College Overview

College of Business Administration (CBA) at the University of Prince Mugrin (UPM) is the first private business schools in the whole Medina province of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Its inception came in response to the unique challenges posed by the contemporary business, social, and political dynamics of the world as well as Vision 2030 of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, aimed at transforming and reinvigorating the economic landscape of the country. CBA aspires to be recognized as an institution of excellence in management and business education, research, and service both regionally and globally. Our mission is to graduate leading and inspiring business professionals in management and business administration, who can act as leaders of technology-enabled change and innovation as well as ethically, socially, and environmentally responsible agents of positive and proactive change in organizations.

Through knowledge discovery, dissemination, and application, we want to advance the design, management, operations, and interaction of business, financial, technological, and social systems aimed at the longterm economic viability and sustainability of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. CBA focuses on producing graduates who will become leaders of technology enabled change in organizations to achieve productivity, innovation, entrepreneurship, and competitive advantage. The innovative and forward‐looking interdisciplinary degree programs offered by CBA are aimed at preparing learners for lifelong careers in designing, managing, or consulting about management and business administration, etc. in government, corporate, and non‐profit organizations. CBA has a distinguished and diverse international faculty educated in renowned universities around the world. Our professors are excellent in both research and teaching, and they are committed to providing students a top‐rate business education. Many of them also have significant corporate experience and serve on corporate boards. CBA strives to continuously improve engagement among business, faculty, institutions, and students so that business education is aligned with business practice. CBA encourages accelerated innovation to continuously strive for improvement in business education, bringing about a positive and amplified impact on business and society. CBA is a member of various global level professional and academic organizations. CBA is committed to internationally raising the profile of management education it provides as well as quality standards it observes for the benefit of faculty, students, alumni, employers, society and other stakeholders. CBA aspires to be recognized and accredited by such global accrediting bodies like AACSB (www.aacsb.edu), EFMD (www.efmd.org), and AMBA (www.mbaworld.com). These organizations are the leading international systems of quality assessment, improvement, and accreditation of innovative higher education institutions in management and business administration. Accreditations by these organizations represent the highest standards of achievement in business education in the world and embody the world class quality goals of CBA. These organizations also provide the most vibrant forums for information, research, networking, and debate on innovation and best practice in management development. CBA specifically identifies itself with AACSB’s mission, which is to foster engagement, accelerate innovation, and amplify impact in business education.