School of Investment & Banking

The School of Investment and Banking assists students in building a career in the banking and investment industry, with qualifications and courses offered from entry level all the way to advanced level. 

The School has strong industry links, which ensures that the content is both theoretically grounded and relevant and applicable to the student's current or future work environment. Students receive superior support from a team with academic as well as practical experience.

The School has experience in offering full qualifications to employed individuals as well as to school leavers. Most qualifications are delivered via distance learning with a strong online component, while selected programmes can be taken via contact learning at our Melville Campus in Johannesburg.

Apart from this, the School has vast experience in delivering customised programmes to corporate clients (including learnerships), with a blended learning approach.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Banking is central to trade, commerce and the financial industry in general, and plays a critical role in the economy. The South African banking sector is viewed as a world-class, strong regulatory and supervisory environment. It has adequate capital, technology and infrastructure, and employs over 200 000 people. There is a continuous drive in the sector to employ qualified individuals or to upskill internal staff, in line with international regulatory and supervisory requirements.

Employment in the banking sector is highly sought-after. The field has a strong professional image and offers a variety of opportunities for growth in an exciting and challenging, yet stable environment, with the potential for global exposure.

An NQF Level 5 qualification is an appropriate starting point for a career in this dynamic field, as it offers students foundational knowledge of banking products and services. It ensures a good understanding of how a bank and the various roleplayers operate in this ever-changing environment. It is important for a student to know where they are heading to ensure that the qualifications pursued align with their desired career path.

Interested students are encouraged to familiarise themselves with the various roles and associated responsibilities in the banking field, before selecting a study path. This will enable individuals to make well-informed decisions when selecting modules.

Further along in a banking career, individuals tend to select to study a programme, such as the BCom with a major in Banking or Banking and Investment Management or Credit, as well as the Postgraduate Diploma in Banking. With this, students can acquire knowledge of banking at a higher level, preparing them for a head office or management position. 

The School of Investment and Banking assists students in building a career in the banking and investment industry with qualifications and courses from entry level all the way to advanced level. The School has strong industry links, which ensures that the content remains both theoretically grounded and relevant and applicable to the student's current or future work environment. Students receive superior support from a team with academic as well as practical experience. 

The investment industry is large and diverse, and offers challenging careers in many different areas. Career opportunities include regulation and supervision; auditing and consulting; investment management and investment analysis; broking and trading; investment administration and compliance; and education and training. 

Individuals should have the aptitude for a multifaceted industry that requires continuous study and learning because of its dynamic nature. The NQF Level 5 Higher Certificate in Investment Administration qualification is a great starting point. Here students will be exposed to the basic types of investment instruments and the back-office functions that are fulfilled in investment administration.

Further along in a career, students should select to study a programme such as the BCom with a major in Investment Management as well as the Postgraduate Diploma in Investment Management. The latter programme will teach students more about the investment industry, the instruments traded, and how the markets and participants are regulated and expected to behave. These qualifications are closely aligned with the CFA exam.

Having acquired one of these qualifications, the student will be equipped with the basic tools for an investment career. It is at this point that the student can choose in which area to specialise.  

Your first port of call should be our Student Services department.

They're available on 086 999 0001 or via email at studentservices@milpark.ac.za

In South Africa, all higher education programmes must be quality assured by the Council of Higher Education's Quality Committee (HEQC). Once the HEQC has approved a programme, it is registered by the Department of Higher Education and Training, and is also listed on the National Qualifications Authority (known to most of us as SAQA). 

Milpark Education is registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET). Our qualifications are accredited by the Council of Higher Education (CHE) and registered with the South African Qualification Authority (SAQA).