MCom and MSc programme structure

MCom Economics (5CG N01)
ECON 871 - Dissertation (148 credits)
The heart of the MCom programme is the dissertation. Under the supervision of a member of the TRADE team, you will be required to formulate and answer an appropriate research question. The approach taken typically involves conducting a thorough review of the South African and international literature as well as performing some empirical data analysis. TRADE sets out to align the research interests of its students with those of its supervisors in the field of economic development (with a specific focus on topics relating to the World Trade Organization's work programme). Current topics being researched by staff and students can be found here.
 
MCom International Trade (5CH N01)
EKIP 871 - Dissertation (148 credits)
The heart of the MCom programme is the dissertation. Under the supervision of a member of the TRADE team, you will be required to formulate and answer an appropriate research question. The approach taken typically involves conducting a thorough review of the South African and international literature as well as performing some empirical data analysis. TRADE sets out to align the research interests of its students with those of its supervisors in the field of international trade (with a specific focus on topics relating to the World Trade Organization's work programme). Current topics being researched by staff and students can be found here.
 
MSc Agricultural Economics (2CG N01)
AECM 871 - Dissertation (240 credits)
The heart of the MSc programme is the dissertation. Under the supervision of a member of the TRADE team, you will be required to formulate and answer an appropriate research question. The approach taken typically involves conducting a thorough review of the South African and international literature as well as performing some empirical data analysis. TRADE sets out to align the research interests of its students with those of its supervisors in the field of agricultural economics. Current topics being researched by staff can be found by visiting the staff profiles of Dr Ernst Idsardi, Dr David Spies and Dr Johnny van der Merwe.