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Umm Al-Qura University

The establishment of Umm Al-Qura University in 1401 A.H., according to a royal decree issued by King Khalid bin Abdulaziz (may Allah be merciful to him), led to the establishment of a number of colleges as an extension to the departments of the oldest colleges in this university: the College of Shari`ah and Islamic Studies, the College of Education, and the Institute of Arabic Language.

Master's Programmes



UQU started primarily as an Islamic university offering degrees in Islamic Law and Arabic language studies. It now offers more courses in such diverse subjects as Technology Management, Business Management, Islamic Economics, Marketing, Engineering, Technology, Medicine, Education, Architecture, as well various Applied, Social and Engineering Sciences.


The medium of instruction in most UQU academic programs is English, with exceptions like College of Sharia, College of Arabic Languages, College of Islamic Economics and Finance, as courses on Islamic studies and Arabic language are taught in Arabic. The university offers degrees of Bachelor of Science, Master of Science, and Doctor of Philosophy. The grading system is the standard 0 to 4.0 scale with classes of:


Faculty members at the CoB are involved in leading-edge research in such diverse areas as Strategic Management, Optimization, Supply Chain Management, Information Systems, Technology Management, Operations Research, Supply Chain Management, Sustainability, Decision Modleing, Accounting and Finance, Marketing Management, Economics, Mathematical Modeling, Pedagogy, etc. The research is disseminated through publications in international journals and presentations at world-renowned conferences, workshop, and symposiums. The CoB faculty members are working on various industry- and government-funded research projects (including, NSTIP, KACST, ICRS, etc.).

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Mecca, Makkah, Saudi Arabia


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