Do you have a BCom or similar qualification and want to enhance your knowledge of and skills in the area of investment management? Why not consider enrolling in Milpark Education’s Postgraduate Diploma in Investment Management?
The Postgraduate Diploma in Investment Management is designed to equip you with the skills necessary to function in an analytical or specialist manager position.
The Postgraduate Diploma in Investment Management is targeted at individuals and professionals wanting to deepen their knowledge of investments and financial instruments. It allows individuals to apply themselves to diverse roles within financial services depending on their background and specialization. The qualification will develop in you an understanding of the ethical and risk environments in which you will operate. You will also build on your prior economics knowledge and learn how economic scenarios are modelled and forecasted and then used to predict prices of financial instruments or market indices.
With assets under management of around R2 trillion, the investment management industry in South Africa is a powerhouse industry with attractive employment prospects. The structure of the industry follows stringent regulatory guidelines and compliance, and the overall market is made up of international and local firms that deploy a range of globally competitive tools and strategies. The purpose of the Postgraduate Diploma in Investment Management is to allow students to move into this field or deepen their knowledge of investment management at a postgraduate level. The heart of the Postgraduate Diploma in Investment Management is acquiring profound theoretical and practical knowledge of equities, fixed income, derivatives, other alternative instruments and portfolio management, as well as financial analysis and reporting. Students will also develop an understanding of the business and investment-specific ethics and corporate governance environments in which they will operate. Finally, students will be exposed to research methodology and then deepen their skills with an investment project related to economics and finance. With these added skills and knowledge, individuals will become strong candidates for various investment management positions in the sector.
The programme would be most suitable for a BCom or similar graduate who wants to improve his or her knowledge and skills in the area of investment management.
Successful completion of this qualification should enable the student to:
|Business Ethics and Corporate Governance (BECG01-8)||8||15||Compulsory|
|Equities and Fixed Income (EQFI01-8)||8||25||Compulsory|
|Finance for Non-financial Managers**||N/A||0||See below|
|Alternative Investments and Derivatives and Portfolio Management (AIDP01-8)||8||25||Compulsory|
|Financial Reporting and Analysis and Corporate Finance (FRAF01-8)||8||25||Compulsory|
|Investment Code of Ethics (ICET01-8)||8||5||Compulsory|
|Research Methodology (BRES01-8)||8||20||Electives|
|Economics and Statistics Project (ECPR01-8)||8||10||Electives|
|**This module is compulsory for all students who have not studied financial management at an undergraduate level or have no working
experience in financial management. This programme must be completed within the first semester of studies.
The minimum admission requirement is a relevant NQF 7 qualification (Bachelor degree or Advanced Diploma).
Depending on the modules completed in the undergraduate qualification as well as the work experience, Milpark might recommend certain bridging modules for individuals who need to augment their knowledge on certain subject matters.
*Kindly contact the relevant Programme Manager BEFORE applying online for admission on RPL grounds to determine availability, as RPL admissions are limited to 10% of the total intake and it is therefore continuously oversubscribed.
Applicants who do not have the required degree but who have extensive work experience and/or proven leadership in their field of endeavour may apply in terms of Milpark’s Recognition of Prior Learning policy; however, admission on these grounds is limited. RPL applicants must have a minimum of 10 years of employment experience and demonstrate potential to complete the programme, and must submit:
In addition, an applicant may be required to present him/herself for an interview with the Selection Panel.
Any applicant who has a certificate other than a South African National Senior Certificate has to provide:
|Close of Admission/application: 22 January 2024|
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|Close of Registration: 5 July 2024|
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