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30% Club Executive Education Scholarships Announced

Two scholarships available for IOB programmes

The 30% Club Ireland has launched its 2024 Executive Education scholarship programme. IOB is proud to be involved with the 30% Club, working to enable women leaders. This year, two scholarships are available to women working in financial services for the following IOB programmes:

CIFD Programme

The CIFD Programme is designed for all investment fund directors, or those with extensive asset management or funds experience who aspire to become investment fund directors. It would also be a valuable programme for those operating in director/senior management positions within both fund promoter and service provider organisations, those responsible for the regulation of investment funds and institutional investor personnel responsible for the oversight of investment fund governance frameworks within their portfolio of investment funds.

Level 9 Programmes 

IOB is offering the successful applicant the option to choose one of their level 9 programmes: 

  • Professional Certificate in Asset Management 

  • Professional Certificate in Retirement Planning 

  • Professional Certificate for Designated Persons in a Fund Management Company 

  • Professional Diploma in Applied Alternative Investments 

  • Professional Certificate in Financial Crime Prevention 

  • MSc in Compliance 

  • Professional Diploma in Advanced Operational Risk Management in Financial Services 

  • Professional Diploma in Leading Cultural Change and Ethical Behaviour in Financial Services 

  • Professional Diploma in Data and Analytics in Financial Services 

  • Professional Diploma in Digital Transformation in Financial Services 

  • Graduate Diploma in Financial Planning 

  • Professional Diploma in Strategic Management in Financial Services 

  • Professional Diploma in Banking

“Diversity on Fund Boards is important and to achieve this there needs to be a pipeline of female professionals, with the appropriate skill set, ready for consideration when positions become available. Having obtained the CIFD designation has put me in a position to be considered, and I would not have achieved this without the support of the 30% Club Scholarship.”

- Past scholarship recipient

For more information on applying for a scholarship with IOB through this initiative, please contact Kate Walsh, Relationship Manager, Executive Education at [email protected]. The closing date for applications is 28 June, 2024.

For further information on the scholarship programme and to view the full range of scholarships available, download the programme brochure.