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MSc Investment Management Reaffirmed as CFA Program Partner

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

Neither Teaching Qualifications nor Elite Research Valued by Students, Study Finds

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

Tsinghua University Students Visit ICMA Centre for Second Year Running

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

ICMA Centre set for over 80% qualified HEA academics in the New Year

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

Keith Checkley awarded for contributions to financial services sector

ICMA Centre’s Executive Education programme director and trainer Keith Checkley has been designated an Honorary Fellow of the Bahamas Institute of Financial Services in recognition of his significant contribution to the financial services sector.  Keith was presented with the award at the Institute’s 39th annual awards ceremony at Melia Resort, Cable Beach in September this year. The ceremony celebrates thoseContinue reading

Wellington College students try their hands as traders for a day

Year 12 students from Wellington College in Crowthorne visited the ICMA Centre on Wednesday to take part in a stock market competition, in which pupils were pitted against each other in a simulation of a trading floor.  19 students engaged in a competitive and informative session, which gave them an insight into the financial markets industry.  17-year-old Claudia Rule madeContinue reading

EU/UK Scholarships announced for ICMA Centre Masters in Finance Programmes

The ICMA Centre is delighted to announce a series of up to twenty 50% scholarships available to EU applicants for our 2016/17 Finance Masters programmes  The ICMA Centre’s Masters programmes feature in the top world rankings in Finance and are part of the triple-accredited Henley Business School based on University of Reading’s award-winning campus. The Centre delivers a range ofContinue reading

Update: MSc Islamic Finance and Investment Banking moves to Malaysia

From September 2016 the ICMA Centre is hoping to offer MSc International Banking and Islamic Finance degree at our University of Reading Malaysia campus based in EduCity, Nusajaya rather than in the UK.  This will allow students to study for a UK degree from a top 1% university, whilst being based at our state-of-the-art campus in Malaysia. The programme will beContinue reading

ICMA Centre Scores 87% in Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey 2015

The Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey (PTES) is run by the Higher Education Academy (HEA) who are a national body dedicated to improving teaching and learning and enhancing the experience of postgraduate students. The in-depth survey results for 2015 allows us to listen to student feedback on what went well and what can be improved on. This year 100 universities tookContinue reading

ICMA Centre strengthens link with CFA

The ICMA Centre was happy to host Mr Nick Bartlett of the CFA Society of the UK this week. Mr Bartlett (Director of Education in CFA Society, UK) addressed students of the BSc Finance and Investment Banking and discussed the process, benefits and market value of both the CFA and IMC accreditations in connection with the recent evolutions in theContinue reading