Master of Business Administration (MBA) for Military College Graduates

(Bachelor of Military Sciences)

In line with the Kingdom's Vision 2030, Prince Sultan University aspires to develop human capabilities and to fulfil the need of governmental sectors, including the military sector. This is achieved by nurturing the administrative skills and technical abilities of its graduates. As a result, the University’s Graduate Studies Unit has established a pathway for accepting graduates of military colleges (who have a Bachelor in Military Sciences) into the MBA program.

The unit has developed a plan, approved conditions and integrated procedures for the admission of military college students to the MBA program at the university. This includes a supplementary year to prepare students with the relevant skills and knowledge before enrolling them into the MBA Program.

Targeted Sectors

  • Graduates of military colleges in the Ministry of Defense and its various sectors and forces.
  • Graduates of military colleges in the Ministry of Interior and its various sectors.
  • Graduates of military colleges in the Ministry of the National Guard and its various sectors.

Course Breakdown

  • Undergraduate supplementary year (30 academic hours)
  • Foundation semester in specialized courses in business administration (12 academic hours)
  • Master's Program (36 credit hours)

Prince Sultan University terms and conditions apply

Admission Requirements

  • Achieve a grade of “very good” in the military college
  • English Language Certificate (IELTS 6, TOEFL 70)
  • Undertaking an interview

Admissions Process

Application for admission to the program begins in March 2023. Applicants, whether sponsored by their employing entity or not, can apply directly from the university website.

The following documents are required:

  • A copy of your graduation certificate (Bachelor of Military Sciences) with a minimum GPA of “very good”.
  • A copy of your academic transcript.
  • A copy of your English Language Certification (student must achieve at least a score of 6 in the IELTS test or 70 in a TOEFL test)
  • A copy of your national ID.

Documents are submitted through the university website.

Course Location and Timetabling

The course will be held on campus. The classes will be held during weekday evenings from 5pm to 9pm (depending on the academic level).

Course Structure

MBA is structured for graduates of military colleges in three levels:

Level 1: Supplementary Year

Students enroll in the supplementary year, study 30 hours for two consecutive semesters as follows:

Semester 1:

Course Code Course Name Credits
BUS101 Introduction to Business 3
ECON 101 Micro Economic Analysis 3
ELE 103 Stress Management 3
MATH 101 Finite Mathematics 3
STAT 101 Introduction to Statistics and Probability 3
Total 15

Semester 2:

Course Code Course Name Credits
BUS 351 International Business 3
ETHC 301 Business Ethics 3
ELE 109 Public Relations 3
ELE 110 Entrepreneurship 3
MKT 301 Principles of Marketing 3
Total 15

*Please note, it is mandatory to pass the courses and obtain an overall average of at least “very good” (2.75 out of 4.00) in order to pass the supplementary program.

Level 2: Foundation Courses (Foundation Semester)

Upon successful completion of the supplementary year, the student is enrolled for a duration of one semester to study the Foundation Courses required for MBA program applicants who do not hold a bachelor's degree in the same specialization.

Foundation Courses:

Course Code Course Name Credits
BUS 505 Introduction to Business 3
ACC 501 Financial Accounting 3
BUS 504 Quantitative Methods 3
FIN 500 Principles of Finance 3
Total 12

** To complete the foundation courses, it is necessary to pass the courses and obtain an overall average of at least “very good” (3.00 out of 4.00).

Level 3: Masters Program

After completing the foundation courses, the student completes the regular masters program similar to other university students. The MBA program consists of 36 study hours over two years (four semesters). The program is designed to focus on contemporary topics, future ambitions, collaboration, teamwork, leadership development and entrepreneurship.

Masters Courses:

Course Code Course Name Pre-requisite Credits
ECON 510 Managerial Economics -- 3
ACC 520 Managerial Accounting ACC 501 3
MKT 530 Marketing Management -- 3
FIN 550 Financial Management ACC501, BUS504, FIN500, ECON510 3
BUS 570 Managing Organizations and People -- 3
BUS 580 Legal and Ethical Environment of Business -- 3
BUS 581 Managing Information -- 3
BUS 582 Production and Operation Management BUS 504 3
BUS 590 Strategic Management BUS 582, MKT 530, FIN 550, ACC 520 3
FIN 551 Investment Analysis & Portfolio Management FIN 550 3
HRM 570 Human Resource Management BUS 570 3
MKT 538 Strategic Marketing MKT 530 3
المجموع 36

Note: Students cannot register into a regular masters course until they have successfully completed all supplementary and foundation courses.

Tuition Fees

Level The Number of Hours Fees Per Academic Hour (SAR)
Supplementary year 30 2200
Foundation courses 12 3000
Masters program 36 5000