DOES THE ISLAMIC ACCOUNTING AND FINANCE EDUCATION SUFFICIENTLY SUSTAINABLE?

  • Nurul Nazlia Jamil Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia, Nilai, MALAYSIA
  • Junaidah Abu Seman Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia, Nilai, MALAYSIA
  • Nurshamimitul Ezza Ramli Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia, Nilai, MALAYSIA

Abstract

This study aims to examine to what extent and how effective Islamic Accounting and Finance education sustainability has been at the university level. The integration of element sustainability into the curriculum has received increasing concern over the years as the debate continue being discussed into recognizing the Islamic Accounting and Finance education to be linked with the professional market. Thus, it is very important to explore the extent of sustainability of Islamic Accounting and Finance in the curriculum as to be at par with the emerging field of ecological economics and understanding the new concept of business role in this technological advance society as the emergence of terms such as Big Data, Blockchain, Cryptocurrency represents the challenges facing by the graduates recently. This paper presents a quantitative study through online surveys to determine the perceptions by graduates on the extent and adequacy of Islamic Accounting and Finance sustainability in their syllabus conducted at their universities. There is consensus from the participants on the current state of sustainability education within the Malaysia universities of Islamic Accounting and Finance courses. However, the findings highlighted that the integration is not wide enough, and the sustainability is not in sufficient depth. In addition, the findings reflected that it is significant for sustainability to be included in the syllabus at Malaysia universities. Based on the research findings, it appears that the inclusion of Financial Technology (Fintech) ecosystem play roles in sustaining the Islamic Accounting and Finance education to stay relevant in reducing the number of talent shortage in Malaysia. The role of academicians plays important role in integrating the sustainability at universities and there has been lacking evidences that show work performed on the current state of sustainability in Islamic Accounting and Finance education in Malaysian universities. Given the future challenges that will be face by the future graduates, thus it is important at the education level to equip the graduates to meet the demands by the industry. This study provides perceptions at graduate’s level as this is very crucial area to know their perspective on the sustainable of Islamic Accounting and Finance curriculum for further development can be made in meeting the challenges they are facing with the industry demand.

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Published
2019-06-30
How to Cite
JAMIL, Nurul Nazlia; SEMAN, Junaidah Abu; RAMLI, Nurshamimitul Ezza. DOES THE ISLAMIC ACCOUNTING AND FINANCE EDUCATION SUFFICIENTLY SUSTAINABLE?. International Journal of Business and Economy, [S.l.], v. 1, n. 1, p. 20-35, june 2019. ISSN 2682-8359. Available at: <https://myjms.mohe.gov.my/index.php/ijbec/article/view/6716>. Date accessed: 07 feb. 2023.
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