About EIBF

Why Islamic Finance?

The emerging economic power of this sector has created a demand for business leaders who understand the principles of Islamic business and finance. Shariah compliant banks and investors require leaders with knowledge, skills and expertise, who can take a
different approach to finance.

What is Shariah compliant finance?

Islamic finance is a different model of finance. It is a ‘green’, socially responsible and ethical frame of working. A Shariah model of business is compelling to those seeking new ways of doing business.

Objectives of EIBF

The objectives of EIBF are to:
  • raise awareness and advance understanding of Islamic finance and business among students and businesses around the world

  • promote intelligent debate and understanding of Islamic finance, Islamic business models and Shariah based innovative financial instruments in the contemporary world
  • provide a forum between the Western and Muslim worlds of learning, and to encourage international links

  • educate the next generation of Islamic economists and business leaders for Shariah based businesses, both nationally and internationally

  • be a leading national and international resource for consultation by government bodies, public organisations, industry, businesses and media

  • deliver a programme of high quality research that will be disseminated through leading academic journals, conferences and seminars hosted by the EIBF.

How will the objectives of EIBF be achieved?

The objectives of EIBF work on a number of different levels:
  • Individual level – MSc in Islamic Finance, MBA in Islamic Business and Finance specialism, Executive Education, seminars and annual conferences

  • Organisational level – Work with businesses to research and develop Shariah based products, and to research how they can be incorporated into other business areas, e.g. marketing and strategic management

  • Regional level – Collaborate with organisations, officials and institutions across the region to identify Birminghamas a hub for Islamic finance

  • National level – Collaborate with national organisations and policy makers to amend laws and ensure that Islamic finance is perceived as equal to mainstream business

  • Global level – To work with international organisations to continue to develop relevant guidance such as Islamic accounting standards and Islamic corporate governance.