Applications for our 2021 intake of our PGDip Development Finance programme are NOW OPEN. The programme will be delivered in accordance with UCT's Emergency Remote Teaching (ERT) protocol. This framework includes a blend of synchronous (real-time online face to face virtual classroom) and asynchronous (self-paced / in your own time) course content delivery methods
The UCT GSB Postgraduate Diploma in Development Finance provides a comprehensive overview of the development finance sector including banking and finance in emerging markets; public-private partnerships; environmental finance and sustainability and risk management in development finance institutions. This one-year modular programme is held at the UCT GSB Breakwater campus in Cape Town. Students will attend classes twice a year – in April and September.
1 year, over 2 modules of 1–3 weeks each
31 January 2021
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. Work is assessed through individual assignments and final exams. There will be no group assignments. In between modules, students continue with required reading and written assignments.
The UCT GSB has been setting the pace for business education in Africa for more than five decades and is one of under 100 business schools globally with prestigious triple-crown accreditation, having been accredited by three leading global bodies: AMBA, EQUIS and AACSB.
Our teaching, learning and research is directed towards building a more economically prosperous, equitable and integrated continent. The specialised Postgraduate Diploma in Development Finance will empower you with the knowledge and practical skills needed to contribute to sustainable long-term development solutions.
The PGDip in Development Finance 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.
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.
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).VIEW PROFILE