Opportunities for Employment and Professional Development
The degree programme is established to meet the needs of the market. Therefore, it offers an internship training component in the final year of the degree. The Department provides guidance in finding finance related internship placements for students. The objective of this component is to allow students to use their theoretical knowledge in a practical corporate environment. The internship training activities are evaluated and monitored by the employer and the panel of lecturers of the department to ensure that the students undergo a comprehensive training programme.
Finance graduates have excellent career prospects both locally and globally. The typical entry level positions will be research and financial analysts, corporate finance executives and investment banking executives. The target job market includes finance companies, commercial banks, investment and merchant banks, stock brokering companies, primary dealers, insurance companies, venture capital firms, fund management companies, unit trusts, pension funds and in the finance division of any other institution.
It should however be noted that finance job market is highly correlated with the economy and hence the performance of the economy is the key determinant in job prospects for finance graduates. In addition, hence the prospective employers tend to look for progress towards a professional qualification in addition to a degree, finance graduates are strongly encouraged to engage in studies to obtain a professional qualification as well.