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The EMBA Program

Program Overview


The Executive MBA program at KFUPM Business School offers a unique learning opportunity for mid-career and senior executives who wish to enhance their business knowledge and effectiveness while remaining actively involved in their business and professional careers. The program combines academic rigor with real world applications to ensure relevance and value addition for business executives.

The classes are scheduled every alternate week (Thursdays & Fridays) to make it convenient for business executives to participate in the program without interrupting their careers.

The two-year Executive MBA program is designed to enhance the effectiveness of business executives in a rapidly changing and globally competitive business environment that demands new perspectives and continuous self-renewal to transform business challenges into opportunities.

The program curriculum is geared toward developing strategic thinking, leadership, understanding of the global economy, and use of information technology to prepare participants for challenging roles in their organizations. The program is benchmarked against leading Executive MBA programs worldwide.

What our graduates say about the program

  • Getting an MBA degree has been a lifelong personal goal for me as I started my career in a technical field and wanted to expand my knowledge and responsibilities by seeking a degree that will increase my future opportunities. However, family and work commitments made it difficult to pursue a full-time degree.

    The KFUPM EMBA program offers the brand and the flexibility that I’m looking for. The program flexibility and courses schedule allowed me to plan around my work and family schedules to complete my work at a pace that worked for me, I really enjoyed the opportunity to meet peers from different business communities and industries and learn how their experiences translated to our course lessons.

    The EMBA program has made me a more well-rounded professional who can add value to any place he is part of.

    Nawaf Dauod Alhoshan
    Deputy Minister for Technology at Ministry of Communication and Information Technology
  • It was great experience at KFUPM EMBA program, it was academically rich which was expected from KFUPM Business School as one of the best EMBA program in the region and worldwide. But it became more rich interacting with executives at workshops and projects, and sharing their valuable business experience, it was beyond my expectations getting to know 25 classmates as business executives, and to capitalize on their diversified experiences. It was positive learning that I highly appreciate.

    I was also appreciative to all guest speakers who were invited throughout the program, their experience as subject matter experts on different business field was informative. The EMBA program was a very good experience that I highly recommend for executives to strengthen their skills and knowledge through this interactive program and connect with other business leaders in different sectors. I thank the program leader and faculty members for their efforts and dedication throughout the program.

    Ali Saeed Al-Qahtani
    President of Maaden Aluminum Company (JV) & Board Chairman of Waád AlShamal Phosphate Company
  • The KFUPM EMBA gave me a deep and practical insight to the business world, from the distinguished instructors, and the carefully chosen participants, and I have learned a lot in many fields where I knew little about before I joined this course. This benefited me greatly in my job and life.

    Dr. Ibrahim Aloraifi
    Director General at Eastern Province Health Affairs

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Open to Both Genders


A 43 credit hour, 20-month EMBA is divided into four semesters. Classes will be held bi-weekly on Thursday and Friday.
Classes start at 7:30 a.m. and finish at 4:30 p.m. The residency days are from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

All candidates for the Executive MBA degree must meet the following graduation requirements:

  • Satisfactory completion of all required course work for the degree including the residential period
  • Maintaining a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on the scale of 4.0
  • Maintaining high standards of professional, ethical, and personal conduct as per university policy

The participants in the EMBA program are executives and seasoned professionals. To be successful, the participants should be:

  • Highly motivated and dedicated to learning and enhancing their careers
  • Highly ambitious and interested in advancing their professional lives
  • Highly inspired, inquisitive, and believe in making important contributions

The Executive MBA tuition is SR 130,000+VAT for the entire program and includes all course materials, textbooks, university fees, continental breakfast and lunch during the residential period and class days. Tuition is payble in four equal installments of SR 32,500+VAT prior to the start of each of the four semesters.

Four Steps To Start Your Journey

1st Step
Application Form

Candidates should complete the sections that appear in the application form and ensure they have provided all required documents.

2nd Step

Shortlisted candidates based on their CV and application will be contacted for a personal interview.

3rd Step
Personal Interview

Candidates will have a personal interview (face-to-face or via Skype) with representatives from the admissions team, candidates are expected to answer questions on their professional life as well as their future aspirations and why they chose to pursue an EMBA

Final Step
Admission Committee Final Decision

After the interview, your application will be evaluated in-depth by our Admissions Committee. It will take roughly 1 month for the Admissions Committee to get back to you with a final decision. An admission offer shall be made to you which is valid for the intake you apply for and the following intake should you wish to postpone.

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