CIPFA-Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy

Mode of Study

Campus Learning


Programme details: CIPFA is the professional accountancy body dedicated to people in public finance throughout the world. It is the world’s only professional accountancy body to specialize in public services. Its portfolio of qualifications is the foundation for a career in public finance. They include the benchmark professional qualification for public sector accountants as well as a postgraduate diploma for people already working in leadership positions. Globally, CIPFA leads the way in public finance by standing up for sound public financial management and good governance. The organization works with donors, partner governments, accountancy bodies and public sector entities around the world to advance public finance and support better public services.

Learning, Teaching & Assessment

Guided Learning:The students will be exposed to lectures, tutorials and supervised study administered by the teachers.

Lectures:The teacher will present materials either orally or by the use of other teaching aids.

Online Learning:The lecture notes, online tests, additional study material, discussion group and links to related subjects will be made available to students.

Independent Learning: The students will carry out self–directed learning for which the teacher will act only as a guide.

Assessment: This will be of various types. The examination will be written combining different modes of assessment. It could involve doing project works, interviews or drawn from classroom activities and presentations.

Recommended full-time study path (3 years):

Year Sem Module
Year 1 Sem 1 A6-FAC-15: Financial Accounting
A6-MAC-15: Management Accounting
Sem 2 A6-PFR-15: Public Sector financial Reporting
A6-AAS-15: Audit and Assurance
Year 2 Sem 3 A6-FMA-15: Financial Management
A6-BCM-15:Business & Change Management
Sem 4 A7-GPE-15: Government, Public Policy and Ethics
A7-PFI-15:Public Finance
Year 3 Sem 5 A7-CF1-15:Company Financial Reporting 
A7-SPD-15: Strategy and Policy Development
Sem 6 A7-PF1-15: Public Finance
A8-STS-15:Case Study

*The sequence of papers being taught may be changed with the explicit permission of the Dean.

The above information is true at the time of publishing.

For the latest updates and more details refer to the CIPFA official


Admissions Criteria

Applicant should have a qualification as required by CIPFA (