- Posted August 7, 2013 by
Asherton Introduces an Extensive New Range of Islamic Banking Courses
Asherton added new Islamic banking and finance programs, aimed at facilitating students in the Middle Eastern region to pursue prospective careers.
Austin, Texas - August 07th, 2013 - In keeping with the rising market demand, Asherton University’s Business School recently introduced an extensive range of specialized online Islamic banking courses. The programs aim to increase financial literacy and improve the employability of individuals interested in making a career in the field of finance.
Islamic banking is a fast emerging area of finance in the Middle East alone, having made it presence in over 75 countries already. A research firm forecasted an astonishing 660% growth in online banking services till 2014 with Asia Pacific and Middle East regions becoming the most important markets for financial services.
“The initiative is to give the students of finance an in-depth understanding of the basic principles, practices and latest developments in the fields of Islamic banking and its capital markets around the world,” said Brian Friedlander, chairman Students Council Asherton University.
With a 15% annual growth and assets close to approximately 1.5 trillion USD, it is estimated to become one of the most in-demand fields, requiring the largest number of trained professional in the coming years. “We are very excited to add a new range of specialized online banking and finance courses to our curriculum. This is just another stepping stone in our continued efforts to providing world-class education to students around the world.” added Dr. Jack Russell, Communications Director of Asherton. “We aim to continue our ongoing dedication towards providing students with exemplary career-centered learning and advanced learning.”
Asherton University has grown tremendously within the last few years and is now offering over 1000 programs in 71 diverse majors from 15 specialized schools. As one of the most influential education providers currently in the Gulf, it has once again proved itself as the region’s leader in interactive financial learning by announcing the launch of their new Islamic banking programs. “I am excited to explore the new specialized courses being offered in Islamic banking and finance.” said Barir Usaim, a student of MBA at Asherton University, “This is bound to give me a broader reach in the market and increase my employment chances.”
Ranking as the fifth fastest growing online university in the Middle East, Asherton University has continued to maintain its education standards of delivering innovative learning and financial aid services to students globally. It is now offering a number of self-paced business management programs, covering advance Islamic banking, corporate governance, risk management in Islamic banking and various modes of Islamic finance & banking, all delivered via an expert online faculty.
Jack Russell, Communications Director