The University College of Bahrain (UCB) was founded in 2002 by Shaikh Prof. Khalid Bin Mohammed AlKhalifa. The University is a non-profit private institution of Higher Education, licensed by the Ministry of Education of the Kingdom of Bahrain where the medium of teaching and learning is in English.

The Degree Programs were originally designed and developed around a USA and Canadian higher education model of curriculum content, assessment and delivery pattern, through a formal relationship with McMaster University in Canada; who advised upon and provided the initial curriculum. Hence, the University provides a rigorous and  internationally informed curriculum based on a semester credit hour system in the USA/Canadian liberal arts tradition.

The University specializes in the subject areas of Business Administration, Information technology and Communications and Multimedia.

The University educates students and generates new knowledge by uniting the rigor, relevance, creativity and intellectual dynamics of business and the liberal arts, dedicated to quality education benchmarked against international standards and attuned to the needs of the region it serves. The University continuously upgrades its curriculum to include the most recent practices. This ensures that graduates will obtain professional knowledge and the needed skills to be the leaders in their profession.