• Offered by Centre for Arab and Islamic Studies
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Classification Transitional
  • Course subject Middle Eastern & Central Asian Studies
  • Areas of interest Arab and Islamic Studies, International Relations, Applied Economics, Middle East Studies
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Mode of delivery In Person

Building on the course Introduction to Islamic Banking, this course considers a range of issues in contemporary Islamic banking that may include: modern financial innovations in the West and their impact on Islamic financial systems; the economics of non-positive interest rates; financing of higher education  in Islamic countries; and income-contingent loans and Islamic banking. The course takes a qualitative approach to understanding these issues and does not require prior knowledge of quantitative techniques.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

    Upon successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
    1. Understand a range of key issues in contemporary Islamic banking;
    2. Analyse and evaluate one or more selected key issues in contemporary Islamic banking;
    3. Make recommendations regarding the issue or issues; and,
    4. Communicate those recommendations in writing.

    Indicative Assessment

    Project proposal 500 words, 10%
    Project, 6000 words, 90% 

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    130 hours of total student learning time made up from:
    a) 3 hours of contact over 12 weeks at supervisory meetings; and,
    b) 127 hours of independent student research, reading and writing .

    Requisite and Incompatibility

    To enrol in this course you must have completed MEAS8124.

    Prescribed Texts

    Set readings will be listed in the course outline


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    Student Contribution Band:
    Unit value:
    6 units

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    Units EFTSL
    6.00 0.12500
    Domestic fee paying students
    Year Fee
    2019 $4320
    International fee paying students
    Year Fee
    2019 $5700
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