Diploma in Finance and Risk Management

Diploma in Finance and Risk Management,

Awarded by Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA), UK

Certified Financial Decision-Making Professional,

Awarded by Chartered Management Institute (CMI), UK

 

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With the developing complexities in the management of businesses worldwide in the realm of Business, explore a world of opportunities and unlock the future with a Diploma in Finance and Risk Management at Westford University College.

    About Diploma in Finance and Risk Management

    Program Highlights

    The Diploma in Finance and Risk Management offered in collaboration with Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA), UK, equips learners with a comprehensive understanding of financial management, control, and risk analysis. Learners will master key skills in management reporting, financial analysis, budgeting, and forecasting, enhancing their ability to contribute to sound decision-making.

    The program emphasizes strategic responsibilities in finance and accounting, focusing on areas with high visibility and impact on organizational performance. Learners integrate financial and management accounting knowledge to align practices with broader business objectives. A strong emphasis is placed on risk management and covers assessment, mitigation, governance, and financial portfolio valuation. Learners will develop the skills to make informed financial decisions, manage risks effectively and contribute strategically to organizational success, making this program ideal for individuals seeking a well-rounded foundation in finance and risk management for diverse roles in the dynamic business environment.

    This Diploma is a three-month course, comprising two modules. Both modules are necessary to achieve this qualification. 

    Key Learnings

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      Modules

      The module is designed to equip learners with the essential skills and knowledge required for effective financial management and strategic decision-making in contemporary business environments. Participants will delve into key areas such as management control, financial analysis, budgeting, and forecasting, gaining a comprehensive understanding of the activities where finance and accounting departments play a pivotal role.

      Learning Outcomes:

      • Understand management control and analysis of financial information that includes management reporting, financial analysis, budgeting, and forecasting.
      • Understand the activities where finance and accounting departments have high responsibility, visibility, and the potential to significantly impact organizational performance.
      • The Learners will understand how to blend the relative knowledge associated with financial and management accounting within performance standards and operational procedures of modern-day business.
      • Understand how to control aspects of cash flows, bottom line, capital allocation strategies and processes, develop growth and exit strategies, design budgets, business models and forecasts, and strengthen working capital requirements.

      This module is designed to provide learners with an in-depth understanding of the principles, methodologies, and critical aspects involved in managing financial risks within the dynamic landscape of modern businesses. Participants will engage in critical discussions and analyses, exploring the building blocks of risk management, assessing how firms handle financial risk, discussing the governance of risk management, and critically analyzing models for valuing financial portfolios.
      Learning Outcomes:

      • Critically discuss the building blocks of risk management.
      • Critically assess how firms manage financial risk.
      • Critically discuss the Governance of Risk Management.
      • Critically analyze models for valuing financial portfolios.
      Who this course for?
      The Diploma in Finance and Risk Management caters to a diverse audience, including those aspiring to enter finance, current managers seeking enhanced financial decision-making skills, entrepreneurs looking to strengthen financial management, recent graduates pursuing varied business roles, and professionals transitioning into finance, accounting, or risk management. This program equips individuals for success in financial roles and strategic contributions to organizational sustainability.
      Career Progression

      The Diploma in Finance and Risk Management offers diverse career paths in finance, accounting, and risk management. This program equips individuals to navigate financial complexities, ensuring a solid foundation for advancement in dynamic business sectors such as:

      Senior Financial Analyst
      Senior Consultant
      Finance Controller
      Risk Manager
      Internal Auditor
      Entrepreneur

      About Sottish Qualifications Authority

      The Scottish Qualifications Authority – SQA, sponsored by the Scottish Government’s Learning Directorate, has two primary roles: accreditation and qualifications. It accredits credentials other than degrees and approves and guarantees quality to notify bodies that intend to admit individuals for such qualifications. The awarding body, on the other hand, refers to the development and implementation, validation, evaluation, qualifications, and ensuring that they are up to date and that certificates are issued to candidates. Under these functions, the SQA provides a variety of services for companies and training providers, from training courses and central approvals to personalized awards, credit scores, and licensing services.

      Why SQA?

      About Chartered Management Institute (CMI), UK

      The Chartered Management Institute (CMI) works with businesses and educational institutions to inspire people to become skilled, confident, and successful managers and leaders.

      Chartered Management Institute is the only chartered professional body dedicated to promoting the highest standards in management and leadership excellence.

      Over 100,000 managers use CMI’s unique services regularly. Organizations like Jaguar, Land Rover, Royal Bank of Scotland, Fujitsu, Allianz, Silverstone, Royal Air Force, London South Bank, and Royal College of Physicians amongst others use Chartered Management Institute certifications for certifying their professionals. 

      Why CMI?

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