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Master of Business Administration

Program Overview

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) program provides theoretical and practical training to help graduates gain a better understanding of general business management functions. The MBA degree exposes students to different business fields such as accounting, finance, and marketing with a focus on leadership, planning, business strategy, organizational behavior, and human capital management.

Program Mission

To graduate professional managers and leaders, equipped with applied knowledge and skills of international standards in the field of business administration.​


Program Goals

  • Enhance students' learning in terms of applied knowledge and skills in the areas of management and business decision making.
  • Equip students with key attributes of professional and ethical conduct.
  • Incorporate international business concepts and practices in the curriculum.
  • Develop students' skills and professionalism to meet job market requirements.

Why choose this program at Dar Al-Hekma University?

  • The curriculum was designed by international scholars at the Hass School of Business, UC Berkeley in California.The MBA program uniquely combines best practices from the West with the most current and challenging areas in the world of business that are of significance to the Kingdom.
  • Courses in the program, which are modular and/or semester-based ones, are generally taught  over the weekends. The scheduling of the courses in the program was specially designed to accommodate different busy life schedules that students may have.​
  • The courses in the program, and include lectures, and intensive workshops to provide students with outstanding skills for negotiation, leadership, time management and problem solving, which enhances, and employability in the labor market.​
  • All courses combine theory and practice and include lectures, meetings with specialists,  intensive workshops and training­­ to equip students with outstanding skills of negotiation,  leadership, problem-solving, and time management, and to enhance their  qualifications, abilities, eligibility and employability in the labor market.​
  • All MBA courses are taught by a team of an international mix of dedicated, passionate, and high-caliber professors who come from diverse, international and local backgrounds and hold degrees from prestigious international universities. ​
  • The program provides its students with socially, culturallyو and educationally diverse experiences, enabling them to keep abreast of local and global developments in their field of specialization.​

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​​T​OEFL Score​​
Required ​Bachelor
Degree
Pre-Requisite Program
​Othe Admission Requirement
Master of Buisness
Administration
530 Arabic MBA Students
are Excluded
A Bachelor Degree in
Any Field
None
1-Pass ​Interview
2- Letter of Purposein
(English for English Track/
Arabic for Arabic Track)

For further details about admissions, click here


Learning Outcomes


On successful completion of this program, graduates will be able to:

Knowledge

  •  Demonstrate thorough knowledge and critical understanding of the main areas of business administration, including principal concepts, principles and theories, and their current application to cases in professional practice.
  •  Show a detailed understanding of one or more complex areas of specialization at the forefront of theory, research, or professional practice in the field of business administration.
  • Understand how new knowledge is developed and applied and  how recent research has positive effects on the store of knowledge in the field of Business Administration and on associated professional practice.
  •  Be aware of recent regulatory provisions in the local and international environment that might affect professional dealings in the field of business administration, and of the causes and future implications of those changes. 

​Skills

  • ​​​​​Consistently apply practical and theoretical knowledge in dealing with a wide variety of novel and unpredictable scholarly and/or professional contexts and develop original and creative responses to issues and problems.
  • Make informed and defensible judgments in circumstances where there is an absence of complete or consistent information.
  • Synthesize and apply research and scholarly publications or professional reports and develop significant new ideas and integrate them into or challenge established knowledge.
  •  Apply common and specialized research techniques in the creative analysis of complex issues and develop conclusions and proposals relevant to the field of business administration.
  • Independently plan and execute a major project or piece of scholarly research applying practical and theoretical knowledge and research techniques and  come up with sound conclusions that significantly add to existing knowledge or professional practice.
  • Take initiative in creatively identifying and responding  to complex issues and problems in the professional context of business administration. Where additional information or skills are required, students will be able to take independent action to acquire and apply that information or skill.
  • Communicate effectively in oral and written format individually and in groups.
  • Use information and communication technology.
  • Use basic math and statistical techniques.

​Valus​

  • Accept full responsibility for own work and fully and constructively cooperate with others in dealing with issues and problems, exercising both informal and formal leadership skills, where appropriate.
  • Deal consistently and sensitively with complex ethical issues in academic and professional contexts. Also make informed, fair, and valid judgments on the basis of sound principles and values where issues are not adequately dealt with in current ethical codes of practice or regulations.
  • Take initiative in  mending and adjusting deficiencies in existing codes of practice for
  • Act, in group situations, in ways that consistently enhance the effectiveness of the group. 

​​​​​Pre-MBA Courses
Semester – Fall

Course Code

Course Title

Credit Hours

MBAC 6001Introduction to Accounting (Pre Accounting)
Non-credit
MBFN 6001Corporate Finance (Pre Finance) 
Non-credit
MBEC 6001Introduction to Economics (Pre Finance​)​ 
Non-credit
MBRM 6001Statistical Analysis for Business
Non-credit



TOTAL IN SEMESTER   None
Year One (1)
Semester – Fall Semester – Spring

Course Code

Course Title

Credit Hours

Course Code

Course Title

Credit Hours

MBAC 6301Managerial Accounting3MBFN 6301Managerial Finance3
MBEC 6301Managerial Economics3MBMK 6301Marketing Strategy3
MBMG 6301Organizational Theory and Design3MBMG 6302Global Management Skills3
MBXX xxxxElective3
Total Credit Hours 9 Total Credit Hours 12
Year Two (2)
Semester – Fall Semester – Spring

Course Code

Course Title

Credit Hours

Course Code

Course Title

Credit Hours

MBMG 6303Strategic Management3MBMG 6304Entrepreneurship3
MBXX xxxxElective3MBRM 6301Research Project3
MBXX xxxxElective3MBXX xxxxElective3
MBXX xxxxElective3
Total Credit Hours 12 Total Credit Hours 9

​​​​ Career Prospects

​The program equips students with the necessary skills that qualify them for a variety of career paths/jobs in the market including, but not limited to:

  • ​​​​​​Management Consultant
  • Marketing Manager
  • Investment Banker
  • Operations Manager
  • Financial Advisor
  • Healthcare Administrator
  • Information Systems Manager
  • Operations Research Analyst
  • Business Operations Manager
  • Management Analyst
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Financial Analyst
  • HR Manager

Dr. Adel Mohammad S. Al Otaibi

Assistant Professor

Hekma School of Business and Law

Dr. Amani Hamza Mohammed

Assistant Professor

Hekma School of Business and Law

Dr. Hany Hosny Abdelhamied

Professor

Hekma School of Business and Law

Dr. Inass Salamah Ali

Dean, Hekma School of Business and Law - Associate Professor

Hekma School of Business and Law

Dr. Layla Hussin Khoja

Assistant Professor

Hekma School of Business and Law

Dr. Mohammad Hatim Abuljadail

Visiting Assistant Professor

Hekma School of Business and Law

Dr. Mustafa Fadi Fawzi

Chair - Assistant Professor

Hekma School of Business and Law

Dr. Taher Lazhar Ayed

Associate Professor

Hekma School of Business and Law

Key Facts

Program Name

Master of Business Administration

(Arabic/English)


Academic Degree

Master


Credit Hours

42


Program Length

2 Years


Mode of study

Full Time / Part time

Dr. Mustafa Fadi Fawzi

Chair, Management & Marketing Department; Director, English & Arabic Master of Business Administration Program; Accreditation


PhD, Industrial Engineering, Iowa State University of Science & Technology, USA, 2015

MSc, Industrial Engineering, King Abdul Aziz University, KSA, 2012

BSc, Industrial Engineering, King Abdul Aziz University, KSA, 2007

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