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The opportunities that South African universities have to offer are many. South Africa makes great strides to restructure its educational system and the universities, investing more money into this sector than many other countries, developing high quality Master in South Africa programs. Consequently universities in South Africa turn out to be world-class academic institutions offering possibilities of high level research in various fields of knowledge, and they attract academics from all around the world.

There are twenty-one universities in South Africa, and each one of them is autonomous, which gives much freedom for research and scientific projects of all kinds. Some of the leading universities offering Master in South Africa programs are situated in dynamic cities where students and scholars carry out top-notch research in physics, astrophysics, chemistry and cutting-edge technology. All these facts make a Master in South Africa a highly attractive and promising place for study.

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Master of Commerce in the Field of Accounting (MCom Accounting)

University of the Witwatersrand
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years February 2018 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

The MCom programme comprises of a 50% research component and a 50% course work component. The research component is one compulsory outcome the final research report. The course work component has one compulsory module, research theory and design. [+]

Masters in South Africa 2017/2018. Programme Description and Curriculum Outline The MCom programme comprises of a 50% research component and a 50% course work component. The research component is one compulsory outcome the final research report. The course work component has one compulsory module, research theory and design. Students are then required to choose three elective modules out of the four modules offered. Students are required to pass a total of four courses and their final research report in order to graduate with the MCom degree in the field of accounting. Research (50%) ACCN 7006 Research Report (Compulsory) Course Work (50%) ACCN 7021 Research Theory and Design (Compulsory) ACCN 7010 Corporate Financial Reporting (Elective) ACCN 7017 Theory of Finance and Corporate Policy (Elective) ACCN 7019 Auditing (Elective) ACCN 7018 Advanced Management Accounting and Control (Elective) Duration F/T (1 year) or P/T (2 years) by coursework and research. Benefits of the Programme The MCom Accounting programme reflects on topical issues in the profession throughout the degree and this is beneficial to students and professionals in the field as it assists with updating their knowledge and remaining relevant in the fast-changing world. There is a focus on writing skills and communication which has benefited all students on the programme. Overall the degree provides both academics and professionals with a relevant post graduate degree in the Accounting field. Enrolment Criteria/Admission Requirements Admission into the Master of Commerce is generally considered based on the criteria below: A three year undergraduate degree with a major... [-]

Master of Management in the Field of Innovation Studies

University of the Witwatersrand
Campus Full time 1 year January 2018 South Africa Johannesburg

Long-term economic growth is being driven by technological innovation. Equip yourself to understand and manage the innovation process in ways that will lead to competitive firms and sustainable, human-centred development. [+]

Master of Management in the Field of Innovation Studies Long-term economic growth is being driven by technological innovation. Equip yourself to understand and manage the innovation process in ways that will lead to competitive firms and sustainable, human-centred development. The WBS Master of Management in Innovation Studies (MM Innovation Studies) is an interdisciplinary, specialist programme that investigates innovation and its impact on firm profitability and economic growth, and how it can be shaped for the achievement of broader societal goals. The programme is designed for individuals with relevant undergraduate degrees such as business, economics, social sciences, natural sciences, engineering and law who intend to pursue careers in specific areas of innovation management or innovation policy in business, academia, development institutions or other civil society organisations. It may also be attractive to mid-level career professionals who are working with agencies or firms, and who may be responsible for developing and executing innovation strategies and programmes at the local, regional, national or international levels. The programme draws on disciplinary traditions in management, economics, public policy, humanities, social science and natural sciences, and provides the essential breadth of knowledge which will enable graduates to skilfully engage in shaping innovation both for increased competitiveness and for socio-economic development. WBS has established an active research and teaching programme in innovation studies that is anchored on three main pillars: The systemic understanding of innovation as a social system involving several actors who work together to ensure that an invention or an idea is nurtured, make risky... [-]

Master of Management in the Field of Finance and Investment

University of the Witwatersrand
Campus Full time 1 year January 2018 South Africa Johannesburg

Become a master of finance and investment with tools and knowledge designed to expand your world view and act as a catalyst for change and success in a local context. [+]

Masters in South Africa 2017/2018. Master of Management in the Field of Finance and Investment Become a master of finance and investment with tools and knowledge designed to expand your world view and act as a catalyst for change and success in a local context. Explore the intricate world of finance on a graduate level with the Master of Management in the Field of Finance and Investment, one of the hallmarks of the Wits Business School. With a special focus on the emerging market and its particular financial needs, the MMFI is designed to administer dedicated, comprehensive training to prospective financial practitioners, increasing their knowledge base exponentially for effective real-world application. Learn the inner workings of financial markets, the inherent opportunities present, and how to channel this understanding into making a valuable contribution on a local scale for our collective benefit. Curriculum The Master of Management in the Field of Finance and Investment is a full-time, one-year block-release programme. It includes a set of core courses, track-oriented elective courses, and a programme thesis that must be completed in 12 months. The thesis will focus on one of the following specialisation streams: Investment and Financial Engineering; Banking, Capital Markets and International Finance; or Corporate Finance. As a block-release programme, it is designed to accommodate working students and students who need to tool-up quickly to advance their careers in the finance field. Core Courses Corporate Finance and Financial Statement Analysis Investments Finance Macro-Environment Analysis Applied Finance Econometrics Electives Students choose four electives... [-]

LLM in Insurance Law

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years February 2018 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

Are you interested in the insurance industry and how it works in South Africa? Do you want to know how insurance products function in the financial services industry? Do you want to gain expert knowledge on specialised matters pertaining to insurance litigation? [+]

Are you interested in the insurance industry and how it works in South Africa? Do you want to know how insurance products function in the financial services industry? Do you want to gain expert knowledge on specialised matters pertaining to insurance litigation? Insurance is a grudge purchase and many South Africans only acquire this particular financial product as part of credit transactions. Other types of insurance products are often utilised by prudent consumers as part of a savings strategy. Be it as it may, there is a variety of insurance products available and these products are marketed and sold on a daily basis. In addition, it is inconceivable that any lawyer who practices commercial law should not have a well-founded knowledge of insurance law. Insurance as we know it has had an interesting development in South Africa and many legal systems influenced the insurance contract as we know it. Recent developments such as the introduction of the Financial Advisory and Intermediary Services Act 37 of 2002 and the introduction of the so-called “Twin Peaks” system of financial regulation created a fairly complex legal framework for insurance and this has lead to tension in the industry. The challenge is therefore to gain knowledge of the legal framework, to identify the challenges that South African consumers face, to consider the Policyholder Protection Rules and other consumer protection measures and to evaluate the system by comparing it to other legal systems. Insurance is a powerful tool with which consumers may protect themselves against... [-]

Master of Public Administration

University of Fort Hare
Campus Full time 2 - 4 years February 2018 South Africa Alice

Target group Scholars and practitioners in the discipline of Public Administration and Management, who are grounded in the theoretical/foundational modules in the discipline and are keen to carry out research around a problem. [+]

Masters in South Africa 2017/2018. Target group Scholars and practitioners in the discipline of Public Administration and Management, who are grounded in the theoretical/foundational modules in the discipline and are keen to carry out research around a problem. Admission/Entry requirement Learners must hold a four-year Bachelors degree or Honours in the subject of Public Administration. A person shall not be regarded as a learner unless such a person has been admitted to the degree required (Public Administration) Note that an assessment of work profile, research potential and other professional qualifications may be required. Also note that applicants may be invited for an interview and/or required to write a paper. Duration of the Programme Programme is by research work Not less than two years and not more than 4 years Where necessary, learners may be advised to register specific MPA modules to deepen and sharpen their theoretical understanding Program Structure The candidate is expected to complete & pass the examination of his/her research project. [-]

Master of Commerce

University of Fort Hare
Campus Full time February 2018 South Africa Alice

Learners exiting from this programme will be able to demonstrate management knowledge, skills and applied competency in a large number of fields of the Economic and Management Sciences specifically directed to the private sector. Learners could enter various employment opportunities as business managers as well as self-employed entrepreneurs in highly competitive multi-cultural business environments. [+]

Learners exiting from this programme will be able to demonstrate management knowledge, skills and applied competency in a large number of fields of the Economic and Management Sciences specifically directed to the private sector. Learners could enter various employment opportunities as business managers as well as self-employed entrepreneurs in highly competitive multi-cultural business environments. [-]

MCom/MPhil in Transport Economics (RD)

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years February 2018 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

This programme is research-based with no coursework. Students and their study leaders decide on a research topic after which the student follows an agreed-upon research programme until the completion of the dissertation. [+]

Masters in South Africa 2017/2018. This programme is research-based with no coursework. Students and their study leaders decide on a research topic after which the student follows an agreed-upon research programme until the completion of the dissertation. The studies can either be quantitative or qualitative in nature or a combination of both. Students are also supported through the university statistical support services in questionnaire design and data interpretation. Students undertaking the MCom Degree must have a BCom (Honours) in the field of study whilst students on the MPhil can come from other disciplines, provided they have the required academic foundation for the field of study. Admission requirements A relevant Honours Degree in Transport Economics on NQF Level 7 or 8. Applications are subject to a screening and selection process. Duration of programme Full-time: 1 year minimum, 2 years maximum Part-time: 2 years minimum, 3 years maximum Contact details Name: Ms R Ramsaroop / Tel: +27 (0)11 559 4979 / Email: rramsaroop@uj.ac.za [-]

MCom/MPhil in Logistics Management (RD)

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years February 2018 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

This programme is research-based with no coursework. Students and their study leaders decide on a research topic after which the student follows an agreed-upon research programme until the completion of the dissertation. The studies can either be quantitative or qualitative in nature or a combination of both. Students are also supported through the university statistical support services in questionnaire design and data interpretation. [+]

This programme is research-based with no coursework. Students and their study leaders decide on a research topic after which the student follows an agreed-upon research programme until the completion of the dissertation. The studies can either be quantitative or qualitative in nature or a combination of both. Students are also supported through the university statistical support services in questionnaire design and data interpretation. Students undertaking the MCom Degree must have a BCom (Honours) in the field of study whilst students on the MPhil can come from other disciplines, provided they have the required academic foundation for the field of study. Admission requirements A relevant Honours Degree in Logistics Management on NQF Level 7 or 8. Applications are subject to a screening and selection process. Duration of programme Full-time: 1 year minimum, 2 years maximum Part-time: 2 years minimum, 3 years maximum Contact details Name: Ms R Ramsaroop / Tel: +27 (0)11 559 4979 / Email: rramsaroop@uj.ac.za [-]

MCom/MPhil in Leadership in Performance and Change (CW)

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years February 2018 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

The aim of the qualification is to develop the applied competence of the student on an advanced (executive) level in the mastering, analysis, interpretation and understanding of performance, change and organisational development principles and methods. The qualification puts the student in a position to register as Personnel Practitioner with the South African Board of Personnel Practice. It also equips the student to work as a human resource manager or organisational development specialist on an advanced level in organisations. The qualification will further enable students to work as consultants in own businesses as well as consulting business ventures. [+]

Masters in South Africa 2017/2018. The aim of the qualification is to develop the applied competence of the student on an advanced (executive) level in the mastering, analysis, interpretation and understanding of performance, change and organisational development principles and methods. The qualification puts the student in a position to register as Personnel Practitioner with the South African Board of Personnel Practice. It also equips the student to work as a human resource manager or organisational development specialist on an advanced level in organisations. The qualification will further enable students to work as consultants in own businesses as well as consulting business ventures. Admission requirements An appropriate Honours Degree in the broader field of Human Resource Management, Industrial Psychology, Human Resource Development or Employment Relations. Students should previously have distinguished themselves as managers or human resource managers with considerable work experience in organisations (minimum of 3-5 years). Students must be computer literate and have Internet access with an Honours module in Research Methodology (NQF Level 8 or 9) and an average of at least 65% for the Honours Degree. A module at least of undergraduate level or above, in Statistical Methods or Analytical Techniques. Student number constraints necessitate a selection process consisting of a full day assessment centre and psychometric assessments. Duration of programme Full-time: 1 year minimum, 2 years maximum Part-time: 2 years minimum, 3 years maximum Contact details Name: Ms A Ferreira / Tel: +27 (0)11 559 2079 / Email: amandaf@uj.ac.za [-]

MCom in Industrial Psychology (RD)

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years February 2018 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

The student should develop the intellectual and professional skills to provide evidence of the ability to independently produce scientific work at an acceptable level. This will require competence in the application of related research methodology, the ability to conduct and complete an approved research study, the oral and written competence to present results and findings, and the academic and personal maturity to critically reflect on all aspects of the study. [+]

The student should develop the intellectual and professional skills to provide evidence of the ability to independently produce scientific work at an acceptable level. This will require competence in the application of related research methodology, the ability to conduct and complete an approved research study, the oral and written competence to present results and findings, and the academic and personal maturity to critically reflect on all aspects of the study. Admission requirements An Honours qualification in Industrial Psychology on NQF Level 7 or 8 with a minimum of 65% average. Statistical methods or analytical techniques must have been included in undergraduate curricula. Potential students must have passed a module in research methodology at Honours NQF Level 8. Related experience which is considered relevant and sufficient by the Department of Industrial Psychology and People Management will also be assessed. Student number constraints necessitate a selection process. Duration of programme Full-time: 1 year minimum, 2 years maximum Part-time: Two year minimum, 3 years maximum Contact details Name: Ms E Stapelberg / Tel: +27 (0)11 559 2557 / Email: elmaries@uj.ac.za [-]

MCom/MPhil in Industrial Psychology Professional (CW)

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years February 2018 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

The aim of the qualification is to develop the applied competence of the student on an advanced level in mastering analysis, interpretation and understanding of industrial psychological principles and methods. It puts the student in a position to register as an Industrial Psychologist (with the South African Professional Board of Psychology) to work on an advanced level in the fields of Human Resource Management and Industrial Psychology. [+]

Masters in South Africa 2017/2018. The aim of the qualification is to develop the applied competence of the student on an advanced level in mastering analysis, interpretation and understanding of industrial psychological principles and methods. It puts the student in a position to register as an Industrial Psychologist (with the South African Professional Board of Psychology) to work on an advanced level in the fields of Human Resource Management and Industrial Psychology. Admission requirements An Honours qualification in Industrial Psychology on NQF Level 7 or 8 with a minimum of 65% average. Statistical methods or analytical techniques must have been included in undergraduate curricula. Potential students must have passed a module in research methodology at Honours NQF Level 7. Related experience which is considered relevant and sufficient by the Department of Industrial Psychology and People Management will also be assessed. Student number constraints necessitate a selection process. Duration of programme Full-time: 1 year minimum, 2 years maximum Part-time: 2 years minimum, 3 years maximum Contact details Name: Ms E Stapelberg / Tel: +27 (0)11 559 2557 / Email: elmaries@uj.ac.za [-]

MCom/MPhil in Human Resource Management (RD)

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years February 2018 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

Students should develop the intellectual and professional skills that provide them with the opportunity to show evidence of independent and original scientific work. This qualification will further provide the student with the opportunity to display competence in the application of related research methodology, the proper written and/or oral communication of the research process and findings, as well as to reflect on the research process and findings. [+]

Students should develop the intellectual and professional skills that provide them with the opportunity to show evidence of independent and original scientific work. This qualification will further provide the student with the opportunity to display competence in the application of related research methodology, the proper written and/or oral communication of the research process and findings, as well as to reflect on the research process and findings. Admission requirements An appropriate Honours Degree in the broader field of Human Resource Management, Industrial Psychology, Human Resource Development or Employment Relations. Students should previously have distinguished themselves as managers or human resource managers with considerable work experience in organisations (minimum of 3-5 years). Students must be computer literate and have Internet access with an Honours module in Research Methodology (NQF Level 8 or 9) and an average of at least 65% for the Honours Degree. Student number constraints necessitate a selection process consisting of a full day assessment centre and psychometric assessments. Duration of programme Full-time: 1 year minimum, 2 years maximum Part-time: 2 years minimum, 3 years maximum Contact details Name: Ms A Ferreira / Tel: +27 (0)11 559 2079 / Email: amandaf@uj.ac.za [-]

MCom/MPhil in Employment Relations (RD)

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years February 2018 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

Students should develop the intellectual and professional skills that provide them with the opportunity to show evidence of independent and original scientific work. This qualification will further provide the student with the opportunity to display competence in the application of related research methodology and the research process and findings. [+]

Masters in South Africa 2017/2018. Students should develop the intellectual and professional skills that provide them with the opportunity to show evidence of independent and original scientific work. This qualification will further provide the student with the opportunity to display competence in the application of related research methodology and the research process and findings. Admission requirements The student who is in possession of a BCom Honours qualification on NQF Level 7 or 8 may apply. The Dean of the Faculty of Management may refuse a student admission to the Master’s qualification, if of the opinion thet the student’s academic background in inadequate. Duration of programme Full-time: 1 year minimum, 2 years maximum Part-time: 2 years minimum, 3 years maximum Contact details Name: Ms A Ferreira / Tel: +27 (0)11 559 2079 / Email: amandaf@uj.ac.za [-]

MCom / MPhil in Business Management

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years February 2018 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

In MCom in Business Management (CW) the student should develop intellectual competencies and practical skills in the mastering, analysis, interpretation and application of basic and advanced management principles in the different functional units of the business organisation, and be able to reflect on their managerial decisions and applications and to assess the effect thereof in the holistic context of management as a practice. In MPhil in Business Management (RD) The student should develop applied competence in the mastering, interpretation, reflecting on and application of business management principles. [+]

MCom in Business Management The student should develop intellectual competencies and practical skills in the mastering, analysis, interpretation and application of basic and advanced management principles in the different functional units of the business organisation, and be able to reflect on their managerial decisions and applications and to assess the effect thereof in the holistic context of management as a practice. Admission requirements A potential student should be in possession of a BCom Hons qualification, or an equivalent four-year qualification with Honours status, (excluding BTech) with a minimum level of competency on NQF level 8. Those candidates who do not possess a qualification in Management are directed to a bridging year before being accepted on the MCom (Business Management) programme. The bridging year comprises of four modules: Economics, Business Management, Accounting and Corporate Law. Students who do not complete the bridging year retain the credits obtained up to that stage. A potential student should have a 60% average for the Honours Degree obtained. Individual specialist areas may have different requirements. A potential student should have at least 2 years industry experience. Students must have adequate English language proficiency by passing a literacy test. Duration of programme Part-time: 2 years minimum, 3 years maximum Contact details Name: Ms Z Tshwete Tel: +27 (0)11 559 3363 / Email: ztshwete@uj.ac.za MPhil in Business Management (RD) The student should develop applied competence in the mastering, interpretation, reflecting on and application of business management principles. Through the Master’s dissertation a qualifying student show evidence of... [-]

MPhil in Personal and Professional Leadership (CW)

University of Johannesburg
Campus Part time 2 - 3 years February 2018 South Africa Johannesburg

Upon successful completion of all the requirements for this Degree, the student will acquire a practice-oriented and personally enriching Master’s qualification within two years, coaching skills and new career opportunities as a personal and professional leader, manager or PPL facilitator. [+]

Masters in South Africa 2017/2018. Upon successful completion of all the requirements for this Degree, the student will acquire a practice-oriented and personally enriching Master’s qualification within two years, coaching skills and new career opportunities as a personal and professional leader, manager or PPL facilitator. Admission requirements An appropriate Honours Degree or its equivalent with an average of at least 65% for the Honours Degree. Computer literacy and access to the Internet, as well as a minimum of three years’ work experience. A module in Research Technology at Honours Degree level is essential. It is expected of a student to pass a recognised literacy test. Please note: Student number constraints necessitate a selection process. Contact details Email: leadership@uj.ac.za [-]