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College of Business Administration

College of Business Administration

At the College of Business Administration, our mission is to empower the local and regional labour market with graduates who are well-prepared to take on active and successful roles in their field. Our programs are designed to align with the Bahrain Economic vision 2030, and we are constantly striving to enhance our students’ knowledge and skills through our commitment to teaching, learning, research, and community activities.

Our programs are aimed at equipping graduates with a strong foundation of theoretical knowledge, along with practical skills that are highly sought-after in the industry. Our emphasis on teamwork, business ethics, and community engagement ensures that our graduates are well-rounded and prepared to make meaningful contributions to society. We take pride in our excellence in teaching, and our commitment to providing students with a supportive and engaging learning environment that fosters growth, creativity, and innovation.

The College of Business Administration composed of two departments:

  • Department of Business Management
  • Department of Finance and Accounting

The Department of Finance and Accounting offers three programs:

  • MSc in Digital Finance and Financial Technology (Fintech)
  • Bachelors of Science (B.Sc) in Finance and Accounting
  • Bachelors of Science (B.Sc) in Finance and Banking

The Department of Business Management offers one program:

  • Bachelors of Science (B.Sc) in Business Management
Dr. Abdulrahman Ahmed Meero

Dean Message

Welcome to the College of Business Administration.

The College of Business Administration is proud of its nationally and globally accredited programs. Since its inception in 2001, the College of Business Administration has strived to be a recognized business school on a national and regional scale via innovative programs, contributions to scientific research, and community engagement. The College of Business Administration prepares graduates for successful careers in national and regional labor markets by providing students with quality education that focuses on the development of contemporary knowledge and skills, ethical principles, and professional development to enable them to succeed.

To keep up with the fast changes in the world of finance and business, the College is continually developing its academic programs and updating its study plans. The college is also eager to employ cutting-edge scientific and practical approaches that integrate theoretical and practical knowledge to enable students to acquire labor-market-required skills. Individuals with recognized scientific skills are constantly attracted to join as active members of the college’s academic and administrative work teams. In addition, the College maintains its aim of attaining prestigious international accreditations (ACCA, CMI, AACSB, etc.).

Dean of College of Business Administration
Dr. Abdelrhman Ahmed Meero

College Vision & Mission

College Vision

The College aspires to be a leading business school in Bahrain, known for its academic programs, scientific research, and community engagement activities.

College Mission

The College of Business Administration provides business education through quality teaching, relevant research, and community engagement activities to qualify graduates to succeed in the society, national, and regional labor markets.

College Academic Programs

B.Sc. in Business Management

The Program of Bachelor of Science 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 Business Management program trains students to be able to demonstrate a high degree of practical skills, problem solving skills, leadership, teamwork and communication skills. This program gives special attention to the social responsibility and community engagement that lead students to demonstrate knowledge and respect to the values and culture of Bahraini society and high level of respecting social responsibility and gives knowledge to change and to explore how business organizations of all sizes start, run and succeed through teaching our students the entrepreneurship principles.

Credits

129 Hours

Duration

4 Years

Language

English

Delivery Mode

On Campus

Attendance Mode

Full Time
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B.Sc. in Finance & Accounting

The program of Bachelor of Science in Finance and Accounting at the Kingdom University provides students with conceptual frame work of existing and emerging finance and accounting principles and practices. This program prepares students to work in national, regional and international business organizations.

The Finance and Accounting 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 and culture of Bahraini society and high level of social responsibility.

Credits

129 Hours

Duration

4 Years

Language

English

Delivery Mode

On Campus

Attendance Mode

Full Time
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B.Sc. in Finance & Banking

The program of Bachelor of Science in Finance and Banking at the Kingdom University provides students with a conceptual framework 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 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.

Credits

129 Hours

Duration

4 Years

Language

English

Delivery Mode

On Campus

Attendance Mode

Full Time
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MSc in Digital Finance and Financial Technology (Fintech)

The world economy is rapidly changing, and the financial sector is no exception. Artificial intelligence, cloud computing, the internet of things, blockchain, and other new technologies are disrupting the traditional ways of doing things. As a result, there is a growing demand for professionals with the skills and knowledge to apply these technologies to finance.

Our MSc in Digital Finance and Financial Technology (Fintech) is designed to give you the skills and knowledge you need to succeed in this rapidly changing field. We will teach you how to use cutting-edge technologies to solve real-world financial problems. You will also develop the critical thinking and problem-solving skills that are essential for success in this field.

Credits

30 Hours

Duration

1.5 Years

Language

English

Delivery Mode

On Campus

Attendance Mode

Full Time
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Faculty Staff

Dr. Abdulrahman Ahmed Meero
Dean

Dr. Abdelrhman Ahmad Meero

Associate Professor

Education:

  • PhD. Management Sciences/ Finance and Banking 2007. University of Montesquieu Bordeaux– France.
  • MSc. in Management Sciences/ Finance and Banking 2002, University of Montesquieu Bordeaux IV –France.
  • Higher Institute of Applied Sciences and Technology Syria, Engineering in Business Administration, 1995.

 

Professional Background:

  • 2020 – Present: Dean of Business Administration College, Kingdom University, Bahrain.
  • 2022: Certified Business Intelligence & Data Analyst (BIDA), Corporate Finance Institute, Canada.
  • 2022: Certified Financial Modeling & Valuation Analyst (FMVA), Corporate Finance Institute, Canada.
  • 2022: Certified Artificial Intelligence: Implications for Business Strategy, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT Sloan School of Management.
  • 2022: Chartered Manger certified from CMI institute (UK).
  • 2020: Certified FinTech Expert (CFTE), George Town University.
  • 2020: Certified Senior Fellowship Advanced HEA UK.
  • 2019: Certified Fellowship in Higher Education Academy UK.
  • 2015 – 2018: Vice President for Administrative Affairs, Kingdom University, Bahrain.
  • 2013 – 2018: Dean of Business College Kingdom University, Bahrain.
  • 2013: Certified Corporate Training, Canadian Training Center of Human Development, Cairo, Egypt.
  • 2012 – 2013: Vice Rector of the Higher Institute of Business Administration (HIBA), Syria.
  •  2012 – 2013: President of the Scientific Board of HIBA, Higher Institute of Business Administration (HIBA), Syria.
  • 2012 – 2013: Member of the research committee of the Ministry of the Higher Education Syria.
  • 2012 – 2013: Member of research committee of the Ministry of the Higher Education Syria.
  • 2012 – 2013: Financial and investment expert member at the Board of Directors of Syrian Telecommunication, (Governmental society responsible of telecommunication sector management in Syria (Mobile, landline and Broadband).
  • 2009 – 2013: Consultant and Financial expert in the International Trade Chamber ITC (Damascus)
  • 2009 – 2013: Consultant and Trainer at BRIDGE-Syria/ Egypt.
  • 2008 – 2013: Member of Board of Directors of HIBA, Higher Institute of Business Administration (HIBA), Syria.
  • 2007 – 2012: Head of Banking and Finance Department, Higher Institute of Business Administration (HIBA), Syria.

 

Areas of Research Interest:

  • Corporate governance and corporate performance.
  • Islamic Finance and Banking
  • Entrepreneurship and innovation.
  • Fintech application in Business
  • AI application in Business
  • International trade and investment

Research and Publications

Dr. Abdul Aziz Ahmad Abdul Rahman
Chairperson of Finance & Accounting Department

Dr. Abdul Aziz Ahmad Abdul Rahman

Associate Professor

Education:

  • PhD. in Economics, Accounting, Damascus University, Syria, 2009.
  • MSc. in Economics, Accounting, Damascus University, Syria, 2005.
  • Diploma in Economics, Accounting, Aleppo University, Syria, 1995.
  • BSc. in Economics, Accounting, Aleppo University, Syria, 1994.

 

Professional Background:

  • 2016 – Present: Assistant Professor, College of Business Administration, Kingdom University, Kingdom of Bahrain.
  • 2016: Assistant Professor, College of Administrative and Financial Sciences, Philadelphia University, Jordan.
  • 2010 – 2013: Assistant Professor, College of Administrative and Financial Sciences, Alwataniya University, Syria.
  • 2012 – 2013: Assistant Professor, Faculty of Economics, Al Baath University, Syria – Part Time.
  • 2010 – 2012: Assistant Professor, Faculty of Management & Economics, Al Wadi University, Syria – Part Time.
  • 2010 – 2010: Assistant Professor, Faculty of Administrative & Financial Sciences, Al Mammon University, Syria – Part Time.

 

Areas of Research Interest:

  • Management Accounting
  • Financial Analysis
  • Business Performance Analysis
  • Business Network
  • FinTech

Research and Publications

Dr. Venus Bunagan
Chairperson of Business Management Department

Dr. Venus Bunagan

Assistant Professor

Educational Background:

  • PhD. in Business Management, Economics and Political Science, University of Saint Louis, Republic of the Philippines, March 2006.
  • MSc. in Business Administration, MBA, University of Sant Louis-Republic of the Philippines, March 2002
  • MSc. in Public Administration, University of Sant Louis-Republic of the Philippines, March 1985.
  • BSc. of Arts, Economics, Political Science, University of Saint Louis- Republic of the Philippines, March 1981.

 

Professional Background:

  • 2018 – Present: Full-Time Course Instructor, Chairperson, Kingdom University.
  • 2017 – 2018: Part-Time Lecturer, Global Institute of Management Science.
  • 2017 -2018: Volunteer-Lecturer, Filipino Institute.
  •  2010 – 2012: Associate Dean, AMA International University.
  • 2000 – 2005: Business Management Program Coordinator.

 

Areas of Research Interest:

  • Economics
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Business Management
  • Ethics
  • Other related business management fields

Research and Publications

Prof. Iqbal Thonse Hawalder
Director of Accreditation & Quality Assurance Center

Prof. Iqbal Thonse Hawaldar

Professor

Education:

  • PhD. in Finance, Mangalore University, India, 2006.
  • MSc. of Business Administration with Finance Specialization, Sikkim Manipal University, India, 2010.
  • MSc. of Commerce with Accounting & Finance Specialization, Mangalore University, 1996.
  • BSc. of Commerce, Mangalore University, 1994.

Professional Background:

  • 2017 – Present: College of Business Administration, Kingdom University, Bahrain, Professor.
  • 2011 – 2017: College of Business Administration, Kingdom University, Bahrain, Associate Professor.
  • 2009 – 2011: College of Business Administration, Kingdom University, Bahrain, Assistant Professor.
  • 2006 – 2009: Post-Graduate Department of Business Administration (MBA), P.A. College of Engineering, Mangalore, India, Professor of Finance.
  • 1999 – 2006: D.M. College of Business Management, Mangalore, India, Assistant Professor.
  • 1996 – 1999: Bhuvanendra College, Karkala, India, Lecturer.

 

Areas of Research Interest:

  • Financial market
  • FinTech
  • Current trends in management and marketing

Research and Publications

Prof. Saad Znad Darwish
Director of Entrepreneurship Center / Acting Head of Community Engagement and Continuing Education Unit

Prof. Saad Znad Darwish

Professor

Education:

  • PhD. in Business Administration, Risk Management – Westminster University Previously Polytechnic of Central London in Collaboration with Surrey University (CNAA) – United Kingdom (1987).
  • MSc. in Insurance Management, University of Baghdad – (1977).
  • BSc. in Business Administration: Al-Hikmah American University – Baghdad (1971-1972).

Professional Background:

  • 2018 – Present: Prof of Business Administration at Kingdom University Bahrain.
  • 2015 – 2018: President’s Advisor for Special Projects – Applied Science University, Kingdom of Bahrain.
  • 2013 – 2015: Vice President for Admin & Finance & Community Engagement – Applied Science University.
  • 2007 – 2013: Vice President for Academic Affairs – Delmon University, Kingdom of Bahrain.
  • 2004 – 2007: Dean, College of Economics and Administrative Sciences – Delmon University for Science and Technology, Kingdom of Bahrain.
  • 2003 – 2004: Head, Faculty of Business Administration – Al Zaitooneh University, Jordan.
  • 2000 – 2003: Vice President, Saddam University, Currently Al Nahreen University, Iraq.
  • 1979 – 2000: Dean, Ministry of Higher Education, Iraq.
  • 1977 – 1978: Assistant Dean, Administration Institute, Baghdad, Karkh.

 

Areas of Research Interest:

  • Risk Management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Climate Change
  • Business Ethics

Research and Publications

Dr. Nishad Navaz
Business Management

Dr. Nishad Navaz

Associate Professor

Education:

  • PhD. in Management, Sri Krishnadevaraya University, India 2010.
  • MSc. in Allahabad Agricultural Institute Deemed University, India, 2005.
  • MSc. in Human Resource Management (MHRM), Sri Venkateswara University, India, 2001.
  • Post Graduate Diploma in International Airlines Management (PGDIAM), All India Institute of Management Studies, India, 2007.
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Applications (PGDCA), Annamalai University, India, 2008.

Professional Background:

  • 2013 – Present: College of Business Administration, Kingdom University, Bahrain.
  • 2011 – 2013: Professor, Department of MBA & Research Center, East West Institute of Technology, Bangalore, Visvesvaraya Technological University, India.
  • 2008 – 2010: Assistant Professor, Administrative Management College, Bangalore University, Bangalore, India.
  • 2004 – 2007: Lecturer & Computer Programmer, School of Management & School of Education Karnataka State Women University, India.

 

Areas of Research Interest:

  • Artificial intelligence
  • IoT
  • Big data
  • Human Resources Information System
  • Human Resources Management System
  • Management Information System
  • Enterprise Resources Planning
  • Data Analytics
  • Information System
  • Human Resources Management and Knowledge Management

Research and Publications

Dr. Joji Abey
Finance & Accounting

Dr. Joji Abey

Assistant Professor

Education:

  • PhD. in Commerce, Karpagam University, India.2015.
  • MSc. in Finance and Control, Bharathiyar University, India.2002.
  • BSc. in Commerce in Computer Application, Kerala University, India.1997.

Professional Background:

  • 2015 – Present: Assistant Professor, College of Business Administration, Kingdom University, Kingdom of Bahrain.
  • 2015 – 2015: Assistant Professor, College of Administrative and Financial Sciences, AMA International University, Kingdom of Bahrain.
  • 2007 – 2015: Lecturer, College of Administrative and Financial Sciences, AMA International University, Kingdom of Bahrain.
  • 2002 – 2005: Lecturer, Department of Commerce, St. Cyril’s College, Adour, Kerala, India.

 

Areas of Research Interest:

  • Finance
  • Accounting
  • Insurance

Research and Publications

Dr. Naji Mansour Naji
Finance & Accounting

Dr. Naji Mansour Nomran

Assistant Professor

Education:

  • PhD. in Islamic Banking and Finance – (2015-2019).
  • MSc. Science in Finance – (2012-2014).
  • BSc. in Finance and Banking – (2002-2005).

Professional Background:

  • 2022 – Present: Assistant Professor, Kingdom University, Bahrain.
  • 2020 – 2021: Assistant Professor (Banking and Finance), Department of Banking & Finance, Faculty of Administrative & Financial Sciences, University of Saba Region, Marib, Yemen.
  • 2007 – 2010: Lecturer (Banking and Finance), Continuing Education Center, Thamar University, Yemen.
  • 2005 – 2010: Lecturer (Banking and Finance), Department of Finance and Banking Sciences, Faculty of Administrative Sciences, Thamar University, Yemen.

 

Areas of Research Interest:

  • Banking and finance
  • Islamic banking & finance
  • Risk management
  • Financial performance
  • Corporate Governance practices in IFIs
  • Financial crises
  • Contemporary issues in banking & finance such as: Crowd-funding, Green finance, Sustainability development, Credit rating agencies, Crypto-currencies, Blockchain, and FinTech

Research and Publications

Dr. Habeeb Ur Rahiman
Coordinator of Staff Develpment Unit

Dr. Habeeb Ur Rahiman

Assistant Professor

Education:

  • PhD. in Management, Visvesvaraya Technological University, Karnataka-India.
  • MSc. in Finance, Visvesvaraya Technological University, Karnataka-India-2012.
  • BSc. in Commerce, Mangalore, University -2008.

Professional Background:

  • 2017 – Presence: Lecturer, Department of Business Administration, Kingdom University.
  • 2013 – 2017: Asst. Professor, Department of Business Administration P.A. College of Engineering, Mangalore-India.
  • 2012 – 2013: Lecturer, Bearys First Grade College, Kundapura- India.
  • 2008 – 2010: Associate Supervisor-Accounts and Finance, Larsen and Toubro Ltd. (L/T), Mysore-India.

 

Areas of Research Interest:

  • Transactional analysis
  • Supply chain
  • Behavioral Science
  • Human Resources management
  • Fintech
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Sustainability

Research and Publications

Dr. Zakir Hossen Shaikh
Finance & Accounting

Dr. Zakir Hossen Shaikh

Assistant Professor

Education:

  • PhD. in Accounting and Finance, S’OA’ University, India, 2018.
  • MSc. in Master of Finance & Control, Utkal University, India, 2012.
  • MBA in Finance and HR, Utkal University, India, 2009.
  • MSc. in accounting and taxation, Utkal University, India, 2001.
  • BSc. in Law, Utkal University, India, 1998.
  • BSc. in Accounting and Management, Utkal University, India, 1992.

Professional Background:

  • 2023 – Presence: Assistant Professor, Finance and Accounting Department, Kingdom University, Bahrain.
  • 2022 – 2023: Assistant Professor, School of Business, Bahrain Polytechnic, Bahrain.
  • 2015 – 2022: Faculty Commercial Studies Division, Bahrain Training Institute, Ministry of Education, Bahrain, Bahrain.
  • 2010 – 2015: Assistant Professor, Department of Management Studies, Barabati Institute of Management Studies, Biju Patnaik University. India.
  • 2007 – 2010: Assistant Professor, Department of Management Studies, Arya School of Management & Information Technology, Utkal University, India.

 

Areas of Research Interest:

  • Cost Accounting.
  • Management Accounting.
  • Accounting for Managers.
  • Accounting Procedures and Controls.
  • Financial Accounting.
  • Financial Management.
  • Introduction to Accounting.
  • Introduction to Finance.

Research and Publications

Dr. Manolo Logrono Anto
Business Management

Dr. Manolo Logrono Anto

Assistant Professor

Education:

  • PhD. in Business Management, University of St. La Salle, Bacolod City, Philippines, 2006.
  • MSc. in Business Administration, University of Negros Occidental-Recoletos, Bacolod City, Philippines, 1997.
  • BSc. in Commerce, La Consolacion College, Bacolod City, Philippines, 1988.                                                                             

Professional Background:

  • 2023 – Presence: Assistant Professor, Business Management, Kingdom University, Bahrain.
  • 2014 – 2023: Associate Professor, University of Technology Bahrain, Bahrain.
  • 2006 – 2014: Assistant Professor, AMA International University, Bahrain.

 

Areas of Research Interest:

 

Research and Publications

Ms. Sheila Macalino Sison
Head of Strategic Planning and Governance Unit

Ms. Sheila Macalino Sison

Lecturer

Education:

  • MSc. in Business Administration, University of St. Louis Tuguegarao, Republic of the Philippines, March 2001.
  • BSc. major in Management, St. Louis College of Tuguegarao, Republic of the Philippines, March 1998.

 

Professional Background:

  • 2018 – Present: Head-Strategic Planning and Governance Unit, President Office, Kingdom University, Bahrain.
  • 2009 – Present: Full-time Academic Staff, Lecturer-College of Business Administration, Kingdom University, Bahrain.
  • 2013 – 2018: Coordinator—Accreditation and Quality Assurance Office, Kingdom University, Bahrain.
  • 2014 – 2017: Course Coordinator (Management, Mathematics, Decision Sciences, Economics and Business Law Courses), College of Business Administration, Kingdom University, Bahrain.
  • 2007-2009: Full-time Academic Staff, Lecturer-College of Administrative and Financial Sciences, AMA International University, Bahrain.
  • 2008-2009: Subject/Course Coordinator (Mathematics of Investment), College of Administrative and Financial Sciences, AMA International University, Bahrain.
  • 2005-2006: Academic Department Head of Commerce Department, College of Accountancy and Commerce, University of St. Louis Tuguegarao, Republic of the Philippines.
  • 1998-2006: Full-time College/University Senior Instructor, College of Accountancy and Commerce, University of St. Louis Tuguegarao, Republic of the Philippines.

 

Areas of Research Interest

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Strategic Management
  • Corporate Governance
  • Risk Management
  • Quality Assurance and Enhancement

Research and Publications

Dr. Dunya Abdulkhaleq Abdo
English Language and Linguistics

Dr. Dunya Abdulkhaleq Abdo

Assistant Professor

Education

  • PhD in English Language and Linguistics/Applied Linguistics in 2004, University of Baghdad, College of Arts.
  • M.Sc. in English Language and Linguistics/ Applied Linguistics in 1998, University of Baghdad, College of Arts.
  • B.Sc. in English Language and Literature in 1994, University of Baghdad, College of Arts.

 

Professional Background

  • 2019 – Present: English Assistant Professor, Kingdom University, Bahrain.
  • 2013 – 2015: Part Time Assistant Professor, Arab Open University, Bahrain.
  • 2006 – 2013: English Assistant Professor, Gulf University, Bahrain.
  • 1997 – 2004: Director of the English Language Development Center, English Assistant Professor, English Department, College of Arts, University of Baghdad, Iraq.

 

Areas of Research Interest

  • Discourse Analysis
  • Applied Linguistics
  • Stylistics

Research and Publications

Dr. Zinah Abdulkhaleq Abdo
English Language and Linguistics

Dr. Zinah Abdulkhaleq Abdo

Assistant Professor

Education:

  • Ph.D. in English Language and Linguistics, Applied Linguistics in 2008, University of Baghdad, College of Arts.
  • M.Sc. in English Language and Linguistics, Applied Linguistics in 2005, University of Baghdad, College of Arts.
  • B.Sc. in English Language and Literature in 2002, University of Baghdad, College of Arts.

Professional Background:

  • 2019 – Present: English Assistant Professor, Kingdom University, Bahrain.
  • 2013 – 2015: Part Time Assistant Professor, Arab Open University, Bahrain
  • 2006 – 2013: English Assistant Professor, Gulf University, Bahrain.
  • 2004 – 2006: Assistant Professor, English Department, College of Arts, University of Baghdad, Iraq.

 

Areas of Research Interest:

  • Discourse Analysis
  • Applied Linguistics
  • Stylistics

Research and Publications

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