Advanced Diploma in Financial Management

Designed to further develop students’ financial and leadership capabilities to gain better, higher-paying, and more purposeful employment that will make a difference in the work environment.

1 year
NQF Level 7
120 credits

Course Overview

Are you ready to take your leadership and financial skills to the next level?

Do you want to obtain senior-level financial positions with higher income potential and responsibilities that give you a chance to build a successful career for yourself?

The Advanced Diploma in Financial Management is perfect for people who want to become financial leaders in accounting firms and finance departments.

It will help students with a diploma in accounting or related fields improve their capabilities and expertise in financial management.

With this qualification, students will gain an advanced understanding of the day-to-day management functions of a business, financial management terminology, concepts, principles, and more.

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  • Equips students with the technical and financial abilities to thrive in a career as a financial leader. 
  • Provides students with further knowledge of the principles and practice of financial management. 
  • Increases students’ knowledge, skills, and competencies in procuring, allocating, and controlling an organisation’s financial resources.
  • Teaches students how to communicate logically and rationally.
  • Equips students with the ability to apply knowledge and advanced conceptual thinking skills to solve financial problems within public and private organisations.
  • Provides students with the ability to aid in investment and financial decisions, including capital budgeting, working capital, and more. 
  • Teaches students to identify and evaluate ethical responsibilities and issues. 
  • Provides students with advanced knowledge of investment and risk management tools. 
  • Equips students with critical numeracy and quantitative analysis skills.

Course details

The Advanced Diploma in Financial Management is a one-year programme that gives students a chance to study while working. Its distance learning structure provides busy students with the ideal balance between studies and work.

Distance learning

Students that enjoy working alone will enjoy this type of education. This course’s hybrid structure is ideal for individuals who are already employed but wish to enhance their careers. Workshops, tutorials, self-directed reading, and case study analysis are among the modules offered in this learning model. The sessions are conducted using a hybrid of online and in-person classes — allowing academics to interact with one another.

Classes are held in person in regions where there is sufficient demand.


Programme structure

Semester 1

  • Essentials of Financial Management
  • Short-term Financial Management
  • Long-term Financial Management

Semester 2

  • Risk Management
  • Advanced Managerial Accounting
  • Business Ethics and Corporate Governance


After completing this course, graduates will have learned the skills and knowledge necessary to pursue senior positions in the following careers:

  • Accountant
  • Auditor
  • Bookkeeper
  • Credit Controller
  • Database Officer
  • Entrepreneur
  • External Auditor
  • Financial Administrator
  • Financial Manager
  • Financial Officer
  • Forensic Auditor
  • Government and Civil Service Financial Specialist
  • Internal Auditor
  • Investment Banker
  • Management Consultant
  • Operations Office Manager
  • Payroll Clerk
  • Risk Manager

Entry requirements

To be eligible to enrol for the Advanced Diploma in Financial Management, students must have the following: 

  • An NQF Level 6 Diploma or equivalent qualification. 

All submissions should be approved by the RBS Selection Committee.

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