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These are dissertation or thesis proposal. Researcher are free to develop based on these themes. These proposal includes the banking, producti development, risk management, performance, economics, corporate governance, marketing, information technology, strategic management, human resource management, micro financing, Sharia board, and contemporary thoughts.
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Compare the customer deposits between Islamic and conventional bank
The sources of uses of funds in Islamic banks – country or region specific comparative analysis
Islamic banking experiences : A country comparative analysis or study
Islamic Banking in the ……. (country): Opportunities and threats
Islamic Banking Theories and Practices : country analysis
Islamic banking windows/ system into Conventional Banking Systems
Islamic Finance: As an alternative social responsible and ethical investing.
Islamic Financial Institutions and Products
Legal and ethical issues in Islamic banking
Transferring from conventional to Islamic banking
Current account contracts in Islamic banking : A comparative study between Islamic contracts of Amanah, Qard Hasan, Wadiah
Dominance of sales and lease based transactions in assets of Islamic banks : comparative study.
Islamic Financial Instruments
Islamic Financial Instruments development
The role of Sharia’a boards in Islamic financial instrument development
Islamic banking product to help the international trade
Murabaha or Ijara : The best financing
Mudaraba or Musharaka : The best equity financing
Murabaha Financing vs. Conventional leasing: cash flow and risk analysis
Study on How do Islamic bank cooperate with conventional bank in international trade
Study on How do Islamic bank cooperate with central banks in conventional environment
Structure and functions
The function of commercial banking: Compare the Islamic and conventional banks
Structure of Islamic bank : compare with the conventional bank
Internalization of Islamic banks
Customer relationship between the conventional and Islamic banks
Profit and Loss sharing mechanism of Islamic Bank
Interbank transaction of Islamic bank – current system and proposals
Interbank borrowing of Islamic banks
Tawarruq as a tool of interbank borrowing
Interbank bench mark for Islamic banks – proposals
Developing Islamic financial instruments to ease the interbank transaction
Mergers and Acquisition
Cross border mergers and acquisition of Islamic banks
Do mergers or acquisition will affect the efficiency of Islamic banks
Islamic banks entry – from a country perspective
Analysis of Islamic banking failures
Why Islamic banks does are more resistance to failure
Corporate governance, accounting and Risk management
Risk management in Islamic banks
Risk management practices comparative analysis for conventional and Islamic banks
Credit risk management of Islamic banks/Islamic financial institutions (IFI)
Liquidity risk management of Islamic banks (IFI)
Asset and Liability management of Islamic banks/IFI
Commercial risk management of Islamic banks/IFI
Sharia compliant risk management of Islamic banks/IFI
Performance and credit risk management of Islamic banks
Performance and ALM of Islamic banks
Profitability and risk management of Islamic banks and IFI
Analysis of derivatives instruments by Islamic banks
Islamic derivatives markets
Hedging techniques used by Islamic banks (country or regional specific)
Effectiveness of hedging techniques used by Islamic banks
Is profit rate swap and interest rate swap same in terms of payoff?
Differentiating conventional forward or future market with Islamic Salam based products
Options: developing Islamic options products
Developing Islamic hedging products based on Juala or bay al arbun contracts
Financial engineering in Islamic finance industry: Country comparison.
Financial engineering in Islamic finance for way forward ..
Corporate social responsibility
Islamic bank and corporate social responsibility
Islamic banking and poverty alleviation
Corporate Social Responsibility of Islamic Banks
CSR and profitability of Islamic banks
How corporate governance is different from conventional banking and Islamic banking
Performance of Islamic bank and conventional bank in a selected country
Measuring the productivity of Islamic banking
Islamic Banks performance in industrial lending
Measuring the performance of Islamic Banks
Performance of Islamic banks during the financial crises
Comparative analysis of performance of Islamic banks and conventional banks during the financial crises/ post or during.
Customer relationship, marketing and strategy
Investigating the Customer Relationship Management in Islamic banks – (case can be taken from any bank or country perspective)
Investigating the customer loyalty in Islamic banks
Identifying the competitive strategy of Islamic banks: a comparison with conventional banks
Developing a model for customer loyalty in Islamic banks
Brand management of Islamic Financial institutions
Customer loyalty for Islamic banks
Consumer behavior for Islamic credit cards
Customer perception of Islamic banking windows in Conventional Banks
Investigating the CRM activities in Islamic Banks
Switching behavior of Conventional banks to Islamic Banks – An international perspective
Ethical marketing for Islamic banking
Islamic mortgage system as a solution for current credit crises
The effect of credit crises in Islamic banking
Measuring the effect of credit crises in Islamic Banking
Islamic banks less affected by credit crises
History, development and challenges
Development or establishment of issues of Islamic banking – in particular country or region
Islamic Banking in (country) – Development, perspectives and evolution
Challenges faced by the Islamic banks
Challenge: Arabic terminology – Merits and demerits
Knowledge management and Islamic finance education
Islamic banking and knowledge management
Knowledge Management in Islamic banks
Skill gap and recruitment gap for Islamic financial institution
Employer preference of Online versus traditional degrees in Islamic qualification
How effective Islamic finance education to cater the growing demand.
Sharia’a Boards in Islamic banks
Influence of religious boards or Sharia’a councils in Islamic banks
How effective Sharia audits
Fatwa unification for Islamic banks
Standardization or harmonization of Fatwas in Islamic banking/IFI industry.
Fiscal policy Islamic economy
Islamic banking and (country’s) growth
Islamic finance industry and (Country’s) growth
Inflation in Islamic economy
How Islamic economy can reduce the inflation
Contribution of Islamic economy in infrastructure development of developing country
How the choices made by human race in Islamic economic system with scare resources
Is resource scare in Islamic Economy?
Opportunity cost from Islamic Economics perspectives
Reducing the effects of climate change
Development of SME in Islamic based economies
Islamic economy and Adams Smith a comparative study
Labor migration in Islamic economy
Unemployment and Islamic economic system
How Islamic economic system can reduce the unemployment
Solution for unemployment under the Islamic economy
Poverty alleviation in Islamic economy
Islamic economic model as solution for global economic crises
International trade under Islamic economic model
Foreign exchange depreciation and appreciation in Islamic economic model
Micro finance in Islamic economy
How Market equilibrium decided in Islamic economy
Comparative analysis of socioeconomic development of Islamic economy and socialist economy
Comparative analysis of socioeconomic development of Islamic economy and capitalistic economy
How the Islamic economic models contribute to the productivity increase
Contribution of Islamic economy for financial stability and macroeconomic gains
Capital mobility in Islamic economic system
Islamic finance system and economic growth
Islamic finance system and economic growth
Islamic banks in poverty alleviation
Economical functions of Islamic Financial Market
How Islamic banks can help in Economic Development
Islamic Capital Market
How does an Islamic financial market works
Investment: An Islamic perspective
Development or Growth of Islamic capital market
The products in Islamic capital market
Filtering the stocks for Islamic investments
Valuing the Sukuk
Developing Hybrid Sukuk to cater various needs of Islamic banks or governments
Green Sukuk as corporate social responsibility.
Comparative analysis of conventional bonds interest rate with profit rates of Sukuk.
Risk management practices for Sukuk
Sharia compliant issues for Sukuk structuring
Development Sukuk market and country’s economic indicators
Compare Value at Risk between Sukuk and conventional bonds
Micro Financing in Islamic finance industry: For country developments.
Islamic micro financing techniques
Structuring new products for Islamic micro financing
Micro finance increases access to credit for poor in developing countries
Social finance: gives access to charities and social enterprises access to finance.
Islamic entrepreneurial finance
Islamic social finance
How ethical Takaful compared to conventional insurance
Comparative analysis of Takaful industry with conventional insurance (country or region specific)
Performance of Takaful industry
Customer perception of Takaful system
Developing Takaful model
The new sharia compliant loan to be introduced in UK will help 15,000 Muslims students studying in UK universities.
By KRISTIANO ANG
When Fabiola Nava Carrera told her friends that she was going to pursue a master of business administration degree in Islamic finance at a Malaysian university, they were taken aback.
“I was very interested in going there to see what was going on, because I knew nothing about Asian and Islamic culture,” said Ms. Carrera, a 27-year-old Mexican who had previously worked in international trade. “But my friends in Mexico couldn’t believe that I wanted to go to Malaysia, because they thought that it would be too dangerous or that the culture would be too different.”
Ms. Carrera went anyway. Last year, she was one of four students, three of whom were non-Muslim, who graduated from the inaugural class of the Universiti Tun Abdul Razak’s Global Islamic Finance M.B.A. program in Kuala Lumpur.
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The centres – for research into Gulf coastal ecosystems, Islamic finance and banking, and humanities and science – were approved last week by the university’s board of trustees, which gave the projects a Dh30 million endowment over five years.
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KOZHIKODE: The Muslim education institutions in Malabar have taken a cue from the state government in their interest towards Islamic banking.
While state government is expecting more funds to come to the state through the new banking system, the educational institutions here are gearing up to offer specialized courses anticipating a huge manpower requirement.
Though the RBI nod to start operations for the Islamic finance company Al Baraka Financial Services, promoted by state government’s Kerala State Industries Development Corporation, is awaited, the job market is abuzz with the enormous job potential it is likely to offer.
Islamic banking is an interest-free banking system operated in accordance with Sharia laws that prohibits taking or giving interest. Under the system, banks do not pay interests on deposits nor do they charge interest on loans. The money deposited is used to finance projects on ownership basis.
The fact that many graduates in the state have got lucrative job offers at MNCs in west Asia in companies offering Shariah-compliant mutual funds and venture capital funds has increased the lure for the courses.
“We have seen a growing interest for our postgraduate diploma in Islamic economics and finance (PGDIEF) course. Currently we offer 40 seats a year but the number of applicants last year was nearly 200,” said Mohammed Pallath, chief coordinator of the course at Al Jamia Al Islamiya, a religious college, at Santhapuram. The institution also offers diploma courses of IGNOU in Islamic banking, Islamic finance and Islamic insurance.
Shoukath Ali, a faculty member teaching Islamic finance at the institution, said that requirement for qualified professionals in Islamic finance will see a big rise once the non-banking financial companies (NBFCs) like Al-Baraka and other projects take off. He said that by adopting Islamic banking the state can channel billions of rupees needed for development activities.
There are many other institutions in Malappuram and Kozhikode which offer similar courses. The Elijah Institute of Management Studies in Thrissur has recently started offering a postgraduate diploma course in Islamic banking and management as an add-on course for their MBA students.
source : The times of India
As unemployment levels remain high in the West, finance students are being encouraged to gain expertise in Islamic banking so that they will be able to work in the Gulf states and in the wider Islamic world.
Universities are also exposing students to other non-conventional and ethical finance models that include eco-finance and micro-finance.
While universities in the United Kingdom and France have offered Islamic finance programmes for some years because of their large Muslim populations, Spain is also increasingly looking into these programmes.
The Instituto de Empressa (IE) business school in Madrid has been offering Islamic finance programmes for five years and partnered with Saudi Arabia’s King Abdul Aziz University (KAU) to launch the Saudi-Spanish Center for Islamic Economics and Finance (SCIEF) earlier this month.
Speaking at the event, Dr Ahmad Mohamed Ali Al Madani, head of the Islamic Development Bank, said the financial crisis had raised people’s concerns beyond profit margins into where their money is invested. Al Madani was acting rector of KAU from 1967 to 1972 and was Saudi Arabia’s deputy minister of education in the 1970s.
Business schools needed to respond accordingly and Spain was in a good position to do this considering the country’s Arabic heritage, he said.
“You look around and find that Islamic institutions are in the hundreds. Amounts of the assets are in the billions. The system proved that it can support economic systems and respond to big demand from people in different parts of the world.”
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