Undergraduate & honours qualifications

Bachelor of Commerce Honours in Financial Modelling

Qualification code: 98350
NQF level: 8
Total credits: 120
SAQA ID: 84846
APS/AS: 60
Rules:
It is strongly recommended that students complete DSC4812, DSC4821 and DSC4825 before attempting DSC4826 and DSC4830. 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:
The purpose of this qualification is to equip qualifying learners with a range of technical, scientific and research skills in Operations Research and Financial Modelling to prepare them for research-based post graduate studies and to enable them to pursue a career in industry and commerce.
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 2022 academic year once the registration period opens.


Please note:
Should you wish to start a new qualification, please apply online for the alternative qualification during the prescribed application period.


How to choose your modules

Each Unisa qualification is structured in such a way that you need to pass a certain number of NQF level credits within a certain amount of time in order to graduate.

  • Co-requisite: Module A is a co-requisite for Module B. You want to register for Module B, but have not yet passed Module A. You must then register for both Modules A and B simultaneously. You may NOT cancel your registration for Module A unless Module B is also cancelled.
  • Pre-requisite: If Module A is a pre-requisite for Module B, you must pass Module A before you may register for Module B.

You may not register for more than the allowed maximum number of credits / modules per academic year and / or semester: 60 credits per semester or 120 credits per academic year.

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.

Click here for more information on managing your studies.

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
DSC4812 - Forecasting
DSC4821 - Stochastic Modelling
DSC4825 - Financial Modelling 1
DSC4826 - Financial Modelling 2 Co-requisite:DSC4821 & DSC4825
DSC4830 - Research Project