Level 7 Postgraduate Diploma in Accounting in Accounting and Finance is designed to meet the needs of senior/middle managers and accountants in the running of their businesses, and to facilitate their progression to higher levels within their organisation. Managers need to be aware of issues, able to analyse their potential outcomes and consequences, and decide how to react. They do not have to be expert in all areas of business, but they need to possess a general awareness of what specialist facilities and services exist, and how they can assist in carrying out that role. The programme includes contemporary topics with cutting- edge content, reflecting key issues within the 21st -century business environment as well as the latest developments in management research.
Level 7 Diploma in Accounting and Finance aims to give learners the opportunity to:
- Apply theoretical understanding of accounting theories and concepts to complex and current business issues with a view to improving business practice
- Critically reflect upon analytical skills and thereby allow learners to prepare for senior roles within their organisation
- Develop a lifelong learning attitude to education and training
- Gain a critical insight into contemporary research and leading-edge practice within the field of finance.
- Develop considerable autonomy in their learning and enhance their ability to plan and implement investment projects and portfolio management.
- Generate originality and enterprise in approaching global financial issues
- Demonstrate self-direction, initiative and autonomy in research and scholarship towards a new contribution to knowledge in a chosen field of finance.
The overall learning outcomes of the Diploma are:
- To understand and apply the principles of accounting and finance in a business environment
- Review and apply the principles of accounting and finance within industry
- To understand and apply the principles of accounting and finance in a specific environment
- To improve the employability of learners by allowing them to explore the relationship between theories and their practical application in the business world.
- Analyse problem solving techniques specific to business and industry
- Select, collate, review and analyse information form a wide range of sources
- Work independently and as part of a team
- Manage one’s own personal development and growth
The Diploma is accredited at the postgraduate Level 7. The programme has a total equivalence of 120 credits. Completing the Diploma allows access to a dissertation at one of our University partners for a related Master Degree.
Intakes: 10th September 2018
The Level 7 Postgraduate Diploma in Accounting and Finance focuses upon developing understanding, skills and abilities to equip the Learner with the awareness and aptitudes to be an effective accounting and finance manager.
Learners must complete following 6 mandatory units/modules and achieve 120 credits.
Unit 01 - Strategic and Global Finance (20 credits)
The aim of this unit is to ensure the learner can exercise techniques and decide on decisions that add value in terms of corporate finance based on sound theoretical concepts. In addition, the unit helps the learner to present and interpret financial information in a recognised format and to work independently to solve the problems arising within the specified time given. It also endures that the learning can be applied on the practical context.
Unit 02 - Strategic Financial Management (20 credits)
The aim of this unit is to provide learners ability to exercise the techniques and to make value added decisions in corporate strategy and finance based on sound theoretical concepts. Further it enhances the contribution on the formulation of business strategy, creation of comprehensive business development plans, together bringing their specialist accounting and finance skills as well as the strategic management learning of the module.
Unit 03 - Strategic Auditing (20 credits)
The aim of this unit is to help students understand the ability to choose and apply suitable investigative techniques on a variety of situations which are simple and non-simple in the accounting environment. The unit provides a profound learning on the aims, objectives and methods of auditors and their contribution on the achievement of true and fair view on the published accounts.
Unit 04 - Ethical Behaviour and Corporate Governance (20 credits)
The aim of this unit is to reveal the sequential development and guideline of accounting and the impact of accounting and finance on the environment, the various stakeholders and on the society. The learners of this module will be equipped with the knowledge and skills essential to act as an advisor in relation to the governing authorities on the private, public and charitable sectors.
Unit 05 - Corporate Reporting (20 credits)
The aim of this unit is to assist the learners in the preparation and interpretation of financial statements for a group of companies where it is prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles and to understand and evaluate the key aspects of accounting theory. On the completion of the unit the learners will be able to communicate complex numerical and qualitative information effectively and solve problems in a selective and critical manner.
Unit 06 - Financial Analyst (20 credits)
The purpose of this unit is to develop the understanding of market equilibrium models, bond valuation and performance evaluation. At the end of this module students should be encouraged to make enquiries as to the cause and effect of the impact of current developments in the world’s capital markets on the investment process and critically appraise current thinking on the theories and investments.
Learners must complete all above units successfully and achieve 120 credits before the Diploma can be issued.
How will you study?
You will study via our Online Virtual Learning Platform in a flexible way to study entirely online. After login to your online learning portal, you will study in a structured way - read books/resources online and write you assignments with full study support and complete the whole qualification.
Each unit is assessed through an assignment.
Learners can complete the full qualification in six months as normal standard, however, it is self-paced course and you will be allowed to complete the full course in 9, 12 or maximum 18 months as a lifetime member of Cambridge Management and Leadership School.
Additional Note: Assessment Fees
Assessment fee for this entire course is £850. You can pay Assessment fee full with further 20% discounts or in equal five monthly instalments (£170/month).
Please note that Assessment fees covers registration fees (with the awarding body), examination/assignment of each unit, marking and the quality assurance of assessment to confirm valid grades, qualification certificate and the transcript at the end of the course.
Who is this course for?
This qualification is suitable to learners (from all over the world) who are on job and they are looking for a formal qualification for
- job progression or
- their personal and professional development
This course is also suitable to those individuals who are
- re-entering employment after a period of absence or
- seeking a career change or
- seeking a cost-effective and affordable route to obtain UK regulated/accredited qualification at the postgraduate level and willing to complete their masters' degree
In order to get entry to this course, you should have a degree or an equivalent qualification or at least five years sufficient work experience at the management/operational level. You should also have good quantitative skills - econometrics or maths.
The course provides suitable careers to learners to work in the accounting and financial services sector of the economy in any public or private company/organisation. Career destinations are accountants, finance and investment analysts, General Auditor, investment bankers and so on. In addition, graduates of this diploma will also be eligible to complete Masters degree in Accounting and Finance.
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Can you confirm your partner university’s where a dissertation can be written ?
Hi, qualification awarding body (as per course description) works in partnership with many universities such as Northampton, Bucks New, Derby, Anglia Ruskin etc. , they have further study routes for students after this qualification. After the course completion, we will help you to apply directly to the University & complete masters.This was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
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Can this course take me to top up on campus? or can I do the dissertation phase on a campus ?
Dear John, yes you can do campus-based Top-Up MBA/MSC after this qualification, we will help you with admission.This was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
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