Postgraduate Diploma in Financial Strategy (Part-time)

Differences from 2016/17 to 2022/23

General regulationsRegulations

  • 1. The Executive Committee of the Saïïd Business School shall have the power to grant Postgraduate Diplomas in Financial Strategy to candidates who have satisfied the conditions prescribed in this section and any further conditions which the Committee may prescribe by regulation.

  • 2. The examination for the Postgraduate Diploma shall be under the supervision of the Executive Committee of the Saïïd Business School which shall have power, subject to the approval of the Social Sciences Divisional Board, to make regulations governing the examination.

  • 3. Candidates may be admitted as students for the Postgraduate Diploma under such conditions as the Committee shall prescribe, provided that before admission candidates shall have satisfied the Committee that they have appropriate educational experience acceptable to the Committee, have relevant professional experience, and are well equipped to enter the proposed course of study.

  • 4. Any person who has been accepted as a candidate for the Postgraduate Diploma, and who has satisfactorily pursued the course prescribed by the Committee, may be admitted to the examination.

  • 5. If, for good cause, a student is temporarily unable to carry out their studies, the DiplomaProgramme Director(s) concerned may grant him or her a request for a temporary suspension of status, normally for not less than three and not more than twelve months at any one time.    Applications for suspension of status should be made to the DiplomaProgramme Director(s) concerned, c/o the relevant Graduate Studies Assistant; and will require additional approval from the Director of Graduate Studies.    No student may be granted more than twelve months suspension of status in this way by the DiplomaProgramme Director.

Special regulationsRegulations

  • 1. Candidates must follow a course of instruction in Financial Strategy for at least twelve months and not more than fourteentwenty-four months. Candidates must complete:

    • (a) Four core courses, and satisfy the examiners in the assessment associated with each course. The four core courses are:

      • (i) Strategy;

      • (ii) Business Finance;

      • Financial(iii) StrategiesCorporate for GrowthValuation;

      • Corporate(iv) ValuationFinancial Strategies for Growth.

    • Details can be found in the course handbook.

    • (b) Courses may(i) and (iii) will each be assessed by onea orcoursework moresubmission. Course (ii) will be assessed by a written examination. Course (iv) will be assessed by a final integrative written assignment of the6,000 following: written examinations, individual and group assignments, subject to the constraint that at least 50 per cent of marks in any course must be assigned to individual workwords. Assignments must be submitted online, as set out in the assessment section of the programme WebLearnlearning siteplatform, not later than 12 noon on the stipulated submission date, which will be published by the CourseProgramme Director by the first module of the course.

    • (c) A project report not exceeding 10,000 words on a topic agreed by the examiners. The project report must be submitted online, as set out in the assessment section of the programme WebLearn site, not later than 12 noon on the stipulated submission date, which will be published by the Course Director by the first module of the course. All material submitted for the project report shall be accompanied by a declaration of authorship statement indicating that it is the candidate's own work.

  • 2. Candidates may be examined viva voce on anyone assessment,or more of the projectwritten report,assignments or bothexaminations.

  • 3. The examiners may award a distinction for excellence in the whole examination.

  • 4. Candidates who fail anto satisfy the Examiners in the assessment of any of the components may beretake re-examinedor onresubmit notthe failed assessment once, no more than onetwelve occasionmonths whichafter normallythe shallfinal be within one yearmeeting of theirthe initialBoard failureof Examiners, excluding any period of suspension.

  • 54. With the approval of the Programme Director, a candidate may substitute coreany of courses (i) to (iii) on the Postgraduate Diploma with core courses from the part-time MBA, the Postgraduate Diploma in AI for Business, the Postgraduate Diploma in Global Business, the Postgraduate Diploma in Organisational Leadership, the Postgraduate Diploma in Strategy and Innovation, or M.Sc. in Major Programme Management, assuming that core course falls within the permitted registration period for the original Postgraduate Diploma.