Why CIS?

Benefits

  • It opens the door of opportunity to all those who aspire to work in the financial services industry, irrespective of their background and previous work experience.
  • It provides a basic qualification with an attractive terminal value for employees working in, or aspiring to work in the financial services industry.
  • It gives holders a cutting edge with prospective employers as the qualification carries the emblem of the Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers, and the Institute‚Äôs reputation and track record.
  • Upon successful completion of the Professional Diploma, candidates can proceed to the CIS professional qualification scheme. They also qualify for exemption from Level 1 of the CIS professional examination.
  • It gives opportunity to build a solid foundation before proceeding to the professional qualification scheme.

This program is also an ideal fit for anyone who wants to pursue a career in Securities and Investment, but needs a more preparation time to hone the skills needed to successfully complete the Professional (ACS) Qualification Scheme.


Structure

In order to become an CIS holder you must complete stage 1 and stage 2 of the CIS examination. In addition to successfully completing both levels of the qualification, you must have at least three (3) years of relevant experience, one of which must be post-qualification. There are two levels to the CIS qualification and there are two examination sittings per year in March and September.


STAGE 1 STAGE 2
MODULE A:
1. Business Communication
2. Elements of Economics
3. Business Law
4. Business Accounting

MODULE B:
1. Business Management
2. Introduction to Business Finance
3. Business Mathematics & Statistics
4. Fundamentals of Financial Marketing
MODULE A:
1. Economics
2. Financial Statement Analysis
3. Quantitative Techniques
4. Corporate Finance

MODULE B:
1. Law, Ethics and Professional Standards
2. Regulations and Practice of Securities & Investment
3. Asset Valuation and Portfolio Management

SYLLABUS

The structure and syllabus are available on the CIS official website: www.cisnigeria.com. For detailed syllabus of each topic, textbooks, articles and relevant materials as specified by the ACIIA, please access the ACIIA website at www.aciia.org.


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