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The EMBA is a 42-credit, two-year program that is taught in module courses during the evening and weekends to fit the busy schedules of business executives. The program is designed for business executives with a minimum of five-year experience in leadership positions. It is taught in modules of a five day for each course. It is offered in partnership with Washington State University (USA). Students graduate with an EMBA degree from Al Yamamah University and a graduate certificate from WSU.

# Course Code Course Titles Pre-Requisite Credits


MGT 525 Organizational Behavior & Leadership 2
2 HRM 510 Human Resources Management 2
3 BUS 540 Business Research Methods 2
4 MKT 515 Marketing Management 2
5 BUS 536 Business Feasibility Study 2
6 ECO 504 International Economics 2
# Course Code Course Titles Pre-Requisite Credits


ACC 505 Financial Accounting 2
2 MGT 530 Management Ethics & Law 2
3 MGT 511 Operation Management 2
4 STT 505 Management Statistics 2
5 FIN 505 Financial Management 2
6 MGT 507 Strategic Management 2
7 BUS 535 International Business 2
8 MGT 540 International Management 2

MGT 525: The primary goal of this course is to provide practical knowledge of organizational behavior & leadership to students. It also aims at examination of psychological and sociological variables important in understanding individual motivation, group functioning, change, creativity, and leadership in organizations. Further, it incorporates a strong practical and experiential component based on the recognition that leadership qualities and skills are linked to self-awareness, the ability to manage oneself in different situations, and a high level of interpersonal skills that may eventually develop into organizational leadership.

HRM 510: This course provides an overview of the human resource systems and processes needed to achieve organizational effectiveness and strategic success. All key functional areas including human resource planning, staffing, performance management, employee development, and compensation are addressed. Further, an in-depth analysis of selected topics in human resource management including study of current research and literature is undertaken.

BUS 540: This course provides an opportunity for students to establish or advance their understanding of research through critical exploration of research language and approaches. The course introduces the language of research and challenges and the elements of the research process within quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods approaches. Students will use these theoretical underpinnings to begin to critically review literature relevant to their field of interest and determine how research findings are useful in forming their understanding of their work, social, local and global environment.

MKT 515: This course focuses on identifying and solving marketing problems through advanced case analysis and discussion, application of marketing principles and techniques including the use of information systems, databases, behavioral theories, financial analysis, and management techniques. Further, application of marketing techniques to problems and cases. Emphasis is given to problem identification, evaluation of alternatives, and developing recommendations.

BUS 536: This course develops a student’s ability to undertake complex feasibility studies. The students will learn to establish whether a project or initiative is worth the investment in time and money needed to get it off the ground. It includes the cost of developing the initiative, but it also looks at the availability of funding, both to initiate the project and to keep it going. Further, the feasibility study also looks at the evidence of need, potential take up and constraints such as the capacity of buildings, staff and the community. The course also utilizes practical situations, using the analytical and assessment tools such as spreadsheets and Web Analysis, Critical Path, evaluation and review of programs.

ECO 504: This course introduces students to the theory of International Economics and its application to the real world. It provides an analysis of the economic relationships between countries, covering both trade and monetary issues. The course focuses on international trade of goods and services. The issues discussed include theoretical basis of international trade, gains of international trade and their distribution, consequences of government intervention into economic relations, workforce and capital flows, integration processes and analysis of positions of different countries on the international economic arena.

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 “high good”.
  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 = 70 or above with a minimum score of 65 in all parts
    • IELTS = 6:0 or above with a minimum score of 5:5 in all parts
    • STEP = 90 or above
    • Al Yamamah University’s English Placement Test (EPS) = L7 or above
  1. Minimum of three-year professional work experience in leading positions.
  2. 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.
  3. Updated curriculum vitae (CV)
  4. Applicants with non- business backgrounds may be required to complete one or two of the Pre-Grad courses (foundation courses).

Application Process

To complete your application file, please follow steps detailed below: As well, you may contact YU Graduate Admission Office at for further information and guidance.

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

STEP 2: Submit (scan) the following documents:

  • A copy of the original college certificate/diploma
  • A copy of the original college transcript of records/student academic records
  • English Proficiency Scores: TOEFL, IELTS, STEP
  • A copy of the national ID or Iqama
  • An updated curriculum vitae (CV)
  • Two recommendation letters

STEP 3: The Graduate Admission Office will review all applications. Acceptance letters will be sent to applicants who have been admitted into the graduate programs.

STEP 4: After receiving the acceptance letter, you need to visit YU campus and pay the registration fees to reserve your seat, get your student ID card, and YU email account.