Bahrain’s Talal Abu-Ghazaleh University College of Business (TAG-UCB) is the newest member of the Network of International Business Schools
Established in 2012, and accredited by the country’s Higher Education Council, the school is focused on developing business leaders who can compete and succeed in the knowledge-based global economy. It is the country’s only post-secondary institution focused specifically on business administration.
TAG-UCB is supported by the Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Organization (TAG-Org), the largest professional services firm in the Arab world. According to founder and chairman, Dr. Talal Abu-Ghazaleh, TAG-Org is committed to making TAG-UCB a leading undergraduate university college in the Arab region.
The school operates a campus in Bahrain’s capital city, Manama, and offers a Bachelor Degree of Business Administration, with concentrations in International Accounting, Logistics, Management, Human Resource Management, Marketing, E-Business and Entrepreneurship, and Banking and Finance.
With a student enrolment of 117, and a faculty composed of 10 full-time and seven part-time professors, TAG-UCB is relatively small by international standards. However, the school has ambitious plans, with plans to double student enrollment in the near term.
“We look forward to interacting with colleges of business from other countries,” explains Prof. Haitham Alshibly, Dean of the school. “We joined NIBS for the many opportunities it creates to communicate across cultures, work collaboratively, and cultivate better understanding.”
TAG-UCB has also announced plans to seek NIBS accreditation, and is looking to establish partnerships with other NIBS member institutions for both student and faculty exchange.