BIBF inked MoU in the UK with the University of Bolton (UK) to develop an MBA in Islamic Banking. As per the MoU, BIBF will act as lead content provider for the Islamic Finance subjects and will supervise all dissertations, while the University of Bolton faculty will deliver the core MBA subjects, Zawya reported. Graduates of BIBF’s Islamic Finance programmes will be eligible for exemptions from some of the subjects, providing them with a shortened pathway to obtain an MBA with a specialisation in Islamic Finance. According to a recent BIBF research paper, the Islamic financial sector, which in 2012 had an overall asset valuation of more than 1,350 billion dollars globally, is expected to create anywhere from 250,000 to 1 million professional Islamic finance jobs worldwide by 2020.
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