Aston launches Islamic finance degrees

In a move to meet the growing demand for training in Islamic banking techniques, Aston



Business School, in pitain’s industrial heartland, will launch both an MSc and a phD programme in Islamic banking from September.Islamic Finance and Business, set up with sponsorship from the chief executive of Dubai-based Surgi Tech, the surgical instrument company, to conduct research as well as teach degrees.

The degrees will be taught at the £1.5m El Shaarani Centre for

The 12-month MSc course, which has been developed to meet the growing global interest in Sharia-compliant finance and business, will teach both conventional and Islamic finance techniques, including the economic, financial and legal environment in which the Islamic financial services industry operates. Students will be able to study modules in Islamic economics, Islamic commercial law and Islamic accounting.

“Sharia-compliant finance and business has become increasingly relevant in the global economy,” says Omneya Abdelsalam, course director. “The El Shaarani Centre for Islamic Finance and Business …(is) continuously developing new programmes for the next generation of Islamic economists and business leaders. It will deliver a program of high-quality research, raise awareness of Islamic Finance and Business, provide a forum between the Western and Muslim worlds of learning and therefore become a leading global resource for bodies ranging from government bodies to industry and the media.”

source : abs.aston