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Postgraduate Certificate in Infrastructure Finance

 

Overview 

 

Just as infrastructure development acts as a catalyst for economic growth, it is also changing the landscape for potential investors and the burgeoning field of infrastructure finance. Infrastructure systems for transportation, utilities, and public works are essential for economic growth and have quickly developed into an emerging alternative asset class.

 

 

The Postgraduate Certificate in Infrastructure Finance examines how the activities associated with updating and creating efficient transportation and communications, reliable and affordable energy, clean water, and other essential systems, have become a profitable financial endeavor. Recently, providing, operating, and maintaining infrastructure has advanced as a recognized and important investment sector that reaches beyond earlier business models. The course puts this field in perspective and details what you need to know to succeed within it.

  • An informative look at infrastructure finance-an emerging alternative investment for all types of institutional investors
  • Dissects the central organizational and financial issues behind the revolutions that are occurring in infrastructure management and finance
  • Contains detailed guidance for navigating the dynamic field of infrastructure finance
  • Discusses infrastructure as arteries of life for a better world
  • Highlights infrastructure undergoing transformations to adapt to turbulent environments
  • Focuses on Green infrastructure to balance economic and environmental changes

​As infrastructure finance continues to grow in importance, you'll need to enhance your understanding of its essential aspects. The Postgraduate Certificate in Infrastructure Finance will provide you with the insights to achieve this goal. 

 

Target audience

  • BICA members and other finance professionals
  • Auditor General and Accountant General employees
  • Lawyers and banking professionals
  • Public Sector Executives and policymakers

 

 

Course Duration

Students should expect to complete this course within 6 months. There is an intake in late January and late Julyeach year. Applications for the January intake open from 1st October and for the July intake from 1st March.

 

 

Modes of programme delivery 

The modes of delivery will include the following:

  • Block release

 

Entry Requirements 

Candidates enrolling in this course are expected to have completed any of the following

  • A recognized Bachelor’s degree in any discipline
  • A recognized professional qualification such as ACCA, CIMA, AAT etc

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

 

By the end of this module students will be able to:

•Understand the different Infrastructure Sectors and types of companies

•Appreciate the role of the private sector and PPPs

•Differentiate between Greenfield and brownfield investments

•Identify the different Sources of revenue and financing

 

By the end of this module students will be able to:

 

  • Treat Infrastructure as an asset class
  • Understand the investors in infrastructure
  • Appreciate the Risk-return profile of infrastructure investments
  • Perform Portfolio diversification through infrastructure
  • Understand Infrastructure investment opportunities

 

 

 

Teaching/Learning approaches/strategies

The teaching and learning strategy will utilize a variety of learning materials and methods. The tuition period will include mini lectures, tutorials, case studies and worked examples, problem based learning, simulations and group work which will facilitate understanding of wider perspectives and build peer support opportunities. This strategy will aim to maximize the achievement of the learning outcomes through a combination of formal input via lectures at the beginning of the module with a shift to facilitate a student centered learning approach as the module progresses. Thus students will be expected to read and research widely on an individual basis and to prepare for classes.

 

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