The Africa Islamic Economic Foundation is an independent development organization that is dedicated to fostering knowledge, entrepreneurship, leadership development, sustainable economic growth in Africa. They promote skills development and innovation among African youth, with a special emphasis on technology transfer and wealth creation, by providing them with greater access to education and business support services to build sustainable businesses and companies with high growth potential.

Working in close collaboration with their strategic partners, they support African Governments, private sector organizations and other community-rooted institutions as a trusted and neutral advisor to explore viable economic opportunities within the context of the country’s own growth and development goals, to design and implement well-functioning market economy programs. Their services are demand driven, respond to in-country needs within the framework of national priorities and take into account varying national circumstances.

Their mission is to help shift the prevailing paradigm of economic development, and of the economy as a whole, towards a new system that is ethical, place-based, inclusive, collaborative, and ecologically sustainable. They are committed to the promotion of ventures for the intellectual nourishment of humanity. Within this, they put research work at the center of their efforts, with the goal of better understanding and interpreting trends and structures of social-economic phenomena for the advancement of knowledge.

AFRIEF and Saylor Academy have partnered to offer skill development opportunities to AFRIEF students. Learners can take any Saylor Academy course and earn fully digital, shareable certificates however AFRIEF and Saylor Academy have recommended some courses to help you start on your journey.

Learn why you should share your certificates here.

Institution Recommended Courses


Business Administration

BUS101: Introduction to Business

BUS103: Introduction to Financial Accounting

BUS105: Managerial Accounting

BUS202: Principles of Finance

BUS203: Principles of Marketing

BUS204: Business Statistics

BUS205: Business Law

BUS206: Management Information Systems

BUS208: Principles of Management

BUS209: Organizational Behavior

BUS210: Corporate Communication

BUS300: Operations Management

BUS301: Human Resource Management

BUS303: Strategic Information Technology

BUS305: Small Business Management

BUS401: Management Leadership

BUS402: Project Management

BUS403: Negotiations and Conflict Management

BUS501: Strategic Management



COMM001: Principles of Human Communication

COMM101: Public Speaking

COMM411: Public Relations


Computer Science

CS101: Introduction to Computer Science I

CS102: Introduction to Computer Science II

CS105: Introduction to Python

CS107: C++ Programming

CS120: Bitcoin for Developers I

CS201: Elementary Data Structures

CS202: Discrete Structures

CS250: Python for Data Science

CS301: Computer Architecture

CS302: Software Engineering

CS401: Operating Systems

CS402: Computer Communications and Networks

CS403: Introduction to Modern Database Systems

CS406: Information Security


English as a Second Language

ESL001: Elementary English as a Second Language

ESL002: Intermediate English as a Second Language

ESL003: Upper-Intermediate English as a Second Language

ESL004: Advanced English as a Second Language


Professional Development

CUST105: Customer Service

PRDV002: Professional Writing

PRDV003: Word Processing

PRDV004: Spreadsheets

PRDV005: Time and Stress Management

PRDV006: Spreadsheets II: Formatting and Functions

PRDV007: Spreadsheets III: Presenting Data

PRDV008: Preparing and Delivering Presentations

PRDV009: Writing Grant Proposals

PRDV010: Evaluating Sources and References

PRDV102: Resume Writing

PRDV103: Interviewing Skills

PRDV104: Professional Etiquette

PRDV151: Bitcoin for Everybody

PRDV211: Foundations of Human Communication

PRDV212: Interpersonal Communication

PRDV213: Group Communication

PRDV221: Introduction to Management

PRDV222: Management: Historical Development and Globalization

PRDV223: Organizational Culture, Diversity, and Ethics

PRDV224: Leadership and Teams

PRDV225: Managing Employees

PRDV226: Introduction to Human Resource Management

PRDV227: Introduction to Business Planning and Strategy

PRDV228: Decision-Making

PRDV229: Organization Structure, Change, and the Future of Management

PRDV230: Create a Workplace Conflict Resolution Policy

PRDV231: Elements of Ethical Leadership

PRDV304: Introduction to Supply Chain Management

PRDV401: Introduction to JavaScript I

PRDV410: Introduction to Java and Object-Oriented Programming

PRSM107: Crisis Communication

SALES103: Public Speaking for Sales