Centres of excellence
Graduates account for around 36 percent of the workforce in Scotland’s financial services industry, this is over ten percent higher than the average for all sectors in Scotland.
Scottish Financial Risk Academy at Heriot Watt University
The UK’s first financial risk academy focusing on quantitative risk management, an area that came under intense scrutiny during the global financial crisis.
The Scottish Financial Risk Academy provides a link between the academic sector and industry. Partners include the Maxwell Institute for Mathematical Studies, Aberdeen Asset Management and Lloyds Banking Group.
Caledonian Business School
One of the UK’s largest business schools, the Caledonian Business School is a Chartered Institute for Securities and Investments (CISI) Centre of Excellence.
21 percent of all business students in Scotland benefit from the Caledonian Business School’s professional focus and excellent reputation for research.
Investment Accounting Diploma
The Investment Accounting Diploma was developed by Scottish Investment Operations and backed by the Chartered Institute of Bankers Scotland and the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland.
The diploma bridges a skills gap in qualifications for new and experienced fund and investment accountants in four areas:
- Financial Accounting
- Fund Accounting
- Technical Accounting