MCOM IN DEVELOPMENT FINANCE TERM DATES


MCom 2022/23 Dates

Block 1

2 March 2022

20 March 2022

Block 2

1 August 2022

21 August 2022

Block 3

1 February 2023

18 February 2023

MCOM IN DEVELOPMENT FINANCE TERM DATES

The MCom in Development Finance is a rigorous modular programme which is taken over two years. The programme covers nine compulsory core courses and students must choose 1 elective and deliver a research report.

Students attend classes at the UCT GSB Breakwater campus in Cape Town twice a year of between 2–-3 weeks each during February/March and in August. Lectures are structured to cover theories in development finance, development finance practice and real-life case studies in development finance.

PROGRAMME STRUCTURE 

This programme is broken down into 4 main blocks spreading over a two year cycle.  

Year 1: Block 1 (March)Year 1: Block 2 (August)Year 2: Block 3 (February):Year 2: February to December

Contact sessions for 4 courses

Examines for the 4 courses in Block 1Examines for the 4 courses in Block 2 Completion of a 60-credit minor dissertation

4 assignment submissions at monthly intervals after the block

Contact sessions for 4 courses (after 2 days' break)Contact sessions for 2 (1 core and 1 elective) courses (after 2 days' break)  
 4 assignment submissions at monthly intervals after the block2 assignment submissions at monthly intervals after the block  
  Completion of a 60-credit minor dissertation 

*Please note: 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. A minimum of 13 students are required in order to run any elective.

PRE-READING PREPARATION

Before arriving for the contact sessions at the GSB, students are expected to read all prescribed material.

CONTACT / BLOCK SESSIONS

Students are required to attend and fully participate in all contact sessions at the GSB during the three block periods. The lectures are designed to facilitate interactions and knowledge sharing among students to draw on the diverse experiences of the student profile and enrich the theoretical and practical insights provided by the lecturer. 

During block sessions, students are allocated into syndicate groups and rooms for after-lecture discussions during evenings.

INDIVIDUAL ASSESSMENT

There are three assessments for each course, made up of class text (during block sessions), assignment and final examination.