Cum Laude Graduate Ready to Conquer the Business World


Bachelor of Business Science cum laude graduate Mr Hasan Cassim is ready and equipped for the business world.

‘I have accepted a graduate position at PwC Strategy & Consulting in Johannesburg and hope to use the knowledge I gained from my studies to help solve important problems for companies and our country,’ he said.

Cassim added that this degree provided him with skills in financial management, econometrics, and statistics which are beneficial to his career.

‘In high school, I took part in the JSE Investment Challenge, which introduced me to the world of stock trading and financial management. I’m very passionate about cryptocurrencies and I learnt a lot inside the classroom and outside while studying at UKZN. There were moments when the work was difficult, but it is worthwhile in the end.’

The top achiever who decided to pursue this degree due to his interest in mathematics and investment said that he hopes to pursue a postgraduate degree in business.

‘I am interested in how finance will grow in the future and hope to continue my education and eventually earn my MBA. I am very thankful to my family for their support from the very beginning. My dad introduced me to Business Science and helped me apply; he is very proud of me.’

Words: Thandiwe Jumo

Photograph: Abhi Indarajan