College of Administrative and Financial Sciences

College of Administrative and Financial Sciences

College of Administrative and Financial Sciences

​Introduction

Finance is a rather recent specialization in field of business administration at large. But the importance of financial jobs in most organizations, financial markets and economy in general, has brought finance as a specialization to be included in many colleges of administration. At the same time, the complexity of the relations among the banking sector, financial markets and insurance companies, has highlighted the need for graduates who can handle these complexities, in order to secure investments in the best way possible.

Program content

The BA in Business Administration (Finance) focuses on graduating students who can understand and operate in an environment which is governed by the complexities of relations among various financial institutions. The academic plan of the program covers administrative skills as well as different dimensions of financial quantitative methods and instruments. The study plan covers all the dimensions of financial resources and investment, which leads to high returns for investors and appropriators, and hence to the overall economy of KSA. The academic plan covers the knowledge domains and the skills needed for graduates to understand the financial systems and activities of financial markets and banks. Consequently, the program produces an all rounded graduate capable of taking the best financial and investment decision in a given situation. In addition to academic competencies, the academic plan caters for practical skills through training in case studies incorporated with most courses, employing a variety of teaching and evaluation strategies. The program has 127 credit hours distributed over university and college requirements, core courses and electives.

Program objectives

Take decisions about financial matters (e.g. financing and/or investing in projects and business ventures), which consolidates the value and position of the employer's organization.

Plan and predict financial short-term and long-term needs.

Evaluate investment projects through measuring risks and returns which are essential for investment decisions.

Analyze and evaluate financial records for financial organizations.

Utilize up-to-date methods in evaluating financial matters.

Understand market trends.

Draw and execute financial plans.

Manage financial portfolios and evaluate their returns.

Program duration

4 years

Justification for offering BA in Business Administration

The following reasons and needs justify offering the program:A.The importance of financial sectors in any business or organization.

B.The great demand for qualified accountants in the job market.

C.The small-numbers of graduates in finance and the absence of this specialization in many universities in Saudi Arabia. In addition to the above, the nature of this program and the need for its outcomes will help create a qualified pool of manpower which will occupy a leading role in Saudi businesses and organizations, which in turn reinforces the status of Saudi economy among world financial powers.

Employment opportunities

The BA in Business Administration (Finance) prepares graduates to work in a wide variety of jobs in both public and private sectors.

Financial director

Financial researcher

Financial consultant

Financial analyst

Financial mediator (financial agencies)

University requirements: 34 Credit Hours
Course Code ​ Course Name​ Credit Hours Prerequisites
ENG001 English Language Skills 16
CS001 Computer Essentials 3
COMM001 Communication Skills 2
CI001 Academic Skills 2
MATH101 Fundamentals of Math 3
ISLM101 Intro to Islamic culture 2
ISLM102 Professional Conduct & Ethics in Islam 2
ISLM103 Islamic Economic System 2 ISLM101
ISLM104 Social System and Human Rights​ 2 ISLM102
Total 34
College Requirements: 57 Credit Hours​​
Course Code ​ Course Name​ Credit Hours Prerequisites
ACCT101 Principles of Accounting 3 Passing the first year​ ​ ​ ​
MGT101 Principles of Management 3 Passing the first year​ ​ ​ ​
STAT101 Statistics 3 Passing the first year​ ​ ​ ​
ECON101 Microeconomics 3 Passing the first year​ ​ ​ ​
LAW101 Legal Environment of Business 3 Passing the first year​ ​ ​ ​
E-COM201 Introduction to E-Management 3 MGT101
ACCT301 Cost Accounting 3 ACCT101
MGT322 Logistics Management 3 MGT101
FIN101 ​ Principles of Finance 3 ACCT101
MGT311 Intro to Operations Management 3 MGT101+STAT101
MGT321 Intro to International Business 3
MGT201 Marketing Management 3 MGT101
MGT301 Organizational Behavior 3 MGT211
MGT401 Strategic Management 3 MGT201+ FIN101
STAT201 Quantitative Methods 3 STAT101
ECON201 Macroeconomics 3
MGT211 H.R. Management 3 MGT101
E-COM101 E-Commerce 3
MIS201 Management of Information Systems 3 MGT101
Total 57
Department Requirements: 30 Credit Hours​​
Course Code ​ Course Name​ Credit Hours Prerequisites
FIN201 Corporate Finance 3 FIN101
FIN403 Investments 3 FIN101
FIN402 ​ Financial Institutions and Markets 3 FIN101
FIN405 Financial Derivatives 3 FIN402
FIN301​ Risk Management 3 FIN101​
FIN406 International Finance 3 FIN402
FIN401​ Banks Management 3 FIN101​
FIN408 Internship 6 Complete 90 credit hours​
FIN424 Portfolio Management 3 FIN403​
Total 30
Finance Concentration
Course Code ​ Course Name​ Credit Hours Prerequisites
FIN414​ ​ Real Estate Finance 3 FIN201​ ​
FIN416 ​ ​ Islamic Finance 3 FIN201​ ​
FIN421 Small Business Financing 3 FIN301​
Total 9
E-Commerce Concentration
Course Code ​ Course Name​ Credit Hours Prerequisites
IT404​ Web Design 3
E-COM421 ​ E-Business Strategies and Business Models 3 MGT401
E-COM301 ​​ E-Marketing 3 MGT201 ​
Total 9
Accounting Concentration
Course Code ​ Course Name​ Credit Hours Prerequisites
ACCT201 Financial Accounting 3 ACCT101
ACCT422 Tax and Zakat Accounting 3 ACCT201
ACCT402 Introduction to Accounting Information Systems 3 ​ACCT101+ MIS201
Total 9
Management Concentration
Course Code ​ Course Name​ Credit Hours Prerequisites
MGT312 Decision Making and Problems Solving 3 MGT101
MGT323 Project Management 3 MGT311
MGT402 Entrepreneurship and Small Business 3 ​MGT101
Total 9
year1 : Semester 1 ​ ​
Course Code ​ Course Name​ Credit Hours Prerequisites
ENG001 English Language Skills 8
CS001 Computer Essentials 3
COMM001 Communication Skills 2
Total 13
year1 : Semester 2 ​ ​
Course Code ​ Course Name​ Credit Hours Prerequisites
ENG001 English Language Skills​(Continued) 8
MATH001 Fundamentals of Math 2
CI001 Academic Skills 3
Total 13
year2 :Semester 3 ​ ​ ​ ​ ​
Course Code ​ Course Name​ Credit Hours Prerequisites
ECON101 Microeconomics 3 Passing the first year
MGT101 Principles of Management 3 Passing the first year
STAT101 Statistics 3 Passing the first year
LAW101 Legal Environment of Business 3 Passing the first year
ACCT101 Principles of Accounting 3 Passing the first year
ISLM101 Introduction to Islamic Culture​ 2 Passing the first year
Total 17
year2 : Semester 4
Course Code ​ Course Name​ Credit Hours Prerequisites
FIN101 Principles of Finance 3 ACCT101
MGT201 Marketing Management 3 MGT101
STAT201 Quantitative Methods 3 STAT101
MGT211 H.R. Management 3 MGT101
E-COM101 E-Commerce 3
ISLM102 Professional Conduct & Ethics in Islam 2
Total 17
year3 :Semester 5 ​ ​ ​ ​ ​
Course Code ​ Course Name​ Credit Hours Prerequisites
ECON201 Macroeconomics 3
MIS201 Management of Information Systems 3 MGT101
E-COM201 Introduction to E-Management ​ 3 MGT101
MGT301 Organizational Behavior 3 MGT211
MGT311 Introduction to Operations Management 3 MGT101+STAT101
FIN201 Corporate Finance 3 FIN101
Total 18
year3 : Semester 6 ​ ​ ​ ​ ​
Course Code ​ Course Name​ Credit Hours Prerequisites
ACCT301 Cost Accounting 3 ACCT101
MGT321 Intro to International Business 3
MGT322 Logistics Management 3 MGT101
FIN301 Risk Management​ 3 FIN101
Concentration 3
ISLM103 Islamic Economic System 2 ISLM101
Total 17
year4 : Semester 7 ​ ​ ​ ​ ​
Course Code ​ Course Name​ Credit Hours Prerequisites
FIN401 Banks Management 3 FIN101
FIN401 Strategic Management 3 MGT201+ FIN101
FIN402 Financial Institutions and Markets 3 FIN101
FIN403 Investments 3 FIN101
Concentration 3
ISLM104 Social System and Human Rights 2 ISLM102
Total 17
year4 : Semester 8 ​ ​ ​ ​
Course Code ​ Course Name​ Credit Hours Prerequisites
FIN405 Financial Derivatives 3 FIN301
FIN424 Portfolio Management​ 3 FIN403
FIN406 International Finance 3 FIN402
Concentration 3
FIN408 Internship​ 6 ​Complete 90 credit hours
Total 18
Brief Description

The internship ​provides qualified students with an opportunity to receive professional training and experience in an actual work environment. ​ This Internship is an ongoing seminar between the student, the faculty member and the employment supervisor. ​It involves an Internship Application and Learning Agreement, periodic meetings with the faculty representative, professional experience at a level equivalent to other senior-level courses and submission of material as established in the Internship Application.

Semester

Semester 8 (10 weeks).

Time Allocation and Scheduling Arrangement

One semester after completing 90 credit hours of the study plan.

Number of Credit Hours

6 credit hours.

Intended Learning Outcomes

To apply academic learning to workplace practices.

To practice and develop professional skills, such as oral, written, and interpersonal communications.

To use technology and analytical tools related to the field.

To understand and apply the working team requirements.

To examine one's own aptitudes toward work in the field of Finance and to consider which aspects of Finance best match one's own interests. ​

Assessment Procedures

40 % for internship activities (assigned by the on-training supervisor).

30 % for the apprehension and the assiduity of the student (assigned by the academic supervisor).

30 % for the substance and the style of the training report (assigned by the department)​.

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