Professor Marc Clement, Vice-Chancellor, University of Wales
The University has, since 2005, enjoyed a successful and prestigious collaboration with BIBF, largely owing to the shared values we hold in ensuring excellent academic standards. As a result of BIBF having its diplomas in Banking and Finance, Islamic Finance and Accounting validated by the University of Wales, the Institute is simultaneously supporting the continued growth of Bahrain's financial services sector, as well as safeguarding the professional futures of its students.
Maryam Kamashki - (Ex Student Council President)
BSc Final Year student studying at University of Bangor, Bangor, UK
"Great education cannot be recognised unless it is presented by an extraordinary institution. BIBF, being a leading institution in Bahrain, presents students with an outstanding quality of education, training, and discipline. Thus, encouraging creative 'original' thinking and extraordinary leadership skills. Acquiring such qualities is vital for future success, which lies in the hands of tomorrow's leaders."
Nadia Mahmood Khursheed - Wales Student
The reason why I chose the University of Wales was because it has an excellent reputation worldwide as one of the best universities in the UK. In addition, BIBF is recognized as one of the finest institutions in the banking sector. I believe that this program, with experienced and supportive lecturers, gives the opportunity to learn in the best possible ways and gain different experiences and skills needed for the future.
Dana Abdullatif AlZayani - (University of Wales graduate)
MSc Investment Banking and Islamic Finance, University of Reading, UK
BSc Banking and Finance, University of Wales, UK
"It was a great opportunity to be involved in the University of Wales programme that is made available in coordination with the BIBF. The best thing about this programme is the multicultural dynamic where we begin our education in Bahrain and conclude in the United Kingdom, thereby exposing us to different and unique cultures.
The University of Wales is one of the most esteemed and respected universities in the United Kingdom. The academic environment is stimulating, cutthroat, open-minded and progressive. Course work is intense but rewarding as you learn a lot in terms of time management, team work and scholastic attributes.
I really learnt a lot from The University of Wales and that encouraged me to get my masters degree in the United Kingdom."
Wael Sanad - (Current Student Council President)
Second Year student of University of Wales Validated Diploma Programme, studying at Bahrain Institute of Banking and Finance - BIBF, Kingdom of Bahrain
"BIBF provides a high level of education that develops students for a successful careers, further more BIBF has a very supportive and friendly staff."
Amina Al Alaiwi - Wales Student
I found the course of excellent quality, with a broad contribution from highly skilled lecturers. The first quality makes University of Wales unique among many other universities is its outstanding education excellence. Since over 80% of classes have fewer than 25 students, University of Wales offers opportunities for better understanding and critical thinking skills.
Aysha Mohammed Janahi - Wales Student
It was a wonderful experience, it developed my educational and practical skills. Now I believe I can be a valuable asset to any organization. I will pursue my masters in investment management next year. Thereby, I dedicate my success to my parents, relatives and friends for their support throughout my studies. Finally, my studies in BIBF also gave me a motive and a big support in Wales.
Mariam Adnan Kamal - Wales Student
The University of Wales Validated Diploma Program is the best choice for students who are seeking to make a positive difference in the banking and financial sector and also aiming to be successful in their future careers. The administration and lecturers in the Bahrain Institute of Banking and Finance have welcomed me with open arms for any comments or feedback about the program, since students opinions and recommendations are one of their main priorities.
Daniel R. Heiser, Ph.D. J.D. Associate Dean, DePaul University,
College of Commerce
"Our collaboration with BIBF is our longest-running global partnership and our most successful. Our Chicago-based faculty teach face-to-face classes in Bahrain to deliver rigorous, AACSB-accredited programmes to support the professional development of future world-class business leaders. Hundreds of BIBF/DePaul alumni in the Gulf Region join well over one-hundred thousand DePaul alumni around the world in leveraging their education to better the lives of their families & improve their communities."
Mohammad Majd Bakir, Student De Paul, MSF
"DePaul MSF is an enriching experience that puts together quality teaching style, world-class professional approach and value-creating financial knowledge".
Mohammed Yateem - Student De Paul, MSF-IF
"The MSIF program offered by DePaul University at BIBF was really a specialised one of a kind programme. We have covered contemporary academics issues relating to Islamic Finance as well as market trends. We have enhanced our knowledge theoretically and our experience practically, as well as our way of thinking. Professors were highly knowledgeable and up to the highest professional standards. I really recommend it to those who wish to be professional in the field of Islamic Finance."
Ali Ehsan, Student De Paul, MSF
"DePaul's MSF triggers an exciting learning experience that goes way beyond text-books. The programme entails an intellectually challenging course-load that is intensive, yet extensive indeed. Rubbing shoulders with well-selected peers thriving for a math-based understanding of Finance under parameters set by a well-founded curriculum & mentorship of capable faculty members definitely provides a rigid platform for both personal & professional development."
Nasser Burdestani - Student De Paul, MSF
"Graduating from one of the best Master of Science in Finance (MSF) programme in the region offered by a reputable university like DePaul through its professional faculty team will empower you to face all types of challenges in the current financial market with full confidence. You will realise this fact soon upon joining the program. Enjoy it."