Program Information

The Executive Master in Business Administration (EMBA) program at Al Yamamah University is designed for executives with a minimum of five years of work experience in leadership positions, and is offered in partnership with Washington State University (WSU) to give it the global dimensions necessary to qualify the next generation of executive leaders and entrepreneurs that the labor market needs to achieve the goals of Vision 2030.

This flexible evening program allows full-time employees to pursue their academic studies at a master’s degree in a manner that does not conflict with their work or family responsibilities and commitments.

The curriculum is learner-focused and balances theory and practice, ensuring that students are equipped with the skills needed for decision-making, analysis and complex problem-solving in today’s business world.

Designed to prepare students for promotion and senior leadership roles, the program is taught by highly qualified faculty and select foreign visiting professors who bring a wealth of professional and academic experience and global dimensions to the classroom, enabling students to study in a dynamic learning environment that encourages collaboration and promotes the development of critical thinking skills.


The program offers a unique opportunity to gain a global perspective and advance one’s career to new heights.

Program Duration & Class Times

  • Program period: 18-24 months.
  • Classes Time:  Evening Classes.
  • Program credits hours: 42 hours

EMBA Admission Requirements

All applicants for admission to the EMBA program at the College of Business Administration are required to have the followings:

  1. A bachelor’s degree or equivalent from an accredited institution recognized by the Ministry of Education (MOE) with a minimum cumulative grade average of “Pass”.
  2. Applicants earned their bachelor’s degrees from a country where English is not the official language must satisfy, at least, one of the following English proficiency tests (not older than three years from the admission date):
    • TOEFL IBT = 65 or above
    • IELTS = 5.5 or above with a minimum score of 5.0 in all parts
    • Al Yamamah University’s English Placement Test (EPT) = L7 or above
  3. Minimum of five years professional work experience in leading positions.
  4. Two letters of recommendations from professors who taught you in the past. Alternatively, two letters from managers/supervisors to whom you reported at the workplace in the last five years.
  5. Updated CV
  6. Applicants with non- business backgrounds may be required to complete one or two of the Pre-Grad courses (foundation courses).


Tuition fees + WSU Diploma SR 197,000


The above fees do not include:

  • Admission fees
  • English placement test fees
  • Foundation courses fees (if applicable)

Details of Fees & Academic Hours

Admission fees SR 3,000 (non-refundable)
English Placement Test (if applicable) SR 500


Fees Hours Total hours fees
Foundation courses (if applicable) SR 2,000/hour 6 SR 2,000 x 6 = SR 12,000
Academic courses SR 4,500/hour 34 SR 4,500 x 34 = SR SR 153,000
Graduation Project SR 4,500/hour 3 SR 4,500 x 3 = SR 13,500
WSU Diploma SR 5,500/hour 8 SR 5,500 x 8 = SR 44,000


Academic program fees (4 semesters) + WSU Diploma (SR 4,500 x 34) + (SR 5,500 x 8)  = SR 197,000

Application Process

STEP 1:  Fill-in the application form; (Click Here)

STEP 2: Submit (scan) the following documents:

  • A copy of the original bachelor certificate
  • A copy of the student academic records
  • English Proficiency Scores: TOEFL, IELTS
  • A copy of the national ID or Iqama
  • Updated CV
  • Two recommendation letters

STEP 3: The Graduate Admission Office will review all applications. You will be notified by email with the result.

STEP 4: Accepted students will be provided with a payment link to pay the admission fees, reserve the seat, and issue the university number.

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