Investment Management online short course

Course starts 3 February 2020

Course information

Registration Closes:
28 January 2020
Course Starts:
3 February 2020
8 weeks online
7 - 10 hours per week
ZAR R13,500
Payment Options
University of Cape Town (UCT)
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A poll of 30 countries and economies – drawn from across the globe – measuring levels of financial knowledge, showed South Africa to be at the bottom of the list.1

Avoid being a part of that statistic. Become empowered locally, to invest globally.

Gain the confidence to take ownership of your own financial well-being and make informed, responsible investment decisions.

This investment management online short course from UCT offers a practical guide to the world of financial investments. The course does not offer specific investment advice but rather empowers you with the diverse skills needed to intelligently manage your investment portfolio and be able to choose the right company, the right fund and the right investment strategy with confidence.

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What will set you apart

Earn a certificate of completion from the University of Cape Town in this online short course and be empowered with:

  • The know-how required to articulate the relationship between the economy and investing
  • The investigative skills needed for accessing offshore financial investments
  • An understanding of the fundamental concepts of investing
  • The ability to analyse different investment philosophies and constraints
  • The ability to lead and estimate the basic return of an equity investment
  • The expertise required to select a money market product and outline its characteristics
  • The ability to apply the fundamental principles of pooled investing
  • The knowledge to distinguish alternative asset classes and their associated financial markets and products

Course curriculum

This UCT-backed investment management course is designed to give you the flexibility to work when it suits you. You’ll receive continued support and guidance from an expert tutor and your Success Manager as you progress through the weekly modules in your own time.

  • Orientation Module: Welcome to your Online Campus 
  • Course Module 1: An introduction to investing
  • Course Module 2: The effects of the economy
  • Course Module 3: The share market
  • Course Module 4: Interest bearing investments
  • Course Module 5: Other asset classes and investments
  • Course Module 6: Pooled investing
  • Course Module 7: Offshore investments
  • Course Module 8: Investment philosophies and constraints

Earn a certificate from the University of Cape Town (UCT)

On completion of this course you earn a certificate from a top-tier university as powerful proof of your new competencies and use it to set yourself apart from the rest and get recognised in the job market.
Disclaimer: The visual representation of the certificate here serves as an exemplar, and may be subject to change at the discretion of the University.


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At GetSmarter, we improve lives through better education. One of the ways that we achieve this is by bringing rich industry context to an academic environment through our expert facilitation and engagement. We work with university faculty and industry experts to provide a practical, industry lens on the world's leading university subjects.

When do I start?

Our next available short course starts 3 February 2020.

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    You can either pay your tuition fees in full before the course starts, or you may opt for a two-part payment plan for courses nine weeks and shorter. For courses ten weeks or longer, there is a three-part payment plan available. To find out more on payment options please visit our Payment and Financing page.

    If you want to find out more about any of these options or you want to know which you qualify for please get in contact with a Course Consultant here.


    GetSmarter's learning model is designed to help you, as a working professional, improve your skills without compromising on work and family responsibilities. The course work is broken up into weekly, manageable bite-sized modules, with incremental deadlines, designed to help you pace yourself over the duration of the course and allow you the legroom to work when it suits you best.

    At the beginning of each week you'll be presented with all the lectures, notes and assignments necessary for completion. You also have access to your Success Manager who will help you set goals and track key milestones, manage your time, and field any administrative requests you might have.


    By improving your skills and industry knowledge, you'll be having an influence on the success of your organisation.

    Why wouldn't you ask your boss to help you fund your studies if it's going to have an impact on the way you do business?

    37% of our past students receive financial assistance from their employers. You can ask for help, too. Here is a guide to show you how to receive financial assistance from your employer.


    The Online Campus will be your virtual classroom for the duration of your course. Through its easy-to-use interface you'll have access to a diverse variety of course content formats, including: interactive video lectures, module notes, practice quizzes, Prezis, assignment briefs, and additional web resources.

    On the Online Campus, you'll also be able to ask questions and interact with your fellow students and Head Tutor through the Online Campus discussion forums. If you're experiencing tech issues or need advice from your personal Success Manager, you can use the Online Campus to get in touch.