Application for 16th intake : from February 2017 onwards
Closing date for applications : 28 April 2017
16th intake : May - July 2017
According to the recent Asian Development Bank (ADB) panel discussion in May 2015, the Islamic finance industry has shown exponential growth in recent years with global Islamic financial assets of US$1.9 trillion as at 2013, up from $150 billion in the 1990s. It is also forecast that total Islamic financial assets will exceed $6.5 trillion by 2020.
Global expansion of Islamic finance has created a strong demand for qualified Islamic finance professionals to drive the industry forward. Career opportunities abound especially in Asia, which is expected to be the key driver in furthering the growth of the Islamic finance industry as its Muslim population is expected to reach 2.5 billion by 2020.
If you are excited to be part of this vibrant and progressive industry, the Islamic Capital Market Graduate Training Scheme (ICMGTS) is the career development programme that will open the right doors for you.
What is the programme about?
The Islamic Capital Market Graduate Training Scheme (ICMGTS) was jointly developed by the Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) and the Securities Industry Development Corporation (SIDC) in 2009 to facilitate the creation of human capital for the Islamic Capital Market (ICM). Its main objective is to produce entry-level professionals with strong fundamental knowledge and skills for the industry.
Since its inception, over 600 graduates have participated in the scheme, of whom 77% have found employment in various financial services organisations.
The eight-week programme is endorsed by the capital market industry and includes industry visits to the Securities Commission Malaysia, Bank Negara Malaysia and Bursa Malaysia.
The ICMGTS is an 8-week intensive training programme comprising 5 technical ICM modules and 5 soft skills modules endorsed by the capital market industry.
|Technical Course Modules
||Soft Skills Modules
|1. Introduction to the Islamic Capital Market
||1. English Business Communication
|2. Fiqh Al-Muamalat
||2. Professional Grooming and Business Etiquette
|3. Regulatory Requirements and Legal Documentation in Islamic Capital Market
||3. Leadership and Personal Development
|4. Islamic Equity Market
||4. Business News Analysis
|5. Sukuk Market
||5. Ethics and Integrity
Who is eligible?
- Malaysian citizens aged 30 years and below
- Individuals with excellent inter-personal and communication skills
- Graduates must have a CGPA of 3.0 and above or at least an upper second class degree or its equivalent from a recognised institution of higher learning in any of the following or related fields:
- Accounting/Islamic Accounting
- Banking/Islamic Banking
- Business Administration
- Economics/Islamic Economics
- Finance/Islamic Finance
Why you should attend ICMGTS
- Relevant technical and soft skills to meet market demands
- Opportunity to be a licensed intermediary
- Interview opportunities with potential employers from the industry
- A monthly allowance of RM2,000 per month for the duration of the programme
Upon completing the programme, participants will be put in touch with employers in the financial services sector that are hiring (including regulators).
What ICMGTS alumni have to say...
"The comprehensive technical modules on ICM were presented by practitioners and experts in the industry, giving us a complete understanding and clear picture of the industry practices" -Syarul Azren Che Mahamud, 25-
"A very comprehensive programme that drove me to find my niche in ICM while gaining knowledge and experience from mentors and lecturers" -Lee Chia Lin, 26-
"ICMGTS gave me a better understanding of the contemporary industry needs as well as provided me better career prospects in a growth-oriented field with challenging responsibilities" -Muhamad Nasir Haron, 27-