The CISI and Universities



If you are looking to study a finance related degree, which is likely to give you the very best chance of getting a job in the industry, then you should consider choosing a university which has a CISI programme in place. We accredit a range of leading universities to offer training for CISI qualifications and also offer exemptions to students on selected finance based degree programmes. This enables students to earn a valuable professional qualification alongside their degree which can help distinguish them in the competitive graduate market.

Gaining a CISI professional qualifications alongside your degree will;
  • Improve your employment prospects
  • Enable you to demonstrate your finance expertise
  • Allow you to become professionally qualified in a shorter period of time
  • Provide you with better value for money

View CISI accredited university programmes


Centres of Excellence

We also recognise the synergy between some university offerings and the CISI’s higher level postgraduate qualifications. A select group of universities have been identified as Centres of Excellence for their Postgraduate programmes. Students’ studying elected Masters programmes at these centres will receive full exemption against the prestigious CISI Diploma or Specialised Diplomas. This enables them to add value to their MSc studies and will give them a major advantage when searching for employment in the financial services industry.

View CISI Centres of Excellence


More information

Please contact our Education Development team:

  educationdevelopment@cisi.org
  +44 20 7645 0714