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ICMA Centre executive education contributes to Henley Business School Financial Times Rankings


Henley Business School’s position as a world-ranked provider of executive education has been confirmed by the results of the Financial Times Executive Education Ranking published 10 May 2010. This is the first year that the ICMA Centre has contributed to the Business School’s entry.

Henley Business School’s standing as a world class education establishment has again been confirmed by the results of the latest Financial Times Executive Education Ranking which were published on 10 May 2010. Ranking 33rd worldwide in a composite listing for open and custom executive education programmes. The overall results of this survey reflect the efforts and success of Henley Business School following the merger in 2008. The result highlights the way the School of Management’s business and leadership programmes are now complemented and strengthened by the ICMA Centre’s finance executive education programmes.

John Board, director of the ICMA Centre commented: “The merger with Henley has enabled us to work together on new and innovative executive programmes by combining the expertise of the schools within the faculty.”

The main strength of the combined organization is the international focus which it has been able to maintain with its international clients, international participants and international delivery - across Europe, Sub Saharan Africa, the Middle East and South East Asia. The ICMA Centre has long offered a comprehensive range of custom programmes for international institutions such as the Bank of China, KSDA (Korean Securities Dealers Association) and the Qatar Stock Exchange. Henley is now ranked 15th in the world for the breadth and depth of its international clients within its custom programmes.

The ICMA centre provides financial degree courses in addition to specialised Islamic finance courses.

Henley Business School dean, Chris Bones commented: “It is always a satisfaction to know that the results of the rankings reflect our efforts and the success of the merger in supporting this achievement. This spurs us on to improve on those areas, which will continue to transform us as a leading international business school.”

The full results for the FT Executive Education Rankings 2010 can be found on the website.

About the ICMA Centre:
The ICMA Centre at Henley Business School, University of Reading is unique and has an international reputation for undergraduate, postgraduate and executive education for the financial markets. Established in 1991 with funding provided by the International Capital Market Association (ICMA) in Zurich, the Centre’s state-of-the-art facilities are among the best in Europe. Housed in its own award winning building the Centre contains the largest simulated dealing facilities in Europe as well as outstanding teaching and research space.

PR Contact:
Lucy Hogg
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ICMA Centre
Henley Business School
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