Diploma in Islamic Professionalism and Good Governance

Diploma in Islamic Professionalism and Good Governance

This diploma program on ‘Islamic professionalism and good governance’ will shed the light on the Islamic principles and values of professionalism i.e. quality improvement and ‘good governance’. It is also aimed at providing an alternative model to the Western understanding of professionalism and ‘good governance’— a particular kind of knowledge, skills and tactics essential for quality improvement in relation to public and private sectors management. The modules of this program are guided by the ‘logic of godliness’, keeping in mind the demands and challenges of professionalism and governance in the contemporary world of competition. This program will also highlight the similarities and differences between key concepts on professionalism and ‘good governance’ from the Western and Islamic perspectives.

Objectives of the Diploma Program: 

The following are specific objectives of the program:

  • Providing knowledge that makes differences between ‘logic of appropriateness’ and ‘logic of godliness’ in policy and decision making
  • Exposing participants to modern challenges of public and private sector management
  • Providing enhanced understanding of professionalism and ‘good governance’ processes
  • Broadening the scope of participants in understanding governance and management
  • Providing knowledge to develop skills in implementing of concepts professionalism and ‘good governance’ in a holistic manner in order to address the problematization of these ideas.

Target Groups of the program: Individuals targeted by this program are either those who have already taken jobs in public and private sectors or those who aspire to pursue careers in these sectors. People working in the NGOs or voluntary sectors are also welcome to participate in the program. Participants especially from the South and Southeast Asian and Middle Eastern countries such as Bangladesh, Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Middle-Eastern countries, Pakistan, Singapore, etc will be given emphasis.

Program Details and Duration: This program focuses on quality improvement in governance and policy formulation. It should have duration of 9-12 months of intensive teaching-learning, where 30 credit hours must be completed. Program structure should include 27 credit hours of course works in addition to a research paper of 3 credit hours. The number of participants should not exceed 30 so that participatory, case study methods of teaching-learning can be used in addition to lecture sessions. International participants will complete the program at a time but local participant may attend classes during the week-end only.

Conferment of certificate: Participants who fulfills 80% of class attendance and will submit research paper and attain a minimum CGPA of 2.50 will be givendiploma in Islamic Professionalism and Good Governance at the end of the program. Those fail to submit research paper or report on the selected case study but fulfill 80% of class attendance will be given a certificate in Islamic Professionalism and Good Governance at the end of the program. Participants who will obtain excellent or very good grades may apply for a master’s level study with exemption of some courses in their subject of choices at the KIRKHS.

Medium of instruction:

Classes and instructions for the programme are to be conducted in English

Venue and lectures:

Classes will be held at:

– Training / seminar room

– Centre for Human Development and applied Social Sciences (CERDAS), KIRKHS

– Lectures are to be held on weekdays (Fry: 5pm-8pm) and weekend (Sat:10am-1pm). For each module, the lecturers will meet the participants in 1-2 sessions only. No class will be held during holidays

Tuition fees:

The fee for each participant is RM 3000

Expected learning outcomes:

At the end of this program, participants are expected to have the ability to:

  1. Quality improvement in governance and policy formulation;
  2. Understand the nature, roles and context of modern business and administration;
  3. Distinguish the values of professionalism and governance from Islamic and conventional  perspectives;
  4. Demonstrate the ability to analyze success and failures of modern organization with the possibility to offer solutions based on Islamic principles of professionalism.
  5. Analyze management situations from ethical perspectives and be able to solve the problems of current business.

Entry Requirements

A Bachelor degree in any discipline in addition to English Language proficiency