8 June 2021
AFI, in collaboration with the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management, is launching the ninth session of its online training module, ‘Certified Expert in Financial Inclusion Policy (CEFI)’. Launched in 2017 by the two institutions, this is their first ever online training module and has seen eight successful intakes so far.
Participants continue to benefit from a world-class education experience of a top-ranked business school, combined with the expertise from the world’s leading organization for financial inclusion policymakers.
Who should sign up for the course?
What is the course content?
This course provides an understanding of the design and implementation of regulatory frameworks that help promote financial inclusion. The seven units are as follows:
|Unit 1||Aligning the Goals of Financial Inclusion, Integrity and Stability|
|Unit 2||Measuring Financial Inclusion|
|Unit 3||Digital Financial Services|
|Unit 4||Consumer Empowerment and Market Conduct|
|Unit 5||MSME Finance|
|Unit 6||Microcredit, Microsavings and Microinsurance|
|Unit 7||National Financial Inclusion Strategies|
For more details on each unit, click HERE
What is unique about the course?
This is the first online course on financial inclusion that has a very clear focus on the policy aspects of financial inclusion. The course will help develop skills to draft and analyze policies and to design strategies most relevant to emerging economies.
What are the benefits of the course?
How much does it cost?
The course is priced at EUR1,550. Registrations received before or on 15 July 2021 are eligible for an early bird discount. With the early bird discount, the course costs EUR1,350.
|Course fees||AFI member institutions||Non-member institutions|
|Price before 15 July 2021||EUR1,350||EUR1,350|
|Price after 15 July 2021||EUR1,550||EUR1,550|
|Price for paid-up AFI member institutions only||EUR1,050||Not applicable|
|Certificate fee||Digital certificate – free|
Hard copy certificate- EUR50
|Digital certificate – free|
Hard copy certificate- EUR50
The final exam takes place online for 2 hours.
How to register?
Registrations for the next intake (September 2021 – February 2022) will open on 1 June 2021 on Frankfurt School of Finance & Management website.
Please note that discounts can only be granted if participants chose “bank transfer” as payment option. Frankfurt School can cater for PayPal or credit card payment at a later stage upon request.
When does the course begin and end?
The course for the next intake begins on 1 September 2021 and is required to be completed within six months. The program structure is flexible and can be self-paced. In total, a workload of 150 hours is expected, which averages at three to four hours of self-study per week and work during the six months period (self-study, online lectures, reading, final exam preparation).
How are the assessments completed?
Each unit ends with an online test that consists of multiple choice questions. Participants must pass these tests to get access to the subsequent module. The final exam takes place online. In order to take the final exam digitally, you must have a microphone and webcam for proctoring, as well as stable power connection or a fully chargeable laptop in case you are located in a region that experiences frequent power cuts.
What certification is given on completion of the course?
Upon successful completion of the exam, Frankfurt School will issue a certificate. With the certificate, participants earn six European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) credit, which can also be recognized at participating universities. If the exam is not taken or failed but participants have completed the course work, a confirmation of course completion can be issued by Frankfurt School on request.
Recognition in Frankfurt School’s Online Master of Leadership in Development Finance
CEFI is an integral part of Frankfurt School’s Online Master of Leadership in Development Finance. As such, CEFI alumni taking the online master’s program get CEFI recognized both for the syllabus and tuition fees.
We invite you to join the course to become a certified expert in financial inclusion!