ADGM Academy is part of Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), an International Financial Centre (IFC) located in the capital city of the United Arab Emirates. The Academy has been established with the vision of becoming one of the leading academies in the region, providing world-class financial research and training services.

Delivering world class financial education and literacy, ADGM Academy will help to position Abu Dhabi as a leading global financial centre. This will be achieved through globally recognised educational and experiential programmes on a range of topics and qualifications in banking, finance, leadership, entrepreneurship, technical and soft skills.


“The real asset of any advanced nation is its people, especially the educated ones, and the prosperity and success of the people are measured by the standard of their education.”

The Late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan

Our vision is to support the Emirati workforce in advancing its skills in the financial sector, by bringing high quality educational programmes to Abu Dhabi.


The Academy is situated in state-of-the-art training facilities in the heart of ADGM, Abu Dhabi’s Independent Financial Centre (IFC) located on Al Maryah Island. You can view our facilities here.

The Academy provides a unique environment that combines high quality learning with stimulating debate around financial matters, enhancing the learning experience of everyone who visits us to engage in training and events, or comes to meet with our experts. We welcome enquiries from companies, partners, speakers and subject matter experts.

All the main aspects of financial education are covered by three Centres: Diagnostics, Employability and Career Counselling, the Services of which are delivered through seven Schools, encompassing Banking & Finance, Digital & FinTech, Entrepreneurship, National Development, Personal Development and Professional Development. You can reserve places on our extensive course programmes, or request completely bespoke training courses delivered at the Academy, or at a location of your choice throughout the MENA region.