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CISI Renew Masters Accreditation and Partnership

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This week the ICMA Centre and the Chartered Institute of Securities and Investment (CISI) renewed their long-standing partnership.

As part of the new agreement the ICMA Centre is able to offer an enhanced experience to postgraduate students with key perks that help them stand out in the industry.

Eligibility for CISI Diploma module exemption

Students on over half of the ICMA Centre’s flagship Masters in Finance programmes are eligible to register for the CISI Diploma in Capital Markets and are exempt from one out of the three Diploma modules.

The exemption was granted on the basis of a comprehensive mapping and scrutiny process, and demonstrates that curriculum on selected ICMA Centre programmes is close to 100% in line with the syllabus on the CISI Diploma, according to the FCA requirement.

Students are eligible for exemption following successful completion of one of the following programmes:

Renewed CISI Centre of Excellence status

The ICMA Centre has retained its status as CISI Centre of Excellence, which it has now held since 2008 when it was one of the first to receive the title.

Centres of Excellence are a select group of UK universities, recognised by the CISI as offering leadership in academic education on financial markets. Students on a Masters programme recognised by the CISI are eligible for membership to the Institute and enjoy a number of benefits including heavily discounted exam fees, as well as an extensive programme of events in London, enabling them to network with industry professionals.

The CISI is the largest and most widely respected professional body for the securities and investment industry in the UK and in a growing number of financial centres globally. Its primary aim is to promote the highest standards of professionalism amongst our members and the wider financial services industry and we believe professionalism is a blend of three elements – Knowledge, Skills and Behaviour.

Dr George Alexandridis, MSc Programme Area Director at the ICMA Centre said:

It is a great achievement to be a CISI Centre of Excellence and I strongly believe this new agreement is highly beneficial for our MSc students. The exemption awarded and the fact that our programmes’ and the CISI Diploma curriculum map so closely is a testament to our practice-centered approach and we are very glad this is recognised by a leading professional body in the industry”

Professor George Alexandridis

Professor of Corporate Finance
Published 29 November 2016

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