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Decision Sciences

Courses

Undergraduate qualifications

Modules in Decision Sciences can be taken as a major (e.g. Operations Research or Quantitative Management) for several undergraduate degrees:

  • Bachelor of Commerce in Quantitative Management (98311)

Honours qualifications

  • Honours Bachelor of Science in Operations Research (0460X Old Curriculum, prior to 2010)
  • Honours Bachelor of Science in Financial Modelling (05746 Old Curriculum, prior to 2010)
  • Honours Bachelor of Commerce in Financial Modelling (0572X Old Curriculum, prior to 2010)
  • Honours Bachelor of Commerce in Operations Research (05738 Old Curriculum, prior to 2010)

For Honours students, the brochure myRegistration@Unisa - College of Economic and Management Sciences (PDF: 4.3mb) should be consulted.

Master's and doctoral qualifications

The Department of Decision Sciences has established an alternative admission pathway for masters and doctoral students in Quantitative Management and Operations Research.

Applicants who already have a Unisa student number are welcome to apply or re-apply for admission to Master's and PhD studies in Quantitative Management and in Operations Research by submitting the required documentation to Professor Petrus H Potgieter no later than 20 February 2014.

The Department will consider applicants who are already in possession of a Unisa student number, including applicants who have had their application turned down by the Department of Student Admissions and Registrations (DSAR) without consulting the Department.

Documents required

Applicants are requested to submit the following by e-mail to Professor Petrus H Potgieter, even if they have previously submitted any or all of these documents

  • A comprehensive CV
  • A copy of their Honours research project (for admission to the master's degree) or Master's dissertation (for admission to the doctoral degree)
  • A brief statement of interest (of approximately one page in length) outlining a research topic or topics of interest to them
  • A full academic record

Please include the applicant's Unisa student number in the e-mail, preferably also in the Subject line.