What makes an Islamic finance qualification special? And what
makes it special enough for the industry’s leaders to award it
their most coveted prize?
If Ethica’s win this weekend at the Global Islamic Finance Awards
(GIFA) is anything to go by, then the most critical element for
bankers and students is that the qualification have real-world
Sameer Hasan, Business Director at Ethica, received
the award and said, “People are frustrated with certificates they
can’t use: the training is mostly theoretical and the certificates
do little to attract recruiters. Ethica’s CIFE graduates get hired
in a tough job market because we try to go beyond theory while
also helping students land jobs.”
Awards were presented at the Oman Islamic Economic Forum bringing
together leaders from around the globe, including keynote speaker
Tun Abdullah Badawi, former Prime Minister of Malaysia.
Islamic Finance Award’s Humayon Dar said, “Ethica stands out as
the clear favorite for the award of ‘Best Islamic Finance
Qualification’ because only Ethica combines a globally recognized
qualification with e-learning technology designed to train
thousands of bankers and students in just months.”
Ethica’s 4-month Certified Islamic Finance Executive (CIFE) is the
only certificate in the world to combine 100% online delivery with
100% AAOIFI compliance.
AAOIFI stands for the Accounting and
Auditing Organization for Islamic Financial Institutions and is
the leading standard-setting body in the Islamic finance industry.