Faculty of Business and Economics

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2014 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
Organisational UnitDepartment of Banking and Finance
OfferedMalaysia First semester 2014 (Day)


Topics covered include: Shariah and rationale for Islamic banking; history of Islamic banking; deposit, financing and other banking facilities; Islamic financial markets; Islamic finance in selected countries; and contemporary issues.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. describe the need, structure and operations of Islamic banking and finance
  2. explain the concept of shariah, its sources and applicability to Islamic banking and finance
  3. identify the types of Islamic banking facilities
  4. apply critical thinking, problem solving and presentation skills to individual and/or group activities dealing with Islamic banking and finance
  5. demonstrate in an individual summative assessment task the acquisition of a comprehensive understanding of the topics covered by BFW1310.


Within semester assessment: 30%
Examination: 70%

Chief examiner(s)

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload equals 144 hours per semester