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Part of the triple-accredited Henley Business School, the ICMA Centre is the product of the first active collaboration between the securities industry and a university finance department. The ICMA Centre was founded in 1991 through a unique alliance between the University of Reading and the International Capital Market Association (formally International Securities Market Association).
The Centre has a global reputation for its excellence in undergraduate, postgraduate and executive education, as well as professional and policy development research and consultancy.
The practical application of finance theory is one of the ICMA Centre’s key advantages and is why students and financial institutions alike choose the Centre for their education and training needs. This integration of theory with practice is achieved through the use of the Centre’s three state-of-the-art dealing rooms. All equipped by Thomson Reuters, the terminals run the latest industry simulation software as well as the Centre’s own simulation software platform, ICTrader.
There are a number of reasons we continue to go from strength to strength:
• The integration of applied finance theory and industry specific education
• Innovative teaching by world renowned academics and industry practitioners
• Strong links with banks, trade bodies and other financial institutions
• The largest and best equipped dealing rooms in any European business school
• Excellent employment rate facilitated by our dedicated Career Development service.
Our location at the University of Reading, only 25 minutes by train to the heart of the city of London, provides our students with the advantage of access to all of the facilities, experiences and amenities open to the students of the University and Henley Business School.
The 320-acre Whiteknights campus in Reading provides a wonderful environment conducive for learning.
Partnerships and Accreditation
The ICMA Centre is in partnership with a variety of organisations to ensure all programmes are up-to-date and organisations are in line to offer students great opportunities.
Henley Business School – Triple Accredited Business School
Henley is one of only 53 global business schools to hold triple-accredited status from the UK, European and US awarding bodies, placing us among the top 1% of business schools worldwide.
• Association of MBAs
• European Foundation for Management Development
• Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
Henley is also ranked among Europe’s top business schools by the Financial Times European Business School ranking.
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This programme provides a masters-level education with particular focus on Behavioural Finance, an interdisciplinary field which integrates psychology and financial economics. Read more
In this programme, skills are developed through creating a broader understanding of financial firm risk-taking, accountability, governance. Read more
This highly specialised degree is designed to provide a practical understanding of a wide range of corporate finance services and corporate transactions. Read more
The MSc Finance programme at the ICMA Centre has been specially designed with the support of industry practitioners. Through a unique combination of interactive, technically advanced teaching and hands-on training, our graduates are prepared for a career in finance. Read more
This Masters programme will prepare you for a career in the rapidly expanding FinTech sector. Read more
The need to develop more effective pricing and hedging models for complex financial products is more important than ever following the most recent global financial crisis. Read more
The financial system has undergone major restructuring in preparation for the new regulatory frameworks, affecting existing roles and creating different skillset requirements within risk management divisions of financial institutions. Read more
The MSc in International Shipping and Finance is a truly unique programme through which we aim to produce tomorrow’s leaders in the maritime shipping and wider transportation sectors. Read more
During the course you will develop expertise in a range of specialised areas such as trading strategies, portfolio and fund management, alternative investments, ethics in investment management and risk management, among others. Read more