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The MBA Program

Program Overview


The MBA program at KFUPM Business School was established in 1975 and is one of the oldest MBA programs in the region. It was designed initially to serve the local professional community with the rise of oil & gas companies such as Saudi Aramco and SABIC. However, this soon extended beyond that as the region began to attract professionals in various industries. These new developments allowed the MBA program to be enriched with diverse backgrounds bringing a unique flavor to the class. In 2002, the Business School achieved the AACSB accreditation and that brought the MBA into light thus attracting international students too. 

The MBA provides all necessary education and skills to prepare students to work and perform successfully at all levels of management. The program covers all the functional areas of business and allows the students to take additional elective courses that match their career aims and their personal goals and development, allowing them to further integrate all functional areas and gain the essential overall view of organizational performance.

While the overall orientation of the program is general business management, it also puts sufficient emphasis on leadership, globalization, strategy, and stresses application of the theory and skills to the Saudi business environment.

Evening MBA

Full-Time & Part-Time Modes

Highly Successful Alumni Network

Open to Both Genders


The MBA is made up of 42 credit hour,where is it 24-month for full time, and at-your-own-pace for part-time. Classes are held from Sundays to Wednesdays, 5:00Pm – 9:30PM.

The MBA program for female candidates is a cohort-based program.

All candidates for the MBA program must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • A four-year Bachelor’s Degree (B.A., B.S. or B.E.).
  • Grade-Point Average (GPA) of 2.50 or higher on a scale of 4.00 or equivalent, and a GPA of 3.00 in the subject of the major field.
  • Minimum of 3 years of full time work experience
  • Completion of TOEFL with a minimum score of 520 (PBT), 190 (CBT) or 68 (IBT)
  • Completion of the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) with an acceptable score.

The MBA tuition is dependent on the university’s tuition fee regulations. Scholarships and Research Assistant positions are also available for full-time MBA candidates upon approval. Please see the admissions page for more info.

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

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