Undergraduate & honours qualifications

Bachelor of Commerce Honours in Financial Management

Qualification code: 90095
NQF level: 8
Total credits: 120
SAQA ID: 102062
APS/AS: 60
It is strongly recommended that students complete HMEMS80 before attempting HRBUS86.Students should note that during the course of their studies they would be required to have access to a computer, a printer and the internet.
Purpose statement:
This qualification has as the primary purpose of providing a well-rounded focused education that equips graduates with the knowledge base, theory and methodology of finance, investments, banking and financial institutions management, as well as risk finance, insurance, and research methodology that enables them to demonstrate initiative and responsibility in an academic or professional context. Principles, theory and application are emphasised as a basis for promotion by graduates in their place of work, or professional training, for example in order to eventually be awarded the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation. The qualification will further prepare students to advance to the Masters degree as they will be required to complete a module on conducting and reporting on research in Financial Management.
This qualification will be presented using both online and distance learning modes.

Who can register?

  • Applicants may only register once they have received confirmation from Unisa that their application for admission has been accepted. Unisa reserves the right to not process and / or to cancel your registration if it is found that you were incorrectly admitted to a qualification. Admission to the alternative qualification is not automatic. It will depend on whether you comply with admission requirements and if space is available.
  • Re-registering students may register for the 2020 academic year once the registration period opens.

Please note:

  • Should you wish to start a new qualification, please apply online for the alternative qualification.
  • All communication sent to you after the initial study package (with the exception of study guides) will be sent electronically to your myLife e-mail account (eg follow-up tutorial letters, examination timetables and results, financial statements). You will no longer receive such communication in printed format.

How to choose your modules

Each Unisa qualification is structured in such a way that you need to pass a certain number of modules and NQF level credits within a certain amount of time in order to graduate. You must pass a minimum number of credits / modules annually so that you are able to re-register and continue with your qualification:

  • At least 36 NQF credits (3 modules of 12 credits each) in your first year of study.
  • At least 48 NQF credits (4 modules of 12 credits each) in your second or further years of study.

You may not register for more than the allowed maximum number of credits / modules per semester:

  • At least 60 NQF credits (5 modules of 12 credits each) in a semester.
  • At least 120 NQF credits (10 modules of 12 credits each) per year for year modules.

The maximum number of credits do not include supplementary and / or aegrotat examinations from a previous semester. Modules taken for non-degree / non-diploma purposes also count towards the maximum number of credits allowed.

You must take your available time into consideration when choosing your modules, as this will impact your academic performance. You need approximately

  • 6 to 8 hours per week for semester modules.
  • 4 to 6 hours per week for year modules.

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Curriculum for this qualification

As you are deciding on the modules you will be registering for, remember to write down the module names and codes so that you have something that you can refer to when completing your registration.

Module Pre-requisite/Co-requisite/Recommendation
Group A. Compulsory
FIN4801 - Advanced Financial Management Recommendation:Any NQF level 7 Corporate Finance module or FIN3701 if the student is from UNISA.
FIN4802 - International Financial Management
HMEMS80 - Research Methodology
HRBUS86 - Research Project in Financial Management Co-requisite:HMEMS80
Group B. Choose 1 from the following
BAN4801 - Financial Institutions Management
INV4801 - Investments: Portfolio Management
RSK4801 - Operational Risk Management
RSK4802 - Governance, Risk and Compliance Management