Diploma in Financial Management

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The programme provides an overview of the necessary skills, knowledge and techniques to manage finances in a public or business sector context.

NQF Level 6

DISTANCE LEARNING

SAQA - 97561

Fulfilled By

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WHY study towards a Diploma in Financial Management?

The programme explores the complex challenges of financial management decision-making processes and deals with issues such as: budgeting; cash-flow projections; cost benefit analysis; financial statements with respect to balance sheets; income and expenditure statements; assets register; ratio analysis; business investment; financing decisions; current asset management; dividend and dividend policy. The areas of mergers and acquisitions are also explored.

What CAREER PATH's can I choose after completing this QUALIFICATION?

Finance Controllers

Treasurers

Credit Managers

Risk and Insurance Managers

Banking Sectors

Programme STRUCTURE

YEAR 1

YEAR 2

YEAR 3

Business Communication 101
Mathematics of Finance 101
Financial Management 1
Economics 1
Financial Accounting 1

Business Management 201
Introduction to Taxation 201
Financial Management 2
Managerial Accounting 2
Business Information Systems 2

Ethics and Corporate Governance 301
Public Sector Finance 301
Financial Management 3
Commercial Law 3
Taxation 3

Course OUTCOMES

Obtain and assimilate knowledge appropriate to the practice of financial management in any organisation.
Prepare financial statements of entities, including groups of companies, using relevant financial information, accounting techniques and standards; and to analyse and interpret such financial statements
Understand the general legal framework, and apply specific legal principles relating to business, including taxation legislation as applicable to individuals, single companies and groups of companies.
Explain the process of carrying out the assurance (audit) engagement and its application in the context of the professional (audit) regulatory framework.
Describe the organisational context of the financial manager and of the development of financial systems; to understand the need for the efficient use of resources within an organization
Communicate business and general management information to relevant stakeholders effectively using both oral and verbal communication

ADMISSION requirements

A national senior certificate with minimum Diploma admission or relevant NQF4 qualification or equivalent; ‘A’ or ‘O’ level certificate