This degree is aimed at students who want to pursue a career in investment or retail banking‚ insurance, asset management‚ risk management‚ or any area that requires a solid quantitative finance or financial engineering background.
The qualification combines training in advanced mathematical and computing skills with a solid understanding of financial markets and asset pricing theory.
Applicants must have an Honours (or four–year equivalent) degree from one of the Faculties of Science‚ Commerce or Engineering. Since this is a predominantly mathematical degree, applicants must have successfully completed one year of Mathematical Statistics and at least two years of Pure Mathematics‚ with exposure to multivariate calculus‚ real analysis and linear algebra, as the minimum mathematical admission requirement.
Although AIFMRM cannot guarantee financial support for our students, graduates of our degrees are in high demand, so there are numerous financial services companies who offer bursaries and scholarships exclusively for AIFMRM students. Application for these takes place after acceptance, and are for South African citizens only.