College of Administrative and Financial Sciences

College of Administrative and Financial Sciences

College of Administrative and Financial Sciences

​Introduction

Finance is a rather recent specialization in field of business administration at large. But the importance of financial jobs in most organizations, financial markets and economy in general, has brought finance as a specialization to be included in many colleges of administration. At the same time, the complexity of the relations among the banking sector, financial markets and insurance companies, has highlighted the need for graduates who can handle these complexities, in order to secure investments in the best way possible.

Program content

The BA in Business Administration (Finance) focuses on graduating students who can understand and operate in an environment which is governed by the complexities of relations among various financial institutions. The academic plan of the program covers administrative skills as well as different dimensions of financial quantitative methods and instruments. The study plan covers all the dimensions of financial resources and investment, which leads to high returns for investors and appropriators, and hence to the overall economy of KSA. The academic plan covers the knowledge domains and the skills needed for graduates to understand the financial systems and activities of financial markets and banks. Consequently, the program produces an all rounded graduate capable of taking the best financial and investment decision in a given situation. In addition to academic competencies, the academic plan caters for practical skills through training in case studies incorporated with most courses, employing a variety of teaching and evaluation strategies. The program has 127 credit hours distributed over university and college requirements, core courses and electives.

Program Information

Number of academic courses: 42 Number of academic years: 4
Study language: English Number of semesters: 12
Mode of study: click here    Total number of credit hours: 130

Conditions for admission to the program

To view the general admission criteria and registration steps, please visit the admission portal (click here).

Program objectives

The BA in Business Administration (Finance) aims at preparing a specialized workforce and developing the skills and competencies needed for meeting the requirements of the job market in both public and private sectors.

Take decisions about financial matters (e.g. financing and/or investing in projects and business ventures), which consolidates the value and position of the employer's organization.

Plan and predict financial short-term and long-term needs.

Evaluate investment projects through measuring risks and returns which are essential for investment decisions.

Analyze and evaluate financial records for financial organizations.

Utilize up-to-date methods in evaluating financial matters.

Understand market trends.

Draw and execute financial plans.

Manage financial portfolios and evaluate their returns.

Justification for offering BA in Business Administration

The following reasons and needs justify offering the program:

A. The importance of administrative jobs in any organization.

B. The continuous demands of the job market for administrative jobs.

C. The Kingdom's need for national administrative workforce.

D. The large number of applicants to specialize business administration.

Employment opportunities

The BA in Business Administration (Finance) prepares graduates to work in a wide variety of jobs in both public and private sectors.

Financial director

Financial researcher

Financial consultant

Financial analyst

Financial mediator (financial agencies)

Summary of Program Requirements

Contact Hours Credit Hours Requirement
51 34 University Requirement
85.5 57 College Requirement
45 30 Department Requirement
13.5 9 Concentration Requirement
195 130 Total Requirements for Graduation

University Requirements
Course Code ​ Course Name​ Credit Hours Prerequisites
ENG001​ English Language Skills 16
CS001 Computer Essentials 3
MATH001 Fundamentals of Math 3
COMM001 Communication Skills 2
CI001 Academic Skills 2
ISLAM101 Introduction to Islamic Culture 2
ISLAM102 Professional Conduct & Ethics in Islam 2
ISLAM103 Islamic Economic System​ 2 ISLAM101
ISLAM104 Social System and Human Rights 2 ISLAM102
Total 34
College Requirements
Course Code ​ Course Name​ Credit Hours Prerequisites
ACCT101 Principles of Accounting 3 Passing the First Year
MGT101 Principles of Management 3 Passing the First Year
STAT101 Statistics 3 Passing the First Year
ECON101 Microeconomics 3 Passing the First Year
LAW101 Legal Environment of Business 3 Passing the First Year
ECOM101 E-Commerce 3
MGT201 Marketing Management 3 MGT101
FIN101 Principles of Finance 3 ACCT101
MGT211 Human Resources Management 3 MGT101
STAT201 Quantitative Methods 3 STAT101
ECON201 Macroeconomics 3
MIS201 Management of Information Systems 3 MGT101
MGT301 Organizational Behavior 3 MGT211
ACCT301 Cost Accounting 3 ACCT101
MGT 311 Introduction to Operations Management 3 MGT101+STAT101
MGT321 Introduction to International Business 3
ECOM201 Introduction to E-management 3 MGT101
MGT322 Logistics Management 3 MGT101
MGT401 Strategic Management 3 MGT201 + FIN101
Total 57
Finance Department Requirements
Course Code ​ Course Name​ Credit Hours Prerequisites
FIN201 Corporate Finance 3 FIN101
FIN403 Investments 3 FIN101
FIN402 Financial Institutions and Markets 3 FIN101
FIN405 Financial Derivatives 3 FIN402
FIN301 Risk Management 3 FIN101
FIN406 International Finance 3 FIN402
FIN401 Banks Management 3 FIN101
FIN408 Internship 6 Complete 90 Credit Hours
FIN424 Portfolio Management 3 FIN403
Total 30
Concentration Requirement (Only one concentration must be chosen)
Finance Concentration
Course Code ​ Course Name​ Credit Hours Prerequisites
FIN416 Islamic Finance 3 FIN201
FIN414 Real Estate Finance 3 FIN201
FIN421 Small Business Financing 3 Small Business Financing
Total 9
E-commerce Concentration
Course Code ​ Course Name​ Credit Hours Prerequisites
ECOM301 E-Marketing 3 MGT201
ECOM421 E-Business Strategies and Business Models 3 MGT401
IT404 Web Design 3
Total 9
Accounting Concentration
Course Code ​ Course Name​ Credit Hours Prerequisites
ACCT201 Financial Accounting 3 ACCT101
ACCT422 Tax & Zakat Accounting 3 ACCT201
ACCT402 Introduction To Accounting Information Systems 3 ACCT101+MIS201
Total 9
Administration Concentration
Course Code ​ Course Name​ Credit Hours Prerequisites
MGT312 Decision Making and Problem Solving 3 MGT101
MGT402 Entrepreneurship and Small Business 3 MGT101
MGT323 Project Management 3 MGT311
Total 9
First Year Semester 1
Course Code ​ Course Name​ Credit Hours Prerequisites
ENG001 English Language Skills 8
CS001 Computer Essentials 3
CI001 Academic Skills 2
Total 13
First Year Semester 2
Course Code ​ Course Name​ Credit Hours Prerequisites
ENG001 English Language Skills 4
MATH001 Fundamentals of Math 3
COMM001 Communication Skills 2
Total 9
First Year Semester 3
Course Code ​ Course Name​ Credit Hours Prerequisites
ENG001 English Language Skills 4
Total 4
Second Year4 Semester
Course Code ​ Course Name​ Credit Hours Prerequisites
MGT101 Principles of Management 3 Passing the first year
ACCT101 Principles of Accounting 3 Passing the first year
STAT101 Statistics 3 Passing the first year
ISLAM101 Introduction to Islamic Culture 2 Passing the first year
Total 11
Second Year5 Semster
Course Code ​ Course Name​ Credit Hours Prerequisites
ECON101 Microeconomics 3 Passing the first year
ECOM101 E-Commerce 3
MGT201 Marketing Management 3 MGT101
LAW101 Legal Environment of Business 3 Passing the first year
Total 18
Second Year6 Semster
Course Code ​ Course Name​ Credit Hours Prerequisites
FIN101 Principles of Finance 3 ACCT101
MGT211 H.R. Management 3 MGT101
STAT201 Quantitative Methods 3 STAT101
ISLAM102 Professional Conduct & Ethics in Islam 2
Total 11
Third year7 Semster
Course Code ​ Course Name​ Credit Hours Prerequisites
ECON201 Macroeconomics 3
MIS201 Management of Information Systems 3 MGT101
MGT301 Organizational Behaviour 3 MGT211
FIN201 Corporate Finance 3 FIN101
Total 12
Third year8 Semester
Course Code ​ Course Name​ Credit Hours Prerequisites
ACCT301 Cost Accounting 3 ACCT101
MGT311 Intro to Operations Management 3 MGT101 + STAT101
MGT321 Intro to International Business 3
ISLAM103 Islamic Economic System​ 2 ISLM101
Total 11
Third year9 Semester
Course Code ​ Course Name​ Credit Hours Prerequisites
ECOM201 Introduction to E-Management 3 MGT101
MGT322 Logistics Management 3 MGT101
FIN301 Risk Management 3 FIN101
FIN401 Banks Management 3 FIN201
Total 12
Forth Year10 Semester
Course Code ​ Course Name​ Credit Hours Prerequisites
MGT401 Strategic Management 3 MGT201+FIN101
FIN403 Investments 3 FIN101
FIN406 International Finance 3 FIN401
Concentration Level 10 3 Con. Table
Total 12
Forth Year11 semester
Course Code ​ Course Name​ Credit Hours Prerequisites
ISLAM104 Social System and Human Rights 2 ISLM102
FIN402 Financial Institutions and Markets 3 FIN101
FIN405 Financial Derivatives 3 FIN402
Concentration Level 11 3 Con. Table
Total 11
Forth Year12 semester
Course Code ​ Course Name​ Credit Hours Prerequisites
FIN408 Internship 6 Complete 90 Hours
FIN424 Portfolio management 3 FIN403
Concentration Level 12 3 Con. Table
Total 12
Finance Program Concentrations
(Finance) Concentration - Finance Program
Course Code ​ Course Name​ Credit Hours Prerequisites
FIN416 Islamic Finance
FIN414 Real Estate Finance
FIN421 Small Business Financing
Total
(Accounting) Concentration - Finance Program
Course Code ​ Course Name​ Credit Hours Prerequisites
ACCT201 Financial Accounting
ACCT422 Tax & Zakat Accounting
ACCT402 Introduction To Accounting Information Systems
Total
(E-commerce) Concentration - Finance Program
Course Code ​ Course Name​ Credit Hours Prerequisites
ECOM301 E-Marketing
IT404 Web Design
ECOM421 E-Business Strategy and Business Models
Total
(Business Administration) Concentration - Finance Program
Course Code ​ Course Name​ Credit Hours Prerequisites
MGT312 Decision Making and Problem Solving
MGT402 Entrepreneurship and Small Business
MGT323 Project Management
Total
(Finance) Concentration - Other Program
Course Code ​ Course Name​ Credit Hours Prerequisites
FIN201 Corporate Finance
FIN402 Financial Institutions and Markets
FIN401 Banks Management
Total
Brief Description

The internship ​provides qualified students with an opportunity to receive professional training and experience in an actual work environment. ​ This Internship is an ongoing seminar between the student, the faculty member and the employment supervisor. ​It involves an Internship Application and Learning Agreement, periodic meetings with the faculty representative, professional experience at a level equivalent to other senior-level courses and submission of material as established in the Internship Application.

Semester

Semester 8 (10 weeks).

Time Allocation and Scheduling Arrangement

One semester after completing 90 credit hours of the study plan.

Number of Credit Hours

6 credit hours.

Intended Learning Outcomes

To apply academic learning to workplace practices.

To practice and develop professional skills, such as oral, written, and interpersonal communications.

To use technology and analytical tools related to the field.

To understand and apply the working team requirements.

To examine one's own aptitudes toward work in the field of Finance and to consider which aspects of Finance best match one's own interests. ​

Assessment Procedures

40 % for internship activities (assigned by the on-training supervisor).

30 % for the apprehension and the assiduity of the student (assigned by the academic supervisor).

30 % for the substance and the style of the training report (assigned by the department)​.

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