MSc in International Business Management with Islamic Finance

London South Bank University

Program Description

MSc in International Business Management with Islamic Finance

London South Bank University

MSc International Business Management with Islamic Finance provides a systematic understanding of the core disciplines of international business, namely, management, marketing, human resource management but with a clear emphasis on Islamic finance.

You'll develop the ability to critically evaluate and appraise existing theories and ideas about changes taking place in the world of international business. You'll also build an awareness and understanding of how different cultural attitudes and beliefs shape the international business environment in different regions of the world. You'll become a more effective decision-maker, with the knowledge, understanding, confidence, and skills to engage in independent, an original thought which has practical application in the business environment.

Key modules within this pathway will focus on Islamic banking and finance, and Islamic Governance and Risk, along with other core modules of the International Business Management course.


Key course information - ordered by mode

Mode Duration Start Date Location
Full-time 1 year September Southwark Campus


Semester 1

  • International management
  • International marketing
  • International Finance and Decision Making

Semester 2

  • Strategic international human resource management
  • Islamic Banking and Finance
  • Islamic Governance and Risk

Semester 3

  • Dissertation
  • Research Methods:
    The Residential Weekend School: This will provide an opportunity for both student and supervisor to discuss areas of the proposed research. The first draft of the research proposal will already have been submitted at the end of the five-day period of teaching on research methodology. However, the student will make a formal presentation to both staff and students at the Residential. On the basis of constructive feedback, the student will then redraft the necessary parts of the proposal in the five days immediately after the Residential. As such, the object of this intensive weekend is to focus the mind of the student on how best a) the proposal can be improved, and b) how to best implement the proposal. As well as student presentations, guest speakers will highlight their experiences of conducting primary research. It is expected that there will also be at least one session for those students taking the internship on how to better integrate the internship and the applied dissertation module.

    Independent Study:
    Thereafter, students will work independently, strategically supported by guidance from the Dissertation Facilitator (DF) appointed for the dissertation.


Employment prospects are excellent. Successful students can, in addition to senior management roles, build a career in a variety of roles in consulting, marketing, finance, and human resource management. In this respect, the personal development emphasis on the course reflects the skills demanded flexible roles in managing across a variety of organizational cultures and functions inside multinational companies.

The huge increase in wealth in many Islamic countries, particularly those in the Middle East, has led to a demand for banking and finance products that comply with Muslim religious law. Other emerging markets with large Muslim populations also contribute to the growth in demand. Due to the increasing size and geographical coverage of this market, there is a growing employment market for professionals who understand the nature, structure, costing and peculiar risks of Islamic finance products, and the financial environment in which these products are traded by Islamic banks and their customers.

LSBU Employability Services

LSBU is committed to supporting you develop your employability and succeed in getting a job after you have graduated. Your qualification will certainly help, but in a competitive market, you also need to work on your employability, and on your career search. Our Employability Service will support you in developing your skills, finding a job, interview techniques, work experience or an internship, and will help you assess what you need to do to get the job you want at the end of your course. LSBU offers a comprehensive Employability Service, with a range of initiatives to complement your studies, including:

  • direct engagement from employers who come in to interview and talk to students
  • Job Shop and on-campus recruitment agencies to help your job search
  • mentoring and work shadowing schemes.

Teaching and learning

Theory and overviews will be presented in a series of formal lectures. These will be supported by a programme of seminars, including the use of videos, group work, and exercises. Case studies have an important role to play in the overall teaching strategy. These will be selected to achieve wide sectional coverage of international industry and services including traditional, service, mature and technically advanced sectors e.g. international retailing, airlines, pharmaceuticals, consumer electronics, automobiles, and computers.

Self-managed learning: students are expected to spend an average of eight hours per week in self-managed learning to support the unit. Such learning includes case study preparation; all students are expected to have undertaken a preliminary reading of the case study before attending the first week of the cycle devoted to a specific case. Self-managed learning also includes week-by-week reading in one of the core strategy set texts, assignment preparation and writing, and examination revision.

Entry requirements

Bachelor degree equivalent to UK Second Class Honours Lower Division in business or social sciences or a minimum three years' post-qualification experience in a relevant field.

All modules are subject to change by the university and may differ from the modules you are offered during your studies.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated September 8, 2018
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1 year
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United Kingdom - London, England
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