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Economist

Economists provide specialist advice based on the application of economic theory and knowledge. They do this by studying data and statistics and using their understanding of economic relationships to uncover trends, carrying out research and collecting information.


Available Qualifications:

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • A Diploma in Economics (or equivalent diploma) or a Bachelor’s degree with a major in Economics, with an aggregate pass of 60%.
  • Admission is subject to departmental selection criteria as determined by the Faculty Management Committee.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR CURRENT GRADE 12 LEARNERS

  • Minimum NSC statutory requirements for diploma entry must be met.
  • An applicant with NSC Grade 12 Mathematics or Technical Mathematics requires a minimum Applicant Score of 330.
  • An applicant with NSC Grade 12 Mathematical Literacy requires a minimum Applicant Score of 345.
  • NSC achievement rating of at least 40% for Mathematics or Technical Mathematics or 60% for Mathematical Literacy.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR APPLICANTS WHO MATRICULATED PRIOR TO 2008

  • Senior Certificate with at least five subjects, provided these subjects include a 1st Language passed on HG=E or SG=C and a 2nd Language passed on HG=E or SG=C.
  • Learners must score at least 25 points on the university’s SPS rating scale.

 

 

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR CURRENT GRADE 12 LEARNERS

  • Minimum NSC statutory requirements for diploma entry must be met.
  • An applicant with NSC Grade 12 Mathematics or Technical Mathematics requires a minimum Applicant Score of 310.
  • An applicant with NSC Grade 12 Mathematical Literacy requires a minimum Applicant Score of 325.
  • NSC achievement rating of at least 35% for Mathematics or Technical Mathematics or 55% for Mathematical Literacy.

 ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR APPLICANTS WHO MATRICULATED PRIOR TO 2008

  • Senior Certificate with Mathematics (SG=F) and English (HG=F/SG=E).

 

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR CURRENT GRADE 12 LEARNERS

  • Minimum NSC statutory requirements for degree entry must be met.
  • An applicant with NSC Grade 12 Mathematics requires a minimum Applicant Score of 390.
  • NSC achievement rating of at least 60% for Mathematics.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR APPLICANTS WHO MATRICULATED PRIOR TO 2008

  • Matriculation exemption/endorsement.
  • Mathematics minimum pass mark of HG=E or SG=C.
  • Learners must score at least 31 points on the university’s SPS rating scale.

 

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR CURRENT GRADE 12 LEARNERS

  • Minimum NSC statutory requirements for degree entry must be met.
  • An applicant with NSC Grade 12 Mathematics requires a minimum Applicant Score of 390.
  • NSC achievement rating of at least level 50% for Mathematics.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR APPLICANTS WHO MATRICULATED PRIOR TO 2008

  • Matriculation exemption/endorsement.
  • Mathematics minimum pass mark of HG=E or SG=C.
  • Learners must score at least 31 points on the university’s SPS rating scale. 

 

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR CURRENT GRADE 12 LEARNERS

  • Minimum NSC statutory requirements for degree entry must be met.
  • An applicant with NSC Grade 12 Mathematics requires a minimum Applicant Score of 390.
  • NSC achievement rating of at least level 50% for Mathematics.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR APPLICANTS WHO MATRICULATED PRIOR TO 2008

  • Matriculation exemption/endorsement.
  • Mathematics minimum pass mark of HG=E or SG=C.
  • Learners must score at least 31 points on the university’s SPS rating scale. 

 

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • Minimum NSC statutory requirements for degree entry must be met.
  • An applicant with NSC Grade 12 Mathematics requires a minimum Applicant Score of 390.
  • NSC achievement rating of at least 50% for Mathematics. 

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR CURRENT GRADE 12 LEARNERS

  • Minimum NSC statutory requirements for degree entry must be met.
  • An applicant with NSC Grade 12 Mathematics requires a minimum Applicant Score of 370.
  • NSC achievement rating of at least level 45% for Mathematics.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR APPLICANTS WHO MATRICULATED PRIOR TO 2008

  • Matriculation exemption/endorsement.
  • Mathematics minimum pass mark SG=E.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR CURRENT GRADE 12 LEARNERS

  • Minimum NSC statutory requirements for degree entry must be met.
  • An applicant with NSC Grade 12 Mathematics requires a minimum Applicant Score of 410.
  • NSC achievement rating of at least 65% for Mathematics.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR APPLICANTS WHO MATRICULATED PRIOR TO 2008

  • Matriculation exemption/endorsement.
  • Mathematics minimum pass mark of HG=E or SG=C.
  • Learners must score at least 31 points on the university’s SPS rating scale. 

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
An Advanced Diploma in Economics or an equivalent qualification in a cognate field of study with an aggregate pass of at least 60%.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

The minimum entry requirement is a Bachelor’s degree, or an Advanced Diploma, or an equivalent qualification at NQF Level 7, in a commerce- and/or finance- related field of study, with a mark of at least 60% for each of the final-year core modules of the qualification.

Only candidates with demonstrated levels of digital literacy will be considered for admission.

RE-ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Students who have not completed the Postgraduate Diploma in Development Finance after two years of full-time or four years of part-time study must apply for re-admission to the degree. Should such students be readmitted, the retention of credits already obtained towards the qualification shall be subject to departmental approval.

SELECTION PROCEDURE

The initial intake into the programme will be limited to 15 candidates: thereafter to 20 candidates per year. Preference will be given to qualified applicants with proven work experience in finance departments of development banking and non-banking finance institutions, government-linked development finance departments or other institutions like municipalities and NGOs. However, every year, 4 places will be reserved for top-performing applicants. 

STATUTORY AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS

Recognition of Prior Learning: Applicants who do not meet the direct admission requirements as stipulated, but who can demonstrate experiential or work-based learning at an equivalent level (NQF 7) may be considered for RPL provided a proper structured assessment of the prior learning is conducted in terms of the NMU RPL Policy. Such candidates may be required to broaden their knowledge base by enrolling for identified preliminary modules prior to admission or parallel modules after admission.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

The minimum entry requirement is a Bachelor’s degree, or an Advanced Diploma, or an equivalent qualification at NQF Level 7, in a commerce- and/or finance- related field of study, with a mark of at least 60% for each of the final-year core modules of the qualification.

Only candidates with demonstrated levels of digital literacy will be considered for admission.

RE-ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Students who have not completed the Postgraduate Diploma in Development Finance after two years of full-time or four years of part-time study must apply for re-admission to the degree. Should such students be readmitted, the retention of credits already obtained towards the qualification shall be subject to departmental approval.

SELECTION PROCEDURE

The initial intake into the programme will be limited to 15 candidates: thereafter to 20 candidates per year. Preference will be given to qualified applicants with proven work experience in finance departments of development banking and non-banking finance institutions, government-linked development finance departments or other institutions like municipalities and NGOs. However, every year, 4 places will be reserved for top-performing applicants. 

STATUTORY AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS

Recognition of Prior Learning: Applicants who do not meet the direct admission requirements as stipulated, but who can demonstrate experiential or work-based learning at an equivalent level (NQF 7) may be considered for RPL provided a proper structured assessment of the prior learning is conducted in terms of the NMU RPL Policy. Such candidates may be required to broaden their knowledge base by enrolling for identified preliminary modules prior to admission or parallel modules after admission.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS - Please refer to Rules for Qualification Group MCom.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS - Please refer to Rules for Qualification Group MCom.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS - Please refer to Rules  for Qualification Group MCom.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS - Please refer to Rules  for Qualification Group MCom.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
An Honours degree in Economics, or its equivalent, with an aggregate pass of 60%.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS - Please refer to Rules for Qualification Group PhD by Research.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS - Please refer to Rules for Qualification Group PhD by Research.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS - Please refer to Rules for Qualification Group PhD by Research.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS - Please refer to Rules for Qualification Group PhD by Research.