The M.Sc. in Islamic Banking and Finance (SBF) at the University of Bahrain seeks to equip our graduates with the needed knowledge and become ethically oriented leader able to deal successfully with globalized dynamic environment and succeed in taking up significant managerial positions in Islamic Banking and Finance in domestic and global business enterprises.

Candidates who hold a non-business Bachelor’s degree (e.g., engineering, medicine, chemistry) need to be brought up to a more or less comparable level with business graduates. This will be accomplished through three foundation courses (zero credit hours wherein the student can choose three out of four courses), in addition to six core courses (18 credit hours) and two optional courses (6 credit hours) as follows:

  • Background Courses (Three courses: zero credit hours)
  • Core Courses (Six courses: 18 credit hours)
  • Optional Courses (Two courses: 6 credit hours)
  • Thesis (9 credit hours)

Candidates who hold a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or a closely related field must complete 33 credit hours as follows:

  • Core Courses (Six courses: 18 credit hours)
  • Optional Courses (Two courses: 6 credit hours)
  • Thesis (9 credit hours)

  • Students will have the required knowledge in Islamic Banking and Finance
  • Students will demonstrate a critical awareness of current issues in Islamic Banking and Finance
  • Students will demonstrate effective use of written communication skills and tools.
  • Students will communicate effectively in oral presentations.
  • Students will learn about perspectives and challenges that relate to research ethics.
  • Students will analyze the global impact of business on organizations individuals and society
  • Students will analyze research data and reflect critically on the analysis.
  • Students will have the opportunity to develop a research/proposal including aims methodology and a literature review.
  1. Demonstrate a thorough understanding of the body of knowledge in Islamic Banking and Finance.
  2. Communicate effectively and professionally.
  3. Evaluate business issues and practices from ethical and global perspectives.
  4. Demonstrate the research and analytical skills needed to solve problems in Islamic Banking and Finance.
  1. A Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a university or an institution accredited by the University of Bahrain, with a minimum GPA of 2.67 out of 4 (or its equivalent).
  2. Proficiency in English language. Must have a minimum score of 5.5 in IELTS or its equivalent.
  3. The final admission will be based on the merit list of the applicants.