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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.

MBA Curriculum

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The KFUPM MBA is a cohort-based program comprised of 36 credit hours. It can be completed in two years (i.e., 4 semesters). Classes are held from Sundays to Wednesdays, 5:20 pm – 9:25 pm.

The MBA program is co-ed and open to all, with admissions offered annually.

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

  • A four-year Bachelor’s (B.A., B.S., B.Sc. or B.E.) degree in business, engineering, or science fields from a recognized (accredited) institution/university.
  • A GPA not less than 2.5 out of 4.00 or equivalent.
  • GMAT or GRE are optional, but satisfactory GMAT or GRE scores are used to support applicants’ files.
  • TOEFL with a minimum score of 520 (PBT), 190 (CBT) or 69 (IBT) or IELTS: with a minimum score of 6.0.
  • Three recommendation letters.
  • At least one course in college level calculus, which covers both differentiation and integration subjects.
  • At least one course in college level statistics.
  • A working knowledge of computers as evidenced by at least one course in that area (e.g., data processing, programming, information systems, etc.)
  • A one-page statement of purpose.
  • At least three years’ work experience.
  • Applicants are expected to meet the specified admission requirements. For any additional terms and conditions, please feel free to contact us at 013 860 1143.

The detail of the cost of the program (inclusive of VAT) is as follows:

Program Tuition Fee: Base SAR 80.000 – As low as SAR 33.600 after discount

Students sponsored by their employers from private sectors (except KFUPM) are charged SAR 150,000 for the whole program.

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

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