Banking & Financial Services Graduate Diploma

The Graduate Diploma in Banking & Financial Services is structured to cultivate future success in students who want to join the fast-paced, ever-changing financial industry. With five highly focused courses, the diploma provides students with a strong foundation in finance, specializing in global markets, corporate finance, and the financial services industry.

Students who complete the Graduate Diploma in Banking & Financial Services will be able to demonstrate:

  • Knowledge of financial concepts that include, but are not limited to: time value of money, discounted cash flows, internal rate of return (IRR), valuation of projects though net present value (NPV) calculations, discounted and non-discounted payback, and financial statement analysis.
  • An understanding of the capital markets and how firms use these domestic and international markets to raise capital; further understanding of the relationship between corporations and central banks and the general economics that impact decision-making.
  • An understanding of portfolio management, asset allocations, risk management, credit risk, and optimal portfolio construction and calculation.

Individuals considering using diploma courses toward the Master of Science in Administrative Studies (MSAS) degree or a specific online Master of Science in management must:

  • Apply to the MSAS program prior to completing two courses
  • Recognize that grades earned in diploma courses will not be used in the admission decision process
  • Complete the additional prerequisite courses for the selected concentration
  • Meet the department’s academic admission requirements

Prerequisites

Prior to starting a diploma program, students are required to submit a graduate diploma application and an official transcript conferring a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution (or the international equivalent).

Students must complete the prerequisite requirement of MET AD 510 Mathematics for Management, or pass a waiver exam. Online students must complete ALEKS (an online math tutorial).

A 3.0 GPA is required for diploma award, and no course with a grade below B- may be credited toward the diploma.

Courses

(Five courses/20 credits)

Introduction to the concepts, methods, and problems of financial and managerial accounting. Includes data accumulation, accounting principles, financial statement analysis, measurement and disclosure issues, cost analysis, budgeting and control, production costs, and standard costs.   [ 4 cr. ]

Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
B1 IND CGS 527 T 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
D1 IND CGS 515 R 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
O1 IND ARR

Prereq: MET AD630, MET AD731
Investigation and analysis of organization, structure, and performance of U.S. money and capital markets, and institutions. Examines regulation of the financial industry and the role of financial instruments.   [ 4 cr. ]

Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
A1 IND CAS 218 M 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
O1 IND ARR

Emphasizes issues of accounting, finance, and economics that are important in most management contexts. Stresses understanding financial statements, planning and control, cost and benefit evaluation, cash flow analysis, and capital budgeting.   [ 4 cr. ]

Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
A1 IND CAS 235 M 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
D1 IND CAS 325 R 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
O1 IND ARR

Plus two electives selected from the MS in Administrative Studies concentration in Financial Economics, with advisor’s approval.

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