Accreditation & Membership

University College of Bahrain is licensed and recognized by the Higher Education Council, Ministry of Education of the Kingdom of Bahrain as a provider of higher education.
UCB was recently honored with the Paris-based EDUNIVERSAL “3 Palmes” award in its 2008 listing of recognized world universities. UCB was cited above all other business schools in the GCC countries with one exception of the much larger and massively state-funded King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, College of Industrial Management, which was awarded “4 Palmes” because of wider international recognition. In this ranking, UCB scored alongside the likes of such well-known North American institutions as: Canada’s Dalhousie University Faculty of Management and the USA’s Lehigh University College in Business & Economics.
UCB is also actively pursuing membership of leading international, accreditation bodies in its continuing commitment to quality enhancement. Additionally, it is reinforcing validation of its efforts towards quality assurance through pursuit of strategic alliances with high profile overseas partners. In this vein, UCB has recently reached an agreement to enter into a Student Exchange Program with Hong Kong University of Science & Technology (HKUST). The Business School at HKUST is ranked by the Financial Times of London as the No. 1 in Asia and students at UCB will now have the unique opportunity to undertake part of their studies at this prestigious institution.