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Programme Overview

The economic uncertainties of today’s world make it imperative for non-financial managers to have a firm grasp of the financial consequences of business decisions. With volatility in financial markets and margins narrowing from highly competitive trading conditions, mid- to senior-level executives need to be aware of how investment and funding decisions can affect the value of an organisation.

Designed to equip participants with the necessary tools and knowledge to understand the financial consequences of business decisions, this diploma will enable non-financial managers to communicate effectively with those in senior accounting and finance positions ensuring that all of the organisation’s functions are better integrated, significantly boosting the firm’s overall value.

This diploma will provide participants with a renewed ability to integrate a financial approach into their business decision-making. In doing so, they will contribute to ensuring a sound financial basis for implementing all of their organisation’s strategic plans and decisions.

Key Details

30th Nov 2017

Next Intake

€7,750 & €7,363*

Fees

12 Months

Duration

6 X 2 Day Modules

Delivery

NFQ Level 9 / 30 ECTS

Accredited / Credits

Module Dates

MODULE

DATE

TOPIC

Orientation

30th Nov (Thurs 2-5pm)

Orientation

Module 1

1st & 2nd Dec 2017 (Fri & Sat)

Understanding Financial Statements

Module 2

19th & 20th Jan 2018 (Fri & Sat)

The Financing Landscape

Module 3

2nd & 3rd Mar 2018 (Fri & Sat)

Revenue and Cost Analysis

Module 4

20th & 21th Apr 2018 (Fri & Sat)

Key Financial Decisions

Module 5

25th & 26th May 2018 (Fri & Sat)

International Financing

Module 6

6th & 7th Jul 2018 (Fri & Sat)

Corporate Financing Issues

 

MSc Pathway

This standalone diploma also forms part of the optional MSc in Business (Leadership & Management Practice) Pathway. The pathway framework is comprised of 10 diploma programmes. If participants successfully complete any three of these ten diplomas within a recommended 5-year timeframe, they are awarded with the MSc in Business (Leadership & Management Practice).

Our portfolio of pathway diplomas build on your existing skill set and add relevant value to your business needs. From corporate governance to leadership development, our diplomas deepen your understanding of contemporary business issues and will help you become a stronger leader who can deal with complex issues in rapidly-changing environments. Our unique teaching method, immersive learning environment and world-class faculty combine to produce an educational experience like no other.

The majority of our diploma programmes are delivered over a series of 6 two-day workshops within a 10-12 month period. Workshops are typically held on Fridays and Saturdays to minimise interference with busy work schedules. The majority of our diploma programmes are assessed on a module-by-module basis through a variety of practical assignments. There are no examinations (excluding the Diploma in Corporate Governance).

Top 50 Global Ranking

We are currently ranked in the world’s top 50 open enrolment executive education programmes in the highly prestigious Financial Times rankings.

In jumping 21 places to 48th in the world, and 26th in Europe, we achieved the highest rankings increase year-on-year.  We are the only provider in Ireland to feature in the highly respected Financial Times executive education open enrolment ranking, with only eight business schools in the UK making the list

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