A PhD, also known as a Doctor of Philosophy degree, is a doctorate awarded by a university to the academic who has met all necessary qualifications and can now be considered a doctor in his or her academic field.
Such level of academic excellence in finance gives you confidence to analyze financial situations in not only a business environment but also in an individual level. You can analyze and adopt viable financial measures that will accrue huge benefits to the general performance of a person or a business entity.
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Top Doctoral Programs in Finance in South Africa 2018
The candidate should develop applied competencies and practical skills in the mastering, interpretation, understanding and application of a topic in the broader field of finance. [+]
The candidate should develop applied competencies and practical skills in the mastering, interpretation, understanding and application of a topic in the broader field of finance. Through the doctoral thesis, a qualifying student would show evidence of independent and original scientific work. The thesis would constitute a decided contribution to knowledge of and insight into the subject discipline as well as the field of research.
Qualifying candidates would also display competence in the application of related research methodology, and the proper written and/or oral communication of the research process and findings.
Admission requirements: A candidate who is in possession of a university-based financially orientated master’s qualification on New NQF level 9/Old NQF level 8 may apply for admission to this qualification. Alternatively any other related qualification with a programme-specific minimum level of competency on New NQF level 9/Old NQF level 8, and finance related experience which is considered relevant and sufficient by the Department Finance and Investment Management. Admission to the doctoral programme is subject to the successful defence of a research proposal. The research proposal should be presented to a panel convened by the Department of Finance and Investment Management for this purpose. Finalisation of registration for the programme (and/or continued registration) is subject to applicants complying with departmental-specific requirements. Such requirements usually include preparatory work leading up to a research proposal that is approved by the department. Possible examples of preparatory work are pre-reading, literature reviews, concept development, and successful completion of short courses aimed at skills and/or... [-]
The purpose of USB's internationally accredited PhD in Development Finance is to contribute to a crucial understanding of development finance and to support the growth agendas of South Africa, the greater African continent and beyond. It also leads to employable expertise. [+]
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The purpose of USB's internationally accredited PhD in Development Finance is to contribute to a crucial understanding of development finance and to support the growth agendas of South Africa, the greater African continent and beyond. It also leads to employable expertise.What can you do with this PhD?
You will be able to fill senior-level positions aimed at supporting the growth agendas organisations, regions, countries and even continents. Expertise in development finance is typically required by policy-making institutions, governments, public and private corporations, financial institutions and regional and international organisations.... [-]