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MSc in Islamic Banking, Finance and International Business

MSc in Islamic Banking, Finance and International Business

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1 year

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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

International Banking International Business Studies Finance / Accounting (General) Financial Management Business & Finance

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Course Summary


This degree is taught in collaboration with the University of Dundee. They have a strong history and expertise of teaching traditional finance and economics and will draw upon the expertise in Islamic finance and wider Islamic studies on offer at Al-Maktoum College. Few degrees of this kind exist in the UK.

You will develop your understanding of the application of Islamic commercial law in relation to Islamic financial institutions and financial products, as well as the emergence and working mechanisms of Islamic capital markets.

Topics you will cover include the operations of Islamic banks and Islamic financial markets, alongside the nature of risk and its management in Islamic financial institutions

You will explore contemporary issues and debates in Islamic finance and gain an understanding of the internationalisation strategies and strategic decisions in business.

Throughout the course, you'll also develop your broader skills in wider international business.


Our teaching methods include:

  • lectures
  • workshops
  • group work
  • student presentations

You'll also be able to attend guest lectures and workshops from professionals and organisations. These sessions will complement what you learn in class and offer you the chance to hear from industry.


You are assessed through a combination of coursework and a final assessment held at the end of each semester.


The module provides students with an advanced understanding of risks associated with Islamic financial products and institutions and allows them to develop critical reasoning of issues arising in managing different risks at the institutional and regulatory levels in relation to compliancy with Islamic value system. You will critically examine the role of different stakeholders in managing different risks at the institutional and regulatory levels and evaluate Shari?ah compliant risk management instruments and systems to mitigate risks in Islamic finance.
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Entry requirements

Generally a good (at least a second class Honours degree or equivalent) first degree in any subject which has enabled the applicant to develop analytical and quantitative skills. If you are concerned that your qualifications do not meet our normal expectation you may apply, but you should include a short personal statement concerning your general interest in your own education, work experience and prior relevant learning. Places are limited and early application is advised even for well-qualified candidates.