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Key information

Qualification type

Postgraduate Diploma

Subject areas

Finance / Accounting (General) Banking

Course type


Course Summary

This is a unique and specialised qualification for aspiring professionals in the financial services sector. This PgDip is designed in collaboration with key industry players, providing in-depth coverage of topics essential for a successful leadership career in today's fast-moving and competitive global banking and finance arena. With the busy banking and finance professional in mind, this programme enables you to combine your personal commitments and the demands of a financial services management career with study.

The programme will help you develop the analytical tools to evaluate contemporary industry issues and demonstrate key strategic management skills to use immediately in your work. By covering topics of most critical importance to the financial services sector, you will be able to apply your knowledge to new, complex and unpredictable circumstances and differentiate yourself from your peers. Assessments range from reports, projects, case studies, essays, blogs, online discussion, closed-book examinations and research proposals. The assessments are designed to be as authentic as possible to the kind of tasks that you may be expected to undertake in your workplace. Deciding to study by online distance learning requires a huge commitment and a lot of hard work. However, it can also be an extremely rewarding experience, enhancing your career path and developing your skills, knowledge and expertise.

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2 years

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The aim of this module is to provide you with a detailed understanding of the issues and challenges faced by those leading and managing people within the financial services sector alongside the potential solutions needed to address them. The topic is explored from different aspects recognising roles as individuals and within teams and organisations, relationships with the HR function, and interactions with external parties. This requires a detailed understanding of what organisations seek to do to manage, develop, and support their staff. This module aims to improve your abilities to lead and manage people directly in addition to understanding others? perspectives, especially that of the HR Department (or its equivalent).

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

Students need to pay £3250 for 60 credits.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students need to have a 2.1 Honours degree (or equivalent) from a recognised institution; OR The London Institute of Banking & Finance Chartered Associateship (through the ‘qualification’ route); AND/OR Demonstration of relevant professional experience within the financial services sector.

University information

Founded in 1879, The London Institute of Banking & Finance is based in the heart of the City of London and is the only UK degree-awarding institution that is also an internationally recognised professional body. The university offers a Masters degree in Banking & Finance, on either a full-time or part-time basis. Students go on to find work in leading financial organisations across the UK and internationally, including Bank of England,...more

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