PRINCIPLES OF FINANCE AND INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT

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SHORT & CERTIFICATE COURSES

WITS PLUS 

PRINCIPLES OF FINANCE AND INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT

Join us at Wits University for our evening class Principles of Finance and Investment Management, extending over 14 weeks in twohour weekly sessions. The course is offered on the University’s Braamfontein Campus West in lecture/seminar format with Wits financial specialist lecturers, and invited guest lecturers from the diverse financial markets, guiding you through the programme. 

OBJECTIVES OF THE COURSE

This course aims to provide participants with an understanding of the theoretical concepts and application of principles in the financial investment environment. It exposes them to practical and applied examples as well as case studies.

WHO WILL BENEFIT FROM THIS COURSE?

Employee representatives elected to serve as trustees on provident and pension fund and other participants who work in the finance and investment sectors.

STRUCTURE & TIMETABLE

This course comprises a series of 12 weekly lectures (each of two hours’ duration) held on Braamfontein Campus West at the University of the Witwatersrand.

COMMENCEMENT DATES

Semester 1: February: Tuesdays 17:30 – 19:30 Semester 2: July: Tuesdays 17:30 – 19:30 Detailed course outlines will be given to participants in the first lecture.

SYLLABUS

• Financial statements • Share and bond values, duration and convexity • Cost of capital • Budgeting • Current assets and liabilities management techniques • Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM) • Basics of Portfolio Management • Equity values • Derivative securities The course is limited to 60 participants, and a minimum registration of 10 students is needed to offer this course.

WITS PLUS SHORT & CERTIFICATE COURSES

T +27 11 717 9503 / 9511 / 9519 E shortcourses.witsplus@wits.ac.za W www.wits.ac.za/part-time

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Participants will be expected to have successfully completed the Introduction to Investment and Finance course offered by Wits Plus.

OUTCOMES & COMPETENCIES

To improve the level of competence of participants in the financial markets of South Africa.

ASSESSMENT OF PERFORMANCE

Students will be required to attend the lectures, submit an assignment, write a test and an examination. Students will be required to achieve a minimum of 50% to satisfy the requirements of the programme and receive a certificate of competence.

 

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