Our campus is close to the city center of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; one of the most vibrant Islamic financial markets in the world. The industry is supported by numerous Malaysian Government initiatives to further strengthen the country’s position place as an international Islamic financial centre. On campus study has two major advantages to online distance learning:
1. Networking and practice-based learning: In addition to attending regular classes and tutorials, students interact with industry experts during the regular industry talks. At these talks invited industry speakers give presentations on the practical aspect of Islamic finance.
2. See firsthand Islamic finance in action: Field visits are organised to Islamic financial institutions, the Securities Commission, Bank Negara Malaysia, Islamic Financial Services Board, Bursa Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange) and other places of interest where some form of Islamic finance is practiced.
On Campus Full-time Study - Part I & II
Part I & II. The CIFP full-time programme is designed for those who want to fast track their professional qualification in Islamic finance. This 12-month programme covers Part I and Part II of the three-part CIFP programme. Full-time students take 42 hours of contact classes per paper over 14 weeks. Full-time students are required to attend 80% of their classes. Full-time students must complete Parts I & II within 24 months.
Articleship - Part III
Students with experience in Islamic finance industry may apply for an exemption from the 6-month articleship. Students who are undergoing articleship must prepare a 2,500 to 3,000-word Articleship Final Report detailing activities, learning outcomes and required skills during the 6-month articleship. Students who are exempted from the articleship must prepare a 5,000 to 7,500-word Islamic Finance-themed Professional Practice Paper for the final assessment before it can be considered to have completed the CIFP programme.
Learning Management System (LMS)
Both on campus and online distance learning students have access to the LMS. The LMS provides a conduit for communication with tutors, it is a portal for assignment submission and it houses all course manuals and articles.