MBA Program

The graduate program at UCB reflects the dynamic nature of the modern business world and aims to prepare candidates to become effective future business leaders and strategic thinkers.  The educational goals seek to develop students’ critical thinking, research and professional skills, self-motivation and teamwork.  All students are encouraged to fulfill personal and professional goals throughout the pro-gram.  In view of the specifics of the program, leadership as a learning outcome is a major objective and an overall goal of the UCB MBA Program.  

The capacities developed through the knowledge and skills of a general master’s level program are:

  • To lead in different organizational situations.
  • To apply knowledge in new and unfamiliar circumstances through a conceptual understanding of relevant disciplines and mastery of requisite implementation skills.
  • To adapt and innovate to solve problems, to cope with unforeseen events, and to manage in unpredictable environments.
  • To demonstrate interest in pursuing specific expertise in Islamic Finance 


The MBA curriculum is based on a North American model and has been developed in cooperation with McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada and with AUB American University Beirut, in Beirut, Lebanon.  The program curriculum is known as a Hybrid Program utilizing North American sources of material and Regional sources of material.

Each UCB MBA student is required to study and successfully complete 42 Credit Hours to graduate with an MBA degree from the University College of Bahrain.

"UCB provided me with the opportunity to experience studying abroad, without having to leave my homeland. I gained more self confidence, and learned the true meaning of being a team-player. UCB has been the perfect stepping stone for me to go on and do what I want to do in the future.”

Saud Al Yahya
Class of 2005

Working in Darfin Capital
as Vice President