The College of Graduate Studies, at the University of Kuwait offers a higher diploma degree program in Islamic Finance. It is a joint degree program combining relevant specialization in the domains of Sharia & Islamic studies and Business Administration. The program is intended to provide students with the professional skills they need to compete in both the local and regional markets efficiently. The program aims at developing skills for staff who are working in Islamic financial institutions, meeting national and regional needs.
The program objective
The College of Business Administration and the College of Sharia and Islamic Studies at Kuwait University jointly offer the Higher Diploma in Islamic Finance Program (HDIF). The Program prepares students with a specialized academic background and professional skills that empower them to be effective analysts and leaders in the challenging and ever growing field of Islamic economics and finance.
Graduates of the Higher Diploma in Islamic Finance will fulfill the high expectations of corporations and professional institutions that are well ventured into Islamic Finance and Investment. The Program Objectives are to:
• Equip students with a strong knowledge background of sharia and economics.
• Develop the professional financial analytical skills of students in Islamic finance.
• Empower graduates to understand the function of Islamic finance.
• Provide the financial sector with specialized staff that fulfill the needs of Islamic financial institutions.
The program welcomes applications from graduates in all areas of study: business administration, Sharia, liberal arts, social sciences, physical sciences, engineering and others. The admission committee seeks applicants with high academic potential and motivation.
Criteria for Acceptance
1. A minimum Grade Point Average GPA 2.33 on a scale of 4.0 or equivalent.
2. The score results of the Test of English as a Foreign Language TOEFL 400.
All criteria’s are considered in one equation and then we accept the best students according to the program capacity.
Prof. Kmal Hattab