The DIFC Academy has partnered with leading academic institutions and organisations to offer you a comprehensive suite of courses, workshops and programmes to help build expertise, enhance skills and to meet your professional requirements.
LL.M. International Business Law
In association with Universite Paris II
The LL.M. (Legum Magister -Master in Laws) in International Business Law deals mainly with practical case studies and certain key subjects, with a pluridisciplinary focus. It prepares students and professionals for operations such as large acquisitions or market transactions, cross border mergers, complex financing, restructuring, LBOs, financial engineering, and industrial projects. These are interesting operations, offering difficulties that often lead to innovative solution seeking. It is particularly educational to study them and analyse the legal, financial or accounting issues raised. Thus, contracts, guarantees, financing and international trade litigation, among other basic subjects, can be studied from different angles.
Fintech Navigator Course
In association with Pearson Professional
The Pearson Fintech Navigator course will explore how Fintech is disrupting the status quo in the financial sector, providing you with the knowledge and skills required to take advantage of the opportunities this disruption presents. The course culminates in a project in which you and your peers present a new business or product idea that could be eligible for local or regional funding opportunities. During the course you will develop an in-depth understanding of both the risks and opportunities associated with this exciting period of change and innovation. Supported by world-leading Fintech experts David Shrier, Alex ‘Sandy’ Pentland, Christopher Tucci and a local instructional facilitator (Facilitator), you will develop a broad and deep understanding of what Fintech is and the radical impact that it will have on the future of the financial system. As well as developing your knowledge of Fintech, the course will help you develop design thinking skills and become part of a professional network, providing you with the tools to leverage the exciting and world-changing opportunities offered by the rise of Fintech
Webinar: UAE Economic Substance Regulations
In association with DIFC Authority- Legal Affairs
The UAE introduced the Economic Substance Regulations, applicable in free zones as well as on-shore, to honour its commitment as a member of the OECD Inclusive Framework on Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (“BEPS”), and in response to a review of the UAE tax reporting framework by the European Union (EU). The purpose of the Regulations is to ensure that UAE entities undertaking certain activities report actual profits that are commensurate with the economic activity undertaken within the UAE.
MasterClass Certified Ethical Hacker Master…
In association with EC-Council
The Certified Ethical Hacker certification is one of the most sought-after cybersecurity certifications around the globe. Organizations like the DoD, and ANSI have endorsed and/or accredited the CEH course. Want to Master CEH? This program incorporates instruction and practice to get students ready to take the CEH certification exam as well as the CEH Practical Exam. Candidates who successfully pass both exams earn the CEH Master credential as well as their CEH certification. And if that wasn’t enough to get your blood pumping, we are bundling either the ECSA pen-test self-paced program to help you get your skills moving toward a career in pen-testing or the CHFI self-paced program to help you get you ready for a career in computer forensics.
Cybersecurity: Risks and Effective Protection…
In association with Lexis Nexis, BSA Ahmad Bin Hezeem & Associates LLP
DIFC Academy, in partnership with LexisNexis and BSA Ahmad Bin Hezeem & Associates LLP will host two webinar sessions which will cover:
Investing in the UAE and Gulf: Mergers &…
In association with Lexis Nexis, King & Spalding Law
DIFC Academy in collaboration with King & Spalding Law and LexisNexis, is running online training series on everything you need to know about investing in the UAE and Gulf, from the Laws to the latest trends.
Developments in Commercial Contracts…
In association with Lexis Nexis, Fichte & Co
DIFC Academy in partnership with , LexisNexis and Fichte & Co will host a webinar that will look at several different elements of commercial contracts, providing practical guidance on what to look out for when creating contracts for your organisation, as well as how to deal with any issues that might arise.
Blockchain: Understanding Its Uses and…
In association with Pearson Professional
Blockchain technology is changing how business is executed. It’s important to understand why blockchain is different and how it works in comparison with technologies of the past. The first segment of this course covers all the main concepts of what Blockchain is. It discusses how it began as a triple ledger system first introduced for the administration of the cryptocurrency Bitcoin, and how it is now applied to all aspects of business including government, banking, supply chains, and a host of other industries. It also analyzes the concept of transparent ledgers, both public and permissioned, and focuses on using cryptography to achieve consensus, immutability, and governance of transactions. This is all part of Blockchain’s ability to provide “trusted data from untrusted sources,” disrupting traditional accounting methodologies and international trade. The course then dives into the various methods of blockchain governance that currently exist in the marketplace as well as how consensus fits into governance. It explores how to reach consensus through proof-of-work or proof-of-stake with online education content from the Linux Foundation and live-webinars from Loredana Manushaqa. Other aspects of the course include examining the very specific features of blockchain that solve problems that have been difficult to overcome in the past with more centralized architectures. The final part of the course takes a deep dive into the various use cases of blockchain, complete with analyzing real examples of how different industries are executing the technology and improving their business. Examining a problem, and then depicting a blockchain use case that solves the problem, will help gain an understanding of how blockchain is applied to real -world situations. This course contains specific elements to help you engage with the content and other people in the course, network with the appropriate stakeholders, and progress through to the next step in your academic or professional career.