A SOLID FOUNDATION IN DEVELOPMENT FINANCE
Development finance has the power to address critical issues in emerging market economies.
The UCT GSB Postgraduate Diploma in Development Finance provides a comprehensive overview of:
- trade finance
- banking and finance in emerging markets
- public-private partnerships
- environmental finance and sustainability
- risk management in development finance institutions.
The programme is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Development Finance (CIDEF) and will provide valuable credits for students who want to attain full professional membership of CIDEF.
uct gsb PGDIP IN DEVLOPMENT FINANCE overview
Our teaching, learning and research is directed towards building a more economically prosperous, equitable and integrated continent
Teaching on the Postgraduate Diploma in Development Finance draws heavily on case study analysis with minimal exploration of theoretical concepts.
It provides those who work in, or are intending to work in, development finance institutions or support organisations, government or the financial sector a thorough understanding of the field.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
You will benefit from the PGDip in Development Finance if you:
- Are a graduate of a commerce-related degree and are looking to enter the development finance field
- Work in various areas of government such as finance, policy or commerce
- Work in an NGO
- Are interested in the UCT GSB MCom in Development Finance but do not have the requisite four-year honours degree
The first block of the programme is intensive and immersive. Four of the five compulsory courses will be completed. Students will then be required to submit separate assignments for each course before the second block starts. In addition, they will be required to sit for exams before the start of the second block.
Once you graduate from the UCT GSB you will join our alumni network which is a dynamic forum that comprises more than 23 000 past UCT GSB students in 68 countries worldwide. Many of the UCT GSB’s alumni hold key positions in top companies or have started their own successful businesses. Alumni play a vital role in supporting and encouraging more recent graduates to follow in their footsteps and UCT GSB students who find employment after graduation - particularly internationally - frequently do so through alumni contacts.
MEET THE PROGRAMME DIRECTOR
PROFESSOR NICHOLAS BIEKPE
Director of the PGDip in Development Finance programme
Director of the Development Finance Centre (DEFIC) at the UCT GSB and Convener of the PGDIP Development Finanance. Professor Nicholas Biekpe is Professor of Development Finance & Econometrics at the UCT GSB. He is also the Director of the Development Finance Centre (DEFIC) and President of the Africagrowth Institute. In addition, he is a Chartered Statistician (UK); Fellow of the Academy of Sciences of South Africa (MASSAf) and Fellow of the African Academy of Sciences (FAAS)
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