School of Accounting, Economics and Finance Hosts Virtual Open Day
Prospective postgraduate students were informed about the Self-Funded Teaching Programmes (SFTPs) offered by the School of Accounting, Economics and Finance at its Virtual Open Day.
Detailed information was provided on the following academic offerings:
• Postgraduate Diploma in Finance, Banking and Investment Management
• Postgraduate Diploma in Financial Planning (accredited by the Financial Planning Institute of Southern Africa (FPI))
• Bachelor of Commerce Honours in Management Accounting (accredited by the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) South Africa)
• Bachelor of Commerce Honours in Accounting (accredited by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA))
• Master of Taxation
• Master of Commerce in Maritime Studies
In his welcome address on behalf of the Dean, the School’s Director of SFTPs Dr Bomi Nomlala outlined the School’s strategic vision, which is to be an internationally acclaimed School in the Disciplines of Accounting, Economics and Finance.
‘We review our programmes regularly to ensure that they talk to market needs; you will benefit greatly from them as they have been realigned to talk to the needs of industry. We also have bursaries to assist disadvantaged students. Over the past two-and-a-half years we have raised more than R45 million to ensure that deserving, qualifying students can benefit. I would encourage you to consider UKZN as your institution of choice and challenge you to use the information you have gained from this open day as a knowledge stepping stone,’ he said.
Managers for each programme gave an overview of their respective programmes, highlighting that each is unique, globally recognised and accredited by professional bodies including the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA), the FPI and the ACCA.
The School is also finalising accreditation with the South African Institute of Taxation and the South African Institute of Professional Accountants (SAIPA) as well as a Memorandum of Understanding with companies which will benefit students in terms of graduate recruitment opportunities.
Participants were able to engage with the programme managers and administrators during the Q&A segments and receive further information on programme requirements, bursary opportunities, research and programme starting dates.
Closing the event, Finance lecturer Dr Patricia Shewell said: ‘Our aim is to improve business skills and continue to contribute to the KwaZulu-Natal business environment by educating people for business through our wide range of programmes. We hope that you will share this knowledge widely and that we see all of you with us next year.’
Those considering postgraduate studies are invited to visit www.saef.ukzn.ac.za.