Philosophy & Brand

INCEIF’s Philosophy

INCEIF was set up in 2005 by Bank Negara Malaysia (the Central Bank of Malaysia). It is one of many initiatives undertaken by Malaysia to develop and nurture talents and experts under the MIFC (Malaysia International Islamic Finance Centre).

The Chairman of INCEIF is the Governor of Bank Negara Malaysia, Tan Sri Muhammad bin Ibrahim. INCEIF is governed by a Governing Council which is chaired by a Director and comprises representatives from the financial industry, regulators and members of international repute. The Senate, i.e. the Professional Development Panel is also chaired by a Director and comprises of CEOs from Islamic banks and Takaful companies, regulators and representatives from the financial industry.

INCEIF offers three postgraduate programmes in Islamic finance, namely Masters in Islamic Finance Practice (MIFP), Master of Science in Islamic Finance (MSc) and PhD in Islamic Finance.

To complement its mission to produce world-class talent for the global Islamic finance industry, INCEIF, as a knowledge leader in Islamic finance, offers industry-focussed executive education that includes customised executive programmes. INCEIF’s research unit carries out academic and commercial research which provides trend analysis, economic growth indicators and specific cross border business strategy.

INCEIF’ Vision

  • To be the knowledge leader in Islamic finance

INCEIF’s Key Result Areas (KRA) & Mission

Key Result Areas (KRA)Mission
Academic Excellence

To ensure INCEIF contributes to the creation and management of knowledge in Islamic Finance by providing excellence in teaching, research and thought leadership.


To create and maintain a reputation of INCEIF as the leading knowledge authority on Islamic Finance and the institution of choice for all our Stakeholders.


Financial Sustainability

To ensure resources of INCEIF are developed and managed in an effective manner.

INCEIF’s Brand

inceif brand web bannerSince the launch of the INCEIF brand in 2006 its breadth and stature have grown steadily.  On a daily basis there is an ever increasing number of staff, students and industry practitioners who interact with the brand.

INCEIF is the acronym for International Centre for Education in Islamic Finance. INCEIF should be referred to by its acronym. The logo is often displayed with the tagline, The Global University of Islamic Finance.

Corporate Identity:

The blue represents the ‘ocean of knowledge’ that can be found within the university. It is also a colour closely associated with trust which is an important element in Islamic finance. The green ‘I’ represents Islam.

The corporate identity is represented through the two thin horizontal blue lines with the logo being positioned either centrally or at the bottom right.



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