Pioneering Role of IIBI

Global Perspective

Since the 1990s we have educated a wide range of students from at least 90 countries around the world. 

Over the years we have proved to be a durable organisation and successful students are working in the Islamic finance industry world-wide.


We led the way in providing the on-line first Diploma course in Islamic banking in 1994. However, we were already active in holding lectures on Islamic banking and Islamic insurance in the City of London from the mid-1985, followed by training seminars, executive development programmes and international conferences.

IIBI Courses

Our courses by distance learning offer a unique combination of theoretical aspects and practical application. The courses are extremely well organised, reasonably paced and suitable for those with limited banking, insurance and investment background.
Students feedback rate our courses highly. A student of our Post Graduate Diploma in Islamic Banking and Insurance commented, “it is the finest and most professionally composed courses I have studied.” A student of our Diploma in Islamic Banking commented, “All the courses I take was so impressive”.
Students completing our Post Graduate Diploma have the opportunity to advance to higher education in Islamic finance at an University.


Until January 2024 we were accredited by the British Accreditation Council for Independent Further and Higher Education as an Online, Distance and Blended Learning provider. However, we did not renew our application because of the high fees for continuing this accreditation.

John S. Stevens, Chicago, USA, PGD Student

Many thanks for your encouraging feedback over the past year and for the wealth of information you have shared with me as well. I also thank you for your dedication to the IIBI post-graduate program. This has been an exceptional educational opportunity for me, and I’m sure it will be invaluable in my current and future responsibilities as an attorney with the U.S. Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.

Kirubel Eshetu Abebe, Ethopia, DIB Student

I would like to say thank you for the institutions organized way of delivering this courses. All the modules and assignments were relevant to equip one selves in Islamic Banking and insurance activities. The feedback given from the instructor/tutor is also relevant to develop my understanding.

Professor (retired) Rodney Wilson, Durham University, School of Government and International Affairs, Durham, United Kingdom (2001)

The Institute of Islamic Banking and Insurance has played a major role in Islamic finance in London through its lectures, seminars and courses. Its diplomas are internationally recognised and have been taken by hundreds of Muslims and non-Muslims interested in Islamic finance.

Iqbal Khan, CEO, Fajr Capital, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and London (United Kingdom, (2009) Former, Founder & CEO HSBC Amanah#

When you talk about thought leadership the Institute of Islamic Banking and Insurance comes to mind as the original thought leadership platform from which many of the products, services and ideas have come to the Islamic finance industry.

Richard Thomas, CEP, Gatehouse Bank, London, United Kingdom (2014)

There would have been no career in Islamic for me and many of my friends who started at the time with me without the Institute of Islamic Banking and Insurance. The organisation provided the only source of educational response to the needs that was developing in the City of London and across Europe. Without that organisation none of the new or developmental programmes of education would ever have occurred.

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