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1 KFUPM Executive MBA Program 2008

2 Presentation Outline Program Mission Program Objective Benefits to Participants Benefits to Sponsoring Organizations Admission Requirements Program Structure Duration and Timing Program Curriculum EMBA Curriculum Schedule Tuition Fee

3 Mission Statement To provide a high-quality graduate management education to executives of private and public sectors in the region. The Executive MBA enhances the ability to strategically think, plan and act in an increasingly competitive and complex business environment.

4 Program Objective The overall objective of the KFUPM-Executive MBA program is to enhance the managerial skills necessary for mid-level executives moving toward senior management responsibilities or senior executives who wish to improve their effectiveness. Specific Program Objectives are to: (1) Emphasize leadership and innovation. (2) Develop strategic perspective. (3) Focus on the management of change. (4) Provide a global perspective. (5) Improve critical thinking and teamwork skills.

5 Benefits to Participants - Get the latest knowledge and skills in the field of management that will enhance meeting the current and future work challenges. - Get a master degree with minimum interruptions to work and social responsibilities (i.e., no need to travel abroad to get the degree). - Get a degree that will help in career development and advancement.

6 Benefits to Participants - Get a degree with a very convenient study time schedule. - Build personal and business relationships with other participants in the program. - Get a degree from a highly reputable institution.

7 Benefits to Sponsoring Organizations - The program will enhance the abilities of the participating executives in developing their managerial skills which will positively impact the organization’s performance. - The program provides a very cost effective alternative compared to similar overseas management development programs. - Participating executives can pursue their study with a minimum interruption of work.

8 Benefits to Sponsoring Organizations - The organization may benefit from the networking relationships that are usually developed among participating executives. - The organization (through their participating executives) will get an exposure to the resources available at KFUPM.

9 Admission Requirements B.A. or B.S. or equivalent from a recognized institution. A minimum TOFEL score of 520 or a prove of English language proficiency. language proficiency. A minimum of 8 years work experience, 3 of which are in mid or upper level managerial positions. Three letters of recommendations. A current resume or curriculum vitae. Endorsement of the applicant’s organization that makes it clear that the organization understands the time commitment required by the EMBA program. commitment required by the EMBA program.

10 Program Structure I. One residency period: The period of one week starts at the beginning of the first year of the program devoted to: The period of one week starts at the beginning of the first year of the program devoted to: - Introduction of the participants and the faculty members. - Introduction to the program and the courses. - Introduction to the basics in Statistics, Management, Computer, Economics, Accounting, Marketing, Finance, Research Method., and seminars in topical issues. II. 16 courses with a total of 42 credit hours.

11 Program Curriculum  Two Accounting Courses: - Financial Acct. & Reporting (2 cr.h.) - Managerial Accounting (3 cr.h.)  Two Economics Courses: - Managerial Economics (3 cr.h.) - The Macro Environment of Business (2 cr.h.)  Three Finance Courses: - Financial Management (2 cr.h.) - Investment Analysis & Portfolio Management (2 cr.h.) (2 cr.h.) - Strategic Corporate Finance (3 cr.h.)

12 Program Curriculum  Three Management Courses: - Organizational Behavior & Leadership (3 cr.h.) - Int’l Business & Globalization (3 cr.h.) - Strategic Management (3 cr.h.)  One Marketing Course: - Strategic Marketing Management (3 cr.h.)  Two MIS Courses: - Information Technology for Managers (3 cr.h.) - Electronic Business Strategy (2 cr.h.)  Three OM Courses: - Quantitative Methods (3 cr.h.) - Operations Management (3 cr.h.) - Supply Chain Management (2 cr.h.)

13 Duration and Timing A 42 credit hour, two-year EMBA is divided into four semesters. Classes will be held bi-weekly on Wednesday and Thursday, every other week. Classes start at 8:00 a.m. and finish at 3:30 p.m. (Wednesday classes during the first year end at 4:45 p.m.) The residency days are from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

14 EMBA Curriculum Schedule 1st Year Residency Period First Semester Course Course Title Credit Classes Meeting Time Number Hours Wednesday Thursday ECON 551 Managerial Economics 3 8:00-11:45 a.m. OM 551 Quantitative Methods 3 13:00–16:45 p.m. MIS 551 Information Technology for Managers 3 8:00–11:45 a.m. for Managers 3 8:00–11:45 a.m. ACCT 551 Financial Accounting and Reporting 2 13:00–15:30 p.m. and Reporting 2 13:00–15:30 p.m.

15 EMBA Curriculum Schedule Second Semester Course Course Title Credit Classes Meeting Time Number Hours Wednesday Thursday ACCT 552 Managerial Accounting 3 8:00-11:45 a.m. OM 552 Operations Management 3 13:00–16:45 p.m. MGT 552 Organizational Behavior and Leadership 3 8:00–11:45 a.m. and Leadership 3 8:00–11:45 a.m. FIN 552 Financial Management 2 13:00–15:30 p.m.

16 EMBA Curriculum Schedule 2nd Year First Semester CourseCourse Title Credit Classes Meeting Time Number Hours Wednesday Thursday MKT 561 Strategic Marketing Management 3 8:00-11:45 a.m. Management 3 8:00-11:45 a.m. ECON 561 The Macro Environment of Business 2 13:00–15:30 p.m. of Business 2 13:00–15:30 p.m. MGT 561 International Business and Globalization 3 8:00-11:45 a.m. and Globalization 3 8:00-11:45 a.m. FIN 561 Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management 2 13:00–15:30 p.m. Portfolio Management 2 13:00–15:30 p.m.

17 EMBA Curriculum Schedule Second Semester Course Course TitleCredit Classes Meeting Time NumberHours Wednesday Thursday FIN 562Strategic Corporate Finance 3 8:00-11:45 a.m. MIS 562Electronic Business Strategy 2 13:00–15:30 p.m. MGT 562Strategic Management 3 8:00-11:45 a.m. OM 562 Supply Chain Management 2 13:00–15:30 p.m.

18 Tuition Fee Executive MBA total tuition is SR130,000 for the entire program and includes all course materials, textbooks, university fees, continental breakfast and lunch during the residential period and class days. Tuition is payable in four equal installments of SR32,500 prior to the start of each of the four semesters. Executive MBA total tuition is SR130,000 for the entire program and includes all course materials, textbooks, university fees, continental breakfast and lunch during the residential period and class days. Tuition is payable in four equal installments of SR32,500 prior to the start of each of the four semesters.

19 For a Copy of the Brochure and the Application Form or for any Further Information, Please Contact: Dr. Aref Alashban Tel # : (03) 860 1143 Fax #: (03) 860 3850 E-mail:

20 Comparison Between the KFUPM Proposed EMBA Program and The Worldwide Top 20 Ranked EMBA ProgramsInstitutionRank Req. Yrs of Exper GMATInterviewTuition ($ 000) ACCTECONFINMGTMKTMISOMOTHERS*InternationalTrip Northwestern U. 1N/ANoYes84-9422432-312- The Univ. of Chicago Graduate School Bus. 210NoYes8222431-34Yes University of Pennsylvania37YesYes 103- 115 22131-314Yes Duke University 47YesYes7022141-3-- Univ. of North Carolina (C.H.) 55YesYes5423141122Yes** Univ. of Southern California68YesYes60************************Yes New York Univ. 7N/AYesYes9611131-27Yes Emory Univ. 88YesYes64212431-4Yes Georgetown Univ 98YesYes55--543-110Yes UCLA10N/AYesYes6012141131-

21 InstitutionRankReq. Yrs of Exp. GMATInterviewTuition ($ 000) ACCTECONFINMGTMKTMISOMOTHERS*International Trip Pepperdine Univ. 117YesYesN/A-1-2-114- UT Austin 125YesYes43-6211121-21- IMD (Swiss) 1310YesN/A65************************Yes Purdue Univ. 145YesN/A4513232-22Yes Univ. of Western Ontario (Canada) 15N/AYesN/AN/A11262-22Yes Washington Univ. in St. Louis 167OptionYesN/A23151-34Yes Vanderbilt Univ. 17N/AYes 6412252-25Yes Columbia Univ. 185Yes 982234123-Yes Southern Methodist Univ. 1910YesN/A5922232127Yes Georgia State U. 207Yes N/A31221234Yes KFUPM-8NoYes35223311 31 -

22 Course Description ACCT 551: Financial Accounting and Reporting (2 credit hours) An introduction to the perspectives, principles, concepts, and assumptions underlying the process of financial reporting. Critical analysis of the role of regulation in the measurement and reporting of the results of economic activities to enable a more effective and efficient use of financial information for decision-making purposes. This course will also explain the “management’s assertions” embodied in the financial statements and its relationship with an independent audit of financial information. ACCT 552: Managerial Accounting (3 credit hours) An introduction to the relevant fundamental concepts and principles underlying the production and reporting of financial information to plan and control the activities of an organization. The discussion of strategic cost concepts; methodology of short and long-term decision analysis; planning and control of organizational activities, transfer pricing methods, performance evaluation and their related behavioral implications; and critical analysis of long term decisions are among the topics covered in this course.

23 Course Description ECON 551: Managerial Economics (3 credit hours) Deals with the strategic application of microeconomic theory to management in markets where the firm has market/monopoly power. Covers sophisticated pricing policies, transfer pricing, dealing with competitors, corporation strategies, managing under uncertainty, asymmetric information and externalities. Examines how microeconomics may be used to enhance decision-making within the manager’s organization. ECON 561: The Macro Environment of Business (2 credit hours) Prepares to think systematically about the state of the economy, macroeconomic policy, and the economic environment. Includes the use of economic theory in understanding financial markets, the operation and impact of government policies that determine national income, employment, investment, interest rates, and money supply inflation. FIN 552: Financial Management (2 credit hours) Develops skills and abilities in financial analysis and provides a framework for analyzing financial decisions to acquire assets as well as their financing. Central to the decision making process is the notion that corporations are intended to create value. Topics include discounted cash flow analysis, financial performance evaluation, valuation techniques, capital budgeting, risk-return concepts, evaluation of financing options, and dividend policy.

24 Course Description FIN 561: Investment Analysis and portfolio Management (2 credit hours) Combines theoretical and practical aspects of investment analysis and portfolio management. It covers the portfolio management process from the institutional and individual perspectives. Examines setting of investment objectives, formulation of portfolio management strategies, asset allocation, security selection, pricing and trading of options and futures, use of derivatives to alter portfolio risk-return profile, and evaluation of portfolio performance. This is a hands-on course in which students manage simulated security portfolios and use the Internet sources of financial information extensively. FIN 562: Strategic Corporate Finance (3 credit hours) Integrative course that builds on materials covered earlier and addresses strategic corporate finance issues and decisions with emphasis on global perspectives. The course highlights analysis and the interaction of investment, financing, and dividend decisions as they affect firm value and develops student valuation skills. Other areas include mergers and acquisitions, lease analysis, options and futures, managing foreign exchange risk, and financial analysis and planning. It blends theory with practice through extensive use of case studies. The cases require student teams to draw on their personal experiences and integrate functional knowledge and diverse perspectives to address variety of issues raise.

25 Course Description MGT 552: Organizational Behavior and Leader ship (3 credit hours) Addresses the problem of managing and leading people in organizations. Issues include the bases of individual and group behaviors, contextual factors, organizational attitudes, motivation, communication, decision-making, influence processes, and the role of leadership in organizational success. MGT 561: International Business and Globalization (3 credit hours) Addresses economic, political, legal, cultural, and managerial challenges and opportunities facing the firm in the international and global arenas. MGT 562: Strategic Management (3 credit hours) The perspective of the course deals with the role of the senior manager in directing the total enterprise. The following topics are examined: concepts and methods that integrate previous training in functional areas of management; corporate, business and functional areas strategy development; environmental analysis, including economic and competitive assessments; goal structures and their role in developing and managing strategy; strategy constructs and the notion of competitive advantage; and strategy implementation issues, including organization design, reward systems, information and control and the role of formal planning systems. Strategic planning and implementation at the executive level, and integrated case studies of the company-wide situation from the top management point of view will be discussed.

26 Course Description MKT 561: Strategic Marketing Management (3 credit hours) Addresses the importance of organizations being market-driven and customer-focused and presents current theories and practices of marketing management. The course examines the topics of new product development, marketing resource allocation and competitive strategy. Deals with the formulation of strategic marketing as a key element of overall organization plans and policies. Focuses on balancing market opportunities and threats with resources available and alternative responses, including analysis of markets, product, promotion, distribution and pricing strategies. MIS 551: Information Technology for Managers (3 credit hours) Presents a managerial perspective on the effective design and use of information systems for strategic advantage and maximum organizational performance. It links technology, the organizational implications of the technology, and ways to successfully incorporate information technology into organizations. MIS 562: Electronic Business Strategy (2 credit hours) Examines the linkage of organizational strategy and electronic methods of delivering products, services and exchanges in inter-organizational, national and global environments.

27 Course Description OM 551: Quantitative Methods (3 credit hours) Basic quantitative techniques used in the analysis of business decision problems are introduced. Techniques covered include descriptive and inferential statistics, linear programming, decision trees, queuing theory and simulations. OM 552: Operations Management (3 credit hours) Emphasizes quality management in the planning and control of an operating system. Includes matching operating decisions to the firm’s strategy; design of operations control systems; unique operations considerations in the services; the design, selection and improvement of processes; capacity planning; productivity competitiveness; quality management and assurance; forecasting, plant layout; project management; management of inventories; and flexible manufacturing system. OM 562: Supply Chain Management (2 credit hours) Provides managerial concepts in supply chain management. The major issues and strategies in supply chain will be identified for better understanding of performance. The major content of the course is divided into three modules: supply chain integration, supply chain decisions, and supply chain management and control. A variety of instructional tools including lectures, case discussions, and group projects and presentations are employed.

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