Masters in Islamic Finance

Top 6 Master's Degrees in Islamic Finance 2017

Islamic Finance

A Masters degree is an academic degree awarded to individuals who successfully denote a higher level of expertise. There are two main types of Masters - taught and research.

A Master in Islamic Finance is now an important degree due to the new Islamic institutions operating in more than 75 countries. It will provide the knowledge of Islamic finance processes such it’s moral, legal and regulatory frameworks. It will also teach how to comply with the Shariah laws.

Master's Program in Islamic Finance

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Master of Science in Islamic Finance

Geneva Business School (GBS)
Campus Full time Part time 18  September 2017 Spain Barcelona Switzerland Geneva + 3 more

The Master in Islamic Finance is a comprehensive post graduate program for people who are seeking a detailed understanding of the concepts and mechanisms of Islamic Finance. [+]

The Master in Islamic Finance is a comprehensive post graduate program for people who are seeking a detailed understanding of the concepts and mechanisms of Islamic Finance. The program offers 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. Facts Duration: 18 months Credits: 90 ECTS Language: English Intakes: February and September Degree Awarded: Master of Science in Finance Major in Islamic Finance. Exchange Program: Rotate between campuses. We offer the opportunity of studying in all of our campuses during the 18 months of the master program. Internships: GBS work with the bests and for the bests. All of our students have guaranteed internships with the most important enterprises with world-wide recognition. Location: Geneva Campus and Barcelona Campus Program The program requires the successful completion of 90 credits. The program consists of 4 groups of courses common for all Masters, from which students may select the desired subjects to study: Core Courses, Elective Courses, Master Thesis and the following Orientation Courses, which are mandatory to complete the selected major: Islamic Accounting Introduction to Islamic Finance Principle of Islamic Jurisprudence Islamic Banking Islamic Insurance – Takaful Case Studies Career Options The program is of particular relevance to those working in, or planning to work in: Islamic Banker Adviser Islamic Banking Finance Manager Banking Relationship Manager Application and Admissions Selection Criteria GBS’s selection process emphasises leadership potential, academic ability, personal qualities and competencies. We are looking for candidates with managerial experience, people skills and a proven academic record. Admission Requirements Bachelor degree or equivalent in a related field (plus 2 years experience). For Executive Master, 5 years experience Completed application form with passport photo included Photocopy of all academic diplomas or certificates Official English exam results: IELTS 6.0, TOEFL IBT 70, proof of studying previously in an English speaking environment for a minimum of 3 years, or successful completion of the university’s admission examination. Photocopy of your passport Receipt for the payment of the application fee Curriculum Vitae (C.V.) 1 Recommendation letter [-]

Master in Islamic Finance

University of Sarajevo School of Economics and Business
Campus Full time October 2017 Bosnia and Herzegovina Sarajevo

The goal of Master studies entitled „Islamic Banking + 2“, which is carried out as a collaboration between the School of Economics and Business Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina) and University of Bolton (UK), is to acquire additional knowledge from the field of Islamic Banking and Finances. Studies are practice-oriented and have been intended for managers of all levels in... [+]

The goal of Master studies entitled „Islamic Banking + 2“, which is carried out as a collaboration between the School of Economics and Business Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina) and University of Bolton (UK), is to acquire additional knowledge from the field of Islamic Banking and Finances. Studies are practice-oriented and have been intended for managers of all levels in banking sector, banking professionals and graduate BA (the First Bologna cycle) students, who see their business future in the banking sector, particularly in the field of Islamic Banking as the fastest growing segment of banking industry. Studies are to be carried out entirely in English language. We have a full confidence that these studies o School of Economics and Business Sarajevo, being the only one of a kind in the region of Central and Southeast Europe, will enable its students to acquire new, yet ‘different’ competences and skills, and, in this way, create conditions for them to find jobs in a comparatively shorter period of time and to start a successful career in banking industry. Administrational support for the programme will be carried out through the Center of Islamic Economics, Banking and Finance at the SEBS. All classes will be held at the campus Sarajevo, SEBS facilities. Curriculum I Semester 1. Research Methodology (RM) 2. Basics of Islamic Law and Economy 3. Islamic Banking and Finance 4. Islamic Business Law 5. Professional Practice – Internship I II Semester 1. Financing Models of Islamic Banks 2. Islamic Insurance-Takaful 3. Comparative Accounting 4. Conventional Banking 5. Professional Practice – Internship II III Semester 1. Advanced Islamic Banking and Finance 2. Islamic Bank Risk Management 3. Islamic Capital Markets 4. Investments Analysis from Islamic Banking Perspective 5. Project – Preparation of the application for Master Thesis IV Semester 1. Master Thesis After completion of this study programme, students will get join award from University of Sarajevo and University of Bolton. Programme is in validation process from Bolton University. The Programme outcomes By the end of study programme students will be able to: Describe and evaluate the application of key concept of Islamic economy, banking and finances, Explain and analyse the impact of Islamic economy, banking and finances on global economic movements worldwide (notably in Muslim countries), Europe (particularly in Great Britain), and the regions of Central and Southeast Europe (specifically Bosnia and Herzegovina), Formulate the strategy of appearance and approach to investors and business entities, which prefer ethical principles in their business dealings, Comment and present tea sic concepts of Islamic economy, banking and finances, the advantages and shortcomings, incentives and impediments to the development of Islamic banking and finances in Europe, and, in particular, in Great Britain and Bosnia and Herzegovina, Report, interpret and analyse the primary and secondary data and information from the field of Islamic banking and finances, Use the competences and skills for their advanced research in the field of Islamic economy, banking and finances, and also for the practical work in any given Islamic institutions at home and abroad. School of Economics and Business Sarajevo University of Sarajevo and School of Economics and Business Sarajevo (SEBS) is the public/ state Faculty with a long and referent academic background and with a lot of experiences in the international cooperation with other and with accredited international academic programs from European Accreditation Agency EFMD . Also, SEBS has several courses offered in the field of Islamic banking and finance. Also, we have one successful master program supported by BBI bank. Last year SEBS enrolled second generation of the master students in the field of IBEF, and until now about 50 students were in this program (all local students). Also, on the undergraduate level, there is one study program in which Islamic banking is core course, and on all programs Islamic banking and finance could be chosen by students as an elective course. Until now, in last several years, more than 500 students chose and passed this course. Now, SEBS has its own full time employed scholars that teach and research in the field of IBEF and also several scholars from other institutions from Bosnia but and from the other countries (UK, USA). SEBS is the only educational institution in B-H that has been a member of European Foundation for Management Development - EFMD and member of The Association to Advance Collegiate School of Business – AACSB. SEBS has been granted the accreditation by the Austrian Agency for Quality Assurance. At present, SEBS is the only faculty in Bosnia and Herzegovina that holds a European accreditation, which means that this institution and its diplomas will be recognized in the European Education Area. SEBS also introduced quality management system in accordance with ISO 9001:2008. In 2009, SEBS gained certification by Bureau Veritas. Introduction and certification of Quality Management System by ISO Standard verifies SEBS as a successful institution in development and implementation of academic programs for 1st, 2nd and 3rd study cycle of higher education and non-academic degree programs, courses and training according to the Life Long Learning concept. University of Bolton The University of Bolton is a public resource for professional knowledge and learning, working with and on behalf of people and organizations to solve practical problems. The University of Bolton is a local institution with international reach. The University traces its educational roots all the way back to 1824 when it opened as one of the first mechanics institutes. Granted university status in 2005, Bolton now has a global student body of around 11,000 - including all campuses and affiliates. The University is based on a modern, compact, town-center campus and the teaching quality has consistently won the highest ratings possible from the Government’s quality control agency. Their strong industry links allows them to provide a large number of professionally accredited courses through partnerships that include several institutions. More than 30 of their courses are professionally accredited, reflecting the industryneeds focus of their courses’ content. In 2013 has seen the launch of Bolton Business School| – housing Business, Law and Accountancy, along with the Centre of Islamic Finance| under one roof. The Centre for Islamic Finance at the University of Bolton is a new initiative to facilitate research and promoting the understanding of Islamic Finance through lectures, conferences and short courses.   The Centre for Islamic Finance was launched in 2012 with an inaugural lecture given by Dr Ahmed Ali, President. [-]

Masters in Islamic Finance Practice

INCEIF The Global University of Islamic Finance
Campus or Online Full time Part time January 2017 Malaysia Kuala Lumpur

The Masters in Islamic Finance Practice (MIFP) programme is a postgraduate course aimed at producing industry practitioners with global insight, holistic knowledge and cutting-edge expertise in Islamic Finance. [+]

Masters Programs in Islamic Finance. Nurturing Future Captains of the Islamic Finance Industry The Masters in Islamic Finance Practice (MIFP) programme is a postgraduate course aimed at producing industry practitioners with global insight, holistic knowledge and cutting-edge expertise in Islamic Finance. It is accredited by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA), and is designed by renowned international thought leaders, academicians and experts from both conventional and Shariah financial fields, ensuring that scholars graduate with a working knowledge of both disciplines. The course modules cover a wide range of critical topics ranging from wealth management, banking and investment to financial services, ethics and governance. The programme will provide students with a comprehensive and practical understanding of Islamic economics, finance and Shariah as well as the environment in which Islamic Finance players operate within. Benefits of On Campus Study The Malaysian Advantage Experience Islamic finance in action in the cradle of modern Islamic finance where strong regulatory support has spearheaded a robust industry. Network With Industry Experts In addition to attending regular classes and tutorials, students interact with industry experts during the regular industry talks where invited industry speakers give presentations on the practical aspects of Islamic finance. Online Distance Studies Online students can register and sit for the examinations in Malaysia or elsewhere in the world. E-Learning with study material Each semester, students are provided study and reference material in hardcopy and softcopy. Students are strongly supported through e-learning forums. Similar duration as On-Campus study By taking the full number of papers each semester, online students can complete 15 papers in 12 months, the same as on-campus students. Online students who do not attend the face-face tutorials may participate in e-tutorial (webinar) sessions where they can communicate directly with the lecturers. Option for exam venue Students can choose between taking their Final examination in Malaysia or in their country of residence. Entry Requirements Applicants who wish to enrol in this programme must possess one of the following: Bachelor’s Degree with minimum CGPA 2.50 (any discipline); or Diploma/STPM/Matriculation/A-Levels certification (or the equivalent qualifications) with minimum 5 years relevant working experience; must be aged over 35 years old on the 1st January of the application year; or Diploma/STPM/Matriculation/A-level holder or equivalent, aged between 30-35 years old, may apply by submitting the certificate of Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) from Malaysian Qualification Agency (MQA) Potential students must also be competent in English to actively participate in class and group discussions, fulfilling at least one of these criteria: Test of English as Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a score of 550; or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) level 6; or Malaysian University English Test (MUET) band 4 MASTERS IN ISLAMIC FINANCE PRACTICE MIFP is a professional degree. The programme has strong theoretical underpinnings; its primary purpose is to offer knowledge for application in professional practice. It prepares a student for a life of practice in the student’s particular profession. It provides students with the fundamental knowledge as well as competencies on which they can build upon to advance their careers upon graduation. It equips graduates with managerial and decision-making skills. It may serve as preparation for advanced studies at the doctoral level. [-]

Master of Islamic Finance and Banking

Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation (APU)
Campus Full time 16  September 2017 Malaysia Kuala Lumpur

This programme of Master in Islamic Banking and Finance aims to produce graduates that are competent, possessing both in depth knowledge and a wide range of skills in Islamic Finance, banking and investment, making them capable of meeting the growing needs of industry, research and education in Malaysia and worldwide. [+]

Master of Islamic Banking and Finance This programme of Master in Islamic Banking and Finance aims to produce graduates that are competent, possessing both in depth knowledge and a wide range of skills in Islamic Finance, banking and investment, making them capable of meeting the growing needs of industry, research and education in Malaysia and worldwide. This programme is also to support the vision and ambition of the government of Malaysia to make Malaysia a centre of innovation and excellence in the Islamic financial world. Admission Requirements Bachelor’s degree with minimum CGPA of 2.50 or equivalent as acceptable by the Senate; OR Bachelor’s degree or equivalent but for CGPA below 2.50; can be accepted provided that the candidates must have 5 years working experience in relevant field. Graduates of equivalent qualifications who have several years of relevant industry experience. Evidence of satisfactory English language skills is required for candidates where English is not their first language, such as IELTS 6.0 or above or TOEFL 550 or above. Who should attend This programme is specifically designed to produce professionals equipped with expertise in both the conventional finance and Shariah for a career in the banking services or investment as well as any Islamic financial institutions. It is also for those executives and managers desiring specialisation in Islamic banking and finance in order to assist personal development and career advancements in the banking and finance industry. The Benefits of This Programme On successful completion of this programme, you will be able to : Demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge of contemporary issues in Islamic and conventional finance and ability to compare and contrast between Islamic and conventional financial markets in a global setting. Identify the ethical and legal responsibilities in Islamic and conventional finance and determine their impact on financial decision making. Plan and conduct a research project in a professional and ethical manner. Analyze and respond to Islamic financial management problems and opportunities to think critically and suggest possible solutions. Conceptualize Islamic financial management issues into coherent written statements and oral presentations. Programme Modules & Project / Dissertation The modules of this programme will provide the knowledge and analytical skill to explore and explain the principles and practices of Islamic banking and finance. Core Modules Optional Modules* Quantitative Methods For Decision Making Islamic Financial Institutions and markets Islamic Banking Products and Services Islamic Jurisprudence Islamic Economics Islamic Banking Operations Islamic Risk Management Islamic Capital Markets Takaful Research Methodology Dissertation OR Islamic Financial Planning Accounting for Islamic Financial Institutions Islamic Law of contracts Project Paper/Case Study Dissertation Training in research methods, through the Research Methodology Module, in addition to close supervision, will encourage you to develop your research skills so that you can complete your dissertation or project paper efficiently. The dissertation helps you to develop the kind of skills you will need for work in a variety of careers, as well as to develop your specific ability to research and analyse academic problems. The research will enable you to exercise critical judgment and illustrate how economic analysis has relevance to financial decision taking. The main purpose of this dissertation/project undertaking is to allow you to explore your area of interest and to apply the right approach or methodology and again to arrive at the rightful solutions that best suit or solve the problems at hands. You will be expected to deal with your chosen topic in a competent and scholarly manner, and to display critical discrimination and a sense of proportion in evaluating evidence and the opinions of others. Dual Degree Award: APU, Malaysia & Staffordshire University, UK [-]

Masters in Islamic Financial Management (MIFM)

Effat University
Campus Full time September 2017 Saudi Arabia Jeddah

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Masters Programs in Islamic Finance. The MIFM is the first degree in Islamic financial management at KSA. It focuses on financial management and answers real needs apparent in the industry. It is the outcome of an innovative collaboration between Effat University and theEcole Supérieure des Affaires (ESA), a Middle East business school renowned for the training it offers in the principles of Islamic finance (The Bankers, 2007), and the Rotterdam School of Management (RSM), a business school ranked among the top 10 by the Wall Street International Ranking and internationally famous for the quality of its financial management programs. Effat University partnered with Shariyah Review Bureau (SRB) to secure its Shari’a Review services for its Masters Program in Islamic Finance. SRB is a Middle East based Supervisory orientated consulting firm with a scholarly presence in more than 7 countries from MENA and Asian region. SRB reviewed and meticulously studied the referential authenticity of the sources used to make up the program and validated the programs recognition in light of Shari’a standards issued by Accounting & Auditing Organization for Islamic Financial Institutes (AAOIFI). The MIFM Philosophy The MIFM Program, embraces both Islamic and conventional finance. Islamic finance benefits from the insights and the excellent technical instruments developed by conventional finance; conventional finance enjoys a broader scope by recognizing and including the ethical underpinning of the Islamic finance industry. This view thus expands the potential of the field of finance and offers a clear strategic edge to firms that can modify their mindsets. In particular, MIFM offers this key benefit to its students. The MIFM program contains a balanced mix of conventional and Islamic finance modules. This structure enables students to gain a clear overview on the similarities, divergences, and synergies between Islamic and conventional finance and prepares them to hold key positions in the Islamic banking industry. Vision The Masters in Islamic Financial Management (MIFM) program strives to fulfill the potential of Islamic finance by educating a new generation of managers that will benefit from the synergies between Islamic and conventional finance. Mission The mission of the Masters in Islamic Financial Management (MIFM) program is to cater to a wide range of managers in conventional and Islamic financial institutions including investment bankers, portfolio managers and risk management specialists. The program distinguishes itself by providing the necessary management techniques in fulfilling the potential of Islamic finance applications, assessing risk, evaluating performance and efficient decision making, in order to strive in a highly competitive industry. [-]

Master of Islamic Finance by Coursework

Universiti Brunei Darussalam Faculty of Business, Economics and Policy Studies (FBEPS)
Campus Full time Part time 18 - 48  August 2017 Brunei Bandar Seri Begawan + 1 more

The objectives of Master of Islamic Finance programme are to develop competent professionals equipped with technical skills capable of managing the challenges in the areas [+]

Master of Islamic Finance

The objectives of Master of Islamic Finance (MIF) programme are to develop competent professionals equipped with technical skills capable of managing the challenges in the areas of Islamic financial products and services. Students will be provided with practical skills and knowledge about the dynamic of Islamic finance to enable them to excel in the working environment with special emphasis on Islamic ethical and moral values.  Offered inAugust

DurationFull time – 18 months.Part time – 2-4 years

Structure9 core modules and any 3 optional modules to be fully completed. Each module carries 4 modular credits.... [-]