About the Diploma programme
The Diploma in Accounting and Finance is a qualification in its own right, designed for students with little or no background in accounting and finance, such as students with undergraduate degrees in arts, economics, law, business, science and engineering. It is also suitable for students with some background in accounting and finance who wish to extend their knowledge and understanding in areas of special interest within a flexible programme, or for those who require a greater depth of knowledge before pursuing postgraduate study. For those studying the Diploma, there is a clear route towards MSc level study within the Department, subject to satisfactory performance.
The Diploma provides a solid training and foundation in Accounting and Finance, including mathematical skills for more advanced master’s level elective courses. It allows students to specialise in accounting and finance, but also select from a wide range of courses available throughout the School.
You can find the most up-to-date list of optional courses for Diploma in Accounting and Finance in the Programme Regulations section of the current School Calendar.
You must note however that while care has been taken to ensure that this information is up to date and correct, some circumstances may cause the School to subsequently change, suspend or withdraw a course or programme of study, or change the fees that apply to it. The School will neither be liable for information that after publication becomes inaccurate or irrelevant, nor for changing, suspending or withdrawing a course or programme of study due to circumstances outside of its control. You must also note that places are limited on some courses and/or subject to specific entry requirements. The School cannot therefore guarantee places on its courses. You should visit the School's Calendar, or contact the relevant academic department, for information on the availability and/or content of courses and programmes of study. Certain substantive changes will be listed on the Updated graduate course and programme information page.
Our graduates pursue careers across a wide range of sectors, in accounting, corporate finance, equity research, fund management and management consultancy. Companies who have employed recent graduates from the Diploma in Accounting and Finance programme include Barclays Capital, Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein, HSBC, Mazars, Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley, PayPal, Simon-Kucher & Partners and Société Générale. Many leading organisations make careers presentations at the School during the year.