Malaysia Islamic Finance Education Report (MIFER) 2016

Malaysia invests substantially in developing human capital for the Islamic financial services industry through high quality Islamic finance education The thrust to harness human capital in Islamic Finance has been identified in Entry Point Project 7 (EPP 7), one of the Malaysian government’s identified key niche areas for future economic growth. Almost all the institutions of higher learning in the country offer at least some specialized modules if not full-pledged programs in Islamic Finance education. As at June 2016, there are 50 course providers and 18 universities offering bachelor and postgraduate degrees in Islamic Finance. In ensuring high quality education, two factors are essentials: qualified educators and quality curriculum in Islamic Finance programs offered.  International Council of Islamic Finance Educators (ICIFE) set up to oversee Islamic Finance education