Introduction

The Program of BSc in Business Management at Kingdom University facilitates to develop the insight to handle management and organizational issues in a complex global environment. This program prepares students to work in national, regional and international labor markets.

The program of B.Sc. in Finance and Banking at the Kingdom University provides students with conceptual frame work of existing and emerging finance and Banking principles and practices. This program prepares students to work in national, regional and international organizations, banks and financial institutions.

The program structure is built with important consideration to the balance between skills and knowledge, and between theory and practice. Basic courses in finance and banking are indispensable to create the first step in the career of Finance and Banking. More advanced courses in banking management, corporate finance, financial markets and risk management are implemented to enhance student’s skills and increase their ability to join the labor market and excel in the professional life.

The Finance and Banking program prepares students to be able to demonstrate a high level of leadership, teamwork and communication skills. This program gives importance to the social responsibility and community engagement and prepares the students to demonstrate knowledge and respect of the values of Bahraini and high level of social responsibility.

Program Aims

  • Make the students appreciate the inter linkages between Finance and Banking.
  • Provide the students with the in-depth knowledge of Finance and Banking.
  • Inculcate the quantitative and qualitative skills in analyzing the finance and banking decision situations.
  • Enhance the ability to apply advanced techniques and practical skills in the field of finance and banking.
  • Make the students appreciate the importance of ethics in finance and banking practice.
  • Provide opportunities to critically analyze the problems and issues in the management of bank and financial institution.
  • Lead them to understand the social responsibilities of a bank and financial institution management.
  • Develop the students’ motivation towards community service in enhancing the awareness in banking and financial matters.
  • Enable them to conduct research into business problems of Finance and Banking.
  • Develop teaching and life-long learning skills using ICT among students.
  • Develop students’ efficiency in teamwork, leadership and communication skills.

Program Learning Outcomes

 

A.Knowledge and Understanding Skills

 

  After Successful completion of the program requirements, student should be able to:

  • A1. Demonstrate the knowledge about the concepts and functions of Finance and Banking.
  • A2. Identify the relevant international standards in Finance and Banking.
  • A3. Appreciate the concept and process of Islamic banking.
  • A4. Express the components and process of developing the budget and financial plans and reports.

 

B. Subject-Specific Skills

 

  After Successful completion of the program requirements, student should be able to:

  • B1. Apply the finance and banking principles and techniques in real situations.
  • B2. Solve the finance and banking problems using quantitative and qualitative methods.
  • B3. Apply the finance software to analyze the Finance and Banking data.
  • B4. Prepare the banking and financial reports using the standard frameworks.

 

C. Thinking skills

 

   After Successful completion of the program requirements, student should be able to:

  • C1. Describe and discuss the financial issues in banking environment.
  • C2. Analyze and evaluate the financial data and information critically and draw the useful inferences for decision making
  • C3. Analyze the markets for banking and financial instruments and products.
  • C4. Identify the recent developments in Finance and Banking and review research articles.

 

D. General and Transferable Skills

 

   After Successful completion of the program requirements, student should be able to:

  • D1. Display ethical behavior and cultural sensitivity in analyzing the financial and banking data, in carrying out research in Finance and Banking and in preparation of reports.
  • D2. Participate in team/individual projects and play a lead role in the business research.
  • D3. Communicate in written reports and orally to peers and seniors on the research or on new developments.

Career Opportunities

The graduates of the program have elite and promising careers in governmental and private sectors on national, regional and international levels. The Graduate of the program can work as:

  • Financial Manager
  • Financial Consultant
  • Financial Planner
  • Portfolio Analyst
  • Financial Officer
  • Securities Agent, Investment Dealer, and Broker
  • Training Consultant/Professional.
  • Banker