This degree is aimed at students who want to pursue a career in risk management in any area of the financial services sector.

The qualification is not restricted to students with a finance background. The primary objective of this degree is to equip students with the necessary methodological, practical and research skills for financial risk management. The technical skills courses cover mathematics, statistics, econometrics and computing. The coursework has been designed to demonstrate the application of technical skills in the modelling of complex financial and economic concepts, and to enhance the fundamental understanding of these.

The minimum admission requirement is:

  • An Engineering degree from any sub-discipline OR
  • An Honours (or four-year equivalent) degree from any discipline, with first-year Mathematics, Microeconomics, Macroeconomics and Statistics (NQF level 5).

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