The Kellstadt Graduate School of Business and its educational partner Bahrain Institute of Banking and Finance (BIBF) welcomed 26 students to its Masters of Science in Finance program in Manama, Bahrain, this fall. 

The students represent the fifth cohort to enroll in the MS in Finance program, which follows the same curriculum as the one taught at DePaul’s business school in Chicago, but with an emphasis on international and Middle Eastern finance matters. Courses are taught by a series of DePaul business faculty, who travel to Manama to lead 10-week classes at BIBF’s educational facility. 

“Students in Chicago as well as Bahrain benefit from our professors teaching in this program because it provides faculty with first-hand exposure to business and finance in an important region of the world economy--knowledge they incorporate into their international business lectures back in Chicago,” says Dan Heiser, associate dean for international programs, who led an orientation session for the new class.

Students complete the degree in about 15 months while maintaining their positions in leading financial banking institutions in the Middle East. The MS in Finance program has produced 112 graduates.

DePaul also offers MBA and MS in Human Resources degrees with BIBF, with 35 students currently enrolled in these degree programs. The DePaul-BIBF partnership has offered graduate business education programs in Manama since 2000.