The Executive Professional Master in Islamic Finance was launched in 2012 by the General Council for Islamic Banks and Financial Institutions (CIBAFI) as one of its professional development initiatives. It aims to develop a set of skills for Islamic finance professionals in the field of Islamic banking and finance by providing candidates with the necessary technical knowledge of Islamic banking operations and Shariah rules governing them.

Components and duration of the programme:

The programme is constituted of seven modules (six compulsory modules, one optional module and a project paper) with three credit hours each equivalent to 36 credit hours.


Qualified trainers with practical experience and academic qualifications deliver the programme.


The primary language of the programme is Arabic.

Exams and Evaluation:

Each training module is accompanied by a test, and the minimum passing score is 60% for each test. The overall passing rate for the Executive Professional Master in Islamic Finance is 70%. All trainees are subject to a comprehensive test upon completion of the modules.

Requirements for registration in The Executive Professional Master in Islamic Finance:

A candidate must possess a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field for enrolment in this programme.