Islamic Baking Diploma, first of its kind in the region, was started in 2003 to disseminate knowledge and information about Islamic banking and finance and develop industry-focused graduates who have comprehensive theoretical and technical knowledge of Islamic banking, with a broad understanding of relevant theories from cognate disciplines in preparation for a career in globalized banking, and who are able to pursue further studies.
Within the context of achieving the Institute’s mission statement the Islamic Banking Diploma program aims to:
- Develop students with comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the theories and principles underpinning Islamic banking, and their application to practice within the broader context of globalized banking.
- Develop students with broad knowledge and understanding of the theories and principles of cognate disciplines relevant to developing a holistic understanding of Islamic banking.
- Produce graduates who have the necessary technical knowledge underpinning Islamic banking products and services who can execute service delivery of financial products and services.
- Support the development of a range of subject-specific and general practical and transferable skills.
- Develop students’ ability to collate, analyze, interpret and communicate financial information.
- Develop students’ interpersonal, research, computing and communication skills.
Program Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this program the graduate will be able to:
- Use a comprehensive range of theoretical, technical, and practical knowledge of Islamic financing concepts to execute service delivery of Islamic banking and financial market operations.
- Assimilate a range of cognate knowledge, theories and practices to inform financial decision making from a broad business and economic perspective.
- Demonstrate problem solving, analytical thinking, and communication skills in Islamic banking products and operations within a broader theoretical and practical framework.
- Operate effectively in a multidisciplinary banking and financial services environment and develop a strong base of knowledge and skills that will serve as a foundation for a career in Islamic banking and finance sector, and further studies.
- Assess customer’s financial needs, analyze situations and apply Islamic finance concepts to develop, and deliver, financial products and services.
The Islamic Banking Diploma program structure is a combination of general education courses, core business courses and core Islamic banking courses.
The program comprises 60 credit hours – 57 credit hours of teaching and 3 credit hours of practical training.
The program has two registration periods prior to the fall and spring semesters.