Last Updated: 1 December 2019
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After graduating with major in Finance, students have variety of career choices such as

For Higher Studies

  1. Masters Programs 
  • Master of Science in Finance (MS Programs) of various universities
  • Master of Finance Programs
  • Master of Business Administration


  1. Diploma Programs
  • Graduate Diploma Programs in Finance- One/Two years
  • Diploma Courses in Specialized areas- eg. Risk, insurance, real estate etc


  1.  CFA® Program

The CFA Program is a globally recognized, graduate level curriculum that provides a strong foundation of real-world investment analysis and portfolio management skills along with the practical knowledge


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  1. Capital Market Authority (CMA) Certificate courses



The General Securities Qualification Examination (CME-1) is the basic examination that is primarily directed towards registerable functions within the Authorized Persons in the Saudi capital market. Independent candidates may also sit for this examination as promulgated and administered by the Capital Market Authority.

The Examination consists of two parts. Part one focuses entirely on the regulations governing the securities business in the Saudi capital market. Part two, on the other hand, covers the operations of securities business in general with special reference to the Saudi capital market as appropriate.


The Compliance & AML/CTF module is specifically developed to cater for the Authorized Persons’ personnel who are directly involved in performing the compliance function as well as those involved in supervising the compliance function. This module is developed to provide the necessary knowledge regarding the compliance function in the securities business, and to prepare candidates taking Compliance & AML/CTF (CME2) module examination.



The Broker-Dealer Qualification Certificate (CME-3) is specifically developed for those who are involved in trading of securities in the local and international equity markets within an Authorized Person, especially those related to broker-dealer function.


Potential Areas for Finance Graduates

  • Asset Management
  • Auditing
  • Banking / Financial Services
  • Budgeting
  • Capital Markets
  • Consulting
  • Corporate Finance
  • Econometrics
  • ERP
  • Financial and Regulatory Reporting
  • Insurance
  • Investment/Portfolio Service
  • Islamic Finance
  • Logistics
  • Private Equity
  • Project Management
  • Real Estate       
  • Research/Analytics
  • Treasury


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