One of the priorities
of the Ministry of Higher Education in Saudi Arabia is to develop highly
skilled and qualified Saudi manpower and human capital that can support the
expected economic growth and increase productivity. In this regard, the
National Qualifications Framework was established in order to guide the higher
education institutions in developing suitable programs and in equipping their
graduates with the appropriate skills.
In alignment with this national
strategy, Effat University (EU), through its various undergraduate and graduate
programs, is aiming to produce world class graduates and highly qualified
professionals in their fields. Given the importance of the financial sector for
Saudi Arabia economy, and its contribution in creating job opportunities, EU
has decided to launch a Master of Science in Finance (MSF). This program will
contribute to effectively qualify and prepare the female students to become
professionals and top national and international leaders in this growing
When joining this program the students will be
offered three options. They can chose to graduate with a general master in
finance or follow one of the two tracks offered in the program: Islamic
Finance and Entrepreneurial Finance & Strategy. Islamic
finance track will allow students to build knowledge and to apply techniques in
different areas of Islamic finance and banking. Entrepreneurial Finance
& Strategy track will allow students to be worldwide recognized as
having a finance background with an additional knowledge in entrepreneurial
strategy and business innovation.
The Master of Science in Finance
(MSc) is designed in order to equip students with a solid understanding of
financial theory and research methodology and to prepare graduates for
successful careers in analysis and consultancy in the private and the public
sectors. Additionally, the program provides an excellent
preparation for students planning to pursue Doctoral studies by enhancing their
research and analytical skills.
- Gain a unique national positioning of the program.
- Sustain the program's academic excellence by adhering to the national and international accreditation quality standards.
- Stimulate and support the program's research activities
- Maintain and strengthen valuable relationships with graduates, employers and the community in general.
- Build and maintain valuable partnerships with international academic institutions