In response to the ever-evolving role of technology in shaping the future of industries globally, and a particular demand for FinTech education in one of its most established markets – Bahrain – Strathclyde Business School and its partner, Bahrain Institute of Banking and Finance (BIBF) has introduced an MSc Financial Technology (FinTech), fully delivered in Bahrain on a part-time basis.
This new Masters degree will bolster Bahrain’s position as a leading FinTech hub in the region, and offer ambitious individuals the opportunity to gain a cutting edge qualification, delivered by Strathclyde academics, without having to take a year out to complete studies. The intensive two year programme will offer students a rigorous core academic curriculum combined with the entrepreneurial and innovative elements of the “FinTech Revolution”. It includes a selection of financial methods, programming, data analytics and regulations and technology, with a particular emphasis on how these different subject areas come together to create new financial services and products.
Our Leadership and Management courses are designed to improve competencies by developing the knowledge, skills and attitude of the participants, as well as ensuring a positive learning environment.
The training courses and workshops help participants fulfill their potential through effective training in areas including leadership, team building, strategic planning, and decision-making. All our courses teach & train valuable insights, proven to work in a “real world” environment. In addition to the courses outlined in this section, we have the capability to work in partnership with you to produce innovative learning solutions that are directly linked to your identified business strategy, goals and objectives, and are designed by our specialist training consultants.
The BIBF believes in quality education and provides support to learners to manage their development needs in an effective manner. The BIBF has identified a critical knowledge gap among employees of many business organisations, specially after the announcement of Value Added Tax (VAT) and Excise Tax in the region by the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC).
In keeping with taxation training requirements, BIBF’s Centre of Accounting & Finance introduces the “Tax Academy” to provide knowledge, skills and tax management competencies by offering a flexible and comprehensive portfolio of tax training courses and professional qualifications in taxation.
The BIBF is committed to educational and trainings needs in this emerging field of taxation and uses its resources to help manage the impact.
The Investment Academy is created as a joint initiative of BIBF – BHB to promote training programs to support the Capital Market in Bahrain. The initiatives that are listed under this initiative not only target professional staff from the Financial Services sector but includes Schools and Universities to promote learning from an early stage into investments.
The Centre for Digital Transformation and Project Management aims to become a leading provider for innovative IT and Project Management Training programmes. The Centre’s strategic direction is to offer Digital Transformation Programmes that support all business professionals and not just the IT professionals.
The Assessment and Development Centre offer Career Guidance Services. This helps develop knowledge, skills, behavior and attitude of the students in order to make career and learning choices and effectively manage their career in the future.
The students can come to the Assessment and Development Centre to make decisions, plans, information and support at any point in their time at BIBF.
"The Advanced Diploma in Islamic Finance (ADIF) at the BIBF is considered one of the best qualifications in the Islamic Finance sector. I consider this professional qualification an essential step towards pursuing a career in this field."Mai Al Hayki Vice President, Head of Treasury & Capital Markets Investrade Company BSC"Achieving my Diploma in Insurance (DIP CII) at the BIBF has helped me build a better reputation as a high performing employee and improve my chances of climbing the corporate ladder."Mahmood Khalaf Senior Officer - Underwriting Solidarity Al Ahlia Insurance"The Master’s degree helped me advance to the next step in my career through curriculum relevant material to current HR trends, a diverse network of talented classmates, and engaging professors with "real-life" work experiences. The HR program gave me the skills needed to develop in HR through learning modules such as organizational Design, performance Management, consultative partnerships and project management. The course structure and professors created an awareness on the importance of understanding and knowing your clients in order to build credibility and personal brand to become a strong partner to the business. Not only did the program provide me with the technical skills needed to be successful in HR, but also, the soft skills through workshops, individual development plans and feedback."Samar Muradi Group Recruitment Specialist Group Human Resources ABC FMBA Human Recourses – DePaul University"The CIM Level 6 programme has endorsed me to be considered for the next steps of my career revolving around strategic roles."Sawsan Shaker Marketing Communications Executive InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG®)"The CIM programme at the BIBF helped me to understand how marketers can
essentially lead an organisation! If you want to understand how Marketing can have a big impact on the business, this course is for you."Anwar Al Ali Account Executive Ogilvy & Mather"I found the CIPR programme enriching and helpful in reinforcing key concepts and questions to keep in mind when devising an effective communications plan."Manal Sulaibeekh Executive - Digital Services Bahrain EDB"My Banking and Finance BSc degree from Bangor University at the BIBF was the best choice, as the knowledge gained and bonds created were an investment in my educational journey, motivating me to succeed."Abdulla Al Shamlan Mubasher Financial Services Assistant Broker"It was always my dream to obtain my ACCA qualification as a leading professional accounting body in the world. The BIBF has facilitated the classes with excellent study materials and quality teaching with the best lecturers. I would highly recommend the BIBF, to be an option to pursue ACCA qualification because it has helped my dream come true in a short period of time and opened the door to a successful career."Meera Sadasivan Grand Thornton Audit Trainee"I would highly recommend this programme, particularly to those working with teams, projects, matrices, issues, conflicts. In addition, it is very useful when setting up your own project/business, or planning to get your Master’s degree, as it can be accredited and thus saves time & money."Saad Al Hermi Ericsson AB Customer Project Manager"Joining the Bangor University Programme at the BIBF was an amazing experience! From the time you take your first steps in the campus, I can assure you that you will be able to look at a promising future. The programme is indeed a supporting pillar that will help you endorse your future career. You will be able to find your success through outstanding resources, lecturers, and education. I would definitely recommend this programme to my learning peers because it will certainly make you competent and help you achieve great opportunities."Jehad Faisal Ghazwan J.P. Morgan Final Year / (Intern - June to August 2019)"By completing my second year in this programme, I am confident that I made the right choice by choosing the University of London as my academic direction and BIBF as my institute which is certainly ‘Leading Excellence’. I recommend this programme for students looking for quality education from a highly reputable university and a personal growth and development opportunity that will strengthen their future career prospects."Fatema AlBastaki Student"Obtaining my CIM qualification at the BIBF was challenging but highly rewarding; as it provided the opportunity to fast-track my career development. The programme is also aligned with the skills and knowledge required in the market and in-line with the latest marketing trends. Now being an MCIM, I have a professional recognition I can use for networking and with potential employers that set me aside from other candidates."Ali M. Alsabbagh The Bahrain Petroleum Company (Bapco) Leader, Business Development
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