Investment Management

University of Cape Town

Master On Campus
24 months
3764 USD/year
1608 USD/year
Tuition fee
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University of Cape Town, Investment Management - Two recent trends have fuelled the value of Finance as a globally recognised profession and underpin its relevance for the 21st century. The first is the world-wide move to deregulation and the opening of markets which has coincided with an almost universal appreciation of the importance of capital and investment for growth and prosperity. 


Why to study

The impact has been extreme. There are few businesses today that are not acutely aware of the significance of markets and financial planning for their viability.

Finance, as a discipline, is broken down into two primary components: the pricing and valuation of assets (Investments), which can be studied at the Investment Management programme at the University of Cape Town, and the structure and financial decision making of firms (Corporate Finance).

While investment finance takes the perspective of the investor, corporate finance takes the perspective of the investee.

There are numerous employment opportunities within both the investment and corporate finance fields, and average salaries for many of these jobs have historically been among the highest of all industries.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Capital Markets & Financial Instruments
  • Topics in Financial Management
  • Empirical Finance
  • Minor Dissertation

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

A relevant level 8 qualification with an appropriate research component and level 7 financial exposure at are cognised university. Most applicants are likely to hold the following degrees or qualifications or equivalent: BBusSci FNC‚ FCA‚ QFN‚ ECO or Honours in Financial Analysis and Portfolio Management and Honours in Economics graduates.

Foreign students may need to provide evidence of their competence in the English language being of a sufficient level that they can engage in academic writing. Applicants must demonstrate a high level of academic and quantitative ability. In general‚ a grade point average of atleast 70% is required over the candidate’s university career. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    3764 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3764 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    1608 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1608 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National : R 27 000
  • International fee: R 63 200


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Investment Management
University of Cape Town