Points of Essence:
- Bahrain based BIBF’s Centre for Islamic Finance will roll out its first Master’s degree with dual concentration in finance and Islamic finance in March next year. In collaboration with the De Paul University of Chicago, the program expects to address the shortage of critical talents in Islamic finance. BIBF will complement the existing training institutes in Kuala Lumpur (INCEIF) and London (IIBI).
MANAMA: BIBF’s Centre for Islamic Finance is introducing the first Master’s degree with dual concentration in finance and Islamic finance. The course, which begins in March, is a joint venture between the BIBF Centre and the De Paul University of Chicago.
The Islamic finance industry’s tremendous growth potential has brought about a shortage of professionals equipped with adequate knowledge of the variety of products and their application in both the conventional and Islamic financial markets.
Often potential students in the past found they had to travel as far a field as Malaysia or London to study.
Now that is about to change with the launch of the Master’s degree with dual concentration in finance and Islamic finance – the Master of Science degree in Islamic Finance (MS-IF).
“The aim of the MS-IF degree is to further support the Islamic finance secto