College of Administrative and Financial Sciences

College of Administrative and Financial Sciences

College of Administrative and Financial Sciences

​​Introduction

In the last two decades the world has been witnessing continuous increase in e-commerce, seen in the very high growth of this sector by 28% percent between 2006 and 2010. Various studies predict a large decrease in traditional modes of commerce by 2020, including trading in food products and retailing sector which is pushing in favor of e-commerce at the expense of intensive labor trade. Due to the presence of an advanced electronic environment especially in broad band Internet services and personal computers in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, academic specializations in administering e-commerce, from administrative marketing perspective and technical support perspective, are among the areas which will be more attractive to the workforce and accordingly in strong demand from students and graduates.

Program content

The BA in Business Administration (e-commerce) graduates specialists in business administration and commerce through electronic media such as the Internet, mobile phones, and the like. In addition to the basic academic fields and skills, the academic plan covers, skills relevant to e-business and e-commerce strategies, designing commercial Internet sites. Electronic marketing, technological administration, addressing copy-rights issues related to e-commerce, etc. The graduate will thoroughly master the processes involved in e-commerce, and the methods that help advance it, in addition to being able to sell products through virtual cyberspace. In addition to academic courses, the academic plan focuses on practical skills through practical training in case studies used in parallel with most courses, together with a variety of teaching and evaluation strategies. The BA in Business Administration (e-commerce) consists of 130 credit hours covering university requirements, college requirements and specialized courses, and it includes elective courses and practical training.

Program duration

   4 years

Program objectives

The BA in Business Administration (E-commerce) aims at preparing a specialized workforce and developing the skills and competencies in e-commerce to meet the needs of the job market.

The graduates of this program are expected to:

1-Show understanding of e-commerce at the level of administration and practical application.

2-Make decision concerning e-commerce to promote the employing organization's performance.

3-Increase the organization's market share in cyberspace.

4-Know technical methods in e-commerce currently used in the international markets.

5-Apply new practices in e-commerce.

6-Design Internet sites for e-commerce and prepare their marketing contents.

7-Market the organization's products through the Internet and other social media.

8-Lay plans and strategies for developing the organization's e-business and trade.

Justification for offering BA in Business Administration

The justifications for the program in e-commerce include:

A.The importance of e-commerce locally and internationally.

B.The urgent need for qualified e-commerce graduates in the job market.

C.The recent development in e-commerce and the investment opportunities in this market.

D.The need in the KSA for enhancing e-commerce which will help increase the country's share of the international market.

E.The attractive nature of studying at SEU.

F.Trends among graduate to opt for more technologically oriented programs.

In addition to the above, one can mention the much needed contribution of graduates of this program, like other graduates of CAF, to assist in the ​growth of the national economy of the KSA, which in turn reinforces the status of Saudi economy in the international arena.

Employment opportunities

The BA in Business Administration (E-Commerce) prepares graduates to work in a wide variety of jobs in the public and private sectors including:

•E-commerce director

•E-retail analyst

•Smart jobs analyst

•Warehouse database analyst

•E-business consultant

•Information systems E-analyst

•Information security consultant

•IT researcher

•Web-sites commercial developer

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
IT404 Web Design 3
LAW402 Law of E-Commerce 3 LAW101
E-COM421 E-Business Strategies and Business Models 3 MGT401
E-COM402 E-Supply Chain Management 3 MGT322
E-COM301 E-Marketing 3 MGT201
IT403 Fundamentals of Databases 3 IT401
IT401 Business Computer Languages 3
IT402 Integrated Enterprise Systems 3 MIS201
E-COM430 Internship 6 Complete 90 credit hours
Total 30
Concentrations: E-Commerce Concentration:
Course Code ​ Course Name​ Credit Hours Prerequisites
IT405​ E-Portals Development 3 ​​IT404
​E-COM322 ​Social Media Marketing 3 E-COM301
E-COM425​ Virtual Organization Management​​ 3 MGT101
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
Finance Concentration
Course Code ​ Course Name​ Credit Hours Prerequisites
FIN201 Corporate Finance 3 FIN101
FIN402 Financial Institutions and Markets​ 3 FIN101
FIN401​ Banks Management 3 FIN101​
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
year 3 : 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
E-COM301 E-Marketing 3 MGT201
Total 18
year3 : Semester 6 ​ ​ ​ ​ ​
Course Code ​ Course Name​ Credit Hours Prerequisites
ACCT301 Cost Accounting 3 ACCT301
MGT322 Logistics Management 3 MGT101
MGT321 Intro to International Business 3
IT401 Business Computer Languages​ 3
Concentration 3
ISLM103 Islamic Economic System 2 ISLM101
Total 17
year4 : Semester 7 ​ ​ ​ ​ ​
Course Code ​ Course Name​ Credit Hours Prerequisites
IT404 Web Design 3
MGT401 Strategic Management 3 MGT201+ FIN101
IT403 Fundamentals of Databases 3 IT401
LAW402 Law of E-Commerce​ 3 LAW101
Concentration 3
ISLM104 Social System and Human Rights 2 ISLM102
Total 17
year4 : Semester 8 ​ ​ ​ ​
Course Code ​ Course Name​ Credit Hours Prerequisites
IT402 Integrated Enterprise Systems 3 MIS201
E-COM421 E-Business Strategy and Business Models 3 MGT401
E-COM402 E-supply Chain Management 3 MGT​211
Concentration 3
E-COM430 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 and Learning Agreement.

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

Articulate and apply principles learned in and outside of the classroom.

Complete assignments that encourage in-depth reflection of the internship experience.

Gain self-understanding, self-confidence, and interpersonal skills.

Develop work competencies for a specific profession or occupation.

Improving educational experience away from what is offered in the classroom.

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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