Postgraduate Masters and PH. D candidates are offered a variety of different programmes by the School and it is suggested that you contact the relevant course co-ordinator to find out more about a particular programme.
Additional information regarding your postgraduate studies at Wits can also be found in the postgraduate prospectus, the Masters and Ph D. handbook and in the Commerce, Law and Management Rules and Syllabus Handbook.
This is a new programme, commencing in 2012 and run by the Corporate Strategy and Industrial Development (CSID) Research Programme within SEBS. It focuses on applied economics and policy making, and prepares students for careers in economic policymaking and research as well as in development work. It comprises four modules and a research report of 15 000 words, each of which carry 50% of the final mark.
This Masters comprises 6 courses – two compulsory and four electives – as well as a research paper of 20 000 words. The MCom Economic Science includes an additional compulsory course either in Applied Econometrics or Time Series Econometrics.
Students combine two electives with two compulsory courses to make up the four-course programme, and are required to submit a research paper of 40 000 words. This degree comprises 50% coursework and 50% research.
The course has both research and coursework components. Through coursework in the first year, candidates learn about the latest trends in the information systems environment, issues in Information Systems management and advances in Information Systems research. Students are introduced to the research process in the early stages of the course in order to formulate a research topic, and the second year of the course entails the student completing a 50% research report under faculty supervision.
This is a supervised Masters dissertation on an approved topic within the areas of Economics, Information Systems, Management, Marketing, Human Resource Management, Finance, Insurance and Risk Management, Industrial Organisation, Managerial Economics and more.
The degree of Doctorate of Philosophy in Economic or Business Sciences the School’s highest degree and is only offered through supervised research, to be conducted on an approved topic.
This programme, supported by the African Economic Research Consortium (AERC), combines the traditional PhD structure in the School of Economics and Business Sciences (SEBS) and a partnership with other universities in Africa. It offers a rigorous and competitive training leading to the award of a doctoral degree in economics at the University of Witwatersrand.