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New Investment Management Degree

The ICMA Centre, University of Reading, in collaboration with 7city Learning, launches an innovative MSc in Investment Management integrating academic study delivered by leading faculty with preparation for the Chartered Financial Analyst® Level 1 Study Program.

The ICMA Centre, University of Reading, and 7city Learning are pleased to announce the launch of a new MSc in Investment Management. This degree programme prepares students for entry into the fast growing and exciting investment industry. It provides a theoretical knowledge of portfolio management and quantitative finance, together with an applied set of courses looking at industry structure and trends. Students? benefit from professional guest speakers drawn from the heart of the global investment industry in the City of London, only a short distance away.

Integral to the academic course is the parallel study of the Chartered Financial Analyst® program, Level 1. The two programmes reinforce each other, ensuring that graduates acquire both the academic and professional knowledge and qualifications required to succeed in the investment management industry.

It is well known that the Chartered Financial Analyst® Program is amongst the most demanding professional examinations and requires exam-specific preparation to achieve success. To provide this, the ICMA Centre has arranged for the provision of focused CFA Level 1 training and examination preparation with 7city Learning. This will allow students on the MSc in Investment Management the double benefit of the ICMA Centre's degree teaching and 7city's renowned package for the CFA.

?The CFA Level 1 Program is the perfect partner to the MSc in Investment Management," says Jonathan Shaw, 7city's Chief Learning Officer, "and we are delighted to be providing the training to the ICMA Centre students. Our CFA® study program has been fine-tuned over many years and its reputation has traveled internationally - with study programs being run in the UK, across Europe and in the US. We will therefore draw on this experience to ensure the ICMA students feel confident and have had the highest possible level of preparation as they walk into the examination hall."

Tuition for CFA Level 1 consists of a combination of proven learning techniques, virtual classroom technology and maximum study support which ensures that 7 City's CFA® candidates spend their study time wisely and efficiently. This package is heavily subsidised by the ICMA Centre. In addition, all students will be entered into a competition for five scholarships awarded by the CFA Institute (worth $665) towards the cost of the CFA Program. The MSc degree fee will be reduced by the full amount of any scholarship awarded.

For more information, please contact Samantha Heslop, Admissions Officer ( ) at the ICMA Centre

CFA Institute does not endorse, promote, review, or warrant the accuracy of the products or services offered by 7city Learning or verify or endorse the pass rates claimed by 7city Learning. CFA® and Chartered Financial Analyst® are trademarks owned by CFA Institute.

Published 17 June 2006

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