IC312-Islamic Banking Practices

Module Provider: ICMA Centre
Number of credits: 20 [10 ECTS credits]
Terms in which taught: Spring term module
Non-modular pre-requisites:
Modules excluded:
Module version for: 2016/7

Module Convenor: Dr Mohd Pisal Zainal

Email: m.p.zainal@reading.ac.uk

Summary module description:
This module introduces basic concepts, principles, products and services offered by the Islamic banking system. It equips the students with a working knowledge of the regulatory and legal frameworks governing the conventional and Islamic banking systems.

This module provides students with a working knowledge of principles, products and services, and treasury functions and operation of an Islamic bank. In achieving these objectives, the students will be exposed to the structure of the Islamic financial system and the shari'ah and legal frameworks of the Islamic financial system.

Assessable learning outcomes:
At the end of the course, students are expected to be able to:

•Explain the principles of Islamic finance.
•Compare and contrast the legal and regulatory frameworks governing Islamic and conventional banking systems.
•Compare and contrast various financial services and channel management of an Islamic bank.
•Analyse the asset- and liability-side of Islamic banking T-account.

Additional outcomes:
•Information gathering skills, working in team as well as presentation skills.

Outline content:
This module covers the regulatory frameworks from the global perspective, since Islamic banking and other related financial institutions exist in more than seventy countries globally. However, the module will draw heavily from the experience of Malaysia in terms of the depth and width of products offering and sound regulatory frameworks.

Brief description of teaching and learning methods:
•Two-hour lectures combined with two-hour tutorials
•Group working for assignment and group presentation

Contact hours:
  Autumn Spring Summer
Lectures 22
Tutorials 20 4
Guided independent study 100 54
Total hours by term 142.00 58.00
Total hours for module 200.00

Summative Assessment Methods:
Method Percentage
Written exam 50
Written assignment including essay 40
Oral assessment and presentation 10

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Penalties for late submission:
The Module Convenor will apply the following penalties for work submitted late, in accordance with the University policy.

  • where the piece of work is submitted up to one calendar week after the original deadline (or any formally agreed extension to the deadline): 10% of the total marks available for the piece of work will be deducted from the mark for each working day (or part thereof) following the deadline up to a total of five working days;
  • where the piece of work is submitted more than five working days after the original deadline (or any formally agreed extension to the deadline): a mark of zero will be recorded.

  • The University policy statement on penalties for late submission can be found at: http://www.reading.ac.uk/web/FILES/qualitysupport/penaltiesforlatesubmission.pdf
    You are strongly advised to ensure that coursework is submitted by the relevant deadline. You should note that it is advisable to submit work in an unfinished state rather than to fail to submit any work.

    Length of examination:

    Requirements for a pass:
    A weighted average of 40%

    Reassessment arrangements:
    To re-sit the examination, if the weighted average is below 40%.

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    Last updated: 21 December 2016

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