Islamic Finance in Western Higher Education

Islamic Finance in Western Higher Education

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The recent international financial turbulences have been severe and far reaching in their magnitude and consequences. Neither any country nor any sector seems to have been spared from their effects. The higher education sector is not an exception; particularly the programs offered in business and finance. Many academics, practitioners and others have started questioning the content of the programs and their impact on the learners. Ethics, values and responsibility are coming out as factors that cannot be surpassed. Thus, current and future programs ought not to ignore such factors. Within this heated context, Islamic finance education has gained momentum. This phenomenon has been depicted by Western higher learning institutions as an opportunity that could enhance its competitiveness. Consequently, many renowned Universities and business Schools started offering streams at their existing programs or even establishing fully-fledged Islamic Finance ones. This book sheds light on this development through actual cases written by lecturers and researchers who played an important role in the Islamic finance in western higher education.That is also a crucial plank in the national strategy to advance Australiaa#39;s ambition to be an AsiaPacific financial centre. ... Research degree programmes dominate the landscape in Australia (La Trobe only), Europe and North America. ... the Mastera#39;s degree in Islamic Economics and Finance at Loughborough University, Leicester, UK, the MA and MSc in Islamic Finance at Durham University, UK, and theanbsp;...

Title:Islamic Finance in Western Higher Education
Author:Ahmed Belouafi, Abderrazak Belabes, Cristina Trullols
Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan - 2012-10-17


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