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.
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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