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Bahrain Institute of Banking and Finance
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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'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. 

A Vast Community of Successful Alumni

DePaul has more than 700 BIBF alumni and 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 15-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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Master of Science in Finance (MSF)

T​his program will prepare you with sought-after skills in financial decision-making and solutions development.

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