Master of Science in Finance

Major in Islamic Finance

The Master of Science in Finance (MSc.F) with a Major in Islamic Finance  is designed to give you, as a future entrepreneur, the knowledge base and skills to start your own successful businesses. The program provides an in depth, practical education in business and management theories and principles. You will become an effective critical thinker and successfully identify business opportunities by effectively using analytical tools and problem-solving.

  • Gain knowledge of global business topics and issues.
  • Acquire expertise in the legalities of business startups.
  • Obtain management, organizational, and strategic planning skills for the launch of new projects and business start-ups.

Brochure MSc.F in Islamic Finance

  •  Duration: 18 months
  • Credits: 90 ECTS
  • Language: English
  • Intakes: February and September
  • Degree Awarded: Master of Science in Finance Major in Islamic Finance.
  • Exchange Program: Rotate between campuses. We offer the opportunity of studying in the GBS campuses where the program is launched.
  • Internships: We guide our students to get internships in International Companies and Organisations.
  • 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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