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Post-Graduate Diploma in Finance – A Preparatory Course for UMKC Master of Science in Finance (MSF)

Provided by: TMC Academy

Course Introduction

The Post Graduate Diploma in Finance (PGDF) programme acts as the pathway which enables students to pursue the Masters of Science in Finance (MSF) in the US conferred by Henry W. Bloch School of Management, University of Missouri – Kansas City (UMKC).

The Post‐Graduate Diploma in Finance (PGDF) is for students and executives seeking specialized training in finance in preparation for Master of Science in Finance at University of Missouri – Kansas City and the financial certifications such as the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), and Certified Financial Planner (CFP), as well as for acquiring career advancement skills in a variety of financial fields.

Successful PGDF students can be confident that their studies will lead to a rewarding career, when they go on to com- plete the MSF (Master of Science in Finance) at UMKC. The growing area of financial services demands more well‐trained finance graduates at the master’s level. The PGDF prepares students for the MSF programme which addresses this need by enhancing the depth and breadth of available financial coursework in the area and preparing graduates to expand their educational experience through an entrepreneurial and globally‐focused curriculum. The Stage Two courses can be completed at UMKC in one year.


Module Outlines

Accounting - Accounting is a Level 1 Module offered in Higher Diploma in Business validated and certified by CIE, U.K. This Module introduces the students to the basic principles of Accounting and the procedures of applying of such principles in practice.

Statistical Techniques for Business - Statistical Techniques for Business is a Level 1 Module offered in Higher Diploma in Business validated and certified by CIE, U.K. This module covers intermediate statistical techniques that can be applied in various business disciplines, including marketing, management and economics. It makes use of examples drawn from these disciplines. The modules will enable students to analyze, interpret and utilize information, and assist managers, investors and the like in decision-making. It is common knowledge that business and finance professionals now routinely use basic to intermediate statistical techniques in areas such as marketing, management, risk management, auditing and accounting. Because of good employment prospects, there is considerable interest among students in business faculties in many colleges and universities to learn more than just basic statistical techniques.

Business Finance – Business Finance is a Level 2 Module offered in Higher Diploma in Business validated and certified by CIE, U.K. The Module Business Finance is offered at the Higher Diploma in level. Business Finance deals with Financial mathematics, Risks & returns, Capital structure, Financial markets, Money markets, Currencies exchange markets and Techniques for decision-making and dividend policy.

Business Economics - Business Economics is a Level 1 Module of the Higher Diploma in Business validated and certified by CIE, UK. Every business model has to operate as part of a big system known as the Macroeconomic Environment. It becomes logical on the part of the business managers to have an adequate understanding of the concepts underlying the economic environment in order to help manage their businesses more effectively and efficiently. The Module provides the student with an understanding of international economics in general.

Delivery

Lectures, tutorials and independent learning will be employed. To make sure that students have a clear understanding of the concepts, tutorials will re-emphasize the key areas. Independent learning involves students taking the initiative in recognizing learning requirements and undertaking activities to meet them. These activities could take the form of research, tutorial exercises, review questions and coursework.

  • Total contact hours: 160 (full-time)
  • Total contact hours: 120 (part-time)

Assessment

Students are assessed by means of tests and examinations.

Duration
  • Full-Time: 8 months
  • Part-Time: 8 months

Intake

Major Intakes:
  •     January
  •     May
  •     September

Mid-Term Intakes:
  •     March,
  •     July
  •     November
Please refer to Course Admission Criteria

Please refer to Intakes & Fees.

Entry Requirements

Age
21 years old
 
Academic Qualification
A Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline
 
English Proficiency
Any one of the following:
  • Completed prior education (at least 2 years) with English as the language of instruction and assessent.
  • TOEFL (paper) ≥ 550
  • TOEFL (computer) ≥ 230
  • TOEFL (Internet) 79-80
  • IELTC ≥ 6.0

Fees & Funding

Local
Course Fees
$3,488

Administrative Fee
(New Student / TMC’s Existing / Local Transfer Student)
All the course fees stated below are inclusive of course materials, examination fee and lab fee unless stated otherwise. Repeat fees and other administrative fees are listed in the Miscellaneous Fee List.
 
Application Fee
$100
Fee Protection Scheme Fee
0.75% of (Course Fee less grant + Medical Insurance)OR $25 whichever is higher
Medical Insurance Fee
$80 Per Course Per Year
All fees subject to prevailing GST of 7%

International
Course Fees
$5,250

Administrative Fee
(New Student / TMC’s Existing / Local Transfer Student)
All the course fees stated below are inclusive of course materials, examination fee and lab fee unless stated otherwise. Repeat fees and other administrative fees are listed in the Miscellaneous Fee List.
 
Single / Bundled Programs
Application Fees: $200
International Student Administrative Fee: $650
Existing / Local Transfer
Application Fees: $100
International Student Administrative Fee: $350
Fee Protection Scheme Fee
0.75% of (Course Fee less grant + Medical Insurance + International Student Administrative Fee) OR $25whichever is higher
Medical Insurance Fee
$80 Per Course Per Year
All fees subject to prevailing GST of 7%

l fees indicated are in Singapore Dollars (SGD)
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