KFUPM Business School

KFUPM Business School

Established in 1975, the KFUPM Business School (KBS) offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs. It offers five undergraduate programs leading to the baccalaureate degrees in Accounting, Finance, Management Information Systems, Management, and Marketing. KBS programs are accredited by the AACSB International since 2002. The KBS also offers a Master of Business Administration (MBA) and an Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA). In addition, in 2020, KBS introduced a one-year professional Master (MX) as well as a new undergraduate concentration (CX) in Supply Chain Management. In 2021, KBS introduced two one-year professional Master (MX) in Human Resource Management (HRM) and Business Analytics (BA). In addition, a new undergraduate concentration in Business Analytics was also offered in 2021. Also, in 2021, the department of Global Studies joined KBS as a new department in order to integrate international dimension and globalization with KBS and its programs.

All programs are subjected to periodic reviews to assure currency and relevancy. The language of instruction in all programs is English. All revised programs require students to spend 15 weeks of work in the industry to apply knowledge and gain valuable skills and competencies. All programs share common learning goals and in addition each program has learning goals specific to the discipline. KBS programs are delivered by qualified faculty members, who were recruited from around the world. The College enjoys excellent facilities and learning support technologies. The College fosters mutually beneficial relations with the industry and with other universities.


To be a model business school renowned for its profound impact on society.


We graduate students with relevant knowledge, skills, and leadership potential that make them the most sought after by employers in the region. We produce high quality research that is highly regarded by business scholars. We engage the community in valuable and enriching services.

Strategic Objectives

The strategic objectives of KFUPM Business School are to:

  • Develop exceptional business leaders
  • KBS, an attractive hub for talent
  • Pursue excellence in research and become an enabler for impactful research
  • Expand our strategic partners and external relations
  • Broaden KBS’s sphere of influence and impact to maximize societal and economic benefit
  • To promote a positive socio-cultural learning environment