The aim of management program is to offer high quality education to young Saudis. It provides students with the necessary knowledge, skills, attitudes, and ethical orientation to contribute and play meaningful roles in the business functions of organizations they will work for in order to meet the needs of individuals, employers and the community at large. The management program prepares students to face new challenges such as globalization, new technology and importance of diversity to deal with real world business situations. The Saudi population is dominated by younger generation with about 54% below 18 years of age and there is a growing demand for high quality education, particularly among middle class parents.
Management major is concerned with the study of the changing needs of the markets and customer and meet those needs with quality products and services that satisfy them better than the competitors. This demands qualified employees and managers who are capable of implementing best practices, optimize resources, increase productivity and efficiency, providing the effective decisions, building the strategies, and implementing the policies that are geared towards achieving organization goals, objectives, and gain competitive advantage.
Structure of the Management Program
The management program consists of 132 total credits hours: university requirements = 38 credit hours, college requirements = 48 credit hours, major requirements = 31 credit hours (management courses = 21 credit hours + coop training = 6 credit hours) + senior project = 4 credit hours), and elective courses that can be used for a minor = 15 credit hours.
Table 1: Management Major Required Courses*
Human Resources Management
*Students who would like to have a minor in management should take these five courses + MGT 101: Introduction to Management.
Table 2: Management Major Elective Courses (any two of the following courses)
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Quantitative Methods for Business
Leadership and Change Mgt.
Human Resources Development
Logistics and Supply Chain Mgt.
MGT 300: International Business
This course is designed to provide students with an overview of international business principles and strategies applicable to conducting business in a dynamic and volatile global economy in the era of globalization. International business principles and practices are examined as part of understanding the critical issues in international business in pursuit of formulating global business strategic planning. Prerequisite: MGT 101
MGT 301: Operational Management
A primary goal of this course is to provide an introduction to the field of operations management. It is designed to highlight the practical and applied techniques, which leads to improve the organization’s quality and productivity and gain an understanding of how to make operations a competitive weapon. This course will provide students with a broad understanding and knowledge of several operations management concepts. Prerequisite: MGT 101
MGT 312: Quality Assurance
This course familiarizes the students with the concepts of quality assurance in the changing global environment. It helps them to understand the applications of knowledge management, process management, and performance measurement. The course helps to understand the concepts like supply chain, six sigma principle, leadership, and strategic planning in the competitive business environment. Prerequisite: MGT 305
MGT 416: Project Management
Focuses on application of information technologies (IT) to system life cycle methodology, systems analysis, systems design, and system implementation practices. Covers methodologies related to identification of information requirements, feasibility in the areas of economic, technical and social requirements, and related issues are included in course content. Software applications may be used to enhance student skills. Prerequisite: MGT 301
MGT 425: Human Resouces Management
The purpose of this course is to highlight issues involved in the management of human resources (HRM), both from existing theory as well as practice. The course will examine humans at work and discuss various aspects which are basic to human motivation at work and in satisfying career aspirations within organizations. The main HRM issues and practices will be covered in this course such as job analysis and design, recruiting and selection, performance appraisal, motivation, compensation management, training and development. Prerequisite: MGT 102
MGT 302: Internet Bus. & Web App. Dev+
Integrates topics of management and organization theory, information and communication theory, and systems theory relevant to managing an organization’s information resources. Includes computer hardware and software, telecommunications, and database concepts and emphasizes the e-commerce and Internet based business models to get a competitiveness of global based business environments. Prerequisite: MIS 201
MGT 303: Entrepreneurship
The course will impart an understanding of the key characteristics of successful entrepreneurs and ventures – both start-up entrepreneurship as well as corporate entrepreneurship. It also instigates participants to establish or understand ventures, based on a realistic view of the benefits and tradeoffs. Finally, it provides the students with skills required in identifying and evaluating opportunities, developing strategies for growth and securing the resources required. Prerequisite: MGT 102
MGT 304: Quantitative Methods for Business
Quantitative approach is one of scientific methods in making business decisions. In this method, such mathematics formulas, models, or heuristic/algorithm are used in determining decision variables we want to solve. Quantitative approach presumably disregards emotional/ psychological content that may affect decision maker in formulating problems, finding most fitted alternatives, gathering appropriate/ relevant data, testing the result and in applying the decision. Prerequisite: MGT 301
MGT 408: Leadership and Change Mgt.
This course aims to understand the stakeholders of an organization, types of managers, ethics and organizational culture. The course emphasizes on the understanding of concepts like authority, control, specialization, coordination, completeness, technology, and challenges of organizational design and structure. Further, the course enhances decision making skills in the context of learning, knowledge management, innovation, entrepreneurship, creativity, managing conflicts, power and politics. Prerequisite: MGT 301
MGT 409: Human Resources Development
This course prepares students with skills necessary to seek further education and employment in the career field of training and development. Students taking this course will understand several learning theories and about program design. The students will understand various issues related to transfer of training, training evaluation. Traditional and e-learning training methods. The course focuses on employee development, methods of employee development, special issues in training and development, career and career management. Prerequisite: MGT 102
MGT 422: Logistcs and Supply Chain Mgt.
This course will provide students with a broad understanding and knowledge of several Supply chain management concepts. Such concepts include (but are not limited to) Supply chain distribution strategy, Supply Chain Network planning, global logistics & risk management, Supply Chain Integration and Strategic Alliances. Emphasis will be placed on the application of these concepts to actual business situations. Prerequisite: MGT 301
MGT 441: International Management
This course enables the students to understand the global environmental factors influencing formulation, implementation and control of global strategies for international management of organizations. The students will understand the role of home and host culture for negotiations, decision making and communication across cultures; relation between strategy and structure; staffing issues for global operations. This course aims to develop highly motivated global management leaders with corporate social responsibility. Prerequisite: MGT 300
The major aims to provide students with the skills and knowledge to build a successful career, with a specialization in management. Graduates of the management program may work in a range of roles, such as administrative services managers, management consultant, quality manager, human resource management officer, project and branch manager, facilities manager, hotel/motel manager, medical and health services manager, public administrator, and real estate manager.
Employers of Management Students
Our management graduates work at top companies, such as Tawuniya Insurance Company, Almarai, Saudi Basic Industries, King Faisal Specialist Hospital, Coca Cola, General Electric, and Arab National Bank; just to name a few.