PhD in Islamic Finance and Economics

List of the institutions conducting the PhD programs in Islamic Finance worldwide in English meduim.

Malaysia
International Islamic University of Malaysia

Al Madina Islamic University – Malaysia

INCEIF Malaysia Website http://www.inceif.org

India
Monad University India – Kasmabad website : http://www.monad.edu.in

India – M.Phil/Ph.D. programme in Islamic Banking and Finance (Full/ Part time) at Crescent Business School (CBS),

BSAR University, Chennai-48, India

United Kingdom

PhD Degrees in Islamic Finance, Banking, Management and Economics – School of Government & International Affairs, Durham University United Kingdom

Markfield Institute of Higher Education, UK

USA
University of Texas at Austin – Middle Eastern Studies, Specialization in Islamic Finance

Indonesia
Universitas Trisakti Jakarta, Indonesia

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89 responses to “PhD in Islamic Finance and Economics”

  1. Nisar Nabi Wani says :

    I am MBA Finance from bangalore University. now i wnat move towards Egypt for Phd in islamic finance

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    • ifinanceexpert says :

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    • Habib ur rahman says :

      I have completed my M.S./M.Phill specialized in Finance, recently enrolled in “PGD in Islamic Banking & Finance” and searching for my admission in PhD in Islamic Finance.

      Best Regards,
      Habib ur rahman.

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      • ifinanceexpert says :

        PGD is good start to become Islamic finance professional since you have business administration degree. After completing try to apply for some of the Islamic Finance PhD programs with the best dissertation proposal and I am sure that you I will have good future in Islamic Finance.

        Thanks for following my blog

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        • mohamed kati says :

          with an experience in business development ,not releated to Islamic finance ,then compleat a PhD in Islamic finance, are you going to start at entry level position is islamic finance?
          any comments please ..would be appreciated

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  2. Nisar Nabi Wani says :

    Dear,

    i want to admission in Ph.D Finance please sent me all related information.

    Thanks and Regards
    Nisar NAbi WAni
    MBA Finance

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  3. Muzaffar Kazi says :

    MBA in Islamic Banking and Finance

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  4. naveed azeem khattak says :

    i have just completed my MS in finance and have completed my PhD course work and want to complete PhD thesis in Islamic finance.so want to move to Malaysia. which university will be bitter for me!
    regards
    Naveed Azeem Khattak
    SZABIST, Pakistan

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    • ifinanceexpert says :

      My personal preference is The International Centre for Education in Islamic Finance (INCEIF) Malaysia and one of the rated international institute of islamic finance. Best wishes

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  5. Faysal says :

    I need to ask that is INCEIF is accredited or not.I was informed by someone that their master’s program is accredited where as PHD is not. Can you please advise regarding this.Also what you advise regarding distance learning accredited opportunities for Phd /DBA..

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    • ifinanceexpert says :

      Basically there is no organization to accreditate teh PhD program to the best of my knowledge. But if university is accrediated then PhD is also recognized. There are lots of Diploma mills providing distance learning DBA/PhD and check the university accredition before begining. The goverment accredition bodies are well recognized.

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    • IIUM Msc Islamic Banking and Finance says :

      They are properly accredited as their inception was initiated by Central Bank of Malaysia, Malaysian government statutory body, and one of the best central bank in the world. No where in the world, government body and being one of the best central bank in the world put no effort to get their program accredited. It is matter of procedural process and time, I’m sure they are now acquired their accreditation.

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  6. Abdellatif Elsayed Elhussien says :

    I need Phd scholarship in Islamic Finance

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  7. Shen says :

    Please tell me is there any institutes giving PHD in Islamic Finance in Dubai

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    • ifinanceexpert says :

      I got not find any PhD programs in Dubai. If anyone knows please help me to update my Database

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  8. K D C says :

    My question is, my first degree or my Bachelor degree is Information Technology and i would like to enroll my Master program… Islamic Banking and Finance and to persue upto PhD …. how it possible since i don’t have a good background of Business.

    Thanks.

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    • ifinanceexpert says :

      Do complete a post graduate or diploma course in Islamic finance and apply for masters

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  9. Andréia says :

    I wrote to Alexandria University and Monash University in Australia and they sent a email saying that there’s no course in Islamic Finance there. Let me kow about it.
    Thanks

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  10. Andréia says :

    I’m speaking from Brazil. I have been looking for a schoolarship to study islamic finance (phd), please, let me know where I can look for.
    Thanks

    ps: do you have material about Islamic Governance?? Can I have your email to keep in touch the talk about some doubts?

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  11. ummfatma says :

    i am looking for a phd in islamic finace and economics , but distance learning as i am a house wife, pls where can i look

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  12. Dadabasha says :

    Assalamu Alaikum,

    I need Phd scholarship in Islamic Finance and Economics.

    Could you please let me know the details.

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  13. Jinglebell says :

    I am a non-muslim and not of a malay race. I am however interested in Islamic Finance and considering INCEIF. Can i get some advice from you whether this is a good decision and whether it would be too difficult as I am a non-muslim?

    Thanks!

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    • ifinanceexpert says :

      There are is no rule that anyone has to be Muslim to follow a course in Islamic finance. There are lots of non-muslim scholars in Islamic finance. I would suggest you to follow Islamic finance and the course is sames for others.

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    • aman khan says :

      Yes, INCEIF is excellent for Islamic finance as it is dedicated only to Islamic Finance. Moreover it is run by central bank of malaysia. it has good future and most of its staff are from well known indtitutions.

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    • Mohamed says :

      Not at all, it is a profession and nothing to do with the religion, German and American and British is learning that now to join the increasing demand on Islamic finance area.
      But I have no Idea what you will work after graduation ,If you not in the field now. check that before you start.
      Good luck
      mohamed,
      mkkati@yahoo.com

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    • Mohamed says :

      Not at all.it is a profession .any body can do.

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  14. Yusuf says :

    I am an African from Nigeria, i want study islamic finance at PHD level from Malaysia or any other country. my qualifications are MBA, Msc Accounting and Finace, HND Accounting and PGD Accounting. Please let me know if i can get admission into phd islamic finance.

    thanks

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  15. Ishaq Babani says :

    hi my name is Ishaq am a graduate of economics, pls i lyk to go on a msc in islamic banking and finance and after completing i will proceed to phd in Islamic economics. pls i will lyk a good university in egypt can u help me out.

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  16. Abu Yai'sh says :

    I am a graduate of Arabic Studies, achartered accountant with Masters in Business Admin (MBA), prsently studying Master in International affairs and diplomacy, I want to further may studies with PhD Islamic Finance. I will want Dyrham University, UK. I have tried applying on line but the course in not available. Kindly assit

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    • Top Contributor says :

      Durham have Masters, try markfield of higher education for Phd in Islamic finance or INCEIF malaysia

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  17. ummar says :

    as alkm
    I am Umar from india .pls let me know about islamic economic .very intrastated subject 4 me otherwise give me website
    ummar_altaf@yahoo.com

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  18. Md. Mozammil Haque says :

    I want to study PhD in Economics, Finance & banking under scholarship program any where in the world. So, please suggest me.

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  19. Ahmd el sayed says :

    al salamo alykom
    I am Egyptian and I am very interesting in the Islamic economic system and i desire to enter the career regarding the Islamic economic system(the academic career) . I desire to work in these career because in my belief and my goals in my life to participate strongly in growing up the Islamic economic system all over the world to become the first financial and economic system all over the world these is really my life goal so i desire to spend the rest of my life in studying and developing these economic system specially the Banking system. my tendency is to be creative person . I believe that my ambitions and personal qualifications (specially mental qualifications) is keep up with these career(the academic career) so i desire strongly to enter that career, these desire emerged from my beleif in my religion that is mean i donot want just a job never also I do not search for money never. but it is my beleif to make the Islamic shareiah the system which control the world especially the economic system. if their is any opportunity for me to financially support me to start my career please feed me back and thanks a lot.
    Al salamo alykom

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  20. Zareena says :

    I have done MBA(Finance) from Kuvempu University,India. Now I have settled down in Bahrain, I want to do PhD in Islamic Finance through distance learning programme, please advise.

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  21. Otunba Olatunde Onawale says :

    Good day, i am a graduate of Economics and at present, studying for my Masters in Business Administration in one of the reputable University in Nigeria; hoping to finish by March 2011.
    I want to study Islamic Finance at PhD level.
    Though, i am a xtian but i fell in love with this course.
    I want you to tell me a nice University in Egypt doing PhD in Islamic Finance. Also, is there any challenges i am going to face as a Christian?
    Thanks…

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    • Top Contributor says :

      Most of the eupoean scholars in islamic finance are non-muslim. I don’t think that I will be a problem for you. I have no idea about universities in Egypt as most of them are teaching arabic.

      Best wishes

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    • IIUM Msc Islamic Banking and Finance says :

      There is no problem and will always in that way, for non-muslim studying Islamic banking. The best Islamic banking program is in Malaysia. There are several institutes institute has offered this programme, both on Master and PHD level. The first one is International Islamic University of Malaysia (IIUM) offered BSc, Msc and PHD Islamic Banking and Finance. The second one is INCEIF, offered Master and PHD in Islamic Finance, together with CIFP (Chartered Islamic Finance Professional) that equivalent to Master Degree’s. The other one is UiTM (Universiti Teknologi MARA) offered BBA (Hons.) Islamic Banking and Master in Islamic Finance and Banking. All those university are well recognized in their country as they are public university. INCEIF is think tank centre specialized on islamic finance initiated by Malaysian governement. The thing studying in such country like Malaysia is, the country with Islam either dominant or official religion, with academician him/herself is Muslim, you will learn to the core of the Islamic value, not some mock-up programme with Islamic title but there is no true value as intended by Islam.

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  22. Cagri Ay says :

    Hello. Next july, I will be graduated from Otto-Von-Guericke Universitat Magdeburg (Germany) with holding a degree of M.Sc. in International Economics and Finance. I want to pursue my academic studies with getting a Phd degree in Islamic Banking and Finance. According to my knowledge, Durham University is the unique institution that gives that degree. Do you know other universites that give a degree in PhD in Islamic Banking and Finance in UK or USA?

    Thank you best regards,

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    • Top Contributor says :

      Haward has a program in ISLAMIC FINANCE and I don’t have any idea about unis other than Durham for Phd programs.
      Wish you all the best

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  23. abusitttona says :

    salams,
    please do you know of any university in duabi, uk or malaysia that can offer not really distance learning , but a sort of flexible study in phd islamic finance. i have an mba and a degree in business administration.do you think i can get an admission to study phd in islamic finance?

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  24. Syed M Abdul Rehman Shah says :

    Salam..
    Me doing MS in Islamic Banking and finance in International Islamic University Islamabad,Pakistan. My degree is near to complete.Kindly refer me any UK or Canada based University offering Ph.D in Islamic Banking and finance.

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  25. muhammad zahid says :

    for the admissiom in phd islamic financing

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  26. Muhammad Kudu says :

    Assalam, ma an Master’s in banking and finance,and am really interested in the issues and possibilities of islamic banking in Nigeria. Kindly assist me with materials, journals and articles on islamic banking, to ease my research project and find out a better solution for the Nations economy, through Islamic Banking.

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    • Top Contributor says :

      Yes, sure I will help you in research. Please let me know which specific areas you are looking for.

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  27. UmmuAalaa' says :

    assalamualaikum,

    i just finished my CIFP in INCEIF recently. now looking at pursuing PHD in UK. any suggestion?INCEIF is good for PHD, but am looking for different atmosphere and networking too..

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  28. rais says :

    i want to do phd in islamic banking and finance.this time im am doing LLm in india.

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  29. Ibrahim says :

    Internatioal Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) provides MSc in Islamic Finance. International Institute of Islamic Banking and Finance associated with IIUM also provides MSc and PhD in Islamic Banking and Finance. Any one who is interested can apply for these two institutions. They are better places to study. I am also completing my Masters now. I Hope it helps. Thanks

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  30. Abdullah says :

    Are there any PhD opportunities available in Dubai or Sharjah?

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  31. Mahvash shah says :

    Greetings,

    I reside in USA, and would like to earn an online PhD degree in Islamic finance. I am open to ideas and would greatly appreciate if someone would guide me further.

    Thanks,
    Mahvash Shah
    mshah255@hotmail.com

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    • Syed M Abdul Rehman says :

      Salam Mehvash,
      Ph.D Isl Finance online is not started anywhere but Durham Uni UK is 1 of the best for regular.I am also trying.
      smars565@gmail.com

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    • Syed M Abdul Rehman says :

      PhD in Islamic Finance – The International Centre for Education in Islamic Finance (INCEIF) Malaysia

      PhD Degrees in Islamic Finance, Banking, Management and Economics – School of Government & International Affairs, Durham University United Kingdom

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  32. Foj says :

    Dear brother Syed

    I am looking to study PhD in islamic insurance in one of Malaysian universities. However, as my knowledge is a little bit rusty about the current potential research topics in islamic insurence, I require your professional assisstance in suggesting some PhD topics in islamic insurance.

    Looking forward to hearing from you

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  33. Balogun Imran says :

    Sir,
    Please l want to know if there is M Sc in Economics and Finance in Dubia or Saudi Arabia.
    I have PGD in HSE and B Sc in Economics from Nigeria University.
    Please let me know if l can further my course in the above course.
    l look forward to hearing from you soon

    Yours
    BALOGUN,Imran

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  34. Shoaib Ahmad says :

    i have done master in international business from UK , want to do PhD in Islamic investment, or Islamic banking from UK , can u please guide me with that thanks :)

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    • IIUM Msc Islamic Banking and Finance says :

      Durham university is the best. Bangor also can be considered. Both uni has their own Islmic finance programme

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  35. Babar Cheema says :

    AoA,
    I have done my Masters in Business Administration and have interest in Islamic Finance. I am currently in Saudi Arabia and looking for opportunity for PhD in Kingdom through regular program or through distance learning from any good university of the world.
    Can anyone guide me?
    Thanx for help

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  36. Abdul KAlAm says :

    Hi people,

    Thank you very much for the valuable information provided. I would appreciate some insight on lecturing and resources available at the universities in Malaysia and other countries, particularly in UK or Auzi for PHD. Where is the best place to go?

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  37. Syed M Abdul Rehman says :

    Salam to all friends, According to my knowledge, Durham University is the unique institution that gives that degree.

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  38. Mohd Zulkifli says :

    Your website is useful. Could you let me know which Australian universities have expertise on Islamic Finance as I plan to study there from Jan 2012?

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  39. aysha says :

    salam, i am looking to do a phd on marketability of sukuk, but can’t seem to get hold on any relevant literature which i can base my work on. Can u pls help.
    salam

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  40. Sulaiman says :

    Salam alaikum.

    Qatar Faculty of Islamic Studies, a member of Qatar Foundation, is running an MSc in Islamic Finance.
    Is Qatar Faculty of Islamic Studies (QFIS) Internationally recognised or accredited?

    I thank you.

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  41. Asim Zeb says :

    AoA. Currently I am doing PhD in Islamic Banking from UTM malaysia. As the university is very good ranking but not famouse in Islamic banking. Would you think that I will have some problems after completion of my PhD in professional career.
    2nd question. Is there any scholarship for International student in Malayasia for PhD in Islamic Banking and Finance.

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  42. Naser Aljaidy says :

    Asslam Alekom
    Brothers
    I’m doing MA Islamic Banking & Finance in Bangor Uni, I’m looking to Ph.D offer from Durham Uni for next year, can you help me to get the offer please.
    aljaidy@hotmail.com

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  43. Imran Ali says :

    Dear I am a Pofessional Banker with 9 yrs experience in a large pakistani private bank and have completed only availabe banking qualification available in Pkistan JAIBP with special paper in Islamic Finance. I am a Commerce Graduate (1st Class) and M.A in Economics, I want to persue Higher Stusdies in Islamic Banking up to Phd. Please guide regarding best options available.

    Imran

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    • Editor says :

      There are some universities in Pakistan offering PhD in islamic finance

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    • IIUM Msc Islamic Banking and Finance says :

      Proceed to your own country as I bet every Muslim countries should have their own Islamic banking and finance programme offered by their public university. Learn Islam finance from Muslim is the best way for me. But, if you want Islamic banking from western view, Durham university is the best as they have their own centre for islamic economic, banking and finance, or if you want the best education institution in the world for Islamic banking, Malaysia is the absolute choice, go for it..

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      • Mohammad Haydrey says :

        Good day! I am a Filipino Muslim taking up a bachelor’s degree in Economics in the University of the Philippines Los Banos. I am currently at my 3rd year in the degree and after which I would like to take a master’s degree in Islamic Banking in Malaysia; in connection with this, I would like to asks if there are available scholarships that I could apply to. I’ll finish my undergraduate study on March 2015, thank you very much!

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  44. Shaikh Atta ur Rehman says :

    International Islamic University Islamabad offering Phd. in Islamic Finanace

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  45. Syed Arif Haider says :

    I am interested to have PhD in Islamic finance. Anybody knows? Is there any university in Canada provides the degree?

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