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Structuring Islamic Financial Products

16 week course

18 November 2020

Distance Learning

Course Structure

The course takes place over 16 weeks and comprises seven core units. The units will be released every two weeks from the start of the course.

Assessment & Post Graduate Certification

At the end of each unit there is an assessment that will allow you to benchmark your growth in knowledge and understanding. For those wishing to receive a Post Graduate Certificate from Middlesex University, an additional marked assignment of 5000 words will also need to be submitted.

*Subject to Validation

Video Content

Each unit is now complimented by videos from our course directors taking you through the components of the course with particular emphasis on complex areas.

Case Studies, Worksheets & Practical Examples

As well as videos and module content, the course has an abundance of supporting course material to help you understand the complexity of Islamic financial products.

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Based in Kuwait, Abdulkader has over 35
years of diversified financial services experience in major markets including Bahrain, New York, London, Los Angeles and
Washington, D.C. He has worked in trade finance, real estate finance, securities, and alternative finance at various global and
regional financial institutions. Abdulkader has worked on
projects, including launching regulation, de novo Islamic
banks and Islamic banking windows, policies and procedures,
Shariah compliance, product development and structuring
worldwide. He also has a wealth of Shariah board experience,
dating back to 2006



Shabnam spearheads research and development activities including financial analysis, strategic & business plan formulation, design and implementation of customised survey, research and training for different clients. Formerly, she headed up the capital markets research for the International Shariah Research Academy (ISRA), an institution established by the Central Bank of Malaysia. Her prior positions include a faculty member teaching accounting, finance and bank management courses at University Putra Malaysia. She has conducted various training programs on Islamic banking, sukuk & Islamic capital
market products, risk management and financial reporting for
clients in the ASEAN region, GCC and the European market.

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You have a unique opportunity to choose a validated option for this course and receive a Post Graduate Certificate on completion. This programme is quality assured by Middlesex University and you will receive a Middlesex award on successful completion. However, if the validated option isn’t important to you there is still the opportunity to take the standard course.

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*subject to validation

Start Date:   November 2020
Duration: 16 weeks, delivered by Distance Learning
Course Faculty: Abdulkader Thomas & Shabnam Mokhtar 
Certification: Postgraduate Certification (optional)

Validated by Middlesex University

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It will prove invaluable to those already working in the risk management function who want to expand their knowledge and gain a much more detailed holistic understanding of risk.

It will also prove to be extremely beneficial for those working in areas linked to risk such as trading, audit, product control, treasury etc.

Delivered by distance learning, this programme allows you to receive professional training without disrupting your work

Access all course materials and receive expert tutorial support whilst peer networking, using our online learning management system.

There will be an online test at the end of each unit to track your understanding and learning.

Remember, there is also an opportunity to study for a Post Graduate Certificate, a chance for you to obtain an academic qualification.

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Distance learning, e-learning and blended delivery

We can tailor this course and its delivery to match your requirements. Whether it is a complete distance learning course or blended learning, we will ensure that our dedicated team and professional trainers will produce and deliver the perfect training programme.

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