University Diploma in Financial Services

The University Diploma in Financial Services is aimed at those who aspire to a management position in financial services and also offers a route to life-long learning. It is recognised in all sectors of the industry as a relevant qualification and is an excellent educational foundation for a management career in the industry.

The 12-module qualification with a mix of Business Studies subjects and Financial Services subjects is offered by LIA’s academic education partner, the Institute of Banking which is a recognised college of UCD. The University Diploma in Financial Services is awarded on successful attainment of 60 ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits. Five credits are attained on passing each module.

As well as being a Level 7 qualification in its own right, the University Diploma in Financial Services is also Stage 1 of the Bachelor of Financial Services, subject to completion of Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, and An Introduction to Financial Accounting Information. So when a candidate has completed the University Diploma, they may have also completed Stage 1 of the 3 Stage Bachelor of Financial Services qualification.

Course updates for 2016/17

Our University Diploma in Financial Services requires 12 level 7 modules to achieve the qualification with the three core modules of Macroeconomics, Microeconomics and An Introduction to Financial Accounting Information now compulsory.

Course Aims

On successful completion of this qualification, candidates will be able to:

  • Manage their own learning by offering opportunities through the curriculum to broaden their knowledge across a wide range of financial services activities as well as providing the ability to engage in limited specialisation;
  • Describe the basic theories and practices underpinning the modules they study;
  • Evaluate relevant information and formulate strategies to resolve well-defined problems;
  • Communicate effectively with peers, supervisors and clients;
  • Undertake further study with a degree of autonomy.


Joe Killeen QFA FLIA

University Diploma in Financial Services Graduate “I undertook this course to compliment my existing professional standing and qualifications. I would recommend the course as it gives you a broad knowledge of business and management. While broad, it is also sufficiently in-depth to gain a good understanding of the subjects and how they are applied to business...”

Next Exam Session:
September 2017
Close Off Date:
30 Jun 2017

Course Modules

Financial Services Modules

€295

Managing Teams for High Performance

€460
  • Role of the People Manager
  • Self Awareness
  • Managing Stress
  • Communication
  • Motivation
  • Emotional Intelligence and Employee
  • Coaching and Delegating
  • Managing Conflict
  • Learning and Employee Development
  • Managing Performance

Examinations

  • 100% continuous assessment
  • Pass mark 40%

Innovation, Change & Team Leadership

€460
  • Group Dynamics
  • Building and Leading Effective Teams
  • Negotiating Skills
  • Influencing Stakeholders and Networking
  • Organisational Culture
  • Managing Change
  • National Culture and Behaviour at Work
  • Decision Making in Organisations
  • Leadership in Organisations
  • Managing Absence

Examinations

  • 100% continuous assessment
  • Pass mark 40%

Microeconomics

€410
  • Overview of Economic Systems
  • Resource Allocation
  • Price, Demand, Supply
  • Elasticity
  • Competition
  • Markets

LIA Membership Required


Examinations

  • Written paper
  • 2 hours duration
  • Pass mark 40%

Next Exam Date:
02 Sep 2017
Close Off Date:
30 Jun 2017


Macroeconomics

€410
  • Economic Growth
  • Inflation
  • International Trade
  • Employment
  • National Income
  • Money and Banking
  • Monetary and Fiscal Policy
  • Balance of Payments
  • Monetary Union

LIA Membership Required


Examinations

  • Written paper
  • 2 hours duration
  • Pass mark 40%

Next Exam Date:
16 Sep 2017
Close Off Date:
30 Jun 2017


An Introduction to Financial Accounting Information

€410
  • Users of Accounts and their Needs
  • Fundamental Principles and Concepts of Accounts and Reporting
  • Double Entry Bookkeeping
  • Income Statements
  • Balance Sheets
  • Ratio Analysis
  • The Audit

LIA Membership Required


Examinations

  • Calculation and Written paper
  • 2 hours duration
  • Pass mark 40%

Next Exam Date:
09 Sep 2017
Close Off Date:
30 Jun 2017