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BSc Accounting and Finance Degree

Key Fact
  • Program name
    BSc Accounting and Finance Degree
  • Program code
    AF
  • Program Chair
    Dr. Mohamed Mahees
  • Program length
    4 years
  • Credit hours
    132

 About the Program

Overview

The Accounting and Finance (AF) program provides a comprehensive knowledge of the main theories, concepts, and tools in the areas of accounting, corporate finance, investments, financial markets and institutions in a global setting. The program emphasizes on the implications of important accounting and finance issues from the perspective of various stakeholders such as individual investors, corporations, financial institutions, and policy makers. Students will acquire knowledge and skills covering a broad range of accounting and finance topics needed for successful careers in these fields.

The Accounting and Finance (AF) program successfully acquired AACSB accreditation in Fall 2021 for a ​period of five years.


The Curriculum

The curriculum for the Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and 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. 

At the early years of your academic journey at Bachelor of Science in Finance, you will take General Education Program (GEP), attributed to the Liberal Arts – an American style education. The (GEP) covers arts and humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, and technological studies to help you gain insight into varied critical learning skills, investigate essential branches of knowledge, and develop appreciation of diversity and change across time, culture, and national boundaries. ​

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

 Vision and Mission

Program Vision

The program is committed to creating and sustaining high quality finance education, innovative research to lead the region.​

Program Mission

To offer data-driven education to transform financial analysis and research in the region.

Program 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. ​Recruit and retain diverse, qualified, and competent faculty to meet the program needs.​

  6. Expand and optimize EU 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 and students, with visible socioeconomic impact.

  8. Enhance the partnership with the community and industry through mutual exchanges of expertise, novel contributions to the 2030 vision, and effectively engaging students, faculty, and alumnae in the service of society.​

 Educational Objectives

Students who undertake this program will:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the key terms, theories, practices and latest trends in the field of Accounting and Finance.

  • Demonstrate problem-solving skills in the field of Accounting and Finance.

  • Provide innovative solutions to problems in the field of Accounting and Finance.

  • Demonstrate ability to conduct research in the field of Accounting and Finance.

  • Demonstrate the understanding of ethical issues in Accounting and Finance reporting.​

 Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate in-depth knowledge and comprehension of materials, techniques, practices, and terminologies of Finance, Accounting and Economics. (Itqan)

  2. Comprehension and ability to conduct research applying various methodologies related to Finance, Accounting and Economics. (Itqan)

  3. Use critical thinking to develop creative solutions to current issues and problems within the field. (Itqan)

  4. Utilize advanced processes, tools and techniques to solve complex problems within the discipline. (Itqan)

  5. Communicate effectively theoretical knowledge through application of IT, mathematics and statistics software in analyzing and presenting data and results. (Ambassador)

  6. Demonstrate personal, professional, and ethical competencies expected for good leadership. (Ihsan)

  7. Demonstrate ability to work independently and in group, responsibly and constructively, on tasks and activities related to the discipline and/or work. (Stewardship)​

 Career Opportunities

As a result of the university’s efforts to develop tomorrow’s leaders, and with a professional modus operandi in place, there will be numerous opportunities for graduates in the workplace. These include, but are not limited to, the following job titles:

  • Accounting and Finance Officer
  • Finance Manager / Officer
  • ​Financial Statement Analyst
  • Fund/Investment Manager
  • Loans Officer
  • Auditor
  • Finance Business Analyst and Consultant
  • Accounts Manager / Officer
  • Purchase officer
  • Sales Ledger Officer

 Graduation Requirements

To successfully graduate from Effat University, students will need to:
  • Successfully complete all graduation requirements of ACCT and FIN major.
  •  Complete 132 credit hours, in not less than 08 semesters and not less than 12 CR/semester.
  • Attain a minimum cumulative GPA and major GPA of 2.00 (on a 4.00 scale).
  • Complete the Effat Student Personal, Social and Professional Development Program.​

 Study Plan


Accounting and Finance​ Study Plan (PDF)
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    Freshman Year: Semester 1

  • Course Code
    Course Name
    Pre-requisite
    Credit Hours
  • GMTH 181B
    Quantitative Science
    None
    3-0-3
  • GENG 131
    Advanced English Language Skills & Critical Thinking
    None
    3-0-3
  • GISL 121
    Social and Moral Values in Islam
    None
    3-0-3
  • GCS 182
    Principles of Computing and Programming
    None
    2-1-3
  • ACCT 101
    Financial Accounting
    None
    2-1-3
  • Total Credit Hours:
     
     
    15
  • Freshman Year: Semester 2

  • Course Code
    Course Name
    Pre-requisite
    Credit Hours
  • MATH 162
    Business Mathematics
    GMTH 181B
    3-0-3
  • GSTA 181
    Business Statistics
    None
    2-2-3
  • GENG 133
    English for Professional Purposes
    GENG 131
    3-0-3
  • BAN 101
    Data Analytics Using Excel
    None
    2-2-3
  • Choice
    Creative Arts and Cultural Studies
     
    3-0-3
  • Total Credit Hours:
     
     
    15
  • Sophomore Year: Semester 3

  • Course Code
    Course Name
    Pre-requisite
    Credit Hours
  • ACCT 202
    Managerial Accounting
    ACCT 101
    3-0-3
  • ECON 201
    Microeconomics
    None
    3-0-3
  • OSCM 201
    Decision Sciences
    GMTH 181B, GSTA 181
    2-1-3
  • MGT 201
    Fundamentals of Management and OB
    GENG 131
    3-0-3
  • MKT 201
    Principles of Marketing
    GENG 131
    3-0-3
  • Choice
    Foreign Languages I
     
    1-2-2
  • Total Credit Hours:
     
     
    17
  • Sophomore Year: Semester 4

  • Course Code
    Course Name
    Pre-requisite
    Credit Hours
  • BAN 202
    Foundations of Data Analytics
    GSTA 181, GCS 185
    2-1-3
  • ECON 202
    Macroeconomics
    ECON 201
    3-0-3
  • GSEM 100
    Research Seminar
    None
    1-2-2
  • HRM 201
    Human Resources Management
    MGT 201
    3-0-3
  • FIN 201
    Finance
    ACCT 101
    3-0-3
  • ENTP 201
    Introduction to Entrepreneurial Ecosystem of Saudi Arabia
    None
    3-0-3
  • Total Credit Hours:
     
     
    17
  • Junior Year: Semester 5

  • Course Code
    Course Name
    Pre-requisite
    Credit Hours
  • MGT 302
    Business Law and Ethics
    MGT 201
    3-0-3
  • OSCM 302
    Operations Management
    OSCM 201
    3-0-3
  • FIN 302
    Corporate Finance
    FIN 201
    3-0-3
  • BAN 304
    Predictive Data Analytics
    BAN 202, OSCM 201
    2-1-3
  • Choice
    Business Elective I
     
    3-0-3
  • Choice
    Foreign Languages II
     
    1-2-2
  • Total Credit Hours:
     
     
    17
  • Junior Year: Semester 6

  • Course Code
    Course Name
    Pre-requisite
    Credit Hours
  • Choice
    Physical & Environmental Sciences
     
    3-0-3
  • FIN 303
    Principles of Investment
    FIN 201
    3-0-3
  • ACCT 303
    Intermediate Accounting
    ACCT 101, ACCT 202
    3-0-3
  • GSEM 201
    Research, Innovation and Intellectual Property
    GSEM 100
    3-0-3
  • Choice
    Arabic Language
    None
    3-0-3
  • Choice
    Social Structure and Global Awareness I
     
    3-0-3
  • Total Credit Hours:
     
     
    18
  • Summer Session

  • Course Code
    Course Name
    Pre-requisite
    Credit Hours
  • FIN 400
    Field Experience in ACCT & FIN
    Dept. Approval
    0-0-3
  • Senior Year: Semester 7

  • Course Code
    Course Name
    Pre-requisite
    Credit Hours
  • ENTP 406
    Launching a New Entrepreneurial Venture
    ENTP 201
    3-0-3
  • ACCT 404
    Tax & Zakat Accounting
    ACCT 101, ACCT 202
    2-1-3
  • Choice
    ACCT & FIN Elective I
     
    3-0-3
  • OSCM 407
    Project Management
    OSCM 302, BAN 304, FIN 201
    3-0-3
  • Choice
    Business Elective II
     
    3-0-3
  • Total Credit Hours:
     
     
    15
  • Senior Year: Semester 8

  • Course Code
    Course Name
    Pre-requisite
    Credit Hours
  • MGT 403
    Strategic Management
    Senior Standing
    3-0-3
  • FIN 406
    International Finance
    FIN 201
    2-1-3
  • Choice
    ACCT & FIN Elective II
     
    3-0-3
  • RES 490
    Research Project
    Senior Standing
    0-0-3
  • Choice
    Social Structure and Global Awareness II
     
    3-0-3
  • Total Credit Hours:
     
     
    15
  • Total Credit Hours required for Accounting & Finance Program:
     
     
    132​

 Fact Sheet

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Admissions
High-School Percentage
Science Section
80%
Art Section
80%
Qudurat *(SAT)
65%
Math
Cut-Score
60%
One of the Following Placement Tests
iBT TOEFL
53
LNGT
162
IELTS
5.5
Additional Department Requirement
Interview
Required
Contact Information
Program Chair
Tel.+966 122137832
Assistants
Tel.+966 122137811 

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