Program Search

Bachelor of Science in Finance


The Bachelor of Science program in Finance offered by the Department of Accounting and Finance was approved and launched in 1991. The program was initiated in response to the strong student demand and exponential growth of the financial sector in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The curriculum structure of the program was developed after considerable deliberations and review of leading programs offered at reputable institutions. Continuing student interest in this major is a clear indication of the program’s relevance and vitality. With the vision of 2030 and the Kingdom’s transition to the new digitally economy, the importance of such program becomes more evident as it focuses on the structural changes currently underway in the Saudi economy with a greater focus on services sector supported by privatization, deregulation, diversification, and regional and global integration.

Program Educational Objectives

The undergraduate program of Bachelor of Science (BS) in Finance is designed to graduate students who are expected to attain (within a few years) of graduation the following PEOs:

  1. Ability to communicate business ideas effectively both orally and in writing.
  2. Ability to apply interpersonal and collaborative abilities effectively as a member or a leader of a team in performing group task in business and professional organizations.
  3. Analytical/ quantitative abilities to make sound business decisions.
  4. Ability to develop integrative and applied learning skills.
  5. Ability to recognize ethical and multicultural issues and assess their impact on organizations.
  6. Ability to apply concepts and theories from business functional areas appropriately.
  7. Awareness and understanding of finance concepts, principles and theories.
  8. Ability to apply finance principles, concepts, theories into variety of business situations.
Student Outcomes

The Finance (BS) students by the time of graduation will have the ability to:

  1. Students will be able to explain financial decision-making process under uncertainty.
  2. Students will be able to explain the role of financial markets in economic development and economic efficiency.
  3. Students will be able to use the risk-return framework to assess the suitability of investment opportunities and different business problems.
  4. Students will be able to analyze the impact of different financial decisions on firm value.
  5. Students will be able to apply different analytical techniques including quantitative models and qualitative analysis framework.