Why choose the ICMA Centre?
If your goal is to complete a finance course at a school with excellent facilities, industry experts and a welcoming atmosphere, the ICMA Centre should fit the bill.
We’re part of Henley Business School, one of an elite group of business schools in the world to hold triple-accredited status from the leading UK, European and US accrediting bodies (AMBA, EQUIS and AACSB). In 2023, we were ranked number 7 in the UK for its Masters in Finance programme (Financial Times Masters in Finance Ranking).
When you study at the ICMA Centre, you will gain a clear understanding of how businesses and markets function in practice. Your learning will be supported by trading and financial analysis simulations, the latest financial data and programming software and three dealing rooms: one of the largest facilities of its kind in the world.
Our sole intention is to give you a solid grounding for a successful career in the financial industry. Through our unique practice-centred approach, we aim to set you apart from graduates of other finance programmes. You’ll also have full support from our in-house career development team to help you take those important next steps into the world of finance.
Plus, our facilities remain open during the evening for personal use and you can also book space for private study.
When you study at the ICMA Centre, you’ll be in close proximity to the world’s top financial centre (Reading is just 25 minutes from London Paddington). Several leading professional bodies validate our programmes and offer exam exemptions to our students, including the CFA, CISI, GARP and ICS.
The ICMA Centre regularly attracts some of the brightest undergraduate students in the world. Could you be one of them? Explore our 13 degree programmes and plan your future.
PhD in Finance
Our PhD in Finance ranks in the UK top 10 for internationally excellent and world-leading research. Benefit from a dedicated study area and access to key finance databases.