Emirates Islamic Bank recently invited university students from the US for a cross-cultural learning programme to get familiarise with the world of Islamic Finance.
The visit were part of a study programme organised by Miami University of Ohio and the University of Minnesota's Carlson School of Management, and was designed to increase the student's understanding of conducting business in the GCC.
During the visit, the bank provided the students an introduction into the basic principles of Islamic Finance, and offered insights on the increasing importance of Islamic Finance on the global financial system, as well as the bank's role in the UAE economy.
"Over the years, Emirates Islamic Bank has taken the lead in raising awareness on Islamic banking, as a core component of our commitment to widen Islamic banking's reach," said Emirates Islamic Bank CEO Jamal Bin Ghalaita.
"Continuing with our outreach campaign, we are delighted to welcome this group of students from USA and we look forward to interacting with more students from the UAE, GCC and across the world."
"Islamic banking assumes increasing relevance today as global financial markets experience challenges making it important for students, future policy makers and business owners to be educated on the principles of Islamic Finance," he added.