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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.

  • “The people I met at KFUPM-EMBA inspired me a lot and raised my aspirations. The faculty is of outstanding caliber, proactive, accessible, caring and nurturing in nature. I spent two years to accomplish the degree but its impact will carry on my whole life. I strongly believe that KFUPM has established an enabling environment conducive to impart world-class higher education in the region.”

    Taha Alesayi
  • “This is really a turnaround moment of my career. I could proudly say that I’ve learned to have “Grace Under Extreme Pressure”. Those sleepless nights of making both ends meet between my works as an Assistant General Manager and my study had really paid of. It was a baptism of fire at the beginning but as I go along I started to enjoy and had fun while learning.”

    Mohammed Al-Beshri
  • “The small class size, the diversity of the participants’ experiences, the quality of the faculty and the curriculum are just few of what makes this EMBA Program one of the best in the Middle East. Going back to school after being at work for more than twenty years was a challenge by itself, but the real challenge proved to be meeting the high standards of KFUPM EMBA Program. For the faculty, I say thank you for a job well done and for the fellow participants, I say congratulation on your high return on this investment.”

    Saud H. Al-Rashidi



Eurasia & Middle East
Eduniversal 2019

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
Online Application Form

Candidates should complete the sections that appear in the online 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.

Students must fulfill the requirements to be able to enrol in our EMBA Program.

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