Master of Commerce in Banking and Investment Management (Coursework)

Master of commerce in Banking and Investment Management


The banking and investment management world is highly competitive and rapidly changing. There are constant technological advancements, and the movement towards the 4th Industrial Revolution requires that practitioners in this field are equipped with knowledge and skills to respond to present-day needs, anticipate future needs, and create innovative solutions to local and global banking and investment problems. The Master of Commerce in Banking and Investment Management programme offered by UKZN School of Accounting, Economics and Finance responds to the need for graduates of the Postgraduate Diploma in Finance, Banking and Investment Management and for practitioners in the field to further their studies and develop more advanced knowledge and skills. The Programme aims to produce graduates with advanced knowledge and skills in banking and investment management who will be independent thinkers and problem-solvers and who can apply theory to practical real-life situations.

Programme Teaching Method

To accommodate candidates who are in employment, the Programme will be delivered by renowned academics and industry experts online after-hours. Lecture are held on Mondays to Wednesdays from 17h30 until 20h30 with tutorials on Fridays between 17h30 and 20h30.


1 Year Full-time or 2 Years part-time.

Entrance Requirements

The entrance requirement is a Postgraduate Diploma in Finance, Banking and Investment or a Postgraduate Diploma in Financial Planning. In addition, students with a Bachelor of Business Science, or a B Com Honours will be eligible for admission. It is anticipated that most students will be graduates of the Postgraduate programmes in either Finance, Banking and Investment or Financial Planning and will be working in the field of banking and investment management. All students will have the competencies expected of an NQF Level 8 qualification and it is assumed that they will have some expertise in the fields of banking or investment management and some research skills. They will be expected to have developed into independent learners capable of managing their own learning.


The core modules of the Programme will ensure that graduates have a sound conceptual understanding of the relevant theories and approaches, as well as the legislative and policy frameworks in which banking and investment management operates. In addition, these modules aim to ensure that graduates can use quantitative methods in finance and relevant software to develop banking and investment solutions based on a comprehensive analysis of needs. The elective modules aim to ensure that graduates have specialised knowledge in one of two areas: Applied Financial Modelling or Financial Engineering and Innovation. The Programme also aims to produce graduates who have strong research skills and who are capable of advancing knowledge in field of banking and investment management. The programme comprises the following modules:
ModuleSemester / Year
Bank Risks, Regulation, and Compliance 1
Quantitative Techniques in Finance1
Research Methodology for Advanced Finance 1
Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management2
Corporate Investment Banking 2
Financial Engineering and Innovation or Applied Financial Modelling and Innovation2
Dissertation: Banking and Investment Management

Contact us

Ms Jerusha Singh Email: Tel: +27 33 260 6486