Islamic finance first

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Birmingham City University has launched the UK’s first accounting and Islamic Finance undergraduate degree.

The BSc (Hons) will see students study Islamic economics, while developing an understanding of corporate social responsibility in modules exploring how businesses are taking greater responsibility in helping to move towards a cleaner and more sustainable planet.

Course leader Shaista Mukadam said: “Islamic finance uses tools to ensure a fair and equitable distribution of wealth, resources and growth based on profit, loss and risk-sharing while achieving the United Nations sustainable development goals and ensuring ethical and sustainable processes in business and finance.”

Mukadam added: “Students on the course will be taught the philosophy around these principles and will be encouraged to find ways to implement them in real-world scenarios. It’s not just a course for Muslims, it’s about an ethical way of doing finance based on the teaching of Islam.”

To find out more see Birmingham City University’s virtual open days on 17 October and 22 November: go to