International Curriculum

Career Opportunities

Experienced Faculty

High Employability


  • To provide students with an understanding of the jurisprudential and theoretical fundamentals of Islamic Banking and Finance
  • To provide an appreciation of the investment regulations relating to the banking industry and to Islamic banks in particular
  • To ensure that in completion of the programme the students would have developed the skills and confidence required to take the responsibilities of junior banking positions particularly in the area of Islamic Finance
  • To provide opportunities for students to develop academically and prepares them for further study.

Year 1:

Code Semester I Code Semester II
ACC1101 Introductory Financial Accounting ACC1102 Financial Reporting & Analysis
QM1101 Quantitative Methods I IF1101 Islamic Commercial Jurisprudence
ECO1102 Money & Macro Economics IT1101 Managing Information
MGT1101 Principles of Management IF1102 Islamic Economic Thought

Year 2:

Code Semester I Code Semester II
FIN2101 Corporate Finance IF2104 Islamic Investment Banking
IF2108 Accounting, Auditing & Governance for Islamic Financial Institutions MGT2102 Management and Organization
IF2103 Islamic Commercial Banking IF2107 Banking Business and Trust Law
Optional Optional

Optional Subjects Year 2:

Code Semester I Code Semester II
BAK2101 Bank Lending BAK2102 Risk Analysis
MKT2101 Principles of Marketing ACC2109 Business and Professional Ethics

Year 3 (in Bahrain):

Code Semester I Code Semester II
ABB3108 Advanced Inv. Theory & Practice ABB3105 Advanced Corporate Finance
ABB3109 Investment & Investment Banking ABB3112 Comparative Banking
ABB3110 International Banking ABB3113 Econometrics
ABB3111 Money & Banking    


The Banking and Financial industry is a large field with many opportunities for growth. Working in the banking industry can lead to different career opportunities. Moreover, in specific, this programme provides the opportunity for students to understand both how conventional banks are operating, as well as Islamic banks. This will enable students to apply the general concepts in Banking in addition to Islamic Financial concepts within the world of Corporate Banking.

Careers in Banking and Islamic Banking

  • Financial advisers
  • Analysts
  • Anti- Money Laundering Auditor
  • Bank Teller
  • Client Service Officer
  • Loan Officer
  • Investment Banker
  • Treasurer
  • Consultant
  • Mortgage Consultant
  • Business Development Officer
  • Shari'a consultants

Students graduating with the Banking & Finance degree can progress to CFA or CIMA and obtain a Certified Professional Qualification in field.


The programme is designed to offer a qualification addressing the needs of financial institutions providing Islamic Banking services and products. The main subject groupings in the programme are: Islamic Commercial Jurisprudence, Islamic Economic Thought, Islamic Investment Banking, Islamic Insurance (Takaful), Risk Management for Islamic Financial Institutions and Shari'a Audit and Compliance. In these subject offerings, there is a natural progression from Year I to Year II. The Year I provides an essential introduction to the subject grouping and equips students with the preliminary practical and intellectual skills necessary for progression to Year II, which progressively builds on to what has been introduced earlier.