Islamic Finance – An Emerging Segment of Global Finance

Islamic banking is a system consistent with the principles of Islamic (Sharia) law and its practical application through the development of Islamic economics. According to CIMB Group Holdings, Islamic finance is regarded as the fastest growing segment of the global financial system – sales of Islamic bonds may rise by 24 percent to a staggering $25 billion in 2010.

Back in 2007, a London-based business school launched the world’s first Executive MBA offering a specialism in Islamic Finance in association with DIFC.

The Executive MBA is a dynamic and flexible two year part-time programme. For students wishing to reach the pinnacle of global business, this elite, internationally-focused course will allow them to tailor their skills and learning around their job. The course offers three alternative specialisations – Islamic Finance, Energy and General Management.

London business schools, focus on increasing the impact students can have in their current organisation as well as providing tools to help explore their options in alternative roles and industries.

As you’d expect from institutions with such strong links to the City of London, there are strong informal networks forged via LinkedIn and Facebook, ensuring students are kept firmly in the picture with current market trends – like the evolution of Islamic Finance.

The Executive MBA (EMBA) is based at the DIFC Centre of Excellence. The DIFC ensures its partners are of the highest calibre.

DIFC established the Centre of Excellence to provide resources for finance and business professionals, which will enable them to update their skills and competencies, and enhance their understanding of wider global financial links to Islamic Finance.