working in the public sector. Outcomes The MANCOSA MPA Programme: Enable individuals to become specialists in public administration by gaining in-depth, conceptual and contextual (technical) knowledge in a complex area of study. Provide South Africa (and other countries) with graduates who can synthesise information autonomously in specialised fields of study in order to provide public sector leadership; managers who can deal with contradictions and evaluate complex problems independently. Provide South Africa (and other countries) with professionals who can demonstrate specialised leadership, self-awareness and adaptability, and play an innovative role as leaders in the public sector. Programme Structure Duration: 1.5 years Year 1 Semester 1 Public Policy Development Analysis Strategic Public Sector Governance Research Methodology and Applied Statistical Techniques Semester 2 Public Administration and Development Management Theory Advanced Financial Management in the Public Sector Programme Planning and Project Management Year 2 Elective: Choose 1 module: Public Sector Leadership and Change Management Professional Ethics for Public Service Managers Development Economics Human Resource Management in the Public Sector Sustainability and Disaster Management Dissertation An Honours Degree or Postgraduate Diploma; or A Bachelors NQF level 8 degree; and Five years working experience, of which two years are in a supervisory/managerial capacity. It is possible in exceptional circumstances to gain entry to the programme on the basis of Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). For further information on this alternative admissions route, contact a student consultant at Mancosa [GSB]. [-]

MCom in Economics (Coursework)

Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
Campus Part time 1 - 2 years February 2017 South Africa Port Elizabeth

MCom in Economics (Coursework) [+]

Best Part time Masters in Economics and Administration in South Africa. GENERAL Except as otherwise provided below, the degree Master of Commerce: Economics shall be awarded in accordance with the General Rules for Masters’ Degrees as published in the General Prospectus and the Postgraduate Research Policy. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS An Honours degree in Economics, or its equivalent, with an aggregate pass of 60%. RE-ADMISSION RULES A Master’s candidate shall be permitted to repeat a failed module once. In the event of a research treatise being rejected outright by the examiners, there will be no further opportunity to re-submit an improved version of that or any other research treatise (see Rule G4.8.5). DURATION The qualification shall extend over a minimum period of one year and a maximum period of four years of full-time study. [-]

Master of Public Administration

Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
Campus Part time 2 years February 2017 South Africa Port Elizabeth

This internationally accredited professional postgraduate programme is designed to enhance the knowledge and skills of public managers. [+]

Master of Public Administration This internationally accredited professional postgraduate programme is designed to enhance the knowledge and skills of public managers. The programme may be studied in either semi-distance education or part-time format. Faculty of ARTS VISION AND MISSION The vision of our Faculty is to be synonymous with the highest professional standards in Arts Education, acknowledged by the community that we serve for both our academic as well as our cultural leadership. Students are encouraged to strive for excellence in all disciplines. The Faculty offers many academic qualifications with a more vocational and/or professional emphasis. All qualifications are led by qualified and experienced staff, many of whom have national reputations in their chosen fields. Research guidance for postgraduate degree studies leading to the Doctoral level are attended to by expert lecturers and study leaders. [-]

MPhil in Development Finance

University of Stellenbosch Business School (USB)
Campus 2 years March 2017 South Africa Cape Town

The MPhil in Development Finance (MDevF) covers all aspects of development finance, including a thorough understanding of the theories underpinning development finance practices. It also focuses on enterprise-level development finance and sustainable growth. This makes the MDevF a cri​tical-skills degree for Africa. It is aimed at people who are involved with finance and financial management issues in developing countries. [+]

Best Part time Masters in Economics and Administration in South Africa. The MPhil in Development Finance (MDevF) covers all aspects of development finance, including a thorough understanding of the theories underpinning development finance practices. It also focuses on enterprise-level development finance and sustainable growth. This makes the MDevF a cri​tical-skills degree for Africa. It is aimed at people who are involved with finance and financial management issues in developing countries. Learning philosophy Implementing African-driven solutions is the new approach to the economic development of the African continent. With this qualification participants will be able to: Use specialised knowledge to develop Africa where it matters Contribute towards sustainable development Implement Africa-driven solutions Shape finance policies and programmes Conduct in-depth research Understand the key role of DFIs and financial institutions Study while you work The MDevF is a 2-year modular programme, which means that you have to attend 3 blocks of 2 weeks each on the USB campus in Bellville, Cape Town. Off-campus you have to complete a research assignment. This enables students from all over South Africa and other countries to attend – even when working full-time. Structure and content Overview Attend 3 blocks spread over 2 years: The MDevF is presented as a modular programme over two years. Students attend three class contact sessions of a fortnight each over a period of two years, and complete a research assignment. Core subjects, electives and research assignment: Students need to do the six core modules, as well as two electives chosen from a list of options. These electives provide areas of specialisation. Students also need to write a research assignment. Course methodology: A mix of highly interactive lectures/course material, case studies and a workshop on financial risk and structure. Handbooks, guidelines, articles, journal materials and a matrix /checklists will serve as reference material for future project design and delivery. Credits: 180 credits (120 credits for course work and 60 credits for the research assignment) Core modules The core modules consist of: Economic Development Perspectives in Africa Issues in Banking and Finance Microfinance Project Finance Governance and Ethics Research Methods in Development Finance Electives Small-scale Enterprise Development Development Project Management African and Emerging Financial Markets Environmental Finance Business Forecasting and Econometric Analysis Public Sector Finance Infrastructural Finance Corporate Finance Leadership Development​ Financial Sector Regulation and Development Investment Promotion Research assignment The research assignment forms an integral part of this master’s programme and carries a total of 60 credits which represent one-third of the credit requirements of the programme. The research assignment is usually between 15 000 – 25 000 words on a topic of the student’s choice. Students are encouraged to base their research assignments on topics of direct professional interest to them. Important dates​ First intake: 6 – 18 March 2017 28 August – 9 September 2017 Second intake: 27 March – 8 April 2017 25 September – 7 October 2017 Deadline for applications South African students: 30 November each year ARPL applicants: 30 October of each year Foreign students from (visa-exempt) SADC countries: 30 October each year Foreign students from other African countries and rest of world: 30 September each year ​ Important Study permits for foreign students at USB: Study permits for foreign students at USB: Obtaining a study permit (study visa) from the South African authorities takes up to 12 weeks from the date of being offered a place on a programme at USB – hence the early application deadline for foreign students. Multiple entry visas: Students from non-SADC African countries and other countries with visa requirements who need to apply for study visas can obtain a letter from USB confirming the duration of registration at USB. This will help students to obtain multiple-entry study visas in case of modular studies. Timetable changes: Timetable changes: USB reserves the right to change dates of the lecture schedule or subjects per term table. Students will be informed of any changes in good time. Late applications: Late applications: USB will do everything possible to accommodate applications submitted after the closing date. [-]