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Featured Resource: Islamic Finance Training Programs & Certifications 2.0

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Sincere thanks to Mansoor Munir Ahmed for compiling this great resource, we present a portion of it but the full listing is here (see reference link)

Intermediate Level - Legal Studies

  1. Diploma in Law - University of London: A distance learning course consisting of four units. It is a qualification in its own right and also provides an entry route to the LLB. Successful completion of the Diploma gains credit for the first four subjects of the LLB degree. A number of British universities recognize the Diploma as an entry qualification for becoming a second-year, campus-based LLB student. This diploma will pave the way in ones career toward Masters in Islamic law. This program can be completed in 1-5 years.
  2. Executive Diploma in Islamic Law (Islamic Banking) - IIUM: This course has a duration of 1 year on a part time basis, and is conducted in English. It is suitable for those with some experience in the Islamic finance industry. Here are some prerequisites:
    - SPM 3 credits with 3 years of working experience, or
    - STPM 2 principles with 2 years of working experience, or
    - Diploma recognized by IIUM with 1 year working experience, or
    - Degree in any discipline recognized by IIUM
    It is being conducted by Harun M. Hashim Law Centre, International Islamic University, Malaysia.
  3. Bachelor of Laws (LLB) and Diploma in Law - University of London: A programme for those who intend to obtain an LLB degree of international standing providing the first step on a career route to doing LLM in Shari’a or Islamic law Applicants who already have an undergraduate degree acceptable to the University may complete the LLB in two years through the nine-unit Graduate Entry Route. This can be completed in 3-8 years (or a minimum of 2 years on the Graduate Entry Route).
  4. 4a. LLB (Honors) - IIU: A 5 year (13 semesters) degree programme, anyone who has accomplished his A/level or F.A (having at leat 50% marks) can apply.

    4b LLB - IIU: A three year (7 semesters) degree programme course. The candidate should have at least Bachelor or equivalent degree from a recognized University, with at least 50% marks (C Grade).

    4c. B.Sc in Islamic Banking & Finance - IIU: This programme {B.Sc (Hons)} is a 4 year program offered to candidates with alternative background such as: a) Candidates holding Higher Secondary Certificate from a Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education in Pakistan or equivalent qualification from recognized institutions within the country or abroad; b) Candidates with at least 45% marks in aggregate are eligible to apply. Preference will be given to candidates having studied Economics/Mathematics/ Statistics. Admissions are offered purely on merit in which the entry tests play important role. Foreign candidates may apply provisionally on the basis of paper qualification
  5. Post Graduate Diploma in Islamic Banking and Insurance - IIBF: The diploma aims to engrave the basic operational and fundamental theories on which the whole banking structure is designed. More details can be found on the website given below, its cost is £1,000 and is a distance learning course benefiting those who intend to carry it out on their own time.
  6. Post Graduate Diploma in Islamic Banking - IIU: Can be achieved by candidates holding BA/B.Sc/BBA/B.Com degree or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution. Admission is granted purely on merit basis through admission test and interview. Preference will be given to nominees of Banks and Financial Institutions. The good thing about this course is that every student will be required to present a workshop on a project prescribed by the faculty, which will be evaluated accordingly. Alternatively the student will be required to join internship with an Islamic financial institution for a period of 6-8 weeks. The performance of the student will be evaluated by a committee of examiners in the faculty on the basis of the report submitted by the head of host institution.
  7. Post Graduate Diploma in Islamic Banking & Finance - The Institute of Islamic Banking & Finance: An exclusive threshold Gateway Programme designed as a Distance Learning Program to offer knowledge resources in a comprehensive and compact manner motivating students to explore further avenues for knowledge. Any Graduate in any discipline from a recognized university with simple ability to understand English language as the entire material is designed in English language. MBA/BCom candidates enjoy convenience of understanding the subject with ease.
  8. Postgraduate Diploma in Islamic Business and Finance (PGDIBF) Program - IBFNet: To qualify for entry to the Postgraduate Diploma in Islamic Business and Finance program, applicants normally must have completed CeIB/CeIIP/CeIIA (All of these courses have been mentioned in this database).
  9. Postgraduate Diploma in Islamic Banking & Finance - Al Huda CIBE: Intended to impart the comprehensive knowledge of Islamic Banking and Islamic Insurance with its true sense and concept in the people who are unrelated to the banking or insurance professions. The purpose of the course is to equip the graduates with the Shari’a principles of Islamic finance to fulfill the global needs of human resources and to produce well equipped professionals with the knowledge of Islamic financial concepts and products.
  10. Chartered Islamic Finance Professional (CIFP) - INCEIF: An online course which claims to equip its participants with extensive knowledge in Wealth Management, Takaful, Islamic Structured Products, Regulation & Supervision and Consultancy. To qualify the participant must have a recognized Bachelor Degree in any field; or a Diploma from a recognized institution with a minimum of 5 years working experience in the related banking or insurance industry.
  11. Graduate Diploma in Islamic Economics and Finance (PGDIEF) - Al Jamia Al Islamiya: A 10 months integrated course on Islamic economics and finance dealing with subjects such as Islamic economics and their measures in Qur'an and Hadith, Accountancy with Computer application (Tally & Peachtree) and Functional Arabic etc.

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