University of the Witwatersrand Clinical Psychology

University of the Witwatersrand Clinical Psychology

Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology

The Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology programme comprises three main elements: a year of theoretical coursework and applied training offered full-time at the university; the completion of a clinically orientated research study and report; and a full-time internship of 12 months at sites in the greater Johannesburg area. The theoretical orientation of the Wits Clinical Masters programme is largely Psychodynamic, however, much of the intervention is offered from an integrated perspective drawing upon a range of psychotherapeutic models and modes of intervention. Close supervision of applied work is a particular strength of the programme. Close attention is paid to clinical ethics and multicultural sensitivity throughout the teaching and applied aspects of the programme. The programme offers good community-based clinical experience in the first year. Some components of the course are offered as part of an integrated programme, Seminars in Professional Psychology (SPP), allowing for contact with Counselling and Educational Psychology trainees and multiple expert input.
Upon completion of all the academic and internship requirement the Professional Board of Psychology (under the auspices of the Health Professions Council of South Africa) requires that Clinical Psychologists complete a year of paid community service in order to register as an independent practitioner. Upon completion of the internship, prospective psychologists also have to complete the Board Exam of the Professional Board of Psychology before they can complete their registration.
Applicants for the programme are selected by a Selection Panel, consisting of staff from both the Department of Psychology and the Intern Training Centres. Acceptance is provisional upon several criteria, including acceptable academic performance in an Honours degree and during the first few months of the programme.

FIRST YEAR: COURSEWORK MODULES

The following modules are offered in 2016 and may be modified in 2017:
Psychotherapy
Students receive training in the skills necessary for practice as a psychotherapist, in a range of psychotherapeutic methods and focus areas, including group and family therapy, play therapy and intensive input on psychodynamic psychotherapy.
Psychological Assessment
The course covers a range of aspects pertaining to psychological assessment including clinical observation, history taking, specialized interviewing, intellectual, personality, neuropsychological and pathology testing, report writing and making professional recommendations.
Research
Students receive intensive input on how to conceptualize a research study and how to prepare and write up a research proposal. Research ethics and academic writing skills are also covered. This course is then supplemented by ongoing individual/group supervision with a research supervisor on an identified project written up in the form of a final research report. This research report is due towards the end of the first year of the degree.
Psychopathology
Students are exposed to a broad range of disorders, examining symptoms, classification, differential diagnosis and treatment. Lectures are complemented by case conferences and ward rounds. Understandings of psychopathology are also incorporated into supervision of cases.
Community Clinical Practice
Students work at the Emthonjeni Clinic (based at the University) as Trainee Psychologists, seeing clients with a range of community mental health problems. Initial training is given in conceptual models of assessment and treatment in contexts in which intervention is of necessity flexible and short-term in orientation. Close attention is paid to multicultural dynamics and also to working with other complementary networks and social services.
Developmental Psychology
This course covers a range of perspectives on the early development of psychological health and difficulties. Although the essence of core theories is covered in general, the primary focus is on how developmental understandings can contribute to an enriched understanding of psychopathology and interpersonal dynamics, as well as application of psychoanalysis to social and contextual issues.

SECOND YEAR: CLINICAL INTERNSHIP

During the second year of the course, students are required to work at one of the intern placement sites. Internship placements are an integral part of the Wits training programme and successful completion of an internship is necessary for the award of the degree. Placement is at the discretion of the internship team based on student preference lists.

THE RESEARCH REPORT

A central requirement for the degree is a research report which presents research in an area related to clinical psychology. Students will be invited to a summer school in November 2016 where they will start to prepare for their research. Each student will be assigned a supervisor, who will help the student to prepare a research proposal for approval by the Department and by the Faculty of Humanities. The student will then conduct the research. We expect our students to complete their research by the end of their first year of study.

APPLICATION FOR STUDY

Application closing date (for study in 2017): 09 May 2016
Dates for selection week: 18 to 22 July 2016
Please visit www.witsclinselections.wordpress.com for regularly updated information
Please submit your University Postgraduate Admission Form online at the Student Enrolment Centre (https://www.wits.ac.za/applications/portal/index) and your Department Course Application Form to the Department of Psychology. Be sure to enclose official university transcripts and one passport sized photograph with your department application form. These forms can be obtained from the Psychology Department (011 717 4500) or online.
In addition to your application, please choose two referees from people acquainted with your academic and/or professional performance. Choose people who have an understanding of the needs of the profession. Ask them to send referees reports to the Department of Psychology, to arrive before the closing date.
Incomplete or late Department Course Application Forms will not be accepted, nor applications sent to the Faculty.
Applications and referees’ reports should be emailed to Lauryne.Lokothwayo@wits.ac.za.
Please copy your email to Lungile.Khumalo@wits.ac.za and Carol.Long@wits.ac.za.

Application queries can be directed to the department by telephoning (011) 717 4500. Those applicants invited to selection week will be notified via email. Applicants may also check www.witsclinselections.wordpress.com, where a list of invited applicants will be posted before 7 July 2016.

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University of Witwatersrand Biomedical Engineering

University of Witwatersrand Biomedical Engineering

Bachelor of Engineering Science in Biomedical Engineering

General Information

The Bachelor of Engineering Science in Biomedical Engineering – BEngSc(BME) is a new three year degree programme which has been designed to give students a thorough understanding of the application of quantitative sciences and engineering methods to problems in medicine and biology. The course develops an appreciation for living systems as complex machines amenable to engineering analysis, as well as facilitating a thorough understanding of diagnostic and therapeutic instrumentation.  Most importantly, graduates will receive a thorough training in general science, making them highly adaptable for many careers paths in science and technology.

This degree has been specially designed to enable students to become doctors, electrical engineers or physicists, with a minimum of additional study. The details of these options can be viewed on the link called follow-on options. (Please note that some of these options are competitive and automatic entry is not guaranteed).   In addition, students who are more research oriented may choose to follow this degree with any of a number of postgraduate degrees in the sciences. In view of these options, prospective students are discouraged from seeing this degree as an end in itself.

In short, this degree will serve as a key step in producing doctors, engineers, physicists and other scientists who will be equipped to become leaders in their respective fields.

You are encouraged to read the section on Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).

Structure of the Programme

The BME programme takes a minimum of three years to complete Each academic year of the degree programme is divided into two terms. Courses last for one or two terms.

Biomedical Engineering Programme : The following is a summary of courses in each year of the Biomedical Engineering degree program

Year 1

Subject 

Duration

Course code

Chemistry full year (1) CHEM1012
Electric Circuits full year (1) ELEN1000
Physics I full year (1) PHYS1014
Mathematics I full year (1) MATH1014
Introductory Life Sciences full year (1) BIOL1000
Mechanics full year (1) PHYS1015
Vacation design

Year 2

Subject 

Duration

Course code

Electronics 1 half year (1/2) ELEN2001
Microprocessors half year (1/2) ELEN2002
Software development 1 half year (1/2) ELEN2004
Electric and Magnetic Systems half year (1/2) ELEN2003
Signals and Systems 1 half year (1/2) ELEN005
Mathematics II full year (1) MATH2014
Physics II (Electrical) half year (1/2) PHYS2007
Molecular and Cell Biology half year (1/2) HAEM2001
Biomedical Statistics and Numerical Methods half year (1/2) APPM2013
Vacation work

Year 3

Subject 

Duration

Course code

Signals & Systems IIA Half year (1/2) ELEN3012
Biomedical Signals, Systems and Control Half year (1/2) ELEN3014
Physiology & Medical Biochemistry 1 full year (1) PHSL2004
Biomedical transport phenomena half year (1/2) CHMT3017
Biomedical Measurement, Instrumentation and Imaging half year (1/2) ELEN3008
Anatomy I full year (1) ANAT2020

Course outlines

To be updated shortly.

Articulation Possibilities

The diagram below shows some of the possible career paths following the BEngSc(BME) degree program.
Articulation Possibilties
 

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Biomedical Engineering?
Biomedical Engineering is the application of Engineering and other quantitative sciences to the solution of problems in medicine and biology.

Can you give me some examples of the type of work biomedical engineers do?
Biomedical engineers study the human body and other living systems from the perspective of an engineer. In other words, they see the organism for what it really is – a complex machine, and use concepts from engineering and science to understand how it works.  In addition to this they develop equipment for the diagnosis and treatment of disease.  Examples of such equipment include C/T scanning and ultrasound to see inside the body without surgery, as well as devices such as artificial hearts, dialysis equipment for people without functioning kidneys, and LASER surgery devices, to name a few.

Do I need to be interested in engineering and science to study biomedical engineering?
Yes. The activity of biomedical engineering includes both engineering and science.  For this reason, you will need to be good at mathematics and science as well as having a strong interest in developing new technology.

Do I need to enjoy biology to study biomedical engineering? 
Yes. Biology is an integral part of what you will learn in the course, and so naturally you must have an interest in this subject.  However, remember that as you progress in the course, you will gain an understanding and insight into the way living systems work that is far more interesting and satisfying than the memory-intensive learning you may be used to in your biology studies so far.

Biomedical engineering seems to be a mixture of science and engineering. What is the difference between an engineer and a scientist?
The answer to this will depend on whom you talk to.  Here is one possible answer.  A scientist is a person who studies natural phenomena (physical, chemical, biological), and draws conclusion about the system under study in order to enhance understanding. These conclusions are often generalizations that apply widely to a large class of problems.  The methods used in science are both experimental and analytical, and frequently involve mathematical ideas.  An engineer is a person who utilizes knowledge of physical phenomena to design useful systems and processes.  Engineering also requires experimentation and analysis, however the outcome of the work is frequently a practical device or process.  One could argue that a scientist works on understanding the more fundamental aspects of nature, while the engineer uses this knowledge to solve applied problems.  This is partially true but is actually an oversimplification.  The reality is that there is substantial overlap between the two areas, and some scientist (eg. some physicists) do applied practical work, and some engineers do highly theoretical work.  So science and engineering form part of a spectrum of activity with frequent blurring of the distinction between the two areas.

What attributes should a prospective biomedical engineering student have?
You should be good at mathematics and physical science, and should also enjoy problem solving.  Most importantly, you should be the type of person who gets a kick out of understanding things rather than just learning. For example, if you are able to visualize school physics problems and arrive at a method of solution by thinking about what is actually happening rather than just plugging into formulae, then you may be well suited to a career in science or engineering.

What is the degree BEngSc(BME)?
The full name of this degree is Bachelor of Engineering Science in Biomedical Engineering.  It is Wits University ‘s new undergraduate degree in Biomedical Engineering.

How does the BEngSc(BME) differ from the BSc(Eng)? 
The BEngSc(BME) is a three year degree that teaches students the science of engineering as it relates to Biomedical Engineering.  In its own right, it does not lead to professional registration, but has been specially designed to be followed by a professional degree in medicine electrical engineering or physics, with a minimum of wasted time.  At the moment, this degree emphasizes the electrical engineering aspects of biomedical engineering.
The BSc(Eng) degree on the other hand, is the Wits four year professional engineering degree, which  is a prerequisite to registration as a professional engineer.  The BSc(Eng) can be undertaken in a number of branches of engineering, viz. Chemical, Civil, Mechanical and Electrical (and the various options within these branches eg. aeronautical or matallurgical engineering).  If, however, you choose to go directly into the BSc(Eng) following completion of the BEngSc(BME), then at this stage, only the electrical engineering branch can be completed in an additional two years.  The BEngSc(BME) has not yet been designed to facilitate the other branches of engineering, although this is a likely future development.

Is the BEngSc(BME) a difficult degree?
There is no question that the curriculum is demanding.  The requirement to teach a diverse range of skills in a very short time makes this the most crowded undergraduate syllabus at the university.  However, as a capable and interested student, you should also find this course challenging and exciting.

Why will I not be a qualified engineer after completing the BEngSc(BME)? 
The BEngSc(BME) degree will give you an excellent scientific education with emphasis on engineering and applied sciences as they relate to biomedical problems.  You will develop a solid scientific thought process and skills in scientific analysis and experimentation.  To become an engineer, however, you will require additional skills in using your knowledge in the design and innovation process, and this is taught in the formal four year engineering degree BSc(Eng) but not in the BEngSc(BME).

How long does it take to earn the BEngSc(BME) degree?
The degree requires a minimum of three years full time study.

What can I do with the BEngSc(BME) degree?
The simple answer is that this degree alone may not offer you many job opportunities, and you should ideally not consider doing this degree unless you intend to follow this with a professional degree.  The BEngSc(BME) degree has been designed to be followed by one of three possible qualifications.  These are: Medicine (MBBCh) – this takes 4 additional years, and admission is on a competitive basis
Electrical Engineering – this takes 2 additional years
BSc Honours in Physics – this takes 2 additional years, and admission is subject to arrangement with the school of physics
If you follow one of these routes, you will become either a doctor, an electrical engineer or a physicist in addition to having an outstanding grounding in biomedical engineering. It may also be possible to use the BEngSc(BME) degree as a basis for doing honours, masters or PhD degrees in a number of disciplines eg. applied mathematics and biological sciences, however admission to these programmes will depend on the requirements of the individual schools and universities. Other areas of possible employment include the teaching profession and some areas of medical technology, however some extra study will generally be required.

What are my career options if I leave university directly after obtaining the BEngSc(BME) degree?
We strongly discourage this, as the BEngSc(BME) is intended to be followed by a professional degree.  However, if you do want to enter the job market with only the BEngSc(BME) degree, you may try to find employment in any one of a number of biomedical engineering, biotechnology or pharmaceutical companies, possibly on the marketing and sales side, or in various aspects of project management.

I have always wanted to do medicine but was not accepted.  Is it a good idea to consider the BEngSc(BME) degree as an easy route into medicine?
Definitely not!  Firstly, remember that this degree does not guarantee you a place in medicine.
Secondly, this degree is very demanding, and your chances of success in this programme will be far greater if you are doing the BEngSc(BME) degree for the right reasons ie. you have broad scientific interests and have a strong interest in and fascination with applying quantitative sciences to  medicine and biology. Students who undertake this degree simply as a means of getting into something else like medicine, are less likely to have sufficient interest in the subject matter to pass the very demanding curriculum.  Having said this, we do believe that this degree will give you an excellent grounding if you do subsequently decide to study medicine.

What can you tell me about Wits? 
Wits is an English medium university situated in Johannesburg , and spread over one main campus, and three satellite campuses.  Johannesburg is a major city located on the Witwatersrand, which is a region on the interior plateau of South Africa at an altitude of about 1750m (+/-5750 ft), and is the world’s richest gold field. Wits evolved from the South African School of Mines, which began in the diamond mining town of Kimberly more than a century ago, and subsequently migrated to the gold mining town of Johannesburg .  Wits’ full name is “University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg ”.  Mostly, it is referred to simply as Wits.  (all the w’s in Wits and Witwatersrand are pronounced as if they were substituted with the letter v.)  Wits is world renowned in many areas of research, and numerous Wits alumni have won international acclaim and honours including Nobel Prizes. Wits graduates occupy leadership positions in industry and academia throughout the world.

Why is Wits a good place at which to study Biomedical Engineering?
Wits researchers have for many years been involved in research which would fall into the broad category of Biomedical Engineering, however a formal undergraduate degree in this area is new for Wits.  Despite being a novel degree at our university, Wits is ideally suited to offering this area of study by virtue of the stature of the individual schools and faculties providing input to the new degree.  The lecturers in Biomedical Engineering will be drawn from three faculties viz:
Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment, Faculty of Health Sciences, and Faculty of Science. Being at the center of the gold mining industry, Wits has developed world-renowned engineering expertise, partly due to the unusual technical demands of ultra-deep level mining.  In addition to this, our medical school and science faculties are highly regarded throughout the world.  Our BEngSc(BME) degree represents a combination of these three excellent faculties.

How is Wits arranged organisationally, and where does the BEngSc(BME) degree fit within this structure?
Wits is made up of 5 faculties.  A faculty is a large grouping of related disciplines.  For example, medicine, dentistry and physiotherapy all fall under the faculty of Health Sciences.
Within each faculty, there are a number of schools.  A school is a narrower grouping of disciplines. The BEngSc(BME) degree is run by the School of Electrical and Information Engineering which is based in the Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment.  It should be noted, however, that courses for the BEngSc(BME) degree are provided by many schools from three different faculties, viz. Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment, Faculty of Health Sciences, and the Faculty of Science.

Can I be a professional engineer after completing the BEngSc(BME) degree?
The designation of professional engineer is governed by statute.  The usual route to becoming a professional engineer, is to do a formal four year BSc(Eng) degree (or equivalent at another university) in one of the traditional engineering branches eg. mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, chemical engineering.  However, if you complete the BEngSc(BME) and then choose to do the extra two years to become an electrical engineer, then you will also gain the BSc(Eng) and can become a professional engineer.  In other words, the BEngSc(BME) degree alone is not sufficient to become a professional engineer.
The BEngSc(BME) degree has much the same status as a general science degree (BSc).  ie it should give you an excellent education in science but does not necessarily qualify you for a specific profession.

If I choose to do the extra two years to become an electrical engineer after doing the BEngSc(BME), what will my career prospects be?
If you go this route, then you will become a fully qualified electrical engineer who will be entitled to work in any environment appropriate to this qualification.  However, your additional BEngSc(BME) degree will give you added insight and ability to seek work in areas that have a biomedical aspect to them, such as in medical research laboratories, hospitals, universities and medical device/equipment manufacturers.

On completion of the BEngSc(BME) degree, am I guaranteed a place in the two year programme to obtain an electrical engineering degree at Wits?
Yes. If you successfully complete the BEngSc(BME) degree, you will be deemed to have completed an equivalent of the first two years of the BSc(Eng) in electrical engineering, and will thus be admitted directly to the third year of electrical engineering at Wits if you choose.  Please note that this does not automatically apply to other universities.

With all this talk about becoming an electrical engineer after doing an additional two years following the BEngSc(BME) degree, what is the status of the Wits engineering degrees internationally? 
South Africa is a signatory of the Washington accord, which ensures the mutual recognition of accredited South African engineering qualifications by the other signatory countries, viz. Australia , New Zealand , United States of America , United Kingdom , Canada and Hong Kong .  Wits’ normal 4 year BSc(Eng) degree is fully accredited by the Engineering Council of South Africa, and is thus recognized in terms of the Washington accord.  Full accreditation for the new route to obtaining the BSc(Eng)(Electrical) after completing the BEngSc(BME) will be sought as the course begins.

I am aware that Wits offers an Information Engineering option in the electrical engineering degree.  If I do the extra two years after the BEngSc(BME) to become an electrical engineer, is the information engineering option available to me?
Yes. The information engineering option is just a variant of the electrical engineering degree BSc(Eng)(Electrical), in that you do a concentration of subjects in the latter half of the degree relating more to information engineering than other areas of electrical engineering.  If you enter electrical engineering after obtaining the BEngSc(BME) degree, this information engineering option will still be available to you if you so choose.

Why does it appear that electrical engineering is the preferred follow-on engineering degree after the BEngSc(BME)? What about other branches of engineering?
Biomedical engineering is a wide area of study and involves most of the major branches of engineering eg. Chemical, Mechanical and Electrical Engineering.  The Wits BEngSc(BME) degree has been developed within the school of Electrical and Information Engineering, and therefore has a natural concentration in this area.  It is likely that other branches of engineering at Wits will develop versions/streams of the BEngSc(BME) appropriate to their disciplines, however this is not yet available.  If you choose to follow your BEngSc(BME) degree with a BSc(Eng) degree in eg. Chemical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering, then you will need to talk to the relevant school in each case to find out their admission requirements, and how much, if any, time you can save by doing those degrees after the BEngSc(BME).

If I choose to do the extra two years and obtain an honours degree in physics after doing the BEngSc(BME), what will my career prospects be?
The career prospects in physics are varied and include research and teaching careers at universities, as well as work in some industries and research laboratories.  In addition, having the BEngSc(BME) degree should make you more employable in areas of physics that deal with biological systems.  You should also consult with consult with the School of Physics if you have an interest in becoming a medical physicist. They will be able to give you further information on the requirements.

Why does the BSc honours degree in physics take two years instead of the usual one year if I enter the programme after completion of the BEngSc(BME) degree?
The BEngSc(BME) degree will give you much of the background that you will need to study physics at the honours level, however, a number of key areas in physics will not be covered in much detail, such as quantum mechanics and advanced optics.  For this reason, you will need to first do a one year Graduate Diploma in Scientific Studies (GDSS) in order to make up the deficiencies in physics. At this point, you will have covered the equivalent of a physics major. You will then be able to do the one year Honours in Physics.

Why will a medical degree only take an additional four years after obtaining the BEngSc(BME) degree? 
Wits University has introduced a new medical degree programme called the Graduate Entry Medical Programme (GEMP).  This version of the medical degree is shorter (4 years as opposed to 6) because applicants will already have an undergraduate degree eg. BEngSc(BME), with credits for many of the subjects normally covered in years one and two of the 6 year medical programme.    The name Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBCh), and the outcomes of the 4 year medical programme are identical to the older 6 year programme. Remember that admission to the medical degree is competitive and is not guaranteed.

If I do the additional 4 years to become a doctor, what advantages would my BEngSc(BME) give me?
Medicine is evolving and developing rapidly, and many diseases that only a few years ago were considered incurable, are now showing remarkable responses to novel diagnostic and treatment options.  This also means that medicine is becoming more challenging and technical.  We believe that graduates of the BEngSc(BME) who choose to continue with the medical degree, will have excellent insight into the rapidly changing world of medical science and will be able to adapt rapidly to new ideas.  Moreover, it is expected that these students will be active contributors at the forefront of this research.

If I choose to do medicine after my BEngSc(BME) and am not accepted at Wits, are there any other options to becoming a doctor?
You could consider applying to an appropriate year of the medical degree at another South African university.  There is no guarantee of acceptance and each university will base its decision on their own criteria.  You could also apply to overseas universities on the same basis.

WITS WBS MM in the field of Strategic Marketing

WITS WBS MM in the field of Strategic Marketing


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Wits Business School offers Master of Management in the field of Strategic Marketing. The Degree is a two year block-release academic programme, with a combination of course work (50%) and a dissertation in marketing (50%). The course is designed for students who have studied marketing at the undergraduate level, and wish to further their studies in advanced business and marketing concepts. It is aimed at practicing marketers with marketing qualifications and experience who wish to further develop their careers in marketing. Students will be exposed to the latest thinking in advanced marketing concepts in a variety of specialist areas. They will learn critical thinking about marketing issues, the analysis and application of advanced marketing tools, and the practical development of marketing solutions in a business environment. The programme builds on undergraduate marketing studies to further hone the skills of the delegates. Courses will be taught in an interactive manner through case studies and group presentations to develop practical applications of the concepts.
 
How Do I Apply?
Admission process
Please ensure that all information uploaded is correct and that you have included everything required on the checklist. In order to be considered by the Admissions Committee, your application form and the other required documentation (including the transcript and other supporting documents) must reach the Student Enrolment Centre.
Applications to the MMSM are processed through the Student Enrolment Centre at Wits. Enquiries regarding the status of your application may be addressed to the Wits Business School Academic Enquiries Office on telephone number +27 (0)11 717-3691.
 
Admission requirements

  • 4 year degree / diploma NQF 8 in one of the following: Bcom, BA Corporate Communications, BBA, BTech Marketing, or any degree plus IMM.
  • Overall average of 60% or above.
  • Successful compliance with all admission requirements specified by the school e.g. letter of motivation, verifiable work experience document.
  • Successful completion of the WBS psychometric test.
  • Candidates may also be required to attend an interview with WBS faculty to determine their suitability for the programme.

 
January 2017 Intake now open and close on 31 October 2016
 
Application process

  1. Letter of motivation
  2. Certified copy of all academic transcripts
    Academic Transcript
    Information is given in the General Information booklet but please note: Wits undergraduates do not need to submit a transcript. Graduates from other universities must submit an original or certified copy of their academic transcript. The transcript must include a complete list of all subjects taken for a degree, including any courses that were failed. A degree certificate is NOT a transcript.
  3. SAQA evaluation certificate (students whose prior degrees were not awarded by a South African University)
  4. Proof of English language proficiency (students who have not studied at tertiary level in English).
  5. WBS Psychometric test
  6. The non-refundable application fee of R200.
  7. Complete the on-line application form here

 
WBS reserves the right to change its schedule as required.
Please note: WBS processes applications for admissions on a continuous basis in the order of receipt thereof.
 
Contact Details
Programme Director: Laurence Beder
Email: laurence.beder@wits.ac.za
 
Programme Manager: Edgar (Mokoena) Ramaema
Tel: 011 717 3691
Email: mokoena.ramaema@wits.ac.za

WITS WBS MM in the field of Finance and Investment

WITS WBS MM in the field of Finance and Investment

MM in the field of Finance and Investment

Finance is the linchpin of taught-skills necessary for both navigating enterprises successfully, and ensuring stable economic activity nationally and globally. It is composed of several important facets and thus requires its practitioners to acquire a dedicated, focused and comprehensive set of training, in order to be appropriately qualified. The Master of Management in the field of Finance & Investment Management at Wits Business School (WBS) is designed to fill this training need.
In fact, a specialization in graduate Finance is a hallmark of most renowned Business Schools globally. The reasons for this phenomenon are: (1) Finance is an indispensable unifying knowledge-area for success in both enterprise and the macro-economy. (2) Finance experts require a program-based training to garner the necessary breadth and depth of knowledge for its effective understanding and application.
Importantly, the WBS Master of Management in the field of Finance & Investment programme  design is motivated by the special need for Finance in the emerging market context. Gone are the days when Finance was most relevant in the developed market context, due to the fact that financial innovations emanated from this environment, with international finance transactions being essentially an “intra-developed markets” affair. With globalization, emerging markets have become inexorably connected to the dynamism of financial markets and their breathtakingly paced innovations. The contagion of the sub-prime mortgage market (developed markets) originated a global financial crisis which makes the case for why emerging markets must acquire the requisite capacity needed to understand the workings of financial markets, how to leverage their opportunities, and how to anticipate and mitigate their systemic threats.
 
Admission Requirements

  • 4 year degree/diploma NQF8 with a major in one of the following: Economics, Mathematics, Finance, Business Studies, Engineering and Law with evidence of strong numeracy.
  • Work experience is an advantage but not a requirement.
  • Individuals with limited numeracy will need additional mathematics training (an overall average performance of 65% or better).

 
January 2017 Intake now open and close on 31 October 2016
 
Application Process
Applications to the MMFI are processed through the Student Enrolment Centre at Wits. Enquiries regarding the status of your application may be addressed to the Wits Business School Academic Enquiries Office on telephone number +27 (0)11 717-3629
The Wits Business School Academic Enquiries Office is unable to obtain missing documents on an applicant’s behalf.
Please ensure that all information uploaded is correct and that you have included everything required on the checklist. In order to be considered by the Admissions Committee, your application form and the other required documentation (including the transcript and other supporting documents) must reach the Student Enrolment Centre before the stated closing date for all academic programmes.
 
Application Checklist

  1. Online application form
  2. Letter of motivation
  3. Certified copy of matric certificate
  4. Certified copy of all academic transcripts
  5. SAQA evaluation certificate (students whose prior degrees were not awarded by a South African University).
    Graduates from other universities must submit an original or certified copy of their academic transcript. The transcript must include a complete list of all subjects taken for a degree, including any courses that were failed. A degree certificate is NOT a transcript.
    Undergraduate degree (for foreign students, degrees must be SAQA accredited).  Foreign students are advised to follow up on SAQA accreditation without delay as the process can take up to three months to finalise.
  6. Proof of English language proficiency (students who have not studied at tertiary level in English).
  7. No WBS psychometric test required
  8. Non-refundable application fee – R200
  9. Complete the on-line application form here

 
Please note WBS processes applications for admissions on a continuous basis in the order of receipt thereof. 
 
Contact Details
Programme Manager: Meisie Moya
Tel: 011 717 3629
Email: meisie.moya@wits.ac.za

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WITS WBS MM in the field Entrepreneurship and New Venture Creation

WITS WBS MM in the field Entrepreneurship and New Venture Creation

MM in the field Entrepreneurship and New Venture Creation


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The course provides a solid foundation of entrepreneurship knowledge and emphasises the entrepreneurial process as a way of building entrepreneurial skills in a start-up context. Real case material unites entrepreneurship theory and practice. The course is designed to provide a thorough introduction to the theoretical and practical issues associated with entrepreneurship. The entrepreneurial process is navigated both conceptually and practically to provide an integrated approach to new venture creation. Candidates will also be able to identify sources of entrepreneurial finance, assess the relevance of the practice of entrepreneurship to firms and society, and illustrate key ideas of entrepreneurship with reference to empirical case studies on entrepreneurship. Finally, the course allows for candidates to rigorously analyse the potential of a new business opportunity.
 
Corporate “Intrapreneurship” 
The course identifies entrepreneurial behaviour in big business, and explores ways to facilitate and sustain intrapreneurship in larger, more established firms. The course is designed to provide a thorough introduction to issues associated with corporate entrepreneurship at the firm level in a range of organisational contexts. Critical appreciation of the current debates on ‘intrapreneurship’ as well as research evidence on the application of entrepreneurial orientation, corporate strategy and corporate venturing are explored.
 
Admission Requirements

  • First degree and post-graduate studies (preferably an honours degree, but a first-class Bachelor’s degree together with any recognised and accredited post-graduate degree or diploma from any discipline is recognised).
  • Post-university entrepreneurial or corporate or informal business experience –an advantage, but not a requirement.
  • Acceptable WBS psychometric test score and interviews where necessary.
  • Mathematics and English – a level of above average competence equivalent to the requirements of the SA Matriculation certificate is advisable.

 
How to Apply?
This section contains important information – please read carefully. All information was correct at the time of writing but may change without notice. WBS reserves the right to amend its schedule as required. Applications to the MMENVC are processed through the Student Enrolment Centre. Enquiries regarding the status of your application may be addressed to the Wits Business School Academic Enquiries Office on telephone number (011) 717 3629.
WBS reserves the right to change its schedule as required. Late applications will be scheduled for the following year of study. The Wits Business School Academic Enquiries Office is unable to obtain missing documents on an applicant’s behalf.
 
Admission process
Please ensure that all information uploaded is correct and that you have included everything required on the checklist. In order to be considered by the Admissions Committee, your application form and the other required documentation (including the transcript and other supporting documents) must reach the Student Enrolment Centre before the stated closing date for all academic programmes.
 
Academic Transcript
Information is given in the General Information booklet but please note: Wits undergraduates do not need to submit a transcript. Graduates from other universities must submit an original or certified copy of their academic transcript. The transcript must include a complete list of all subjects taken for a degree, including any courses that were failed. A degree certificate is NOT a transcript.
 
January 2017 Intake now open and close on 31 October 2016
 
Checklist for application

  • Letter of motivation
  • Certified copy of matric certificate
  • Certified copy of all academic transcripts
  • SAQA evaluation certificate (students whose prior degrees were not awarded by a South African University) Foreign students are advised to follow up on SAQA accreditation without delay as the process can take up to three months to finalise.
  • Proof of English language proficiency (students who have not studied at tertiary level in English)
  • WBS psychometric tests
  • The non-refundable application fee of R200.
  • Complete the on-line application form here

 
Applicants must have sat for the Wits Business School Admission Test. Applicants who have written the Admission Test within the past two years and applicants who are registered test users, may apply for exemption from writing the tests. Applicants are requested to read the information on the website www.wbs.ac.za  with care. For all Psychometric enquiries please contact Kathy Cannell, telephone (011) 717-3130 or Kathy.cannell@wits.ac.za for any points that are not fully understood.
 
Please note: WBS processes applications for admissions on a continuous basis in the order of receipt thereof.
 
Contact Details
Programme Manager:  Meisie Moya
Tel: 011 717 3629
Email: meisie.moya@wits.ac.za
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WITS WBS MM in the field of Business Executive Coaching

WITS WBS MM in the field of Business Executive Coaching

MM in the field of Business Executive Coaching
How curious are you about wanting to understand more about what it means – and takes – to be a coach in the ever changing world of work? Perhaps you are thinking of expanding your skill set in line with your philosophy of continuous learning? What would it mean to you if you made a strategic career change to explore the possibility of more meaningful work? If some of these questions resonate with you, we encourage you to think about what the possibility of successfully completing the Master in the field of Management in Business and Executive Coaching at the Wits Business School, could do for you both personally and professionally.
 
Why do the MM in the field of Business Executive Coaching at WBS?
Institutional track record
The Wits Business School is an academic institution firmly rooted in research and theoretical frameworks but is also very aware of the application and business viability of such knowledge being integrated successfully by its students.
 
The strategic alliances underpinning the programme design and future recognition
The MM in the field of Business Executive Coaching is the first coaching degree in South Africa to be designed and aligned with the Graduate School Alliance of Business and Executive Coaching (GSEAC) framework. This is particularly significant in view of the current international debate around professional standards. As a result the MMBEC has the advantage of being aligned to the most recent trends and critical developments in the field of Executive and Organisational education for coaches. This impacts how your degree is recognised internationally and its alignment to other bodies monitoring coaching competencies in the future.
 
January Intake now open and close on 31 October
 
Application Checklist

  1. Motivational letter
  2. Certified copy of matric certificate
  3. Certified copy of all academic transcripts
  4. SAQA evaluation certificate (students whose prior degrees were not awarded by a South African University).
  5. Proof of English language proficiency (students who have not studied at tertiary level in English).
  6. Non-refundable application fee of R200
  7. Complete the on-line application form here

 
Admission Requirements
Applications to the MM in the field Business Executive Coaching are processed through the Student Enrolment Centre at Wits. Enquiries regarding the status of your application may be addressed to the Wits Business School Academic Enquiries Office on telephone number +27 (0)11 717-3691.
The Wits Business School Academic Enquiries Office is unable to obtain missing documents on an applicant’s behalf.
Please ensure that all information uploaded is correct and that you have included everything required on the checklist. In order to be considered by the Admissions Committee, your application form and the other required documentation (including the transcript and other supporting documents) must reach the Student Enrolment Centre.
 
First Degree and Honours or equivalent
An honours degree or post graduate diploma is a non-negotiable prerequisite for the MM in the field of Business Executive Coaching. Only in exceptional circumstances, applicants with a bachelor’s degree and ten years working experience in the relevant field will be considered.
 
Motivation
Coaching requires the resilience and curiosity to develop your own self-awareness, and the learning and development of others. These criteria will be assessed through a written motivation and a one page proposal of the research topic you plan to explore for your dissertation / research report. The university reserves the right to call applicants to a panel interview process.
 
Relevant Working Experience
At least five years working experience in an appropriate field, namely Human Capital, Human Resources, Management, Business Consulting, Coaching, Leadership Development and a foundation course in coaching and some practical coaching experience.
 
Assessments
The University reserves the right to call prospective students in for assessments and tests to assist in the selection process.
Please note: WBS processes applications for admissions on a continuous basis in the order of receipt thereof.
 
Contact Details:
Programme Director:  Beth Norden
Email: beth.norden@wits.ac.za
 
Programme Manager:  Edgar (Mokoena) Ramaema
Tel: 011 717  3691
Email: mokoena.ramaema@wits.ac.za