Diploma in Business (Islamic Finance)

Faculty of Business and Logistics
Programme Title (Arabic) (الصيرفة الإسلامية ) الدبلوم في إدارة الأعمال
Acronym / Abbreviation* Dip Bus IslamicFin
Nature Specialisation
Programme Code BBS6014 Programme Duration 2 Year/Cycle Programme Level Level 6
Programme Credits 240 Award Category Diploma
Effective From 2022/2023 Sem 1
Owner School of Business
Professional Body
Professional Body Recognition Status Effective From Interim Date Professional Bodies Contact Person Evidence
Employability Skills Yes 04/01/2021        
Target Groups*
High School Graduates
Qualification Completion Requirements Criteria

Awarded where candidates have met all of the requirements below (240 credits) 

  • Successful completion of all courses listed in schedule A, including 45 credits of English courses.

  • 15 credits of National Requirements courses 

Programme Overview*

The Diploma in Business (Islamic Finance) is designed to equip the student with detailed knowledge of various business-related aspects with more focus on Islamic Finance knowledge and technical skills, and to prepare students to become competent in Islamic Finance in the future. The diploma programme is delivered in student-centered learning environment, in which students will be given group projects, problem-solving activities, case studies, and independent work-integrated learning which will include financial reporting, planning, decision-making, analysis, and controls. This program will focus on traditional business and specifically Islamic Finance coursework, such as gaining knowledge and skills related to various business aspects such as Finance, Economics, Management, Marketing, and English, but also provides in-depth knowledge and understanding of practical Islamic Finance concepts and knowledge, and financial data analysis for decision making and performance analysis. 

Entry and Selection*

General entry requirements such as secondary school achievements, English and Mathematics are described in the Student Admission Policy A/AB/010. Specific entry requirements for this qualification, beyond those described in the Student Admission Policy are as follows:

  • Academic

    • Applicants must demonstrate competence in English and in Mathematics. These requirements may be met by:

      • The successful completion of:

                               AP4203 English 2

                               AP4101 Mathematics 2 or similar


  • or passing English and Mathematics Selection Tests at the required level.


  • Applicants who do not meet all of the entry criteria above may be considered for special or provisional entry

Selection and Criteria and Process*

Where there are more applicants who meet the programme entry criteria than can be accepted, the following shall be used:

  • Selection Criteria:

Preference will be given to students who have successfully completed the Foundation programme at Bahrain Polytechnic and have clearly demonstrated an aptitude for Business and a commitment to their study.

Results from programme entry tests will be used to select students with the highest likelihood of successfully completing the degree programme.


  • Selection Process:

Applicants may be required to attend an interview.

Consideration of work experience and prior educational achievement may be used.

Major Selection Criteria*


Accreditation / External Approval Requirements*

None specific to this qualification

Attendance Requirements*

Attendance requirements are described in the policy Student Attendance A/AB/006.

Qualification Overview*

The qualification encompasses the initial two years full-time academic study in Business (Islamic Finance) discipline at NQF levels 6 and 7 with specialized courses in Islamic Finance. The intention is to build up core knowledge in a range of areas including marketing, accounting, finance, quantitative techniques, economics and management, to develop general academic capacity, introduce sociological and ethical issues in business.

The qualification also includes three English language courses and three national requirements courses. 


Qualification Aim*

The overall aim of the Diploma in Business (Islamic Finance) is to provide the students with detailed knowledge and advanced skills in the field of Islamic Finance.  

Graduate Pathways and Destination*

Pathways Diagram

Postgraduate Study




                                       

Bachelor of Business

(Years 3 and 4)





Islamic Finance






Secondary school graduates

Foundation Programme


















Employment Opportunities: This programme prepares students for the following careers and/or employment opportunities (but not limited to):

  • Bank Teller 

  • Customer relationship representatives

  • Business ownership

  • Business assistant 

Other Information*


Empolyability Skills Generic Definition:


Communicate in ways that contribute to productive and harmonious relationships across employees and customers.

Team work

Work effectively independently and in collaboration with others.

Problem solving

Think critically and respond appropriately to changing needs within a growing and diversifying economy.

Initiative and enterprise

Apply resourcefulness, innovation and strategic thinking to a range of workplace situations.

Planning and organisation

Plan and manage their working lives.

Self management

Demonstrate self discipline and adaptability, and be able to plan and achieve personal and professional goals.


Understand the need for and engage with continuous learning throughout the lifespan.


Utilize information technology effectively and ethically in their personal and professional lives.


Programme Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this programme the learner will be able to :

Demonstrate a detailed knowledge of core business concepts and a broad understanding of Islamic Finance business environment
Evaluate business perspectives and adapt strategies to deal with varied (defined and some undefined) business contexts within Islamic Finance institutions.
Practice as a professional using 21st century skills

Semester Schedules

Year 1 / Semester 1

Course Code Title
BU6005 Introduction to Accounting
EL5001 Introduction to English Communication
BU6004 Introduction to Management
BU6006 Quantitative Business Methods

Year 1 / Semester 2

Course Code Title
EL5002 English Communication for Research, Reading and Writing in the Disciplines
BU6007 Introduction to Economics
BU6009 Introduction to Finance
NR National Requirements
Course Code Title
NR-Arabic National Requirements- Arabic

Year 2 / Semester 1

Course Code Title
EL6003 English Skills A
BU6001 Introduction to Marketing
BU7303 Islamic Finance 1
BU6012 Project Management

Year 2 / Semester 2

Course Code Title
BU7309 Accounting Standards for Islamic Financial Institutions
BU7099 Internship
BU7307 Islamic Economics for Bankers
BU7308 Risk analysis for Islamic Banks