INCEIF was set up by Bank Negara Malaysia in 2005 and has been mandated to develop and nurture talent and experts in the Islamic financial services industry. As a university, INCEIF offers postgraduate studies in Islamic finance.
INCEIF aims to be the knowledge leader in Islamic finance through providing excellent teaching, research and thought leadership. In achieving this vision, it is important for INCEIF to bridge both academia and industry. This is translated into its academic syllabus which is structured based on the inputs from industry players as well as having faculty members who are globally respected in both Islamic finance academia and Islamic finance industry. The faculty, coupled with continuous support from the regulators and key industry players, provides INCEIF students with strong mentoring relationships and opportunities for professional development.
Today, there are 1,881 INCEIF alumni from over 70 countries around the world. Some are already making meaningful contributions to the advancement of Islamic finance at all levels be it product development, policy framework and implementation; regulation and enforcement; and innovation.