Who should apply?
- A Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from an accredited institution of higher education, with a minimum GPA of 2.5 out of 4 (or its equivalent).
- Work experience is not required but it is preferred.
- English language proficiency score of 6.5 in the IELTS test or equivalent. Applicants progressing from universities where the medium of instruction is English and where students are required to provide proof of English language proficiency upon entry may be exempted from this requirement.
- Candidates who have not taken Economics and/or Statistics/Research Methods during their previous studies, might have to take one or more of the following foundation courses prior to their enrollment or while undertaking the MBA program:
- ECON 311: Foundation in Economics
- BUSN 411: Foundation in Research Methods
- MATH 311: Foundation in Business Statistics
*The foundation courses are not part of the MBA degree courses.
*The final decision for admission will be based on the merit list of applicants, including the outcome of the personal interview.
Total Number of Credits
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Major Requirements (24 Credits)
The course focuses on ways of promoting mutual understanding in contemporary cross-cultural and international settings. Specific objectives are to examine ways in which people’s underlying assumptions differ between cultures and how a lack of appreciation of this could negatively impact an organization.
This course introduces the methods and tools which help to systematically extract not only information but also insights from the data in various business functions, such as operations, supply chain, marketing, and finance. The course first covers the foundations of business analytics: decision making, definition and categories of business analytics, big data. Candidates will get hands-on experience by ethically analyzing real world business data using a state-of-the-art business analytics software. The course puts an emphasis on how to effectively communicate findings with business managers and other interested parties.
Leadership is the process by which a person guides and influences others to engage in collective endeavours and achieve common goals. Students will articulate goal-oriented personal leadership vision and develop their personal leadership plan. Throughout the semester, students will work in teams and will be receiving and giving personal feedback from and to their peers. This feedback will be incorporated in their self-evaluation and their personal plan. A before and after assessment will take place at the last meeting and students will present their leadership plan to the class.
The course is designed to offer candidates a rigorous learning experience that would allow them to thoroughly understand contemporary finance theories. It examines the fundamentals of finance with an increasing focus on applications relevant to corporate executives. Topics include time value of money, valuation of financial and real assets, relationships between risk and return, capital structure choice, and payout policy. As a result, the course’s theme is the valuation process, which is emphasized throughout the topics. Moreover, in the globalization era, the course considers financial and investment decision-making withing the context of global environment.
Managerial Economics is the use of economic theory, mathematical and statistical techniques to examine how a firm can make optimal managerial decisions given the constraints it faces. The main objective of this course is to equip students with the necessary theory and techniques and the ability to apply them to inform and enhance managerial decision making.
Operations management is the design, operation, and improvement of the systems that create and deliver goods and services. Students will demonstrate mastery level knowledge of concepts and tools in fundamental areas of operations management, including process design and analysis, quality management, inventory management, demand forecasting, sales and operations planning, material requirements planning, lean production, and supply chain management. Students will also develop the ability to perform both quantitative and qualitative analysis of problems and issues in operations management as well as to analyze the ethical consequences of their decisions.
The project is an independent research work that aims to apply the knowledge and skills candidates have learned in the classroom to help a client during the Business Consulting Project. Candidates need to contact a client (in Bahrain or any other GCC country) and a supervisor and manage the whole relationship with them. The project topics may vary but they should involve a description of the real- life problem, review of the literature, and appropriately analyzing and modeling data to develop findings and recommendations.