Master of Science (Islamic Banking and Finance)/ M.Sc.IBF

Master of Science (Islamic Banking and Finance)/ M.Sc.IBF

Postgraduate

The IIUM INSTITUTE OF ISLAMIC BANKING AND FINANCE (IIiBF) provides internationally recognized programmes catering for your various needs. A centre of excellence within the world renowned International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM), the IIiBF built on a prominent faculty drawn from a pool of leading industry practitioners as well as experts from three different faculties of IIUM, namely the Kulliyyah of Economics and Management Sciences (KENMS), Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws (AIKOL) and the Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences (KIRKHS). Our programmes are imbued with high ethical values, rigorous scholarship and practical relevance. In tandem with their research activities, our faculty members act as consultants and shariah advisors to financial institutions, industry and governments worldwide–hence, keeping our programmes abreast with real world financial and economic developments and issues.


Programme Objectives

  1. To produce high potential talents to acquire pertinent knowledge and skills in Islamic Banking and Finance through interdisciplinary approach
  2. To develop and enhance theories and practices of Islamic Banking and Finance within the sphere of Maqasid Al-Shariah
  3. To meet the global demand for experts and professionals in Islamic Banking and Finance


Research Areas

  1. Islamic Commercial Law.
  2. Islamic Investment Banking.
  3. Regulatory and Governance in Islamic Finance.
  4. Islamic Capital Markets and Instruments.
  5. Islamic Wealth Management and Takaful.
  6. Islamic Social Finance.
  7. Islamic Management.
  8. Accounting and Auditing for Islamic Financial Institutions.
  9. Waqf & Zakat.
  10. Philosophical Foundation of Islamic Banking & Finance.

* Subject to availability of supervisors


Mode of Programme


Option 1: 36 credit hours of coursework + 6 credit hours of research paper = 42 credit hours
(7 core courses and 5 elective courses + 6 credit hours of research paper)
Option 2: 30 credit hours of coursework + 12 credit hours of dissertation = 42 credit hours
(7 core courses and 3 elective courses + 12 credit hours of dissertation)


Duration of Studies

Status Minimum Normal Maximum
Full-time 1 1/2 academic years 2 academic years 3 academic years
Part-time 2 academic years 4 academic years 5 academic years


Core Courses

Course Code        
Course Title        
Course Synopsis
IBF 6110        
Islamic Financial System        
Details
IBF 6111 Islamic Economics Details
IBF 6120 Transactions in Islamic Banking and Finance Details
IBF 6135 Financial Management Analysis Details
IBF 6141 Islamic Banking Products and Operations Details
IBF 6310 Islamic Capital Market Details
IBF 6910 Research Methodology Details


Elective Courses

Course Code        
Course Title        
Course Synopsis
IBF 6311 Risk Management of Islamic Financial Institutions Details
IBF 6313 Takaful and Re-Takaful Details
IBF 6113 Principles of Islamic Jurisprudence Details
IBF 6145 Ethics and Governance of Islamic Financial Institutions Details
IBF 6250 Accounting for Islamic Financial Institutions Details
IBF 6316 Legal Framework and Issues in Islamic Banking and Finance Details
IBF 6315 Islamic Wealth Management Details


Pre-requisite Courses

IIiBF shall prescribe required pre-requisite courses for applicants without adequate background in

Course Code        
Course Title        
Course Synopsis
IBF 5904 Money and Banking Details
IBF 5905 Principles of Economics Details
IBF 5910 Business Mathematics and Statistics Details
IBF 5911 Principles of Accounting and Finance Details
IBF 5912 Islamic Commercial Law Details


Research Paper / Dissertation

After completing all the courses, students will proceed with research paper / dissertation before the can graduate. the research paper / dissertation proposal will be developed in their IBF 6910 Research Methodology. Once the have presented their research paper / dissertation proposal and the proposal is subsequently approved by the Postgraduate Committee, they may proceed with their research under the supervision if the assigned supervisor(s).


Admission Requirements

A relevant Bachelor's degree with good grades from an accredited institution of higher learning or any other certificates recognised to be equivalent to a Bachelor's degree and with relevant professional experience.


Entry Requirements

In addition to the Institute's requirements, an applicant must produce satisfactory proof of proficiency of English Language by:

  • The Test of Foriegn Language (TOEFL) with a minimum score of 550OR
  • The International English Language Testing Services (IELTS) with a score of 6.0 OR
  • The IIUM-administered English Placement Test (EPT) with a minimum score 6.0.


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Student Affair

Programme Co-ordinator (M.Sc. IBF)
Madam Zariah Abu Samah
+603 6196 4193
zariahas@iium.edu.my


Assistant Director (M.Sc. IBF)
Br. Ahmad Zulhilmi Ahmad Nizam
+603 6196 4187
ahmadzulhilmi@iium.edu.my


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