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Finance

Key Fact
  • Program name
    Finance
  • Program code
    FIN
  • Chair of the Program
    Dr. Tahar Tayachi
  • Program length
    4 years
  • Credit hours
    132

 About the Program

Overview

Our Bachelor of Science in Finance program will provide you with a thorough grounding in the main theories, concepts and tools of corporate finance, investments, financial markets and institutions. With an emphasis on the implications of finance issues from the perspective of individual investors, corporations, financial institutions, and policy makers, it will allow you to go on to contribute to the development of Saudi business culture in a global setting.​

The Curriculum

The curriculum for the BSc Finance program shall set you up with the skills to explain the fundamentals of the main business disciplines and their interaction with the financial environment, describe and discuss key concepts and principles of accounting and economics and identify the concepts, theories and practices related to finance and investment.

You will analyze real-life business and financial scenarios and formulate decisions and solutions, evaluate the feasibility of various options and decisions, and draw valid conclusions and conduct research into current problems related to finance.

You will develop keen analytical, problem-solving and decision-making skills grounded in ethical values, use mathematics and statistics to solve financial problems and develop your interpersonal skills to be able to function effectively in a team. 

The curriculum and program implementation is reviewed annually by Georgetown University McDonough School of Business to ensure our BSc Finance degree program is industry leading.

Educational Objectives

The program covers topics including contemporary issues within business areas; the domestic, regional and global economic environment of organizations; leadership, communication and interpersonal skills in team and diverse social settings; ethical, legal and social dimensions of making business and professional decisions; and quantitative.

 Vision, Mission, and Goals

Vision

The Prgram of Finance seeks to be recognized as a prestigious institution in providing high quality finance education, innovative research and which prepares competent professionals to lead the fast-changing national and global financial markets.

Mission

The Program of Finance is committed to preparing well educated and expertly trained graduates  with keen analytical, problem-solving and decision-making skills grounded in ethical values, a research driven curriculum, and to incite graduates to become competent professionals and socially responsible citizens able to cope with emerging challenges facing Saudi and global finance markets, economy and management.

Goals

  1. Position the Finance Program for a leading ranking through quality education, progressive research and community engagement.
  2. Ensure a positive work environment, professional ethical consideration and participatory decision making and leadership; and maintain national and obtain international accreditations and benchmarking while promoting a culture of quality and excellence.
  3. Prepare students for the increasingly complex challenges of financial markets through innovative problem-solving based teaching styles, and equip them with the necessary skills for national and international professional distinction; and Expand learning and information resources, optimize the use for academic and research excellence, further develop curriculums and instructional resource materials, and integrated information technologies into the teaching and programs content.
  4. Attract national and international qualified students, and continue to nurture holistic leadership and entrepreneurial development.
  5. Brand the Finance Program as an employee destination of choice through the recruitment of diverse and competent faculty, ensuring ongoing intellectual and professional development, building skills, competencies and talents for graduate and undergraduate students. Develop long term linkages with national businesses, enterprises and international community while engaging the business community in the continued improvement of current programs and the development of new educational and research projects.  
  6. Expand and optimize Effat's facilities and resources to support a conducive learning and working environment; and Secure external research funding, reduce costs, and diversify financial sources.
  7. Increase innovative research activities for faculty, graduate and undergraduate students, with visible socio-economic impact.

 Learning Outcomes

Knowledge

  • Demonstrate a solid foundation of knowledge in Finance
  • Explain the fundamentals of the main business disciplines and their interaction with the financial environment.
  • Describe and discuss key concepts and principles of Accounting and Economics.​​​

Skills

  • Critically analyze real life business and financial scenarios and formulate decisions and solutions.
  • Identify the concepts, theories and practices related to Finance and Investment
  • Evaluate the feasibility of various options and decisions and draw valid conclusions.
  • Conduct research in current problems related to Finance

Competencies

  • Function effectively independent or in teams to Enhance project management skills.
  • Reflect on personal learning, development, and Solve various current finance, Economics and accounting problems.
  • Analyze literature, data and apply in research of key business areas to manage effectively in various organizations.
  • Use effectively IT, Mathematics and Statistics to solve financial problems.
  • Demonstrate ability to work with individuals from diverse backgrounds and show leadership capabilities.
  • Act ethically and validate excellent written and verbal competencies.

 Career Opportunities

​Career Opportunities​​

  • Financial Manager/Officer
  • Financial Analyst
  • Market Analyst
  • Fund/ Investment manager
  • Financial advisor
  • Accounting Officer
  • Financial Planner
  • Real Estate Manager
  • Stock Broker
  • Bank Manger/Officer
  • Portfolio Manager
  • Loan officer​

​Career Path

Common career tracks that our Finance degree program graduates head into include ​Financial Manager, Stock Broker, Auditor, Accounting Officer and Investment Manager.

Our Bachelor Degree in Finance will prepare students for the increasingly complex challenges of financial markets through innovative problem-solving based teaching styles, and equip them with the necessary skills for national and international professional distinction.

The Bachelor of Science in Finance at Effat University has a research driven curriculum, to ensure our graduates become competent professionals and socially responsible citizens able to cope with emerging challenges facing Saudi and global finance markets, economy and management. ​​

 Graduation Requirements

 
  • General Education Requirements: 42 hours
  • Business Core Requirements (College of Business Requirements): 54 hours
  • Major Requirements

    • Technical Required: 9 hourse
    • Technical Elective Requirements​: 9 hourse
  • ​Electives

    • ​Business Electives Courses: 9 hours
    • Free Elective Required​: 6 hours
  • Supervised Internship​: 3 hours
  • Total: 132 hours​​​​​

 Fact Sheet

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Admissions
High-School Percentage
Science Section
80%
Art Section
80%
Qudurat *(SAT)
65%
Math Level *DTMS
Part
1, 2
Cut-Score
512, 612
Effat Placement Tests
*TOEFL+ *TWE
TOEFL (525) - TWE (5)
**IELTS
5.5
Additional Department Requirement
Interview
Required
Recommendation
Letter
3
Personal Statement
Required
Contact Information
Program Chair
Tel.+966 122137832
Assistants
Tel.+966 122137811 

    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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