Master of Science in Islamic Finance
Master of Science in Islamic Finance

Master of Science in Islamic Finance

The Master of Science (MS) in Islamic Finance is a specialized program that teaches qualitative and quantitative methods of analysis in both Islamic and conventional finance

 

Master of Science in Islamic FinanceThis innovative program has been developed to offer students a unique opportunity to enjoy a strong multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary graduate education across a range of core subjects. It also enables participants to pursue a specialization in one of several important areas, including Islamic Finance and Sustainable Finance.

The mixed philosophy of the program enables graduates to attain the skills needed to understand the global financial system, and proposes viable alternatives to existing models, by blending guidance from Shari’a with modern scientific knowledge and the techniques of economics and finance.

This popular master’s program is one of an extremely limited number of top-tier specialized Islamic Finance programs globally.


Program Focus

Islamic banking in Qatar constitutes approximately 25 percent of local banking activity. The MS in Islamic Finance program is focused on giving graduate students a greater understanding of the practical business applications of Shari’a.

By emphasizing practical as well as theoretical aspects of Islamic finance, students are better able to address global opportunities and participate effectively in business and financial sectors.

Curriculum

A 36-credit degree program taught over two years in English that includes:

  • Four core courses (12 credits)

    • Islamic Banking and Financial Markets
    • Islamic Financial Contracts
    • Islamic Corporate Finance and Financial Engineering
    • Research Methods
  • A choice of two concentrations (6 credits)

    • Islamic Finance
      • Islamic Asset, Funds and Portfolio Management
      • Analysis of Financial Statements with Applications to Islamic Banks
    • Sustainable Finance
      • Sustainable Finance and Impact Investing
      • Islamic Economics and Sustainable Development
         

     

     

  • A choice of three electives out of nineteen options (9 credits)

    • Applied Quantitative Methods in Islamic Finance
    • Behavioral Islamic Economics and Finance
    • Fintech and its Islamic Finance Applications
    • Independent Studies
    • Islamic Asset and Fund Management
    • Islamic Financial Engineering and Shari’a Auditing
    • Islamic Financial Services Development: Legal and Regulatory Issues
    • Legal, Regulatory and Institutional Aspects of Islamic Finance
    • Macroeconomic Policy and Financial Markets in an Islamic Perspective
    • Principles and Objectives of Islamic Law
    • Risk Management in Islamic Finance
    • Selected Topics in Applied Econometrics
    • Strategic Management in Islamic Financial Institutions
    • Internship
    • A course from the PhD catalogue*
       

    *Students can select an elective from the courses offered within the PhD program

     

  • Thesis (9 credits)

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