Entrepreneurship | Undergraduate | College of Business
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Key Fact
  • Program name
  • Program code
  • Chair of the Program
    Dr. Manzar Ahmed, CDMP® PCM® FCIM
  • Program length
    4 years
  • Credit hours

 About the Program


In a constantly changing world, it's entrepreneurs who rise to the challenge of leading businesses. Our Bachelor's Degree in Entrepreneurship will equip you with the entrepreneurial skills and knowledge to lead and inspire businesses of all sizes in any sector.

The entrepreneur degree program focuses on business in the Middle East, particularly Saudi Arabia, but will teach you the universal entrepreneurial skills needed to organise and manage domestic, regional and global companies.

The course has been designed specifically for students interested in starting their own business, joining a small business, or working in a fast-growing, innovative business. ​


The Entrepreneurship Degree course at Effat University gives students the opportunity to focus their studies in an area that interests them by choosing from one of three concentrations: Entrepreneurship, Technological Entrepreneurship, or Corporate Entrepreneurship.

Students are also given the chance to explore the impact of globalisation and use of information technology on business and entrepreneurial endeavours.

You will study important principles of marketing and management, which will help you to evaluate and make smart contributions that will positively impact the daily running of a business.  

Additionally, you will develop an understanding of key elements of business communication and strategic management, helping you to critically analyse business problems, devise solutions and recognise business opportunities.

The entrepreneurship course covers important administrative responsibilities that will teach you to operate more efficiently, including managerial accounting and important legal aspects of business.

You'll also learn about business social responsibility and ethical behaviour within a business context, develop an understanding of how the business can make a positive contribution to wider society.​

 Vision, Mission, and Goals


The ENTP Department aims to be recognized, nationally and internationally, as the reference in building and nurturing an innovative entrepreneurial mindset that will inspire its graduates to be the leaders of the future economical and societal changes in the Kingdom.


The Entrepreneurship Department aims to provide world-class education through an integrated and contemporary curriculum, delivered by highly qualified and passionate faculty who will prepare graduates to effectively contribute to the Kingdom's economic prosperity through a global, innovative and entrepreneurial mindset.


  1. Position and market the ENTP program as a national and international reference in Entrepreneurship education.
  2. Encourage a positive work environment that promotes integrity and team spirit through effective and inspiring leadership.
  3. To enhance the department’s quality measures to maintain the national accreditation and gain the international accreditation.
  4. Sustain excellence in all academic activities of the department through the introduction of innovative approaches.
  5. Attract and retain high quality students to the Entrepreneurship program.
  6. Continue to provide innovative learning resources and promote their effective use among faculty and students in support of teaching, learning, and research activities.
  7. Optimize the use of the teaching and research facilities provided by the college to increase collaborative and entrepreneurial initiatives.
  8. Further develop the department of Entrepreneurship’s financial situation to ensure growth and sustainability
  9. Hire, retain and support high profile faculty and staff to effectively manage and lead the department.
  10. Further, support quality research and scholarly activities in the department through an effective allocation and management of the available resources.
  11. Further, enhance the collaboration activities of the department with the academic and non-academic partners as well as the alumni and other stakeholders in the general community.

 Learning Outcomes

  • Knowledge​

    • ​Develop a strong foundation in the liberal arts to prepare for a future career.
    • Demonstrate knowledge of a wide range of models and approaches to the starting and running of a business.
    • Demonstrate knowledge of the functional areas of business enterprise.
    • Demonstrate knowledge and skills relating to the collection of information pertaining to entrepreneurship and related fields.

    Cognitive Skills

    • ​Demonstrate innovative skills through the creation of new ideas and strategies.
    • Critically analyze business problems, devise solutions and recognize business opportunities.
    • Demonstrate an understanding of how to analyze the domestic and global business environments.
    • Demonstrate the capability to launch new ventures, either as a start-up businesses or within existing corporate structures.

    Interpersonal Skills and Responsibility

    • ​Work effectively in diverse teams to demonstrate an understanding of group dynamics in organizations.
    • Demonstrate ethical behavior, with an appreciation for the social and legal responsibilities of business.
    • Demonstrate responsible leadership by being a role model and a motivated team player.

    Communication, IT and Numeracy Skills

    • ​Effectively utilize information systems and technologies in communicating business ideas.
    • Demonstrate effective written and oral communication skills in pursuing business transactions.
    • Demonstrate statistical and analytical skills that enable stakeholders to make sense of quantitative information being used in the decision-making process.
    • Apply numeracy skills in the analysis and interpretation of financial statements and reports.

    Psychomotor Skills

    • Demonstrate the enhancement of creativity, as well as the acquisition of knowledge and skills to develop a product or service.​

 Career Opportunities

  • Previous students who graduated with a Bachelors in Entrepreneurship at Effat University have gone on to work in various capacities within business-relate​d environments.​

    Graduates will possess the capability to launch new ventures, either as a start-up businesses or within existing corporate structures, but there are plenty of other career opportunities in which they can apply their business management skills, such as business consultant roles.​​

    Other common career routes for students who obtain a BSc Degree in Entrepreneurship include pitching-based roles such as sales representatives and account managers, as well as more marketing-oriented in which graduates can support the business through regular contribution of creative ideas and innovative thinking.

    • Entrepreneur – start your own business or be self-employed.
    • Corporate entrepreneur or intrapreneur – start working in an existing entrepreneurial enterprise or join the corporate world.
    • Business consultant – serve as a business consultant in any industry.
    • Sales – represent a company, manage accounts, and follow up on leads, or run the sales and marketing department.
    • Research and Development (R&D) – expand core business concepts, procedures, practices, and training and education.
    • Entrepreneurship coach  – train people from the community or corporate world on how to become self-employed or sustainable.
    • Small/Medium-sized business manager.
    • Manager of change and development.
    • Business awareness training center owner.
    • Enterprise team leader.​

 Graduation Requirements

​General Education Requirements: 42

Core Requirements: 51

Technical Requirements: 12

Technical Elective Requirements: 6

Business Elective Requirements: 9

Free Elective Requirements: 6

Supervised Internships: 3

Total: ​​​​129​

 Program Plan

Entrepreneurship Program Plan (PDF)​​​
Course Title LEC LAB CR Course Title LEC LAB CR
Freshman Year

Semester 1

Semester 2

GCS 150 Digital Skills: Information and Computer Literacy 2 2 3 ACCT 140 Financial Accounting 2 2 3
GMAT 141 B Pre-Calculus 3 0 3 MATH 160 Mathematics for Management – Applied Calculus (GMAT 142) 2 2 3
  Scientific Literacy Requirement  - - 3 GSTA 140 Elementary Statistics 2 2 3
GENG 161 Project Based Language Learning & Critical Thinking 2 1 2 GENG xxx English Language  2 1 2
GISL 171 Social and Moral Values in Islam 2 0 2 GISL xxx Islamic Thought and Ethics Requirement II 2 0 2
GARB xxx Arabic Language 3 0 3 GHE xxx Physical and Environmental Wellbeing  2 0 2





Sophomore Year

Semester 3

Semester 4

ACCT 240 Managerial Accounting (ACCT 140) 3 0 3 MKT 210 Principles of Marketing 3 0 3
ECON 270 Microeconomics 3 0 3 ECON 271 Macroeconomics  (ECON270) 3 0 3
OPIM 230 Decision Sciences (GMAT 142, GSTA 140) 2 2 3 GISL xxx Islamic Thought and Ethics Requirement III 2 0 2
MGT 220 Principles of Management 3 0 3 MGT 223 Business Communication (GENG 161) 3 0 3
  Cultural Literacy Requirement 3 0 3 FIN 240 Finance (ACCT 140) 3 0 3

  Foreign Languages I 2 0 2





Junior Year

Semester 5

Semester 6

MGT 325 Business Legal Environment 3 0 3 MGT 326 Organizational Behavior (MGT 220) 3 0 3
OPIM 330 Operations Management (Junior) 3 0 3 ENTP 253 Creativity and Innovation (MGT 220) 3 0 3
OPIM 338 Enterprise IT Systems (Junior) 3 0 3 ENTP 350 Entrepreneurship (MGT 220) 3 0 3
ENTP 252 Entrepreneurship and Entreprise (MGT 220) 3 0 3 GSEM 200 Interdisciplinary Seminar and Research 2 2 3
  Business Elective I 3 0 3   Business Elective  II 3 0 3
  Foreign Languages II 2 0 2   Civic Engagement 2 0 2





Summer Session
ENTP 480 Supervised Internship in ENTP 0 0 3          
Senior Year

Semester 7

Semester 8

MGT 427 Strategic Management (Senior) 3 0 3 MGT 428 Business Social Responsibility (Senior) 3 0 3
ENTP 353 Launching Entrepreneurial Ventures (ENTP 252) 3 0 3 ENTP xxx ENTP Elective II 3 0 3
ENTP xxx ENTP  Elective  I 3 0 3   Business Elective III 3 0 3
  Global Awarness Requirement 3 0 3 MGT490 Research Project 0 0 3
  Free Elective I 3 0 3   Free Elective II 3 0 3





Total credit hours required for ENTP Program


 Fact Sheet


High-School Percentage
Science Section
Art Section
Qudurat *(SAT)
Math Level *DTMS
1, 2
512, 612
Effat Placement Tests
TOEFL (525) - TWE (5)
Additional Department Requirement
Personal Statement
Contact Information
Program Chair
Tel.+966 122137842
Tel.+966 122137834 

    Program Accreditations and Partnerships

    Our qualifications are recognised globally, so you can study safe in the knowledge that wherever your path may lead, you have the whole wide world to choose from.

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