Sunday 12, March 2017 by Georgina Enzer

QFBA’s Kawader programme invites aspiring future leaders in Qatar’s financial sector to join its new

Qatar Finance and Business Academy (QFBA) has opened the doors of registration for the next academic term of the Kawader programme, which will kick off in September 2017.

Applications to the ‘Kawader’ programme this year will open on 15 March 2017 and close on 15 April 2017. Applicants will be considered on the basis of the following eligibility criteria: a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.8, a minimum grade of 76 in TOEFL or a minimum grade of six in IELTS (or any other qualification equivalent to TOEFL and IELTS that indicates mastery of the English language), an excellent command of spoken and written English, as well as the ability to demonstrate their interest in the financial services sector.

“Among the many opportunities and higher education programmes available to students and graduates, Kawader offers them a uniquely comprehensive training programme in the field of financial services, combining academic education and training in the workplace in the context of a single course, enabling students to directly benefit from their training at internationally renowned financial institutions, as well as from a collection of carefully-crafted, specialised courses backed by world-class professional accreditations that encompass several aspects of the financial sector, including certifications awarded by the Chartered Institute of Securities and Investments (CISI) and the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM),” said Dr. Abdulaziz Al Horr, CEO of QFBA.  “By cultivating the knowledge, skills, experience and personalities of young Qatari graduates, Kawader prepares them for careers in the financial services sector and develops them into effective employees and leaders in the firms that they will join after graduation. In this way, Kawader offers financial services sector firms access to an exclusive group of highly trained, high-calibre candidates who are already equipped with the necessary tools for success, able to add great value to their departments and organisations from the outset. Since the programme’s inception, four generations of graduates have gained the most important skills and educational tools to form a welcome addition to the country’s financial institutions. We hope that the fifth academic term enjoys the same level of success and continues Kawader’s journey and QFBA’s future aspirations.”

‘Kawader’ is a four-month vocational training programme designed specifically for potential business leaders and future decision-makers in Qatar’s emerging financial services industry. Aimed at recent graduates, Kawader combines classroom-based, academic learning with practical, on-the-job training to deliver an intensive and holistic financial services training programme which equips every participant with practical skills and competencies in cross-functional areas of the financial services sector.

Upon completion of Kawader, individuals are differentiated from their peers by having advanced skills in leadership, management and personal development, as well as an in-depth understanding of local and international economic and financial services topics. In addition to their university degrees, they will have three internationally-recognised professional qualifications as well as real-life work experience at a best-in-class professional organisation, making them the most sought-after Qatari human capital in the country’s rapidly developing economy.

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