School of Economics and Finance

ECOM098 - Islamic Finance

In the current environment, after the economic crisis that shook the whole financial system, several market participants started looking at Islamic Finance due to its resilience during the crisis. As a result there is a growing demand for experts that can understand the interdisciplinary complexity of the financial system, both legal and financial as well as focusing on traditional and Islamic Finance practices. The course in Islamic Finance offers a unique opportunity, providing students with a solid background in both Traditional and Islamic Finance from both, finance and law perspectives. Students will be presented with a unified framework under which Islamic Finance operates and its relevance in today's working environment. It will allow students to develop an understanding of several Islamic finance concepts and how these compare with traditional financing.