The Quality Assurance (QA) department was formed as part of a strategic initiative to manage BIBF’s unprecedented growth in recent years and uphold the organisation’s vision, mission and values. The primary objectives of QA include formulating, maintaining and enhancing best practices in all aspects of BIBF. As an institute of repute, BIBF aims to continuously deliver programmes of high quality and ensures that such standards are maintained across offerings throughout its Centres.
The QA department at BIBF has formulated an Academic Infrastructure (AI) which is a set of internationally-accepted benchmarks that provides all Centres with reference points for setting, describing and assuring quality and standards for their programmes.
The Academic Infrastructure is composed of four pillars’ – Quality Management System (QMS), Frameworks for Higher Education Qualifications (FHEQ), Subject Benchmark Statements and Programme Specifications.
An awareness and implementation of explicit policies and practices by all faculty, staff and management is created by QA. The department uses a peer review process where teams of academics/professionals conductreviews of BIBF programmes. Apart from BIBF management and senior faculty members, select members are drawn from Bahrain’s financial services industry. Several committees and boards have been formed with external and student representation to create a framework that is fair, transparent and representative of the various stakeholders of BIBF. All programmes are monitored through an annual academic review process at course/subject level.