A Welcome by the Chairman's

Thank you for visiting the website of the Finance Department at King Saud University, the oldest and most prestigious national university in Saudi Arabia. Since its establishment, the Finance Department has been striving to provide high quality education and research, contribute to knowledge in the field, and develop business quality & capacity of financial markets. The Department is proud to have diverse and highly qualified faculty members, who hold PhD degrees from accredited universities in North America, Europe, Asia, & the Middle East. Although the Department is small and growing, it is truly an international department with faculty members of seven different nationalities; most of whom have international teaching and work experience. This excellent selection of faculty brings to classrooms rich experiences, different points of view, and diverse cultural backgrounds. The Department’s new curriculum gives students the opportunity to take classes in different areas along the finance spectrum. After taking foundation courses in Finance and Corporate Finance, students can choose one of three tracks; investment, banking, or insurance. This is unique because we are the first and only public university in the Kingdom that grants a Bachelor's degree in such important specializations.  I thank you again for surfing our website and I hope that you will find it enjoyable and insightful.

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Vision We aspire to be the preeminent finance department in the Arab world and one of the top 5 finance departments in the Middle East.

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Mission - Prepare high quality finance graduates who will add value to the local and global financial industry. - Promote and develop finance through high quality scientific research. - Spread awareness and knowledge of finance in the community.

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Goals of the BSBA program in Finance: 1.Develop quality graduates who contribute to the economic development of Saudi Arabia. 2.Generate qualified financial professionals to fill positions in both public and private sectors of Saudi Arabia. 3.Prepare students to pursue graduate studies in F

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ِAbout Department

The economy of Saudi Arabia along with its financial markets has experienced a tremendous growth since the beginning of the twenty first century. This growth in size needed a matched growth in specialized human resources and new ideas and researches in finance. The department of finance at King Saud University (KSU) was founded in late 2006 to meet such demands and challenges. The establishment of the department was a result of a restructuring of the College of Business Administration. The department, however, has its own roots in the old college since 1993. Back then, Finance was a track in the Department of Business Administration.
Now, and as a separate academic entity, Finance Department offers a wide range of services and degrees at both undergraduate and graduate levels. At the undergraduate level, Finance students have the opportunity to choose and study courses in one of three specialized tracks: Investment, Banking, or Insurance. At the graduate level, finance is available as a track in the MBA program and as a major in the Doctoral program. In the research front, faculty are encouraged to write and publish high quality works. This is done by providing them with adequate research funds and access to important global and local databases. In addition, the department is active in serving the public by holding public seminars, workshops, and awareness programs in the media.