Finance and Banking Department

University Core Requirment
ARAB1100 ( Arabic Language Writing )Credit hours: 2

يركز المقرر على تنمية المهارات الكتابية لدى طالب السنة الاولى المشتركة في جامعة دار العلوم، وتطبيق تلك المهارات في حياتهم الجامعية والعملية، بما في ذلك توظيف المهارات الخاصة بعلامات الترقيم، والسلامة النحوية، والسلامة الإملائية. كذلك يتناول المقرر تنظيم الالفاظ وفق نسق لغوي صحيح، صياغة التعبير الكتابي بأسلوب سليم، صياغة الرسائل الإدارية والاجتماعية والالكترونية، التمكن من مراجعة المعاجم اللغوية واستخراج معاني الكلمات، إضافة إلى مهارات كتابة المقالات بصورة سليمة.


( Arabic Language Skills2 )Credit hours: 2

يتكون هذا المقرر من أربع وحدات: الوحدة الأولى (علامات الإعراب الأصلية والفرعية)، الوحدة الثانية (الجملة الفعلية، واسم الفاعل، واسم المفعول، والمصدر)، الوحدة الثالثة (المبتدأ والخبر، إن وأخواتها، كان وأخواتها، كاد وأخواتها، ظن وأخواتها)، والوحدة الرابعة (المفعول به، والمفعول المطلق، والمفعول لأجله، والحال، والتمييز).

pre-requisite ARAB1100

SKL1450 ( University Skills )Credit hours: 3

This course develops university skills (academics skills, communication skills, and self-skills) for students of first common year at Dar Al-Uloom University, and their applicability in university life.


( Leadership and Teamwork )Credit hours: 2

This course discusses the role and importance of leadership and teamwork in organizations, and the combination of features, skills and abilities required for successful leadership of Teamwork, and how to build high-performing teams and the attributes and skills required for an effective team membership.

pre-requisite SKL1450

( Computer Skills )Credit hours: 3

This course, using both lecture and laboratory practice, introduces students to basic computer concepts in hardware, software, networking, computer security, database, websites, and other emerging technologies such as blogs, wiki, RSS, podcasting, and Google applications. Widely used applications including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, presentation, and web development software are studied. Students will also develop critical thinking skills, learn terminology and problem solving techniques which are critical to solve Information Technology (IT) problems.Throughout the course, emphasis will be placed on performing tasks that simulate professional work situations.


( Elementary Mathematics )Credit hours: 4

Students in this course will study functions including understanding the definition of a function, domain, range, one to one functions, and the inverse of a function. The subject of functions extends to understanding of the Cartesian coordinate system and the process of drawing functions at a two-dimensional level.Different types of functions will be introduced including linear functions, quadratic functions, polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic Functions.Student will also study finding solutions for linear equations and inequalities, finding a straight-line equation, finding the length a straight line, the middle point in a line segment. Students are also exposed to the understanding of angles and their measurements, trigonometric functions, and the graph of trigonometric functions.The course covers matrices and operation on matrices and system of linear equations solution.The last part of the course will cover different topics which include sequences, permutations, and combinations.


( Islam and Society Building )Credit hours: 2

يتناول هذا المقرر تعريف المجتمع المسلم واسسه، أسباب تقوية الروابط الاجتماعية، أهم المشكلات الاجتماعية، اهمية الاسرة ومكانتها في الإسلام والرد على الشبهات، عوامل حماية الاسرة، الخطبة وأحكامها العامة، النكاح اركانه وشروطه ومقاصده، الاثار المترتبة على عقد النكاح، أحكام الطلاق في الإسلام والتمييز بينها وبين الطلاق في الشريعتين اليهودية والنصرانية.


( Health & Physical Education )Credit hours: 1

يغطي هذا المقرر مهارات ومعارف تتعلق بالعادات الغذائية والسلامة الجسدية ودور وأهمية ممارسة الرياضة والصحة الوقائية في المحافظة على الصحة، كما يشتمل على تعريف الطالب بالإسعافات الأولية وأفضل سبل التعامل مع الضغوط النفسية، كما يشمل المقرر أيضا ممارسة أنشطة رياضية وتمارين بدنية تستهدف المحافظة على الصحة باستخدام الأجهزة الحديثة والمتطورة.


( A2 Waystage Listening & Speaking I )Credit hours: 3

This course integrates listening and speaking skills and builds on the foundation provided by the level C courses. The course provides instruction and practice on listening strategies like listening for general information and detail, guessing word meaning from context. The speaking section of the course attempts to develop presentation skills such as format, organization, body language and eye-contact. Students practice conversations and role-plays in order to build on their skills.

pre-requisite ENGL002

( A2 Waystage Grammar )Credit hours: 2

This course integrates vocabulary and grammar skills and builds on the foundation provided by the level C courses. The course provides instruction and practice on vocabulary learning strategies like context clues, imagery and word-parts. The grammar section of the course attempts to develop a good grounding in a range of topics including some of the present and past tenses, adjectives & adverbs, possessives, modal verbs, quantifiers etc. Grammar learning strategies such as prediction, mind-maps and contextualization are utilized in order to reinforce and support learning. Students also practice communicative activities such as conversations, role-plays and writing tasks in order to further practice and master the vocabulary and grammar items.

pre-requisite ENGL003

( A2 Waystage Reading & Writing I )Credit hours: 3

This course integrates reading and writing skills and builds on the foundation provided by the level C courses. The course provides instruction and practice on reading strategies like scanning, skimming, context clues, and summarizing. It also focuses on recognition of main ideas, and supporting details. The writing section of the course attempts to develop writing accurate, concise, and well-connected paragraphs, and summaries. Concepts of writing processes like brainstorming, planning, drafting and revising are introduced and practiced. Students practice writing topic sentences that introduce a paragraph, supporting sentences, and concluding sentences. Writing instruction also focuses on paragraph coherence and cohesion.

pre-requisite ENGL001 & ENGL004

( B1 Threshold Listening and Speaking II )Credit hours: 3

Following on from ENGL-1111, students will use their vocabulary resources, syntactic knowledge and idiomatic expressions developed to support students in functioning confidently in more challenging academic content. In this second level, there will be a greater focus on effective listening and speaking strategies in using English in extended academic lectures, talks, reports, and radio programs. The importance of non-verbal, verbal communication and intercultural communication will be emphasized in one-to-one, small group and large group communication settings. Practice activities on pronunciation, intonation patterns, and stress placement at the phrase/sentence level and above will be a feature of this course. Suitable appropriate authentic resources and materials – in both e-learning and paper format – will be used to support trainees in taking responsibility for their own learning.

pre-requisite ENGL1111

( B1 Threshold Integrated English Language )Credit hours: 2

This course will cover each of the four skills tested in the IELTS test: Reading and Writing Task one. Using a textbook, classroom activities, and practice tests, students will be exposed to a variety of strategies for improving their IELTS score and will become familiar with the format and design of the exam. A variety of test-taking skills will be taught and practiced.

pre-requisite ENGL1112

( B1 Threshold Reading and Writing II )Credit hours: 3

This course focuses on the development of critical reading skills and academic writing. Students will develop reading and writing skills with clearly defined learning outcomes within a critical thinking framework. Students will develop their reading sub-skills using a variety of text types, previewing, predicting, skimming, scanning, reading for specific information and inferring meaning from context. Writing is developed by looking at essay structure and content, building students skills resources. Suitable appropriate resources and materials–in both e-learning and paper format – will be used to support students in taking responsibility for their own learning.

pre-requisite ENGL1113

College Core Requirements
( Business Mathematics )Credit hours: 3

The purpose of this course is to increase student mathematical knowledge and skills and provide methods for solving business problem. The course covers linear and quadratic functions and graphs, as well as presents solution of equations and inequalities. The course also introduces students to the average rate of change and instantaneous rate of change as the definition of derivatives, differentiation rules, differentiation techniques, and differentiation of exponential and logarithmic functions.In addition, the course presents application of first and second derivatives in finding local maximum and local minimum and inflection points. The last part introduces the idea of integration as anti-derivatives and extends the topics to the fundamental theorem of calculus and applications.

pre-requisite MATH1100

( Principles of Management )Credit hours: 3

This course introduces the concepts, theories, and principles of management and techniques used in carrying various management’s functions; including planning, organizing, communicating, leading and controlling, as well as decision-making and managing change in organizations.

pre-requisite ENGL1121

( Principles of Accounting )Credit hours: 3

This introductory course presents fundamental concepts, principles and techniques of financial accounting, including the double entry system. It deals with the study of accounting cycle for service and merchandise companies. Special focus given to analyzing transactions, summarizing them using the general ledger and reporting the results through the preparation of financial statements mainly used by the internal and external decision makers. The last part covers the basics of inventory valuation, cost of sales, accounting treatment for tangible & intangible assets and the preparation of adjustment entries.

pre-requisite ENGL1123 & MATH1121

( Principles of Microeconomics )Credit hours: 3

This course designated to introduce students to the fundamentals of microeconomics. Topics include supply & demand analysis, elasticity of demand & supply, theories of consumer & producer behavior, and market structure: perfect competition, monopolistic competition, monopoly and oligopoly. Additional topics include factors of productions markets and economic welfare.

pre-requisite ENGL1121 & MATH1121

( Business Statistics I )Credit hours: 3

Business Statistics I introduces students to data collection and statistical techniques to analyze data.Topics start with introduction descriptive statistics which covers data collection, sampling techniques, organization and tabulation of data, and graphical representation of data.The course also covers numerical measures such as measures of central tendencies and measures of dispersion.The course also presents basic probability, some important probability distributions, time series, and index numbers.

pre-requisite MATH1121

( Principles of Marketing )Credit hours: 3

This introductory course seeking to develop a general understanding and appreciation of the forces, institutions, and methods involved in marketing of products and services. Topics include marketing introduction, marketing strategy, consumer behavior, business buying behavior, segmentation, target marketing, positioning, branding strategies, pricing, marketing channels, marketing communication and global marketing.

pre-requisite ENGL1123

( Principles of Finance )Credit hours: 3

This course focuses on the basic concepts of finance and introduces students to analytical tools used in decision making. Topics include Legal forms of business organizations, financial goals, financial statements and its analysis, time value of money, overview of financial markets and institutions, principles of risk and return and overview of corporate financing.

pre-requisite ACCT1211 & MATH1121

( Principles of Macroeconomics )Credit hours: 3

This course focuses on the analysis of the economy as a whole. Topics include description of basic macroeconomic relationships, aggregate output and economic growth, aggregate supply and demand, fiscal and monetary policies, inflation and unemployment, budget deficit and it is financing, international trade, balance of payments, exchange rates, and trade deficit.

pre-requisite ECON1211

( Business Statistics )Credit hours: 3

Business Statistics II designed to focus on inferential statistics. The topics covered in the course include review of probability distribution, central limit theorem, sampling distribution, point estimation, and confidence intervals.The course also covers hypothesis testing and statistical inference using t-test about the mean and Chi-square tests for goodness of fit and independence.

pre-requisite STAT1211

( Management Information Systems )Credit hours: 3

Managers and business analysts in organizations are expected to know how information systems (IS) can be used to make businesses more competitive, effective and efficient. This course provides an introduction to information systems and technologies for business and management. It is designed to familiarize students with the technical, organizational and managerial foundations of information systems to better understand their role in enhancing business processes and management decision making across the organization, and how to design, develop and manage information systems in organizations. The course focuses on topics such as the management of the digital firm, Internet and Internet technology, electronic business and commerce, information technology (IT) infrastructure, wireless technology, ethical and security issues related to information systems, and enterprise applications.

pre-requisite ENGL1122

( Principles of Cost and Management Accounting )Credit hours: 3

The course introduces the basic concepts of cost and management accounting through a focus on the role played by cost and management accounting information in the business environment. Its main objective is to provide students with an understanding and ability to apply the simple techniques of cost and management accounting that will be used in planning and decision making for business situations. This course also covers cost concepts such as; cost classification, elements of direct and indirect costs, costs of materials, labor and overhead costs, cost theory & cost estimation. The later part covers basics of managerial accounting concepts such as analysis of financial statements, cost – volume – profit analysis and budgetary planning.

pre-requisite ACCT1211

FIN Major Core Requirements
ECON1311 ( Money and Banking )Credit hours: 3

The core focus of this course is to make students understand the evolution of financial system and the role of money in economic transactions. Topics include interest rate determination, relationship between interest rates and term structure, money and Payment system, role of financial institutions in asymmetric information, transaction cost, adverse selection, market efficiency and moral hazard. The role of Central banks in monitoring the monetary policy and establish financial stability in the economy is also one of the focal topics covered in this course.

pre-requisite ECON1221

ECON1312 ( International Economics )Credit hours: 3

This course concentrates and analyzes the causes and consequences of international trade and investment. Throughout this course, emphasis will be placed on the investigation of why nations trade, what they trade, and who gains or losses from this trade. Part of the course will discuss the motives for countries to restrict or regulate international trade, and evaluate the effects of such policies on economic welfare. Topics will include the fundamental trade theories such as Law of Absolute advantage, law of Comparative Advantage, Heckscher-Ohlin model and other post-Hecher-Ohlin trade theories together with basic trade policies of tariffs, quotas and subsidies, and the effects of trade on economic growth.

pre-requisite ECON1221

FIN1311 ( Corporate Finance )Credit hours: 3

This course focuses on capital investments and financing decisions of the company. This course aims to develop advanced analytical skills for decision-making in finance. Topics covered includes financial forecasting, long-term and short-term financial planning, capital budgeting decisions, project analysis and evaluation techniques, capital cost estimation, capital structure policies and distribution policies.

pre-requisite FIN1221

FIN1312 ( Financial Markets and Institutions )Credit hours: 3

This course provides an overview of financial markets, and management of financial institutions and intermediaries. This course also provides students with conceptual framework for analyzing the optimal management of varying types of risk exposure that financial institutions and intermediaries may face. Other topics covered include overview of financial markets, financial instruments, financial intermediaries and the financial services industry, measuring and managing risks practices in Saudi Arabia and internationally.

pre-requisite FIN1221

FIN1321 ( Essentials of Investments )Credit hours: 3

This course designed to enhance students’ fundamental knowledge on investment portfolio construction and analysis. The course aims to provide a deep insight into investing environment, investment principles and their applications to valuing investments options in the marketplace. Topics include investment environment, multiple asset classes and financial instruments, valuation of securities, measuring risk and return, principle of efficient diversification, efficient market hypothesis, portfolio theories namely Markowitz portfolio theory, Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM), and Arbitrage Pricing Theory (APT).

pre-requisite FIN1311

FIN1322 ( International Financial Management )Credit hours: 3

The course provides an analysis of modern theory and practice in international financial management. Topics include exchange rate risk, determinants of exchange rates, currency hedging, international financing/investing activities, international financial markets, risk management strategies in an international environment.

pre-requisite FIN1311

FIN1323 ( تطبيقات مالية بالحاسوب )Credit hours: 3

هذا المقرر مصمم لتوفير دعم عملي للإدارة المالية من خلال استخدام التطبيقات الحاسوبية (MS Office Excel) لنمذجة التطبيقات المالية وتقوية المهارات الحاسوبية لدى الطلاب، وذلك من خلال تزويدهم بالأدوات التي تمكنهم من بناء النماذج المالية. ومن بين الموضوعات التي يتناولها هذا المقرر التنبؤ المالي، التحليل والتخطيط المالي، الموازنة النقدية، التمويل قصير الأجل، تطبيقات القيمة الزمنية للنقود، إنشاء جداول الإهلاك والمخصصات، تحليل المشروع باستخدام أسلوب نقطة التعادل، تحليل السيناريوهات والحساسية، قرارات الموازنة الرأسمالية باستخدام دالة solver واستخدام دوال Excel المدمجة، وغيرها من التقنيات المتقدمة المستخدمة في النمذجة المالية.

pre-requisite FIN1311

FIN1324 ( المبادئ والممارسات البنكية )Credit hours: 3

هذا المقرر يقدم الطلاب للمفاهيم والمبادئ البنكية الأساسية والممارسات البنكية والمنتجات والخدمات البنكية. وتشمل الموضوعات التي يغطيها المقرر نظرة شاملة على القطاع البنكي، تطور القطاع البنكي، هيكل البنك ووظائفه، التشريعات وقواعد السلوك، عرض القوائم المالية للبنوك وتقييم الأداء البنكي، بالإضافة إلى تركيز خاص على الصناعة البنكية السعودية وتوقعاتها المستقبلية.

pre-requisite FIN1312

FIN1360 ( )Credit hours: 6


FIN1411 ( Security Analysis and Portfolio Management )Credit hours: 3

The course is designed to give practical support to financial management by utilizing spreadsheet (MS Office Excel) to model finance applications and to sharpen the computer skills of students, by providing tools with which financial models and techniques are built. Topics include financial forecasting, financial analysis and planning, cash budgeting, short-term financing, impcing and portfolio performance evaluation.

pre-requisite FIN1321

FIN1421 ( Derivatives and Risk Management )Credit hours: 3

This course provides both introductory theory and a working knowledge of contemporary financial derivatives, with an emphasis on the use of derivatives in financial risk management. Topics include an overview of speculative markets, Option pricing models such as Binomial, Black-Scholes and their applications, financial derivatives products such as options, forwards, futures and swaps as well as other credit derivatives in risk management.The course focuses extensively on the analytical aspects of derivative products, derivatives valuation and their use in risk management.

pre-requisite FIN1411

FIN1422 ( Financial Policy )Credit hours: 3

This course mainly focuses on application of financial concepts learned in other courses of finance focusing on case problems in finance, including establishing financial policy for organizations. This advanced course aims to strengthen how students approach & solve real life financial problems by following practices, tools and methods of independent thinking, analysis, and problem solving. Several cases are discussed during the course dealing with topics such as short term to long term financing requirements, financial forecasting and variance analysis, cash flow forecasting and analysis, stress testing, overall financial management theories for companies in various types of manufacturing and non-manufacturing industries. Expertise is developed in long-term financing workings, performance analysis, business planning, long-term investment decisions, working capital policy, capital structure decisions, corporate restructuring decisions including mergers and acquisitions.

pre-requisite FIN1411

Core Requirements from Other Programs
ACCT1311 ( Intermediate Accounting I )Credit hours: 3

The course emphases the critical concepts of assets and it is designed to provide theoretical and practical knowledge needed by accountants which extends the understanding of accounting problems related to measuring and showing assets. The course covers the framework for financial accounting in reference to International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) which attempts to provide a principal-based approach to the development of financial reporting standards.It includes topics on cash and receivables accounting, financial statements, cash flow statements and revenue recognition.

pre-requisite ACCT1221

MGT1311 ( Operations Management )Credit hours: 3

This course introduces concepts, principles, problems, and practices of operations management. It focus on managerial processes for effective operations in both goods-producing and service-rendering organization. Topics include operations strategy, process design, capacity planning, facilities location and design, forecasting, production scheduling, inventory control, quality assurance, and project management.

pre-requisite MGT1211 & STAT1221

MGT1411 ( Business Research Methods )Credit hours: 3

Business Research Methods introduces students to the nature, scope, and objective of research and research methodologies. The course uses primary and secondary research methods with applications to specific business issues within student’s field of study, using qualitative and quantitative approaches. Students will complete an individual research proposal based on their business topic of interest, exposing them to research process stages including, formulating and clarifying research questions, writing a literature review, designing research, choosing appropriate methods of sampling, data collection and analysis, and reporting of findings.

pre-requisite MGT1211 & STAT1211

MGT1412 ( Strategic Management )Credit hours: 3

The course covers basic principles, skills and tools of strategic management, to provide students with an overview of the planning process of business strategies. Topics include concepts of corporate strategy, the decision-making process, strategic thinking, formation, implementation and evaluation of strategy.

pre-requisite MGT1311

MGT1413 ( Business Law and Ethics )Credit hours: 3

This course examines the formulation, interpretation, and application of law to business. It incorporates the study of ethical issues that arise in contemporary business settings, including professional conduct and corporate social responsibility. This course covers major areas of legal regulation businesses are subject to, including tort liability, contract law, partnership and corporate law, employment and labor law, intellectual property law, environmental regulation and sustainability, and financial regulation. Emphasis is placed on active, experiential application of legal reasoning and analysis and on the global and comparative dimensions of legal and ethical issues.

pre-requisite MGT1211

MGT1421 ( Entrepreneurship )Credit hours: 3

This course provides students with the skills necessary to succeed as an entrepreneur. The fundamentals of starting and operating a business, developing a business plan, obtaining financing, marketing a product or service and developing an effective accounting system will be covered. Also, this course evaluates the business skills and commitment necessary to successfully operate an entrepreneurial venture, and reviews the challenges of entrepreneurship.

pre-requisite MKT1211 & MGT1211 & FIN1221

FIN Elective Courses Requirements
FIN1325 ( Essentials of Risk and Insurance )Credit hours: 3

Essentials of risk and insurance course provides a conceptual framework for understanding the types of risk, effects of risk on personal financial planning and the role of insurance contracts in managing the risk. This course is designed to provide students with a solid background on types of risk and risk management through insurance. Topics include concepts of risk management and insurance, types of risks including property risk, liability risk, personal risks, and speculative risks such as financial risks, insurance principles and regulations, insurance products and services. Other topics include social insurance and social security and reinsurance, economic principles of risk management using insurance, essential details and institutional features of Saudi insurance sector.

pre-requisite FIN1321

FIN1438 ( Behavioral Finance )Credit hours: 3

Behavioral finance is an exciting new and fast growing area in finance, which takes as its premise that investment decision-making and investor behavior are not necessarily driven by ‘rational’ considerations but by aspects of personal and market psychology. Topics include descriptive theories on behavioral science foundation concepts, investor behavior and its effect on market outcomes, impact of principles of behavior on corporate financing decision and product offering of the financial services sector. The course will also explore the impact of moral values and ethics, or the lack thereof, on managerial decision-making and the impact on corporate culture, company outcomes and the behavior of individual investors, fund managers and corporate managers.

pre-requisite FIN1321

FIN1439 ( Real Estate Finance )Credit hours: 3

This course exposes students to concepts, theories and industry practices in real estate finance, which is one of the largest and most important components of the financial system. Topics include overview of real estate finance as an investment avenue, mortgage loans, income producing properties, real estate financing vehicles/instruments such as mortgage-backed securities (MBS), and a future prospective of real estate sector with special emphasis on Saudi real estate market.

pre-requisite FIN1321

FIN1440 ( Islamic Banking )Credit hours: 3

The course provides students with principles of Islamic Banking, the features and characteristics of various types of contemporary Islamic Banking Products and services, a comparison between Islamic and conventional banking products and services, the foundations of Islamic risk management by highlighting “Takaful principle” as an alternate to traditional insurance, and course concludes with a special focus on Islamic banking products and services in Saudi Arabia and their development’s prospects.

pre-requisite FIN1324