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Financial Strategy PGDip

Key information

Qualification type

Postgraduate Diploma

Subject areas

Financial Management

Course type


Course Summary

The Oxford Diploma in Financial Strategy is an opportunity for you to accelerate your career to the most senior levels whilst gaining a University of Oxford qualification. Designed for experienced finance practitioners and managers, it provides its graduates with highly-developed financial acumen, strategy techniques and business knowledge. The Postgraduate Diploma in Financial Strategy offers the ability to apply expert analysis techniques in corporate and business strategy, investment appraisal, capital structure and corporate valuation; access to top-level teaching from world-leading experts, drawing on Oxford University’s strengths in finance and strategy; membership of a unique network of peers and practitioners from around the globe; a graduate-level qualification which builds on your existing professional development and experience; and lifelong association with the university through the Business School, university alumni networks and associate college membership, as well as a pathway to Oxford's Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA). The Postgraduate Diploma in Financial Strategy adopts an assessment regime that requires participants to take four courses and satisfy the examiners in the assessment associated with each core course. Assessment will be a combination of written examinations, and individual assignments.

Different course options

Study mode

Part time


12 months

Start date



This module identifies the sources of investor value, and uses them to think about portfolio composition, investment choices, and corporate financial decisions. Topics covered: Discounting and bond maths; Capital budgeting; Capital Asset Pricing Model; Capital structure and tax; Options; Initial public offerings.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Applicants are normally expected to have a first-class or an upper second class undergraduate degree or equivalent international qualifications (GPA of 3.5). Applicants who do not hold such a qualification may be considered if they have a very strong employment record demonstrating a high degree of responsibility. Professional qualifications may also be taken into consideration.