Overview

A risk manager identifies possible risks that could result in lower cashflow and higher insurance rates for the business. These specialists assess risks and implement plans and strategies to minimise business losses.

Our 3 years BCom Economics and Risk Management qualification offers you the opportunity to specialise in Risk Management, with a foundation in Economics.

The focus is specifically on financial risk management. You will learn:

  • the types of financial risks that companies are exposed to
  • the regulating framework of, for example, COSO, and the King Reports
  • investment management, bank risk management and hedging of risk with derivative instruments
  • how to utilise technical and fundamental analysis to build a portfolio
  • how to use options and SAFEX instruments to hedge the risks that your investment is exposed to

The qualification offers specialist knowledge together with an approach of applicability. Hard skills include the building and analysis of investment portfolios, buying and selling decisions for options and derivative instruments, and the estimation of econometric models.

Qualification 

  • BCom Economics and Risk Management 
  • Duration: 3 years full-time OR part-time

[Qualification 5FKH05 P/V]

Please see the yearbook for more information 

Admission requirements

  • APS of 26
  • Mathematics level 4 (50% or more)

Additional requirements may apply as per Faculty yearbook/calendar

  • Don't meet the requirements? See below for the extended programme

Campuses where the programme is offered

  • Potchefstroom [P]
  • Vanderbijlpark [V]

Career opportunities

  • Bank management
  • Financial risk management
  • Corporative and city treasurer
  • Funds- and asset management
  • SAFEX trade
  • Money-, capital- and stock market
  • Economic advice

Postgraduate studies

  • BCom Hons in Economics with Risk Management
  • MCom in Appplied Risk Management
  • PhD in Risk Management 

See the Postgraduate page for more information

 

Extended Management Programme

 

Overview

The Extended Programme includes an additional year of study which will enhance students’ basic knowledge and skills before progressing onto more specialist studies in the later years of the programmes. Furthermore, students who embark on this programme have much greater opportunity to succeed in their studies, as it provides dedicated support to students who need assistance to bridge the gap between school and higher education.

Qualification

  • BCom Economics and Risk Management 
  • Duration: 4 years full-time

[Qualification 5XKH05 V]

Please see the yearbook for more information

 

Admission requirements

  • APS of 24
  • Math level 3 (40% or more) / Math Literacy level 6 (70% or more)
  • Additional requirements mayapply as per Faculty yearbook/calendar

Campus where the programme is offered

  • Vanderbijlpark [V]

Career opportunities

  • Bank management
  • Financial risk management
  • Corporative and city treasurer
  • Funds- and asset management
  • SAFEX trade
  • Money-, capital- and stock market
  • Economic advice

Postgraduate studies

  • BCom Hons in Economics with Risk Management
  • MCom in Appplied Risk Management
  • PhD in Risk Management

See the Postgraduate page for more information