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UEL MSc Finance and Risk programme receives Chartered Banker Institute accreditation

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Students on course will get an industry-recognised postgraduate degree

The University of East London (UEL) has received official accreditation from the Chartered Banker Institute (CBI), joining an exclusive group of six universities.

UEL’s MSc Finance and Risk programme received the accreditation, which recognises the professional standards of the course and its ability to provide the skills and knowledge needed for a career in financial services.

Programme leader Dr Baoying Lai said, “I’m delighted that our MSc Finance and Risk programme has received official accreditation from the CBI.

“We recently redesigned the programme to make the syllabus match that of the CBI, which means students will get an industry-recognised postgraduate degree, preparing them for a career in financial services.”

Simon Thompson (pictured above), Chief Executive of the CBI, said, “The CBI has been delighted to work in partnership with our colleagues at UEL to accredit their MSc Finance and Risk programme, making it one of a select few UK programmes offering this level of recognition.

“This new programme and other similar ones we have accredited are crucial at a time when highly qualified, highly professional chartered bankers are in great demand.

“Banks, regulators and policymakers all want to see banks once again led and managed by individuals with a commitment to supporting customers, colleagues, communities and society as a whole, in an ethical and professional manner – putting a commitment to stewardship once again at the heart of banking.”

The CBI is a member-led organisation representing qualified bankers and those working towards their professional qualifications. It was founded in 1875, and is focused on encouraging high standards of professionalism and conduct among its members.

In 2011, the CBI establishing the Chartered Banker Professional Standards Board (CB:PSB), an initiative supported by eight UK banks and covering 350,000 individuals working in the banking sector.

Students on the UEL course study a range of modules, including investment management, international finance, risk management, and banking ethics, among others.

They also learn to use the ubiquitous Bloomberg financial terminals, which bring together real-time data on financial markets, breaking news, in-depth research and powerful analytics.