Dissertation Topics in Islamic Finance and Economics (Updated)

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.

The author expects contribution from the researchers and students for preparation of dissertation or thesis topic selection( These just sample can be modified as per user requirements)

Islamic banking

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

 

Cooperation with….

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

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

 

Bank’s failure

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

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

 

Credit crises

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 board

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.

 

 

Islamic Economics

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

Sukuk

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

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

Islamic Insurance

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

Dissertation Topics in Islamic Finance

imagesSelection of a dissertation topic is complicated and time consuming task. In fact, it is the most important activity in dissertation writing. The students in Islamic Finance field should go for a dissertation topic that interests them and that has enough research-able material associated to it. The Islamic Finance students are not encourage to select a topic or area in which no researcher has done as they will have to face the problem in terms of information collection.

The selection of dissertation topic is not an imaginative activity. The student start the topic selection keeping their interest area and available information to them. The topic selection should happen on random basis as it will lead to problems in collecting information in that area.

The Islamic Finance students should spend time in researching journal, books, articles, news papers, essays, web and other written materials for information search in their chosen areas. There are lot of research articles, book and websites on Islamic finance field. The web can used by the students as main source of information as it have most of the libraries and periodicals or at least they have abstract of the research done. The students have to select several dissertation topics in their research area out of them, they will have to look for best suitable topic based on interest and selection criteria. The dissertation should be current and contemporary which will make the reader interested and find no problems in understanding the context.

Dissertation proposals – Doctoral Level and master level

These are dissertation or thesis proposal. Researcher are free to develop based on these themes. These proposal includes the marketing, information technology , strategic management, human resource management and contemporary thoughts.

The author expects contribution from the researchers and students for preparation of dissertation or thesis topic selection( These just sample can be modified as per user requirements)

Topics

Islamic banking
Islamic Financial Instruments
Islamic Financial Instruments development
The role of Sharia’a boards in Islamic financial instrument development
The sources of uses of funds in Islamic banks
Islamic banking product to help the international trade
Compare the customer deposits between Islamic and conventional bank
Murabaha or Ijara : The best financing
Mudaraba or Musharaka : The best equity financing

Cooperation with….
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
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

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

Corporate governance, accounting and Risk management
Risk management in Islamic banks

Corporate social responsibility
Islamic bank and corporate social responsibility
Islamic banking and poverty alleviation
Corporate Social Responsibility of Islamic Banks

Performance
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

Customer relationship, marketing, 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

Credit crises
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

General
Islamic banking and knowledge management
Knowledge Management in Islamic banks
Skill gap and recruitment gap for Islamic financial institution

Sharia’a board
Sharia’a Boards in Islamic banks
Influence of religious boards or Sharia’a councils in Islamic banks

Islamic Economics
Fiscal policy Islamic economy

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 socio-economic development of Islamic economy and socialist economy
Comparative analysis of socio-economic 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 economical growth
Islamic finance system and economical growth
Islamic banks in poverty alleviations
Economical functions of Islamic Financial Market

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

New topics (latest edition)
Analysis of derivatives instruments by Islamic banks
Comparative study of Islamic and Conventional banks
Compare Value at Risk between Sukuk and conventional bonds
Credit Risk Management in Islamic and Conventional Banks: Analysis
Derivatives instrument used in Islamic Finance
Financial engineering in Islamic finance industry : Country comparison.
How corporate governance is different from conventional banking and Islamic banking
How Islamic banks can help in Economic Development
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
Liquidity Risk Management in Islamic and Conventional Banks: Analysis
Micro Financing in Islamic finance industry : For country developments.
Murabaha Financing vs. Conventional leasing: cash flow and risk analysis
Transferring from conventional to Islamic banking
Current account contracts in Islamic banking : A comparative study between Islamic contracts of Amanah, Qard Hasan, Wadiah