List of Islamic Banking and Finance University

International Islamic University of Malaysia

IIUM Institute of Islamic Banking and Finance. IIiBF was officially established in January 2005 as a centre of excellence for education and research in Islamic banking and finance with the aim of educating and producing competent graduates and scholars knowledgeable in Shariah and related modern disciplines pertaining to the fields of law, economics, finance, management, accounting and information technology.

IIiBF, students are given thorough groundings in both theoretical and applied research on Islamic banking and finance with industry exposure so as to develop their creative skills in devising new and comprehensive Islamic financial instruments and products for the public and the industry at large.

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Durham University, United Kingdom

At Durham we’ve been pioneers in research and education in Islamic finance, economics and management for over 25 years. With Islamic financial institutions now operating in more than 75 countries worldwide, and working with brands with assets approaching US$2 trillion, Islamic finance has become an important influence on the world’s financial stage.

At the heart of this dynamic area of study is the Durham Centre for Islamic Economics and Finance, a collaboration between the Business School and the School of Government and International Affairs.

You’ll work closely with world-class academics to develop the highly specific knowledge, critical awareness and analytical skills that global employers need. And you’ll be at the cutting edge of thinking thanks to the Centre’s key role in organising and sponsoring international conferences in collaboration with other leading academic institutions.

Add to this specialist support from our careers advisors and alumni network, and this programme gives you an excellent platform for making your mark in the competitive business world.

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INCEIF, Malaysia

The MSc in Islamic Finance offers in-depth education in the key areas of Islamic economics, finance and Shariah from both the theoretical and applied aspects. The course modules will enable students to have a comprehensive understanding of the economic, financial and legal environment in which providers of Islamic financial services operate. The objective of the programme is to produce professionals equipped with expertise in both the conventional finance and Shariah.

INCEIF has received approval from Ministry of Higher Education to launch the MSc in Islamic Finance, in lieu of Masters in Islamic Finance (MIF), beginning September 2013.

The MSc in Islamic Finance would be awarded to students enrolling from September 2013 onwards.

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BIBF, Bahrain

BIBF plays a vital role in the training and development of human capital in the Kingdom of Bahrain. Our commitment to excellence has strengthened our position as the top provider of quality education across all major business disciplines. We serve as a partner to numerous world-class institutions; delivering thought leadership, research and advisory, assessment and training in the areas of Accounting and Finance, Academic, Executive Development, Banking, Leadership and Management, Insurance, Islamic Finance and Information Technology; resulting in a complete business solution.

BIBF covers a wide spectrum of subject matter, with over 300 different courses offered to the financial and corporate market; tailor-made training solutions based on organisational requirements; specialised programmes taught by leading market specialists; and professional qualifications and degree programmes in partnership with major international organisations.

BIBF continues to exceed global benchmarks for many of the qualifications it offers with its affiliates.

Since its inception in 1981, BIBF has grown from training 450 applicants a year primarily within the banking industry, to 20,000 drawing participants from all sectors of the economy, and are proud to have qualified over 200,000 learners in the last 3 decades.

 Our faculty comprise of market practitioners, academics and qualified senior industry professionals. Their diverse backgrounds ensure an enriched participant experience, striking the perfect balance between theory and practice.

BIBF has made its mark internationally with clients in Asia, Africa, Europe, USA and the Middle East, well on its way to becoming the global institute of choice.

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Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Qatar

Hamad bin Khalifa University (HBKU), a member of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science, and Community Development (QF), has been established to continue fulfilling QF’s vision of unlocking human potential. HBKU is an emerging research university building its foundation upon innovative and unique collaborations with local and international partners. 
Located within Education City on the western edge of Doha, the capital city of Qatar, HBKU seeks to provide unparalleled opportunities where inquiry and discovery are integral to teaching and learning at all levels, combining the riches of Arab culture with international perspectives. It will deliver an array of research education Masters and Doctoral programs through its interdisciplinary graduate Colleges: College of Science and Engineering, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, HBKU Law School, College of Public Health, College of Business, and Qatar Faculty of Islamic Studies. 

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Salford University, UK

You will gain the necessary skills and knowledge required to work in this growing and sophisticated banking and finance sector.

On completion of your programme you will be able to effectively perform relevant banking and finance tasks, including specific requirements of Islamic banking, financial products and services.

You will also learn to be effective, working independently and as part of a team, while critically evaluating and developing good practice in the planning and management of general, commercial and Islamic banking and financial products and services.

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Bangor University, UK

Over the past two or three decades or so, Islamic banking and finance has emerged as another viable way of financial intermediation. It has gained credibility and has spread worldwide and is the preferred way of banking for one fifth of the world’s population.

These taught MSc and MA offer an opportunity to study the structure of the Islamic banking and finance industry, including its theoretical foundations, products, performance, Islamic financial instruments and risk management issues. These and other topics will be studied within the wider context of the banking and finance industry worldwide. There is an MA version of this programme and whilst the MSc is more suitable for candidates with some previous background in mathematics, statistics or econometrics, the MA is more suitable for candidates who prefer a less quantitative approach to their studies.

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University of South Wales, UK

The MSc Islamic Banking and Finance addresses the lack of experts trained in Islamic finance.

Islamic finance is presently experiencing growth rates of approximately 15-20% per annum, with predictions from rating agency Standard and Poor’s suggesting that the total number of assets controlled by Shariah compliant institutions could exceed $4 trillion.

Its performance in the current recessionary climate is a good indicator of the viability of Islamic Finance on a global scale with also Western banks opening Islamic windows. Moreover, Governments around the world are introducing new bills to incorporate Islamic banks into their financial systems.

The MSc Islamic Banking and Finance will provide the knowledge and analytical skill to explore and explain the principles and practices of Islamic banking and finance. A comprehensive understanding of the financial, economic and legal environments in which Islamic banking operates.

Students will be involved in the critical evaluation and understanding of Islamic financial instruments and risk management issues and examine the role of the capital market and its role in providing Islamic finance.

Wales accounts for 49,000 employees in the financial and professional services sector, and is predicted to see further growth in the next 10 years, as the sector grows, there will be an increase in demand for a skilled workforce.

You could be part of this workforce, you will be studying in Atlantic House, which is right in the heart of Cardiff’s Business Enterprise Zone and is very close to the University’s Cardiff Campus.

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University of East London, UK

This course will give you a thorough grounding in the principles and practice of Islamic finance and banking, which have grown rapidly in Western Europe over the past two decades.

Combining a study of how specifically Islamic finance works and how this compares and contrasts with the underlying ideas of the faith and Western financial practices, this master’s course provides a unique perspective on an expanding sector.

Our base in London, close to the the financial powerhouses of the City of London and Canary Wharf, is a major benefit as you will have the opportunity to access leading Islamic banking and financial institutions for a work placement and additional expertise.

You should have a keen interest in the subject and will probably aspire to a career in this or a related field.

As well as gaining knowledge and understanding, you will learn practical, analytical skills to support you in your future working life.

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