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Bahrain Institute of Banking and Finance (BIBF)

Operational Hours

Sunday : 7:00 AM To 7:00 PM || Monday : 7:00 AM To 7:00 PM || Tuesday : 7:00 AM To 7:00 PM || Wednesday : 7:00 AM To 7:00 PM || Thursday : 7:00 AM To 5:30 PM || Friday : Day Off || Saturday : 7:00 AM To 2:30 PM


The BIBF offers the International Foundation Program, which allows participants to enter directly into an undergraduate degree of their choice anywhere in the United Kingdom. The International Foundation Program is recognized by the National Recognition Information Centre (UK NARIC), and is comparable to the General Certificate of Education (GCE) Advanced Level and the Scottish Advanced Higher Standard.

The BIBF International Foundation Program has been designed to prepare students for degree level study in UK universities. Before a student who has completed high school in Bahrain and other GCC states can enter a UK university degree course, they must take and pass an approved foundation course, which is equivalent to UK A-Levels or the International Baccalaureate Diploma. Unlike many other UK foundation program, which give admission to only one university, the BIBF program has been formally benchmarked by UK NARIC – the body responsible for determining the equivalence of qualifications in the UK – as equivalent to A Levels and the IB Diploma. As such, students are eligible to apply to a number of well-recognized UK universities.


  • We are the region’s premiere training and development provider, recognized for the value, thought leadership and quality of our program.
  • BIBF has been instrumental in the creation and implementation of the qualifications framework in the Kingdom and is proud to serve as the backbone of the financial sector.
  • We partner with the world’s leading institutions to offer internationally recognized qualifications to the Bahraini labor market in support of the Central Bank of Bahrain’s (CBB) growth objectives for the banking and financial services industry.
  • BIBF’s academic program are developed in collaboration with best-in-class international universities and are recognized by the Bahrain Higher Education Council (HEC).
  • We set global standards for training and development in the areas of Islamic Finance and Takaful.
  • BIBF consistently achieves exceptional results in comparison to global pass rates for a majority of the professional qualifications it offers.


Bangor University

The Bangor University graduate program at the BIBF is one of the most successful undergraduate program in the country. A combination of the exceptional academic program and the unparalleled learning environment at the BIBF have lent to the success of the degree. Graduates are also favored by the local banking industry.

The Bangor University program give participants the opportunity to graduate from one of the UK's most respected and well-established institutions. Bangor University has an excellent international reputation for research, particularly in the fields of Banking and Finance. It is ranked in the top 25 institutions in the world according to the RePEC ranking for research in banking. The degree program are designed to offer a comprehensive scheme of academic study with a special focus on real life application.

Degree Structure

  • Takes three academic years to complete (2 years for the Validated Diploma + the final year)
  • Two Semesters (from September – January & from February - June)
  • Four modules per semester
  • A combination of guided-learning and self-study is required
  • Sessions are conducted in small groups allowing for maximum support and interaction
  • Receive training in the only “Dealing Room” simulation in the region.
  • Access to internship opportunities and extracurricular activities
  • You will be assessed through a mixture of continuous assessment and written examinations.
  • You will complete assignments such as collecting and analyzing information from commercial databases or the internet, preparing business case studies, written essays and completing problem-solving exercising.

Entry Requirements

  • Statement of Graduation Secondary School General Certificate
  • High School Diploma
  • Foundation Year Completion Certificate or:

-    International Baccalaureate- IB Score (24 points)

-    Advanced Level (A-Level)

-    CBSE

  • IELTS (UK VI) Score of 6

Study options

Students have the option to choose one of the following structures:

  • 1 year in Bahrain & 2 years at Bangor (UK); or
  • 2 years in Bahrain & 1 year at Bangor (UK); or
  • 3 years in Bahrain

What will we learn?

  • The needs of conventional financial institutions and how they are operating nowadays.
  • To learn about the skills and responsibilities of entry level banking/ finance/ Islamic Finance positions
  • To be able to learn concepts academically and prepare them for further studies (Professional Qualifications and Post-graduate Degrees).
  • The understanding of the jurisprudential and theoretical fundamentals of Islamic Banking and Finance within the Islamic Finance Diploma.
  • To provide an appreciation of the investment regulations relating to the banking industry and to Islamic banks in particular
  • To learn trading and portfolio building skills through the simulated training platform, "The BIBF Dealing Room".

Degree Highlights

  • Duration: 3 Years
  • Employability: The recent "BIBF Graduate Destination Survey" shows that about 71% of our graduates successfully find a job or pursue postgraduate study within 6 months of graduation, reflecting the strong reputation that the programme has built over the years amongst employers and the quality of our graduates.
  • Fees: BD 2,000 per semester (excluding books and lab fees)

University of London

The University of London International Programmes allow participants to work towards a prestigious qualification which will be valued globally, here in Bahrain, and pursue sought-after careers. The academic direction of LSE ensures the academic excellence of the programme, as it has been ranked second in the world for social sciences for the third year in a row, according to the latest global university league table. The programme offered at the BIBF provides participants with in-depth understanding of key economic concepts that are relevant for management. It also introduces them as well as the necessary quantitative methods. The structure of the programme helps participants develop key employment skills such as, analysis, problem solving and self-motivation.

Degree Structure

  • Takes three academic years to complete (2 years for the Validated Diploma + the final year)
  • Four- five modules per academic year
  • Exams are held at the British Council
  • A combination of guided-learning and self-study is required
  • Sessions are conducted in small groups allowing for maximum support and interaction
  • Access to LSE online library resources
  • Access to internship opportunities and extracurricular activities

Entry Requirements

  • Statement of Graduation Secondary School General Certificate
  • High School Diploma
  • Foundation Year Completion Certificate or:

-   International Baccalaureate- IB Score (24 points)

-   Advanced Level (A-Level)

-   CBSE

  • GCSE mathematics or equivalent
  • IELTS (UK VI) score of 6

Study Options

B.Sc. Economics and Management

What will we learn?

  • To be able to understand the disciplines that underlie the theory and practice of management, while still specialising in economics
  • To acquire further training in management and corporate disciplines
  • To undertake in-depth study of economics with management options that enable you to look critically at management issues

Degree Highlights

Duration: 3 Years

Fees: BD 4,000 per year (excluding books and lab fees)

DePaul University

DePaul University was established in the United States in 1912 and considered the tenth oldest business school. The Charles H. Kellstadt Graduate School of Business was established in 1949. DePaul brings its global experience to the Gulf Region as it is the first resident program for Bahrain and the Gulf Region. It is the first MBA program solely taught by U.S. faculty in the Middle East. DePaul University of Chicago has partnered with the BIBF to offer an MBA program since 2002 and has been successfully running for over 17 years.

  •  DePaul is accredited by AACSB International and its part-time MBA program has received numerous top rankings.
  • The program is accredited by the higher Education Council (HEC) of Bahrain.
  • Modules are taught in Bahrain by full-time Chicago-based DePaul faculty.
  • DePaul's business faculty includes scholars & distinguished business leaders who have extensive experience teaching working professionals.
  • Courses offered are continuously updated to incorporate the latest trends, innovations and market developments.
  • The University's business faculty earned an A+ for teaching quality in Bloomberg Businessweek's rankings (2011). DePaul's MBA program was founded in 1948.

Degree Structure

  • Each course is taught in three week modules with approximately 1 week between each course
  • Courses are taught by DePaul faculty
  • No classes are held during the holy month of Ramadan or in August or National holidays
  • Students meet with DePaul professors three times per week:

Sunday & Tuesday, 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Friday, 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Entry Requirements

Students must have a recognized BS or a BA degree in order to be eligible to apply for the program

  • BIBF Application Form
  • Personal statement – an essay where you mention about your goals and objectives.
  • Updated Resume
  • Copy of the official High school degree, Transcript and MOE Graduation Statement افادة التخرج
  • Copy of official University degree, transcript and MOE Graduation Statement افادة التخرج
  • 2 Recommendation letters
  • Copy of Passport and CPR
  • 3 passport photos and registration fee of BHD 60
  • IELTS (is required for students who have not completed their BS/BA in English)

Study Plans

  • There is 1 intake per year and it is usually in the first quarter of the year.
  • There is a total of 18 modules in the MBA and 12 modules in MSHR. Each 3 weeks the student takes one module only and then takes the assessment and exam. There is no final thesis or final dissertation.

Study Options

Attendance is obligatory.

Degree Fees

Registration fee is 60 BD non-refundable

Duration 22 months 15 months
Cost BD 13,404 BD 9,400
No. of Installments 6 4
Installment Cost  BD 2,234 BD 2,350
No. of Subjects 18 12

University of Strathclyde

Strathclyde's MBA is strategy-focused and blends theoretical and practical business learning. The MBA is flexible, and responsive to the needs of working individuals, with a wide choice of electives that can help you personalize the program to suit your business interests. These elective classes can be studied in Bahrain, as well as in Glasgow or at other international centers, to give you an international learning and networking experience.

Strathclyde Business School has been delivering the Strathclyde MBA on an executive (part-time) basis via international centers since 1988. It has been successfully offered and developed in Bahrain since 1995.

The MBA project gives you an opportunity to examine in depth a managerial, organizational or environmental issue of your choice over an extended period of time. The Executive MBA allows you to study whilst continuing with your career and allows you to implement your learning into work.

Degree Highlights

The Strathclyde MBA is based on collaborative learning. You share work experience, knowledge, understanding and skills. The main aim of the program is to help to develop skills in diverse areas of management.

The MBA will shape and guide you as reflective, open-thinking, adaptive learners.

Entry Requirements

The selection process is designed to identify talented professionals from a wide range of academic, business and cultural backgrounds.

While there are formal requirements for entry listed below, we take into consideration:

  • Your potential
  • Your interpersonal and team working qualities
  • The range and nature of your managerial experience

In order to assess these skills we ask you to complete a number of essays outlining your experience and aspirations alongside references supporting your work experience and academic record.

We may ask you to undertake a formal interview to discuss your achievements and aspirations. We also encourage you to visit the institute you’re applying to and to ask as many questions as you need.

Entry to the MBA program you must:

  • The MBA is taught entirely in English and is highly interactive and practical. Therefore, it requires a high level of competence in English speaking, writing, reading and understanding. A minimum score of 6.5 in IELTS is normally required if your first language is not English. We may consider applicants who fall slightly below these standards, or have other qualifications/evidence in English proficiency.
  • provide copy of the official High school degree, Transcript and MOE Graduation Statement افادة التخرج
  • hold a degree from a UK university, or equivalent academic qualification from a comparable non-UK institution. If you studied for your undergraduate degree at a non-UK institution we will need a copy of your degree transcript. Professional qualifications will also be considered.
  • be at least 24 years of age.
  • have a minimum of three years' full-time postgraduate experience where the management of people and resources has played a significant role.


Strathclyde Business School is triple accredited by the three international accrediting bodies – AMBA, EQUIS and AACSB. To gain accreditation by one of these bodies is an achievement in itself. To gain accreditation by all three bodies is a truly outstanding accomplishment.

Competence in English

The MBA program is highly interactive and requires a high level of competence in English speaking, writing, reading and understanding. A minimum score of 6.5 in IELTS is required if your first language is not English. We may consider applicants who fall slightly below these standards if they're willing to undertake pre-sessional study.

The Application Process

Completed application forms are considered by the Admissions Committee as they are received. You're encouraged to submit your application form and all the supporting documentation as soon as possible. Once all the details are with us you should receive a decision within three or four weeks of application.

For more information on the application, please contact our MBA office at the BIBF.

SHORT COURSES (Focused Training Program) available at  BIBF - 388

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS (Internationally - recognized Certification) available at  BIBF - 77 qualifications

CUSTOMISED CORPORATE TRAINING (Performance Mapping based on Business Objectives)

Each organization faces context specific challenges and opportunities. Which is why our training courses are specifically designed to address the objectives and capacities of your organization.

Our training courses cover a wide range of aspects related to management, resource mobilization and organizational development.

We also offer to Train the Trainer Program so you can organize your own training courses and continue to develop new programs.

The amount of tailoring required varies considerably according to individual client demands and circumstances: from inclusion of specific case studies to full bespoke creation. And with our extensive off the rack training portfolio providing a baseline for content, you can be confident that the BIBF can create your customized program to best in class standards, without breaking the bank in the process.

When delivering customized training program, we work closely with our clients to establish a detailed knowledge of their specific issues and what they want to achieve. We then design tailored solutions that can be delivered whenever and wherever suits the client’s requirements.

We have designed and implemented customized training program for governments and organizations all over the world.

We develop, pilot, implement and evaluate your training program. This tailor-made training experience will be implemented to encompass your learners’ real working environment, ensuring the application of new skills is immediate and relevant.

Our strong rapport with the Financial Services industry provides us a better understanding of its training needs. Together with our pool of experienced in-house trainers, international experts and curriculum developers, we are able to design and conduct training program for the different trades and professions in the industry.


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