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Master of Science in Decision Sciences (MSDS)


Degree Name:

Master of Science in Decision Sciences (MSDS)


Program overview:

In order to build a partnership with all institutions and companies to make sound decisions, to study problems, and find alternative solutions and optimal decision-making, and due to lack of qualified persons in Saudi Labor Market who can do such missions and since there are no academic degrees in Saudi universities to prepare such persons in contrast to the American and European universities.

Therefore, the department suggested a Master degree in decision sciences to fulfill such lack and cope with the advanced universal standard.  

The Master of Science in Decision Sciences, MSDS, provides students with knowledge of quantitative skills and experience in analyzing problems arising in a business environment. The program is designed to provide knowledge about applying quantitative methods to real-world problems using modern methodologies adopted from statistics, and operations research (management science). Today companies in every conceivable industry are reaping the benefits of using formal mathematical models to assist them in addressing complex business problems. The MS in Decision Sciences focuses on modeling and applications which prepares students for a career as a Decision Sciences specialist in industry or government and bridge the gap between quantitative analysis and management.


Program Description:

Study Plan

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Program Requirement:

The applicant must satisfy the admission requirements of the unified regulations organizing the graduate studies in Saudi universities and the following conditions: 

The applicant must have a Bachelor degree in administrative science  or an equivalent degree.

The applicant is required to obtain 61 as a minimum score in TOFEL internet version or 500 scores in paper based version, 5 scores in IELTS.


The students must successful completion of 42 credit hours of graduate distributed as follows:

27 credit hours from the core Courses.

12 credit hours from the elective Courses to be set by a study plan approved by the gradate adviser. 6 of them from the department (DSC) and the other 6 from outside the department.

3 credit hours from the research project.



Career Options:

All the positions in the ministries and governmental organizations in the administration field including: (quality & development, training and consultations, planning and strategic management, HR, public budgeting, Municipalities, and development).

Academic and research posts in the general and private education


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Last updated on : October 23, 2023 6:27pm