Islamic Finance for a versatile career
THE Islamic financial system has gained a healthy growth globally and, because of its resilience, is increasingly being considered a stable and viable alternative to the conventional system.
With the growing demand, banks, insurance companies and capital markets globally are competing to develop Islamicor Syariah-compliant financial products and expand on related services.
Islamic finance is a niche financial sub-sector for those who seek knowledge on financial activities that are compliant with Islamic law.
It ranges from the flow of funds to the channelling of funds to permissible ( halal) activities according to Syariah.
There is a dearth of specialists in Islamic finance across major markets and the demand for knowledgeable talent grows as global banking and financial giants expand their foray into Islamic products and services.
To groom competent and versatile talent for the global Islamic financial market, Manipal International University (MIU) offers a Bachelor in Business Administration (Hons) Islamic Finance programme.
The three-year undergraduate degree incorporates an introduction to principles of Syariah and its application to economic issues and financial transactions.
Specialised subjects taught in the BBA (Hons) Islamic Finance programme include Islamic Business Transactions, Islamic Economics, Islamic Banking and Financial Services and Islamic Jurisprudence, among others.
The study focuses on principles and practices of Islamic Finance. Knowledge of Arabic is not required.
The programme is aimed at broadening one’s perspective on the financial sector – in both conventional and Islamic – in tan- dem with global developments and competitiveness.
Clearly, Malaysia leads in Islamic Finance and the country needs competent graduates and leaders to sustain and strengthen its dominance in the field.
A study in Islamic finance opens doors to a myriad of employment opportunities, not just in Malaysia but also across the world.
At MIU, a graduate in Islamic Finance is trained to be more versatile and adept in both the conventional and Islamic financial systems and practices.
In addition to banking, graduates with a degree in Islamic Finance will be in demand in the capital markets, insurance and wealth management industries.
MIU is rewarding deserving recipients over RM2.5mil worth of scholarships. This includes up to 100% scholarship for Foundation Programmes and multiple waivers off tuition fees based on SPM results.
For the February 2014 intake, students can apply and qualify for scholarships based on their SPM trial exam results.
MIU also offers study grants for degree programmes based on STPM, A-Level or equivalent examinations. Details and application form can be downloaded from MIU’s website.
MIU’s will be presenting a series of roadshows nationwide until Jan 12 in Kampar, Teluk Intan, Sitiawan, Perak; and Kajang, Rawang, Klang, Selangor.
Students and parents can also attend MIU’s Open Day on Jan 4 and 5 to discuss study options and career counselling.
MIU is offering an early bird gift worth over RM1,600 for the first 200 registrations made before Dec 31 for its February 2014 intake.
For more information, go to www.miu.edu.my or call 1800 222 648.
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