BIBF hosted an open house recently to introduce an internationally recognised MBA in Islamic Finance from the University of Bolton through the BIBF Advanced Diploma in Islamic Finance programme.
BIBF and the University of Bolton signed a progression agreement to allow the graduates of BIBF’s Advanced Diploma in Islamic Finance (ADIF) to continue their academic studies with the University of Bolton’s MBA in Islamic Finance. BIBF’s ADIF programme is one of the oldest, most established Islamic banking and finance specialised qualifications in the MENA region, and was created in 2003. It has over 500 graduates from 20 different countries across the world who are now primarily employed within the Islamic banking and finance industry.
The progression agreement with the University of Bolton provides ADIF graduates with exemptions from three out of the nine MBA in Islamic Finance modules and of the remaining six modules, four will be taught in the UK in a block delivery arrangement (i.e. one week per module) and two modules will be the dissertation. The fast-track programme will also result in a reduction of fees for ADIF graduates.
The event took place at the BIBF premises in Juffair and included a presentation from University of Bolton representative Rajesh Sampath.