Boost your career with an international Diploma in Financial Inclusion. Frankfurt School is aware of the technical skill gap that exists in the financial inclusion sector. To fill this gap, Frankfurt School is introducing this Diploma where you can obtain more than a just certificate in one year!
The Diploma in Financial Inclusion is designed for development finance practictioners, policy makers, regulators, loan officers. This course will provide participants with sound technical expertise in financial inclusion which can be immediately applied in industry.
Fees include three Certified Expert courses and one week Summer Academy*
|Certified Expert Courses x3||€ 4,650|
|Summer Academy||€ 2,400|
|Administrative fee||€ 840|
|Total Tuition||€ 7,890|
|Early Bird Discount (until 15th July 2021)||15%|
|Group Discount (2 or more participants)||10%|
Discounts capped at 30%
Fee amount paid by already completed FSDF e-Campus courses will be deducted. For Summer Academy alumni, 2,400 EUR will be deducted from the tuition fee.
Fees are payable in three installments.
*Flights and accommodation not included.
The language of instruction is English.
Frankfurt School's Sustainable World Academy Diploma courses start twice a year, the beginning of March and the beginning of September.
Our blended diploma programmes are 12-month part-time trainings, designed to be conducted alongside full-time work or other obligations. Aside from a few deadlines, the programmes take a very flexible approach, allowing participants to create their own study schedule. Participants also have the opportunity to attend a one-week summer training programme at the Frankfurt School's Inclusive Finance Summer Academy.
The SWA offers professional and executive courses dedicated to the advancement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
This course will enhance your knowledge in the following SDGs:
Participants can personalise their curriculum by choosing three of the following Certified Expert courses:
An Example Diploma journey:
Choose two of the courses from the selection to begin your diploma journey. The participants who have already completed one of these courses will have the opportunity to get it recognised.
Certified Expert in Microfinance
The microfinance sector is dynamic and rapidly changing. Microfinance practitioners must be equipped with up-to-date knowledge and tools to strengthen their MFIs to be able to cope with the challenges of growth, complexity and competition.
The Certified Expert in Microfinance course is an excellent and comprehensive qualification for microfinance practitioners. It prepares you for the challenge of serving your clients in changing and increasingly competitive environments.
Certified Expert in Digital Finance
Digital finance offers a transformational solution for financial inclusion. Powered by the mobile phone, new data and technological innovations, it has become affordable and convenient for unbanked customers to access and use formal banking services. While new technological developments and financial players bring tremendous opportunities, the emerging landscape is also becoming more complex and is putting increasing pressure on traditional providers to go digital.
In the second period, participants choose one additional course from the selection. The participants who have already completed one of these courses will have the opportunity to get it recognised.
Certified Expert in Financial Inclusion Policy
The significant contribution that financial inclusion can make to achieving inclusive economic growth and the Sustainable Development Goals has gained global recognition.
This course will provide you with relevant knowledge on the following key financial inclusion policy areas – proportionate application of global standards, consumer protection, the digital route to financial inclusion, national strategies, measuring impact of financial inclusion.
The course will help develop skills to develop and analyse policies and design strategies to implement them with a special focus on developing countries.
During this period, participants attend the Inclusive Finance Summer Academy. After which they must complete either Proejct Work (5 ECTS) or an assignment (2 ECTS) to conclude the diploma. The decision to complete project work or an assignment is predetermined by the participant's previous course choices.
Project Work / Assignment
The aim of the project work or assignment is to provide you with the opportunity to apply your skills and knowledge gained during the programme. It is the project work/assignment that proves that you have mastered the subject matter. It also demonstrates that you are able to perform critical analysis of a given problem and draw conclusions relevant for your respective company settings. Furthermore, it is evidence that you can describe the project related activities and results in a well-written format.
Inclusive Finance Summer Academy
This is the shortest period of the diploma. In this period, the participants have the opportunity to participate in the Inclusive Finance Summer Academy. You can choose one track from the various tracks offered in our one-week summer programme. After the successful completion of the summer academy, you will be awarded with the Diploma in Financial Inclusion.
The flexible, blended, part-time training structure offers you the opportunity to follow your own schedule and to combine daily work with professional development. The high quality of our training approach will have an immediate impact on your daily job performance.
Our Online Features
Each Certified Expert course within the Diploma in Financial Inclusion programme will end with an online final exam.
Find more information here.
Most units include a downloadable PDF script, which serves as the main training material. The scripts provide basic concepts and principles applicable to the subject-matter of each unit including important definitions, key messages, exercises and examples.
Each unit ends with an online test comprising of a set of 10 - 15 multiple choice questions. After having successfully completed the test you will gain access to the next unit.
The key to successful learning is the immediate use of newly acquired knowledge and the transfer of theory into practice. The mandatory Case Studies have to be solved and submitted by a determined deadline.
The e-library contains the links to latest studies and sector reports, recent publications, and relevant papers.
The forum enables the interaction between students and tutors. It facilitates the exchange of experiences and allows the opportunity to ask questions or obtain clarifications.
After successful completion of Diploma in Financial Inclusion, you can advance to Master of Leadership in Sustainable Finance online provided you meet the following eligibilty criteria:
You will also have the opportunity to recognise the e-learning courses that you have taken during the Diploma. Completing the Diploma in Financial Inclusion is one of many pathways leading to masters level, and isn't a prerequisite for applicants. To find out more, please write to us on firstname.lastname@example.org.