Deanship of Graduate Studies & Research

The aim of the graduate programs is to provide the Saudi market with the next generation of business leaders who combine the core business knowledge and expertise with strategy and leadership skills that are essential for successful business leaders. The graduate programs use a blended approach that integrates critical thinking, theoretical models, and best management practices to provide students with sophisticated tools and techniques that enrich and advance their business analytical, decision-making, and leadership skills.

The graduate programs provide a dynamic, learning environment where students join with distinguished faculty and with one another to share experiences, expand their horizons, build a lasting friendship, and enriching network that help our students grow into world-ready business leaders and entrepreneurs.

Competitive Advantage of the Graduate Programs:

  1. Evening Classes: all graduate courses are offered in the evenings and/or on weekends as most of the graduate students are working professionals.
  2. Experiential Learning: the “case method” experiential approach used in the graduate program links text-book theory to workplace practices.
  3. Networking Advantage: our graduate students come from diverse backgrounds and industries. This helps our students to build their network and grow personally and professionally.
  4. International Partners: Al Yamamah University has built international partnerships with leading business schools to advance its strategic objectives in providing our graduate students with quality education. Al-Yamamah University has collaborated with The Washington State University. Students graduate with an EMBA degree from Al Yamamah University have a graduate certificate from Washington State University. Similarly, Al-Yamamah University has collaborated with The Syracuse University College of Law for delivering academic courses embedded within LLM.
  5. Alumni Connection: the graduate program alumni are in the leading positions of top Saudi companies. This provides our graduate students with excellent network and bring reputation and recognition to the program.
  6. Accreditation: Al Yamamah University is accredited and recognized by the Education Evaluation Commission as a provider of quality education.

Welcome to the Graduate Studies Programs at Al Yamamah University (YU). Currently, YU has five graduate programs, four of which are offered by the College of Business Administration while the remaining graduate program is offered by the College of Law.

The College of Business Administration offers a robust Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) along with Master of a Human Resources Management (MHRM) and Master of Management Information Systems (MMIS) programs. The College of Law offers a Master of Business Law (LLM).

Our graduate programs have a diverse and vibrant community, dedicated to discovery, to making knowledge matter, and to developing all of its members to their utmost potential. These programs offer the most dynamic, responsive, broad, and engaging range of knowledge in the modern business and economic world. The YU graduate programs provide a learning environment where students can grow into world-ready business leaders.

We are dedicated to offering our students the best business education in the world not only through our own programs but also by connecting our students with several partner schools around the globe. Our mission is to develop entrepreneurial-minded leaders and professionals who shape the future of business, society, and create growth and opportunity. We engage our students in an active learning community where transformative teaching experience that fosters entrepreneurship, innovation, and creativity

We come together around the Saudi Capital City of Riyadh, which is not only a challenging and sophisticated business center, but it is the economic and cultural hub of Saudi Arabia and the Gulf Coast Countries. As the two years unfold, students join with a distinguished faculty and with one another to contribute to the development of knowledge.

Wish you a wonderful and successful business and leadership journey with YU graduate studies.


Abdulaziz M. Alwathnani, Ph.D.

Dean of College of Business Administration
Acting Dean of Graduate Studies and Research

International Collaboration



YU currently is in collaboration with the Washington State University for purposes of international cooperation and the academic and intellectual development of YU EMBA and MBA programs.


Al Yamamah University is in collaboration with Syracuse University College of Law.

Deanship of Graduate Studies & Research

P.O. Box 45180 – Riyadh 11512
Saudi Arabia

Phone: +966 11 2242222

Ext:  3223

Direct line: +966 11 485 8634

FACULTY NAME Position Extension #
Dr. Abdulaziz Alwathnani Acting Dean of Graduate Studies 3636
Dr. Afshan Azam Dean’s Assistant for Graduate Studies 4463
Mr. Fuad Thiabat Academic Coordinator 3223

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Current Graduate Programs Profile

Al Yamamah University has five graduate programs.  The College of Business offers five graduate programs: Masters of Business Administration (MBA), Executive Masters of Business Administration (EMBA), Masters of Human Resources Management (MHRM), and Master of Management Information Systems (MMIS) programs. The fifth graduate program is offered by the College of Law, that is, Masters of Business Law (LLM).


Details about Postgraduate programs

Masters of Business Administration


Executive Masters of Business Administration


Masters of Human Resource Management


Masters of Management Information Systems


Masters of Business Law


Al Yamamah University

AlYamamah University is located north of Riyadh, on Al-Qassim Highway, and occupies an area of 160,000 square meters. It was designed in accordance with the latest standards for educational institutions.

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Requirements and application


  • Copy of Degree Certificate
  • Copy of Degree Transcript
  • English Proficiency Scores TOEFL, IELTS
  • Copy of national ID or Iqama ID
  • Current CV/ Resume
  • Personal Photo