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King Saud University is a public university in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, founded in 1957 by King Saud bin Abdulaziz as Riyadh University, as the first university in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The university was created to meet the shortage of skilled workers in Saudi Arabia. It was renamed King Saud University in 1982.
In recent years, Saudi Arabia has witnessed rapid development in all sectors of the economy. To accommodate these developments, the need for a cadre with a high degree of professionalism has emerged. Also, the increasing number of graduates with bachelor degrees and the growing number of missionee students studying abroad for higher education in business administration has prompted King Saud University to launch the Master of Business Administration (MBA) program. The Department of Business Administration, College of Administrative Sciences at King Saud University has an important role in contributing to the managerial development in Saudi Arabia through the MBA program. The student should complete the program in no less than five semesters and no more than ten semesters, not including summer sessions. Coursework consists of 48 semester hours, 39 hours as core courses and 9 hours as major courses with cumulative GPA of no less than "Very Good" at the completion of the coursework. The student should complete the program in no less than five semesters and no more than ten semesters, not including summer sessions.