MBSC presents a distinctive Master in Management (MiM), globally relevant, uniquely tailored to respond to the needs of the Saudi and regional market, and closely aligned with Vision 2030. Delivered in the key cities of Riyadh and KAEC, offering access to both the heart of Business and Government in Saudi Arabia as well as the MBSC campus city that allows students an immersive learning experience, the MiM is offered in a unique modular format, for a four-day long weekend each month, to suit the needs of an engaged student body pursuing their early careers, in conjunction with their academic journey.
Program: 42 Credit Hours
Schedule: Wednesday to Saturday – Full Day (once a month)
Duration: 18 Months
Starts: September 2021
The MBSC MiM maintains a uniquely adaptive design that facilitates training in business and management for all students, regardless of whether they have previously pursued formal studies in business. Whether a student has a background in engineering, medicine, business, education, social sciences, linguistics, cultural studies, computer science, or arts and music, the Master in Management takes students of all background and instills in them the fundamentals of business, preparing them to assume managerial roles in organizations of all types.
MBSC is distinguished in preparing its graduates to meet the challenges of the 21st-century workplace with the skills to navigate and manage the rapidly changing work environment. CEOs and HR executives, regionally and globally, are increasingly reporting on the importance of personal effectiveness and communication skills as the most important characteristics they seek in their employees, and regret that the education of young graduates is typically deficient in these areas of development. MBSC provides an educational experience and resources that emphasize the development of personal effectiveness skills through interactive practical application and continuous self-reflection focused on personal growth through an innovative multifaceted approach. Emphasis on personal effectiveness development is through required modules, digital learning platforms, an emphasis on utilizing these skills throughout the curriculum, and individual mentoring as needed.
The curricular core is comprised of 12 courses that represent three key areas of development:
The curricular core is comprised of 11 courses that represent three key areas of development: 1) Foundational knowledge necessary for the study of business 2) Functional knowledge regarding the basic aspects of business 3) The role and skills of a managerial leader. The core is delivered with MBSC’s signature emphasis on entrepreneurial thinking—developing a mindset that encourages innovation, adaptability, and problem-solving in managers. The first foundational courses, such as Data Science for Managers and Management and Innovation, inculcates in students the mind of a critical thinker and innovator. The second set of classes encompass the core functions of business and leadership, which includes: Accounting, Managing Digital Transformation, Leadership in Organizations and Economics for Managers. The final portion of the core rounds out the foundational and functional courses with a distinctive leadership and management block consisting of Principles of Operations Management, Corporate Finance, Principles of Responsible Business, and Strategic Management. Together, the curricular core prepares students for managerial business roles as they enter various industries throughout Saudi Arabia and the world.
The MBSC MiM Integrated Management Challenge is a dynamic, six-month long course, applying knowledge acquired to real-world challenges.
Combining theoretical knowledge and applied work, students will explore how the core business disciplines and functions come together in the practice of management. The challenge will call upon the aggregated understanding of analytical, quantitative, adaptive, personal effectiveness and problem-solving skills acquired through the duration of the MiM program.
The Integrated Management Challenge has as its central feature a distinctive current local, regional or global business challenge. Faculty, working closely with industry leaders from the private, public or social sectors, will nominate a set of challenges. Working in teams of 5-8 students, each team will be assigned one such challenge, and teams will apply their knowledge and skills to the resolution of the problem that this management challenge poses. Teams will be assessed periodically at different stages of the six-month challenge, and will be self-assessed by teammates, and assessed by coaches, faculty and external industry leaders.