IE Business School would like to invite you to our next Virtual Master Class, focused on our Masters in Finance. As part of a series of Virtual Master Classes about current financial topics, this session is aimed to give prospective candidates, who are unable to visit our Madrid campus, the opportunity to experience a finance class at IE.


Madrid Date (Virtual Event) : 21 November 2012, 16:00

Local Date: 21 November 2012, 16:00

Language: English
There are a number of business schools that are beginning to introduce Islamic Finance to their curriculum. For some, it is a question of introducing finance students to different cultural realities but for many, it simply makes business sense. Among the reasons why finance students find an increasing interest in this subject, we can mention the fact that the Islamic Finance industry is a niche in a market that is growing at a tremendous speed.
The growing number of Islamic Financial Institutions and their importance in international financial markets have resulted in an increasing interest by western financial institutions in understanding this phenomenon and a growing interest in finding ways to penetrate this new market. The industry is still young and open to new innovations and, therefore, finance students can provide the innovation the industry needs. Moreover, in the financial turmoil in which we currently live, finance students need to contribute to the current global financial situation and gain a deeper understanding of some of the elements of Islamic Finance that will help shape the debate on the new financial order.

Dr. Celia de Anca is currently the Director of the Saudi-Spanish Centre for Islamic Economics and Finance and of the Centre for Diversity in Global Management at IE Business School. Previously, she was the Director of Corporate Programs at the Euro-Arab Management School (EAMS) in Granada. She has also worked for the Fundación Cooperación Internacional y Promoción Ibero-América Europa (CIPIE) and at the International Division of Banco de Santander. She has a master’s degree from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University (Boston), and from the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. She holds a degree and PhD from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, with a comparative thesis on Islamic, ethical/ecological investment funds and on the London Market.

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