Workshop on Program Graduate Attributes, Aims, and ILOs

posted 19 Jun 2017, 11:20 by UCB Admin   [ updated 19 Jun 2017, 23:03 ]


On 15th June 2017, the Professional Development Unit of UCB in collaboration with the Directorate of Quality Assurance and Accreditation of UCB and the Department of Business Administration and Humanities of UCB held a workshop on Program Graduate Attributes, Aims, and ILOs for all UCB faculty members.

Professor Vizayakumar, the Director of Quality Assurance and Accreditation, UCB was the speaker at the workshop. during the workshop, Professor Vizayakumar stressed on the importance of following the correct steps in preparing the Program Graduate Attributes, Aims, and ILOs.

The workshop was attended by all faculty members of UCB and was opened by UCB president, Professor Salah A. Emara. The president hopes that after the workshop, UCB faculty members will have a better understanding on how to prepare the Program Graduate Attributes, Aims, and ILOs.

FAA IFPQS Verification and Endorsement Feedback

posted 29 May 2017, 06:53 by UCB Admin


On 24th May 2017, Dr. Sutan Emir Hidayat, Head of Business Administration and Humanities Department was invited to attend a meeting to give his feedback on the draft of Islamic Finance Program Qualification Structure (IFPQS) proposed by Finance Accreditation Agency (FAA).

The meeting was held at the University of Wollongong in Dubai, UAE attended by academicians and industry practitioners from all over the world. The IFPQS is divided into 4 model knowledge references namely, Takaful, Islamic Capital Market, Islamic Banking, and Islamic Financial Planning and Wealth Management. The IFPQS is expected to serve as a platform to structure an Islamic finance program within higher learning institutions.

During the meeting, Dr. Hidayat shared his view and appreciated FAA's efforts in providing the framework for Islamic Finance Education.

AAOIFI Public Hearing on Central Shariah Board

posted 2 May 2017, 11:41 by UCB Admin

On April 20, 2017, Dr. Sutan Emir Hidayat, Head of Business Administration and Humanities Department along with 2 students of BBA program with Islamic Finance concentration were invited to the Accounting and Auditing Organization for Islamic Financial Institutions (AAOFI)'s public hearing on Central Shariah Board held at Al-Baraka Bank's Headquarter in Manama.

The event was attended by CEOs and other top and middle management of Islamic Financial Institutions and supporting organizations. During the event, UCB delegates gave their valuable inputs and feedback on the draft of Governance Standard No. 8 of the AAOIFI which will be given to the AAOIFI accounting and governance board to finalize the standard.

Dr. Hidayat thanks the AAOFI for the opportunity and said that UCB's participation at the event shows the college's commitment towards Community Service. He hopes the new standard will serve the industry well.

Career Day – 25th April 2017

posted 25 Apr 2017, 23:54 by UCB Admin


UCB organized its Annual Career Day on April 25th at its Campus. The event provided an amazing opportunity for students to benefit from professional guidance in terms of preparing themselves for the world of recruiting and professional imaging.

UCB Career day featured many reputed companies from different strata across Bahrain including Bahrain Islamic Bank, Batelco, Zain, Nestle, Ahrafs BGDC, Tamkeen, Memac Oglivy, Mesk Holdings, Skip lino and One GCC to recruit the students from the campus. The Annual Career Day is seen as one of UCB’s most advantageous events, which enables the students to meet with top-grade career professionals in a formal setting and explore a wide variety of career options. Career Day serves as a platform to bring together graduates with their potential employers. It serves as an amazing opportunity for students to benefit from professional guidance in terms of preparing themselves for the world of recruiting.


The students are exposed to the outer world of career market and several companies across the country which will equip them with information on careers and an opportunity for career exploration.

The event offers graduate a great opportunity to network with employers and uncover possible career choices. The students benefit greatly from this interaction to make big impact on their careers.


Guest Lecture: Islamic Finance and Islamic Bankers' Survey

posted 23 Apr 2017, 01:29 by UCB Admin

On 23rd March 2017, Dr. Adam Ng, an Assistant Professor at INCEIF, Malaysia delivered a guest lecture on the results of recent Islamic Bankers' Survey.

UCB students had a great opportunity to know the results of the survey. The lecture was initiated by Mr. Imam Buchari, a lecturer at the Department of Business Administration and Humanities.


Several faculty members including Dr. Sutan Emir Hidayat, Head of Business Administration and Humanities Department were present during the lecture. As a token of appreciation, Dr. Sutan Emir Hidayat presented UCB plaque to Dr. Adam Ng. On behalf of UCB management, Dr. Hidayat thanks Dr. Ng for sharing his latest research with UCB students and faculty members.

AAOIFI Top Management's Visit to UCB

posted 20 Apr 2017, 00:47 by UCB Admin

Top Management of the Accounting and Auditing Organization for Islamic Financial Institutions (AAOIFI) met Top Management of the University College of Bahrain (UCB) at UCB campus on 17th April 2017 to follow up with the cooperation plan between the two institutions. Dr. Hamed Merah, Secretary General of the AAOIFI along with Dr. Hurriyah El-Islami, Head of Professional Development, AAOIFI were welcomed by His Excellency Shaikh Dr. Khalid M. Al-Khalifa, Founder and Chairman of Board of Trustee, UCB, Prof. Salah A.A. Emara, President of UCB, and Dr. Sutan Emir Hidayat, Head of Business Administration and Humanities Department, UCB. 


During the meeting, a short presentation about UCB and its Islamic finance programs were presented by Dr. Latika Chaudhary, Dean of Student Affairs, UCB and Rana Sawaya, Admission Manager, UCB. On the other hand, both Dr. Merah and Dr. El-Islamy also briefly explained about the revamped CIPA and CSAA Programs of the AAOIFI. The top management of both organizations agreed to take further actions in order to materialize the cooperation plan.

15th AAOIFI Annual Shariah Boards Conference

posted 12 Apr 2017, 23:48 by UCB Admin

His Excellency Shaikh Dr. Khalid M. Al-Khalifa, Chairman of Board of Trustee, University College of Bahrain together with Dr. Sutan Emir Hidayat, Head of Business Administration and Humanities Department and students from BBA and MBA programs attended 15th Annual Shariah Boards Conference held on 12-13 April 2017 at Radisson Diplomat Hotel, Manama.

At the conference, UCB delegates met many important personalities in the Islamic financial industry. UCB students also got a lot of benefits from attending the conference since the speakers at the conference discussed the latest developments related to Shariah issues within Islamic financial industry. The conference was attended by the industry's stakeholders from all over the world.

UCB Faculty Members Attended E-Learnit Conference

posted 6 Apr 2017, 00:16 by UCB Admin   [ updated 6 Apr 2017, 00:25 ]

On 2-3 April 2017, 8 faculty members led by Professor Salah A. Emara, President of University College of Bahrain attended the e-lernit conference held by Bahrain Polytechnic at Sofitel Hotel, Bahrain.

The conference was held under the patronage of His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Mubarak Al-Khalifa, Deputy Prime Minister of Bahrain and attended by dignitaries such as Minister of Education, H.E   Dr. Majid Al-Noaimi.

At the conference, several research papers were presented stressing the importance of e-learning integration into teaching and learning process. 

UCB since a long time has incorporated the e-learning aspects in its teaching and learning process. In the past, UCB students and faculty can interact through a learning management system (LMS) called "Blackboard". 

Now, UCB is using Brightspace as its LMS which allows faculty members and the students to interact outside the classes. UCB faculty members do share videos, latest materials related to the subject and others through the Brightspace. 

It is expected that the e-learning will enhance the learning environment at UCB and equip the students with the necessary skills needed by the market

Dr. Nandita presented her research paper in University of Cambridge

posted 3 Apr 2017, 04:34 by UCB Admin

"Dr. Nandita Sengupta, Assistant Professor, Department of IT, UCB, has presented her research paper, "Designing Encryption and IDS for Cloud Security"  in the international conference, ICC 2017 ( The second  International Conference on Internet of Things, Data and Cloud Computing ), held in Cambridge city, Churchill College. University of Cambridge, United Kingdom. 22-23 March 2017."

Women’s Day celebrations at UCB

posted 20 Mar 2017, 02:21 by UCB Admin

March 8th, is celebrated as International Women's Day. To celebrate the same, UCB hosting an event in form of a Panel Discussion to celebrate the exceptional performance of women and to recognize women’s contributions to life. The special panelists for the day were 


Ms. Amal Al Doseri

Vice-chairperson- the Committee on the Rights of the Child, United Nations


Ms. Khulood Al Qattan

Member of the Board of Directors of the Bahrain Telecommunications (BATELCO)


Ms. Sahar Kamran Atai

Chief Financial Officer, Gulf Air


Ms. Dana Buhammas

Head HR, Zain


All the women were questioned about their success stories, the challenges they faced to reach where they are today. They were also questioned on who was their pillar of strength and in the end, each of them sharing their wisdom guided young minds on how to be successful. It was an enriching interaction and the students were really inspired to follow their dreams. A token of appreciation in form of a shield and an appreciation certificate for contributing to the society and being the “women of substance”.


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