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This report outlines the impact of the College across all levels including Individuals, Organizations and Society. The report has been drafted in alignment with the first strategic priority of the institutions’ strategic plan which is:

“Goal 1 – Impact on Transformation in the Region: MBSC’s targets significant and demonstrable impact on realization of national vision on individuals, organizations, and societal transformation.”

This includes the impact that MBSC has on students’ careers, impact of research done by its faculty body, student achievements and the latter’s impact beyond MBSC on organizations, society, partnerships and more, across all members of the MBSC community incl. faculty, staff, degree programs students, non-degree programs participants

General statistics

Encompassing 131 Alumni (PT & FT for 2017, 2018, 2019), MBSC is proud that 7% of its Alumni achieved a 60-80% increase in salary, and 50% of Alumni are employed or seeking career opportunities either got promoted or found a better career opportunity in another organization. 26% got promoted or accepted a senior leadership role.

43% of the College graduates are in executive leadership roles (CEO, C-Suite, VP, Directors), and 17% founded their own businesses and are running it on a full-time basis.

In terms of Organization type, 40% of the College Alumni joined the public sector to contribute to the Kingdom’s development through ministries, governmental programs, government owned companies, and others, while 11% are in Multinational organizations.

In terms of seniority within the Public Sector, 57% of MBSC Alumni are in strong leadership roles (directorial or above) and play an important role in shaping the sector and the Kingdom.

Individual Impact

Student Achievements

We are delighted that 40% of our graduates have joined the public sector and are proud that our students have shone across the board. Dr Maha Alsenan, who graduated from our MBA program 2019 Part Time cohort, was chosen to be a member of the Saudi Shura Council (the formal advisory board of the Kingdom – مجلس الشورى) Dr. Maha’s

تجربة كلية الأمير محمد بن سلمان لريادة وإدارة الأعمال تجربة متكاملة وثرية خلقت في ذاكرتي صور وتجارب غيرت فيني وسوف تستمر راسخة لسنوات طويلة*

*Complete testimony was submitted to the Marketing team.

Executive Education

90% of overall participants believed that MBSC’s Executive Education Open-Enrolment programs have improved their knowledge, skills and, on an overall basis, allowed them to achieve their learning goals & the program’s objective.

90% of the Executive Education’s Online Digital Transformation Program participants believed that they became more effective executives after the program. 88% were able to use what they’ve learned and apply it to their organization, 94% of participants responded that the program had high impact on them and their organization, and 100% of participants believed that the program resulted in a breakthrough change in their personal or professional life.

The analytics simulation was an eye opening for me and I am in the process of adapting something similar at the organization.”
2020 - Digital Transformation Program

95% of the Saudi Railway Company employees would consider taking another Customized Executive Education program and would recommend the program to their circle.

“I found the Program very interesting and challenging. It pushed me further towards my career profession objectives. The program was thoughtfully structured and provided real-life examples. The instructors made sure it was engaging and collaborative. It has been a truly invaluable experience for me.”
Eng. Mohammed Bawazeer - Track Maintenance Manager- Saudi Railway Company – 2019-2020

Organizational Impact


The recently held Employer (2020) Survey provides detailed assessments of the functioning of our alumni as entrepreneurs and leaders and their acquired knowledge, skills, and competencies.

Out of 92 employers surveyed, the rate of the Graduates proficiency rated with 4.5 /5. The employers notably recognize MBSC’s graduates for teamwork, leadership, communication, problem-solving, adaptability, and time management.


Dr. Yasser Bhati – Associate Professor of Strategy and Innovation; Chair of panel discussion hosted by DUKE-National University of Singapore on “Health Innovations designed to tackle challenges emerging due to the COVID-19 pandemic”, 28 October 2020. Dr. Yasser

Invited Guest speaker

Dr. Yasser Bhati – Associate Professor of Strategy and Innovation

Guest speaker at The University of Oxford on “Innovating Great Strategies”, for the Diploma in Financial Strategy, Said Business School Executive Education, 29 January 2021.

Dr. Haya Aldajani - Professor of Entrepreneurship

Dr. Yasser Bhati – Associate Professor of Strategy and Innovation

Dr. Farzad Khan - Associate Professor of Management

Current Special Appointments

Dr. Haya Aldajani

Dr. Joris van de Klundert

Dr. Farzad Khan

Societal Impact

Case Center

In March of 2021, as testimony to the Case Center commitment to produce cases that make a difference to theory, practice, and pedagogy, the Center announced (soft launch) of the Middle Easts’ first case-dissemination platform to establish itself as a pivotal hub for knowledge creation. Although still in its early days and operating with only one resource – the Case Center Manager, the MBSC Case Center is uniquely positioned as a one-of-its-kind hub that can provide contextualized knowledge to individuals, institutions, corporates, and government entities as a contribution towards regional thought leadership in the fields of business and entrepreneurship.

Degree Programs

In terms of contribution to the society and economy and in alignment with Saudi Vision 2030 (transformation program of which one aspect is aimed towards increasing the contribution of Small and Medium-size Enterprises (SMEs) to the Economy), our MBA graduates have founded 45 registered companies, individually or in teams, many of which were developed during the Signature Learning Experience as part of MBSC’s MBA program. These companies created a total of 673 jobs in different fields. Hence, the Entrepreneurial Mindset practiced at MBSC’s has contributed to Vision 2030 realizations as intended (See table #1)

Faculty and Research

Journal Articles

Dr. George Daskalakis

Stamolampros, P., Symitsi, E., Daskalakis, G., Korfiatis, N. (2021). ‘The informational value of employee online reviews’, European Journal of Operational Research, 288(2), pp.605–619.

Dr. Haya Aldajani

Althalathini, D., Al-Dajani, H., and Apostolopoulos, N. (2021) The Impact of Islamic Feminism in Empowering Women’s Entrepreneurship in Conflict Zones:  Evidence from Afghanistan, Iraq and Palestine, Journal of Business Ethics (DOI 10.1007/s10551-021-04818-z)

Dr. Joris Van de Klundert

Policy/Research Reports