With users from 43 countries and over 100 banks and universities, in 2011 Ethica became the default choice for accredited training and certification in Islamic finance. In a tight job market, more bankers and students now choose Ethica to boost their credentials than any other Islamic finance program in the world. That’s the latest finding as 2011 enrollment figures roll in and catapult the Dubai-based institute ahead of older institutions like INCEIF, CIMA, BIBF, and IIBI.
Experts say that what probably sets Ethica apart is that their 4-month Certified Islamic Finance Executive(CIFE) certification is the only 100% AAOIFI-compliant, 100% online Islamic finance program in the market today. AAOIFI stands for the Accounting and Auditing Organization for Islamic Financial Institutions, the leading Islamic finance standard in the world and the de facto standard for over 90% of the world’s jurisdictions. Ethica’s certifications are approved by some of the industry’s top Islamic finance scholars, including Shaykh Yusuf Talal DeLorenzo, one of AAOIFI’s Shariah Board members, and Mufti Zubair Usmani, Shariah advisor on the boards of several institutions. (Press Release)