It is with great enthusiasm that I welcome you to the College of Business (CoB) at Alfaisal University located in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. CoB as a young college provides many challenges and opportunities for any dean. It grants the dean the opportunity to create something of a lasting value for the people of Saudi Arabia and the larger Middle East. First there is the city of Riyadh, which is becoming the business, financial, and political centre of the Arabia Peninsula and the Arab World. This allows CoB graduates to help shape the growth/change in such a vibrant city and region. Second, as we live in a time of unprecedented economic and technological change, CoB is designed to produce leaders that can recognize the change and capitalize on it. CoB currently offers two dynamic programs: MBA program, and an undergraduate business administration degree with several concentrations.
The college's pioneering curriculum and its diverse faculty are attracting the best and the brightest students in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Our students learn from distinguished scholars and practitioners who have very good academic credentials. It graduates leaders with exceptional abilities to manage and sustain growth in the public and private organizations through analytical decision-making, information technology and collaborative execution. In-class and internship experiences with real-world business problems it gives students the edge needed to help companies compete in today's global marketplace. Its graduates are in hot demand by the private and public sectors.
As part of AU, CoB is committed to providing high quality business education at a world-class research university. We are most interested in strengthening and broadening our partnerships with the many private businesses and public organizations, both locally and in the Arabia Peninsula. I welcome you to join us and grow with CoB.
Bajis Dodin, Ph.D
Interim Dean, College of Business