This programme is specifically designed to provide:
What you will study
The first year provides the basis and a foundation in banking management and finance related disciplines necessary for the understanding of the more focused business modules studied in the second and final year of the programme. Students from a wide variety of educational backgrounds are all brought up to a common set of learning outcomes during the first year. This enables us to accept students without specific pre–requisites. The students will study two semesters of modules encompassing a range of subjects fundamental to the understanding of business management and finance. However, students will also be introduced to the basic banking and finance subject to allow early exposure in Banking and Finance area of study before specialising in Islamic Banking.
In addition to the above, all students are also required to successfully complete General Studies modules as stipulated by the Malaysian Qualification Agency, as well as fulfill credit requirements for Co-Curricular Activities.
The second year will focus on major Islamic banking modules. It will cover the basics of Shariah and Islamic Jurisprudence which consists more of the rules and regulations of Al–Quran and Al–Sunnah. Besides that, students will be exposed to the Islamic view on banking products and services. The details on Islamic Entrepreneurship and Transaction will be taught as well as the history of Islamic Banking in the global context. Exposure to other areas of knowledge of financial system, and Capital Markets is also provided via supplementary modules to produce wholesome graduates equipped with both Conventional and Islamic banking knowledge.
Students will also use their co curricular activities (social, sport, cultural etc.) as evidence of the development of their personal skills, which are highly regarded by employers. They will collect this information in a portfolio and submit together with an essay showing how these experiences have helped to develop your employability skills such as social, interpersonal, planning, communications and many others.
After the completion of Level 2 students will undertake a short Internship. This will enable them to experience the culture and ethos of a working environment and formal employment. Students will benefit from seeing how the skills and knowledge acquired are applied in a practical setting and enhance their employment prospects upon graduation.
In the final year, students will learn more about Islamic legal maxims which will be a continuation of Islamic jurisprudence. An exposure to the practical aspects of Islamic banking practices and theory will also be given. The Project in Islamic Banking and Finance further develops the academic and practical aspects of students’ chosen area of study and reinforces your independent learning skills. The managerial perspective dominates curriculum design for the final year. Courses such as Islamic Ethics & Corporate Governance and Islamic Accounting provide the necessary closure to the programme.
With the tremendous growth in adoption of Islamic Finance globally, graduates in Islamic Banking and Finance will be prepared for careers such as in Consultancy, Islamic Banking, Investment, Sales, Trading and Risk Management. Islamic Market Stock Broker, Banker, Islamic Merchant Banker, Islamic Finance Director and Islamic Finance Officer.
Source: Asia Pacific University