Start Dates
January, March, June, October
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MA in Finance and Investment (Islamic Banking and Finance)
Duration
18 months to 36 months
Fees
£7500
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Differentiate between traditional and Islamic banking operations and capitalise on growing demand for skilled specialists in the Islamic banking sector.
The MA in Finance and Investment (Islamic Banking and Finance), designed by banking industry professionals, gives you a detailed examination of the latest Islamic banking trends and developments, portfolio evaluation in the Islamic investment market, and the key operations of Islamic banks. Over 3 core and 3 elective modules you will acquire a deep and practical understanding of banking in the Islamic world.

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the MA in Finance and Investment (Islamic Banking and Finance) will possess career-ready skills in:

  • Islamic banking operations under Sharia conditions
  • Islamic financial markets and their instruments
  • Islamic portfolio management, profit creation, and risk minimisation
  • Finance and investment decision making
  • Financial statements and quantitative financial investment methods 
  • You will study your programme with the online learning organisation InterActive, a leader in the provision of e-learning. Your programme modules and learning content are delivered via InterActive’s Canvas study platform, and feature the following resources:

    • Professionally produced video lectures created by leading business practitioners.
    • A designated tutor who will provide support and feedback throughout your programme.
    • Case Studies and Discussion Questions to enhance your understanding of theory in context.
    • Downloadable e-books and free library resources to aid your assignment writing and research.
    • Access to online forums where you can share and discuss new concepts with fellow students and professionals from around the world.
    • UK undergraduate degree or equivalent - any subject area
    • English levels 5.5 IELTS (5.5 in all bands) or equivalent*
    • Relevant work experience is an asset, but no work experience is required

    Students who fail to meet academic requirements can be assessed on their relevant work experience (5 years management experience minimum for mature study route)

  • The MA in Finance and Investment degree syllabus considers today's challenging business environment and the financial expertise you need to excel within it. The 3 core and 3 elective modules will equip you with a deep understanding of investments and financial statements, corporate finance, financial econometrics and advanced asset pricing. The final research project will give you hands-on experience, ensuring your competence in a financial decision-making environment. Follow this link to see the full programme syllabus. 

  • Based on 2015-2016 class

Testimonials

Barbara Szwarc
Working at an investment bank and studying at the same time can be tricky, time management is key the mobility of studying online is a big plus
— Barbara Szwarc, Poland
Erick Canales
I decided to study online because I work full time as an accountant, and I know it’s really difficult to study formally in a classroom every day.
— Erick Canales, Mexico

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