Business School

Why study Finance?

Finance is the study of how individuals and firms allocate resources through time.

What are the career paths?

Become an investment banker, merchant banker, corporate banker, merger and acquisition specialist, corporate finance specialist, treasury specialist, stockbroker or a financial analyst.


Programmes available

You can study Finance in the following programmes:

Bachelor of Commerce (BCom)
The BCom offers Finance as a single major or as a double major alongside one of the other majors offered within the BCom. Due to the close link between the two disciplines, Finance combines well with Accounting and is one of student’s most popular double major choices. You can also study the Bachelor of Commerce in Finance as part of a conjoint degree programme where you study for two degrees at once.

Bachelor of Commerce (Hons)
The BCom (Hons) is one fulltime year of postgraduate study following the Bachelor of Commerce degree. Entry is by invitation only and is based on superior grades in the subject area.

Master of Commerce (MCom)
The MCom degree is a two-year postgraduate programme. The first year is coursework, which may be taken as bachelor honours, while the second year comprises a research thesis.

Master of Management (MMgt)
The 15-month Master of Management is a professional coursework business masters degree that will add value to your bachelor’s degree and enhance your employment prospects. Students can specialise in business, international business or accounting.

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
As a general rule you need to have successfully completed either a bachelor honours degree or masters degree to be eligible to study for a PhD in Finance.