Postgraduate Diploma in Financial Strategy (Part-time)

Differences from 2017/18 to 2022/23

General Regulations

  • 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 Programme Director may grant a temporary suspension of status, normally for not less than one and not more than twelve months at any one time.    Applications for suspension of status should be made to the Programme Director, 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 Programme Director.

Special Regulations

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

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

      • (i) Strategy;

      • (ii) Business Finance;

      • (iii) FinancialCorporate Strategies for GrowthValuation;

      • (iv) CorporateFinancial ValuationStrategies for Growth.

    • Details can be found in the course handbook.

    • (b) Courses (i) toand (iii) will each be assessed by a 2-hourcoursework submission. Course (ii) will be assessed by a written examination.   Course (iv) will be assessed by a final integrative written assignment of 6,000 words. 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 Programme Director by the first module of the programme.  All material submitted for the integrative written assignment shall be accompanied by a statement signed by the candidate indicating that it is the candidate's own work.

  • 2. Candidates may be examined viva voce on one or more of the written assignments or examinations and the integrative written assignment.

  • 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 any 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.