MSc Investment Banking and Islamic Finance(N/343/7/0215)

Become an expert in the world of investment banking and Islamic finance.

The objective of this programme is to equip investment banking professionals with a working knowledge of Islamic finance. Islamic finance is well-entrenched within the conventional setting, therefore the programme has been designed to provide our students with the best of both worlds – using a global approach and perspectives. In some modules, students will be exposed to trading simulations in our state-of-the-art dealing room.

Key Benefits

  • A single innovative Master’s degree in both conventional (western) investment banking and Islamic Finance
  • Awarded by the University of Reading, UK – a global top 200 university (QS World University Rankings 2018)
  • Top quality Islamic Finance materials taught by Islamic Finance specialists
  • An additional Professional Certificate in Islamic Capital Markets from INCEIF
  • Industry visits and talks by Islamic Finance captains

Learn From Experts

Students will get the opportunity to learn from top-class international academics from the triple-accredited (AMBA, EQUIS and AACSB) Henley Business School, and INCEIF

Method Of Delivery

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Trading simulations for Securities, Futures and Option Module
  • Seminars
  • Workshops
  • Industry visits and talks

A three-month study programme in Kuala Lumpur will allow students to learn from industry captains about how to apply their classroom learning experience in the real world global financial market.

Core modules include:

  • Securities, futures and options
  • Fixed income and equity investments
  • Financial markets
  • Islamic capital markets
  • The principles of Islamic commercial jurisprudence
  • Risk management of Islamic financial institutions

We expect our graduates to pursue rewarding careers with investment banks in a wide range of fields, including:

  • Corporate And Project Finance
  • Specialist Structured Products and Derivatives
  • Trade Finance
  • Sales And Trading Research

In addition, they will be well-qualified to join:

  • Specialist Institutions Offering Islamic Financial Services
  • Regulatory and Standard Setting Agencies
  • Multinational Corporations or Consultancies as Investment Managers
  • Islamic and Conventional Investment Firms as an Analyst
  • Undergraduate Degree - Minimum 2:2 or equivalent; or an equivalent qualification or recognised by the Malaysian Government, acceptable to the University
  • Degree Discipline – Any degree discipline but must have a satisfactory existing level of numeracy

English Language Requirement:
IELTS: 7.0, with no element below 6.0
OR an equivalent English Language qualification

12 months full-time

RM 45,000 per annum

International Students:
RM 54,000 per annum

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Student Enquiries

Toll free:
+1800 18 6867

+60 (7) 268 6205

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University of Reading Malaysia
Persiaran Graduan Kota Ilmu, Educity 79200 Iskandar Puteri Johor, Malaysia.

Toll free:
+1800 18 6867

+ 60 (7) 268-6200

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