PG Diploma in Finance and Risk Management

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.

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The journey at Westford University College has been an amazing ride, and hand on heart the past 8 months have been the best till date. I have gathered so much knowledge about the field of fashion and discovered my own skills and abilities, which has really helped me set my career goals in this industry. The mix of academics and extracurricular activities is splendid, and the faculties and administrators are very supportive. It is a pleasure to be a part of Westford.

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Choosing to enroll as an HND fashion design student at Westford University has been one of the best decisions I have made. Within the four months of my time here at Westford, I have gained an immense amount of knowledge about the fashion world. The fashion show opportunities were a key highlight for me, working alongside my peers and lecturers preparing and performing our best to showcase our talents. With eagerness to gain more knowledge from the awaited modules and the anticipation for future events to participate, I am eager to give my all to this home away from home.

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BA (Hons) in Business Management


I joined Westford in 2016 to pursue the undergraduate program and today, I am proud and delighted to have been a part of this glorious institution. The best part about Westford is that it provides a brilliant combination of studies and fun experience through its finest faculties and administrators who are easily available to support at any time. As a working professional, I am thankful to Westford for offering such a flexible study course for students like me who wish to pursue their higher studies through online classes and Friday classroom sessions.

Brandan Hendricks

BA (Hons) in Business Management


I take this opportunity to share my academic experience with Westford University. Achieving the BABM degree given me great joy and satisfaction. I am extremely proud of being one of the first students in the history of Westford to have attained a distinction in all subjects. The feeling is beyond overwhelming and splendid. I faced a lot of challenges along the way. However, with God’s abundant blessings, the tremendous support and guidance I received from the dedicated faculty of Westford, and my loving parents, achieving this degree became a possibility. Thank you once again Westford University! I will forever be grateful.

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