The Bangor University graduate programme at BIBF is one of the most successful undergraduate programmes in the country. A combination of the exceptional academic programme and the unparalleled learning environment at BIBF have lent to the success of the degree. Graduates are also favoured by the local banking industry.
- To offer a qualification addressing needs of conventional financial institutions.
- To ensure that on completion students will have developed the skills and confidence so they are capable of taking responsibilities of entry level banking/ finance positions.
- To provide opportunities for students to develop academically and prepare them for further study.
The final year will be offered in Bahrain starting from September 2018 in the following majors; Banking & Finance and Accounting & Finance.
- Knowledge and understanding of foundational subjects relevant to the banking discipline.
- Knowledge of banking terminology and techniques.
- Understanding of the various banking operations.
- Acquire basic knowledge related to the areas of finance.
- Describe the role of Central Bank, structure and objectives.
- Knowledge and understanding how banks, capital and money markets operate.
- Understanding of the various types of banking products and customers.
- Knowledge of legal and regulatory environments.
- Understand the nature of risk and its relationship to corporate governance.
- Understand the various issues related to demand & supply of money and interest rates.
ii) Subject-specific skills
- Application of theoretical knowledge to actual situations as given in assignments, case studies and project work.
- Critical assessment, evaluation, application and decision making capabilities in every subject/discipline.
- Handle various documents used in the banking operations.
- Comprehend applied problems relating to banking, finance and economics.
- Be able to apply the techniques of risk management.
iii) Cognitive (thinking) skills
- Develop analytical skills.
- Develop decision-making skills.
- Analysis and practical application of various theories and models. This will be reinforced through case studies and assignments for all subjects.
- Make judgements where data or information is limited or comes from a range of sources.
Iv) Key skills
- Communication and report writing
- Information technology and computer skills
- Problem solving
- Study skills
- Working with others
- Time management
High School Graduates
1. High school diploma and either IB Diploma (minimum score 24) or 3 GCSE A levels (minimum 260 tariff points)
2. Proof of proficiency in English (if not a native speaker): IELTS UK VI test; minimum score of 6.0
Duration 2 Years (Diploma) + 1 Year (B.Sc.) either in Bahrain or U.K
Lectures Mix of experienced full and part time lecturers
Dates Semester I: September – December / Semester II: February – June
|Bangor Year I- Banking & Finance Diploma|
|ACC1101||Introductory Financial Accounting|
|QM1101||Quantitative Methods I|
|MGT1101||Principles of Management|
|ECO1102||Money and Macroeconomics|
|Dealing Room Session|
|Bangor Year II- Banking & Finance Diploma|
|MKT2101||Principles of Marketing|
|IF2103||Islamic Commercial Banking|
|IF2108||Accounting, Auditing & Governance for Islamic Financial Institutions|
|Bangor Year III- Banking & Finance (B.Sc.)|
|Advanced Investment Theory & Practice|
|Investment & Investment Banking|
|Money & Banking|
BHD 4,000 per year