Message From The Head

Welcome to the Department of Business Administration at the University College of Bahrain (UCB). In today’s competitive and globalized world, having a qualitative education becomes fundamental for future success. Department of Business Administration at UCB is devoted to educating future’s leaders in Business world. University College of Bahrain (UCB) offers rigorous programs in Business Administration that focuses on the needs of the market and prepares the students for the evolving world of business. The program offers an interdisciplinary curriculum focusing on business administration, with 5 undergraduate concentrations; Accounting, Finance, Management, Marketing, and Islamic finance and 2 MBA emphases; namely Management, and Islamic finance.

The Accounting and Auditing Organization for Islamic Financial Institutions AAOIFI has recognized University College of Bahrain (UCB) as its first affiliate university in the world. The historic affiliation agreement was signed during the 13th AAOIFI & World Bank Annual Conference on Islamic Banking and Finance held in Radisson Diplomat, Manama, Bahrain. This agreement allows UCB students to be exempted from taking 2 modules out of 4 Certified of Islamic Professional Accountant (CIPA of AAOIFI) certification after graduating from BBA program. This agreement also allows UCB students to register for CIPA exam through UCB admission center.

We are the Department of Choice for students and working executives alike. Most of the Business Department graduates are holding managerial positions both in leading companies in Bahrain and other countries.

Our faculty members are very diverse; they will challenge you and advise you to open your minds to a broader way of thinking. Many of our faculty are well known across the world for their contribution to knowledge through their publications. In line with the University's mission and vision, the Business Administration Department seeks to provide the best quality of higher education in the field of business administration.

I am pointedly thankful for the opportunity to work with UCB’s outstanding faculty, staff, and students toward achieving superiority in business education.


Dr. Abdullah Al-Hadrami

Acting Head of Business Administration Department

"Our family set up this business 5 years ago which birthed my interest in pursuing a degree in IT. The IT department and faculty of UCB has really helped in firming my base in this field and there are chances I might set up my own business in future”

Mohammed Hussain Aqeel
Class of 2011

Working in an IT-based family business