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Every 12 weeks
6 Specialisations (13 elective modules)
MSc & MA Finance & Investment (Islamic Banking and Finance)
18 to 36 months
Provided by
London School of Business and Finance
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Develop your understanding of the key differences between traditional and Islamic banking operations, and become an astute and skilled specialist in the Islamic banking sector.
The Dual MSc & MA in Finance and Investment (Islamic Banking and Finance) will introduce you to key operations of Islamic banking operations, as well as advancing your understanding of traditional banking concepts. Learn how to evaluate Islamic financial markets and and related concepts, and critically analyse and evaluate Islamic portfolio management, specifically considering the Islamic investment market.

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the Dual MA & MSc in Finance and Investment (Islamic Banking and Finance) will possess career-ready skills in:

  • How Islamic banking operates under Sharia conditions
  • Islamic financial markets and investment practices
  • Islamic portfolio management, profit creation, and risk minimisation
  • Traditional finance and investment best practice
  • Quantitative methods in relation to finance and investment 
  • You will study your programme with London School of Business & Finance. Your programme modules and learning content are delivered via the Canvas study platform, and feature the following resources:

    • Professionally produced video lectures created by leading business practitioners
    • A designated tutor who will provide support and feedback throughout your programme
    • Case studies and discussion questions to enhance your understanding of theory in context
    • Downloadable e-books and free library resources to aid your assignment writing and research
    • Access to online forums where you can share and discuss new concepts with fellow students and professionals from around the world
    • UK undergraduate degree or equivalent - any subject area
    • English levels 5.5 IELTS (5.5 in all bands) or equivalent*
    • Relevant work experience is an asset, but no work experience is required

    Students who fail to meet academic requirements can be assessed on their relevant work experience (3 years management experience minimum for mature study route)

  • The Dual MA/MSc in Finance and Investment degree syllabus considers today's challenging business environment and the financial expertise you need to excel within it. The 3 core and 3 elective modules will equip you with a deep understanding of investments and financial statements, corporate finance, financial econometrics and advanced asset pricing. The final research project will give you hands-on experience, ensuring your competence in a financial decision-making environment. Follow this link to see the full programme syllabus

  • Class Profile

    Based on the class of 2015-2016


Faculty and Students

Barbara Szwarc
Working at an investment bank and studying at the same time can be tricky - time management is key. The mobility of studying online is a big plus.
— Barbara Szwarc, Poland
Erick Canales
I decided to study online because I work full-time as an accountant, and I know it’s really difficult to study formally in a classroom every day.
— Erick Canales, Mexico
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