Professional Diploma in Digital Transformationin Financial Services

Professional Diploma in Digital Transformation in Financial Services

Next programme intake

We are now welcoming registrations for our new Academic Year 2019/2020)


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Who is this programme for?

This programme is relevant to all areas of the financial services sector, in particular international financial services, fund management and all areas of banking.

Learners will be at managerial and leadership level or aspiring to a leadership role.

Benefits for you and your organisation

At the end of the programme you will be able to:

  • Explain the theory and practice underpinning Digital Transformation and the reasons why digital technology is changing business strategy

  • Outline how the application of advanced analytics and cognitive technologies can drive operating efficiencies and enhance an organisation’s value proposition

  • Design a strategy for a radical simplification programme in a financial services organisation

  • Ascertain and evaluate the strategic challenges and opportunities of Digital Transformation for financial services organisations (traditional and FinTechs)

  • Communicate the current financial services ecosystem, to specialist and non-specialists, along with illustrating how emerging technologies impact financial services organisations

  •  Critically reflect on their professional role and contribution to financial organisations in the context of Digital Transformation (DT) in financial services (and related sectors).


You study three modules as follows:

–Strategy and Culture in a Digital Transformation Environment
(NFQ Level 9, 10 ECTS)

– Digital Assets and Operating Model
(NFQ Level 9, 10 ECTS)

– Designing and Delivering Digital Transformation
(NFQ Level 9, 10 ECTS)


€1,600 per module


When you successfully complete this programme you will be awarded a Professional Diploma in Digital Transformation in Financial Services (level 9) from UCD.

Delivery and assessment

100% Continuous Assessment

Entry requirements

–An Honours degree (second class honours grade 2 award or higher) in a business or relevant cognate discipline or /p>

An Honours degree (second class honours grade 2 award or higher) in a non-business (or relevant cognate) discipline plus three years’ experience in a relevant role in financial services or

Exceptionally, students without a third level qualification but with extensive and demonstrable relevant financial services experience may also be admitted to the programme on a case-by case basis

Professional Body Membership 

You must be a current member of The Institute or become a member to undertake this programme.

Membership is currently €40 per calendar year.