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Masters by Research

Master of Science in Business Studies

A Research-Based Master Program Bridging Theory and Practice

The MS in Business Studies program is designed to graduate students with business knowledge, soft skills, and research skills that enable them to pursue an academic or professional career; produce high-quality research that business scholars highly regard; and engage the community in valuable and enriching services.

The program allows candidates to focus on one of the following six specializations:

Degree Structure

Business Core Courses


Research Courses

*Choose one depending on specialization track

Elective Courses

Seminar Course

Thesis Course

Please refer to the curriculum for more information. 

Master’s Curriculum

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Full-Time Evening Program

Cohort Based

Open To Both Genders

Fees & Financial Support

A 36-credit hour program into four semesters.

Classes will be held daily from Sundays to Wednesdays, 5:20PM till 9:25PM.

All candidates for the Master program must meet the following requirements for entry:

  • A recognized 4-year Bachelor’s degree
  • GPA of 3.0+ out of 4.0 or equivalent
  • IELTS score of 6+ or TOEFL of 68+ (waived for KFUPM graduates and those who graduated from English-speaking countries)
  • The completion of GMAT or GRE with an acceptable score
  • Three recommendation letters
  • At least one college-level course in calculus and statistics

For fees information and financial support, please refer to the Deanship of Graduate Studies:

  1. Fees
  2. Financial Support

Students must fulfill the requirements to be able to enroll in our MS Program.

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