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Islamic Finance Qualifications

CIMA leads in Islamic finance through a suite of award-winning self-study qualifications that meet market demands and requirements.

  • Why Islamic Finance?

    Islamic banking is seen as an alternative to traditional finance. With the Islamic banking market valued at over USD1.1 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. At least 50,000 professionals are needed within the industry over the next seven years.

  • Ethical Finance

    Islamic finance, with its emphasis on ethical finance, is suitable for both Muslims and non Muslims. A career in Islamic finance requires unique management skills and knowledge. Professionals in this field must ensure that all financial activities are carried out in accordance with Shari'ah principles, and the standards, guidelines and best practices established by governing bodies.

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  • Suite of qualifications

    CIMA's Islamic finance qualification structure reflects the evolving requirements in business. 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 for our outstanding contribution towards the training and education of professionals in the field of Islamic finance.

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Where should I start my studies?

Certificates in Islamic Finance

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 and 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 Islamic Banking & Takaful
  • Certificate in Islamic Capital Markets & Instruments
  • Certificate in Accounting for Islamic Financial Institutions

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Diploma in Islamic Finance

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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Advanced Diploma in Islamic Finance

The Advanced Diploma in Islamic Finance are for those with a thorough knowledge and understanding of the wider field of Islamic finance, but who are looking to broaden their understanding of the strategies which underpin success in the industry and develop skills in applying their knowledge to the development of products and services. 

The Advanced Diploma in Islamic Finance qualification will explain the various strategies currently adopted and expand their skills in applying principles and their level of innovativeness in generating new Islamic finance products.

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Award-winning qualifications

Global Islamic Finance Awards            

CIMA's Islamic Finance qualifications have won awards to recognise their world-leading status in the industry:

  • 'Best training institution' at the 2015 Islamic Business & Finance Awards for our outstanding contribution towards the training and education of professionals in the field of Islamic finance.
  • 'Best Islamic finance education provider 2013' from the Global Islamic Finance Awards (GIFA) committee.

Study Method

The qualifications in Islamic finance are all self study, distance learning qualifications which allow you to progress at your own pace.

Taught options are available through CIMA’s approved partners. Enrolment is directly through CIMA, or through one of our approved partners.

Who should enrol?   

Professionals from finance, accountancy and law, to those in manufacturing, fossil fuel extraction and almost any other industry or sectors seeking to trade or who seek finance for future investment in a Shari’ah compliant manner need to improve their skills and credentials.

Who will benefit?

A wide variety of professionals can benefit from these qualifications, including: 

  • those currently working in Islamic finance who want to hone their skills and broaden their knowledge
  • anyone wishing to enter the financial services sector and specialise in this dynamic subject area
  • legal and accounting professionals who advise on Islamic issues
  • companies seeking to trade or raise finance in a Shari’ah compliant manner
  • anyone with a general interest in Islamic finance.

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Click here to find out many of the frequently asked questions about our Islamic Finance qualifications.

Resources

Please see our range of Islamic Finance resources, including articles and free audiocasts.

Resources

Costs and enrolments

  • Certificates in Islamic Finance

    Certificates in Islamic Finance

    Each certificate costs £275 and includes a comprehensive study guide, two exam attempts and online support materials.

  • Diploma in Islamic Finance

    Diploma in Islamic Finance

    The diploma in Islamic finance package costs £990 and includes four comprehensive study guides, two exam attempts for each module and online support materials.

  • Advanced Diploma in Islamic Finance

    Advanced Diploma in Islamic Finance

    The advanced diploma in Islamic finance qualification costs £1000 and includes a comprehensive study guide, two exam attempts and online support materials.