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APPLICATION






FORM

MASTERS IN ISLAMIC FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT










University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.







Instructions for applicants

We are very pleased that you intend to apply for the Masters in Islamic Financial Management. We aim at recruiting and selecting highly qualified students to participate in the MIFM program. This is closely connected to our commitment to offer and maintain a stimulating, exciting and challenging learning environment. One of our basic principles is that it not only matters what students learn, but also what they can contribute to the MIFM program.

The MIFM Master's Degree is designed for professionals active in the banking and financial service industries, whether Islamic or conventional, who wish to reach top managerial positions in the field of Islamic finance.

We invite you to read carefully the following instructions before completing the application form. Please send this form with the necessary documents to Effat University. We will be pleased to meet you during the selection interview, and beyond, in the MIFM program.

DEADLINES FOR APPLICATIONS

The application process for the MIFM program will start in the Fall of each academic year. Candidates are invited to send as soon as possible their application form with all the needed documents. The MIFM admission will study all the applications, invite the candidate for an oral interview and will announce its final decision concerning the eligibility of the candidate to the MIFM program one month after receiving the file. The final deadline for admission will be two weeks before the beginning of registration period, which will be announced.

Please note the following:

- Places are limited. When the maximum number of students will be reached, all applications for the 2011 session will be reported to the 2012 intake.

SELECTION INTERVIEW

When your application is complete, the Admissions Committee will review your file. You are invited for an oral interview for further evaluation.

DIPLOMAS

You have to include with your application form a copy of your university undergraduate and graduate diplomas. You should attach certified translations of these diplomas, if they are written in a language other than English.

TRANSCRIPTS OF ACADEMIC RECORDS Academic records from universities, business schools or equivalent that you have attended can be submitted with your diplomas. The MIFM admission committee highly appreciates these records. You should attach translations of these transcripts if they are written in a language other than English.

APPLICATION FORM

Applicants are expected to answer all the questions on the application form and ensure that all required supporting documents are included in the application package.

Please include an explanation if you are not able to submit a complete package at the time of application. On request, you can complete your application after the oral interview.



Kindly inform us of any change of address, in order to ensure that you will be contacted throughout the admissions process.

We communicate with you via electronic mail. Please indicate your e-mail address on the application form.

Application forms and all supporting documents become the confidential property of Effat University and are not returnable. Applications are kept on file for two years.

PHOTOGRAPH

Please attach one passport-size photograph to the application form.

GRADUATE MANAGEMENT ADMISSION TEST (GMAT)

All applicants are required to take the GMAT as early as possible in an official GMAT center. You have to send the full GMAT report to the admission committee or sit for it at Effat University.

TEST OF ENGLISH AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE (TOEFL)

All applicants are required to take the TOEFL as early as possible in an official TOEFL center. You have to send the full TOEFL report to the admission committee or sit for it at Effat University.



REFERENCES

One or two letters of recommendation are not required officially but can be submitted if you consider that they enrich your application. The MIFM admission committee value references written by people who know you professionally or academically.

Please request referees to complete the form and place it in a sealed and signed envelope.



ESSAYS

We ask you to write two essays, one on your career objectives and one on your personality. The answers to the essay questions are meant to distinguish you as an applicant for our Masters in Islamic Financial Management program­. You are recommended to make use of the essays to present how you will contribute to the learning environment in our MIFM program, your distinctive aspects, and the objectives you would like to achieve through your participation in the MIFM Please respond fully but concisely to each question.

CURRICULUM VITEA

Please attach a short synthetical CV of maximum 3 pages, detailing your education, professional experience, extra-curricular activities and so forth.

For inquiries:

Graduate Studies

Phone: + 966 2 6364300 Ext: 1731 –1735

Mobile: + 966 590 120 281

Fax : + 966 2 6377447

Email: Effat.GS@effatuniversity.edu.sa

Website: www.effatuniversity.edu.sa

© 2009 EU, RSM & ESA . The information in this publication is correct as of April 2009, but EU,RSM & ESA reserve the right to make changes affecting policies, fees, curricula, or any other matter announced in this publication without further notice. All offers of admissions to the Masters in Islamic Financial Management program are conditional upon the decision to offer the program as foreseen. EU, RSM & ESA undertake to notify all admitted candidates of this decision no later than two months before the start of the program.

Checklist


Application

APPLICATION CHECKLIST

MAILING ADDRESS

Your complete application package must include the items listed below. Please be reminded that the Admissions Committee will not review your application until all required items have reached the Admissions Office, unless you can give us detailed explanation for a possible short delay.


  • Application form

  • Photograph

  • One or two letters of recommendation

  • Two essays

  • Transcripts of academic records

  • Certified copies of your diploma(s)

  • Full GMAT score report

  • A short curriculum vitae

  • Signed Applicant's Agreement



    The MIFM Admissions Office will acknowledge receipt of your application by e-mail within five working days of its arrival.

    Effat University

    Graduate Studies

    PO Box 34689



    Jeddah 21478

    Saudi Arabia



    Phone : +966 2 6364300 Ext 1731 - 1735

    Mobile: + 966 590 120 281



    Fax : +966 2 6377447

    Email : Effat.GS@effatuniversity.edu.sa




TOEFL




Application Form

I would like to be considered as a candidate for the Masters in Islamic Financial Management

1 PHOTO

STARTING IN OCTOBER

2 0

NAME FIRST, MIDDLE, LAST/FAMILY OMMONLY USED FIRST NAME

CURRENT MAIL ADDRESS

(REQUIRED)

STREET / CITY POSTAL CODE / COUNTRY

PHONE

MOBILE

VALID UNTIL (DD/MM/YYYY)

E-MAIL ADDRESS

WE COMMUNICATE WITH YOU ELECTRONICALLY.

PLEASE CHECK YOUR ELECTRONIC MESSAGES REGULARLY.

PERMANENT ADDRESS

(REQUIRED)

STREET / CITY

POSTAL CODE / COUNTRY

PHONE

PRESENT EMPLOYMENT

COMPANY / LOCATION YOUR POSITION

BUSINESS PHONE

FAX

IF YOU PREFER NOT TO BE CONTACTED AT YOUR OFFICE, PLEASE GIVE US A TELEPHONE NUMBER TO LEAVE MESSAGES DURING OFFICE HOURS

PHONE

PERSONAL INFORMATI

N

DATE OF BIRTH (DD/MM/YYYY)

MALE FEMALE

PLACE OF BIRTH (CITY/COUNTRY)

NATIONALITY

OTHER CITIZEN

NUMBER OF CHILDREN

MARITAL STATUS

APPLICATION HAS YOU PREVIOUSLY APPLIED TO RSM, ESA or EFFAT? N O YES, YEAR

IF YES, FOR WHICH PROGRAMME

WORK EXPERIENCE

NUMBER OF YEARS POSTGRADUATE WORK EXPERIENCE BY THE START OF THE PROGRAMME

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Form

Application

EDUCATION

TITLE OF DEGREE

INSTITUTION / LOCATION DATES ATTENDED

(MM/YY) TO (MM/YY)

Please list in reverse chronological
order all graduate and
undergraduate institutions from
which you received an academic
degree.

ACADEMIC HONOURS R AWARDS RECEIVED

EXTRACURRICULAR

ACTIVITIES

COMPUTER SKILLS

LEVEL OF PROFICIENCY ADVANCED (A),SATISFACTORY (S), BASIC (B)

Please list the computer
application programmes (such
as Excel, Access, Word, but
also statistical and finance
software) that you are able to
work with.

A S B

QUANTITATIVE SKILLS

Have you taken the following subjects at high school and / or university?




HIGH SCHOOL

UNIVERSITY

NONE

MATHEMATICS







STATISTICS







FINANCE







ACCOUNTING










ECONOMICS












LEVEL OF PROFICIENCY

N(ATIVE), F(LUENT), A(VERAGE), B(ASIC)

SPOKEN READ WRITTEN

LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY

N/F/A/B N/F/A/B N/F/A/B

LANGUAGE

PLEASE INDICATE YOUR LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY

GRADUATE MANAGEMENT ADMISSION TEST (GMAT)

All candidates are required to take the GMAT. The final decision for admission cannot be made until the full score report has been received. No particular cut-off score is used. The candidate's score is evaluated in relation to his or her age, nationality and mother tongue, level and type of formal education, etc. If you have already taken the GMAT within the last five years, please enter your scores below and send us a copy of your full score report. More information on the GMAT can be found on www.mba.com

GMAT SCORE

(Required for application)

VERBAL

%

QUANTITATIVE

%

TOTAL

% TOTAL SCORE

AWA

DATE (DD / MM /YYYY)

GRE SCORE

(Optional, not officially required for admission)

VERBAL

%

QUANTITATIVE
AWA
DATE TAKEN (MM / YYYY)

CENTER

%

DATE (DD / MM /YYYY)

TEST OF ENGLISH AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE (TOEFL)

TOEFL SCORE

FULLTOEFLSCOREREPORT

DATE TAKEN (MM / YYYY)

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Form

Application

FULL-TIME WORK EXPERIENCE

Please list and describe the last 3 full-time positions you have held (do not include summer jobs), starting with your present position. If the space provided is not sufficient, please attach typewritten enclosures in the same format. Concerning your present employment, please enclose an employer's certificate.

1. CURRENT EMPLOYER

WEBSITE

INDUSTRY

NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES

JOB TITLE

OUNTRY OF OPERATION

DIVISION

FUNCTIONAL AREA

DATE: FROM (MM / YYYY)

NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES UNDER YOUR SUPERVISION

YOUR ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES

2. COMPANY

INDUSTRY

WEBSITE

NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES

JOB TITLE

OUNTRY OF OPERATION

DIVISION

FUNCTIONAL AREA

DATE: FROM (MM / YYYY)

TO (MM / YYYY)

YOUR ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES

REASONS FOR LEAVING






Form

Application

3. COMPANY

WEBSITE

INDUSTRY

TURNOVER IN US$

NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES

JOB TITLE

OUNTRY OF OPERATION

DIVISION

FUNCTIONAL AREA

DATE: FROM (MM / YYYY)

TO (MM / YYYY)

YOUR ROLE AND RESPONSABILITIES

REASONS FOR LEAVING

INTERNSHIPS, PART-TIME WORK EXPERIENCE

1- COMPANY

WEBSITE

INDUSTRY

TURNOVER IN US$

NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES

JOB TITLE

OUNTRY OF OPERATION

DIVISION

FUNCTIONAL AREA

DATE: FROM (MM / YYYY)

TO (MM / YYYY)

YOUR ROLE
AND TASKS

2 COMPANY

WEBSITE

INDUSTRY

NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES

JOB TITLE

OUNTRY OF OPERATION

DIVISION

FUNCTIONAL AREA

DATE: FROM (MM / YYYY) TO (MM / YYYY)

YOUR ROLE AND TASKS

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Application Form

FINANCING YOUR STUDIES How do you expect to finance your Master’s in Islamic Financial Management ?

MARKETING INFORMATI

  • bank loan

  • my own savings

  • sponsorship from my employer

  • scholarship (from which organization)

How did you learn about the Masters in Islamic Financial Management ?

an advertisement you read (in which journal) :

an article, editorial or press release in :

Internet (other than the Effat,ESA or RSM website):

an educational guide, namely :

an alumnus'/student's recommendation NAME

direct emailing

At Effat University, directly

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N

  • an information session in / at :

 an educational fair or exhibition in / at :

  • at work

  • other sources (please state) :





  • 












Form

Application

ESSAYS

Your responses to the following questions play a very important role in the selection. Before you begin preparing your essays, you are requested to conduct a thorough self-assessment. The essays are meant to present yourself and to provide to the admission committee more information. The Admissions Committee is interested to learn about you, what your values and goals are; and the distinctive qualities that make you an interesting candidate for our MIFM programme.

Use separate sheets of paper for each essay. Please respond fully but concisely to each question. Each essay should contain between 500 and 1000 words.

ESSAY 1

What are your career objectives? In what specific ways would attendance at the MIFM program help you to fulfill these intentions? Explain how your study plan fits in with your previous training and your career objectives.

ESSAY 2

Please give an account of your personality. What are your strengths and which traits you would like to improve?

Tell us what you will bring to the MIFM program in terms of your personal qualities and/or life experiences.

REFERENCES

NAME

POSITION AND ORGANIZATION

BUSINESS PHONE

One or two reference letters are not officially required. However, they are advisable. Please list below the names and addresses of the persons who you believe will be able to advise us of your intellectual abilities and management potential through their contacts with you in professional and/or academic settings. Your referee should complete the reference form and return to you in signed and sealed envelope.

Letters of recommendation from personal and family friends are NOT acceptable.

E-MAIL ADDRESS

LENGTH AND NATURE OF ASSOCIATION

NAME

POSITION AND ORGANIZATION

BUSINESS PHONE

LENGTH AND NATURE OF ASSOCIATION

E-MAIL ADDRESS

APPLICANT;S AGREEMENT

I certify that the information in my application for admission is complete and accurate to the best of my knowledge. I realize that all materials submitted in support of my application become the property of Effat University. The Admissions Committee may verify any and all parts of my application materials. I am aware that any misrepresentation or omission of facts in my application will justify the denial of admission, the cancellation of admission or expulsion from the MIFM program. If I am admitted and enroll in the program, I undertake to abide by the rules and regulations set down by Effat University.

APPLICANT'S SIGNATURE

DATE


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