Finance is the Biggest Sector Once Again

Al Khawarizimi College offers bachelor degree in Islamic banking and finance

So why were earnings in the Finance sector so hot? These two charts will tell you pretty much everything you need to know: (Improving credit quality is a good thing, but as a bank, I’d rather have strong loan growth and net interest margin expansion boosting my bottom line than simply taking a lower provision for loan losses… but I digress.) Mr. Mian also points out in his article that the Finance sector has reclaimed its leadership role in the S&P 500, as it now contributes a higher percentage of earnings than any other sector for the first time since the financial crisis. Finance is expected to account for 19.2% of total S&P 500 earnings in 2013 compared to Technology’s 18%.

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Students in the programme will develop a clear understanding of the structure, functions, processes and management of Islamic financial institutions and will develop the practical skills required to play an integral role in these institutions after graduation, said Dr Eisa Al Mansour, head of the Islamic banking and finance programme at KIC. Our associate degrees in Islamic banking graduates have been successful in finding suitable employment opportunities soon after graduation. Most of our graduates have found work placements rapidly at Islamic banks and regular banks, as well as Islamic insurance companies and Islamic investment companies, he added. Al Mansour also said that they rarely come across a case where a graduate faces difficulty in finding employment opportunities. In line with the UAEs goals to make the country a global capital for the Islamic industry, economy and finance, KIC is also planning to offer more higher education programmes in Islamic economics such as Islamic hospitality and Islamic insurance.


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