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Top 10 result in Guardian University League Tables 2017

Accounting and Finance at Henley Business School has been ranked 9th in the UK in the Guardian University League Tables 2017, climbing 3 places since last year. The subject area also gained excellent results in elsewhere in the table, with 96% satisfied with their course and 91% satisfied with the teaching. Part of the triple-accredited Henley Business School, the ICMAContinue reading

Henley climbs the league table for Accounting and Finance in Complete University Guide 2017

The Complete University Guide 2017 has announced that Accounting and Finance at Henley Business School has moved up to 14 overall in the UK out of over 100 institutions. The same subject area was ranked in the UK top 10 for graduate prospects and quality of research. Part of the triple-accredited Henley Business School, the ICMA Centre delivers a rangeContinue reading

Dr Ioannis Oikonomou wins Teaching Excellence Award

Dr Ioannis Oikonomou, Associate Professor in Finance at the ICMA Centre, has won the student driven RUSU Teaching Excellence Award for Henley Business School. As part of the annual Reading University Student’s Union (RUSU) Excellence Awards, students at the University of Reading were asked to nominate staff that they believed to have gone above and beyond expectations.  The RUSU websiteContinue reading

Henley Public Lecture: Dr Andreas Hoepner discusses the myth of outperforming “sin firms”

Professor of Finance at the ICMA Centre Dr Andreas Hoepner addressed an audience of Henley Business School students and external visitors at this year’s Henley Business School Public Lecture. The lecture, titled “Investing in sin firms: is vice really nice?”, brought into question a paper published by Hong & Kacperczyk in 2009, which claimed that so called “sin firms” –Continue reading

First-year Finance Student Liberty Godfrey wins Ewan Page Prize

Liberty Godfrey, first-year BSc Finance & Investment Banking student at the ICMA Centre, has been awarded with the University of Reading’s prestigious Ewan Page Prize. The award, named after a previous Vice-Chancellor of the university, recognises three undergraduate part 1 students every year for having received the highest entry A-level grades in their year. The prize of £130 in bookContinue reading

Students take part in the CFA Research Challenge

ICMA Centre students have taken part in the annual CFA Institute Research Challenge, an international competition open exclusively to undergraduate and postgraduate students of official CFA Programme Partner institutions. The competition requires participants to use every bit of their skills in analysis and synthesis, critical thinking, and in-depth knowledge of the market in order to produce an extensive valuation reportContinue reading

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