Masters Program

MSc in Actuarial Finance

Why this Program?

A career in accounting means you will have the opportunity to work within almost any industry imaginable. Compensation varies according to level of education, certification and specializations, but in general, accountants are well paid. With the field experiencing rapid growth, now is an excellent time to beginning planning for your career in accounting. Accountants are an integral part of private, public and nonprofit organizations. Our career pages will bring the range of professional opportunities into focus for current and prospective accounting students: Are you more interested in forecasting and strategizing growth? Analyzing organization-wide budgets to track fraud, loss or other unaccounted for funds? Improving the processes of nonprofits or government agencies? Professional accountants of today have careers that use e a wide variety of skills applicable to highly specialized roles. When the editors of the Journal of Accountancy wrote in 1912 that an accountant is beginning to be “looked upon as a business physician,” they could not have envisioned the dynamic array of practice areas that would exist 100 years later. According to the a recent data, it is stated that between the years 2012 and 2022, the number of jobs for accountants and auditors is expected to increase by 15%. Changes in tax laws, demand for more revenue due to the huge revenue collection gap from the government agencies and the regulatory environment, as well as the expansion of global commercial business and increased financial controls continue to drive the demand for skilled accountants in the public and private sectors.

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REQUIREMENTS FOR THE AWARD OF DEGREE

Candidates must satisfy the general regulations of the university. In addition, all compulsory courses and requisite number of electives must be taken and passed before a candidate could be qualified for the award of the degree.

 

DEGREE TO BE AWARDED

Masters of Science (MSc.) in Actuarial Finance

The programme shall last for a minimum of four sessions of eight strategic semesters or four years and a maximum period of 6 years. A total number of 4,500 of contact hours must be covered before graduation. Though, due to the structures of the programme, modular certificate(s) are awarded at the end of each of the first 4 sessions before the graduation.

Department Contact Info

School of Finance

Avepozo, Lomé

Republic of Togo.

+234 811 111 5225
admin@dgsf.edu.ng

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Goal & Objectives
Entry Requirements
Mode of Study
Learning Outcomes

GOALS AND OBJECTIVES

DGSF programmes are practical oriented, industry and technological driven with requisite local and global standardization. The goal of the course is to equip the students with conceptual knowledge and relevant operating techniques for them to be able to render professional and strategic investment services and able to make decisions in today’s complex and dynamic business environment.

The aim of this course is for the student to gain specialized knowledge in all areas of economics and management to develop an understanding of the practical ways of handling various economy and business dynamics.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS AND PREREQUISITES

A minimum of five (5) credits in not more than two (2) sittings, in English Language, Mathematics, and any other three relevant subjects to the programme in the Senior Secondary School Certificate Examinations (SSCE) or its approved equivalent.
Direct Entry (D.E.)

  • Candidates who fulfill the Prelimnary admission requirements in above and who have obtained General Certificate of Education (GCE), Advanced Level; Higher School Certificate (HSC)/Interim Joint Matriculation Board (IJMB) or other approved equivalent in two relevant subjects to a particular programme, at a sitting, may be admitted into the year two
  • A minimum qualification of a diploma in banking & finance, accounting and other management related qualifications from the school or other recognized institutions across the country.
  • Full or Intermediate Professional examinations Pass in accounting and banking & finance with local and recognized international professional examination bodies
  • Foreign qualification will be assessed on their merits and credits by the Board
  • A good command of English language. Presently, all teachings will be in English, a good knowledge of this language is essential
  • A pass in the entry examination, which forms the crust of the selection to the programme
  • Also, minimum class population admission will also form part of other secondary selection criteria

MODE OF STUDY

  • The study mode will be both full and part time with lectures, practical and seminars taking place from morning, afternoon, evening and weekends.
  • The mode of study will be class face to face lectures, while the core of the lectures will hold in the financial laboratory where the practical of each lectures will be delivered and experimentation carried out.
  • Periodic seminars and external lecture series from industry professionals and foreign academics
  • Online and blended options are also available

Learning Outcomes

Our mission is centered on provision of leading edge programmes in economics and management with practical intuitions and rigorous trainings and study that will afford every student the opportunity to make a meaningful impact in their current employment or be able to join immediately a team of leaders in their first or next employment; attention will be given to at least five core specialization areas that can also form the bedrock of the school mission of building expertise, entrepreneurs, knowledge based leaders at every level or session of the program with industry tested and developed curriculum in economics and management.

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