Islamic Finance – Certificate in Islamic Capital Markets and Instruments

This is one of four Islamic Finance courses and it is recommended that this course should be studied third after Islamic Commercial Law and Islamic Banking and takaful. This course focuses on the differences between conventional and Islamic capital markets, the primary and secondary capital markets, and regulation within the Islamic capital market. After getting an overview of global developments, you will also learn about the screening processes used in accepting and rejecting Sharia compliant products, Islamic bonds, sukuk, securities and real estate trusts.

The course consists of 14 chapters:

1. Overview of global Islamic capital market developments
2. Islamic capital markets and instruments
3. Growth and development of Islamic capital markets
4. Essential Shari’ah principles governing the Islamic capital market (1)
5. Essential Shari’ah principles governing the Islamic capital market (2)
6. Islamic bonds
7. Islamic Sukuks
8. Islamic asset-backed securities
9. Islamic equity screening criteria
10. Islamic mutual funds/unit trusts: an overview
11. Islamic mutual funds /unit trusts: contracts and products
12. Islamic real estate investment trusts
13. Islamic structured products and derivatives
14. Principles and contracts underlying Islamic structured products

Entry Requirements: Level 2 English and Maths

Format of Course Materials: Paper-based

Assignments: None, but the course contains a study guide, exemplars, and practice questions.

Exams: One exam – 40 multiple choice questions, one hour long. (Funding not included – you will need to re-apply to PET for the exam fees).

Prison Support Requirements: Organize and invigilate exam

Tutor Support: Yes

What’s Next? The fourth and final course in this series of Islamic Finance courses is the Certificate in Accounting for Islamic Financial Institutions.

Find Out More: You can read about the course provider here


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