Course Description

Course Title : Professional Diploma in Banking course

Institute of Banking

Who is this programme for?

The Professional Diploma in Banking was introduced specifically to support the development of individuals in leadership positions, or who aspire to leadership roles in banking and financial services.

It exposes students to contemporary issues in ethics and corporate governance relevant to financial institutions within the context of understanding the importance of effective risk management. Students then progress to develop expertise in corporate finance, asset management or strategy, depending on their selection of the relevant optional module.

How you will benefit

This programme will support your personal and professional development whilst giving you an integrated, critical understanding of banking.

It will:

  • Broaden your knowledge and understanding of the requirements for responsible banking, taking on board the interests of a wide range of stakeholders.
  • Develop your thinking on key business challenges and ethical dilemmas faced by management when striving to improve business performance.
  • Provide you with the opportunity to develop specialist knowledge and expertise in corporate finance, asset management, or strategy in the specific context of retail banking.
  • Enhance your business judgement, critical analysis and problem solving skills.
  • Develop in you a holistic professional skill set to ensure commercial sustainability and the maintenance of the trust of customers and wider stakeholders.

Professional Designation

This programme satisifes the educational requirement for the prestigious, internationally recognised Chartered Banker designation.

Chartered Banker is the gold standard for professionals working in the financial services sector. Chartered Bankers are highly qualified professionals, well equipped for a management career or leadership role.

Students who successfully complete the Professional Diploma in Banking are eligible to apply for the professional designation Chartered Banker subject to having three years’ experience in banking or financial services.

College Name Institute of Banking
Course Category Banking & Financial Services, Business
Course Type Classroom Based
Course Location Dublin, Ireland
Location Postcode Dublin 1
Course Fee POA
Course Duration A minimum of 12 months part-time
Awarding Body UCD
Entry Requirements - Individuals (non-degree holders) admitted to this programme will have at least 6 years' minimum experience in a banking or financial services firm and have completed the Professional Diploma in Financial Services (Level 8, 30 ECTS) or equivalent programmes comprising 30 ECTS at level 8, and a 30 ECTS Special Purpose Award/s at level 7. Or - Admission will also be granted to individuals with an Honours undergraduate business degree (or a degree in a relevant cognate discipline) with a minimum honours 2.2 and have 3 years' minimum experience in a banking or financial services firm. Or - Admission will also be granted to individuals who may not meet the education entry requirements but who have significant experience in a management or senior management role.
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Course Provider

Institute of Banking

IFSC, 1 North Wall Quay, Dublin, Ireland

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