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 synthesize 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 emphasizes 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.
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 an 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 finalizing admission decisions.
It is a further requirement that students who wish to enroll 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.
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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 rigor 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
Applied Financial Mathematics (Includes exemption exam) (10 credits)
Introduction to Financial Markets 1 (12 credits)
Introduction to Financial Markets 2 (13 credits)
Client Service and Financial Advice 1 (12 credits)
Client Service and Financial Advice 2 (13 credits)
Trading in Financial Markets 1 (12 credits)
Trading in Financial Markets 2 (13 credits)
Financial Markets Transactions 1 (12 credits)
Financial Markets Transactions 2 (13 credits)
Application of Corporate Events 1 (10 credits)
Application of Corporate Events 2 (10 credits)
Registration and Start Dates
Registration starts in January and lectures in February for both Undergraduate and Postgraduate course work programmes.
All research programmes for Masters and PhD can register throughout the year.
End Date: Academic starts in January and ends in December. Programme deadline is determined by the duration of the programme.