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ICMA Centre ranked in the top 25 by the Financial Times

The Financial Times' Global Masters in Finance 2011 has ranked the ICMA Centre in the top 25 in the world. The Centre and its flagship MSc International Securities, Investment and Banking programme sits amongst the top finance schools and programmes in the world alongside the likes of Oxford, Saïd and HEC Paris.

The ranking evaluates alumni career progress and satisfaction with the programme, school diversity and international experience at the school.

The mentioned Masters programme prepares students for careers in the financial markets. Graduates go on to join investment banks in trading, sales, research or specialist areas such as complex derivative products while others join brokers and commodity traders.

In addition, many graduates follow other career paths including consultancy, accountancy, operations, IT and higher education and doctoral research.

The MSc International Securities, Investment and Banking programme was the Centre's first Masters programme launched in 1994. The Centre, which has recently celebrated its 20th anniversary, now offers ten Masters in Finance programmes, an undergraduate programme as well as a range of executive educations courses.

The ICMA Centre is ranked 4th in the UK for its placement success which reflects the work of its dedicated Career Development service. In addition, the Centre is ranked 16th for value for money and for International Mobility citing that the Centre is one of best-valued and multicultural institutions in the world.

More promisingly, the Centrehas a high employment rate with 94% of graduates being employed within three months of leaving; this is encouraging news especially on the back of a recession.

The Financial Times has praised the ICMA Centre's practical approach in the past, citing that studying at the ICMA Centre permits ?a spirited participation in the capital markets through a simulation programme that allows students to apply finance theory to specific real world issues.'

This close collaboration between industry and academia characterizes the foundation of the centre's training courses - a first for Europe.'

More details of the rankings are available on the Financial Times website.

Published 30 June 2011
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