Masters and Masters of Business Administration programs in Islamic Finance

MBA in Islamic Finance courses are becoming attractive among the professionals in the Islamic finance with the emergence of Islamic finance and banking. There are number of universities and institutions are conducting the MBA MSc MA in Islamic finance globally including top UK universities. The following are some of the institutions conducting the Islamic finance MBA as Major, concentration, electives and specializations. The author expects contributions from the readers and institutions to make database.

Please note that the editor is not responsible for any loss or damage due to following a course in unaccredited institutions. Please make sure about credibility of the institutions.
Masters, MA, MSc or MBA Islamic Finance Middle East region

Middle East
Masters in Islamic Financial Management (MIFM) – Effat University, Jeddah, KSA

EMBA Specialization in Islamic Finance – Cass Business School – Dubai

MBA in Islamic Finance – University College of Bahrain

MBA with Islamic Finance concentration – American University of Middle East Kuwait

MBA with specialization in Islamic finance and insurance – Gulf University of Science and Technology Kuwait

MBA Finance with electives in Islamic Finance – Institute of Management Technology Dubai

Islamic Finance MBA and Masters UK and Europe

 

MA/MSc in Islamic Finance Programme – Durham University, UK

MSc – Islamic Accounting and Finance – University of Dundee – UK

MSc – Islamic Banking and Finance – University of Glarmogan

MSc – Islamic Finance – Aston Business School , Aston University UK

MSc Finance & Law with Islamic Finance – Newcastle University – UK

MSc – Islamic Banking and Finance – University of Bedfordshire – UK

MA in Islamic Banking, Finance and Management – Markfield Institute of Higher Education – UK

MBA in Banking and Finance with optional modules in Islamic Finance – The Bangor Business School at Bangor University UK

MSc Investment Banking and Islamic Finance – University of Reading

Master of Business Administration in Islamic Finance – University of Aberdeen UK

MBA Islamic Banking & Finance – London School Of Business And Finance UK

MSc Islamic Banking and Finance – Salford Business School, University of Salford UK

MBA Specialization with Global and Islamic Finance – Hochschule Bremen University of Applied Sciences, International Graduate Center Germany

Executive Master
Principes et Pratiques de la Finance Islamique – Université Paris-Dauphine

Geneva Business School – Masters in Islamic Finance

South East Asia
Islamic Finance MBA and Masters Malaysia and Indonesia

MBA with concentration in Islamic Finance – International Islamic University of Malaysia

MSc in Islamic Finance – Institute of Islamic Banking and Finance (IIUM) – Malaysia

MBA with electives in Islamic Finance – Universiti Industri Selangor (UNISEL) Malaysia

Masters program in Islamic Finance – Insania University, Malaysia (E learning course)

MBA in Global Islamic Finance – Graduate School of Business Universiti Tun Abdul Razak Malaysia

Masters in Islamic Finance (MIF) – INCEIF Malaysia

MBA Muamalah – Selangor International Islamic University College (KUIS) – Malaysia

Masters program in Islamic Finance, economics and Banking – Institute of Economics and Finance – Universitas Trisakti Jakarta, Indonesia

Islamic Finance MBA and Masters Pakistan

MBA Banking And Finance with Islamic finance modules – Mohammad Ali Jinnah University Pakistan

Master in Banking & Finance – with Islamic finance modules – University of South Asia Pakistan

MBA in Islamic Business and Finance – RIPHAH International University Pakistan

MBA Islamic finance and takaful as electives  – Hailey College of Banking and Finance,

University of the Punjab, Pakistan

MBA in Islamic Business & Finance – RCIB & Meezan Bank Pakistan

MBA In Islamic Banking And Finance – Dadabhoy Institute of Higher Education Pakistan

MBA Finance with electives in Islamic Finance – International Islamic University Islamabad

MBA with concentration in Islamic Finance – University of Central Punjab Pakistan

MBA Finance with electives in Islamic Finance – GIFT University Pakistan

Master of Islamic Banking and Finance – Australia

Australia
Master of Islamic Banking and Finance – La Trobe University – Australia

Online Islamic Finance and Banking MBA

 

Msc in Islamic Finance – (Online) London School of Business and Finance UK

MBA in Islamic Finance – EUCLID University (Online)

77 thoughts on “Masters and Masters of Business Administration programs in Islamic Finance

  1. I am Mourhaf Farraj from Jordan i would like to study Master in Islamic Iconomy in Jordan or other country.
    I have graduated from Tishreen university in Syria from Business admenstaration and specialized in Marketing in good degree 63.4 % in 2008.
    Could you please send to me your suggestion for me with reghards.
    Mourhaf Farraj

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    • I suggest you to continue your postgraduate studies in Islamic Finance, as they will be a huge demand for Islamic finance professionals in Jordan. Jordan is still at initial stage in Islamic finance industry and will boost by the current developments in Islamic finance industry.

      I have don’t have much information available about the Islamic finance post degree programs in Jordan or Syria. But there many institutions conducting courses in Islamic finance in Middle east regions such as Bahrain, UAE and Kuwait. I would suggest you to take up the courses in these countries or follow in Malaysia or UK.

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  2. I am software engineer by profession in a reputed Indian MNC. I have aspirations of pursuing an MBA in finance. And I am very much interested in studying Islamic finance.
    Can you suggest me to what I may need before going in for a MBA in Islamic finance as I am not from finance background. Morever can u also suggest me some good institutes especially in ASIA from where I can pursue the same.

    Thanks,
    Tasim08

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    • Brother, before commencing the MBA Finance in Islamic finance I would recommend you to do some basics courses on Islamic finance such as certification or diploma. This will give you good beginning. Since your field is IT I would suggest you to develop you skills in Software development in MIS for Islamic Finance industry. There are number of software firms are engaged in developing software for Islamic banks and financial institutions. I cannot recommend institutions specifically for best in MBA in Islamic finance, as there is not standard accrediting body for ISLAMIC FINANCE MBA. Please read my MBA pages for further information.

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  3. Dear sir
    I’ve graduated from Damascus university dep of Islamic Studies- the second best student –
    and now I’m in my fourth year in media studyies and I’m seeking to do master in Islamic Finance but I’m really lost to choose the best business school . I was recommended to apply for Durham university .
    I need yiur advice if there is a better choice or not .and actually I dont know excatly what the difference between these two studies MA MSc .
    and I really want to know if there is a well known university in USA gives MA in Islamic Finance .
    Also,what about the programe at Erasmus UNI? .
    I’m really looking forward to hearing from you and I’m sorry if I made my question too long .
    P.S I did CMA course part3 as away to prepare myself for the MA .

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    • Brother
      Before commencing post graduation studies Islamic Finance, I would recommend you to do a diploma in Islamic finance or banking course. Since you are doing CMA, diploma in Islamic finance will give idea of Islamic banking and you can continuo your masters in Islamic finance. I do not see any difference between MA and MSc and these designations are depending on the university traditions. The best and most recognized qualification for diploma is Institute of Islamic banking and insurance UK. I do not think there are any on campus programs in US for Islamic finance but you can find many online degrees. However, do not be cheated by diploma mills.

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  4. salam, im Nizam from Malaysia, i’ll graduate on this becomming Mei btw, im now doing my study on degree in Islamic Banking in UiTM Malaysia.My grade is quite good and i would like to continued my study, therefore i would like to know What universities offer a better MBA in Islamic Banking?

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    • Br. Nizam
      There is not rating system for Islamic Finance MBA by any organizatoin. I would suggest you to check for university accredition and reputation where you going follow your studies. This may later help you to securing good job in the industry

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  5. Assalamo Aliakom
    Please send your opinion to my email address.
    I am an MBA student at university of delaware, USA, concentration in finance and I would like to take degree in Islamic Finance. Could you please advise. Thanks

    nnaouli@hotmail.com

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    • I would recommand you to dissertation or thesis in Islamic finance for your MBA rather than doing degree in Islamic finance

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  6. Hi

    i want do CIFE distance learning or online i m thinking about two institute
    1. AIMS (Academy For International Modern Studies Limited UK)
    2. islamicadvisry.com in Dubai
    what you will prefer.

    Thanks

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  7. Hi

    i want do CIFE distance learning or online i m thinking about two institute
    1. AIMS (Academy For International Modern Studies Limited UK)
    2. islamicadvisry.com in Dubai
    what you will prefer.

    Thanks

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    • Hi Khalid
      Before doing any course in Islamic finance try figure out why do you want to do a IF course. R u planning to go for academic side or professional. Based on that select a course or syllubus.

      Thanks

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  8. Assalawlakeum sir,
    my name is Md Ahtesham Anjum. i am from India. I have complited my graduation in commerce(b.com) i have complited my mba from iipm(india) in finance and marketing as specialisation. i want to work in kwwait,oman,qatr or any good middlist country on the basic of my mba finance degree.
    Sir could you help me how do i fulfil my dreams.

    Thanks

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  9. Assalamualaikum,

    I’m looking forward to pursue PhD in Islamic Microfinance, can someone suggest me a suitable University either in UK, Australia or Middle East with english as medium language?

    Pleaasee…

    Thank you in advance…

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  10. salam
    sir i am from afghanistan. i have done my BBA in finance from institute of management sciences peshawar pakistan. i want to do MBA in islamic finance.is it a good decision? how do you see the future of islamic finance in afghanistan? suggest some institution plz
    thanks

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    • Please read articals under islamic finance. There are some good institution in Pakistan and Malaysia

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  11. Assalamualaikum,
    I am studying MBA (Finance) 1st year in chennai, India. I am intrested in doing PHD in Islamic Finance. Please suggest me some topics for doing my Dissertation on Islamic Finance.

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  12. i am in my third year of graduation. doing B.com honours from delhi university. i wud want to do an MBA in islamic finance. Which are the best colleges for it around the globe and what is the scope of the MBA in islamic finance?

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    • Still there is no internationaly accepted accrediating body for islamic finance MBAs, PhD, Masters, Diploma, certification. All depon on where are you doing the course, contents and the recognition by the employers

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  13. Assalamu Alaikum.
    i am a degree holder(BBA) specl-Accounting. working as an accountant in Qatar.my wife too a degree holder. both of us wish to do MBA or MSc in Islamic Banking&Finance. we need a good university & it should be recognize by its lectures and scholars. if u can recommend us some universities which price quite lower which will be helpful to us.what about Malaysian universities for MBA or MSc in Islamic Banking&Finance?

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    • Yes, Malaysian universities are good resource for islamic finance and have good recognition in GCC. OR Try UK universities.

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  14. as salam o alaikum
    im a student of commmerce in india .i want to be an islamic bannker or if possible want to open an islamic bank in inndia .couuld u plz suggest me best cources for islamic bankinng so i can start uup a bank. thhanks

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  15. i done m.com. in finance can islamic finance & eager to do post g. diploma in islamic finance can this cource help ful for my career

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  16. i am a legal executive whos been working for almost 1 year.
    my job mostly covers on islamic banking, corporate and finance.
    im aiming to pursue my MBA in islamic finance another 3-4 years. hence i need your advice or any suggestion if there is anything else i need in addition to the MBA.
    thanks.

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  17. i am having a bachelor degree on business admin & now i am working as an accountant in Qatar. already i am having a good knowledge regard Islamic Banking & finance through IFQ(Islamic Finance Qualification).i worked in a Islamic investment company in Sri Lanka.
    i hope for a MBA or Msc in Islamic banking and finance. but i do not have a knowledge regard those universities and their quality and standard and lectures and are those studies recognize in job market? i mean when we come to work on middle east. i need a good university for my MBA or Msc.
    please advice me for a good university by considering its standard, quality, lecturer, recognize in job market. i think its better to send to my private mail because it does not mean that other universities bad. please consider this.

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    • Bro. Ramzan,
      I would recommand you either British unis or Malaysia for Islamic finance as they specilized in islamic finance education in english meduim.

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  18. whats is the best university for MBA or Msc on Islmamic banking and finance? i need the ranking of some universities it may be UK or Malaysia. please give the rankng

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  19. Am kenyan,currently studying economics third years in Morocco.I would like to do degree in islamic finance.need scolarship please.

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  20. Assalamualikum Brother,

    Iam a Engineering Graduate working for Renowed IT company in India, I have an experience of 3 years. I am planning on a career shift as iam not Interested in the IT work culture. Initial Plan was to do a MBA in finance, But while browsing through found interest in MBA in Islamic Banking and Finance, I would like to Know some good univ in Malaysia and the job oppurtunities after the course. I also want to bridge the gap i have and learn more on Islamic Banking and Finance before getting into the course.

    Jazakallah khair bro

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  21. Hi,am a zambian student.am currently doing ABE business management course at a collage..I want to do islamic finance in malaysia..when I look at universities that offer islamic finance they are all master n mba stages..does that mean I will have to start from foundation level? How long is islamic finance usually? And I want a university who’s courses are recognized internationally so I can do a degree transfer program.so which university would you consider modern and the best in malaysia? Thank you.

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    • I am sorry I don’t maintain any bench marke for rating. What you have to do is to check the international accrediation basicaly they degree that you going to follow is reconganized by any country’s regulations or any international accrediton body of eduction.

      Best wishes

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  22. Asslam u aleikum
    Sir
    I am just about to complete my BBA(hons) in finance along with the major of Islamic banking , and now i want to do MBA in islamic Finance , i am from Pakistan can u refer me any consultants who can guide me through the admission in any university of Malaysia.
    Thanks

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    • Bro.

      You do not need apaid consultant. Just apply through their website. Remember they do not have MBA in IF but Msc in IF

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  23. Hi..I am an computer science engineering graduate who just passed out in 2010 in tamil nadu,india. I was initially interested in programming and i am good at c/c++.But now i recently heard abt islamic finance&banking and am very interested.Please any good institute in chennai i can pursue an MBA in islamic finance or else if that is not possible can u let me know about the best online MBA or distance eduction for this course.

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    • To the best of my knowledge I don’t know any institution in Tamil nadu and I don’t know any accrediated institutions offering distance MBA. My personal advice is you go to UK, Malaysia or GCC for masters in Islamic finance

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  24. Assalamu Alaikum, My name is Abdul a graduate of Bsc. Economics and MBA all from Nigeria, currently interested in specializing in Islamic Banking, Please kindly recommmend schools in Malaysia that offer this course.

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  25. I am a fourth year student in University of Nairobi kenya who is pursuing Bachelor of commerce and mjoring in finance i would humbly request you to offer me the above named subject since I am from humble backgroungd cannot meet fees for it.
    I hope i will be replied and my humble request is considered.
    Many thanks in Advance.
    Ibrahim mohamed Adan

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  26. salam, i have done a BBA in finance and accounting from canada and I am currently doing a diploma course is Islamic Education, I have always been interested in pursuing a career in Islamic finance, but I dont know where to start…I m currently residing in Saudi Arabia, what is the best university in the world to pursue an MBA in Islamic Finance? (I have a little work experience in Islamic Finance from Toronto + have done an intro course too).. Should i try to get work in an islamic bank first or pursue an MBA first? Which unversity would you recommend? I would love to do my MBA in canada, but there is no university which offers MBA in Islamic finance:(. your reply is appreciated!.

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  27. hi i am interested in doing islamic banking and finance, i m bit confused should i go for MBA or MSC , and how much potential the middle east market has got in islamic banking , i live in uk and have 5 years marketing experience working in uk , and i have post grad diploma in business studies from uk , thanks

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  28. Assalam, i have write 2 commend u and to seek ur advice. I held a diploma in management studies and a Bsc in political science and i do have keen interest to study Islamic finance theoretically and practically. Shukran.

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  29. university of management and technology has established a new institute of islamic banking that is offering ms degree in islamic banking beginning january 2012. they are also publishing a quarterly academic journal: islamic banking and finance review. please check with iib.dir@umt.edu.pk for further details.

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  30. hello, i graduted from Islamic studies -Kuwait university

    i would like to take Master in islamic finance / economics ..

    but im worry about which university will accept me

    where do u advice me to go for study ?
    and how long does the master take as usual?

    thank you very much & plz send to my email to remind me looking for the website

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    • First I would advice you to select a specific area in Islamic finance, It can be banking, investment, insurance, or Islamic commercial law. Then search for a good uni.

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  31. hello, i graduted from Islamic studies -Kuwait university

    i would like to take Master in islamic finance / economics .. n,

    but im worry about which university will accept me

    where do u advice me to go for study ?
    and how long does the master take as usual?

    thank you very much & plz send to my email to remind me looking for the website

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  32. I noticed that the Aston University in the UK, Also Has an Online Masters in Islamic Finance. Any thoughts on that?. Also how western University compare with Islamic University in terms of the quality of the education?, Not to mention the credibility (being a non-muslim entity). Thank you for the list.

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    • Western universities offers quality education in all the field including sharia. Specially countries like UK, Australian universities offers good quality Islamic finance courses.

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  33. Salam, hi I am from Malaysia. Currently I’m a final year student doing degree in Islamic banking. I’m looking for a Master in Islamic Banking and Finance. Could you give me some suggestion on which university to choose. Thank you

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  34. Assalamu’alaikum wr wb. I am Mita from Indonesia. If you don’t mind, I would like to add more information about master in Islamic Economic/Finance/Banking in my country. Actually there are a lot of universities in Indonesia which offering this major not only Masters program in Islamic Finance, economics and Banking – Institute of Economics and Finance – Universitas Trisakti Jakarta, Indonesia as you informed above. This one is not the best one university in my country, sorry to say this.

    There are two types schools in Indonesia : own by Indonesia government or by non-government. School by the goverment is more presticious and qualified.
    1. University of Indonesia
    This is one of the best university in Indonesia. Own by government. Also I was studying there. Almost ministers in Indonesia are graduated from this university. Offering 2 types Master of Islamic Economic : from Magister Management Faculty ( please look at this : http://mm.fe.ui.ac.id/index.php/admisi/program-studi/mm-kekhususan) and from PSKTTI (please look at this one : http://www.psktti-ui.com/eks.php?bhs=EN&id=).

    2. UIN Jakarta
    http://fsh-uinjkt.net/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=253&Itemid=117

    Those are two government universities in Jakarta, but there are still a lot of others. Trisakti University is not own by Indonesia Government. Maybe next time i will write about this information in my wordpres (diahmitasari.wordpress.com). I hope this short information can help.

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  35. I am an american trying to assist a Pakistan student in locating a western college that offers courses in islamic business. especially Muradib. I myself have no college education so forgive my lack of terminology. perhaps you can better decipher what he is looking for from his post to me Via facebook. he stated “I am studying gcms mansehra and have passed D.COM 1st exam ” he also mentions having 440 Marks from his papers? So far to me it appears Islamic business is new to the western world, i found a website listing a number of Colleges in UK offering courses in Islamic Business and others. any help would be greatly appreciated

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  36. Hi there…
    Actually I am looking for MSc in Islamic accounting and finance. so, as it written on this website ! the University of Dundee has this subject. But when I go through it, and looking for the subject on the university website, unfortunately it is not available. so could you give an answer explaining this point as well if there is another university goes with MSc in Islamic accounting and finance.
    thank you…

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