JEDDAH, Feb. 03 (MNA) – The Islamic Research and Training Institute (IRTI) of the Islamic Development Bank Group has signed an agreement with leading provider of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), edX, to deliver Islamic banking and finance courses.
On February 23, 2016, IRTI will begin offering, through the edX learning platform, free courses under two series, namely ‘Islamic Finance and Banking X’ and ‘Islamic Financial and Capital Markets X’.
The IRTI MOOCs program is part of a project aimed at expanding access to knowledge in Islamic economics and finance to support the development of a dynamic Islamic financial industry globally.
The ‘Islamic Finance and Banking X’ series provides an overview of the core principles and the fundamental concepts of the Islamic financial system, explains the various Islamic contracts and their impact on the Islamic financial system, and distinguishes between the Islamic and the conventional financial systems.
The ‘Islamic Financial and Capital Markets X’ series covers the principles and practices of Islamic financial and capital markets, advanced Islamic financial instruments, challenges in the development of Islamic financial markets, and the trading operations of various markets in the Islamic financial system.
To register for the IRTI MOOCs, please visit here.
The Islamic Research and Training Institute (IRTI) is a member of the Islamic Development Bank Group responsible for leading the development and sustenance of a dynamic and comprehensive Islamic financial services industry that supports socio-economic development in member countries.