ifs School of Finance Launches Masters Degree in Banking
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ifs School of Finance Launches Masters Degree in Banking PR Newswire LONDON, May 31, 2012 LONDON, May 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- City heavyweights join lecturing faculty Leading not-for profit financial educational provider the ifs School of Finance has launched a full-time Masters degree in Banking Practice and Management to be delivered at its City of London campus from September. The new MSc programme is designed for aspiring financial services professionals from around the world and brings together an impressive collection of practitioner lecturers including Professor Moorad Choudhry, Treasurer, Corporate Banking Division at The Royal Bank of Scotland Group and Graham Flower, former Head of Customer Propositions and Marketing at HSBC. The Masters programme will offer its alumni the highly sought-after ifs Chartered Fellowship status which represents the pinnacle of academic and professional achievement in the field of financial services. Only Masters alumni with at least three years' relevant professional experience can hold the coveted Chartered Fellowship designation*. Professor Choudhry said: "It's not often a postgraduate qualification is developed with every aspect of approach and content designed on a bespoke basis, especially in the field of banking and finance. It is a tremendous pleasure and privilege for me to be working with the ifs School of Finance on this splendid new programme.

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ifs School of Finance Launches Masters
Degree in Banking
PR Newswire
LONDON, May 31, 2012
LONDON
,
May 31, 2012
/PRNewswire/ --
City heavyweights join lecturing faculty
Leading not-for profit financial educational provider the
ifs
School of Finance
has launched a full-time Masters degree in Banking Practice and Management
to be delivered at its
City of London
campus from September. The new MSc
programme is designed for aspiring financial services professionals from
around the world and brings together an impressive collection of practitioner
lecturers including Professor Moorad Choudhry, Treasurer, Corporate Banking
Division at The Royal Bank of Scotland Group and Graham Flower, former Head
of Customer Propositions and Marketing at HSBC.
The Masters programme will offer its alumni the highly sought-after
ifs
Chartered Fellowship status which represents the pinnacle of academic and
professional achievement in the field of financial services. Only Masters alumni
with at least three years' relevant professional experience can hold the coveted
Chartered Fellowship designation*.
Professor Choudhry said:
"It's not often a postgraduate qualification is developed with every aspect of
approach and content designed on a bespoke basis, especially in the field of
banking and finance. It is a tremendous pleasure and privilege for me to be
working with the
ifs
School of Finance on this splendid new programme. I am
confident it will ultimately be recognised as amongst the leading MSc finance
courses in the world."
The new MSc follows on from the success of the
ifs
's full-time BSc (Hons)
degree in Banking Practice and Management, launched in
September 2011
,
which has seen UCAS applications more than double for its 2012 student intake.
Martin Day, Vice Principal at the
ifs
said:
"This programme can be seen as the definitive, post-graduate qualification for
Financial Services professionals. We have brought together an impressive
faculty of lecturers who will bring the kind of relevant and specific first-hand
experience and knowledge that talented post-graduate students should expect.
I believe that this quality of teaching, coupled with over 130 years experience in
Financial Services education and our unrivalled links to the industry, makes our
Masters stand out from the pack. It has been designed and implemented by the
current leaders of the financial services industry for the future leaders of the
financial services industry."
The
ifs
School of Finance
is a leading higher education institution which
specialises in professional education and qualifications in financial services. It is
one of only four private not for profit UK higher education providers with taught
degree awarding powers **.
The MSc completes a full suite of financial education provision from the
ifs
School of Finance
from Level 1 to Level 7 (pre-GCSE to Masters), the only
organisation in the UK to do so.
The MSc in Banking Practice and Management starts in September, based at
the
ifs
's City campus at Monument in the
City of London
. 2012 full-time fees
are £10,500 for UK and EU students and £13,700 for International students, a
number of scholarships are available.
* Once Chartered Fellow status has been awarded, it must be maintained
through an annual CPD programme.
** There are five private HE providers in the UK in total, 4 not-profit, 1 for profit.
Notes to editors:
About the
ifs School of Finance
:
The
ifs
School of Finance
is a registered educational charity incorporated by
Royal Charter. It has a remit to provide the financial services industry with a
skilled, effective and competent workforce whilst also promoting a better
understanding of finance amongst consumers.
The
ifs
is the only educational body with a specific focus on finance that has
the power to award its own degrees. Its formal qualifications range from GCSE
and A Level equivalents for the 14-19 age group, to Degree and Masters
programmes for financial professionals. The
ifs
also offers professional
development, competence maintenance and executive education programmes
through its alumni membership services.
Please ensure the letters "
ifs
" appear only in lower case to avoid confusion with
the Institute for Fiscal Studies (often referred to as the "IFS") with whom we
have no association.
For further information, please contact Matt Beasley on +44(0)20-7444-7103,
e-mail mbeasley@ifslearning.ac.uk or visit
http://www.ifslearning.ac.uk/fulltimemsc