SII Centres of Excellence is a group of universities selected by the SII as offering leadership in academic education, focused on financial markets.
Included in the group is the Imperial College University of London, Cass Business School, Xfi Centre at Exeter University and Edinburgh University.
The Centre of Excellence designation means that Glasgow Caledonian University graduates who complete the MSc in financial services, risk and operations programme will also be eligible for the award of the SII diploma in investment operations without having to take additional exams.
Students will also be eligible to compete for the SII’s annual Stephen Cooke Award and other SII scholarships.
The aim of the designation is to help as many Glasgow Caledonian University students as possible to achieve SII recognition by combining academic studies with professional qualifications.
GCU head of accounting, finance and risk Professor Zeljko Sevic says: “I am delighted that Glasgow Caledonian University, with its long record of academic and professional excellence, will be able to collaborate further with the SII. This designation will offer Glasgow Caledonian University graduates a significant head start when progressing their financial services careers.
“We offer a strong portfolio of programmes that are highly regarded by the financial services industry and this designation will further enhance the employment prospects of our graduates.”