It's a team effort at the BIBF, and we're with you every step of the way on the path to your future.

You'll experience:

  • Hands-on learning from experienced instructors
  • Small class sizes for individual attention
  • Personalized student teaching placement
  • Unique curriculum designed to maximize your learning

As a student in any of our Academic Programmes, you'll get proficient teaching experience that gives you the opportunity to develop real-world skills that set you up for success in the classroom.

Our students explore critical inquiry while they delve into real-life case studies,  viewpoints and methods that allow you to develop your own unique reasoning. With a high-level of support and resources throughout your programme, you'll graduate confident and ready to take on the industry you choose.

Strathclyde Strategy

Strategy Focused

Strathclyde Study Plan

Responsive Study Plan

Strathclyde Customised

Customised Programme

Strathclyde Alumni

Alumni Network


The Strathclyde MBA is based on collaborative learning. You share work experience, knowledge, understanding and skills. The main aim of the programmes is to help to develop skills in diverse areas of management.

The MBA will shape and guide you as reflective, open-thinking, adaptive learners.

The selection process is designed to identify talented professionals from a wide range of academic, business and cultural backgrounds.

While there are formal requirements for entry listed below, we take into consideration:

  • Your potential
  • Your interpersonal and team working qualities
  • The range and nature of your managerial experience

In order to assess these skills we ask you to complete a number of essays outlining your experience and aspirations alongside references supporting your work experience and academic record.

We may ask you to undertake a formal interview to discuss your achievements and aspirations. We also encourage you to visit the institute you’re applying to and to ask as many questions as you need.

Entry to the MBA programme you must:

  • The MBA is taught entirely in English and is highly interactive and practical. Therefore, it requires a high level of competence in English speaking, writing, reading and understanding. A minimum score of 6.5 in IELTS is normally required if your first language is not English. We may consider applicants who fall slightly below these standards, or have other qualifications/evidence in English proficiency.
  • provide copy of the official High school degree, Transcript and MOE Graduation Statement افادة التخرج
  • hold a degree from a UK university, or equivalent academic qualification from a comparable non-UK institution. If you studied for your undergraduate degree at a non-UK institution we will need a copy of your degree transcript. Professional qualifications will also be considered.
  • be at least 24 years of age.
  • have a minimum of three years' full-time postgraduate experience where the management of people and resources has played a significant role.

Strathclyde Business School is triple accredited by the three international accrediting bodies – AMBA, EQUIS and AACSB. To gain accreditation by one of these bodies is an achievement in itself. To gain accreditation by all three bodies is a truly outstanding accomplishment.

The MBA programme is highly interactive and requires a high level of competence in English speaking, writing, reading and understanding. A minimum score of 6.5 in IELTS is required if your first language is not English. We may consider applicants who fall slightly below these standards if they're willing to undertake pre-sessional study.

Completed application forms are considered by the Admissions Committee as they are received. You're encouraged to submit your application form and all the supporting documentation as soon as possible. Once all the details are with us you should receive a decision within three or four weeks of application.

For more information on the application, please contact our MBA office at the BIBF


Strathclyde's MBA is strategy-focused and blends theoretical and practical business learning. The MBA is flexible, and responsive to the needs of working individuals, with a wide choice of electives that can help you personalise the programme to suit your business interests. These elective classes can be studied in Bahrain, as well as in Glasgow or at other international centres, to give you an international learning and networking experience.

Strathclyde Business School has been delivering the Strathclyde MBA on an executive (part-time) basis via international centres since 1988. It has been successfully offered and developed in Bahrain since 1995.

The MBA project gives you an opportunity to examine in depth a managerial, organisational or environmental issue of your choice over an extended period of time. The Executive MBA allows you to study whilst continuing with your career and allows you to implement your learning into work.