Learning Outcomes

Programme Outcomes – Islamic Finance

The following learning outcomes apply to the programme as a whole, and summarise the achievements of students who have successfully completed the programme. At the end of the programme, students will be able to:

Knowledge

  1. acquire a systematic and thorough understanding of the modern theory of finance
  2. gain familiarity with specialised quantitative and accounting methods used in finance
  3. discuss the Islamic Financing Principles and identify the differences between Islamic and                   conventional banking instruments

Skills

  1. apply theory and critically analyse arguments by professionals in academic subject areas related to finance
  2. integrate knowledge gained from different fields and develop new knowledge and procedures in the field of finance using creative skills and intellectual independence
  3. organise and analyse complex real-world data on banking, financial and economic problems and provide innovative solutions
  4. critically examine the role of various Islamic investment and sale contracts and apply them in business and trade

Aspects of Competence

          Role in Context

  1. apply the advanced techniques of modern finance theory to practical problems of asset management, credit evaluation, and risk management in banks .
  1. effectively communicate ideas and arguments to fellow professionals and lay audiences
  1. operate at a high managerial level in an international and professional environment
  1. apply the knowledge gained under the Shari’a principles while taking decisions on loan applications.

Autonomy and Responsibility

  1. compare the Shari’a compliant investment vehicles with traditional banking instruments.
  1. gain thorough specialist knowledge in one or more aspects of finance and apply this in securities trading and settlements.

    Self-Development

  1. individually manage data and information collection, organisation and implementation of theories and strategies using spreadsheets and econometric software.

Programme Outcomes – Banking

Knowledge

  1. acquire a systematic and thorough understanding of the modern theory of finance
  2. gain familiarity with specialised quantitative and accounting methods used in finance and banking
  3. comprehend the types of financial crime, and the theoretical framework within which existing measures to combat financial crime have been devised and introduced

Skills

  • apply theory and critically analyse arguments by professionals in academic subject areas related to finance and banking
  • integrate knowledge gained from different fields and develop new knowledge and procedures in the field of finance using creative skills and intellectual independence
  • organise and analyse real-world data on banking, financial and economic problems
  • unearth and analyse the advanced deceptive methods used in white collar crimes, money laundering and bank frauds, and identify the inherent weaknesses in the system

Aspects of Competence

Role in Context

  • apply the advanced techniques of modern finance theory to practical problems of asset management, credit evaluation, and risk management in banks
  • effectively communicate ideas and arguments to fellow professionals and lay audiences
  1. critically examine financial crimes, analyse the root causes of those crimes and suggest           suitable solutions to combat them (Role in Context)

Autonomy and Responsibility

  1. gain thorough specialist knowledge in one or more aspects of finance and banking and securities trading and settlements
  1. operate at a high managerial level in an international and professional environment
  1. form individual opinions and take appropriate decisions to root out corruption and bribes from the workplace

Self-Development

  1. individually manage data and information collection, organisation, and implementation of theories and strategies using spreadsheets and econometric software

Programme Outcomes – Capital Markets

Knowledge

1.  acquire a systematic and thorough understanding of the modern theory of finance

2.  gain familiarity with quantitative and accounting methods used in finance

3. acquire specialised knowledge of conventional forecasting methods (smoothing, regression,

   and dedicated forecasting methods used in financial markets including bankruptcy prediction         

   and volatility forecasting methods)

4. develop a rigorous approach to a variety of analytical tools commonly applied to the analysis   

    and timing of investment strategies in equity and debt markets and communicate your findings

          to experts in the field of capital markets

5.  apply standard forecasting methods using Excel, EVIEWS and technical analysis packages

    (e.g. METASTOCK) in various real-world scenarios

6. develop the capacity to undertake an assessment of capital market operations using analytical      

    tools used extensively in professional trading environments and communicate your findings in a professional setting

Skills

7. apply theory and critically analyse arguments by professionals in academic subject areas  

    related to finance focusing on capital markets

8. integrate knowledge gained from different fields and develop new knowledge and procedures

    in the field of finance using creative skills and intellectual independence

9. organise and critically analyse highly complex real-world data on banking, financial and  

    economic problems particularly focusing on long-term capital market instruments

10. gain a through acquaintance of the various models to be applied on capital markets

Aspects of Competence

Role in Context

11. apply the advanced techniques of modern finance theory to practical problems of asset

      management, credit evaluation, and risk management in banks

Autonomy and Responsibility

13.  individually manage data and information collection, organisation, and implementation of   

              theories and strategies using spreadsheets and econometric software for making profits from the markets 

14. operate at a high managerial level in an international and professional environment

Self Development

  1. gain thorough specialist knowledge in one or more aspects of finance and banking and securities trading and settlements

Programme Outcomes – Financial Risk Management

Knowledge

1.    acquire a systematic and thorough understanding of the modern theory of finance

2.    gain familiarity with quantitative and other analytical methods used in finance

3.     develop a rigorous approach to a variety of analytical tools commonly applied to the analysis and timing of investment strategies in derivatives and other markets

4.     gain a thorough acquaintance with the key risk factors to which a credit portfolio is exposed and be familiar with the various methods employed to measure that exposure.

5.     acquire knowledge of the credit derivative instruments

6.     appraise and manage financial risks by using derivatives

7.     acquire knowledge of various hedging strategies

Skills

8. apply theory and critically analyse arguments by professionals in academic subject areas related to finance focusing on capital markets

9. organise and critically analyse real-world data on banking, financial and economic problems

10. apply knowledge gained from different fields and develop new knowledge and procedures in the field of finance using creative skills and intellectual independence

11. critically evaluate different quantitative and risk management models and hedging mechanisms

Aspects of Competence

 Role in Context

12. apply the techniques of modern finance theory to practical problems of asset management, credit evaluation, and risk management in banks

13. gain thorough specialist knowledge in one or more aspects of finance and banking and securities trading and settlements

Autonomy and Responsibility

        14. compare alternative investment strategies to decide on the least risky form of investments

Self-Development

 15. acquire a thorough knowledge of the financial derivatives and the application of quantitative techniques in managing financial risk

16. develop a synthesis of practical and theoretical concepts in practical applications to problems related to the credit exposure of financial instruments

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