2015 OPTIMISSA-IEB SCHOLARSHIP
Optimissa awards employees a grant for finance master’s degrees at the IEB
Optimissa has launched its 2015 Scolarship Programme, with grants awarded to fund a master’s degree specialised in finance during the academic year 2015-2016. Once the application period finished, the first members of the staff who have been awarded the scholarship will start their studies in the IEB (Instituto de Estudios Bursátiles) on 16 January.
The postgraduate degrees covered by the programme are the MSc in Portfolio Management, the MSc in Capital Markets and Portfolio Management (online) and the MSc in Options and Futures. All the courses will be taught by the IEB and in those that take place on-site there is a planned stay at the LSE (London School of Economics), which will be run by lecturers who work for this institution and by City professionals.
In order to obtain the scolarship, Optimissa’s candidates have successfully completed the IEB admissions process, consisting of interviews with the Institute’s directors, as well as of a psychotechnical evaluation, an English test and an exam in finance. University transcripts and professional experience have also been taken into account when awarding the grants.
Mohamed El Hallaoui, who will be attending classes for the MSc in Portfolio Management in a few days, notes: “Without a doubt, it is a good opportunity that Optimissa has provided for me. It will allow me to expand my knowledge and to evolve professionally”.
This programme’s goal is to supply Optimissa’s professionals with the specialised knowledge and skills necessary to carry out work of an excellent standard in the field of capital markets. The employees who have been granted the scholarship will also have access in the future to the discounts offered to alumni by the IEB, supporting ongoing training for a successful career and significantly reducing its cost.
“Optimissa is committed to helping the members of its team, regardless of the stage of their careers, to expand their skills and deepen their knowledge of the sector”, explains Eugenia Ponte, Head of HR at Optimissa. “The launch of our scholarships will also allow us to offer our clients professionals who keep up-to-date and are more specialised”.