The Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) program

BBA program director: Dr. Abdelmonin Shaltoni

BBA Vision
We aim to be the first choice for students who strive to be business leaders.

BBA Mission
The mission of the Bachelor of Business Administration is to develop the intellectual, professional and personal competencies of the students through principled business education and commitment to excellence. The BBA program mission is translated to the following goals:

  • Providing a student-centered environment that is committed to CoB core values of excellence, integrity, gender diversity, transparency, accountability, engagement, collegiality and self-governance,
  • Offering modern curriculum and course delivery using innovative methods to enhance student learning experience.
  • Engaging our students in extracurricular activities blended with work experience in local and international markets.
  • Attracting well-qualified and research-oriented faculty from diverse backgrounds.
  • Support learning activities that focus on the applying business theory to real practices.

In brief, the BBA program offers five concentrations for the students to choose from which are:

Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) with Concentration in Accounting

Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) with Concentration in Finance

Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) with Concentration in Human Resources Management

Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) with Concentration in Marketing

Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) with Concentration in Project Management


BBA Degree Requirements (126 hours)


To obtain a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with a Concentration, the student must complete a total of 126 credit hours that are distributed as follow:
A. General Education Requirement Courses (44 hours) (GER)
B. Business Core Courses (55 hours) (BCC)
C. Concentration Core Courses (18 hours) (CCC)
D. Business Electives Courses (9 hours) (BEC)

A. General Education Requirement Courses (44 hours)

Course Code

Course-Title

Credits

Pre-Requisite
Course Code

Ministry of Education Required courses (14 hours)

ARB 101

Arabic Language I

2

--

ARB 112

Arabic Language II

2

ARB 101

ISL 101

Islamic Studies I

2

--

ISL 112

Islamic Studies II

2

ISL 101

ENG 101

Freshman English I

3

--

ENG 112

Freshman English I

3

ENG 101

The Mathematics and Computing courses (12 credits)

MAT 100

Pre – Calculus

3

--

MAT 111

Business Calculus

3

MAT 100

OPM 211

Business Statistics

3

MAT 111

OPM 101

Introduction to Computing

3

--

The Natural Sciences courses (6 credits)

BIO 103

Introduction to Biology

3

--

CHM 107

Chemistry in the Living Environment

3

--

PHU 101

Astronomy

3

--

PHU 102

Science of Energy and Environment

3

--

The Social Sciences courses (6 credits)

POL 101

Introduction to Political Science

3

--

PSY 101

Introduction to Psychology

3

--

SOC 101

Introduction to Sociology

3

--

ANT 105

Introduction to Globalization Studies

3

--

HIS 101

Islamic Civilization and Medieval Europe

3

--

ANT 101

Introduction to Sociocultural Anthropology

3

--

The General Electives Courses (6 credits)

6 credit hours from any of the following courses:

  • Any courses offered by the CoSGS but not taken as part of the GER (as listed above).
  • Any non-business courses offered at the AU.
  • Non-business courses offered by other accepted educational institutions (pre-approvals by the CoB and SA are required).

































B. Business Core Courses (55 hours)


All CoB students must complete the following courses

B. Business Core Courses (55 hours)

Course Code

Course-Title

Credits

Prerequisite
Course Code

ECO 101

Microeconomics

3

 

ECO 102

Macroeconomics

3

ECO 101

ACC 201

Introduction to Financial Accounting

3

ECO 102, MAT 111

ACC 202

Introduction to Management Accounting

3

ACC 201

MKT 201

Principles of Marketing

3

ECO 102

OPM 220

Quantitative Methods for Business

3

MAT 111

OPM 230

Operations Management

3

OPM 220

OPM 320

Management Information Systems

3

MGT 201

MGT 201

Business Communications

3

ENG 112

MGT 210

Business Ethics

3

ISL 112

MGT 300

Executive Lecture

1

ACC 202

MGT 301

Business Law

3

MGT 210

MGT 330

Organizational Behavior

3

MGT 201

MGT 490

Strategic Management (capstone)

3

MGT 330 & one of ACC 302,FIN 350, MKT 330, OPM 380

MGT 492

COOP Training Internship

12

one of the following:
ACC 302,FIN 350, MKT 330, OPM 380






















C. Concentration Core Courses (18 hours)

Single concentration students, must complete all courses of selected concentration which is 18 credit hours. For double concentration student must complete the18 credit hours of the second concentration where none of these 18 credit hours counted as an elective for the first concentration; see the general notes. Details of concentration core courses are provided in each department section on the next pages.

D. Business Electives Courses (9 hours)

D. Business Electives Courses (9 hours)

Course Code

Course-Title

Credits

Prerequisite
Course Code

 

ECO 310

International Economics

3

ECO 102

ECO 320

Islamic Economic and Finance

3

ECO 102

MKT 320

International Marketing

3

MKT 201

FIN 340

Contemporary Financial Issues

3

FIN 201

FIN 374

Real Estate

3

FIN 201

FIN 376

Entrepreneurial Finance

3

FIN 201

FIN 377

Fixed Income Securities

3

FIN 201

FIN 467

Banking Management

3

FIN 201

FIN 450

Financial Trading Strategies

3

FIN 201

MGT 373

Negotiation

3

MGT 330

MGT 375

Introduction to Entrepreneurship

3

FIN 201

MGT 420

Human Performance Improvement

3

MGT350

ACC 490

Financial Statement Analysis and Equity Valuation

3

ACC 302

ACC 495

Accounting Theory and Contemporary Issues in Accounting

3

ACC 302






















The Internship

The Internship Program is designed to the provide College of Business students with practical, on-the-job experience which can contribute to their academic and career development. The internship program is mandatory for all undergraduate students. The duration of the internship program is four (4) months and students can earn twelve (12) credits towards their final degree qualification. It is normally conducted in the seventh semester (one semester before graduation).

Students will gain practical skills and experience to reinforce and expand what they learned in the classroom and increase student's employability in an ever competitive job market. Due to the growing reputation of Alfaisal University, several organizations are approaching the College of Business to send its students to participate in their internship programs, and introduce them for jobs in these organizations. The College of Business has worked with over 100 national and international organizations to hire College of Business student interns.

General Notes about College of Business Degree Requirements
  • A minimum of 126 Credit hours are required to graduate with one concentration.
  • All students must consult their respective advisor/s throughout their full study cycle with due approval at specific milestones.
  • The policies listed in 'CoB Academic Policies' are strictly applied to all study plans and in related management activities; e.g. concentration selection, double concentration, internship, etc.
  • Study plans based on the listed courses are effective for students starting Fall 2013/2014.
  • All courses are 3 credits unless stated otherwise.
  • GER courses must be completed during the first two years (Freshman & Sophomore) with limited spill over. The diagram below presented as example for illustration purposes only.
  • Double Concentration: Students completed 60 credits with cumulative GPA of 3.2, can select two concentrations. These students must complete a minimum of 144 Credits to graduate, which covers 36 credits of the two concentrations, 10 credits as BEC's, plus all required GER and BCC. For more information, please see the double concentration policy.



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