Development Finance 2021

Development Finance

PGDip | MPhil

Combine leadership skills with
project portfolio management skills at MBA level

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In our uncertain and rapidly changing world, it is now more important than ever to stay the course, upskill and adapt. This USB programme is designed to help you turn challenges into opportunity – to reinvent yourself, rethink your business ventures and help rebuild the economy. Most importantly, this programme is your opportunity to keep learning.

Why Development Finance at USB?

Our internationally accredited Development Finance programmes are designed to help you unlock the skills needed to develop Africa where it matters. They will equip and empower you to lead Africa towards sustainability. You will also learn to leverage resources to finance Africa’s infrastructure and respond to the continent’s unique growth needs, along with the
tools to implement the African-driven solutions to make this happen. While Development Finance is focused on Africa’s sustainability, you will develop the knowledge to alleviate challenges facing developing countries around the world.

What stands out?

Focus
on Africa

Gain the skill to
design and implement
African-driven
solutions

Help
Africa grow

Acquire the
knowledge to shape
development projects
and policies

Real world
application

Discover your
ability to use this
knowledge in
policy-making
institutions

Global
versatility

Implement policies
that are relevant for
Africa and beyond

What will you gain?

Become a development finance practitioner and develop Africa where it matters.

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 policymaking institutions, governments, public and private corporations, and also global organisations.

Postgraduate
Diploma
1 year

Work in a development finance environment in the  public or private sector

Implement sustainable,  African-driven solutions

Gain access to an MPhil in Development Finance

MPhil

2 years

Help to unlock Africa’s growth potential

Design and implement African-driven solutions

Move to senior positions

Gain access to a PhD in Development Finance

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. Keep learning about our Development Finance programmes, and decide which journey you are ready to embark on.

Development Finance

PGDip

You are a junior or midlevel 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.

Flexible learning format

PGDIP
DEVELOPMENT FINANCE

This one-year programme is presented in blended learning format. Block 1 at the start of the year consists of 1 week on campus for orientation and lectures, followed by a series of online classes. Block 2 consists of 2
weeks of on-campus
classes.

MPHIL IN
DEVELOPMENT FINANCE

Choose between
 the Modular programme format
 (3 on-campus blocks, 2 weeks each)
or Blended Learning (1 on-campus block
 at the start of Year 1, followed by weekly
 blended learning
classes.)

PHD IN
DEVELOPMENT FINANCE

In your first year, attend 2 blocks (of 2 weeks each) on campus, leading to the submission of your comprehensive PhD proposal. From your second year onwards, you will undertake supervised research, culminating
in a PhD.

Blended learning:

Attend class from

anywhere in the

world!

The blended learning format allows you to join the class either via an internet-linked device, or on campus. Online classes are delivered synchronously with on-campus classes.

USB’s high-tech classrooms allow the lecturers to see, in real time, the faces of all the online students portrayed onto a screen or class room wall. This virtual environment enables you to actively participate in classroom discussions – whether you are logging in from an airport in Europe, a boardroom in Africa or your office at home.

KEEP LEARNING ABOUT OUR WORLD-CLASS BLENDED LEARNING EXPERIENCE HERE