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    Course duration of diploma in Financial Management?

    what are Financial managment diploma courses and certificate coursed are available in loyola. please furnish the duration of course and fee structure information in detail. I want to know any weekend courses are there in Loyola and when it is going to start.

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    Re: Course duration of diploma in Financial Management?

    Diploma in Financial Management
    The programme offers the following benefits for students:

    Develops a practical understanding of finance
    The diploma aims to achieve a level of practical understanding that is genuinely useful in the
    workplace. This is developed through a broad range of topics which enable managers not
    only to understand financial information but also link it to broader strategic decisions.

    Can be completed in as little as a year
    There is no time limit to completing the diploma. It is possible to complete the course after
    just one year’s study – a small commitment to make for a thorough understanding of finance
    and the ability to work confidently with financial information

    Uses practical assessment for a practical course
    The diploma uses a combination of examinations and project-based assignments to ensure a
    detailed knowledge of the subject areas, as well as an ability to practice your financial skills
    using realistic case studies and examples

    Provides a springboard to further study
    The diploma is increasing being recognised by a number of leading universities as covering
    up to a third of their MBA/Master programmes. This means that you will be able to gain
    accelerated entry to many of these programmes.
    Course Description
    The ACCA Diploma in Financial Management provides the practical knowledge you need to take the
    fear out of accounting and ensure confident participation in financial discussions. This qualification
    is aimed at middle and senior managers with financial responsibilities, and is built around a unique,
    one year programme.
    The diploma covers a range of key areas, including how to interpret financial statements, plan,
    manage and measure performance using budgets and other financial techniques, make financial
    decisions and manage all kinds of financial risks. The ACCA Diploma in Financial Management is a
    highly effective way to overcome your fear of finance.
    Qualification / Awarding Body
    On successful completion of both two modules (including the projects), you will be awarded the
    Diploma in Financial Management. You are also entitled to use the letters DipFM after your name.
    Awarding Body:
    Association of Chartered Certified Accountant (ACCA)
    Course Content (modules)
    The Diploma in Financial Management programme comprises 2 modules. Each module covers two
    subject areas:
    Module A
    1. Interpretation of Financial Statements
    The overall aim of this paper is for
    candidates to understand and interpret the
    understanding of the regulatory framework
    in which these statements are prepared
    and of the principles and methods which
    underlie their preparations.
    The key topics include:

    The regulatory framework

    The principles underlying financial statements

    The structure and content of the primary financial

    Financial statement analysis
    2. Performance Management
    To develop a good understanding of the
    available to enable managers to measure
    and manage business performance within
    their organisation. Both financial and non-
    The key topics include:

    Decision making techniques to enable managers to
    maximise financial performance

    Budgeting and standard costing techniques that
    assess financial performance

    Costing systems and the use of data produced,

    ACCA DipFM 09/2007
    financial measures of performance are
    included in this paper.
    including activity-based costing

    Techniques to aid performance evaluation of

    Techniques to
    the performance of
    purchasing, production, and sales functions

    Understanding of behavioural and organisational
    consequences of performance measurement

    Practical issues that affect a firm’s ability to
    manage performance effectively

    Non-financial performance indicators and balanced
    Module B
    3. Financial Strategy
    To develop an understanding of the role of
    financial strategy in the investment,
    finance and resource allocation decisions
    within an organisation

    The key topics include:

    Investment decision making

    Raising finance

    Capital markets

    Working capital management

    Mergers and acquisitions

    Share valuation
    4. Risk Management
    To achieve a sound appreciation of the
    corporate governance, and to develop an
    understanding of the main theories and
    management of both financial and non-
    financial risk
    The key topics include:

    The key drivers determining a business’ general
    attitude to risk

    The elements and impacts of financial and non-
    financial risk

    Techniques available to identify and quantify risk

    Practical issues impacting the business’ ability to
    manage risk

    Rationale and mechanisms for the implementation
    of corporate governance

    Responsibility, accountability, and reporting
    Assessments (Examinations and Projects)
    There are two modules which are examinable via a 3-hour examination and a project each.
    The examination of each module covers two subject areas and is assessed via a combination of
    multiple choice and written questions. Examinations are held twice a year in June and December.
    One of both examinations can be taken at one sitting. Students in Mauritius sit for their
    examinations at the MES, Reduit.
    Like the examination, the project is based on the subject area covered by the module, but can be
    completed in the student’s own time and submitted to ACCA for marking, prior to examination
    sessions in June and December.
    Duration of Programme
    The ACCA Diploma in Financial Management can be completed in one year.
    Entry Requirements
    The minimum entry requirement is:

    A recognised degree, or

    A higher national certificate/diploma, or

    A non-accounting professional qualification
    Individuals who do not hold these qualifications may be admitted on the basis of their work
    experience. You are normally required to be at least 23 years old and should be able to
    demonstrate, with an employer’s reference, that the Diploma will be relevant to your work.
    Enrolment Dates
    Two intakes a year – January and July

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