International Curriculum

Career Opportunities

Experienced Faculty

High Employability


  • To provide a comprehensive theoretical and technical foundation in accounting, auditing and allied subject groups as practiced today
  • To produce graduates with the skills and confidence required to undertake entry level accounting positions and enter the job market and conduct their work with minimal supervision and training
  • To provide opportunities for students to develop academically, and where appropriate, prepare them for further study and for a range of careers

Year 1:

Code Semester I Code Semester II
ACC1101 Introductory Financial Accounting ACC1103 Financial Markets & Institutions
QM1100 Quantitative Methods for Accountants ACC1104 Introductory Management Accounting
ECO1102 Money & Macro Economics ACC1105 Audit and Assurance I
MGT1101 Principles of Management ACC1106 Accounting Information Systems I

Year 2:

Code Semester I Code Semester II
ACC2107 International Financial Accounting & Reporting ACC2109 Business and Professional Ethics
ACC2108 Management Accounting & Control ACC2110 Financial Statement Analysis I
LW2201 Business and Commercial Law ACC2111 Accounting Information Systems II
FIN2101 Corporate Finance Optional

Optional Subjects Year 2:

Code Semester II
ACC2112 Audit and Assurance II
MGT2102 Management and Organisation

Year 3 (in Bahrain):

Code Semester I Code Semester II
ABB3103 Financial Accounting ABB3105 Advanced Corporate Finance
ABB3104 Financial Statement Analysis II ABB3106 Advanced Accounting Theory and Practice
ABB3101 Taxation ABB3107 Advanced Audit
ABB3102 Company Law for Business    


Choosing your degree in Accounting & Finance is the first step to your successful career path. Accounting is a field that will always be in demand and it is a field that you can continue to grow and move up inside your company. Accounting potential career pathways are as follows:

Careers in Accounting

  • Accountant
  • Bookkeeping
  • Budget Analyst
  • Internal/External Auditor
  • Comptroller/Controller
  • Payroll Clerk
  • Tax Accountant

Students graduating with this degree can progress to ACCA or CPA and become a Certified Accountant.

  • Takes three academic years to complete (2 years for the Validated Diploma + the final year)
  • Two Semesters (from September – January & from February - June)
  • Four modules per semester
  • A combination of guided-learning and self-study is required
  • Sessions are conducted in small groups allowing for maximum support and interaction
  • Receive training in the only “Dealing Room” simulation in the region.
  • Access to internship opportunities and extracurricular activities
  • You will be assessed through a mixture of continuous assessment and written examinations.
  • You will complete assignments such as collecting and analyzing information from commercial databases or the internet, preparing business case studies, written essays and completing problem-solving exercising.
  1. Statement of Graduation Secondary School General Certificate
  2. High School Diploma
  3. Foundation Year Completion Certificate or:
    • International Baccalaureate- IB Score (24 points)
    • Advanced Level (A-Level) - 3 A-levels with a minimum score of C
    • CBSE minimum of 65% with 70% in English
  1. IELTS (UK VI) Score of 6 each band score not less than 5.5
  1. Foundation Year Completion Certificate or:
    • International Baccalaureate- IB Score (24 points)
    • Advanced Level (A-Level) - 3 A-levels with a minimum score of C
    • CBSE minimum of 65% with 70% in English
  2. An acceptable high school leaving qualification stamped by the Ministry of Education- Bahrain.
  3. High School Graduation statement issued by the High School
  4. Letter of good conduct issued by the High School
  5. Passport Copy
  6. CPR Cope (Back and Forth)
  7. 2 passport size photographs
  8. Medical Report from a Public Health Centre (Physical Examination including Eyesight and Blood Pressure)
  9. IELTS (UK VI) Score of 6 each band score not less than 5.5

Students have the option to choose one of the following structures:

  • 2 years in Bahrain & 1 year at Bangor (UK); or
  • 3 years in Bahrain
  • The needs of conventional financial institutions and how they are operating nowadays.
  • To learn about the skills and responsibilities of entry level banking/ finance/ Islamic Finance positions
  • To be able to learn concepts academically and prepare them for further studies (Professional Qualifications and Post-graduate Degrees).
  • The understanding of the jurisprudential and theoretical fundamentals of Islamic Banking and Finance within the Islamic Finance Diploma.
  • To provide an appreciation of the investment regulations relating to the banking industry and to Islamic banks in particular
  • To learn trading and portfolio building skills through the simulated training platform, "The BIBF Dealing Room".


3 Years


The recent "BIBF Graduate Destination Survey" shows that about 86% of our graduates successfully find a job or pursue postgraduate study within 6 months of graduation, reflecting the strong reputation that the programme has built over the years amongst employers and the quality of our graduates.


  • New Fees starting 2024-2025 intake, onwards
  • A One-Off Registration Payment BHD 100/-
  • (Year 1 and 2) BHD 2,500 per Semester (Excluding Books and Lab Fees)
  • Year 3 in Bahrain BHD 3,000 per Semester (Excluding Books and Lab Fees)


This programme is designed to offer a comprehensive scheme of academic study, which advances students’ ability to apply a range of banking and finance skills to practical situations. The programme modules are designed on the basis of the latest requirements of Accounting and Finance, familiar by the work of professional accountancy bodies including the AAT, ACCA and CIMA. The main subject groupings are Financial and Managerial Accounting, Finance and Economics, Audit and Professional Ethics, and Accounting Information Systems and Business Law. In these subject offerings, there is a natural progression from Year I to Year II. Year I provides an essential introduction to the subject grouping and equips students with the preliminary practical and intellectual skills necessary for progression to Year II, which progressively builds on to what has been introduced earlier.