WPCS 2.1.2
Tuition Fees:$2,670 /year
Applications Begin:March 2021
Final Award:Bachelor of Commerce (BCom)
Start Date:February 2022
Academic Unit:Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences
Application Deadline: 30 June 2021
Programme Overview

The focal area Investment Management is specifically developed to enable you to study successfully for Level 1 of the examination for the international Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA®) qualification, after you have completed a BCom with this focal area.

The international CFA is a qualification focussed on portfolio management and investment analysis (shares, bonds, derivative instruments and real estate).

All the learning outcomes of Level 1 of the CFA examinations are covered in the second- and third-year modules in Investment Management, the second-year modules in Economics, Financial Management and Financial Accounting, and the modules of the generic first-year BCom programme.

If you successfully complete a BCom programme with these modules, you may be considered for honours studies, where the learning outcomes of Level 2 and 3 of the international CFA examinations are covered. Complete information on the CFA programme is available at (click on “CFA program”).


First Year
Business Management 113(12), 142(6)

Economics 114(12), 144(12)

Financial Accounting 188(24)

Information Systems 112(6)

Statistical Methods 176(18)

[must pass with at least 65% to continue with second-year Statistics modules] or

Statistics 186(18)

Theory of Interest 152(6)

Recommended elective modules; Choose at least 24 credits.

Academic Discourse for EMS 114(12)

Business Communication 142(12)

Geo-Environmental Science 124(16), 154(16)

Industrial Psychology 114(12), 144(12)

Introduction to Transport and Logistics Systems 144(12)

Philosophy 114(12), 144(12)

Second Year
Economics 214(16), 244(16)

Financial Accounting 288(32)

Financial Management 214(16)

Investment Management 254(16)

Statistics 214(16), 224(16), 244(16)

Third Year
Financial Management 314(12), 332(12) [only compulsory for admission to BComHons (Financial Analysis)]

Investment Management 314(12), 324(12), 344(12), 348(12), 354(12)

Plus modules below to make up 120 credits.

Economics 318(24), 348(24)

Financial Management 314(12), 332(12), 352(12), 354(12)

Statistics 318(24), 348(24)

Admission Requirements

Admission requirements

– Overall National Senior Certificate average of at least 65%, excluding Life Orientation

– Mathematics 60%

– One of the following:

– Afrikaans Home Language 50% or

– English Home Language 50% or

– Afrikaans First Additional Language 60% or

– English First Additional Language 60%

Application Process
Application Fees for South African Students: $6
Application Fees for International Students: $0

All the undergraduate programmes in the Faculty have the same application procedure and closing date, unless otherwise specified (see the relevant programme entries for more information):

– Apply electronically at in the year before your intended studies. Applications open in March. Please note that for the Diploma in Sustainable Development, you must also complete a departmental application form.

– All applications close on 30 June, except for the Diploma and the Advanced Diploma in Public Accountability, which close 15 December.

– The closing dates mean that your application must be finalised and all documentation handed in by these dates. No applications that reach the University after the closing date will be accepted. In the case of the Diploma and the Advanced Diploma in Public Accountability, however, you may contact the programme coordinator to find out about late application.

International Students do not pay application fees.

Tuition Fees Details
    [ID] => 1631
    [key] => field_5a5d9edc676a4
    [label] => Tuition Fees Duration
    [name] => tuition_fees_duration
    [prefix] => acf
    [type] => select
    [value] => /year
    [menu_order] => 49
    [instructions] => 
    [required] => 0
    [id] => 
    [class] => 
    [conditional_logic] => 0
    [parent] => 169
    [wrapper] => Array
            [width] => 50
            [class] => 
            [id] => 

    [choices] => Array
            [/year] => /year
            [/month] => /month
            [/trimester] => /trimester
            [/semester] => /semester
            [for the full programme] => for the full programme

    [default_value] => Array

    [allow_null] => 0
    [multiple] => 0
    [ui] => 0
    [ajax] => 0
    [return_format] => value
    [placeholder] => 
    [_name] => tuition_fees_duration
    [_valid] => 1
Tuition Fees for South African Students: $2,670
Tuition Fees for International Students: $5,035

*South African students pay R44273 per year as tuition fees.
*Students from the Southern African Development Community (SADC) member countries, as well as Rwanda and Namibia, pay R60000 without an international tuition fee

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

*Students from Africa (Non-SADC) pay R60000 plus international tuition fees of R23940
*Students from the rest of the World (outside of Africa) pay R60000 plus international tuition fees of R50700


Relevant Contact

Prof. PD Erasmus
Subject Head
M Daniels
Administrative Officer