KUCHING: Islamic Banking and Finance is currently popular among banking and financial organisations around the world for practicing non-interest financing and adopting the principle of profit sharing.
As a Muslim country, Malaysia acknowledges this concept and encourages local banking organisations to implement this concept into their banking operations.
This industry is currently experiencing rapid growth, resulting in an increased demand for skilled professionals to contribute their knowledge and experience to support and facilitate this continued expansion.
Admiring the concept of Islamic Banking, SEGi College Sarawak took the challenge to produce young professionals by launching the new Diploma in Islamic Banking and Finance programme in April 2012.
According to the college’s principal Elina Tiu this course aimed to develop marketable graduates who can take on several roles such as management economics, accounting, and marketing, among others.
“Students will learn general Islamic Banking and Finance, Insurance and Takaful, Financial Management and Planning, Business and Company Law and many more, and will be taught by academic professionals, covering the theory and practical aspects to actual industry scenarios. In addition, this course enables student to gain real-life experience through industrial training,” added Tiu.
Gaining recognition from the Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) and the Malaysian Qualification Agency (MQA), the Diploma in Islamic Banking and Finance programme received a 5-star rating in the recent MOHE MyQuest Evaluation as it enables students to enjoy wider career prospects after completion.
Students with minimum of three credits in Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM), SPMV, O-Level or equivalent are eligible to register for the programme.
Students who are interested in this course and looking for financial assistance should consult any of the college’s course counsellors for more information.
The college also provides financial aid and study loans and, for high achievers with excellent results in SPM and STPM, scholarships are offered.
With the knowledge, theoretical experience and practical experience gained from the academic professionals as well as industrial training, graduates from the college will be ready for various positions within the Islamic Banking industry.
For more information on the Diploma in Islamic Banking and Finance programme, you can walk-in to the SEGi College Sarawak main campus at 211, Jalan Bukit Mata, Kuching, visit any of their branch offices in Sibu and Kota Kinabalu from 8.30am to 5.30pm, call 1-300-88-7344 or 082 – 252566, email firstname.lastname@example.org or log on to www.segi.edu.my.