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About the EMBA in Islamic Banking and Finance

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Empower your specialization in Islamic Banking through the dynamic partnership of Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU – UAE) and Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC - Spain)

Jointly delivered by Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University & Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, the Executive MBA in Islamic Banking and Finance delivers unique insights into the Islamic Banking industry, offering an opportunity to study the structure of the industry, including its products, performance, financial instruments, and risk management issues.

This joint-degree provides learners with a solid foundation in the specialized area of Islamic Banking and Finance, equipping them with the necessary core knowledge of functional business areas and their practical applications.

The program offers rigorous training in specialized areas of Islamic finance, banking, economics, law, and their relevant conventional counterparts. In addition to this, an in-depth understanding of general management knowledge is provided covering several areas including strategic management, leadership, international business, and marketing.

Unique to the region, the Executive MBA in Islamic Banking and Finance integrates the global learning experience of HBMSU (Dubai) and UOC (Barcelona).


  • Integrate the experience of UOC and HBMSU into the program: the degree is taught jointly between UOC and HBMSU, by incorporating cultures, processes, and methodologies
  • Gain wider access to global learning resources in the field of Islamic Finance Education
  • Develop an advanced understanding of Islamic Banking and Finance from both practical and conceptual points of view
  • Understand the strategic nature of innovation and technology and to develop the ability to use them as effective management tools
  • Experience live interactions with faculty members from both Universities – based in the UAE and Spain
  • Benefit from flexible learning schedules, with online tutorial support via live virtual classes, recorded master classes, and supplementary learning materials
  • High-quality education at an affordable cost with flexible payment terms


We are accredited

The Executive MBA in Islamic Banking and Finance is accredited by the UAE Ministry of Education’s Commission for Academic Accreditation

Live Online Classes

Live online classes hosted by renowned HBMSU and UOC professors.

Study on your own Schedule

With asynchronous courses, you can choose to study at your own schedule

Program Fees:
AED 42,000
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