Master Degree in Islamic Finance in Asia

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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.

Students who complete a part of their degree in Asia are growing in numbers. Currently, the second and the third biggest economies are in Asia. Without limitation, students have described their time in Asia as the best experience of their lives. Today, three of the four most populated countries of the world are in Asia: China, India, and Indonesia.

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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 in Islamic Finance in Asia 2017. 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 months 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 4 years September 2017 Saudi Arabia Jeddah

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Masters in Islamic Finance in Asia 2017. 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 months 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.... [-]