Dr. Muneer Al Mubarak, Dean of College of Business & Finance
I would like to welcome you to our website and thank you for your interest in the programmes offered by the College of Business and Finance at Ahlia University. We offer several programmes in business education to help students acquiring adequate knowledge and skills not only to compete in the job markets, but also to become decision makers in this rapidly changing world. The College of Business and Finance offers programmes with up-to-date courses in Accounting and Finance, Banking and Finance, Economics and Finance, Management and Marketing and Management Information System. The College also offers MBA programme to equip students with advanced and applied knowledge in the fields of business education and also to prepare them for becoming leaders in their own communities. We are continuously working to improve our programmes in order to help our students updating their knowledge and acquiring the skills they need to pursue their careers. The success behind our business programmes is driven by the dedication and quality of our academic staff and the support given by the top management of the university. We believe that education should not be confined to acquiring qualification, but to help students to think critically, demonstrate respect and communicate effectively.
Dr. Muneer Al Mubarak
- Bachelor’s Degree in Economics & Finance (BSEF)
- Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting & Finance (BSAF)
- Bachelor’s Degree in Banking & Finance (BSBF)
- Bachelor’s Degree in Management & Marketing (BSMM)
- Bachelor’s Degree in Management Information Systems (BSMIS)
College Mission Statement
OUR VISION IS:
To be a world class leader in business education, by promoting excellence in learning, scholarship and service, with emphasis on meeting the changing needs of its stakeholders.
OUR MISSION IS:
To provide high quality business education through experiential learning in a collegial and intellectually stimulating environment. The college offers undergraduate and post graduate business programs that bridge the gap between theory and practice, nurture critical thinking, promote teamwork and prepare students to meet the challenges of globalization. The College is committed to continuous improvement in program quality through innovative curriculum to develop students becoming highly sensitive to social responsibility, devoted to professionalism and capable of leading and contributing to the economic growth of Bahrain and the Middle East region.
OUR GOALS ARE TO:
- Offer outstanding business education to our students to become the future successful business leaders locally and globally.
- Encourage students “to learn how to learn” (to be lifelong learners) and help them develop critical thinking, systems thinking, and analytical as well as problem solving skills.
- Motivate students to understand globalization and be sensitive to issues concerning ethics, social responsibility, and environmental protection.
- Promote strong community engagement for our students, faculty and staff, for mutual benefits.
- Offer cutting edge curriculum and create an environment (infrastructural resources etc.) conducive to excellence in learning.
- Continually enhance faculty development program in all three areas of scholarship, teaching and service to have outstanding faculty in the business programs.
- Seek opportunities to expand current business programs in areas such as: Executive MBA program, degree in Tourism, Islamic Banking and many more.
The College of Business and Finance at Ahlia University is the largest College within the University and offers five undergraduate programmes and three postgraduate programme.
Our mission at the College is to enable our students to become the business leaders of tomorrow, learning not only the theoretical knowledge required but also cultivating the technical skills demanded by 21st century business.
The College teaches and trains students to become entrepreneurs, able to lead organisations competing in the international marketplace, by providing the latest knowledge and cutting edge skills required in conceptual understanding, problem solving abilities and analytical thinking skills.
We aspire to convey the knowledge, attitudes and skills vital to succeed in today’s globalised business landscape where the new global economy, knowledge and information are keys to success to a lucrative future. If you are ambitious to become a world business leader of tomorrow, the College of Business and Finance can help you achieve your dream.
This course focuses on business internships that add a significant real-world component to students’ employability. It provides the opportunity for students to earn academic credit while gaining valuable work experience under the mentorship of a business professional in different industry sectors, i.e. services and manufacturing. An individualised assignment arranged with students and different business organisations to practically provide guided experience in their field. Students’ internship experiences are assessed via written internship reports that will be evaluated by the students’ organisation supervisor and an assigned academic supervisor.
Over the past few years, our undergraduates have undertaken internships with some organisations such as: Ernst & Young, Bapco, BBK, Batelco, EDB, AL Baraka, CITI Bank, NBB, GPIC, KFH, AUB, Bahrain Credit, BIPA, VIVA, Medpoint and Zain.
The students are provided with high quality theoretical, analytical, problem solving, and practical skills in their fields of specialisation in the all programmes offered by the college.
In addition, the curricula of the programmes are designed to develop employability skills in students such as communication, leadership and teamwork, time and self-management, networking, negotiation, and information technology. Development of these skills is inbuilt in the curricula by including the courses such as English and communication, mathematical and statistical analysis, information technology, computer science, MIS, seminars and term projects, and internship. These skills are also developed through extra-curricular student activities and community work.
The students have a wide range of career opportunities after graduating in our programmes. The suggestive list where the students are employed are BAPCO, BATELCO, ALBA, NBB, BBK, Khaleeji Commercial Bank, Standard Chartered Bank, various ministries such as Ministry of Industry and Commerce, Ministry of Interiors, Project Management Office, and Higher Education Council, in the fields of HR, marketing, E-governance, general administration, quality control, inventory and warehouse management, purchasing, information systems, etc.
Our faculty members are very active in research.
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Research Seminars conducting by the college
22nd June 2016, Dr. Maria Saberi, Job analysis training session with the HR directorate employees.
11th April 2016, Ms. Samya Yusuf, Writing a good Questionnaire and utilizing google forms.
29th March 2016, Dr. Abdullah Al-Hassan, Financial deepening. Gallery
23rd April 2013, Mrs. Anji Ben Hamed Amara, Best Idea of a New Venture competition.
22nd October 2012, Dr. Gagan Kukreja, Bahrain Corporate Governance Code: Implementation & Challenges.
15th May 2012, Mrs. Anji Ben Hamed Amara, Best Idea of a New Venture competition.
1oth April 2012, Prof. Amer Al-Roubaie, The World Economy in 2050 Challenges & Opportunities.
15th May 2011, Dr. Nassima Debab, Familiarize students boiling the activities, acts, financial securities, work, and field follow-up of the financial harbour.
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