College of Business & Financial Sciences

Students choose a major from one of four tracks: Banking & Finance, International Business, Human Resource Management and Marketing.


Dean's Welcome Message


Welcome to the College of Business and Financial Sciences (CBFS) at the Royal University for Women. Thank you for choosing our college. CBFS is one of the leading business schools in the Kingdom of Bahrain. We are very excited about our school, which provides excellent business education and prepares our students for a successful career in industry, public services, or as entrepreneurs. As CBFS’s new dean, I am proud and honored to be part of this institution and I look forward to connecting with our students in the semester ahead. 

The women who are enrolled in our programs come from diverse backgrounds and places, and they will receive exciting educational opportunities at our college. We offer a diverse portfolio of undergraduate degree programs that prepare students for a successful career. Learning at CBFS promotes four core competencies and skills that students will need in the future of work: knowledge and understanding, subject specific skills, critical thinking skills, as well as general and transferable skills.

Our faculty members are dedicated professionals who excel in providing engaging educational experiences to inspire our student’s curiosity and stimulate their learning. At CBFS students receive the state-of-the-art knowledge and latest materials, as well as we grant them with opportunities to apply their new knowledge in real-world application. We have small class sizes, which gives our students the convenience to know the faculty and closely collaborate with them on their business and research projects.

CBFS aspires to become a regional center for entrepreneurial education and research concerned with women and gender in organizations from and about Bahrain and the region. We offer space and resources to assist with idea generation, product/ service development and new venture creation. Our students participate regularly in Injaz Young Entrepreneurs and Hope Fund Entrepreneurship competitions. During the last year, our team won first place for the category “Best Company of the Year 2021” and “Most Popular Team” for its idea of giving back to earth and agriculture, to achieve its vision of making the environment of the Kingdom of Bahrain greener. CBFS students have participated for many years in the Trade Quest Competition, which is organized annually by Bahrain Bourse. Throughout the past years, our students have always secured coveted places on the podium.

Our college’s strong industry linkages ensure rich learning experiences and provide further opportunities for experiential learning. CBFS has Memoranda of Understanding with banks, companies, ministries, NGO’s and international organizations of eminence that will help students find a quality internship opportunity and provide them with real-life experience on the job. We collaborate closely with other higher education institutions in the world. Among our partners, we count West Virginia University, USA, Bangor University, UK, Dar Al-Hekma University, KSA, and La Rochelle Business School, France. CBFS offers study abroad opportunities as well as international education trips that will expose our students to amazing international experiences and support their learning in a truly global context. 

The COVID-19 pandemic has not stopped our college to meet ambitious goals. During summer, we completed the placement of our marketing program application onto the Bahrain Qualification Framework. Moreover, in this academic year, we have introduced a new 36 credit hours Master of Business Administration (MBA) with a unique focus on Banking and Finance as well as Marketing and Entrepreneurship.

CBFS remains committed to its objective to further the cause of women’s empowerment and advancement through education. If you are interested in an excellent business education in a fine learning environment, you have found it. Welcome to all of you! Wishing you all a productive and a fulfilling academic year.

Warmest regards,


Dr. Bettina Lynda Bastian 

Dean, College of Business and Financial Sciences.