Saara’s determination to solve Africa’s
challanges helped her achieve career sucess.
WHERE WILL YOUR DEVELOPMENT FINANCE JOURNEY TAKE YOU?

I believe there is only one way to solve Africa’s challenges, and that is through leveraging finances
Sara Hamuyela, Development Fiance alumnus

WHY DEVELOPMENT FINANCE?

You want to develop Africa where it matters. USB’s Development Finance cluster of programmes is designed specifically to equip and empower you to lead Africa towards sustainability. Though our programme, you will learn to leverage resources to finance Africa’s infrastructure and respond to the continent’s unique growth needs. You will also discover your role in formulating and implementing these policies, and develop an understanding of the special challenges facing developing countries.

WHAT STANDS OUT?

WHAT WILL YOU GAIN?

  • Implement the design and financing of growth initiatives such as roads, energy plants and hospitals.
  • Understand the structure of African economies and how financial markets contribute to development.
  • Acquire the skills to make a meaningful contribution to policy formulation and implementation.
  • Work in financial institutions such as banks and development finance corporations, and in policy-making institutions, governments, public and private corporations, and also global organisations.

WHO SHOULD APPLY?

Whether you are a financial manager, analyst, project manager or someone ready for a career in finance, USB’s cluster of programmes in Development Finance will equip you with the critical skills to alleviate Africa’s financial and developmental challenges. Discover which of our Development Finance programmes you are most suited for.

PGDip

You are a junior or mid-level manager who is interested in a career in development finance, the financial services industry or public institutions.

MPhil

You work on a managerial level in a financial services environment. This MPhil holds value for people like financial analysts and policy makers in the private or public sector who engage with macro, enterprise and sectoral finance and financial management issues with a focus on developing countries and emerging markets.

PhD

You want to do specialised doctoral research to support the growth agendas of South Africa and Africa.