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Diploma for Graduates in Finance

Programme Outline

The Diploma for Graduates in Finance is developed and awarded by the University of London with London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) as the lead college. In obvious and in subtle ways, the world of finance permeates our daily lives and has far-reaching consequences for our economic well-being. At the same time, the financial sector has rapidly evolved to become the thriving nucleus of most modern economies. This programme offers an intensive introduction to the world of finance by equipping students with theoretical and empirical perspectives on its several dimensions. It is designed to empower students to comprehensively understand and address issues in corporate finance, valuation, securities analysis, accounting and related areas by applying their learning as part of the curriculum. The content and approach ensure that a candidate who completes the Diploma stands ready to pursue a career– academic, corporate, or other – in the field finance.

Why should I do this programme?

The Diploma for Graduates in Finance is a postgraduate qualification in its own right, but it can at the same time serve as an excellent platform from which to launch further studies in finance, or directly a career in this exciting field.

As regards a Masters degree in Finance or related fields, this programme enables holders of non-UK degrees (that are not considered equivalent to the standards of British education) to upgrade their degree to the level expected by leading universities in the UK. The Diploma is also counted as the sixteenth year of education as required by various US universities.

Besides, since most of the financial models and tools developed during the course are extremely contemporary and easily applicable at the workplace, the programme and the award open up several job opportunities for qualified students. This applies to jobs across the entire spectrum of financial services – banking, insurance and asset management, in roles ranging from mergers and acquisitions, and securities trading, structuring and research, to financial consulting, investment management, risk management, corporate governance and credit rating, to name a few.

In teaching the programme, no prior knowledge of 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 finance.  It is also extremely useful for students who already have some background in finance and wish to upgrade their skills and knowledge.

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

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:

Three full units:

Graduates who do well in the University examinations may be awarded a Diploma with Distinction, Merit or Credit.


Diploma for Graduates in Finance 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 a weekly programme or a weekend programme.


  • Full time bachelor's degree from a UGC recognized university.
  • Demonstrate competence in Mathematics and a good level of competence in English.

How to apply?

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

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Key Facts


  • Diploma in Management
  • Diploma in Economics
  • Diploma in Finance


  • 1 Year


  • ` 4,80,000 (Approx)




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