NILAI – Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM) and the Asian Institute of Chartered Bankers (AICB) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on 16th May 2024 to foster collaboration in Islamic finance education and professional development. The signing ceremony took place at the Executive Lounge, USIM.

The event was attended by Prof. Dato’ Ts. Dr. Sharifudin Md Shaarani, Vice-Chancellor of USIM, alongside Edward Ling, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of AICB; Mohamad Farhan Mohamad Zamri, Director of Growth and Strategic Partnerships, AICB; and Muhammad Hasiib Shaharuddin, Assistant Manager of Business Relations, AICB.

The partnership aims to elevate the quality of Islamic finance education and increase the employability of graduates including direct entry to Level 2 Chartered Banker Qualification for USIM’s Bachelor of Islamic Banking and Finance graduates, establishing an ambassadorship program among students, providing industry mentorship, internships, and networking opportunities and offering selected lecturers the opportunity to obtain the Chartered Banker qualification for professional development.

Prof. Dato’ Ts. Dr. Sharifudin during the event, expressed his gratitude to AICB for their cooperation and highlighted the anticipated positive impact on USIM’s academic programs and graduate employability.

“This MoU marks a significant step in enhancing our academic offerings and providing our students with valuable opportunities to excel in the Islamic finance sector. We are confident that this partnership will yield substantial benefits for our students and faculty.”


Sources: Lukhman Syafiq Mohd Jamil

Written by: Adika Hakmi Ab Ghani