|Application deadline:||We're happy to accept students right up to when our courses begin, as long as there are places available|
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|Start date:||January 2014, September 2014|
|Duration full-time:||12 months|
|Delivery mode:||On Campus|
For entry into masters degrees in Business Economics, Accounting, Finance, and Risk Management and Financial Regulation.
The Graduate Diploma combines academic study, intensive English language teaching and study skills to prepare you for entry into a university masters degree.
Why apply for the graduate diploma programme?
You will study the following modules:
English for Academic Purposes
You will develop the four key areas of competence in English: reading, writing, listening and speaking, with a particular emphasis on high-level academic writing skills.
Financial and Economic Strategy
This module introduces the financial and economic environment in which organisations must operate and provides a knowledge and understanding of the basic conceptual underpinnings and fundamental principles of microeconomics.
Accounting for Financial Management
In this module you will be introduced to management and cost accounting and the role of management accounting in the provision of information for organisational planning, control and decision-making.
This module provides a grounding in the statistical concepts and methods of data analysis commonly applied in business and finance.
Financial Market Theory and Investment Analysis
This module gives students an overview of markets and financial institutions and introduces concepts and techniques in market analysis and behaviours.
Entry to all postgraduate degrees at Queen's University is highly competitive and students hoping to study at postgraduate level must maintain high standards throughout their Graduate Diploma programme. Whilst grades in the Graduate Diploma programme do not count towards your postgraduate degree, your performance will be used to determine whether you meet the criteria for entry to your chosen postgraduate degree programme at the University.
Assessment is both formal and informal, designed to help students build on their successes and meet requirements for entry to postgraduate study.
Assessment of English language and communication skills will be based on:
Assessment of academic modules will be based on:
When you complete the Graduate Diploma you will be guaranteed entry to at least one of the masters courses at Queen's University Management School.
This is dependant on:
Pass in an undergraduate degree in any subject from a recognised institution.
Higher Education Diploma (3 - 5 years) with acceptable grades in any subject from a recognised institution.
You must have studied modules or courses in one of statistics, mathematics, finance, economics or calculus with good grades.
If you wish to progress to the MSc Risk Management and Financial Regulation, you should have studied a quantitative discipline at undergraduate level or equivalent (e.g. finance, economics, mathematics, engineering, etc).
Three term: IELTS 5.5 (with a minimum of 5.0 in each component) or equivalent.
Scholarships are available for the Graduate Diploma programmes, valued at £12,450 each.
You are normally required to take an English Proficiency Test if you come from a non-English speaking country.
Most European Universities recognise the IELTS test.More information on IELTS
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