Islamic Banking and Finance


Islamic Banking and Finance with travel to Malaysia

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The Department of Economics is excited to announce a new Study Abroad opportunity that is launching Spring 2020! ECON 4797.02: Islamic Banking and Finance is a new course that will be offered for the first time during Spring Semester 2020; the course will include a Study Abroad component to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia over Spring Break.
This program is being jointly offered by the College of Arts and Sciences and the Fisher College of Business. Throughout the course, students will come to understand the relation between culture/religion and the economy and how culture/religion have shaped financial institutions. Students will get a better understanding of Islamic finance compared to conventional finance and identify how cultural and religious values are present in public finance. Finally, students will learn how Islamic finance works in practice by traveling to Malaysia over Spring Break to visit financial institutions and organizations and historical and cultural sites. The course will resume in Columbus after Spring Break. 
Studying Abroad in Malaysia will consist of a variety of experiences, such as business meetings and guest speaker presentations with influential figures from banking and financial institutions, cultural excursions to significant sites like the Petronas Towers and the Batu Caves, and finally, some free time to explore and seek personal experiences of your choosing.
To learn more, please visit the Office of International Affair’s Education Abroad website by clicking here and search for the Program Name “Islamic Banking and Finance”. The most up-to-date information in regards to requirements, travel dates, costs, etc. will be maintained here.