B.Sc in Business Administration (Finance Concentration) at UCB are generally designed to equip students with strong conceptual and technical foundation within the area of finance. The courses offered in this program will also prepare students with specific finance techniques and financial decision making to critically evaluate various issues in financial markets, as well as how finance shapes business management within organizations.

Graduates of B.Sc in Business Administration (Finance Concentration) have a broad career prospects in various industries from banking, financial corporation, investment companies, insurance firms, capital market, research institutions, and public sectors. The graduates from this programme could work as financial analyst, bankers, asset managers, brokers, financial officers, and insurance officers. The B.Sc in Business Administration (Finance Concentration) taught here embedded employability skills in critical thinking, presentation, interpersonal, and communication skills across all courses. Many of our graduates also went on to form their own start-up businesses and became successful young entrepreneurs. The students can also take advantage of the services offered by the college, including skills events, training, conferences, internships, and placements.

B.Sc in Business Administration (Finance Concentration) also prepares you for taking professional finance qualifications such as certified financial analyst (CFA), certified financial planner (CFP), and certified financial risk management (CFRM).

Concentration requirements

This degree requires 122 credit hours. 

 University Requirements (Compulsory) 9 Courses (26 Cr)

ARA101         Arabic                     

CSC101          Computing Essentials                     

ENG101         English I                     

ENG102         English II                     

MAT101        Calculus I                     

SBS155          Human Rights                     

ENG201         English III : Technical Writing                     

WCS201         Cultural Studies I                     

SBS206          Bahrain Modern History                     


University Requirements (Elective) Select 2 Courses (6 Cr)

ENG220         Themes in Literature                     


GRD130         Painting                     


LIT203          Studies in American Literature                     


PHL202         Business Ethics


PHL203         Critical Thinking Skills                     


POS101          Intro. to Political Science                     


PSY201          Introduction to Psychology                     


SBS201          General Sociology                     


SBS203          Human Development                     


SBS205          Communication Skills


WCS301         Cultural Studies II                     


WMN201       Women Studies                  



Program Requirements (Compulsory) 15 Courses (45 Cr)


ACT101         Financial Accounting 1                     


BUS301         Entrepreneurship                     


MGT101        Principles of Management                     


ACT201         Managerial Accounting                     


ECO201         Microeconomics                     

ECO202         Macroeconomics                     

FIN201          Principles of Finance                     

MKT201        Principles of Marketing                     

STS201          Probability And Statistics I                     

BUS205         Business Law                     

BUS315         Internship/Practicum                     

BUS350         Business Communications                     

CIT311          Management Information Systems                     

MGT301        Organization and Management                     

MGT490        Business Policy & Strategy                     


Program Requirements (Elective) Select 4 Courses (12 Cr)

BUS251         Internet Technology                     

BUS310         Managerial Economics                     

BUS325         New Venture Creation                     

BUS435         Family Entrepreneurship Management                     

CIT231          Cloud Computing                     

CIT262          Multimedia Systems                     

FIN385          Financial Planning and Control                     

MAT102        Calculus II                     

MGT385        Tourism & Hospitality Management                     

STS202          Probability And Statistics II                     


Concentration Requirements (Compulsory)  6 courses (18 Cr)

ACT102         Financial Accounting II                     

FIN301          Financial Statement Analysis                     

FIN305          Commercial Banking                     

FIN351          Investment Management                     

FIN355          Financial Markets & Institutions                                       

FIN360          Corporate Finance                     


Concentration Requirements (Elective) Select 3 Courses (9 Cr)

FIN338          Engineering Finance                     

FIN365          International Finance                     

FIN370          Portfolio Theory & Management                     

FIN375          Risk Management                     

FIN385          Financial Planning and Control                     

IBF301           Islamic Economics                     

IBF303           Theory of Islamic Banking & Finance                     

IBF306           Islamic Financial Systems                     

IBF309           Accounting for Islamic Banks                     


Free Electives (Elective) Select 2 Courses (6 Cr)