The project has successfully incorporated industry “best practice” portfolio management platforms into the Masters of Applied Finance’s first core unit’s curriculum. MSCI grant access (via web browser interface) for our students to have access to MSCI’s impressive portfolio construction platform. This enables our students to achieve firsthand experience in carrying out practical industry tasks – in addition to facilitating a deeper understanding of the links between finance theory and practical applications. The grant provided the necessary budget for a Research Assistant to support the Unit Coordinator in building the necessary teaching and assessment tools. MSCI provided ongoing access to their staff to support the creation of these materials.