The Master of Science in Finance 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.
In alignment with Effat University's mission, the introduction of the MSF program aims at providing students with a world-class education in the field of finance. The program was designed in order to graduate future leaders and managers who would contribute effectively to the growth of this sector through practice and research.
The Master of Science in Finance (MSF) program at Effat University focuses on the managerial aspects of General and Islamic finance. Students are encouraged to apply technical and analytical skills to a variety of problems related to General and Islamic finance and to propose relevant solutions. By offering this program in Saudi Arabia, we hope to meet the growing demand for highly qualified financial experts both the General and Islamic finance fields. In recognition of the growth of Islamic finance in GCC countries, particularly Saudi Arabia, the Islamic finance concentration is available. While the core courses are similar across both tracks, these courses entail the components for financial issues pertaining to both General and Islamic finance domain. Besides the core course, students must choose elective courses in Islamic finance to complete the concentration requirement. The Islamic finance concentration is unique to the region and offered only by Effat University in Saudi Arabia. On the other hand, students interested in the General finance track will gain relevant financial, managerial, and leadership skills, preparing them for managerial and strategic roles in their respective concentration.
The Master of Science in Finance (MSc) program successfully acquired AACSB accreditation in Fall 2021 for a period of five years.