The Master of Commerce by coursework and research report in the field of Finance is a 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time degree.



The following Compulsory Courses must be registered for:

  • Research Paper in Business Finance
  • Advanced Theory of Corporate Finance
  • Advanced Theory of Investment
  • Advanced Financial Risk Management
  • Portfolio Management

Elective Courses (Choose Two):

  • Time Series Econometrics
  • Advanced Theory of Derivatives
  • International Finance

Entry Requirements

Applicants are expected to have achieved an average of at least 65% for Honours in Finance.

Foreign applicants should note that they must have their prior degrees assessed by the South African Qualifications Authority before making an application to the School. 

University Application Process

  • Applications are handled centrally by the Student Enrolment Centre (SEnC). Once your application is complete in terms of requested documentation, your application will be referred to the relevant School for assessment. Click here to see an overview of the Wits applications process.
  • Please apply online. Upload your supporting documents at the time of application, or via the Self Service Portal.
  • Applicants can monitor the progress of their applications via the Self Service Portal.
  • Selections for programmes that have a limited intake but attract a large number of applications may only finalise the application at the end of the application cycle.

Please note that the Entry Requirements are a guide. Meeting these requirements does not guarantee a place. Final selection is made subject to the availability of places, academic results and other entry requirements where applicable.

International students, please check this section.

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University Fees and Funding

Click here to see the current average tuition fees. The Fees site also provides information about the payment of fees and closing dates for fees payments. Once you have applied you will be able to access the fees estimator on the student self-service portal.

For information about postgraduate funding opportunities, including the postgraduate merit award, click here. Please also check your School website for bursary opportunities. NRF bursaries: The National Research Foundation (NRF) offers a wide range of opportunities in terms of bursaries and fellowships to students pursuing postgraduate studies. External bursaries portal: The Bursaries South Africa website provides a comprehensive list of bursaries in South Africa.