For over a decade, the Dubai International Financial Centre has catered to the learning needs of the financial services industry by providing a platform for top-ranked educational institutes to deliver professional development and higher education courses.  The DIFC Academy continues this legacy by partnering with some of the world’s most reputable institutions to offer a variety of options ranging from short certificate workshops to multi-year executive MBA degree programmes.


Our Mission



Reinforcing the DIFC’s commitment to driving innovation across all aspects of the financial services industry, The Academy is an enabler of UAE Vision 2021 to build the nation’s knowledge-based economy. By partnering with local institutions, companies based in the Centre and educational providers, The Academy provides access to reputable financial services courses for UAE nationals and residents.

By building qualified human capital, this centre of learning helps to develop the capabilities that today’s financial services workforce requires.



As a platform for financial services training across the Middle East, Africa and South Asia region, The Academy helps enlarge DIFC’s unique talent pool that is drawn from across the globe.

The Academy serves as a magnet for talent into DIFC. Existing professionals come to build skills, the region’s brightest university graduates come to gain further training, and fresh graduates participate in internships, mentorships and other work-experience programmes.



Both educational institutions and students gain by being in Dubai, one of the world’s leading global cities. Cosmopolitan and welcoming, more than 200 nationalities living in Dubai make the dynamic and thriving city one of the most diverse, innovative and attractive metropolises in the world.

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Why Study at DIFC Academy 

The DIFC Academy curates a full range of impactful, regionally relevant executive education programmes that are developed in partnership with internationally recognised business schools, professional development providers, and other training academies.

The facility is also conveniently located in the heart of the DIFC, a bustling financial district that allows you to engage with over 24,000 professionals working across 2,200 companies, and offering exposure to some of the leading global and regional financial institutions and businesses.