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