A Welcome by the Graduate Council Chair

The College of Business Administration at KSU offers the highest number of graduate programs in the Arab World.  There are seven different majors at the doctorate level and twelve different masters programs, some of which are specialized. This bulletin introduces the programs that are administered by the Council of Graduate Programs in Business (CGPB).  These programs are interdisciplinary in nature: Master of Business Administration (MBA), both general track and several specific majors; Master of Business (MBus); Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA); and Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration (Ph.D.). Today's business world needs leaders who know how to analyze and solve complex management problems.  The KSU masters and doctorate degrees in business prepare its graduates to meet that challenge.  We have designed our degrees to provide a solid core of business skills that emphasize leadership development, teamwork, strategic thinking, and appreciation of the global environment. KSU CBA is especially proud of the Ph.D. in Business Program, the first business doctoral program in the Arabian Peninsula.  Its rigorous course of study aims to prepare future faculty, researchers, and business leaders for challenging careers. The program offers three majors: finance, management, and marketing. We hope you will join us at KSU, the top University, the top university in the Arab World, the best Business School in the region, and the most challenging and innovative graduate business programs in the Gulf region.       Prof. Abdulrahman Al-Aali, Ph.D. Chair, Council of Graduate Programs in Business Director, PhD. in Business Program Director, EMBA Program alaali@ksu.edu.sa 4693495  

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Vision To be recognized in the regionally and internationally as the leading graduate business administration program for educating managers, executives, and academicians.

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Mission As part of the region’s premier College of Business Administration, the Council of Graduate Programs in Business that directs all masters’ and doctoral degrees in business, aspires to educate future leaders through experiential learning, leadership skills development in a global busines

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About Council

The restructuring of the College of Business Administration in 2006 necessitated the reconfiguration of the administration of the master degrees in business. The College Council in 2007 created the Council of Graduate Programs in Business Administration to run graduate degrees in business that are interdisciplinary in nature and do not belong to a specific department. The Deanship of Graduate Studies and the University Council approved this structure, which aligned with University regulations regarding the management of interdisciplinary graduate programs.

 

Programs managed by the Council of Graduate Program in Business Administration:

  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • Master of Business (MBus)
  • Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA)
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration (Ph.D.)
  • Future programs that fall under its domaina.

 

Master Degrees in Business Comparison Chart

 

 

MBA

MBus

EMBA

Target

  • Executives and managers with business experience.
  • Managers and staff with limited business experience.
  • Executives with vast business experience.

Teaching Language

  • English.
  • Arabic.
  • English.

 

Required Standard Exams

  • 70 or higher in Qiyas for Graduates.
  • TOEFL or IELTS.
  • GMAT.
  • 75 or higher in Qiyas for Graduates.
  • 70 or higher in Qiyas for Graduates.
  • TOEFL or IELTS.

Program Start Date

  • First Semester.
  • Second Semester.
  • Special Schedule.

Length

  • 5 Semesters.
  • 4 Semesters.
  • 4 Semesters.

Class Timing

  • Regular classes (evenings, see Program Office).
  • Regular classes (evenings).
  • Non-traditional class times.

Delivery

  • Standard delivery methods.
  • Standard delivery methods.
  • Non-traditional delivery methods.