The Advanced Diploma in Financial Markets (ADFM) offered by the Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) is set to commence its fourth intake on 12 June 2021. The ADFM program is a diploma level qualification offered by the CSE and, the main purpose of the program is to increase the financial literacy among the Sri Lankan population at large by enhancing the knowledge of individuals on financial markets with specified focus on capital market operations.
The course is conducted in English Medium over a period of nine months by an experienced panel of lecturers drawn for the academia including industry experts and senior CSE professionals to offer exclusive insights on the modules. The 10 module course is projected to provide a thorough understanding on the financial market by focusing on areas such as capital market regulations, investment analysis, portfolio management, macro-economics and other related subject matters.
The current pandemic situation in the country has resulted in the CSE converting the program to a fully online one which has enabled individuals from overseas as well to follow the program. The CSE uses a unique LMS (Learning Management System) specially designed to improve a student’s education experience making it more flexible and seamless in keeping with the CSE’s Digitalization initiative. The modules will be evaluated through a blend of assignments, online examinations and presentations.
Commenting on the initiative Mr. Niroshan Wijesundere, Head of Marketing at the CSE “The growing demand for the ADFM program, now on its 4th intake shows the journey and the achievement we have received along the way to increase financial literacy in Sri Lanka. Our continued objective for ADFM is to provide a stepping-stone for students who are interested in embarking on a journey towards becoming a professional in financial markets.” He added
The ADFM Program has gained recognition from several other professional qualification bodies. The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and the Certified Management Accountants (CMA) provides ADFM qualified students an accelerated route to secure one of these globally recognized qualifications. Top performers of the course will also have the chance for internship opportunities at the CSE. More information can be obtained via www.cse.lk or by calling 011 2356531.