This programme is designed to offer students a sufficient coverage of theoretical frameworks, applied research, and the institutional and regulatory framework within which the industry operates for graduates to proceed to executive and senior managerial positions in Islamic banking and finance, both in private business and in central banks and regulatory authorities. This programme has been emerged from a comparison of practice in postgraduate teaching in Islamic banking and finance globally.
The programme offers an understanding and applications of the core principles of Sharia jurisprudence (fiqh muamalat) and their influence on Islamic banking, Islamic corporate finance and capital markets through the practices of Islamic accounting and accountability, corporate governance, and regulation. It also enables students to evaluate the business models and financial instruments which are used in Islamic banking and financial markets.
The programme enhances students’ understanding of a comprehensive range of research techniques and their ability to evaluate critically academic research, professional research and pronouncements and financial media articles in the contexts of Islamic banking and finance. It also offers guest speaker sessions/workshops on contemporary developments in Islamic finance, delivered by industry practitioners.
This programme captures all cognate areas of Islamic banking and finance, plus several core subjects in finance and accounting. In addition, it enables students to exercise substantial autonomy and initiative during the dissertation project and other practical projects, working from, and building upon, research teaching linkages developed during the taught part of the programme to facilitate effective knowledge exchange.
The Dubai Campus is accredited by the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) and fully licensed to teach its degrees in Dubai. All graduates receive a British degree that is accredited by Royal Charter in the UK.