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JSE launches e-campus

Published:Monday | April 19, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Jamaica Stock Exchange has launched an e-learning campus that will allow professionals to gain a post-graduate diploma in financial management as part of the exchange thrust to promoting financial literacy and product diversification.

The e-campus, launched April 1, will offer a one-year diploma course through a web-based application, combined with face- to- face interaction.

The programme which will cost just under J$200,000 will be delivered over three modules for which a certificate will be awarded at the end of each module. Among the courses being covered are global financial tools, credit risk management, treasury management, financial planning and wealth management, corporate governance and market risk as well as back office management.

Courses are accredited by the University Council of Jamaica with lecturers including professionals from within the field, among them former JSE vice chairman and president and CEO of PROVEN Management Limited, Christopher Williams.

Other members of the faculty are attorney-at-law Lance Hylton and the JSE'sdeputy general manager Robin Levy.

The e-campus is not the JSE's first foray into the formal education field.

For 15 years, it has partnered with the Jamaican Institute of Management, now a branch of the University of Technology, to offer an entry level securities course.

Through its many workshops, the JSE also provides opportunities for persons in the financial service sector to remain current.

Fees collected through these various initiatives form part of the exchange revenue base which at the end of it financial year ended December 2009 totalled $158.9 million.
A minimum requirement for the post-graduate diploma is a first degree in management studies, finance or other relevant social science degrees.