Saturday, November 28, 2020

Introduction

The economic growth in the Kingdom in general and Tabuk in particular necessitates a cadre of high-quality managers who can contribute effectively to the economic development strategies of   the private as well as the public sectors.

The MBA Program at FBSU has been designed to provide an advanced business education for highly motivated Bachelor degree holders, mid-level managers and professionals in order to boost their performance, efficiency, and productivity in a variety of organizational settings. In addition, it has been tailored to build the necessary knowledge and skills for entrepreneurs to launch new businesses or improve existing ones.

Program Objectives

The MBA program at FBSU aims to provide students with the knowledge and skills that enable them to function as successful managers, leaders and entrepreneurs in the dynamic and globalized Saudi economy during the third millennium.

The MBA Program intends to:

  • Provide students with an in-depth understanding of the literature in the functional areas of business.
  • Develop the managerial capabilities of students on the basis of the core functions and disciplines of business administration.
  • Enhance the analytical, organizational, and communication skills of students to become effective managers in a variety of organizational settings.
  • Elevate the leadership and decision-making abilities of students to enable them to encounter effectively contemporary challenges in an increasingly complex business environment.

Admission Requirements

For admission, the applicant must satisfy the following:

  1. Hold a Bachelor’s degree in any field from an academic institution accredited/ recognized by the KSA’s Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) with a minimum ranking/rating of “Upper Good; 3.5/5 or 2.5/4”. However, applicants with a rating of “Good” can be accepted if their GPA in their major of study is at least “Very Good”.
  2. Achieve a minimum score of 5.5 on the IELTS exam (about 500 in paper-based TOEFL or 61 in internet-based tests) or a minimum score of 75% on the University English placement exam.
  3. Pass a personal interview with the MBA Admissions

Applicants with non-business backgrounds are normally required to pass the foundation courses with a minimum GPA of 3.75 out of 5 before starting the core courses.

Work experience gives the applicant an advantage but is not required for admission.

A program accepts candidates on a competitive basis as seats are limited. Criteria for selection include, but are not limited to, competitive GPA, English proficiency, work experience, supportive references and successful personal interview with an Admissions Officer.

Note: Students can also pursue the program on a part-time basis.

Program Structure

The program is composed of a total of 42 credits to be offered over 4 semesters. This excludes the pre-requisite foundation module (a maximum of 15 credits) that will be offered to compensate for any deficiency in the students’ knowledge. The grades of the Foundation module are not included   in the cumulative GPA. Students must normally pass these courses with a minimum GPA of 3.75 out of 5 before they can start Core courses.

Students can opt to pursue a general MBA program. To earn an MBA General, the student must pass 12 credits in courses from multiple electives offered. The degree requirements can be completed in four semesters (21 months of study). The program uses English language as the main medium of instruction.

In order to graduate with a Master of Business Administration, students are expected to complete a total of 42 credit hours by the end of their fourth semester of studies. These are divided as follows:

  1. Program Requirements                                                               30 Credits
  2. Program Electives (including Final Project)                               12 Credits

Total                                                                                                      42 Credits*

* This excludes the pre-requisite foundation module (a maximum of 15 credits) that will be offered to compensate for any deficiency in the students’ knowledge.

Required Elective Courses

Students in the General MBA program are required to complete 12 credits including Final Project worth 3 credits. Students are required to complete any of the following three (03) courses each worth 3 credits in order to graduate.

MBA 658 (Cost Accounting), MBA 662 (Auditing), MBA 664 (Financial Statement Analysis), MBA 630 (International Business), MBA 658 (Cost Accounting), MBA 662 (Auditing), MBA 664 (Financial Statement Analysis) ,MBA 666 (Financial Markets & Institutions), MBA 668 (Investment Analysis), MBA 672 (Risk Management), MBA 680 (Operations & Project Management for Engineers), MBA 682 (Engineering Quality Management), MBA 684 (Special Topics in Engineering Management), MBA 640 (Operations & Production Management), MBA 642 (Org. Theory, Design & Change), MBA 644 (Managing Org. & People), MBA 644 (Managing Org. & People), MBA 646 (HRM Development & Planning), MBA 648 (Special Topics in HRM), MBA 652 (Consumer Behavior), MBA 654 (Strategic Marketing), MBA 656 (Marketing research), MBA 674 (Information Management), MBA 676 (Analysis & Design of Information Systems) and MBA 678 (Management Support Systems).

MBA Program Plan of Study

Pre-MBA Foundation Courses (Credits not counted in GPA)*

Cr

MBA 400: Introduction to Business Administration& Management

3

MBA 410: Principles of Economics

3

MBA 420: Principles of Financial Accounting

3

MBA 430: Principles of Finance

3

MBA 440: Principles of Marketing

3

*A Maximum of 15 credits depending on the background of the Applicant

15

Semester 1:

Cr

Semester 2:

Cr

MBA 505: Organizational Behavior

3

MBA 525: Managerial Economics

3

MBA 510: Management Info. Systems

3

MBA 530: Marketing Management

3

MBA 515: Quantitative Methods in Business

3

MBA 605: Corporate Finance

3

MBA 520: Managerial Accounting

3

MBA 610: Leadership & Entrep.

3

 

12

 

12

Semester 3:                                                   Cr

Semester 4:

Cr

MBA 615: Research Methods in Business

3

MBA General Elective 02

3

MBA 620: Strategic Management

3

MBA General Elective 03

3

MBA General Elective 01

3

MBA 690: Final Project

3

9

 

9

Cumulative Credits                                       42+15 = 57