MBA in Islamic Finance


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Program Description


The programme is offered in academic collaboration with Cardiff Metropolitan University, UK.

Mode of Study

  • Part-Time
  • Full-Time

Duration of the Programme

1 year for Full-time. 2 years for Part-time.

Educational Aims of the Programme

  • To offer an innovative, dynamic and flexible programme that critically considers developments in the academic study of Management and the changing contexts of Management in an international context.
  • To critically explore the demands and supply issues within a global business environment.
  • To advance students’ knowledge of the complexity of understanding the relationship between ideologies and the responsibilities of managers within the workplace. This is in line with Gulf College’s Strategic Plan, which aims to ensure that students have access to high-quality support & guidance that allows them to develop into active autonomous learners and Strengthen employer links and the range of opportunities available for students to gain employability skills both within the curricula and through extra-curricular activities as two of its key priorities.
  • To provide a robust theoretical framework for students to develop an integrated and critically aware understanding of Management; this is provided through clear learning outcomes and assessment criteria, provided for students for each module from the start of the course.
  • To develop in students, a range of intellectual skills reflecting the rigour required at Level 7. These should demonstrate within a graduate a high level of student autonomy and self-direction in order to help demonstrate initiative, originality alongside integrity and ethical judgment, in an understanding of Management.

Pathway Module


Pathway Module One

Pathway Module Two

MBA in Islamic Finance Principles of Islamic Finance Islamic Investment Banking

Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Programme Structure

Module Title/Dissertation


People and Organisations

20 credits

Accounting for Decision Makers

20 credits


20 credits

Option One/Pathway Module One

20 credits

Operations Management

20 credits

Strategic Management

20 credits

Option Two/Pathway Module Two

20 credits


40 credits



Entry conditions and credentials/documents required from candidates with a Bachelor’s Degree


Recognized Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent with a minimum of 2:2 (Lower Second Class) classification or its equivalent.
General Education Diploma Certificate or equivalent endorsed by the Ministry of Education of the Sultanate of Oman.
Minimum 5 years of relevant management work experience (for part-time) which should be till the current period.
Two Letters of Recommendation
Personal Statement in Support of Application - A one-page motivation letter written by

the applicant on why he/she wants to enrol in the MBA Programme.

If the applicant has not undertaken his/her previous qualifying programme in English then

the following is required - IELTS score which should be no lower than 6.0, with no sub-score being lower than 6.0. For TOEFL,

applicants need to have a minimum overall score of 80, which should be comprised of a minimum score of 20 in speaking,

18 in reading and 17 in writing and listening.

If the applicant had undertaken his/her previous qualifying programme in English

then he/she needs to provide a letter from the previous higher education institution stating that all his/her studies

and assessments were in English.

Detailed Curriculum Vitae (C.V.).
Copy of Government Identification Card (I.D. Card)
Copy of Passport
Four Passport Size Photographs
Last updated Jan 2021

About the School

The origin of Gulf College (GC) dates back to 1990 when it was established as a professional and vocational training provider in the Sultanate of Oman. The growth of the institution from a training in ... Read More

The origin of Gulf College (GC) dates back to 1990 when it was established as a professional and vocational training provider in the Sultanate of Oman. The growth of the institution from a training institute to a college has been over different phases. In September 2014, Gulf College moved to its new purpose-built campus in Mabela, developed the new strategic plan, and entered into an agreement with Cardiff Metropolitan University (CMET) as an additional academic partner. Read less