The region is experiencing a time of unprecedented change, especially in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Successful businesses are those that anticipate change and use it to their competitive advantage. The College of Business (CoB), located in Riyadh, is in the eye of the storm of this change. Emphasizing its partnership with the community, we have designed programs that will produce leaders who recognize the direction and implication of change and take advantage of the multiple opportunities that become available to astute managers.
Alfaisal celebrated its 10th anniversary, admitting its first students over 10 years ago in the fall of 2008. While CoB has a short history, it has become the College of first choice for business education in the GCC region. The college’s pioneering curriculum and highly qualified and research active faculty, drawn from top European, US and Australian Universities, are attracting the best and the brightest in the Kingdom. The students are trained to manage change and growth in the public and private organizations through business analytics, information technology and collaborative education. In-class and internship experiences using real-world business problems give students the edge needed to help companies compete in today’s global market. Many of our graduates become entrepreneurs while others take on incredible opportunities in the private and public sectors.
We offer two dynamic and transformational academic programs: an MBA with three existing tracks: General, Finance, and Healthcare Management; and three upcoming tracks: Accounting, Human Capital Management, and Marketing Management; and an Undergraduate Business Administration Program grounded in the liberal arts. Five undergraduate concentrations are available: Accounting, Finance, Human Resources Management, Marketing, and Operations and Project Management. The College also offers active Executive Education programs tailored to the needs of the Saudi and regional markets. We provide various opportunities to the business community and government agencies to enhance their managerial skills and professional expertise. CoB is also the home of the Corporate Governance Center, which plays an important role in sustaining good economic growth and helping in the realization of the Kingdom’s 2030 Vision.
As part of Alfaisal University, the CoB is committed to providing high quality business education at a world-class student-centered research university. CoB also continues to strengthen and broaden its partnerships with the private and public organizations and seek the accreditation of the international accreditation agencies. I welcome you to join us and grow with CoB personally and professionally. We invite you to explore, attend and succeed.
Bajis Dodin, Ph.D.
College of Business