The university is the first Partner University to offer CISI qualifications alongside a global online e-learning course.
The programme offers students a chance to study for a CISI professional qualification, before finishing their degree.
The university will provide sponsorship for students to study for the CISI Level 3 Introduction to Investment or the equivalent International version.
The University online courses accredited to offer the qualification are:
- BA (Hons) Management Accounting (top up)
- BA (Hons) Accounting & Finance (top up)
- MSc Finance
CISI student membership is also part of the package for graduates who will be able to access the CISI’s CPD platform featuring 120 professional development e-learning modules.
Kevin Moore, Chartered FCSI and CISI global business development director said: “This is our very first online global learning partnership and we are delighted that we have teamed up with the University of Derby for this.
“We are unified in our commitment to enhancing employability, by equipping the next generation of talented graduates for work in the ever evolving, fast paced world of financial services”
Matt Bromley, academic manager (Professional Executive programmes) of University of University of Derby Online Learning, said: “We are very pleased to be working with CISI on this partnership, to ensure that our graduates have the opportunity to gain professional status in the fields of finance, accounting and banking.”
The CISI awards qualifications to professionals working in securities, investment, wealth and Financial Planning. It has a global membership of 45,000 members in 104 countries.