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Tuition Fees:$7,917 /year
Applications Begin:April 2021
Final Award:Master of Commerce (MCom)
Start Date:March 2022
Academic Unit:Faculty of Commerce
Campus:Breakwater Campus
Course Type:Master by Coursework & Dissertation
Application Deadline: 31 October 2021
Programme Overview

Development finance is a tool for people and institutions that want to influence development trends in an emerging market context and make large-scale changes that can positively impact quality of life.

The GSB has five decades of experience in business education in an emerging market context and is a globally-ranked business school with a world-class reputation. We are one of less than 100 business schools in the world to be triple-crown accredited.

MCom in Development Finance will give you the ability to conduct high-level research and engage in the policy decision-making process in development finance institutions, government, NGOs and the private sector.

You will gain a solid understanding of finance as applied in the international development context and the expertise to start initial investments that can thrive in economically challenging markets and provide sustainable outcomes

Curriculum

Students will be required to obtain 108 credits from compulsory courses, 12 credits from elective courses and 60 credits from their minor dissertation.

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements
An NQF 8 qualification or equivalent qualification in Economics, Accounting, Finance, or other finance-related qualification with a strong quantitative background.

OR an NQF 8 qualification or equivalent qualification in non-finance related disciplines with at least 3 years’ finance-related experience with a strong quantitative background.

Application Process
Application Fees for South African & SADC Students: $99
Application Fees for International Students: $251

How to apply
Submit your information and documents online, using the unique portal URL we provide you with. This allows us to get to know you and gives you the opportunity to gather all your information and documents. The required information includes:

**Updated CV
**Three motivational essays. The topics include:
– What is your motivation for applying for the programme
– How will this programme help you in achieving your vision and goals for your future?
– Why have you decided on UCT GSB for your application and what are your expectations for your GSB experience?
**Two evaluators forms. Approach two individuals who know you in a professional context, and who are not family members, to complete the confidential evaluator’s forms.

Career Opportunities

Some career opportunities are;
– Development finance practitioners.
– Civil servants.
– Staff of development finance institutions.
– Staff of other financial institutions.
– Entrepreneurs.
– Staff of NGOs.
– Work in the private sector.

Tuition Fees Details
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Tuition Fees for South African & SADC Students: $7,917
Tuition Fees for International Students: $11,518

South African/African citizens and permanent resident – R 131000 (total fees)
Non-African residents and International students – R 191000 (total fees)
South African/African citizens and permanent residents pay an Acceptance Deposit of R15000
Non-African residents and International students pay an Acceptance Deposit of R30000

Relevant Contact

 
Prof. Nicholas Biekpe
Programme Convener
 
Segran Nair
Open Academic Programmes Director