College of Administrative and Financial Sciences

College of Administrative and Financial Sciences

College of Administrative and Financial Sciences

​​Introduction

In the last two decades the world has been witnessing continuous increase in e-commerce, seen in the very high growth of this sector by 28% percent between 2006 and 2010. Various studies predict a large decrease in traditional modes of commerce by 2020, including trading in food products and retailing sector which is pushing in favor of e-commerce at the expense of intensive labor trade. Due to the presence of an advanced electronic environment especially in broad band Internet services and personal computers in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, academic specializations in administering e-commerce, from administrative marketing perspective and technical support perspective, are among the areas which will be more attractive to the workforce and accordingly in strong demand from students and graduates.

Program content

The BA in Business Administration (e-commerce) graduates specialists in business administration and commerce through electronic media such as the Internet, mobile phones, and the like. In addition to the basic academic fields and skills, the academic plan covers, skills relevant to e-business and e-commerce strategies, designing commercial Internet sites. Electronic marketing, technological administration, addressing copy-rights issues related to e-commerce, etc. The graduate will thoroughly master the processes involved in e-commerce, and the methods that help advance it, in addition to being able to sell products through virtual cyberspace. In addition to academic courses, the academic plan focuses on practical skills through practical training in case studies used in parallel with most courses, together with a variety of teaching and evaluation strategies. The BA in Business Administration (e-commerce) consists of 130 credit hours covering university requirements, college requirements and specialized courses, and it includes elective courses and practical training.

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

Program admission requirements

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

Program objectives

The BA in Business Administration (E-commerce) aims at preparing a specialized workforce and developing the skills and competencies in e-commerce to meet the needs of the job market.

The graduates of this program are expected to:

1-Show understanding of e-commerce at the level of administration and practical application.

2-Make decision concerning e-commerce to promote the employing organization's performance.

3-Increase the organization's market share in cyberspace.

4-Know technical methods in e-commerce currently used in the international markets.

5-Apply new practices in e-commerce.

6-Design Internet sites for e-commerce and prepare their marketing contents.

7-Market the organization's products through the Internet and other social media.

8-Lay plans and strategies for developing the organization's e-business and trade.

Justification for offering BA in Business Administration

The justifications for the program in e-commerce include:

A.The importance of e-commerce locally and internationally.

B.The urgent need for qualified e-commerce graduates in the job market.

C.The recent development in e-commerce and the investment opportunities in this market.

D.The need in the KSA for enhancing e-commerce which will help increase the country's share of the international market.

E.The attractive nature of studying at SEU.

F.Trends among graduate to opt for more technologically oriented programs.

Employment opportunities

The BA in Business Administration (E-Commerce) prepares graduates to work in a wide variety of jobs in the public and private sectors including:

•E-commerce director

•E-retail analyst

•Smart jobs analyst

•Warehouse database analyst

•E-business consultant

•Information systems E-analyst

•Information security consultant

•IT researcher

•Web-sites commercial developer

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
E-commerce Department Requirements
Course Code ​ Course Name​ Credit Hours Prerequisites
IT 404 Website Design 3
LAW 402 Law of E-Commerce 3 LAW 101
ECOM 421 E-business Strategies and Business Models 3 MGT 401
ECOM 402 E-supply Chain Management 3 MGT322
ECOM 301 E-Marketing 3 MGT 202
IT403 Fundamentals of ​Databases 3 IT 401
IT 401 Business Computer Languages 3
IT 402 Integrated Enterprise Systems 3 MIS 201
ECOM 430 Internship 6 Complete 90 Credit Hours
Total 30
Concentration Requirement (Only one concentration must be chosen)
E-commerce Concentration
Course Code ​ Course Name​ Credit Hours Prerequisites
ECOM 322​ Social Media Marketing 3 ECOM 301
IT 405 E-Portals Development 3 IT 404
ECOM 425 Virtual Organization Management 3 MGT 101​
Total 9
Accounting Concentration
Course Code ​ Course Name​ Credit Hours Prerequisites
ACCT 201 Financial Accounting 3 ACCT 101
ACCT 422 Tax and Zakat Accounting 3 ACCT 201
ACCT 402 Introduction to Accounting Information Systems 3 ACCT 101 + MIS 201
Total 9
Business Administration Concentration
Course Code ​ Course Name​ Credit Hours Prerequisites
​MGT 312 Decision Making & Problem Solving 3 MGT 101
MGT 402 Entrepreneurship and Small Business 3 MGT 101
MGT 323 Project Management 3 MGT 311
Total 9
Finance Concentration
Course Code ​ Course Name​ Credit Hours Prerequisites
FIN 201 Corporate Finance 3 FIN 101
FIN 402 Financial Institutions & Markets 3 FIN 101
FIN 401 Bank Management 3 FIN 101
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
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
Semester 3
Course Code ​ Course Name​ Credit Hours Prerequisites
ENG001 English Language Skills 4
Total 4
Second Year
4 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
5 Semester
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 12
6 Semester
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 Academic Year
7 Semester
Course Code ​ Course Name​ Credit Hours Prerequisites
ECON201 Macroeconomics 3
MIS201 Management of Information Systems 3 MGT101
MGT301 Organizational Behaviour 3 MGT211
ECOM301 Digital Marketing 3 MGT201
Total 12
8 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
9 Semester
Course Code ​ Course Name​ Credit Hours Prerequisites
ECOM201 Introduction to E-Management 3 MGT101
MGT322 Logistics Management 3 MGT101
IT401 Business Computer Languages 3
IT402 Integrated Enterprise Systems 3 MIS21
Total 12
Fourth Year
10 Semester
Course Code ​ Course Name​ Credit Hours Prerequisites
MGT401 Strategic Management 3 MGT201+FIN101
LAW402​ Law of E-Commerce 3 LAW101
Concentration Level 10 3 Con. Table
IT403 Fundamentals of ​Databases 3 IT401
Total 12
11 Semester
Course Code ​ Course Name​ Credit Hours Prerequisites
ISLAM104 Social System and Human Rights 2 ISLM102
IT404 Web Design 3
Concentration Level 11 3 Con. Table
ECOM402 E-S​supply Chain Management 3 MGT211
Total 11
12 Semester
Course Code ​ Course Name​ Credit Hours Prerequisites
ECOM421 E-Business Strategy and Business Models 3 MGT401
ECOM430 Internship 6 Complete 90 Hours
Concentration Level 12 3 Con. Table
Total 12
E-commerce program
Concentration (E-Commerce) - E-Commerce Program
Course Code ​ Course Name​ Credit Hours Prerequisites
ECOM322 Social Media Marketing
ECOM425 Virtual Organization Management
IT405 E-Portals Development
Total
Concentration (Business Administration) - E-Commerce Program
Course Code ​ Course Name​ Credit Hours Prerequisites
MGT312 Decision Making and Problem Solving
MGT402 Entrepreneurship and Small Business
MGT323 Project Management
Total
Concentration (Accounting) - E-Commerce Program
Course Code ​ Course Name​ Credit Hours Prerequisites
ACCT201 Financial Accounting
ACCT422 Tax & Zakat Accounting
ACCT402 Introduction To Accounting Information Systems
Total
Concentration (Finance) - E-Commerce Program
Course Code ​ Course Name​ Credit Hours Prerequisites
FIN201 Corporate Finance
FIN402 Financial Institutions and Markets
FIN401 Banks Management
Total
Concentration (e-commerce) - for other programs
Course Code ​ Course Name​ Credit Hours Prerequisites
ECOM301 E-Marketing
IT404 Web Design
ECOM421 E-Business Strategy and Business Models
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 and Learning Agreement.

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 understand the expected performance of the various functions associated with the student's focus area.

To apply academic learning to workplace practices.

To develop the professional sense of the trainee.

To develop the trainee's sense of work ethic and business.

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

Demonstrate high problem solving capability

Demonstrate awareness of organizational behavior and management methods.

Demonstrate and develop critical thinking.

To improve educational experience away from what is offered in the classroom.

To improve overall understanding of the organization's working structure and mechanisms.

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).

To view the collaborative training program

To view more details about the cooperative training program. Click here

To view the general guidelines of the cooperative training program​. Click here

Field Experience Training Guide Click here

For study plan files

Course Descriptions Click here