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    Advanced Diploma
    in Financial Markets
    20 MONTH PROGRAMME:120-130 CREDITS (*)
    FEES PER CREDIT - 2018: R 250
    MODULE FEES ARE REVISED ANNUALLY
(*) The Applied Financial Mathematics module includes an exemption exam.
The module will be exempted on the academic record if the exemption exam is passed.


Advanced Diploma in Financial Markets

The purpose of the Advanced Diploma in Financial Markets is to develop the student’s knowledge of the discipline of financial markets and trading. The programme is comprised of a focused curriculum to prepare the student for a career in financial markets. Mastering of the curriculum will provide students with the ability to synthesise financial market principles and apply financial instruments in a professional manner. Fundamental knowledge of global investments relevant to the financial market industry will be gained enabling the qualifying student to work in today’s world of professional financial markets. The programme emphasises competence, integrity, and application of ethics in a professional environment. The successful student will gain a global and South African financial market perspective and an in-depth understanding of the marketplace which will provide them with a competitive advantage for employment.


Admission requirements: 

The admission requirements for this programme will adhere to the University of Johannesburg’s Policy for Admission and Selection which is current at the time of the registration for this programme.

A student should have one of the following:

  • New/Old NQF level 6 qualification with 3 years’ relevant work experience in financial markets; or
  • New/Old NQF level 6 qualification in Finance; or
  • 5 years’ relevant work experience in financial markets.

Meeting the minimum admission requirements does not assure acceptance into the programme as all students will be subjected to a selection process as determined by the Department of Finance and Investment Management.
For the students with a NQF level 6 qualification with 3 years relevant work experience and students with only relevant work experience, an entrance exam will be written to determine if the student has the necessary foundation knowledge to proceed with the Advanced Diploma.  If the student does not pass the exam, the student will be able to do certain short learning programmes (which are in development) so that their knowledge is at the correct level before doing the Advanced Diploma. This entrance exam is one of the methods that will be used to determine the knowledge level and understanding of potential students.

The decision to recommend admission is made by the programme coordinator who will evaluate prospective students (via Skype or by other appropriate means). During the selection process, the programme coordinator will consider the career history of applicants.  The programme coordinator may also request applicants to perform certain discipline related writing or practical skills tasks as means of assessing the breadth and depth of their knowledge and skills, before finalising admission decisions.

It is a further requirement that students who wish to enrol for this programme have strong general computer skills, and that they have reliable access to the internet, as the programme is offered wholly online, and students without reliable internet access will not be able to participate fully in the learning activities for each module. 

Have a question? Email enquiries@online.uj.ac.za or phone 0800 980 364 (toll-free).

 

Reasons to Enrol in a UJ Online Programme



Our online programmes are carefully designed to make earning an accredited university qualification possible for students from all walks of life.

Students benefit from the rigour and faculty instruction of a traditional programme, made accessible online.



No travel required

6 start dates per year

Pay per module

Fully supported

Work and learn


COMPULSORY MODULES - 130 CREDITS

The purpose of this module is to develop a student’s financial mathematics skills which are required in the other modules related to finance to ensure students can cope with the mathematical calculations that are covered in other modules.
The purpose of this module is to cover the basic concepts of financial markets and the characteristics and relevance of the different financial markets present both locally and internationally. Furthermore the module relates knowledge of interpreting information present in the interest bearing markets in order to utilise the information in a financial market environment for the purposes of decision making within the context of the financial system, the economy, time value of money as well as risk and return.
The purpose of this module is to cover the basic concepts of financial markets and the characteristics and relevance of the different financial markets present both locally and internationally. Furthermore the module relates knowledge of interpreting information present in the equity markets in order to utilise the information in a financial market environment for the purposes of decision making within the context of financial statements, cash flows, corporate finance, working capital and portfolio management.
The purpose of this module is to provide a student with a framework on dealing with clients and the appropriate processes for providing financial advice, as well as a framework to source information from a client in order to meet the requirements of setting up a client portfolio and assisting clients with any questions related to the portfolio with a focus on financial planning.
The purpose of this module is to provide a student with a framework on dealing with clients and the appropriate processes for providing financial advice, as well as a framework to source information from a client in order to meet the requirements of setting up a client portfolio and assisting clients with any questions related to the portfolio with a focus on taxation.
The purpose of this module is to relate knowledge of the trading systems and processes used in the financial market trading environment, as well as to provide a framework necessary to implement client market orders in the foreign exchange and alternative investment markets.
The purpose of this module is to relate knowledge of the trading systems and processes used in the financial market organization, structure and trading environment, as well as to provide a framework necessary to implement client market orders in the derivatives and overall market trading.
The purpose of this module is to familiarise the student with the function of regulation in South Africa, as well as the roles of the various regulators. Specific pieces of legislation will be discussed in detail, such as the Credit Ratings Services Act and The Financial Advisors and other Intermediary Services Act. The role of corporate governance and ethics in relation to King III will also be covered in the module.
The purpose of this module is to familiarise the student with the function of regulation in South Africa, as well as the roles of the various regulators. The Financial Markets Act will be covered in detail as well as conflicts of interest and the enforcement of financial regulations.
The purpose of this module is to provide students with a clear understanding of corporate events and the implications thereof, as well as a practical understanding of corporate events and how they are used within the financial market environment with a focus on corporate finance which includes capital, dividends, earnings and payments.
The purpose of this module is to provide students with a clear understanding of corporate events and the implications thereof, as well as a practical understanding of corporate events and how they are used within the financial market environment with a focus on mergers and acquisitions as well as redemptions and repurchases.
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