Ph. D in Islamic Banking and Finance/ PIBF

Ph. D in Islamic Banking and Finance/ PIBF

Postgraduate

Ph.D in Islamic Banking and Finance (PIBF) is awarded to graduates for a meaningful completion of doctoral research that advances the theory and principles of Islamic Banking and Finance from inter-disciplinary perspectives. Upon completion of a multi-disciplinary doctoral programme, the graduate is expected to undertake independent research and contribute to quality publications in their field of expertise.

Programme Objective

  1. To attract and train high potential talent in Islamic Banking and Finance
  2. To futher develop and enhance the theory and practice of Islamic Banking and Finance
  3. To meet the global demand for expertise in Islamic Banking and Finance industry


Programme and Mode of Structure

Two courses are compulsory and one is elective course. The courses for the Ph. D programme are:

Compulsory Special Requirement Courses

Course Code Course Name
IBF 7111 Research Methodology
IBF 7112 Contemporary Issues in Islamic Finance

Elective Special Requirement Courses

Course Code Course Name
IBF 7113 Qualitative Methods
IBF 7114 Quantitative Methods

Research Areas

  • Fiqh Muamalat in Islamic Banking and Finance
  • Islamic Banking and Finance Law
  • Performance and Efficiency of Islamic Banks and Takaful
  • Economics Policy and Analysis of Islamic Banking and Finance
  • Regulatory and Governance
  • Takaful and Re-Takaful
  • Investment Banking
  • Islamic Wealth Management
  • Islamic Capital Market
  • Islamic Micro-Credit and Micro-Financing
  • Corporate and Shari'ah Governance for Islamic Banking and Finance
  • Waqf
  • Risk Management

*Subject to availability of supervisors

Ph. D Thesis

Upon registration as doctoral student, the student is expected to prepare and submit thesis proposal for defense with the guidance of the thesis advisory committee within the prescribed period. Upon successful defense, the doctoral student is now a candidate to undertake and complete the research for final submission for viva voce' to be examined by both internal and external examiners.

Following the viva voce, one of the following recommendations will be made:

  • Pass
  • Pass with minor revisions to be completed in six (6) months
  • Pass with major revisions to be completed within the minimum period of six (6) to maximum period of twelve (12) months
  • Resubmission with viva to be completed within the minimum period of twelve (12) to maximum period of eighteen (18) months
  • Failure



Duration of Studies

Status Minimum Normal Maximum
Full-time 2 academic years 3 academic years 6 academic years
Part-time 3 academic years 6 academic years 8 academic years


Admission Requirements

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


English Language Requirements

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

Thesis written in English language

  • The Test of English as Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a minimum score of 550 of: Paper based: 550 or
    computer based: 213 or Internet based: 7
  • 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

Thesis written in Arabic language

  • The IIUM-administered Arabic Placement Test (APT) with a minimum score 3.0

*All information is correct at the time of publication. All requirements are subject to amendment by the Management of International Islamic University Malaysia.


Deadline for Application

Malaysian
September Intake (First Semester) 30th June of the year
February Intake (Second Semester) 30th November of the year


International
September Intake (First Semester) 30th April of the year
February Intake (Second Semester) 30th September of the year



Ph.D Thesis Proposal Guideline


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Student Affair

Programme Co-ordinator (PIBF)
Prof. Dr. Engku Rabiah Adawiah Engku Ali
+603 6196 4194
rabiah@iium.edu.my
Admin Officer (PIBF)
Sr. Nurfadila Fauzi
+603 6196 4186
nd_nurfadila@iium.edu.my


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