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Admission Requirements

Admission to the MBA program is open to qualified individuals who meet the following requirements:

  1. All applicants to the University College of Bahrain must submit a completed application form a long with all the required documents to the Admission unit at the University registrar’s Office.
  2. Applicants should hold a Bachelors’ Degree from a recognized university or institution of higher education with a minimum CGPA of 2.5 out of 4.00 (or not less than ‘Good’). Any applicant whose CGPA is less than 2.50 might get a Conditional Acceptance.
  3. Applicants must provide official transcripts from their prior University of Institution of Higher Education.
  4. If Applicants do not have a relevant and formal business or management degree background they should provide evidence of a minimum of 3 years’ work experience (or equivalent evidence) in a managerial, professional or technical role.
  5. Applicants must provide official transcripts from prior post-secondary institutions. Applicants should normally have a minimum of three years’ work experience in a managerial, professional or technical role if they do not have a relevant and formal business or management degree background.
  6. Applicants should provide proof of proficiency in English (IELTS with a score of 5.5 or more) to start first year and avoid foundation programme. Applicants will be exempted from proof of English proficiency if his/her first language is English, lived in country where English is first language, graduated, transferring from other recognized universities or secondary schools where English is the medium of instruction.
  7. Applicants must provide two letters of recommendations from current or former employers.
  8. Applicants must provide a detailed resume, including formal education requirements, work experience, extra-curricular activities and community service activities.
  9. Applicants must provide a written statement of purpose of why they want and intend to study a graduate level Masters’ of Business Administration
  10. Applicants must have a Medical Examination Certificate from a recognized health center or hospital in the Kingdom of Bahrain.
  11. All applicants will be notified of their acceptance or rejection in writing from the University. Those who were not selected may discuss alternatives available to them with the Admission unit at the University’s Registrar’s Office.

The MBA Admission Decision Process is based on two cohort start dates of September and January.  The MBA Admission Committee meets twice per annum to consider all MBA candidate applications. 

Deadline for application is sixty days prior to the cohort start date in September and January and offer letters are sent thirty days prior to the cohort start date.

“I had specialized in MIS while I was in UCB and I am now able to put my theoretical knowledge into practical experience in my work place. This proves that the IT department of UCB is industry- oriented and career-related.”

Hawra Madan
Class of 2010

Working in Allianz Takaful
as Sales Development Officer