Diploma in IR Syllabus

The Diploma will examine candidates on the following topics:

Module 1: Principles of IR

  • Ethics, including managing conflicts of interest
  • Accounting, finance and valuation
  • Principles of best practice communications & stakeholder engagement
  • Regulation & corporate reporting 
  • Company law for listed companies
  • Corporate governance for IR
  • Financial & capital markets
  • Selected options topics


Module 2: IR in practice

  • Practical application of the topics shown above, plus:
  • Digital & offline communication channels
  • Developing & communicating a company's investment case
  • Crisis & reputation management
  • Understanding the SRI community
  • Consensus management
  • IR, management & the board
  • IR engagement with stakeholders; investor targeting
  • The sophisticated IR toolkit & calendar
  • Developing, owning and implementing your IR strategy
  • Building a complementary IR team
  • Building leadership credibility
  • Activism & the changing profile of investors
  • Measuring the value of IR
  • Selected options topics


Optional topics

  • Company Secretarial
  • ESG
  • Introduction to Macroeconomics
  • Leadership and Management
  • New media and technology
  • Private and public capital markets
  • PR and Corporate Affairs
  • Treasury and Debt IR
  • Risk management and derivatives
  • Strategy and Corporate Finance

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