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ABP Postgraduate Diploma in Islamic Finance Practices (PGDIFP) is designed to support professional development and practices in Islamic Finance environment, whether an individual intends to develop a career or aspire to enter this sector. It is applicable to roles in areas such as finance, banking, portfolio management, corporate finance, treasury, and consultancy. It provides a thorough grounding in areas such as Islamic Economics, Financial System, financial decision-making in IFIs, financial reporting and governance of IFIs.


ABP PGDIFP will develop positive and critical attitudes towards practice of Islamic principles in finance and banking sector.

ABP PGDIFP is designed by ABP and reviewed by Islamic Finance Academy and Consultancy (IFAC), Dhaka. PGDIFP has been endorsed by ICIFE, Malaysia.


PGDIFP certificate is awarded by Edupro, UK. Edupro is an awarding organisation in UK.


Postgraduate Diploma in Islamic Finance Practices has following nine units

UNIT 1: Fiqh Muamalat (10 Credits)

UNIT 2: Islamic Economics (10 Credits)

UNIT 3: Fundamentals of Islamic Financial Systems (10 Credits)

UNIT 4: Operations of Islamic Financial Institutions (20 Credits)

UNIT 5: Supervisory Issues in Islamic Financial Institutions (10 Credits)

UNIT 6: Principles of Islamic Capital Markets (20 Credits)

UNIT 7: Takaful and Retakaful (10 Credits)

UNIT 8: Accounting & Auditing of IFIs (20 Credits)

UNIT 9: Risk Management in Islamic Financial Systems (10 Credits)

Total 2 Semester

SEMESTER 1: Unit 1- 5

SEMESTER 2: Unit 6 - 9

Credits: Total Nine Units = 120 credits

Please note that the above structure and units may be subject to change.


Admission is open to individuals with an undergraduate degree from a recognised institution.

Those who do not hold a degree, but have exceptional professional experience in the relevant area are eligible to apply and will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

If, as expected, demand from qualified applicants exceeds available places, applicants are ranked for admission purposes on the basis of first come first serve basis and suitability for the programme. A waiting list may apply.

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PGDIFP Certificate


Dr. Md. Habibur Rahman.

Dr. Md. Habibur Rahman

PhD in Fiqh Mu’amalat
Chartered Islamic Finance Professional (CIFP)
Certified Halal Executive (CHEX)
Bachelor in Shari’ah, Al-Azhar University, Egypt

Faculty of Business and Management
University Sultan Zainal Abidin (UniSZA)
Terengganu, Malaysia


Mezbah Uddin Ahmed, FCCA, CIPA, CSAA

AAOIFI Master Trainer
Researcher, International Shari’ah Research Academy for Islamic Finance (ISRA), Malaysia

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Md. Atiqur Rahman Khan Khadem

Vice President,
Islami Bank Bangladesh Limited


Shah Mohammad Wali Ullah

Imam & Khatib, Sobhanbagh Masjid
Member Secretary of Shariah Supervisory Committee Social Islami Bank Ltd. & Prime Bank Ltd.
Fiqih Member of Shariah Committee of Bank Asia Ltd.

N M Shafiul Islam Chowdhury

 Programme Director, ABP

 Ex-Head of Accounts & Admin at Rayontex Ltd.


Who should do

Islamic Banking Professionals, Auditors in Islamic Banks, Shariah based, Investors, Consultants in Islamic Banks, Bankers requiring Shariah knowledge, Academicians Requiring Shariah Knowledge, Fresh Graduates.

Who will take the classes

ABP believes that effective learning occurs when the student experiences the application of classroom material to actual business problems.

We hire the leaders from respective industry who conduct classes and training.

See the complete list of ABP Trainers to check who are engaged with us.

Class schedule

All Classes and Exams are taken online now on Fridays and Saturdays.

Call us at 01791139998, 01844178017 for specific schedule of current batch.

What is the exam system

ABP PGDs are unit-based.

At this stage each unit is assessed through online exam. Duration of each exam is two and half hours.

Each unit is assessed internally by ABP. Internal assessment means that assessors of ABP are responsible for deciding how students have performed against the standards for the course.

ABP does this by using either assessment tasks that we have devised ourselves, or assessments that Edupro, UK has devised. The internal assessment decisions are externally verified by Edupro, UK.

What is the grading system

As an estimate of what quality of work you’re looking for, take a look at the grading guidelines below:

Distinction: Clearly demonstrates a sophisticated understanding of the topic, with a high degree of competence and has excellent usage of relevant literature, theory and methodology. For ease of understanding you need to get at least 80% marks in the assessment.

Merit: Has a critical understanding of the topic, a significant degree of competence and has appropriate usage of the relevant materials. For ease of understanding you need to get at least 65% marks in the assessment.

Pass: Evidence of some critical understanding of the topic, can use structured argument, and has a degree of competence when using relevant materials. For ease of understanding you need to get at least 50% marks in the assessment.

Can I retake an exam

Yes, if you are unable to get at least 50% marks or you could not attend any of the final exam, you can resit for the exam.

To know more about the resit exam process please consult with our Students Service Team.

Who will give the certificate

Once you completed all the units of PGD you are eligible for the certification.

The certificate is awarded by Edupro, UK. PGDIFP certificate has been endorsed by ICIFE, Malaysia.


Offline/Physical Batch: Tk 45,000
Payment system (Payable in 3 instalments)
1st installment (At the time of admission): Tk 20,000
2nd installment (Before first semester exam – within 3 months from orientation date): Tk 20,000
3rd installment (Before certificate claim): Tk 5,000


Online Batch : Tk 35,000
Payment system (Payable in 7 instalments)
1st installment (At the time of admission): Tk 5,000
2nd to 7th installment (Flexible payment plan available)

The fee covers everything from admission, awarding body fees, study materials and exam registration. There is no other hidden charges.

How to pay the fees

You can pay the admission fee in any of the following convenient modes:

    • Make payment online
    • Deposit to ABP Bank Account directly
    • POS machine at ABP Admission Desk
    • Cash Payment at ABP Admission Desk

Please call us at 01791 139998, 01844 178017 for further query.

How to take admission

Admissions to ABP PGD courses are taken in different sessions of the year. Follow the simple steps:

1) Download and complete the admission form or collect the admission form from our office.

2) Attach the following documents (and will not be reviewed until these are also received):

a. Certificate of achievement of previous qualifications
b. Transcript of previous qualifications
c. One Passport size photo

Your eligibility for the course will be assessed before your admission is accepted.

Contact us if you require any further assistance regarding admission.


Academy of Business Professionals (ABP) always pays close attention to convenient approach in terms of Admission Procedure.

Online Admission Form

Document Requirement:

Online Admission form must also be accompanied by the following documents:

  • Certificate of achievement of previous qualifications
  • One Passport size photo
  • Copy of NID