COMPULSORY CORE COURSES

Course designs are updated and adapted annually, therefore the topics listed for each course are a guideline as to what students can expect will be covered on each course.

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QUANTITATIVE METHODS IN DEVELOPMENT FINANCE

This course aims to develop practical knowledge and understanding of mathematical and statistical methods relevant to financial and management decision-making in development finance.

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MICRO-ENTERPRISE FINANCE

This course addresses essential concepts in micro-enterprise finance by examining both institutional finance and finance as a structured approach to decision-making with specific reference to micro-, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs).

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RESPONSIBLE INVESTMENT

This course aims to explore alternative and critical ways for thinking about economic growth and developmental finance in Africa by unpacking the multi-layered field of Sustainable Responsible Investment (SRI).

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ISSUES IN DEVELOPMENT FINANCE

The main aim of this course is to provide students with insight into concepts, approaches and issues of policy in the context of development finance relevant to the financial and economic development processes.

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INTERNATIONAL FINANCE FOR DEVELOPMENT

This course provides an in-depth analysis of international financial markets, institutions and instruments, and their use by governments and corporations – with specific focus on using these markets and institutions to achieve sustainable economic development.

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RESEARCH METHODS

This course is designed to equip students with the soft and varied skills necessary to conduct a research investigation. The course is structured to prepare students for the research report in the second year of the programme.

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PROJECT FINANCE

This course introduces the primary analytical approaches, tools and techniques that project funders use to make, assess, structure, implement and monitor the funding of large infrastructure projects.

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PUBLIC SECTOR FINANCE

This course provides students with the tools and skills to understand and analyse the underlying concepts and practical trade-offs entailed in public sector finance. This will prepare students to engage constructively in the formulation, implementation and evaluation of public sector policies.

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FINANCIAL RISK MANAGEMENT

This course is designed to give students exposure to modern risk management concepts, theories and quantitative techniques.

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RESEARCH REPORT

Write a dissertation and delve deeply into a topic close to you. MCom in Development Finance students are required to write a dissertation, with the guidance of a supervisor, which covers a topic real interest.

DEVELOPMENT FINANCE ELECTIVES

This course aims to critically discuss the broader topic of sovereign debt management (SDM) as part of the toolkit of economic policy and public finance management. The course makes substantial use of case studies on SDM practices as a learning tool.

This course introduces students to the purpose and design of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) and its relationship with developing countries. The WTO is the only global organisation dealing with the rules of trade between nations. Like the World Bank and International Monetary Fund, the WTO has often been criticised as having too much power and serving as a dictatorial tool of the rich and powerful, particularly at the expense of developing economies.

The aim of this course is to help develop the theoretical and practical tools essential to the execution of the corporate finance function with application to development finance. The course will endeavour to provide students with a framework within which to make or evaluate financial decisions that individuals, firms and other entities are called upon to make.

This course aims to give students an overview of innovative finance in the African setting by examining the evolving roles of stakeholders in developing and applying new financial vehicles and structures to allocate capital in a way that includes the measurement of social and environmental impact.

This course introduces and analyses housing finance systems and housing market outcomes across emerging markets with specific focus on sub-Saharan Africa.

This course aims to critically examine the role, purpose and functioning of national capital markets in the context of global markets, national and international regulations and other major related international bodies.

This course will provide students with an overview of the theoretical and practical aspects of financial services regulation while also critically examining the roles and functions of the various stakeholders.

The aim of this course is to introduce students to the theory of international trade and its application to policy issues which arise in the world trading environment.