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WPCS 2.1.2
Tuition Fees:$2,255 /year
Part-time Study:2 Years
Applications Begin:April 2021
Final Award:Master of Commerce (MCom)
Start Date:February 2022
Academic Unit:College of Business and Economics
Campus:Kingsway Campus
Course Type:Master by Coursework
Application Deadline: 30 October 2021
Programme Overview

The purpose of this qualification is to equip students with the specialist knowledge and skills required to undertake rigorous economic analysis in competition and regulatory matters, contributing to the sub-field of applied economics.

Successful students will be able to use these skills to analyse firm behaviour in competition cases for the competition authorities and in the private sector. This includes mergers, abuse of dominance and cartel cases across a range of industries.

Students will be able to evaluate the potential harm of anticompetitive behaviour to consumers, industrial sectors and the economy as a whole. Students will further engage with important regulatory matters such as tariff setting and investment decisions in regulated industries such as telecommunications, banking, energy and transportation, which have far-reaching economic implications.

Students will put into practice theoretical economic concepts related to competition and regulatory economics and undertake discipline-specific research.

Curriculum

• Microeconomic Issues in Competition and Economic Regulation

• Macroeconomic Issues in Competition and Economic Regulation

• Financial Analysis for Competition and Economic Regulation

• Minor Dissertation: Competition and Economic Regulation

• Advanced Economics of Competition and Regulation

• Research Methods for Analysis of Competition and Economic Regulation

• Quantitative Methods and Econometrics for Application in Competition and Economic Regulation

• Minor Dissertation: Competition and Economic Regulation

Admission Requirements

A potential student must be in possession of:

• An Honours degree in Economics at NQF level 8; or

• An Honours Degree or equivalent qualification in Arts, Business, Commerce, Management or Science at NQF level 8 majoring in Economics.

Selection is based on academic merit and the availability of places and hence, may entail the use of additional criteria/requirements; and

Final admission requirements will, from time to time, be adjusted by the department/ College to account for any University/national higher education requirements or amendments

Application Process
Application Fees for South African Students: $12
Application Fees for SADC and African Students: $12

ONLINE APPLICATION PROCESS

Please note the following:

— No application fee will be charged for online applications.

— If you have previously applied and have a UJ student number, please call the UJ Call Centre (011 559 4555) to ensure that your cell number and email address are captured on our student database. This will ensure you receive a PIN number to complete the online application process.

An applicant must go to www.uj.ac.za/Apply and select online web application.

PAPER APPLICATIONS

Paper application forms are available on request at a fee of R200. Please note, there is no payment required for online applications.

NB: If you receive a conditional acceptance letter, your matric results will determine final admission into the programme you have applied for. Only then will you be allowed to register.

Career Opportunities

Career opportunities for this programme include:
• Chief Policy Officer.
• Client Associate.
• Financial Controller

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Tuition Fees for South African Students: $2,255
Tuition Fees for SADC and African Students: $2,438

*The normal Tuition Fees for South African Students is R41,950

35% of the tuition fees need to be paid by April, and 100% by July.

All students must pay at least R3,870 before they begin their studies while students residing on campus will need to pay at least R6,470 before the begin.

*In addition to normal tuition fees, students from the Southern African Development Community (SADC) member countries and other African Countries pay a non-refundable ICT levy, a registration fee, and a non-refundable international levy of R2,000.

*In addition to normal tuition fees, students from the rest of the world (outside Africa) pay a non-refundable ICT levy, a registration fee, plus a non-refundable international levy of R17,000

International Levy Amount:
-SADC & Africa – R2,000
-Rest of the World – R17,000

ICT Levy – R430
Registration Fee – R610

The SADC member countries are Angola, Botswana, Democratic Republic of Congo, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

For International Students:
**
International Student Tuition Fees = Normal Tuition Fee (R41,950) + International Levy (R2,000) + ICT Levy (R430) +Registration Fee (R610) = R‭44,990‬
-an upfront payment of 30% of tuition fees should be paid at registration.
-then 35% of the tuition fees should be paid by next 30 April.
-and the final 35% of the tuition fees should be paid by 31 July.
The University will offer a 5% discount should all fees be paid at registration.
Fees generally increase between 5 and 15 percent per year. Please contact the University in December to obtain the approved fees for the 2021 academic year.

Relevant Contact

 
Mr. Nathaniel Mudzunga
Faculty Officer
 
Miss. Charlene Eloff
Faculty Officer
 
Mr. Oratilwe Mereyotlhe
Administrative Assistant