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Islamic Banking Studies

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A Synergy You Can Benefit From

We are proud to bring you the brand new Nafsha-FGA Pathway to Islamic banking and finance – a carefully curated selection of courses that are tailored to help you get where you want in your career. A synergy that is born out of a common vision and a hands-on practical, digital approach to Islamic Banking studies, we aim to give you, our students, the best online education in a world-class setting.

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Featured Courses

FGA iBanker Pathway

The First Global Digital Academy iBanker Pathway is our general offering to those who are venturing into the world of Islamic banking and finance. The Pathway consists of three stages – the Certification level, the Diploma level, and the Executive Diploma level, and based on your educational/professional background, you can choose which level suits your needs best.

FGA-CISI IFQ (L3)

Are you ready to embark on a journey to building a legacy for yourself in a lucrative, ever-expanding industry? Enroll in this Pathway crafted by two reputed institutes in the industry and gain a globally recognized qualification now! All this and more, at the fraction of the original cost. Register now and start building your legacy.

FGA iBanker Pathway

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What is the iBanker Pathway?

The First Global Digital Academy iBanker Pathway is our general offering to those who are venturing into the world of Islamic banking and finance. The Pathway consists of three stages – the Certification level, the Diploma level, and the Executive Diploma level, and based on your educational/professional background, you can choose which level suits your needs best.

Why be an iBanker?

Get a through understanding of the Islamic banking and finance industry from the basics, to the products and offerings, global trends and upcoming trends of the industry by completing this pathway for iBankers. When you graduate as an iBanker from First Global Academy, we ensure you have more than just the theoretical knowledge about Islamic banking and finance. Our learning processes and techniques, even the materials and resources that we use on our virtual learning platform are all geared towards grooming you as a problem solver. There’s practical knowledge and experience based learnings that our experienced team of lecturers bring that you too can benefit vastly from.

What do I get by becoming an iBanker?

To elaborate further on what we touched on above – our qualifications go above and beyond the generic introductory and level-up offerings that are widely available in the market. Our sole focus is on the practical aspects and applications of the knowledge that we share with you – what do you need to hit the ground running when you start working? What are the common hurdles to implementing popular Islamic banking and finance products? How can those be overcome while giving the most value to your customer base?

Enrolling for this course also makes you eligible to be a part of our Virtuoso Club, more of which you will find below.

Courses offered under the FGA iBanker Pathway

$100

Certificate in Islamic Banking & Finance (CIBF)

$ 200.00

Diploma in Islamic Banking & Finance (DIBF)

$300.00

Executive Diploma in Islamic Banking & Finance (EDIBF)

FGA-CISI IFQ (L3)

Our Islamic Finance Qualification is a carefully-crafted pathway for aspiring iBankers who will settle for nothing but the best. Let our seasoned practitioners guide you to truly excelling in the field of Islamic Finance.

Are you ready to embark on a journey to building a legacy for yourself in a lucrative, ever-expanding industry? Enroll in this Pathway crafted by two reputed institutes in the industry and gain a globally recognized qualification now!

We cover Islamic Finance from both technical and Shari’ah perspectives while helping you get a deep understanding of the influence of Shari’ah in a business context in banking and finance contracts. Understand the basic products of Islamic banks including Mudharaba, Musharaka, Murabaha, ljarah, Salam, Istisna and current accounts.

Get to know the principles of Islamic asset management, Sukuk market and Islamic insurance while obtaining Associate membership status from CISI-UK. All this and more, at the fraction of the original cost. Register now and start building your legacy.

$ 550.00

Islamic Finance Qualification (IFQ-L3)

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What's Next?

FGDA Membership ‘Be One in a Million’

Get free access to members’ only exclusive content including but not limited to MIT Suite (Blogs, Podcasts, Talks and Videos), Digital Resources (eBooks, Whitepapers, Digital content), Annual Subscription to IFT (Islamic Finance Today) digital magazine, Monthly Professional Workshops, Premium Lectures, Conferences and Programs (conducted periodically – physically and digitally).

CISI Membership

If you are not currently a CISI member you will receive free CISI Student membership whilst you study and have access to a wide range of benefits. Upon successful completion of the IFQ you will have the opportunity to upgrade to Associate membership and you will be entitled to use the designatory letters, ACSI. Be a part of a global body for professionals in the banking and finance industry.

Why FGDA?

  • We give you way more than just theoretical knowledge
  • We have the best practitioners who have spent decades in the industry and have years of wisdom and knowledge
  • We give you a hands-on approach to how Islamic Finance works – we guide you on the theoretical knowledge, but also show you how to apply that to real-life scenarios and problems.
Don’t take our word for it – check out the student testimonials link below to find out for yourself.

Islamic Finance

Islamic Banking and Finance is a centuries old practice with its roots running back 1440 years – however, the first modern approach into Islamic Banking and Finance did not happen until 1975. Today, Islamic Banking and Finance sector is a global success story, managing funds in excess of 2 trillion US Dollars.

With educational institutes introducing Islamic Banking qualifications as mentioned earlier, competition among them is increasing rapidly to partake in this multi-trillion dollar industry. Imparting and nurturing new talent for the corporate and entrepreneurial world is what it will take to survive and thrive in this race. There is ample room for growth and new-players if we are to market Islamic Finance to the masses under the moniker of ‘valid and applicable to people of all faiths and beliefs’.

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$100

Certificate in Islamic Banking & Finance (CIBF)

$ 200.00

Diploma in Islamic Banking & Finance (DIBF)

$ 550.00

Islamic Finance Qualification (IFQ-L3)

$300.00

Executive Diploma in Islamic Banking & Finance (EDIBF)

Frequently Asked Questions

There are various options to pay at your own convenience.

  1. Cash – You can come to our office and pay cash and get a receipt
  2. Direct Bank Transfer – You can transfer the funds to our First Global Academy Bank Account and share the copy to the transfer slip and get it acknowledged, followed by access to the Portal.
  3. You can pay digitally, using your Debit/Credit card.

Yes, if you need some time to pay for. You can select to pay in two instalments. Since this program will run upto 8-10 weeks – to start and finish.

 

Not for this IFQ Program. But if you are one of the students following the Dual Qualifications Program, then you have to do projects on your own and submit. All details of the project will be shard under that program.

Most of the interaction will happen on and during the weekly webinars, our lectures are very interactive and you will often find yourself participating in question and answer sessions and we give plenty of opportunity to our students during the sessions to ask any and all questions they have and clear up any confusion they might have before moving on.

We currently give our students access to two mock exams – 50 Questions picked from our question bank, with the option of trying it with 3 attempts.

Weblinks for the webinars will be shared with you on a weekly basis. You will gain access to all other educational materials + extras via the student portal and the website.

This is unfortunately not possible as the e-learning standards we adhere to require one account per student to track progress and maintain educational integrity.

A stable internet connection with a mic and webcam will be needed. You will need Zoom to access the weekly webinars.

We will send you the account login details once the payment information is verified – you can use this login info by clicking on the login button on the banner of our homepage to gain access to the student portal.

The content of the pathway will be conveyed via weekly webinars with access to educational collateral provided through the student portal of the website.

The CISI-FGA Pathway is for aspiring Islamic Bankers of all faiths.