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ICSA offers Cass students new Charity Management diploma

The qualification is open to students on Cass's charity Masters programmes

Graduates of Cass's charity Masters courses will now also receive a Diploma in Charity Management from the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA).

Cass has joined up with the ICSA, one of the UK's oldest chartered membership bodies, to award the new diploma to students who successfully complete one of Cass's five charity Masters programmes.

Cass Dean Professor Steven Haberman, Professor Paul Palmer, Cass Professor of Voluntary Sector Management joined Simon Osborne, Chief Executive of ICSA to sign the agreement last week.

Professors Steven Haberman and Paul Palmer

Under the terms of the new agreement, charity Masters students can apply for the qualification on completion of the following modules:

* Strategy, Diversity and Governance;
* Voluntary Sector Policy;
* Resource Management, and
* Marketing and Fundraising.

Past charity courses students who have now graduated are also eligible for the ICSA Diploma.

The diploma grants students professional recognition from ICSA, a membership body for governance and compliance professionals. Applicants will also benefit from affiliate membership to the organisation, access to member-only resources and support, plus discounts on ICSA books, conferences and training courses.

Additionally, candidates become part of ICSA's wide-ranging professional community that includes many professionals working in the not-for-profit sector. The cost of the diploma is £350.

Speaking at the event, Professor Palmer commented: "This further endorses our reputation as a university for business and the professions. Cass offers one of the widest portfolios of specialist Masters programmes in Europe. It also has the largest faculties of Finance and Actuarial Science and Insurance in the region. We look forward to working closely with one of the oldest chartered membership bodies to continue improving the quality of management in the charity sector."


Simon Osborne added: "We are delighted to be signing this recognition agreement with such a distinguished academic institution as Cass. We are fully committed to supporting our members working in the not-for-profit sector and this new diploma, recognising professional competence in charity governance and management, reinforces our offer."

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