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Bachelor of Financial Sciences in Islamic Banking and Finance

Bachelor of Financial Sciences in Islamic Banking and Finance

Program Overview

The mission of the Islamic banking and finance program is to provide students with knowledge of fundamentals principles and theories of Islamic Finance and Banking and equip them with the most up-to-date Islamic financial applications. It aims to teach students how to utilize their theoretical knowledge and apply it successfully and ethically in both business and public organizations.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Explain the theory and practice of Islamic banking and finance concept, ideas, models and frameworks.
  2. Manage risk in Islamic financial institutions and adopt Islamic insurance practice.
  3. Critically evaluate Islamic financial concepts, theories, models and framework.
  4. Undertake critical analyses to develop, plan and recommend implementation of strategic decisions based on Islamic financial tools.

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General Requirements (42)

No. Course Title Code Pre-requisites
1 English I ENG 100 None
2 Communication Skills in Arabic GEN 100 None
3 Introduction to Information Technology Skills BIT 100 None
4 College Mathematics MTH 100 None
5 English II ENG 104 ENG 100
6 Islamic Culture GEN 102 None
7 Study Skills ENG 103 None
8 Man and Environment GEN 104 None
9 Natural Science GEN 106 None
10 General Psychology GEN 201 ENG 200
11 Business Communications ENG 200 ENG 104
12 Business Statistics MTH 203 MTH 100
13 Professional Ethics GEN 301 ENG 200
14 Sociology GEN 303 ENG 200

Business Administration Core (45)

No. Course Title Code Pre-requisites
1 Introduction to Management BUS 100 None
2 Accounting Principles I ACC 106 None
3 Microeconomics BUS 201 None
4 Introduction to Marketing MKT 200 BUS 100
5 Organizational Behaviour BUS 203 BUS 100
6 Management Information Systems BIT 203 BUS 100, BIT 100
7 Accounting Principles II ACC 200 ACC 106
8 Quantitative Business Analysis MTH 301 MTH 203
9 Macroeconomics BUS 301 BUS 201
10 Introduction to Financial Management BAF 301 BUS 201
11 Business Law BUS 305 BUS 100, GEN 201
12 Research Methods BUS 307 BUS 100, MTH 301
13 Operational Management BUS 309 MTH 301, BUS 100
14 Strategic Management BUS 409 BUS 203, MKT 200
15 International Business Management BUS 417 BUS 409

Major Core (27)

No. Course Title Code Pre-requisites
1 Principle of Islamic Economics IBAF 301 GEN 102
2 Islamic Commercial Law and Transactions IBAF 303 GEN 102, IBAF 301
3 Accounting for Islamic Financial Institutions IBAF 305 ACC 106
4 Islamic Insurance (Takaful) IBAF 307 IBAF 303
5 Corporate Finance BAF 305 BAF 301
6 Investments BAF 307 MTH 301
7 Islamic Financial System BAF 401 BAF 403, IBAF303
8 Risk Management in Islamic Financial Institutions IBAF 401 BAF 401
9 Graduation Project IBAF 415 After Completing 99 CH, BUS 307

Major Electives (9)

Students can choose any 3 courses from the following:

No. Course Title Code Pre-requisites
1 Internship IBAF 419 After Completing 99 CH
2 Islamic Banking Operation Management IBAF 403 BAF 401
3 Islamic Financial Management IBAF 405 BAF 403, BAF 401
4 Islamic Capital Markets IBAF 407 IBAF 405
5 Financial Institutions & Markets BAF 403 BAF 303
6 Quantitative Methods BAF 309 BAF 301, MTH 203
7 International Banking BAF 422 BAF 403
8 Accounting Information Systems ACC 303 ACC 200
9 Managerial Accounting ACC 401 ACC 200
10 Cross Culture Management BUS 311 BUS 203

Bachelor Degree Programs – Course Descriptions

Bachelor Degree General Requirements

Students applying for admission to all ECT academic programs must be graduates with a UAE Secondary School Certificate, or its equivalent, as stated in the admission requirements set in the Ministerial Decrees No. 200/year 2004 and No 133/year 2005.

A) Secondary School Certificate: A certified UAE general secondary school certificate, with a minimum score of 60% or its equivalent is required for admission, according to the regulations of the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research. However, students with scores of less than 60% can study in the Foundation program and should pass 5 courses namely, Arabic Language, IT, Mathematics, Study Skills and English Communication, along with a TOEFL score of 500 or equivalent before they study academic courses. Students with Industrial, Applied Technology, Commercial and Agricultural Secondary School Certificates and with a minimum score of 65% can be admitted to ECT programs that are closely related to their fields of study and have to fulfill all other admission requirements. However, students with these certificates and with scores less than 65% can be admitted in the Foundation Program.

B) Proficiency in English: An adequate level of English language proficiency is required for admission. Applicants are required to present one of the following certificates of proficiency:

  • For English programs: (Diploma & Bachelor)
    1. Valid certified TOEFL results equivalent to 500 (173CBT, a 61 iBT) or above
    2. Valid certified IELTS results band 5.0
    3. Valid certified PTE A score of (36-41) is equivalent to an IELTS score of 5.0, and a PTE A score of (44) is equivalent to TOEFL 500 (173CBT, a 61 iBT). Otherwise they may undertake a course of remedial or intensive English, but must achieve the required score before they can proceed into their academic programs.
  • For the Arabic program “Mass Communication and Public Relations” students should submit a TOEFL certificate with a score of 450 or equivalent. A student with a score of 400 can study the first year program but needs to obtain a 450 score before proceeding to the second year.
  • For Foundation Certificate Program Students who are admitted in the Foundation Program at ECT and wish to pursue their higher education also at ECT and have successfully completed the requirements of the (FP) should meet the English proficiency requirement.
  • Students who can’t provide a proof of English proficiency upon admission will be required to undertake a course of remedial or intensive English provided by the ECT

Employability Scope

Throughout your Bachelor Degree Programs you will receive career guidance from our expert staff and Students Affairs Dept. You will gain valuable new skills which prepare you for work, graduate entry into management training programmes, or further study.

Professional Occupations

Professional occupations for which graduates are prepared in the program:

  • Financial Manager in a Financial Institution.
  • Financial Analyst in a Financial Institution.

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