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Diploma for Graduates in Banking

Programme Outline

This programme is developed and awarded by the University of London with London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) as the lead college. It aims to bring together tools from the fields of Finance, Accounting, Economics and Strategy to provide a contemporary and comprehensive understanding of the banking sector in all its dimensions. Banking systems are today undeniably the nerve-centre of a rapidly globalising and integrated world economy. This course is designed to endow students with detailed knowledge of this system, its risks – including management and hedging, and its regulation; valuation of projects, portfolios and assets – both real and financial (debt, equity and derivatives); capital structures, their management and capital adequacy; mergers and acquisitions, financial intermediation and corporate governance. These tools will empower students to not only comprehend this increasingly complex arena with consummate ease, but also to contribute to the future advancement of the banking sector in the capacity of academicians, businesspersons and senior bankers.

Why should I do this programme?

Diploma for Graduates in Banking is a standalone programme of study - a postgraduate qualification in its own right. No prior knowledge of banking or finance is assumed. The programme is suitable for graduates in any discipline who, for professional or personal reasons, wish to strengthen their knowledge and skills in the area of banking.  It is also extremely useful for students who have some background in banking and wish to upgrade their knowledge and skills.

The Diploma enables holders of non-UK degrees (that are not considered equivalent to the standards of British education) to upgrade their qualifications to the level expected by leading universities in the UK. This award is also counted as the sixteenth year of education required by various US universities. Besides, the firm grounding in banking and finance provided by this course equips students will all the requisite tools to pursue further studies in either of these fields, or even related ones.

The right balance of theoretical and empirical learning emphasised by this programme also makes it tailor-made for anyone seeking entry across the entire spectrum of banking sector jobs – from investment banking, securities trading and corporate finance, to investment management, securities research and corporate governance.

With the course content developed and supervised by the prestigious London School of Economics & Political Science, you are assured of the same high academic standards for which LSE is known.

Programme Structure

The programme is made up of a collection of four units. All prerequisites are waived for the Diploma for Graduates.

One Compulsory Unit:

  • FN1024 Principles of Banking and Finance

Three Full Units (to be chosen from the below options)

  • FN2029 Financial Intermediation

  • FN3092 Corporate Finance

  • AC3091 Financial Reporting

  • AC3143 Valuation and Securities Analysis

Students have between one and five years to complete the qualification. Graduates who perform well in the University examinations may be awarded a Diploma with Distinction, Merit or Credit.


Diploma for Graduates in Banking is a one year programme. Classes are delivered through a mix of lectures, tutorials and workshops.

Mode of Study

The Diploma can be pursued as either a weekday programme, or a weekend programme.


  • Full-time undergraduate degree with a minimum of three years duration
  • Minimum score of 50% in undergraduate degree in any discipline
  • Mathematics in Class XII
  • Admissions are based on prior academic record, and performance in personal interview conducted by the Admissions Committee

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You can download the application form, complete it and courier it to us along with all necessary collaterals at the below address:

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  • 1 Year


  • ` 4,80,000 (Approx)




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