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ICMA Centre ranked in the world top 25 by the Financial Times

The Centre and its flagship MSc International Securities, Investment and Banking programme (ISIB) sits amongst the top finance schools and programmes in the world for the second year in a row.

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

Of particular note are the high scores related to careers:

  • The Centre has continued its high employment rate with 94% of graduates again finding jobs within three months of graduation, which is encouraging news during a recession
  • We were ranked in the top 10 worldwide (3rd in UK) for career progress of students when judged three years after graduation.

When course costs and graduate salaries were analysed, the ICMA Centre was positioned an impressive 3rd in the UK in the value for money ranking.

The importance we place on diversity is reflected in our position within the top 10 in the world for percentage of:

  • International students
  • Women faculty
  • Women students

The MSc ISIB, launched in 1994, was the Centre’s first Masters programme. The ICMA Centre now offers eight Masters in Finance programmes, an undergraduate programme and a range of executive education courses.

The programme prepares students for careers in the financial markets, with graduates going on to join investment banks in trading, sales, research or specialist areas such as complex derivative products. Others join brokers and commodity traders or follow other career paths including consultancy, accountancy, operations, IT and higher education and doctoral research.

The Financial Times has praised the ICMA Centre’s practical approach in the past, stating 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 is at the heart of the Centre’s approach.

To view the full results of the FT rankings, go to the Financial Times website

Published 18 June 2012
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