​​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. 

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 or a program with a concentration in one of the following areas: Marketing, Human Resource Management, Accounting, Finance, Management Information Systems or Engineering Management. The latter two are inter-disciplinary in nature and are offered in collaboration with the Colleges of Computing and Engineering. To earn an MBA with a concentration, the student must pass 12 credits in courses of that concentration.

The degree requirements can be completed in four semesters (21 months of study). The program uses English language as the main medium of instruction. 

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”. If the Bachelor’s degree was awarded outside the Kingdom, it must comply with the requirements of the MOHE’s University Certificate Equivalency Committee. Graduates of recognized military colleges/universities must complete 30 pre-requisite credit hours with a minimum rating of “Very Good” before they can be considered for the program.
  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. Applicants with non-business backgrounds are required to pass the foundation courses with a minimum GPA of 3.75 out of 5 before starting the program.

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

The 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.

 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 Behaviour

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

Course in Concentration

3

MBA 620: Strategic Management

3

Course in Concentration

3

Course in Concentration (See Table 2)

3

MBA 690: Final Project in Concentration

3

 

9

 

9

               Cumulative Credits

42+15

   
               

 

Concentration courses: 

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Please note:

-    • Students can pursue the program on a full- or part-time basis.

-     • Class attendance is obligatory with a maximum allowable absence of 25% for valid reasons.

-    • The program is open for both male and female students.

     • Tuition fees for the AY 2013-2014 have been set at a competitive rate. The program is in the process of joining the scholarships program of the MOHE.

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Completed applications must be returned to:

The Office of the Registrar
Fahad bin Sultan University
Jordan Road
P.O.Box: 15700, Tabuk 71454
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Tel; +966-14-4252500 
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Graduation Requirements

To graduate with an MBA degree, the student must complete 42 credits of core MBA courses with a minimum GPA of 3.75 out of 5 (Very Good) within a maximum of 4 years for both full- or part-time students, excluding periods of interrupted studies (postponement periods) and summer sessions.