All the info you need to know about B.Com Honours Quantitative Finance
Become a quantitative finance expert through the acquisition of theoretical and practical training to understand and implement mathematical financial models.
This qualification is vital to enter into professional practise or management positions within the quantitative finance services industry.
Once achieving the completion of this curriculum, you will have the necessary groundwork for further specialisation within the financial engineering and advanced quantitative finance fields.
The South African Financial services industry builds our national, intellectual and economic infrastructure through the provision of self-reflexive, scientifically trained professionals. This is possible through the completion of this challenging yet rewarding qualification.
Improve your Quantitative Finance skills to the next level
The B.Com (Hons) Quantitative Finance qualification is a full-time, 1-year.
Know what you need to meet the necessary requirements to qualify for a position to study with UJ. You should have the below and have completed Mathematics (specifically calculus) and/or Statistics at an NQF level 5 or 6:
- Appropriate Bachelors Degree*
* with a minimum average of 65% for the final year modules
Full-time (1 year)
|Research Project: Quantitative Finance||RPQ8X00||30 Credits|
|Semester Modules |
| First Semester||Second Semester|
|Module Name||Module Code||NQF Credits||Module Name||Module Code||NQF Credits|
|Introduction to Derivative Securities||IDS8X01||10||Interest Rate Modelling||IRM8X02||12|
|Numerical Methods in Finance||NMF8X01||12|
|Risk Measurement 1||RMO8X01||10||Risk Measurement 2||RMT8X02||10|
|South African Financial Instruments and Markets||SAF8X01||12|||||||
|Stochastic Process for Finance – Discrete||SPD8X02||12||Stochastic Process for Finance – Continuous||SPC8X02||12|
|5-semester Modules||56||3-semester Modules||34|
Explore further opportunities to study post your honours
Completing the Honours curriculum will allow students to apply to the following programmes to heighten their knowledge within their profession:
|Masters in Commerce|
|Investment Management Research||Investment Management Course Work|
|Quantitative Finance||Asset Management Course Work|