We form official partnerships with high-ranking universities who meet our ‘Centres of Excellence’ criteria. 

The Centre of Excellence scheme provides a framework for collaboration with higher education institutions that enables appropriate degrees to be formally accredited by the Institute, offering an accelerated pathway to an Institute qualification or to the award of membership status. 

In order to be recognised as a Chartered Banker Centre of Excellence,  a university must: 

  • Have a relevant banking and finance degree accredited by the Institute.

  • Host jointly branded events, providing opportunities to bring together academics and banking professionals to share knowledge and experience, as well as enabling expansion of professional networks.

  • Collaborate on areas of research, which are of interest to the Institute’s membership. 

We also accredit high-ranking university degree programmes – at both bachelor and master levels - offering routes to Chartered Banker status. 

Please see here for more information.

If you would like to discuss our university Centre of Excellence or Accredited Degree schemes in further detail, we would love to hear from you.  Please do not hesitate to contact our Member Engagement Team via webchat (please go to The Institute homepage and click the Support icon at the bottom right of the screen) or email us at [email protected].


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