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Executive MBA

College of Business Administration
SAU
Debatable questions (MAJOR)
• Regular MBA or Executive MBA?

• For business specializations or general specializations?

• Have Saudi/Gulf or Western curriculum orientation?

• Total credit hours?

• How much time we have to finalize?

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Debatable questions (MINOR)
• Can some courses have 2 credit hours?

• Compulsory electives or optional electives?

• How much credit for research work?

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Benchmarking
Executive MBA

• KING FAHD UNIVERSITY
OF PETROLEUM &
MINERALS
• KING ABDULAZIZ
UNIVERSITY
• UNIVERSITY OF
SHARJAH


Regular MBA

• QATAR UNIVERSITY
• KUWAIT UNIVERSITY
• KING SAUD UNIVERSITY
• AL AIN UNIVERSITY
• CBA, JEDDAH
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Benchmarking continued

• HARVARD BUSINESS SCHOOL

http://www.businessweek.com/bschools/rankings/#2
• BOOTH SCHOOL OF BUSINESS (University of Chicago)
• WHARTON SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT(University of
Pennsylvania)
• COX SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT (Southern Methodist
University, Texas)

• National University of Singapore
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Program structure of Saudi/Gulf
EMBAs
KFUPM-42 credit hours
• 11 courses with 3 credit hours
• 5 courses with 2 credit hours ( Financial Accounting & Reporting, Business Negotiations, Ethics&
Leadership, Corporate Governance, Macro environment of Business)

KAU-48 credit hours
• Compulsory courses-42 hours
• Optional-3 hours
• Research-3 hours

University of Sharjah-48 credit hours
• Foundation courses-15
• Core courses-24
• Electives-9


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Orientation of Western EMBAs
Harvard- no executive MBA
• Comprehensive leadership program
• Focused program targeting current issue & industry trends
• Custom program tailored to company needs

Booth School of Business- 21 months
Wharton School- 24 months
Cox school of Business-21 months
NUS-15 months
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Course mapping- Some of the core courses
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Some core courses which are not in
Saudi/Gulf EMBAs

• Principles of
Management
• Entrepreneurship
• Organizational Behavior
• Business Ethics &
Corporate Governance
Western EMBAs

• Principles of
Management
• Business research
Methods
• Human Resource
Management
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Program Structure & Credit hours
• Option I -10+40 -(bridge-2 credit-compulsory elective; elective
– 3 credits)

• Option II -10+40 - (bridge & core-2 credit---elective-3 credits)

• Option III -10+50- (bridge 2 credit- core& elective-3 credit-
compulsory elective)

• Option IV -10+50- (bridge 2 credit- core& elective-3 credit)


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Option I (bridge-2 credit-compulsory elective;
elective – 3 credits)
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Option II (bridge & core-2 credit---elective-3 credits)
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Option III (bridge 2 credit- core& elective-3 credit-
compulsory elective)
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Option IV (bridge 2 credit- core& elective-3 credit)
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Electives
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• First, how much time do we have to finalize?

• Any queries?
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