Professional Diploma in Business Administration, Finance and Law

Professional Diploma in Business Administration, Finance and Law is a non-regulated professional qualification designed by London School of Finance and Law for finance students and practitioners who want to upgrade existing knowledge and skills in areas related to business management, accounting and corporate and tax law. 

Course programme

    1. An introduction to business and business management
    2. Company formation, management and administration
    3. Corporate and business law
    4. Financial accounting
    5. Management accounting
    6. Audit and financial control
    7. Taxation, tax law and business planning
    8. The economic environment of business and finance
    9. Business strategy and technology
    10. Business valuation and sources of finance
    11. Risk management in business and finance
    12. Leadership, management and supervision
    13. Business ethics, corporate governance and social responsibility
    14. Information technology and information systems in business
    15. Conducting a small-scale research project on business administration, finance and law.

You will be able to select any two optional courses* from the following LSFL course list to complete your qualification:

* The optional courses are free if taken as part of this qualification. You will be sent details about registration for the optional courses after you start your studies with us. 

Key features of the course

    • Flexibility to suit your needs – allowing you to study anytime, anywhere
    • An emphasis on personal and professional development through independent learning
    • Relevance of topics and practical examples to the context of your own professional practice
    • Illustrative practice activities with solutions, “test your understanding” activities and tutor-marked assignments to reinforce learning

The course can be taken alongside your degree or professional qualification studies elsewhere or as part of your informal career development programme. 

Please note that all LSFL courses with a law component, except for International Taxation, relate to the UK legal framework.


Professional Diploma in Business Administration, Finance and Law is awarded by London School of Finance and Law, allowing you to work as a secretary, clerk, manager, junior accountant or tax specialist in a UK company.

Learning outcomes

    • Knowledge and understanding
    • Key skills
    • Cognitive skills
    • Practical and professional skills
    • Transferable skills

Career relevance

    • Accounting professions
    • Financial management
    • Tax advisory
    • Business administration
    • Management consultancy

Study method

Online learning with tutor guidance and support

How long it takes

12 months (480 hours)

You need to be able to spend approximately 10 hours per week on studying this course.

Teaching and assessment

A tutor will guide you throughout the study process and mark and comment on your written work. You and your tutor will primarily communicate with each other through email.

The course work includes online practice tests, tutor-marked assignments and end-of-course assessment. The end-of-course assessment is a 20-30 page qualification paper on a topic related to business administration, finance and law.

You must use the online VLE-system to submit your tutor-marked assignments and end-of-course assessment.

The Pass mark for the course is 50%. 

Study materials

All study materials are provided on the course website.

Microsoft Office presentations and Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) versions of study material are available.

A computer with a browser and broadband internet access is required for this course. Functionality may be limited on mobile or tablet devices.

If you have a disability or particular study requirements, please tell us as soon as possible.

Fees and funding

Course fees for 2022/2023 academic year: £2,160

Course fees cover registration, course materials, tuition and assessment.

LSFL course fees depend on the level and duration of courses: check all tuition fee rates for the current academic year here.

You may be eligible for tuition funding.


Next term start date: 20 September 2022

The course website will be available to registered students three days in advance of course start. Course sessions will be opened on a weekly basis to enable tutor-led, gradual progression through the study materials and continuous assessment.

Course registration is open, but please be aware that due to the increased demand it may take us longer to respond than usual.

Registration closes 10 September 2022 (places subject to availability)

Registration for current students:


Registration for new students:

You have to register as an LSFL student to study this course.


Future availability

Professional Diploma in Business Administration, Finance and Law starts three times a year – in January, May and September.

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English language requirements

There is no formal requirement to prove your English language proficiency to study our courses. If English is not your native or second language, or you would like to improve specialist language skills necessary for your profession, you may complete one of the following English language courses:  

Legal English

English for Finance

Business English

A full range of our English language courses can be viewed here.

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