Vision & Mission


The vision of UCB is to be the leading private, not-for-profit, provider of tertiary level education in the fields of Management; Business-related subjects; and Communications Technology, in the Kingdom of Bahrain and one of the leading such providers in the GCC countries. It seeks to achieve sustained local, regional and international recognition as a modern, quality-enhanced learning and teaching environment training graduates for successful competitive entry into the knowledge economy anywhere in the global economy.

The Mission of the University College of Bahrain is to provide Bachelor’s and higher degree level courses in the fields of Business Administration, Information Technology, and Communications concomitant with its ability to provide an internationally benchmarked level of education as permitted by its evolving staff and facilities, resources, serving students in Bahrain and the Middle East region.

UCB’s Vision and Mission Statement emphasise:

  1. Aiming for national and regional educational leadership;
  2. Alignment of educational programs with global standards while maintaining regional relevance;
  3. Ensuring that graduates learn skills that will transform them into leaders in their professions.


Bachelor’s programs have initially been developed through collaboration with McMaster (one of Canada’s leading universities and rated in the 2008 Times Higher Education Supplement QS – World University Rankings at number 117) and UCB degrees are recognized for admission to postgraduate study in both North America and the United Kingdom and several of its successful graduates have gone on to further successful study in well-known western universities. 

Through an agreement with the International Islamic University Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur, UCB offers a concentration in Islamic Finance & Banking allowing graduates to work in Shar’ia compliant institutions. 

UCB also has a successful MBA Program offered through an evening delivery mode. Through a collaborative support agreement entered into with the Regional External Programs at the American University of Beirut (AUB), UCB was assisted in the development of its academic programs as well as its quality and continuous improvement standards. Rigorous consulting and technical support offered by AUB to UCB draws on the experience of the Olayan School of Business, which is AACSB accredited.