Thursday, October 13th 2016

The Royale Chulan Hotel

Kuala Lumpur


With significant proliferation of Islamic economics and finance academic programmes by various public and private universities and colleges, there is an increasing concern on the design and delivery quality of the Islamic economics and finance curriculum. This symposium engages further discussion from the previous 4th Islamic Economics and Finance Education Symposium held in Doha to focus on specific curriculum and talent issues that are drivers of the Islamic Economics and Finance education landscape. With the increasing expectation for comprehensive education infra-structure to facilitate the systematic growth and sustainable development of the Islamic economics and finance education programmes, this symposium will present opportunity for discourse.


Why 5th Islamic Economics and Finance Education Symposium?

 The Islamic Economics and Finance Education Symposium (IEFES) provides an opportunity to present current developments of Islamic finance education landscape with reference to the learning communities, teaching resources, academic curriculum for the various academic and professional programmes. The symposium will table research reports on graduate-employer survey expectations gap, talent resource availability and concentration as well as curriculum development structures and strategies from the Malaysian Islamic finance education experience.

During the symposium, invited key speakers from various regions that actively engage in Islamic Economics and finance education will share the state of the art developments from selected countries. The increase in demand for undergraduate specializations and postgraduate qualifications in Islamic economics and finance programmes and courses has been associated to enable factor mobility into Islamic finance industry as well as enhancing academic and professional expertise. This symposium will focus on curriculum relevance and talent development to further the growth of the Islamic economics and finance community and industry. Parallel workshops on key domain expertise in Islamic finance including banking, capital markets, Takaful and social finance will be conducted to engage feedback on proposed resolutions towards policy guidance and implementation for Undergraduate specialization as well as post graduate accreditation in Islamic economics and finance.

Symposium Objectives

The objectives are as follows:

  • To present the Islamic finance education landscape in Malaysia with specific reference to curriculum and talent development
  • To highlight current issues, challenges and potential solutions in curriculum development in selected jurisdictions (invited key speakers)
  • To present overview and preliminary findings on global trends in graduate Islamic economics and finance programmes
  • To enable a platform to discuss on possible solutions and recommendations towards sustainable growth and development of Islamic economics and finance education
  • To formalize specific resolutions on curriculum framework for Islamic Economics and Finance Education for graduate and undergraduate specialization programs.


Valued Benefits

As IEFES participant we invite you to be an informed member of the Islamic economics and finance education community as well as registered member of ICIFE. We look forward to all conference participants to register with the symposium for an engaging and active discourse on innovative solutions and contribute to the development of curriculum framework.



For those who are interested to participate in this programme please register through link provided >>CLICK HERE TO REGISTER<<



*Closing Date: 12th October 2016 (Wednesday)


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