The College of Business Administration

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"PSU established the College of Business Administration (CBA) in order to play an important role in developing human capital for the Kingdom’s fast‐growing business and service sectors"

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The College of Business Administration (CBA) at PSU currently offers four (4) undergraduate degree programs

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PSU activates online classes

PSU activates online classes

You can log in to virtual class using PSU user account : meet.google.com For more information: https://lms.psu.edu.sa/login/index.php

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SABIC Conference

SABIC Conference

On the 9th October 2019, Saudi Arabian Business Industries Corporation (SABIC) hosted a conference on “Promoting Integrity and Transparency for Growth". PSU had the honor of being selected as one of the participating universities at the conference as PSU was involved with the Pearl Initiative Business Pledge with SABIC. The pledge not only showcases PSU commitment towards promoting responsible and sustainable growth in the GCC region but also encourages our students to learn from SABIC's best practices in promoting ethical behavior and fostering a climate of compliance and integrity. Seven students from PSU participated as the university ambassadors representing PSU and running an informative booth at the conference that highlights what PSU stands for and how it is involved in providing hands-on education that promotes the application of ethics in real world. Bassma Alhamdan, Rim Kadder, Yara Jado, Roza Alghunaim, Yara Aljuhaiman, Mashael Alhebaishy, Sarah Alobaidallah, and Hessah Bin Battal were the participating students under the supervision of Dr. Alawiya Allui, Associate Chair of Management Department, Dr. Rhada Boujlil and Ms. Michelle Words from the College of Business Administration. PSU booth at the conference served as a bridge through which the conference guests learned about PSU and what programs and practices we offer our students to help them develop real-life skills in understanding ethics, integrity, governance and accountability and preparing them for the application of these concepts and practices in real life and within different business environments. Our visual aids consisted of an informative video about PSU in addition to a short speech by one of our distinguished alumni, Ms. Alanoud Bin Sarhan who was selected besides seven other elite students from GCC countries last year to serve as a Students Advisory Board Member with Pearl Initiative to speak for the region's youth and develop a perspective on how to spread awareness about the Pearl Initiative programs in supporting future generations of business leaders. The conference kicked off with SABIC's CEO and Vice Chairman, Mr. Yousef A. Albenyan who confirmed Sabic's firm commitment to integrity in the workplace by fostering a world-class code of ethics. Mr. Albenyan claimed that “We need to fight corruption, unethical behavior, and non-compliance in the workplace"; a philosophy that is in sync with what PSU is striving to promote through our ethics class and our involvement in improving integrity and accountability through taking the Pearl Initiative's Business Pledge with SABIC and MAADEN and participating in its Case Study Competition. The conference provided great opportunities to learn from activists who came from around the world to share in their insights, expertise, and thoughts about promoting corporate responsibility, transparency, anti-corruption practices, and ethics in the workplace and how such practices create growth opportunities for business. There were a total of three panels where speakers boarded different topics such as building blocks of a culture of integrity in private sector and government; embedding ethics in corporate culture, and quantifying the value of a culture of integrity and responding to stakeholder inquiries. Saudi Arabian Government authorities were also represented through the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NAZAHA) where the Head of the Laws and Regulations Development Department, Mr. Abdullah AlQahtani enlightened the audience about the Kingdom's efforts in establishing solid grounds of ethical behavior and fighting corruption in the workplace and in any other business settings. Mr Mathad Al-Ajmi, B20 Integrity and Compliance Task Force Chair represented B20 Saudi Arabia discussed the steps taken by the Kingdom to foster best practices in the workplace, the ongoing progress, and what the Kingdom envisions for the future. Besides the valuable insights gained from the conference speakers, our PSU students were able to speak to a variety of business leaders and banking gurus in the region, in addition to several government agencies representatives. The students took turns managing the booth and entertaining the audience; with high foot traffic in our booth, our students had the chance to speak to a large number of the conference attendees showing interest in PSU and eager to hear our story and what we advocate. This experience provided a good opportunity for our students to network, learning about the best ethical practices in the business, and gaining insights about how integrity is a key driver of success and growth in the workplace. Report Compiled by: Dr. Rhada Boujlil & Dr. Alawiya Allui

PSU and Pearl Initiative

PSU and Pearl Initiative​

Alanoud Bin Sarhan is the ambassador of Pearl Initiative, representing Saudi youth in Arabian Gulf region. The second meeting of the student advisory board members was on Thursday 22nd of November, 2018, in Dubai, UAE at DIFC (Dubai International Financial Center).​​

The Pearl Initiative GCC Wide Student Case Study Competition

The Pearl Initiative GCC Wide Student Case Study Competition

Award Ceremony, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, May 3rd, 2017 Introduction With the support of the Siemens integrity initiative, the Pearl Initiative regularly holds Case Study Competitions for business and law students from the leading universities in the Gulf Region to research, write and submit Case Studies on corporate good practices. This programme has reached approximately 1000 students from over 30 universities across the GCC. This programme is in line with the Pearl Initiative’s mission to grow a knowledge base on regional responsible business practices and to enhance the capabilities of future business leaders. In Fall 2017 the first round of the GCC Wide Student Case Study Competition on Corporate Integrity Good Practices was held across the GCC. The competitions aim to increase knowledge on corporate accountability, engage and inspire students to understand real-life applications of ethical business. In addition, they better equip graduating students to enter the private sector by highlighting key issues in governance, risk management, and compliance. Judging of Case Studies Submissions were assessed by a Judging Panel to determine the top 3 entries. The Judging Panel members: • Patrick Chalhoub, CEO, Chalhoub Group, United Arab Emirates • Dr. Abdulrahman Jawahery, President, Gulf Petrochemical Industries Co. (GPIC), Bahrain • Hamid Sultan Al-Busaidi, Executive Director Oman Centre for Governance and Sustainability (OCGS), Oman Award Ceremony The Award Ceremony was held at Prince Sultan University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on 03 May 2017. The Ceremony was attended by over 200 students and faculty members from universities across the GCC and over 15 executives from renowned organizations across the GCC. The event commenced with an opening remark from Dr. Rafed Al-Zawawi, Chair, Aviation and Management Department, Prince Sultan University. The keynote speech was given by Shadi Al Daoud, General Counsel, Head of Legal and Compliance at Siemens in Saudi Arabia who said: “The Siemens Integrity Initiative backs projects that encourage clean business and healthy competition, helping build the right environment for sustainable economic growth. With the Pearl Initiative, we look forward to yet another successful year where students learn about best practices in the private sector. In the future, we hope they will take these examples and apply them in their professional lives, bringing a positive impact on the business environment in their country.” Dr. Rimah Al-Yahya, the Vice-Rector, Prince Sultan University said: “At Prince Sultan University, we are dedicated to teaching our business students how to innovate and build resilient organizations in an evolving and digitizing economy. Corporate governance, integrity and accountability are some of the tools with which we can bring about the desired change not only to workplace culture but its essence.” She also added: “Most of all, I would like to thank all the students who participated so enthusiastically. The issue is not just winning and losing. It is by the sole fact that you participated shows what great corporate citizens of the world you are” The first prize was awarded to a student team from Prince Sultan University: • Wed Hadhrawi • Leah Villahermosa • Waad Alakeel Their case study on Ethical Labor Practices at Arab National Investment Company, supervised by Dr. Alawiya Alwy. The second prize was also awarded to a student team from Prince Sultan University: • AlAnoud Al-Eisa • Dima Shibat Al-Hamd • Sarah Al-Shuwayrikh For their case study on avoiding conflict of interest and anti-money laundering compliance used by Banque Saudi Fransi, supervised by Dr. Alawiya Alwy. The third prize was awarded to a student from Ahlia University: • Salek Muyeen Akbar For this case study on the anti-money laundering measures implemented by Bahrain Financing The company, supervised by Dr. Gagan Kukreja. Future Plans After having successfully held Case Study Competitions in Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and most recently across the GCC, the Pearl Initiative is proud to be rolling out the second round of the GCC Wide Student Case Study Competition in Fall 2017. More information about the case study competition The overall aims of the Pearl Initiative Case Study competition are to • Contribute to documenting and increasing knowledge on corporate accountability and transparency • Engage and inspire business students in understanding real-life application of integrity, ethics, responsibility, governance, transparency, and accountability within a business context​ • Improve the links between business students and companies • Reward student capability and performance • Recognise companies with accountable and transparent business practices The Competition Undergraduate and graduate business and law students enrolled at accredited universities across the GCC, in teams of up to 3 students, were eligible to enter the competition. Competition entries had to be in the form of a written Case Study (target 1,500 words) in English or Arabic. The Case Studies had to describe an example of a fully implemented good practice within a company on one of the following integrity-related policies: • Anti-corruption policies • Third party due diligence • Ethical labor practices • Anti-money laundering The Case Study could be on​ any corporate organization based in the GCC, including state-owned entities, listed companies, private companies, family businesses, and small and medium-sized enterprises. Student teams had to collect information for the Case Study through secondary research of data in the public domain. They also had to contact and interview the relevant responsible executives at the company profiled.

MBA

Master of Business Administration

The MBA program involves schooling in business basics, obtaining comprehensive knowledge of the profession's disciplines, and specializing in one of its major fields. The program begins with a sequence of foundation courses, followed by a range of intermediate discipline-specific courses, and concludes with coursework in a specialized major field (e.g. Finance, Marketing).

Program at a Glance

  • The program is 21 months in length.
  • Classes meet from 6 pm to 9 pm during the work week.
  • Admission is currently available for the fall semester (September).
  • The program is 36 credit hours.
  • Degree awarded is an MBA.
  • Scholarships and financial aid are available if certain conditions are satisfied.
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CBA CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Accounting

Accounting

  • Chartered Accountant.
  • Certified Public Accountant.
  • Chartered Management Accountant.
  • Financial Controller.
  • Business Advisory Consultant.
  • Management Consultant.
  • Chartered Public Finance Accountant.
  • Public Auditor.
  • Internal Auditor.
  • Tax and Zakat Consultant.
Finance

Finance

  • Financial management.
  • Insurance companies.
  • Financial planner.
  • Real-estates establishments.
  • Financial consultant.
  • Government agencies.
  • Commercial banks.
  • Financial institutions
  • Actuarial Consultant or Actuary.
  • Investment Analyst.
  • Credit Analyst.
Marketing

Marketing

  • Marketing specialist.
  • Consumer analyst.
  • Merchandise, brand management.
  • Advertising.
  • Public relations.
  • Government organizations.
  • Service ministries.
  • Financial institutions.
Aviation Management

Aviation Management

  • Airport manager.
  • Airline manager.
  • Government Aviation Authorities.
  • Airport planning.
  • Flight dispatcher.
  • Travel agencies.

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