INCEIF The Global University of Islamic Finance


Established by Bank Negara Malaysia to develop talent for the global Islamic finance industry, INCEIF – the Global University of Islamic Finance – is on its way to becoming a respected leader in Islamic finance. Nearly a decade after its inauguration, INCEIF is consistently producing graduates in Islamic finance studies, the majority of who have found employment in regulatory bodies, academic and financial institutions all over the world.

Business first

Fuelled by an increasing appetite for Shariah-compliant products from increasingly sophisticated consumers and investors, the Islamic finance services industry is experiencing growth which can only be sustained through innovations delivered by a new generation of innovative business thinkers. INCEIF students graduate with a global outlook, well-versed in modern corporate finance and Shariah principles, and ready to compete in a technology-driven age of global finance.

INCEIF’s Masters in Islamic Finance Practice course modules cover a wide range of critical topics ranging from wealth management, banking and investment to financial services, ethics and governance. The programme will provide students with a comprehensive and practical understanding of Islamic economics, finance and Shariah as well as the environment in which Islamic finance players operate within.

The MSc in Islamic Finance offers in-depth education in the key areas of Islamic economics, finance and Shariah from both the theoretical and applied aspects. The course modules enable students to have a comprehensive understanding of the economic, financial and legal environment in which providers of Islamic financial services operate. The programme is designed to produce professionals equipped with expertise in both conventional finance and Shariah.

The INCEIF Doctoral programme has been developed to produce scholars of international standing, with a PhD programme structured to enable students to acquire the technical and intellectual ability needed to pursue research across a broad range of areas in Islamic finance.

An impressive faculty

INCEIF counts some of the best brains in Islamic finance among its faculty. Faculty members include Prof. Abbas Mirakhor, former Executive Director at IMF who is currently First Holder, INCEIF Islamic Finance Chair; Prof. Rodney Wilson, one of the pioneers in the Islamic Finance academia; and Prof. Datuk Rifaat Ahmed Abdel Karim, first secretary-general of both Islamic Financial Services Board (IFSB) and Accounting and Auditing Organisation for Islamic Financial Institutions, and currently CEO of International Islamic Liquidity Management.

In addition to creating academic programmes, INCEIF has also collaborated with international institutions such as The World Bank, IFSB and the Islamic Development Bank to offer executive programmes and research in Islamic Finance targeted at international audiences including in Japan, Turkey, Luxembourg, Ireland and Senegal.

A supportive international campus

The international appeal of INCEIF programmes has attracted students of all ages, faiths and socio-economic backgrounds from over 80 countries, creating a diverse campus community.

The INCEIF Knowledge Management Centre (KMC) is the most comprehensive of its kind on Islamic Finance. The KMC provides learning resources and services in both physical and digital formats to support the teaching and research programmes of the University as well as the global Islamic finance industry, with resources on both Islamic and conventional finance as well as economics, banking, history and related subjects.

The INCEIF campus is 15 minutes away from the city centre of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; one of the most vibrant Islamic financial markets in the world and one of Asia’s most livable cities. The campus grounds house a trio of three-storey-high main buildings and features impressive facilities including a large-capacity auditorium, classrooms, a three-metre-deep swimming pool and separate gyms for men and women.

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Programme for Professional Certificate in Islamic Finance (PCIF)

Campus or Online Full time Part time 14 weeks January 2018 Malaysia Kuala Lumpur + 1 more

The Islamic Finance Professional Certificate (IFPC) programme is developed to cater for industry professionals who wish to gain knowledge in certain areas of practice, in concise yet thorough curriculums. [+]

Overview Professional Certificate in Islamic Finance (PCIF) programme is developed to cater for industry professionals who wish to gain knowledge in certain areas of practice, in concise yet thorough curriculums. You will have the opportunity to choose from one of the four specialisations offered by our PCIF programme, which are Islamic Capital Market, Shariah for Islamic Finance, Islamic Banking and Islamic Wealth Management. Programme Structure Designed for the busy professionals, this programme is offered on online mode where all learning activities are done through INCEIF Learning Management system. You will only need to complete 3 courses within 14 weeks of semester offered in January – May or September – December. You will be evaluated based on coursework and final examination marks. Online Study Throughout your study, you will be assisted with : 3 times Webinar (e-tutorial) sessions of 1½ hours each Optional in-campus Face to Face Tutorial (12 hours) or Intensive Review Course (8 hours) Online learning materials which are available in our Learning Management System and accessible anywhere and anytime, thus giving you 24/7 study opportunities that fit your lifestyle Flexible learning time - Our unique distance-learning method and innovative use of technology will enable you to study at home or on the move. Entry Requirements A recognised Bachelor Degree in Muamalat, Islamic Finance or Finance or its equivalent with minimum CGPA of 2.5; or Diploma/STPM/Matriculation/A-Levels certification (or the equivalent qualifications) with minimum 5 years relevant working experience; must be aged over 35 years old on the 1st January... [-]




INCEIF - The Global University Of Islamic Finance

Address Lorong Universiti A ,
59100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Phone +60 3-7651 4000