The program is open to students in any academic discipline, and provides career-advancement opportunities for finance-based professionals. It also serves as a bridge program for students who may consider pursuing a Master’s degree in Islamic Finance at the college.
The Islamic finance market has expanded rapidly into a lucrative market with an estimated global worth exceeding USD 2 trillion. Consequently, the certificate program endeavors to contribute to this nascent industry through providing students exposure to knowledge, thought leadership, and research in Islamic finance. It cultivates a holistic understanding of the Islamic financial system through recognizing the differences between conventional and Islamic financial principles. Furthermore, students acquire transferable skills to apply essential concepts of Islamic finance in practical settings, which enhance both their employability and education pathway prospects.