Effat University's Master of Science in Finance (MSc) degree encourages graduates to develop the skills and knowhow to make a meaningful contribution within the financial sector and support the continued growth of Saudi Arabia's economy.
The primary aim of the MSc Finance Degree program is to support the Ministry of Higher Education in Saudi Arabia's commitment to the development of a highly-skilled and qualified Saudi manpower and human capital. This is to cope with 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.
The Masters in Finance program will contribute by producing world-class graduates who will become highly-qualified professionals in their field and top national and international leaders in this growing financial sector.
The Master of Science in Finance (MSc) program successfully acquired AACSB accreditation in Fall 2021 for a period of five years.
The Masters Degree in Finance has been designed 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.
MSc Finance students can choose from three course program plans, with the option to specialise in Islamic Finance or Entrepreneurial Finance & Strategy. Students can also choose to complete the program without a concentration.
The Islamic Finance concentration will allow students to build knowledge of common practices and techniques across various areas of accounting specifically within Islamic finance and banking. Students will also develop the understanding to apply that theory in practice, preparing them for their future careers.
Students who choose the Entrepreneurial Finance & Strategy concentration will focus on the development of skills in entrepreneurial strategy and business innovation. This will equip graduates with the knowledge needed to implement an effective financial strategy that will help businesses to grow and thrive on an international scale.
With a Masters Degree in Finance, you will have the essential knowledge of key areas such as financial reporting and analysis, giving them the confidence and understanding needed to effectively present and communicate with company directors and key stakeholders.