College of Administrative and Financial Sciences

College of Administrative and Financial Sciences


The MBA program helps to reinforce leaners’ skills in business and in administration and to develop the administrative skills relevant to the changing dynamic work environment. The program is designed to meet the needs of professional career in business administration. The program asserts the involvement of learners’ in a new mode of learning and achievement based on a blended mode (traditional and distance learning) covering a wide range of employment domains such as strategic administration and world economy, work ethics, electronic world commerce, and more.

Program objectives

The MBA in Business Administration aims at enabling leaners:

To achieve advanced self-learning and collaborative learning in the spirit of a team.

To reach a higher level of academic achievement for pursuing their future studies.

To provide jobs for the public and private sectors with specialized workforce in administrative positions supporting well- planned development of the KSA.

To provide graduate basic knowledge in business administration and information technology.

Conditions of admission in the MBA program

The admission requirements stated in The Unified Regulations for Postgraduate Studies in Saudi Universities (click here)

The updated study plan for the MBA program has been approved to include 12 academic courses, 3 hours for each subject, divided into 4 semesters as described below.



    This update applies to students who already accepted and registered in the the beginning of the first semester of the academic year 1440-1441 H (2019-20) (started in September 2019).


  • Current MBA students who have begun their studies prior to June 2019 should continue their studies on the previous plan, click here.



Below is the Revised MBA Study Plan for the Academic Year 1441-1442H, 2020-2021G

Pre MBA Courses
Coding Course Name ​ Credit Hours Prerequisite


Principles of Accounting




Principles of Management












Coding ​ Course Name Credit Hours Prerequisite​
First Semester ​ ​
ECN500 Global Economics 3 N/A ​
RES 500 Academic Writing and Research Skills 3 N/A ​
FIN500 Principles of Finance 3 N/A
Second Semester ​ ​​​​​
MGT560 Leadership Development 3 Hours ECN500 & RES500
MGT520 Managing Performance for Results 3 Hours ECN500 & RES500
MGT510 Strategy Planning 3 Hours ECN500 & RES500
Third Semester ​ ​
ACT500 Managerial Accounting 3 Hours ECN500 & RES500
MGT521 Managing Dynamic Environment 3 Hours ECN500 & RES500
MGT530 Operation Management 3 Hours ECN500 & RES500
Fourth Semester ​
ECOM500 Business and Information Technology 3 Hours ECN500 & RES500
MGT675 Research Project 3 Hours Completion of 27 hours
MGT672 Decision Theory within the Global Marketplace 3 Hours ECN500 & RES500
Course description
​ credit(3) ECN500 ​ Global Economics

Examine the theories of international trade and finance, and the influence and impact on management decisions and corporate agreements. Develop an understanding of international monetary issues, and the social, cultural, and governmental effects on the global business. ​ ​

​ credit(3) RES 500 ​ Academic Writing and Research Skills

This course will provide the students with the basics of academic writing and a broad introduction to the methodological foundations and tools to make research. The course covers the basics of academic writing for graduate level students and introduces the language of research, ethical principles and challenges, and the elements of the research process within quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods approaches. Participants will use theoretical aspects to begin to critically review literature relevant to their field of interests. Students will learn how to identify problems to study, develop hypotheses and research questions, specify independent and dependent variables, check for the validity and reliability of studies and design research projects. They will be exposed to a broad range of designs used in their researches from laboratory and field experiments, surveys, content analysis, focus groups and in-depth interviewing. ​

​ credit(3) FIN500 ​ Principles of Finance

Understand the principles and theories of finance to analyze statements and fiscal information for effective decision-making in today's competitive environment.  Emphasis is on developing skills in critical thinking and applying financial concepts and principles.  

​ credit(3 Hours) MGT560 ​ Leadership Development

Explore the tools, models, and practices for leadership development. Gain a working knowledge of developing leadership skills and programs for future leaders to effectively compete in a global world.

​ credit(3 Hours) MGT520 ​ Managing Performance for Results

Understand the design and execution of successful management and processes. Examine utilization and outcomes of performance appraisals, compensation, and training effectiveness. ​ ​

​ credit(3 Hours) MGT510 ​ Strategy Planning

This course is an exploration of the essentials of business, innovation and market strategies that drive organizations.  Primary focus is on setting strategy and goals for an organization with consideration of internal resources, innovation focus, market opportunities, and return on investment.

​ credit(3 Hours) ACT500 ​ Managerial Accounting
This course examines the principles, techniques, and uses of accounting in the planning and control of business organizations from a management perspective. Identified are the budgetary process and related performance evaluation techniques, cost-volume-profit relationship, product costing methods.
​ credit(3 Hours) MGT521 ​ Managing Dynamic Environment

Examine the factors and theories for effective change management. Examine strategies, structures, and techniques for facilitating organizational change for competitive success in today's dynamic business environment. ​ ​

​ credit(3 Hours) MGT530 ​ Operation Management

Develop an understanding of the various functions and responsibilities of the operation department in response to today's current competitive environment and market demands. Examine quality management, the design and production of goods and services, effective supply chains and virtual chains, product life cycles, and the design and management of processes to develop and improve. ​ ​

​ credit(3 Hours) ECOM500 ​ Business and Information Technology

This course is appropriate for students with limited experience in IT. It provides an overview of information technologies used to maximize organizational efficiency and effectiveness.

​ credit(3 Hours) MGT675 ​ Research Project

The course is required to be undertaken in the form of a research program in which the candidates will pursue rigorous applied research on a self-selected topic or problem under the guidance of a faculty member. Essentially, the project needs to be practical, relevant, and address a problem of great interest to practitioners (corporate), local or global economy while simultaneously contributing to the body of academic literature. Therefore, while the project helps to integrate prior MBA courses, and develop students’ research skills, it challenges students to critically reflect, develop, implement, and analyze the business research methods appropriate to any business setting using a sound scientific approach.

​ credit(3 Hours) MGT672 ​ Decision Theory within the Global Marketplace

Focused on decision theory in the global marketplace, the practical and applied course introduces students to fundamental and advanced aspects of decision theory though strategic innovation integration. The course also prepares individuals to take the Certified Innovation Leader exam from AIPMM-The Association of International Product Marketing and Management. ​ ​

To view the study plan files

The revised plan (starting on the academic year 1441-1442) Click Here

The previous plan Click Here