4 weeks intensive teaching + remote study
Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
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Developed exclusively in collaboration with the Bahrain Institute of Banking and Finance (BIBF), this Progression Route degree allows students of BIBF to convert their prior learning to an MSc upon successful completion.
Candidates who have successfully completed the Advanced Diploma in Islamic Finance (ADIF) qualification will be eligible to enrol on this MSc Islamic Finance degree. The Islamic Finance content will have been studied as part of the ADIF qualification so this Progression Route degree focuses on the conventional finance content required for an MSc qualification.
The programme will be taught intensively over a period of 4 weeks (details below) with each module being delivered over a one week period, for which students would have to travel to the UK and study at Coventry University’s Coventry campus.
The first delivery of modules will be in January 2020 during which you will complete the following modules:
Week 1 - Corporate Finance (week commencing 20th January 2020)
This module examines and critiques key corporate finance issues, including financial management, risk and return, corporate financing and asset pricing, capital structure and payout policy. The module takes an international perspective and explores both theoretical models and empirical evidence.
Week 2 – Quantitative Methods (week commencing 27th January 2020)
This module covers some of the quantitative techniques commonly used by financial analysts, economists, accountants as well as individual investors. The aim is to give students the basic grounding in econometric methods used in the analysis of quantitative data. The module will primarily focus on the statistical techniques of estimation, hypothesis testing and modelling using economic and financial data in which they will learn about economic software.
You will return at the end of March to study a further two modules as shown below:
Week 3 – Governance, Accountability and Ethics (week commencing 30th March 2020)
This module aims to provide students with a framework to examine the key issues in corporate governance. These include underlying corporate governance theory and associated reporting and regulation, the role of monitors and issues of independence and ethics. It also develops students’ ability to critically appraise relevant academic literature and current issues and integrate and synthesise topics in order to participate in current debates and suggest potential insights for development.
Week 4 – Behavioural Finance (week commencing 6th April 2020)
This module teaches students about how psychological and sociological factors influence financial decision-making. The module will enable them to identify possible biases in investment analysis and portfolio management arising from cognitive, affective and social influences.
In addition, the programme incorporates a Chartered Management Institute (CMI) accredited module, Global Professional Development - Consultancy. Students who successfully complete the module and meet the CMI evidence requirements will gain a Level 7 Certificate in Strategic Leadership and Management and a Level 7 Award in Professional Consulting. Details of the delivery of this module are yet to be finalised.
In addition to the above modules, students will have to complete a dissertation remotely and will be allocated a supervisor who will provide support and guidance throughout the research and writing process.
Successful completion of the above modules will enable students to qualify for an MSc in Islamic Finance awarded by Coventry University.
For further details about this top-up course, please direct enquires to Dr Aqsa Aziz, Course Director.
Coursework and exam.
Please note this course is only open to candidates holding the Advanced Diploma in Islamic Finance.