A new partnership between IÉSEG School of Management (based in Lille and Paris) and the global professional body Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI) will offer students a competitive edge in the financial services graduate recruitment market.
CISI is the leading professional body for securities, investment, wealth and financial planning professionals and has a global membership of circa 45,000 members in 104 countries.
Last year more than 40,000 CISI exams were sat in 80 countries, 15,000 taken outside the UK.
The IÉSEG School of Management, a member of Lille Catholic University, CISI Partner University status is unique in France. The IÉSEG-CISI programme offers students the opportunity to study for and sit key CISI professional qualifications, before finishing their degrees. This will offer these IÉSEG students the opportunity to further reinforce their professional skills, ensuring that they stand out from the crowd in a competitive recruitment market place.
Following a bespoke selection process, successful students on the School’s MSc in Investment Banking and Capital Markets programme, will be sponsored to sit, at a discounted fee, the CISI Level 3 International Introduction to Securities and Investment professional qualification.
CISI annual membership is also part of this deal for graduates who will be able to access CISI’s continuing professional development (CPD) platform featuring 120 professional development e-learning modules.
Kevin Moore, Chartered FCSI and CISI Global Business Development Director said: “Our partnership with IÉSEG School of Management is exactly the support the students need to gain a competitive edge for their careers in our exciting global financial services profession.
“We are unified in our commitment to enhancing employability, to equip the next generation of talented graduates for work in the ever evolving, fast paced world of financial services”
Dr Renaud Beaupain, Director of the IÉSEG MSc programme (left) explains: “Our programme explores how capital markets function, what drives the value of their securities and how recent regulations are changing the way they operate. Our new partnership with the CISI will help our students sharpen their technical skills and demonstrate excellent knowledge of financial instruments. By gaining the level 3 professional qualification, it will further allow them to contribute to the ever-growing CISI member community around the world.”