Master of Science in Commerce

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Gain managerial skills and business knowledge that will equip you to navigate a changing global economy, anticipate consumer needs, translate those needs into products and services, and create effective campaigns that result in profits. This program is focused on current business and marketing issues and is supported by a solid foundation of theory and practice.

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  • ACCOUNTING
  • FINANCE
  • FINANCE & INVESTMENT
  • FINANCE & ECONOMICS
  • ECONOMICS AND INVESTMENT
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This masters programme is suitable for experienced professionals who would like to advance in or switch the focus of their career and increase their specialist knowledge. Recent business graduates are also invited to join this programme if they wish to acquire the necessary skills and knowledge to make an immediate impact as analysts within the field of finance, accounting, investments, and economics

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Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field with required work experience OR any other equivalent qualification approved by the university Senate.
For actual subject and work experience requirements, please get in touch with the enrollment office.

Duration & Structure Of The Programme
  • Duration: 2 years (6 trimesters)
Mode of Delivery of The Programme/Course
  • Weekend
  • Part Time
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ACCOUNTING
Trimester I Trimester II Trimester III
  • MSF 501: Corporate Governance and Ethics
  • MSF 502: Econometrics I
  • MSF 503: Research Methods
  • MSF 504: Money and Banking
  • MSF 505: Derivatives Pricing
  • MSA 506: Advanced Taxation Practice
  • MSA 507: Advanced Managerial Accounting
  • MSA 508: Advanced Auditing and Investigation
  • MSA 509: Advanced Accounting Theory
  • MSA 510: Financial Reporting
  • MSA 601: Internal Auditor Professional Practices
  • MSA 602: Advanced Taxation Consultancy
  • MSA 603: Entrepreneurship Management
  • MSA 604: International Financial Reporting
  • MSA 605: Econometrics II
FINANCE
Trimester I Trimester II Trimester III
  • MSF 501: Corporate Governance and Ethics
  • MSF 502: Econometrics I
  • MSF 503: Research Methods
  • MSF 504: Money and Banking
  • MSF 505: Derivatives Pricing
  • MSF 506: Advanced Theory of Finance
  • MSF 507: Advanced Corporate Finance
  • MSF 508: Portfolio Management
  • MSF 509: Multinational Finance
ELECTIVE POOLS (Choose any six)
  • MSF 510: International Financial Asset Management
  • MSF 601: International Financial Reporting
  • MSF 602: Mergers and Acquisitions
  • MSF 603: Econometrics II
  • MSF 604: Advanced Investment Management
  • MSF 605: Security Analysis
  • MSA 510: Financial Reporting
  • MSA 601: Internal Auditor Professional Practices
  • MSA 602: Advanced Taxation Consultancy
  • MSA 603: Entrepreneurship Management
  • MSA 604: International Financial Reporting
FINANCE & INVESTMENT
Trimester I Trimester II Trimester III
  • MSF 501: Corporate Governance and Ethics
  • MSF 502: Econometrics I
  • MSF 503: Research Methods
  • MSF 504: Money and Banking
  • MSF 505: Derivatives Pricing
  • MSF 506: Advanced Theory of Finance
  • MSF 507: Advanced Corporate Finance
  • MSF 508: Portfolio Management
  • MSF 509: Multinational Finance
  • MFI 510: Security Analysis
  • MFI 601: International Financial Asset Management
  • MFI 602: Mergers and Acquisitions
  • MFI 603: Financial Modelling and Business Forecasting
  • MFI 604: Econometrics II
  • MFI 605: Monetary Economics
FINANCE & ECONOMICS
Trimester I Trimester II Trimester III
  • MFE 501: Corporate Governance and Ethics
  • MFE 502: Econometrics I
  • MFE 503: Research Methods
  • MSF 504: Money and Banking
  • MSF 505: Derivatives Pricing
  • MSF 506: Advanced Theory of Finance
  • MSF 507: Advanced Corporate Finance
  • MSF 508: Portfolio Management
  • MSF 509: Multinational Finance
  • MSF 510: Advanced Micro Economics
  • MFE 601: Advanced Macro Economics
  • MFE 602: Development Economics
  • MFE 603: Econometrics II
  • MFE 604: Monetary Economics
  • MFE 605: Financial Risk Management
ECONOMICS & INVESTMENT
Trimester I Trimester II Trimester III
  • MSF 501: Corporate Governance and Ethics
  • MSF 502: Econometrics I
  • MSF 503: Research Methods
  • MSF 504: Advanced Micro Economics
  • MSF 505: Advanced Micro Economics
  • MSF 506: Development Economics
  • MSF 507: Econometrics II
  • MSF 508: Monetary Economics
  • MSF 509: Financial Risk Management
  • MFI 510: Security Analysis
  • MFI 601: International Financial Asset Management
  • MFI 602: Mergers and Acquisitions
  • MFI 603: Financial Modelling and Business Forecasting
  • MFI 604: Advanced Investment Management
  • MFI 605: International Financial Reporting
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Accounting, Finance, Finance & Investment, Finance & Economics, Economics And Investment
Trimester III & IV
  • MEI 606: RESEARCH DISSERTATION
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    Intake Periods
  • January
  • May
  • September
    Modes of Study
  • Weekend
  • Part Time
Course Overview

Gain managerial skills and business knowledge that will equip you to navigate a changing global economy, anticipate consumer needs, translate those needs into products and services, and create effective campaigns that result in profits. This program is focused on current business and marketing issues and is supported by a solid foundation of theory and practice.

Specialization
  • ACCOUNTING
  • FINANCE
  • FINANCE & INVESTMENT
  • FINANCE & ECONOMICS
  • ECONOMICS AND INVESTMENT
Who Can Join

This masters programme is suitable for experienced professionals who would like to advance in or switch the focus of their career and increase their specialist knowledge. Recent business graduates are also invited to join this programme if they wish to acquire the necessary skills and knowledge to make an immediate impact as analysts within the field of finance, accounting, investments, and economics

Entry Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field with required work experience OR any other equivalent qualification approved by the university Senate.
For actual subject and work experience requirements, please get in touch with the enrollment office.

Duration & Structure Of The Programme
  • Duration: 2 years (6 trimesters)
Mode of Delivery of The Programme/Course
  • Weekend
  • Part Time

Curriculum Road Map
Year (1)
Year (2)
ACCOUNTING
Trimester I Trimester II Trimester III
  • MSF 501: Corporate Governance and Ethics
  • MSF 502: Econometrics I
  • MSF 503: Research Methods
  • MSF 504: Money and Banking
  • MSF 505: Derivatives Pricing
  • MSA 506: Advanced Taxation Practice
  • MSA 507: Advanced Managerial Accounting
  • MSA 508: Advanced Auditing and Investigation
  • MSA 509: Advanced Accounting Theory
  • MSA 510: Financial Reporting
  • MSA 601: Internal Auditor Professional Practices
  • MSA 602: Advanced Taxation Consultancy
  • MSA 603: Entrepreneurship Management
  • MSA 604: International Financial Reporting
  • MSA 605: Econometrics II
FINANCE
Trimester I Trimester II Trimester III
  • MSF 501: Corporate Governance and Ethics
  • MSF 502: Econometrics I
  • MSF 503: Research Methods
  • MSF 504: Money and Banking
  • MSF 505: Derivatives Pricing
  • MSF 506: Advanced Theory of Finance
  • MSF 507: Advanced Corporate Finance
  • MSF 508: Portfolio Management
  • MSF 509: Multinational Finance
ELECTIVE POOLS (Choose any six)
  • MSF 510: International Financial Asset Management
  • MSF 601: International Financial Reporting
  • MSF 602: Mergers and Acquisitions
  • MSF 603: Econometrics II
  • MSF 604: Advanced Investment Management
  • MSF 605: Security Analysis
  • MSA 510: Financial Reporting
  • MSA 601: Internal Auditor Professional Practices
  • MSA 602: Advanced Taxation Consultancy
  • MSA 603: Entrepreneurship Management
  • MSA 604: International Financial Reporting
FINANCE & INVESTMENT
Trimester I Trimester II Trimester III
  • MSF 501: Corporate Governance and Ethics
  • MSF 502: Econometrics I
  • MSF 503: Research Methods
  • MSF 504: Money and Banking
  • MSF 505: Derivatives Pricing
  • MSF 506: Advanced Theory of Finance
  • MSF 507: Advanced Corporate Finance
  • MSF 508: Portfolio Management
  • MSF 509: Multinational Finance
  • MFI 510: Security Analysis
  • MFI 601: International Financial Asset Management
  • MFI 602: Mergers and Acquisitions
  • MFI 603: Financial Modelling and Business Forecasting
  • MFI 604: Econometrics II
  • MFI 605: Monetary Economics
FINANCE & ECONOMICS
Trimester I Trimester II Trimester III
  • MFE 501: Corporate Governance and Ethics
  • MFE 502: Econometrics I
  • MFE 503: Research Methods
  • MSF 504: Money and Banking
  • MSF 505: Derivatives Pricing
  • MSF 506: Advanced Theory of Finance
  • MSF 507: Advanced Corporate Finance
  • MSF 508: Portfolio Management
  • MSF 509: Multinational Finance
  • MSF 510: Advanced Micro Economics
  • MFE 601: Advanced Macro Economics
  • MFE 602: Development Economics
  • MFE 603: Econometrics II
  • MFE 604: Monetary Economics
  • MFE 605: Financial Risk Management
ECONOMICS & INVESTMENT
Trimester I Trimester II Trimester III
  • MSF 501: Corporate Governance and Ethics
  • MSF 502: Econometrics I
  • MSF 503: Research Methods
  • MSF 504: Advanced Micro Economics
  • MSF 505: Advanced Micro Economics
  • MSF 506: Development Economics
  • MSF 507: Econometrics II
  • MSF 508: Monetary Economics
  • MSF 509: Financial Risk Management
  • MFI 510: Security Analysis
  • MFI 601: International Financial Asset Management
  • MFI 602: Mergers and Acquisitions
  • MFI 603: Financial Modelling and Business Forecasting
  • MFI 604: Advanced Investment Management
  • MFI 605: International Financial Reporting