• About Elshaarani Centre for Islamic Business & Finance (EIBF)

    The EIBF is a new and exciting research led centre, which offers postgraduate, PhD, executive and professional programmes at the highest international standards. Our research will allow us to investigate how mainstream financial institutions can learn from Islamic financial practices in their recovery from and avoidance of the next global economic crisis.

    As an integral part of Aston Business School, one of the UK's top Business Schools, the EIBF Centre is committed to creating and transferring knowledge that enables, innovates and inspires, as well as to support and influence organisations and their leaders; contributing positively and substantially to society - regionally, nationally and internationally.

  • Why Islamic Finance?

    The emerging economic power of this sector has created a demand for business leaders who understand the principles of Islamic business and finance. Shariah compliant banks and investors require leaders with knowledge, skills and expertise, who can take a different approach to finance.

  • Objectives of EIBF

    • raise awareness and advance understanding of Islamic finance and business among students and businesses around the world

    • promote intelligent debate and understanding of Islamic finance, Islamic business models and Shariah based innovative financial instruments in the contemporary world

    • provide a forum between the Western and Muslim worlds of learning, and to encourage international links

    • educate the next generation of Islamic economists and business leaders for Shariah based businesses, both nationally and internationally

    • be a leading national and international resource for consultation by government bodies, public organisations, industry, businesses and media

    • deliver a programme of high quality research that will be disseminated through leading academic journals, conferences and seminars hosted by the EIBF.