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Princess Nourah Bint Abdulrahman University MSc in Business Administration
Princess Nourah Bint Abdulrahman University

MSc in Business Administration

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

4 Semesters


Full time

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Sep 2023

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Program Overview

The MSc in Business Administration is a full-time program delivered over four semesters, providing a challenging, transformational educational experience for students. The program addresses both theory and practice as it seeks to enhance students’ understanding of disciplinary and organizational knowledge. This experience will develop students’ abilities to apply gained knowledge in simulated and real business scenarios. Lectures and workshops will take place at PNU College of Business and Administration.


DCU is a young, dynamic and ambitious university with a distinctive mission to transform lives and societies through education, research and innovation. DCU is ranked in the top one hundred young universities in the world in the Times Higher Education ‘100 under 50’. THE says that this ranking provides a glimpse into the future, showcasing the rising stars which show great potential. DCU Business School recently confirmed its position as a world-leading business school, with the award of AACSB accreditation - placing it in the top 5% of business schools worldwide. PNU shares many of these characteristics with DCU, thus we enjoy a natural connection.

Since 2013, DCU Business School has enjoyed a successful collaboration with the College of Business and Administration at PNU. This involves the delivery in PNU of DCU undergraduate programs in International Finance and Marketing, Innovation and Technology. This collaboration has been recognized as a significant success by both PNU and DCU and has led directly to the development of this Postgraduate Program.

Program Vision

The philosophy of the program is to afford participants a challenging educational experience that will help them to enhance their knowledge and competencies, becoming more self-aware and reflective as managers and professionals in the process. The personal competencies, as well as the knowledge, analytical and critical thinking skills that are developed on this program, are the foundation for further career development and continuous learning throughout the rest of the participant’s life.

Program Objective

The program combines critical elements from DCU Business School post-experience programs with the unique Career Edge Model of Employability from the DCU Business School pre-experience postgraduate suite. The objective is to prepare participants for leadership careers in organizations.


Program Structure

The Program consists of a dynamic mix of core business knowledge and specialist expertise, applied assessments and an industry-based capstone:

Core Modules:

  • Next Generation Management
  • Leadership & Change
  • Performance Excellence
  • Strategy

Choice of Specialist streams:

Specialist 1

  • Entrepreneurship & Innovation in Practice
  • Developing New Business

Specialism 2

  • Financial Management
  • Financial Theory & Markets


  • Dissertation/Practicum/Placement

Requirements for Award Degree

90 ECTS credits (54 US credits)

Entry Requirements

  • Minimum Entry Requirements for the program are: An Honours degree (2.2) from any discipline, or equivalent international qualification.
  • Applicants who completed their higher education outside of an English speaking environment must achieve a composite score of 6.5 in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) and achieve 6.5 in the writing and speaking dimensions.
  • Pass the interview.

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