Post Graduate Diploma in Finance & Risk Management | Westford University College Dubai, Sharjah, Jeddah, Riyadh, UAE, KSA

PG Diploma in Finance and Risk Management

Awarded by – Cambridge International Qualifications (CIQ) ,UK

This PG qualification helps professionals in Accounting, Finance Managers, Bankers & Investment Professionals and Management Students to acquire effective Finance and Risk Management knowledgewhich is essential to the leading organizations. This qualification can serve as a supplement to other finance related academic or professional qualifications and would suit the learning requirements of those aspiring to gain an in depth understanding of the finance domain. Successful learners gain an edge over the peer group in the industry and this course would be highly demanding especially in UAE, Dubai being considered as the leading financial hub in this region.

With seismic changes continuing to occur in the financial services industry worldwide, professionals who manage risk, money and investments are recognizing the need to objectively demonstrate a globally standardized level of up-to-date industry knowledge, and through this course the learners can aspire to achieve this objective. Taking risk is an integral part of the any business, it is not surprising that most of the orgranisations have been practicing risk management ever since or else the industry could not have survived. But the only real change now is the degree of sophistication now required to reflect the more complex

Finance and Risk Management
Program Structure

  • Delivery Model
  • Course Duration
  • Course Certified By
  • Course level
  • Onsite /Online
  • 10 Weeks
  • CIQ
  • 7 (Postgraduate)

Course Contents

Planning process; budgeting concepts; annual profit plans and supporting schedules; types of budgets, including activity-based budgeting, project budgeting, flexible budgeting; top-level planning and  analysis; and forecasting, including quantitative methods such regression analysis and learning curves

Factors to be analyzed formeasuring and controlling performance evaluation including revenues, costs, profits, and investment in assets; variance analysis based on flexible budgets and standard costs; responsibility accounting for revenue, cost, contribution and profit centers; and balanced scorecard.

Risk assessment; internal control environment, procedures, and standards; responsibility and authority for internal auditing;types of audits; and assessing the adequacy of the accounting information system controls

Processes for managing operational risk, hazard risk, financial risk, and strategic risk; and ERM.

Principal financial statements and their purposes; limitations of financial statement information; interpretation and analysis of financial statements including ratio analysis and comparative analysis; market value vs. book value; fair value accounting; international issues; major differences between IFRS and U.S. GAAP; off-balance sheet financing; Cash Flow Statement preparation, analysis, and reconciliation; and earnings quality.

Relevant data concepts; cost-volume-profit analysis; marginal analysis; make vs. buy decisions; pricing; income tax implications for operational decision analysis.

How to use the concept of ‘shareholder value’ in making better business decisions; Methods of evaluating evaluate ‘shareholder value’; Link Value to Value based Management ; Value based management and how it is achieved ; How to value long term business and corporate value growth targets.

Rationale and drivers for undertaking corporate re-structuring; Identifying Targets and determination of ‘Strategic Fit’; Valuation principles of M&As and Disposals; Determination and valuation of Synergies; Types of acquisitions and their implications ;Interesting cases of hostile acquisitions, price wars; Key steps of an M&A and Divestment transaction.

Intended Audience

PG Diploma in Finance and Risk Management is designed for professionals working in capacity of risk controller in finance department and freshers who want to make a career in Finance with risk management as an expertise.

Ms. Lakshmi Raman

Registrar | Director Administration S P Jain School of Global Management (Dubai Campus)


The “Case Study approach”, “classroom activities” and “interactive sessions” throughout the program meant that It was a truly ‘enriching experience’
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