University banks on move with Sarajevo
THE University of Bolton is once again spreading its international wings.
The university has signed up to be a partner in a new two-year masters programme in Islamic Banking at the School of Economics and Business Sarajevo, University of Sarajevo (SEBS).
This comes on top of links with the Philippines, China, Mauritius and a campus in the United Arab Emirates.
Velid Efendic, programme director from the University of Sarajevo, said: “This is a new and exciting partnership which opens up opportunities for both universities and adds to the greater understanding of Islamic finance and the principles which underpin it.”
SEBS is recognised as a leading centre of Islamic finance learning in South Eastern and Central Europa.
The masters programme will be delivered by professors from both the University of Sarajevo and the University of Bolton.
The curriculum consists of 12 core modules, with two related to professional practice. There will be an internship, which will be run in co-operation with programme partner, Bosna Bank International.
Dr Efendic, said: “Through a suitable combination of theory and practice that will be secured in collaboration with our partners on this programme, the University of Bolton and BBI Bank, this will be a unique international study programme that covers a wider territory of Central and Southeast Europe.
“We are also fully convinced that it will attract students from many other countries.”
Students will receive an MA in Islamic Banking, which will be a joint degree from the University of Sarajevo and the University of Bolton.
The course will begin next month and will be led in Sarajevo by Professor Fikret Hadzic PhD and Assistant Professor Efendic PhD and in Bolton by Professor Mohammed Abdel-Haq PhD.
The University of Bolton has links with the Philippines, which aims to boost its provisions there and encourage students to study in Europe. Lecturers have been sharing ideas with their counterparts in China and tourism students will be given the opportunity to get practical experience on the sunsoaked islands of Mauritius.
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