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Islamic Finance Qualifications

Uncover a world of possibilities in a trillion-dollar industry with the award-winning CIMA Islamic Finance Qualifications.

  • What is Islamic Finance?

    Islamic banking is seen as an alternative to traditional finance and a growing sector of the global finance market which is bringing new opportunities. With the Islamic banking market valued at over USD1.66 trillion, combined with the estimated growth rate of up to 20% year on year, the need for human capital to bring Islamic finance to the level at which it deserves and meet its markets demands is higher than ever. Islamic finance, with its emphasis on ethical finance, is suitable for both Muslims and non Muslims.

  • Why CIMA Islamic Finance Qualifications?

    A career in Islamic finance requires unique management skills and knowledge. The CIMA Islamic finance qualifications will give you a thorough understanding of the principles that underpin Islamic finance. Our Islamic finance qualifications have won awards to recognise their world-leading status in the industry including 'Best training institution' at the 2015 Islamic Business & Finance Awards.

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  • Which qualification is right for you?

    CIMA's Islamic finance qualifications structure reflects the evolving requirements in business. Comprising of the Certificates in Islamic finance and the Diploma in Islamic finance. Whether you are completely new to this area of finance or have prior experience, uncover all the possibilities with our suite of Islamic finance qualifications.

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The qualifications

These qualifications will be valuable for newcomers and professionals operating in a range of industries.

They are designed to give two significant market advantages:

  • the professional recognition of a CIMA international qualification
  • demonstrable expertise in the complex, fast growing world of Islamic finance.

There are four certificates to choose from:

  • certificate in Islamic commercial law
  • certificate in banking and takaful
  • certificate in Islamic capital markets and Instruments
  • certificate in accounting for Islamic financial Institutions.

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The Diploma in Islamic Finance are for those with a good knowledge of one or more of the key areas of Islamic finance but who require or benefit from a broader knowledge.

The Diploma in Islamic Finance qualification will increase your confidence when dealing with Islamic financial institutions or when coming to grips with the products and services offered by this sector.

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  • Certificates in Islamic Finance

    Certificates in Islamic Finance

    Each certificate includes 1 year access to our online learning portal, unlimited exam attempts and online support materials.

  • Diploma in Islamic Finance

    Diploma in Islamic Finance

    The Diploma in Islamic Finance package includes 1 year access to our online learning portal, unlimited exam attempts and online support materials.

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    Register for more information

    Not ready to apply for the qualification yet? If you are interested in getting more information about the CIMA Islamic Finance Qualifications and would like one of our advisors to contact you via email or phone, please fill in your details and we'll be in touch.

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The CIMA Diploma in Islamic Finance gave me an in depth knowledge of Islamic Finance business models, which has helped me to offer better value to my clients.

CIMA Islamic Finance student, 2016