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Bahrain Institute of Banking and Finance

DePaul University and the BIBF have partnered since 2001 to offer DePaul's part-time MBA program and other  graduate business master's degrees in Bahrain. The MBA program is the first resident accredited MBA program for Bahrain and the Middle East, and the first MBA program taught solely by U.S. faculty in the entire Gulf region.

A Premier Academic Reputation

DePaul is located in Chicago, a  global business center and the third largest city in the United States. It is one of the largest private, not-for-profit universities in the nation. DePaul's business college is among only five percent of programs worldwide accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate  Schools of Business-International, and DePaul's part-time MBA  is recognized in U.S. News & World Report's “Best Graduate Schools” 2020. 

DePaul business faculty members come from distinguished academic, professional and research background​s, and most are active in their fields, providing real-world experience that translates into practical application.

A Vast Community of Successful Alumni

DePaul has more than 189,000 alumni working in virtually every field, all over the world.

Unique Program Offerings

All programs are taught in Bahrain by Chicago-based DePaul faculty members and practitioners.


Master of Business Administration (MBA)

The DePaul MBA is an 18-course program where you'll learn to blend theory and practice to advance in your desired field and bring value to your organization.

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Master of Science in Human Resources (MSHR)

This 12-course program will prepare you for many career paths in the field of human resources, including HR director, recruiter, 
compensation consultant,
HR analyst and labor relations professional.

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Masters of Science in Finance (MSF)

A DePaul MS in Finance at BIBF is currently in development. In this 12-course program, you will learn to create strategic financial objectives, improve investment decisions, manage corporate risk and seize new business opportunities.