Professional Certificate in Strategic Investment: FDI, Trade, Islamic Finance
London, UK


Investment is a vital catalyst for the growth and development of a nation. Foreign direct investment (FDI), trade and a rapidly growing Islamic finance industry have been identified as the best channels for winning investment and developing growth in a highly competitive global economy. Furthermore, the UN, World Bank and G7 and G20 Research Groups have all identified Islamic Finance as an important industry in achieving the Post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

This course will provide those involved in trade and finance ministries and state budgets with a comprehensive understanding of the multiple avenues for attracting investment to increase the prospects of achieving the Post-2015 SDGs. Three key approaches will be addressed to understand the range of current and new channels of investment, namely, foreign direct investment (FDI), trade and Islamic finance.

The programme has been designed with trade experts to provide significant professional benefits to individuals working in the financial or investment industries around the world.  

Topics Include

  • Implementing foreign direct investment strategies
  • Best practices in attracting and retaining FDI
  • Global and regional trends and competing for investment
  • Analysing international trade and infrastructure
  • Strategic trade promotion
  • Introduction to Islamic banking and finance
  • Introducing Islamic investment opportunities into Western and developing economies

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Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course the delegates will be able to:

  • Develop, construct and implement strategic plans
  • Identify new channels of investment
  • Apply the key investment strategies to their organisation
  • Improve capacity and support structures, whilst reducing administrative burdens
  • Analyse different ways to fund SDGs projects
  • Deliver services that better meet stakeholder needs

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CMI Qualification

Upon completion of this week-long course and subsequent successful completion of CMI written tasks, the successful candidate will be awarded a Level 7 CMI certificate in Management & Leadership showing the CMI units achieved. The CMI is the only chartered professional body in the UK dedicated to promoting the highest standards in management and leadership excellence. The professional qualifications offered by the Institute are internationally recognised and sought after.