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Postgraduate Diploma in Accounting and Finance2021-11-19T10:01:54+00:00

Postgraduate Diploma in Accounting and Finance

Postgraduate Diploma in Accounting and Finance qualification provides learners with an understanding of:

  • Contemporary and specialised approaches in accountancy and finance
  • Key practical, theoretical, and empirical issues, and academic research
  • The complexity of the ever-changing legal framework in which the financial sector operates
  • The latest developments in accountancy and reporting required by local, national, and European governments.

This qualification is designed for learners who wish to pursue a career in the financial services industry, professional accountancy, banking, and finance or management. The qualification equips learners with the essential skills and knowledge needed to pursue high-level careers in all types of organisations in the public and private sector and within industry and commerce, both in the UK and abroad.

Postgraduate Diploma in Accounting and Finance qualification also provides learners with the opportunity to work toward a relevant master’s programme with advanced standing.

Why should I choose this course?

By completing the Level 7 Extended Diploma in Accounting and Finance, learners are able to progress onto a Master’s top-up degree in Accounting and Finance-related subjects.

This qualification is therefore, designed to provide:

  • Opportunities for learners to develop a breadth of knowledge and understanding of the subject matter related to accounting.
  • Development of underpinning skills, personal qualities, and attitudes essential for successful performances in working life.
  • Units that are directly related to learners’ current responsibilities or that meet a particular interest and support career development.
  • A base for continued learning and a desire to constantly develop as an individual, further improving knowledge, understanding, and skills.

Postgraduate Diploma in Accounting and Finance enables learners to progress into or within employment and/or continue their further study. As this qualification is approved and regulated by Ofqual (Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulation), learners are eligible to progress to Master’s top-up at many universities in the UK and overseas with advanced standing.

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Key Facts

Mode of Study
Full-Time
Duration
12 Months
Fees
UK / EU – £8,500
International – £9,500
Payment Plan
Available
Scholarship
For 20 students
Learning
Campus
2022 Intakes
January, May, September

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Learning Outcomes

  • Apply conceptual learning skills in today’s business environment.

  • Analyse the financial performance of an organisation.

  • Evaluate organisational decisions with consideration of the political, legal and ethical aspects of the business.

  • Assess strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats of the business environment.

Modules

  • Investment Analysis (20 credits)

  • Corporate Reporting (20 credits)

  • Global Finance and Strategy (20 credits)

  • Strategic Financial Management (20 credits)

  • Strategic Audit (20 credits)

  • Business Research Methods (20 credits)

Entry Requirements

We accept candidates who have achieved a wide range of credentials, including any post- 16 qualification in the UK. Functional, Vocational and other essential skills are recognised and accepted from all around the world. Please get in touch with us to discuss the specific requirements for your country.

  • Level 6 qualifications in Accounting or Finance related subjects.

  • Other related levels 7 subjects.

  • Other equivalent international qualifications.

  • Level 6 qualifications in Accounting or Finance related subject.

  • Other related levels 7 subjects.

  • Other equivalent international qualifications.

English Requirments

  • The most commonly accepted evidence of English language ability is IELTS 6.5 (with minimum 6.0 in all components).

“I completed a level 7 course in business management, which I thoroughly enjoyed and would absolutely recommend to anyone. The academic staff continued to support and motivate me throughout the duration of my course, in which I’m very grateful for.”

Nyx pie, London
Postgraduate Diploma in Accounting & Finance

Assessments

Learners are assessed through assignments, which have been created to demonstrate the students’ knowledge and understanding. All units within this qualification are internally assessed via exams and tasks which are externally verified by the awarding organisation.

The assignments submitted by learners must achieve the learning outcomes and meet the standards specified by the assessment criteria for the unit. Learners can earn a pass, merit or distinction grade depending on the quality of assignment and questions attempted. To achieve a merit or distinction grade, the learners must demonstrate that, they have met all the criteria set for these grades.

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Fees & Funding

Tuition fees cover the cost of a student’s academic studies. It usually includes teaching costs, registration and examination fees (not repeat or tailing modules, re-sit fees or coursework resubmission). Any costs associated with work placements will be the students’ responsibility.

Full-Time Fees £8,500 per year
Full-Time Fees £9,500 per year

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Scholarships

The level of competition for scholarships and educational awards is very high. We recommend that you apply for the course early if you plan to use for a related prize.

For some of our scholarships, you will need an offer to study the course to be eligible. Even where it is not a requirement, holding an offer to study can often benefit a funding application.

 Global Ambassador Scholarship
 Income Based Scholarship

Scholarships are available for candidates under the Global Ambassador Scholarship scheme. The total value awarded will be determined by your academic and professional achievements.

Applicants must provide recent financial information. We will consider any circumstances and please contact us for more information.

 Fee Reduction

We are proud to offer our students scholarships to support their tuition fees

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Employability

 The Accounting & Finance industry is broad, interesting, and challenging. If you have a knack for playing with numbers and figuring out what’s the story behind them, you’re probably fit to pursue an Extended Diploma in Accounting & Finance. This will be the best option to land a role in a finance-related job, and it will open the doors to career opportunities in any industry you can think of. Additionally, the knowledge, tools, and methods used in Accounting and Finance are the same anywhere you go. This allows you to travel and find work in different countries.

Careers

Jobs directly related to your degree:

  • Financial analyst

  • Investment banker

  • Accountant

  • Trader

  • Financial examiner

  • Insurance specialist

  • Portfolio manager

  • Forensic Accountant

  • Managerial Accountant

  • Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Further Study

This qualification supports learners studying alongside the ACCA Professional Papers. Learners who complete the qualification will have the opportunity to ‘top-up’ and acquire a master’s degree with OTHM university progression partners. They may also seek career advancement via employment.

The qualification also supports progression for learners to higher qualification levels and professional qualifications. The associated sample assignments support the development of skills needed by individuals working in the Accounting profession.

Popular professional bodies include:

  • Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)

  • Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD)

  • Chartered Management Institute (CMI)

  • Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM)

  • Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)

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How to Apply

Enrolling at London School of Business will help you study in a diverse mix of cultures, providing an opportunity to socialise and make friends from nations across the globe. Apply now, and one of our Admission Advisors will be in touch to support you through the process.

You can use the following link to apply for the programme: https://www.lsbuk.com/apply/

  • Personal details

  • Family information

  • Extracurricular activities

  • Global interests and experiences

There is no application fee.

  • Proof of your academic achievements, including official school transcripts

  • Evidence of English proficiency, i.e: TOEFL/IELTS/ Functional Skills Level 2 (if English is not your native language)

  • GMAT/SAT/ACT scores (optional)

  • One academic reference

  • A Personal Statement as an essay (400–500 words)

  • Scholarship and financial aid application included with the application form

In order to assess your eligibility for the programme, we will review your profile and your expectations from your career. This will be done via an in-person, telephonic or video conversation. In addition, we will mark your English proficiency for the course and advise on further actions to be taken on your part.

Once your application and personal assessment interview are completed, you will receive an admission decision within two weeks. If you have any questions regarding the status of your application, feel free to contact your Admission Advisor.

If you are accepted into the program and have decided to start your studies at London School of Business, you must confirm your place prior to confirmation deadline.

Once we confirm your student status with us, we will be sending out useful information regarding your pre-arrival, and pre-enrolment.  Not only that, we will work alongside to make sure you have a seamless arrival in the UK.

Need Help Choosing A Programme?

Choosing the right programme is an essential part of your future success. Our dedicated student counsellors are happy to assist you in selecting the right plan that best suits your professional goals. Please contact us on +44 (0)20 3305 8124 or send us an email to postgraduate@lsbuk.com to discuss your requirements and obtain an application form.

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