499 Undergraduate Project Guidelines

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs):

A. Knowledge and Understanding

A1.   Concepts and theories:

Inculcate knowledge that convers and integrates key areas in economics (involving both macro and micro economic, public policy and globalization). Endow students with a critical understanding the theoretical fundamentals in economics and and in several specialisms in the field

A2.  Contemporary trends, problems and research:

understanding contemporary trends, issues and problems related to economics and finance through the execution of a defined research project. Also to help students identifying the major of area of research in

A3. Professional responsibility:

Practice in a range of professional level contexts in the fields of economics and finance. Understanding and applying the professional best practices in the day-to-day activities of the economist with particular emphasis in the context of economists working in banking.


B. Subject-specific skills

B1. Problem solving:

Use a range of problem-solving skills, including some advanced quantitative skills drawing on cognate disciplines (statistics/operations research) to solve problems in the sphere of economics and finance given insight into optimal decision-making

B2. Modeling and design:

Construct and employ models utile to explain and predict economic phenomena

B3. Application of methods and tools:

Use of a range of software in a range of applications applicable to economics and statistics


C. Critical-Thinking Skills

C.1. Analytical skills:

Interpret a range of economic and financial results especially in the context of identifying optima and as a basis for managerial decision-making; interpret divergent output  and make judgments where data/information is limited or characterized by gaps

C.2. Synthetic:

Put together divergent theories or empirical results to render a conclusion; identify linkages between sectors;   resolve, where possible, apparent contradictions in economic and financial theories

C.3. Creative:

Demonstrate originality and creativity in the application of theories and techniques to generate unanticipated economic and financial results


D. General and Transferable Skills (other skills relevant to employability and personal development)

D.1.  Communication:

Develop facility to communicate, in writing and orally, with professional level peers, senior colleagues and specialist in the field of economics and finance well as with customers, government officials and publics of varied levels of sophistication; hone capacity to render formal presentations in specialized topics in economics and finance

D.2.  Teamwork and leadership skills:

Inculcate people skills enabling students to lead multiple complex and heterogeneous teams tackling problems in economics and finance while being good team-members following instructions under guidance from expert practitioners.

D.3.  Organizational and developmental skills:

Impart to students how to manage learning tasks independently and professionally with a view to inculcating into students how to learn independently and to instill the intellectual drive and motivation for life-long learning in the field of economics and finance

D.4. Ethics and social responsibility:

Instill into students a comprehensive, internalized world-view of the role of ethics in the profession of economics in general and in the context of banking in particular.  Be aware of the social responsibilities of corporate and governmental organizations in which the economist is employed. Understand principles of accountability for decision-making involving the conduct of international and local business according to ethical norms.


The Economics and Finance program enables students to gain practical experience that would qualify them to become the business leaders in today’s market. The program selects outstanding high school graduates who show interest and commitment to learn about the important aspects of the business world.

This program achieved full confidence by QQA

The aim of this program is to enable our graduates to excel the following objectives:

  • Understanding the nature of the dynamic business markets.
  • Learning about professional ethics and responsibilities.
  • Getting hands on experience with real business cases and problems
  • Having an in-depth knowledge of accounting practices and their impact on the performance of the company
  • Having the practical and professional skills needed to meet the demands of the business industry
  • Developing their critical thinking skills that would distinguish their abilities in facing any business dilemmas.

This program achieved full confidence by QQA

We make sure that our graduates are ready to work in the very competitive business market in Bahrain. Due to the strong reputation of our university and its academic programs, our graduates usually start working shortly after graduation. According to our records, our graduates were found to work in the following positions:

  • A government Economist
  • Financial Consultant
  • Investment Firms
  • Economic Analyst
  • Statistical Analyst
  • Bankers
  • Research Institutions
  • Supervisors / Managers
  • University Lecturers
  • Business Owners

Our graduates also develop entrepreneurial skills, and they are encouraged to start up their own businesses

  • Qualification: Bachelors in Economics & Finance
  • Type: Undergraduate
  • Duration: 4 years
  • Qualification name: Economics & Finance
  • College: College of Business & Finance
  • Language of offering: English

We pay a close attention to the Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs) of all of our courses. Our teaching assessment is usually through 50-75 minute lectures that include:

  • Seminars and presentations
  • Case studies
  • Guest speakers
  • Representatives from major financial companies
  • Group discussions and analytical reasoning
  • Educational video clips related to the material being taught
  • Creative assignments and quizzes
  • After class activities
  • Social work engagements
  • Competitions
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Bachelor’s Degree fees

The estimated duration for completion of a Bachelors Degree at Ahlia University is 4 years. This is structured around 134 credit-hours covering 45 courses.

The duration of study for each course is fifteen weeks, covering approximately 45 study hours.

Application Fee BD 20
Registration Fee BD 200
Placement Tests Fee (if applicable) BD 40
Orientation Courses (if applicable) BD 1200
First Year Courses – 12 courses (BD 300 Per Course) BD 3,500
Second Year Courses – 11 courses (BD 330 Per Course) BD 3,630
Third Year Courses – 11 courses (BD 360 Per Course) BD 3,960
Fourth Year Courses – 11 courses (BD 390 Per Course) BD 4,290
TOTAL BD 16,840

Please note that the fees listed above do not include the cost of text books required to complete the program.

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