6 Modules


6 Months



“The flexibility of studying is absolutely amazing. An ability to work fulltime and study as well. Even though the learning platform has resources to help students, the tireless tutors are always ready to assist.”

– Oscar Omoede Guobadia

Overview of Qualifi Level 7 Diploma in Accounting and Finance

This programme is designed to enable you to top up your existing qualification to an MSc award, and provide further professional development for AIA, ACCA, CIMA, CPA Australia or ACA graduates.

Course Leader

David Holliman

The academic director of LSM, Dr. David Holliman has over two decades of experience in the education industry and works to ensure that quality standards are maintained in the creation, validation and delivery of the various qualifications provided by LS Education Group. He possesses a Ph.D. in Strategic Management and Culture, an MSc in research methods and an MA in Business Analysis


Strategy and Global Finance

The aim of this module is to ensure the learner can exercise techniques and decide on decisions that add value in terms of corporate finance based on sound theoretical concepts. In addition, it helps the learner to present and interpret financial information in a recognised format and to work independently to solve the problems arising within the specified time given. It also endures that the learning can be applied on the practical context. Students will be educated on how to identify and explain suitable techniques to manage global risk, and how to critically assess potential investment decisions available and the strategies applied in the global environment.

Strategic Financial Management

The aim of this module is to enhance learners ability to exercise the techniques and to make value added decisions in corporate strategy and finance based on sound theoretical concepts. Further, it enhances the contribution on the formulation of business strategy, creation of comprehensive business development plans, together bringing their specialist accounting and finance skills as well as the strategic management learning of the module. Students will be educated on how to understand and critically appraise the significance of strategic management and decision making in enhancing the performance of the organisation. They will also be expected to understand the key financial theories relevant to financial decision making and critical application of strategic implementation techniques including balanced scorecard and portfolio management tools.

Strategic Auditing

The aim of this module is to help students to understand the ability to choose and apply suitable investigative techniques on a variety of situations that include both simple and complex scenarios. The module provides a profound learning on the aims, objectives and methods of auditors and their contribution on the achievement of true and fair view on the published accounts. This module will educate the students on how to identify and critically assess on the current developments in auditing. They will also be taught on the rules of professional conduct and the importance of legal and professional requirements. The risks involved in auditing are also detailed within this module. Students will be brought up to speed on the current developments in auditing.

Financial Analyst

The purpose of this module is to develop the understanding of market equilibrium models, bond valuation and performance evaluation. At the end of this module, students should be encouraged to make enquiries as to the cause and effect of the impact of current developments in the world’s capital markets on the investment process and critically appraise current thinking on the theories and investments. This module will cover the different types of securities and their concepts, the regulations and procedures relating to trading securities, the principles of investment theory and the regulations prevailing in the financial services industry. Students will also be educated on the range of taxes, their characteristics and client portfolios.

Ethical Behaviour and Corporate Governance

The aim of this module is to reveal the sequential development and guideline of accounting and the impact of accounting and finance on the environment, the various stakeholders and on the society. Learners of this module will be equipped with the knowledge and skills essential to act as an advisor in relation to the governing authorities on the private, public and charitable sectors. This module will expand on professional institutes and explain the significance of corporate governance and ethical behaviour. It will also focus on the principle approaches of governance and identify CSR and governance issues.

Corporate Reporting

The aim of this module is to assist learners in the preparation and interpretation of financial statements for a group of companies and thereby to understand and evaluate the key aspects of accounting theory. On the completion of the module, learners will be able to communicate complex numerical and qualitative information effectively and solve problems in a selective and critical manner. This module also focuses on the regulatory framework and its impact on businesses. Students will be taught on appropriate accounting calculation and implementation, as well as how to interpret gathered accounting information.

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Projects you will be part of for the Diploma in Accounting and Finance

Finance in the Global Context

The student is able to present, interpret and critically evaluate financial information. Corporate financial techniques to analyse corporate risk and performance from a global viewpoint will be addressed which provides students a wider scope. The assessment also covers the concept of globalisation, multinational organisations, their business environment and investment processes and recommends appropriate strategies in order to enhance the value of an organisation.

Auditing and Standards

The assessment mainly concentrates on all the auditing related concepts. The students will show critical awareness of current standards and issues in auditing and be able to choose and apply suitable investigative techniques in a variety of audit situations in the accounting environment. The history of financial regulation and audit and the audit risk involved and the procedures to minimize the risk are evaluated using the assessment.

Corporate Governance and reporting

The assessment looks into the regulatory framework and financial accountability in maintaining stakeholders of a business both internally and externally and the key accounting policies and practices within corporate accounting are also addressed. The students will be able to discuss and evaluate the impact of accounting systems on organisations and the society using cases together showing knowledge on the concept of corporate governance, practical application of principles and assessment of how good corporate governance could be achieved are examined.

Financial Prediction

The assessment provides understanding and knowledge in the investment environment and process, the concepts underlying investment decisions and the analysis and strategies involved in investment in financial assets. Theories and techniques used to analyse assets and the management of portfolio of assets are also addressed. The assessment also considers aspects such as target monitoring, meeting deadlines and the communication of numerate and qualitative information effectively.

Entry Requirements If you wish to enrol in this programme, please make sure you meet the following entry requirements:

The prerequisite knowledge and/or experience you would need to study this course.

  • An Honours degree, or an equivalent qualification.
  • A minimum of 5 years’ managerial work experience in Business Managerial roles and evidence of ability to study at postgraduate level.


If you are not a native English speaker, we would require applicants to demonstrate a certified level of proficiency in IELTS of at least 6 or above, or equivalent.


Who should attend?

Individuals who would like to enter the accounting and finance field or professionals already in the field but would like to climb up the career ladder will benefit from this programme. In addition, this diploma in Accounting and Finance is offered and designed to help you balance your studies with your work and home commitments.

What’s included before I enrol?

Free consultation – One on one communication with our student advisors to help you select the ideal course for your career development.

What's included after I enrol?

  • A welcome webinar – Conducted by a member from our academic team to provide you with an introduction to the course.
  • Extensive course materials – Includes structured lecture notes, industry examples and case studies which illustrate how theoretical concepts and techniques are being implemented in organisations.
  • A comprehensive e-library – Containing the recommended study texts for your course modules.
  • Interactive online webinars – Conducted by module tutor before and after you submit a draft assignment or face a mock exam.
  • Dedicated one to one tutor support – He/she will work closely with you and provide complete guidance to help pass your assessments.

What happens after I complete the course?

This diploma, delivered by LSM Education, will act as a pathway qualification to your Master’s degree. Upon successful completion of this diploma course, you will gain direct entry into a range of Master’s Top-Up courses.

Can I get additional help?

As an online Accounting and Finance student of LSM, you will be assigned a personal tutor to clarify and sort any enquiries you may have. In addition we also provide student support through the following methods:

  • Mock examinations/ draft assignment feedback – Before your final assessments, you will be given the opportunity to present your work to a tutor for feedback. This will help you to identify whether you meet the requirements, where you could improve and how you could improve.
  • Administrative support – You will be provided guidance from our dedicated administrative team. Their role is to answer all your questions with regard to the course structure, assessment deadlines or any other course-related questions you may have.
  • Peer support – Share study questions and ideas with your fellow course mates on our multi-platform accessible learning platform. To gain the best value from your diploma programme, we recommend that you use this facility to network and build strong connections with your course mates.

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