The purpose of the Advanced Diploma in Financial Markets is to develop the student’s knowledge of the discipline of financial markets and trading. The programme is comprised of a focused curriculum to prepare the student for a career in financial markets. The curriculum includes ten topic areas ranging from Introduction to Financial Markets to Theory of Corporate Events to Trading in Financial Markets and Concluding Financial Market Transactions. Mastering of the curriculum will provide students with the ability to synthesise financial market principles and apply financial instruments in a professional manner. Fundamental knowledge of global investments relevant to the financial market industry will be gained enabling the qualifying student to work in today’s world of professional financial markets industry. The programme emphasises competence, integrity, and application of ethics in a professional environment. The successful student will gain a global and South African financial market perspective and an in-depth understanding of the marketplace which will provide them with a competitive advantage for employment.

Entrance Requirements

The admission requirements for this programme will adhere to the University of Johannesburg’s Policy for Admission and Selection. A student should have one of the following: NEW/OLD NQF level 6 qualification with 3 years’ relevant work experience in financial markets; NEW/OLD NQF level 6 qualification in Finance; or 5 years’ relevant work experience in financial markets. In addition, Grade 12 Mathematics with a minimum APS score of 4 is required.

Students with an APS below 4 or with Grade 12 Mathematical literacy will only be considered after completion of the Mathematics for Diploma students module offered by the Faculty of Science at the University of Johannesburg.

Closing Date for Applications

31 October annually for study in the following year.
31 August annually for international students.

Application forms and information are obtainable from the relevant department.
Preparatory study and an entrance examination may be required by the relevant department.

Registration and Start Dates

Registration starts in January and lectures in February for both Undergraduate and Postgraduate course work programmes.

All research programmes for Masters and PhD can register throughout the year.

End Date: Academic starts in January and ends in December. Programme deadline is determined by the duration of the programme.

Program taught in:
  • English

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Last updated August 7, 2019
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Jan 2020
1 year
5,000 USD
Tuition estimate per year | Accommodation estimate: USD 2500 per year
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