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Programme Overview

The Chartered Islamic Finance Professional (CIFP) is a postgraduate Islamic finance qualification aimed at producing high calibre professionals with the knowledge, analytical tools and perspectives in all areas of Islamic finance that will fast track their careers.

Build the foundation in Islamic Finance, by learning the theory to transaction-oriented assignments and project papers.

Part I Papers

Shariah Aspects of Business & Finance.Shariah Rules in Financial Transactions.Islamic Economics. Islamic Capital Market.Wealth Planning & Management.Reporting of Islamic Financial Transactions. Deposit & Financing Operations of Islamic Banks. Islamic Financial Institutions & Markets.

Build the foundation in Islamic Finance, by learning the theory to transaction-oriented assignments and project papers.

Ingrain students with the required skills in handling operational issues and Islamic financial transactions such as structuring corporate financing and issuing.

Part II Papers

Shariah Issues in Islamic Finance.Structuring Financial Requirements.Risk Management of Islamic Financial Institutions.Managing Islamic Financial Institutions.Ethics & Governance.Takaful & Actuarial Practices.

Undergo an articleship programme including meaningful internship at Islamic finance institutions.

Part III: Articleship Programme

The final part is a six-month articleship programme that provides students with practical experience in the Islamic financial services industry.For Malaysia-based study, INCEIF will place students at pre-selected institutions in Malaysia. For international-based study, students may arrange their own articleship.

Applicants are required to have one of the following:

  • Bachelor’s Degree; OR
  • Diploma with five years of relevant working experience

Proficiency in spoken and written English is imperative for active participation during class and group discussions. If English is your second language, you must have one of the following:

  • Test of English as Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a score of 550; OR
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Level 6

Exception from English language competency can be given to those whose medium of study at entry level is English.

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