System of Study
Period of Study
The period of study in the Faculty of Administrative Sciences is three and a half years at least, in order to obtain a bachelor’s degree in accordance with the system of courses and credit hours.
This gives the student an opportunity to choose the courses (subjects) he/she studies and develops the student’s ability to think and shoulder the educational responsibility through participating in the selection of subjects that are appropriate to his/her major and in distributing them in each term according to his/her abilities and inclinations, with the help of the academic advisor and the approval of the Faculty Dean or his/her representative.
Distribution of the Study
The study is distributed into two terms in academic year, each lasting sixteen weeks, and the Academy’s Council decides the start and end dates of the study in the months of June and November of each year for the first the second term.
In the courses offered by the scientific departments and organized by a decision issued by the Faculty Board, a summer semester in no less than (48 hours) is set for courses whose number of credit hours is three whereas a summer semester in no less than (36 hours) is held for courses whose number of credit hours is two.
Students are graduated from the Faculty of Administrative Sciences in June, November and January of each academic year. One of the requirements for graduation is that the student should obtain three months of training, one month each year, or obtain training courses from accredited bodies to develop his/her skills and refine his/her experiences in a way that qualifies him/her to engage in the labor market.
Majors of Study
The Academy’s Scientific Council, based on the approval of the Faculty board, grants a bachelor’s degree in administrative sciences in the following specializations and streams:
First: Bachelor of Administrative Sciences (Arabic Language Stream):
- Business administration major in the following :
- Finance and Investment
- Marketing and e-commerce
- Bank management
- The Petroleum and Energy Facilities Management
- Human resource management major
- Management information systems major
- Economics major
- Accounting major
- Public and local administration major
- Actuarial science major
Second: Bachelor of Administrative Sciences (English Language Stream):
- International Business Management – IBM
- Business Information Systems - BIS
The student can obtain a bachelor’s degree in a double major from the majors offered by the Faculty of Administrative Sciences after completing all the study requirements for both majors. The Academy’s Scientific Council organizes the procedures for completing the double major based on the proposal of the Faculty Board, provided that the student studies the number of credit hours for the additional major.
Credit Hours System
First: the minimum credit hours (the normal academic load) in the regular term is (12) twelve credit hours, and the most limit of the academic load in the regular term may not exceed (19) nineteen credit hours.
Second: A student is allowed to register for (22) twenty-two credit hours in the event that he/she obtains a CGPA of not less than (3.7) points (excellent), or if this would enable him/her to graduate in the same semester, based on the proposal of the academic advisor.
Third : A student cannot register more than two courses (6 credit hours) in the summer semester. However, upon the approval of the Faculty Dean, the student may be allowed to register for no more than three courses if he/she has a CGPA of no less than (3.7) points (excellent) or this registration will enable him/her to graduate at the end of the summer semester.
Withdrawal and addition
Upon the approval of the academic advising, the student is allowed to withdraw from studying of or to add two courses at most during the first week of the Summer semester. In these two cases, the withdrawal(s) is not proven in the student’s academic record.
On the other hand, if the student withdraws shortly after the previously specified period and before the start of the mid-term exam, the withdrawal sign (W) is then registered in front of the course or the two courses in the student’s academic record.
Failure and Incomplete Grade
- If the student fails to attend the end-of-semester exams, this will result in the grade to change (F), signifying a failure for the course.
- If it is proven that the student failed the exam for a serious and legitimate excuse accepted by the Faculty board, and he had successfully passed the semester work exams and the mid-term exam, and did not exceed the allowed percentage of absence, according the student is then given an “incomplete” grade.
The student must remove the “incomplete” grade before the start of the next semester, in coordination with the Vice Dean for education affairs with the course professor.
- If the student obtains a cumulative average of less than 1.5 points, his/her academic load will be reduced, and in the event that the rate continues to drop, the Faculty Dean will send an academic warning to him based on a memorandum from the Vice-Dean. The Student Affairs Department shall notify the student’s guardian with a copy of the academic warning.
- The academic load of academically warned student is reduced to the minimum set (12 credit hours).
- The student must remove the effect of the academic warning during the two semesters following his/her receipt of the academic warning, by raising his/her cumulative average to at least (2.00) points.
- If the student fails, during the period stipulated in the previous clause, to obtain the minimum cumulative average, he/she is allowed only to register the courses in which he failed.
And in the case of elective courses, he/she can, if he/she wishes, register an alternative course, and if he succeeds in it, it replaces the original course. The student has only two chances to raise his/her cumulative average and remove the warning.
- If the student is not able to remove the academic warning according to what is stated in item (c) above, he/she changes his/her academic status to a student from abroad and is given three more chances to register in the courses he/she failed in only to remove the warning. If he/she is unable to do so, he/she is expelled from the Faculty.
Transfer to remove the academic probation warning:
In all cases, the student can transfer to another Faculty major or another stream if this would improve his/her chances of removing the academic probation warning, provided that the Vice Dean for education and student affairs approves the necessary study plan, taking into account the exclusion of courses and grades that are inconsistent with the new study plan.
Attendance and Notice of Absence
The student must regularly follow up and attend lessons and participate in practical applications, in the study and research halls, and in special exams or quarterly work for the subjects in which he/she is registered.
In the event that the student is absent for a period exceeding 25% of the total teaching hours, the student is considered to fail the course and must be prevented from attending the exams (the mid-term end of the semester as the case may be). The student is officially notified by Student Affairs after his absence for three lectures. If the absence is for a serious and legitimate excuse accepted by the faculty board, the student is considered to have withdrawn from the course(s) and will have the withdrawal sign (W) in the certificate of grades.
Absence of students assigned to national missions
- The period during which students assigned to national missions are absent to perform a national mission is considered absence with an excuse that does not fall into the calculation of the percentage of absence stipulated in the previous article, bearing in mind that this permit is made in the narrowest limits and after ensuring its inevitable requirements. A decision is issued by the Faculty Dean to approve the excuse.
- These students are obligated to perform the semester work in an appropriate manner in agreement with the subject professor.
- If these students are absent from the mid-term exam, a test out of 70% for a period of 3 hours is held at the end of the semester in the entire course.
- If these students are not able to take the end-of-semester exam for one or more subjects on the specified time, they may apply for an “incomplete” grade, and in this case the provisions related to completion shall apply.
- Upon the decision of the Faculty Board and after presenting the case to the Committee of Students Affairs, it is permissible to stop the registration of the student upon his/her request. The student then retains the grades that he/she obtained before the suspension of registration if he/she submits a compelling excuse that prevents him/her from attendance and that is accepted by the Faculty Board. This excuse should be within a maximum period of eight (8) weeks from the start date of the semester in which registration is requested to be suspended. If the excuse is presented after the expiry of the aforementioned eight-week period, the student’s registration may not be suspended except by a decision of the Academy’s Scientific Council based on the proposal of the Faculty Dean. The registration stopping period shall not exceed two consecutive semesters or four separate semesters throughout the student’s study period.
- If the excuse offered by the student is not accepted, he/she shall be considered as having dropped out of the study and shall be expelled from the Faculty if he/she did not attend for four consecutive semesters. Otherwise, the dropped-out semesters in this case shall be deducted from the registration stopping period.
- If the discontinuation of study was with an excuse accepted by the Faculty Board and the student subsequently submitted a request to stop registration, the period of discontinuation shall be deducted from the registration stopping period.
- The registration stopping period does not fall into the period prescribed for obtaining a bachelor's degree.
Fees of the Study
The student must pay the tuition fees within the first two weeks of the semester. For the summer semester, the fees are paid before the start of the study. For students admitted to the first level, the student is not considered registered in the Faculty until after paying the fees.