ICA Professional Postgraduate Diploma in Governance, Risk and Financial Crime Compliance

Course level : ICA Professional Postgraduate Diplomas

The Professional Post Graduate Diploma in Governance, Risk and Financial Crime Compliance is an executive level academic qualification. This leadership level programme has been designed to enhance and develop the strategic leadership skills of senior managers and those aspiring to hold the highest governance, risk and compliance positions within an organisation. We collaborate with subject matter experts to ensure our content is applicable to practitioners working in the APAC region.

This Level 7 (Expert) qualification offers: 

  • Specialist knowledge - the highest level in the field 
  • Strategic thinking – helps your leadership ambitions 
  • Innovation - explores new ideas, best practice, and future developments from a global perspective 
  • Fellowship of ICA – become automatically eligible for the highest grade of membership 
  • Networking – grow with other like-minded, senior professionals. 

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This course is awarded in association with Alliance Manchester Business School, the University of Manchester. 




By undertaking the whole PPG Dip, individuals will develop competencies  in strategy creation and on-going implementation, change management and continuous improvement.  Skills in strategic compliance management and the utilisation of data in the ongoing risk mitigation are developed and issues around governance, ethics and stakeholder management are explored.  The importance in cultivating good corporate governance and ethical culture and how it can be implemented is a key aspect of the programme along with the financial management, application of RegTech and Fin Tech and how to be an inspirational compliance leader. 

The purpose of the whole programme is to equip current and future compliance leaders with the requisite skills they need to perform to the optimum, concentrating on bottom-line performance whilst protecting both the reputation and financial performance of the first they represent and the best interests of the consumers.

  • 12 months programme comprising self-study, virtual masterclasses and group tutorial 
  • Access self-study materials via ICA Learning Management System
  • 8 modules to complete
  • Attend 1 x 3 hour virtual masterclass and 1 x 1.5 hour group tutorial per module 

Recommended study hours

  • Self-study: Recommended 80 hours (10 per module)
  • Masterclass and Group Tutorials: 36 hours
  • Reflective Journal: Recommended 24 hours (3 hour per module)
  • Competency Based Interview: 2 hours

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Learners will be assessed using two methodologies. They will be required to write a 12,000 word reflective journal and a live assessment, scheduled for 2 hours, during which they will be asked to articulate examples of how they have dealt with (or would deal with) situations requiring application of the key learning principles, including leadership, judgement, strategic thinking, problem solving and technical knowledge.    

  • Heads of Compliance/Governance/Risk/ Financial Crime 
  • Company Directors/Board Members 
  • Compliance Managers and senior GRC staff 
  • Senior Risk staff 
  • Senior Internal and External Audit staff 
  • Company Secretaries 
  • Accountants 
  • Legal Practitioners 
  • Regulatory Representatives 

Students are eligible if they have an ICA Diploma and 5 years’ experience in a senior compliance role or have completed 8 years’ work experience or more in a senior compliance role.  

Individuals will be required to demonstrate strategic and leadership skills in the work environment. Roles where the individuals have purely been subject to compliance requirements (e.g., Relationship Managers) or roles where they are implementing the strategy of others (e.g., compliance mid-level managers) will not be considered appropriate.  Applicants will be asked to submit their CV as evidence of relevant experience and may be subject to an interview with a member of the ICTA Academic Team.

The ICA is an inclusive provider of education qualifications, please get in touch if you need additional support to undertake a study programme.

We recommend submitting a copy of your updated CV for course eligibility assessment. Please email enquiries@int-comp.org

Upon completion, you will be rewarded:

  • ICA Professional Post Graduate Diploma in in Governance, Risk and Financial Crime Compliance which is awarded by ICA in association with Alliance Manchester Business School, The University of Manchester

The price for this course is USD $10,231

Course fees stated exclude VAT or local tax. 

Interest-free instalment plans for payment are available for those who are looking to self-fund.

We offer a 15% discount if you are located in Low GDP countries

Contact our representative at enquiries@int-comp.org to get the discount code if you are located in South Asia

Students who have completed the ICA Diploma Programmes are eligible for a 5% discount from the course fee before applicable tax.

You will need to be an ICA Member for the duration of your study. A membership fee of USD $110 is applicable if you are currently not a member. 

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Graduates of this course have exclusive access to the new MSc Financial Crime and Compliance in Digital Societies developed by the University of Manchester in association with ICA. This 12-month, blended programme will help you gain the digital edge in financial crime compliance. More information here. or download the brochure here.

Email enquiries@int-comp.org or call +65 6500 0010 for further information. 

Chat with us via WhatsApp @ +65 8660 5808 or Telegram @icaAPAC 

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David Jackman

Author | NED | MD - The Ethical Space

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Jonathan Bowdler

Head of Regulatory Compliance

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Thomas Wan Chee Kien

Course Director (APAC)

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