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Department of

Accounting & Finance

The Bachelor of Science in Accounting

The Bachelor of Science program in Accounting offered by the Department of Accounting and Finance was approved and launched in 1991. It educates students to function effectively in a wide range of accounting careers in all types of economic organizations. The program is designed to prepare graduates for accounting careers in industry, public accounting, government, not-for-profit organizations or for an academic accounting career. The program stresses basic conceptual knowledge in all fields of business administration as an essential foundation for an effective accounting career. The program includes financial accounting, accounting information systems, cost accounting, managerial accounting, advanced accounting, auditing, as well as practical training in accounting. The focus of the program is on the principles, concepts, and procedures of measuring, analyzing, and communicating economic information for decision making.

The Bachelor of Science in Finance

The Bachelor of Science program in Finance offered by the Department of Accounting and Finance was approved and launched in 1991. The program was initiated in response to the strong student demand and exponential growth of the financial sector in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The curriculum structure of the program was developed after considerable deliberations and review of leading programs offered at reputable institutions. Continuing student interest in this major is a clear indication of the program’s relevance and vitality. With the vision of 2030 and the Kingdom’s transition to the new digitally economy, the importance of such program becomes more evident as it focuses on the structural changes currently underway in the Saudi economy with a greater focus on services sector supported by privatization, deregulation, diversification, and regional and global integration.

Undergraduate Concentration

Undergraduate Curriculum

Message from the Chairman

Dr. Hesham Merdad

From simple consumer loans, automobile purchases, and home mortgages, to complex venture financing deals from venture capital and private equity, understanding basic capital market principles is essential as well as understanding how the Saudi Arabian economy works.

We offer fundamental courses in finance and economics that cover the basic principles, corporate finance, investments, as well as a large variety of electives in security analysis, investment banking, and asset management, which assist our graduates in facing the ever changing global economic environment, and provide them with the most advanced tools to keep innovating in this Saudi Arabian petrochemical industry and beyond. Take a look around and do keep in touch via e-mail or via our social media channels.

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