Master of Science in Finance

Major in Islamic Finance

The Master of Science in Finance (MSc.F) with a Major in Islamic Finance is a comprehensive post-graduate program for candidates who are seeking a detailed understanding of the concepts and mechanisms of Islamic Finance, banking and insurance. Students will learn from professors with extensive experience in the field and will be prepared to work in any IF institution upon graduation. 

Over the course of this program students will:

  • Identify the emergence of Islamic Finance in modern business
  • Learn about the Law of Contract of Islamic structures
  • Examine the financial structures and techniques applied by Islamic banks
  • Gain an in-depth understanding of the financial products offered through the Islamic financing system

MSc.F in Islamic Finance Brochure

  •  Duration: 18 months
  • Credits: 90 ECTS
  • Language: English
  • Intakes: February and September
  • Degree Awarded: Master of Science in Finance Major in Islamic Finance.
  • Transfer Opportunities: We offer our students the option to transfer for a semester between our Geneva and Barcelona campuses. 
  • Internships: We provide the access to internship opportunities in international companies and organizations.
  • Location: Geneva Campus and Barcelona Campus
 The program requires the successful completion of 90 credits. The program consists of 4 groups of courses common for all Masters, from which students may select the desired subjects to study: Core Courses (21 ECTS), Elective Courses (15 ECTS), the Orientation Courses (18 ECTS) and the Master Thesis (36 ECTS), which are mandatory to complete the selected major. Beyond the principal Business modules offered within each major, an example of some of the Orientation (Specialist) subjects can be found below:

The program is of particular relevance to those working in, or planning to work in:

  • Islamic Banker Adviser
  • Islamic Banking Finance Manager
  • Banking Relationship Manager
Orientation Subjects
  • Introduction to Islamic Finance & Banking
  • Principles of Islamic Jurisprudence
  • Islamic Insurance
  • Islamic Economic System
  • Contract & Partnerships in Islamic Banking
  • Sukuk Structure
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