Qatar Finance and Business Academy

QFBA (Qatar Finance and Business Academy) is an educational Institution established in 2009. under the endorsement of the Qatar Financial Centre Authority. It is aimed at instructing entry-level to senior executive professionals in financial disciplines which include banking, asset management, capital markets and insurance.

Qatar Finance and Business Academy
AffiliationsQatar Financial Centre
Qatar Foundation
Bath Consultancy Group
Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI)
Chartered Insurance Institute
Qatar Faculty of Islamic Studies
ICMA Centre
International Management & Finance Academy (IMA)
Northumbria University Newcastle

It intends to increase the capacity of and support the creation of financial services expertise concerning the financial sector of Qatar.

This is linked to the Human Development pillar of Qatar Vision 2030, attempting to transform Qatar into a knowledge-based economy.

Educational partners and certifying bodies edit

  • The Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (CISI) offers teaching and development to financial professionals.
  • Chartered Insurance Institute (CII)
  • Faculty of Islamic Studies
  • ICMA Centre at Henley Business School a part of the Henley Business School and University of Reading.
  • International Management & Finance Academy (IMFA), a regional, non-profit, non-governmental institution with a particular focus on banking.
  • NYSE Euronext, created by the merger of NYSE Group and Euronext in 2007. They operate the world's largest exchange group. In 2009, NYSE Euronext partnered with Qatar Investment Authority to form the Qatar Exchange, successor to Doha Securities Market.
  • Northumbria University Newcastle

Location edit

QFBA is housed inside the Qatar Financial Centre (Tower 2) situated in West Bay, Doha. The academy occupies five floors which include administration offices, a trading floor simulation room run by Thomson Reuters and coaching pods and conference facilities.

References edit

1. QFMA Launches Academic Program For Financial Services Professionals Subject To LicensingZawya, November 2011

2. The Growing Need for Education in Islamic FinanceIslamic Finance News, June 2011

3. Sheikh Nawaf Nasser Bin Khaled Al-Thani to inaugurate first edition of Financial Thought Leaders Summit in, April 2011

4. Qatar Education receives strong, April 2011

5. QFC Regulatory Authority brings regulatory experts to, March 2011

6. Gulf States Seek to Nurture Homegrown M.B.A.'sThe New York Times, March 2011

7. 'Back to school' for Qatar oil and gas finance professionals this, January 2011

8. Qatar Financial Centre Authority website

9. Qatar Foundation and QFC Authority partner to establish new finance and business academy[permanent dead link]Qatar Foundation News, May 2009

10. Academy for finance, business to be launchedGulf Times, 21 May 2009

11. QFBA to launch in October 09AMEinfo, 9 June 2009

12. Finance academy set to launch courses in OctoberGulf Times, 9 June 2009

13. QFBA setting up mock trade room to train Gulf investorsGulf Times, 14 July 2009

14. Qatar emerging as a key financial center in the GulfWashington Times Global, 23 Sept 2009

15. Barclays to be founding sponsor of Qatar Finance and Business, 24 Oct 2010

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