Part of the triple-accredited Henley Business School, the ICMA Centre is the product of the first active collaboration between the securities industry and a university finance department. The Centre has a global reputation for its excellence in undergraduate, postgraduate and executive education, as well as pure and applied research and consultancy.
The practical application of finance theory is one of the ICMA Centre’s key advantages and is why students and financial institutions alike choose the Centre for their education and training needs. This integration of theory with practice is achieved through the use of the Centre’s three state-of-the-art dealing rooms. All equipped by Thomson Reuters, the terminals run the latest industry simulation software such as StockTrak as well as the Centre’s own simulation software platform ICTrader.
In January this year, Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Institute reaffirmed the University of Reading’s status as a CFA Program Partner with the ICMA Centre’s postgraduate degree MSc Investment Management. The CFA Program Partnership is offered to institutions that are “academic leaders and champions of practical, relevant, and thought-provoking investment education programs”. The course’s status as Program Partner demonstrates to studentsContinue reading
A new research study by Professors Adrian Bell & Chris Brooks at the Henley Business School’s ICMA Centre has found that there is no link between any measure of student satisfaction in the National Student Survey (NSS) and the percentage of staff who hold formal teaching qualifications such as membership of the Higher Education Academy (HEA), although the authors notedContinue reading
The ICMA Centre is delighted to welcome PBC School of Finance students from China’s world renowned Tsinghua University, who have travelled to the UK for a two-week programme of trading, learning, and sight-seeing. Tsinghua University is well known as one of the top institutions for Finance higher education in China and has had a long standing relationship with the ICMAContinue reading
The ICMA Centre has seen thirteen of its academics already gain membership of the Higher Education Academy (HEA), and is set for over 80% in total to become members in the New Year. The HEA works with higher education providers and organisations to improve the professional experience of higher education academics through fellowships, accreditation, awards and professional development provision. TheContinue reading