“Graduate Studies is a key component that will enhance the prestige and reputation of University of The Bahamas as a world class institution. The College of Graduate Studies [aims to] inculcate a culture of creativity and innovation, leading to the creation and dissemination of new knowledge through transdisciplinary research, consultancy, effective partnerships and hybrid graduate programmes. We will advocate excellence in all areas of scholarship with all stakeholders and make transformative discoveries that will impact the nation and the world”.

In recent years, the University of The Bahamas has been focused on the expansion of new and innovative graduate programmes through collaborations within and across disciplines. To this end, the following programmes have been developed and are available: MBA Accounting; MBA Entrepreneurship and Innovation; MBA Events Management; MBA Financial Decision Making; MBA Hospitality Management; MBA Leadership; MA/MSc (Research); MSc Reading with Inclusive Education; Graduate Certificate in Public Administration; Graduate Certificate in Reading with Inclusive Education; and Graduate Diploma in Public Administration. Recently added is the Master of Science in Counselling with two tracks: Mental Health Counselling and School Counselling

Our graduate degree programmes aim to achieve the following:

  • Develop a cadre of leaders and a specialised labour force equipped to assume senior management roles in the public and private sectors and across industries.
  • Develop entrepreneurs and innovators who are able to contribute to economic growth and development, both nationally and internationally;
  • Contributes to new knowledge through research and innovation;
  • Promote strategic thinking and strong analytical skills for problem solving and decision making;
  • Prepare students to meet the social, legal and ethical responsibilities of self, community and society at large;
  • Prepare students to meet the criteria for professional development and to pursue professional qualifications; and
  • Develop a cadre of human capital with knowledge and requisite skills to analyse conceptual and theoretical models, lead organisations and change, make sound financial decisions and interpret financial information that is applicable to local and international contexts.

This is an exciting time for University of The Bahamas as we move forward, embracing key elements of our mission, including national development, through the development of graduate programmes that are comprehensive in their ability to address national needs and services.

Dr. Vikneswaran Nair
Dean, Graduate Studies and Research
2ndFloor, East Wing, F.R. Wilson Graduate Centre, Oakes Field Campus
(242) 397-2602