Emirates College for Financial Sciences
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Emirates College for Financial Sciences in Dubai
|College name||Emirates College for Financial Sciences|
|Executive body or owner||Emirates Institute for Banking and Financial Studies|
|Date founded||March 2014|
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|Type of institute||college|
|College location / area||Dubai Academic City (no map)|
|Postal address||PO Box 341400, Dubai, UAE|
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The Emirates College for Financial Sciences (ECFS) is the new name for the Emirates Institute for Banking and Financial Studies (EIBFS) in Dubai, as of Mar 2014. Also referred to as the Emirates College of Finance (ECF). But not the College of Financial and Management Sciences (CFMS) (is in Islamabad Pakistan, not UAE), or the (University, Center) College of Banking and Financial Studies (in Mumbai India, Doha Qatar, Muscat Oman, and other locations). On 11 Mar 2014, the new building was officially opened in Dubai International Academic City (DIAC) by HH Sheikh Mohammed, the Ruler of Dubai, and UAE Vice-President and Prime Minister.
Contact details are for EIBFS Dubai campus according to EIBFS information, contact details for ECFS not provided, unless the same as for EIBFS Dubai.
New campus project cost AED 150 million, facilities include classrooms, laboratories, a theater or auditorium. Campus land area total 37,000 sq meters.
EIBFS is also located in Abu Dhabi and Sharjah. EIBFS branches in Abu Dhabi and Sharjah are listed as accredited by the UAE Commission for Academic Accreditation (CAA), part of the Ministry of Higher Education (MOHESR), but the Dubai EIBFS branch and the new ECFS are not in the CAA list of accredited institutes in the UAE. Possibly because ECFS Dubai is located in an academic free zone.
Website for ECFS not provided, appears to be still using old EIBFS website at www.eibfs.ae. Domain www.eibfs.com forwards to the .ae version.
Domain www.ecf.ae forwards to website for Fujairah Building Industries (www.fujfbi.ae). Domain www.ecfs.ae not available. Last checked Mar 2014.
Official WAM news release said about:
founding date and UAE campuses - "Sheikh Mohammed viewed a documentary on the inception of the institute, which was founded in 1983 and has two branches, the first in Abu Dhabi and the second in Sharjah."
accreditation and approved courses - "The college specialises in ... programmes and courses accredited by Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research. The college awards graduates Bachelor of Science degree in Banking."
New name according to official WAM news release, and Sheikh Mohammed's website 11 Mar 2014: At the closing of the ceremony, Sheikh Mohammed launched new identity of the Institute to become "the Emirates College for Financial Sciences".
New name according to EIBFS press release 11 Mar 2014: His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, on Tuesday inaugurated the new building of Emirates College of Finance (ECF) located at Dubai Academic City.
Reference to the new ECFS name not found on EIBFS website, only the ECF name. Not clear which is the correct official name in English then.
Majority of students are Arab with about a third of them UAE Nationals. Language of instruction is English.
Last update 26 March 2014
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