Graduate Business Programs

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

MBA program director: Dr. Jan Smolarski

With the support of the King Faisal Foundation (KFF), the MBA program was approved by the Ministry of Higher Education on July 2010. The primary objective of the MBA program is to provide graduate students in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with a world-class MBA education.

The MBA program is conducted in the evenings and accepts both men and women. The typical candidates for this program include:

  • Working professionals that want to improve their general business knowledge and develop collaborative business networks.
  • Individuals who want to enhance their careers and develop their leadership potential and abilities.
  • Men and women who want to transition from their current positions into general management roles.
  • Entrepreneurs who are keen to start new businesses or nurture and grow existing companies.
  • Men and women in the early stages of their careers who want to improve their knowledge of business and management disciplines and enhance their future career prospects.


The MBA program consists of 42 credit hours and is dedicated to providing professionals with maximum flexibility during their busy working schedules. The program is typically completed within 24 to 36 months and is delivered weekday evenings from 6:00pm to 9:00pm and on selected Thursdays.

Our Vision

We aim to be the first choice of professionals striving to be business leaders.

Our Mission

Our mission is to develop world-class managerial knowledge, skills and ethics necessary to have a sustainable impact on business and society.

MBA Concentrations

MBA concentrations are designed to meet specific needs of the KSA business community. These concentrations are not separate MBA programs; they are made up of eight core courses plus, at least, six elective courses from a specific set of elective courses that belong to a concentration. As all concentration courses are elective courses, these courses are open for selection to all MBA students who completed the prerequisite courses.

MBA Tracks

• MBA General

• MBA Finance

• MBA Healthcare Management

Why Pursue an Alfaisal University MBA?

Globalization brings with it countless economic opportunities and social challenges. The Alfaisal University College of Business MBA degree provides students with the theoretical knowledge and practical skills needed to take advantage of career opportunities and deal effectively and responsibly with complex business challenges. Global and regional organizations require their managers and leaders to have a variety of technical and interpersonal skills. Such organizations look to leading universities to supply them with MBA graduates who have exceptional business knowledge. Whether your goal is to progress within your organization, to move careers, or to create a new business. The Alfaisal University MBA will equip you with the skills and qualification needed to realize these objectives and better serve your organization, your community, and your nation.

Excellence in Education

The Alfaisal University College of Business (AUCB) is committed to offering the best standards in graduate management education in the KSA. We are committed to recruiting experienced and well-qualified teaching and research faculty that have demonstrated excellence in MBA education and academic enquiry. The AUCB conducts teaching evaluations of MBA faculty every semester and regularly distributes Course Satisfaction surveys to our MBAs. We also have an elected group of MBA students who serve on an MBA Consultative Committee, which meets every semester with the MBA Director and the Graduate Studies Committee. In early 2013, we implemented a rigorous Quality of Learning Assurance policy for the MBA program. The AUCB is committed to such standards, initiatives, and policies, which differentiate us from other local MBA providers and enable us to deliver the highest quality MBA education in the KSA.

Classroom Experience

When learning anything new, a supportive mentor or an inspirational teacher is invaluable. However, they may be difficult to find for help or advice. In any organizational, or educational setting, an exceptional teacher is only one part of the learning equation. The main part of the equation is what you bring with you, including your personal aptitudes, abilities, and experience, the leadership and people management skills you already possess, an awareness of your current strengths and limitations as a manager, and knowing what you want achieve and how you will achieve it. The purpose of the Alfaisal MBA program is to support your side of the learning equation theoretically, practically, and personally. To achieve this purpose, all MBA courses involve individual and collaborative work, interactive classroom discussions on contemporary business issues, and a variety of assignments, projects, tests and examination to help you consolidate your learning. Our primary focus is to provide you with the optimal opportunities for learning how to grow as a manager and leader in your organization and community.

International Study Trips

In an era of globalization, exposure to business and management practices in other countries and cultures is an important part of the MBA learning experience. The College of Business offers international study trips for MBA students each year in June during the summer break.



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