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Diploma in Financial Management

Duration: 11 weeks, part-time, one evening per week

Location: Wellington Quay Only

Start Date: 19th September 2018

Days: Wednesday

Ref Code: IBDFMN1P

Accredited By: IBAT

Fee: €1,395

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Flexible payment plans are available. Contact us for more information.
Are you working in in business and interested in developing skills in Financial Management? 

Diploma in Financial Management Course Overview (finance for non-finance managers) course explain darkblue

The aim of this ‘finance for non-finance managers’ evening course is to give managers with limited or no financial background or entrepreneurs with little or no previous financial experience the skills and confidence to make informed and objective financial decisions and the knowledge to fully participate in strategic policy development.

On completion of this part-time finance diploma course students will be able to appreciate the role and limitations of finance in business and understand commonly used financial terminology. They will better understand the role of finance in planning and decision making in the organisation as well as understand the principles and concepts of costing and budget preparation. They will have enhanced their decision making and be able to control budgets more effectively. The course will also provide overview of control and audit issues and the roles of external, internal and value for money audit. This Diploma in Financial Management diploma course has been developed to meet the needs of working professionals, managers and supervisory staff, from various non-financial background, with responsibility for managing budgets, who receive and need to be able to interpret management reports. It may also be of benefit to staff who prepare inputs to management information systems.

Course Modules

  • Introduction to different types of business entities, users of financial information, characteristics of useful financial information
  • Accounting principles and financial objectives
  • Financial Management roles and responsibilities
  • Financial Statements and Reporting
  • Financial management
  • Concept of risk and reward
  • Financial planning
  • The role of finance in planning process
  • Costing & budget preparation
  • Budgetary control

Career Opportunities from the Diploma in Financial Management (for non-finance managers)

On completion of this finance for non-finance managers' course graduates will be able to identify financial risks within the department and overall organisation and you will be able to communicate more effectively with their finance department. The course will also give students an insight into the role of financial strategy in an organisation and develop an understanding of financing and resource allocation.

Teaching and Assessment

The course will be assessed by an assignment, which may include case study analysis.

Am I eligible for the IBAT College Dublin Diploma in Financial Management Course?

Entry to this finance for non financial managers course is based on each applicant's merits and work experience and is ideally targeted toward the individual who wishes to develop financial management knowledge and skills to enable them to better manage their business function or organisation.

How long is the Finance Course?

This Diploma in Financial Management course will take place over 11 weeks,  part-time, one evening per week from 6.15pm-9.30pm.

What are the course fees?

The Diploma in Financial Management course fees are €1,395.

How can I make savings on the course fee?

IBAT College Dublin offers significant discounts and savings on course fees as well as flexible payment options. For further information on these savings and payment options, contact the admissions office by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

What do I get for my fee?

I would like to apply. What should I do?

Direct application can be made via our website using the Apply Online option above. 
Alternatively, please feel free to contact Richard O'Brien our admissions specialist for business courses on 01 807 5055 to set up a meeting to discuss the course further. You can also email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please feel free to visit the college anytime and our course content experts will be more than willing to discuss any queries you may have. We look forward to seeing you.

Students who were interested in pursuing the IBAT College Dublin Diploma in Financial Management were also interested in:

Diploma in Supervisory Management

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

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  • IBAT Student - Jack Quann

    Coming from a media and journalism background this course allows me to fully understand beneath the surface a business or finance related story. The budgeting aspects of the course were also beneficial for me in terms of career progression and I really enjoyed the small class sizes as well as the lecturer's personal approach and industry knowledge.

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Finance Lecturer Profiles

  • Michael Ellis - Finance Lecturer

    Michael Ellis is a lecturer in Corporate Finance, Management Accounting, Financial Management, Tax and is a Member of Chartered Accountants Ireland, QFA and also holds qualifications in Forensic Accounting. Michael has provided specialist Financial, Corporate and Tax advice to his clients across Ireland and the UK for the last 10 years. Michael has extensive experience engaging with Revenue in relation to Income Tax, PAYE, Corporation Tax and VAT Audits. While also working and advising clients on how to strategically acquire and grow business portfolios. While lecturing Michael combines this business experience with his strong academic achievements to deliver a valuable and enjoyable experience for students.

    Michael Ellis, Finance Lecturer
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16-19 Wellington Quay 
Dublin 2, Ireland. 


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