Jointly delivered by HBMSU & Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, the Executive MBA in Islamic Banking and Finance delivers unique insights into the Islamic Banking industry, offering an opportunity to study the structure of the industry, including its products, performance, financial instruments, and risk management issues.
This joint-degree provides learners with a solid foundation in the specialized area of Islamic Banking and Finance, equipping them with the necessary core knowledge of functional business areas and their practical applications.
The program offers rigorous training in specialized areas of Islamic finance, banking, economics, law, and their relevant conventional counterparts. In addition to this, an in-depth understanding of general management knowledge is provided covering several areas including strategic management, leadership, international business, and marketing.
Unique to the region, the Executive MBA in Islamic Banking and Finance integrates the global learning experience of HBMSU (Dubai) and UOC (Barcelona).
Accreditation: The Executive MBA in Islamic Banking and Finance is accredited by the UAE Ministry of Education’s Commission for Academic Accreditation
Admission Requirements: The applicant must hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited Higher Education Institution with a minimum AGPA of 3.00 on a 4.00 Scale or its equivalent. Applicants from non-management backgrounds will need to first enroll and complete the non-credit foundation course Management Appreciation Program (MAP). For full admission requirements and transfer from other institutions, please see Postgraduate Admission Requirements.
Program Delivery: This program will be offered jointly by HBMSU and UOC exploiting the expertise of both universities. The program adopts a blended teaching and learning approach in the delivery of its courses. While the two institutions are physically located in Dubai and Barcelona, respectively, learners will engage with course learning activities from wherever they are located in the world. The blend combines the benefits of synchronous online collaboration and self-paced learning, giving learners the opportunity to participate through an online platform in live interactions (voice and chat) with their instructors and fellow learners.