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Research opportunities

Aston Business School offers PhD supervision in topics related to Islamic Business & Finance.

Funding opportunities for postgraduate studies in Islamic Business & Finance may be available for outstanding applicants.



The EIBF Centre is currently involved and welcome research collaboration in the following research projects:
  • Corporate governance and transparency of Shariah-compliant financial institutions and business organisations
  • Corporate Social Responsibility of Shariah-compliant financial institutions and business organisations
  • Transparency of of Shariah-compliant financial institutions and business organisations
  • Controls and risks in Shariah-compliant organisations and products
  • Policy making Shariah-compliant financial institutions and business organisations
  • Governance of Shariah supervisory boards
  • Shariah Audit
  • Management, leadership and governance of Shariah-compliant business organisations
  • Islamic business ethics
  • Human Resources Management from an Islamic prespective
  • Marketing of Islamic banking and financial services  & Halal market
  • Islamic branding, identity, image and reputation
  • Consumer buying behaviour in Islamic context
  • Islamic marketing mix: product, pricing, and distribution
  • Marketing communication in Islam
  • Advertising and promotion in Islam
  • Comparison between Islamic Finance and Ethical finance

Employable Graduates; Exploitable Research