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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.
The programme is currently structured over 4 semesters, with 2 semesters a year, each approximately 5½ months. Depending on when you start, you undertake the programme in the order shown in either Programme A or Programme B below:
Programme A - October Intake
Programme B - April Intake
Note: The (E) above denotes that the subject has an examination.
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:
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.
Following Documents are required while filling the online application form:
The International part-time MBA is a face-to-face taught programme by Strathclyde academics; it is not an 'on- line' or a 'distance learning' programme. All classes are held on weekends and evenings at the BIBF campus and comprise:
Students registered in Bahrain can attend the intensive seminars at any of the other international centres.
Improved corporate performance
Human resource development
The Strathclyde MBA is not just a business programme, it's a stimulating, challenging, life-changing experience, which will make you question, re-think and re-evaluate how you do business.
The Strathclyde MBA is highly experiential and based on collaborative learning. Students share their varied work experiences, knowledge, understanding and skills.
The MBA will shape and guide you as a reflective, open- thinking, adaptive learner. This is facilitated through enhanced understanding of the interplay of theory and practice in management. In particular it: