MBSC Leadership Essentials Online Program

STARTS DateSTARTS ON: Sunday, Jan 30th, 2022

DURATIONDURATION: 5 weeks (including orientation)
3 – 5 hours per week

COURSE FEESDELIVERY: Live– Online – Synchronous Learning

Tax Not Included

STARTS Date SESSION STRUCTURE: 12 live sessions
Days: The days vary between Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday
Session Time: 90 min | From 7:30 - 9:00 PM (GMT+3)

Prince Mohammed bin Salman College of Business and Entrepreneurship (MBSC) has designed and developed a rewarding and challenging online program on leadership for high potential professionals ready for more significant growth. Delivered by world-renowned academics and practitioners, the program will cover leadership topics in an experiential manner using the most up-to-date learning methods and ideas from academic theory and professional practice.

This program's main focus is to gauge and expand the natural ability of high performing managers in exploring their own leadership potential, developing their leadership capabilities, and eventually helping their followers/associates become leaders. Based on a 'near-future' reality, the program equips them with frontier-of-knowledge tools and leadership skills. Through practically applicable scenarios, these tools will enable them to maximize personal leadership skills.

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Participant Profile

  • Managers who have the potential to move into the top tier of management
  • Managers within private, public, or non-profit organizations
  • Project managers in-charge of leading high-performance teams
  • Technical experts moving to leadership positions


Our focus is the same as you:
Your growth and an immediate and long-lasting return on investment.
At MBSC’s Leadership Essentials Program (Online), you can expect the following:


Complete the Program In 5-weeks

Complete an intensive, practical, hands-on interactive program in 5 weeks online

Earn a Digital

Receive a Digital Certificate in Business Specialty in MBSC’s Leadership Essentials (Online) Program from Prince Mohammed bin Salman College of Business and Entrepreneurship


Note: After successful completion of the online program. Your verified digital certificate will be emailed to you in the name you used when registering for the program.

All certificate images are for illustrative purposes only and may be subject to change at the discretion of MBSC Executive Education.

Learn From Renowned Faculty Members

Learn from accomplished Professors who are a cut above the rest in their field, are based in Saudi Arabia and come from diverse international backgrounds

Be a Member of MBSC Executive Education Network

Enjoy the immense learning and networking benefits by becoming a part of the MBSC’s network of professionals


Participants will learn how to...
  1. Grow the leadership mindset and skillset of current and potential leaders to move from mid-level managerial roles to higher strategic positions.
  2. Design and develop an interactive learning platform that includes active simulations and practical exercises.
  3. Enable participants from the private, public, and non-governmental sectors to collaborate and lead in crafting and executing solutions to the challenges facing the Kingdom.
After attending the program, the participants will be able to:
  • Develop a better understanding of entrepreneurial leadership and other leadership perspectives, styles, barriers, and evolving skills
  • Initiate self-awareness and critical reflection in identifying one’s own competencies and strengths, as well as one’s areas of improvements, so as to overcome barriers to acquiring new skills and to leadership effectiveness
  • Acquire skills to identify, evaluate, and resolve a variety of issues related to the critical task of leading people
  • Explore the importance of effective communication, conflict resolution, negotiation, team dynamics, and active engagement in moving from managing to leading with impact
  • A useful network of like-minded professionals and invaluable resources for future business and professional dealings
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Your Learning Journey


MBSC offers synchronous online programs that maintain a high level of engagement and meet the needs of individual learning styles while also leveraging the power of peer learning. This is achieved through a user-friendly learning platform that enables participants to easily navigate the program content and achieve learning objectives.

The program structure includes a variety of teaching instruments, such as:


Video Lectures & live
interactive sessions

Peers learning

Reading materials:
case studies, articles

Quizzes, simulation,
interactive games


Assignment &

The program curriculum is built around 12 comprehensive sessions.

Learning Journey

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Meet the Faculty

Muhammad Azam Roomi, Ph.D.

Program Director, Professor of Entrepreneurship

Function and Specialization

  • Entrepreneurship Leadership
  • Growth of Entrepreneurial Ventures
  • Leading Family Businesses
  • Corporate Entrepreneurship
  • Islamic Entrepreneurship
  • Entrepreneurship for Youth and Women
  • New Venture Creation, Business Idea Generation, and Opportunity Recognition
  • Creativity and Innovation for Entrepreneurial Ventures
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Dr. Muhammad Azam Roomi is a passionate entrepreneurship ‘activator’ and has successfully conceptualized, designed, and conducted executive and continuing programs in more than fifty countries worldwide. He served as the Director of the Executive MBA program and MSc Management and Entrepreneurship program at the Cranfield School of Management, UK. He also held a principal lectureship at the University of Bedfordshire, where he played a major role in developing the business school’s graduate program portfolio. He was also instrumental in setting up the research agenda for the Centre for Women’s Enterprise, with a focus on the growth and development of women-owned enterprises in the UK and other Asian and Islamic countries.

His teaching and research focus on entrepreneurial leadership, growth of entrepreneurial ventures, women’s entrepreneurship development especially in the context of Muslim countries, family business management, and Islamic entrepreneurship.

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  • Acted as a consultant to national governments including the UK, Qatar, Oman, Bangladesh, Malaysia, Pakistan, Vietnam, and Honduras; multi-lateral agencies such as the World Bank, Asian Development Bank, European Union Higher Education Social Fund, ILO, and UN-APCTT; and numerous private organizations worldwide.
  • Served as the Chair of Marsh Farm Community Development Trust, UK (2009-2015) and the Vice-Chair of the Institute of Small Business and Entrepreneurship, UK (2008-2010).
  • A fellow of the Royal Society of Arts-UK, Higher Education Academy - UK (HEA), National Council for Entrepreneurship Education - UK (NCEE), Leadership for Environment and Development (LEAD), and European Entrepreneurship Educators Program (3ep). His innovative teaching and capacity building pedagogies have been recognized, acknowledged and appreciated globally.
  • Works with charities and corporates on how to encourage and implement entrepreneurship.
  • He has been an invited member of the judging panel for UK Corporate Entrepreneurship Awards, the Asian Entrepreneur Awards, and The Case Centre’s case method competitions.
  • His work has been published in the Journals such as; Small Business Management, International Small Business Journal, Technovation, and Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development, among others.
  • Published several cases and teaching notes.
  • He has been a workshop tutor for The Case Centre, with experience of delivering case teaching and writing workshops to private, public sector, academic and corporate clients from around the globe.

Awards & Honors

  • Institute of Small Business and Entrepreneurship Annual Conference, Highly Commended Paper Award-2016
  • Cranfield School of Management ‘Researcher of the Year’ Faculty Award-2016
  • International Council for Small Business World Conference Best Paper Award-2015
  • ICSB/GIWE/IJGE/CWEL Best Paper Award on Women’s Entrepreneurship-2013
  • Emerald Literati Network Outstanding Reviewer Award-2013
  • Vice-Chancellor Student Experience Award (Highly Commended)-2013
  • NCEE European Entrepreneurship Educators Fellowship Award-2012


Zeger Degraeve, Ph.D.

Executive Dean

Function and Specialization

  • Professor of Management Science
  • Decision-making, risk, operations research

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Dr. Zeger Degraeve is the Dean of Prince Mohammad bin Salman College of Business and Entrepreneurship. With over 20 years of experience, Dr. Degraeve is an expert in decision-making, risk, operations research and managing project portfolios. An award-winning teacher, he has contributed to executive development programs in Europe, Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Russia, and North America for leading businesses.

Dr. Degraeve Started his academic journey as a Professor of Management Science at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in Belgium, his home country, before joining London Business School in 1999.

After studying at the Universities of Ghent and Leuven in Belgium, Dr. Degraeve gained his Ph.D. from the Graduate School of Business at the University of Chicago, now Booth School of Business, in 1992.

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  • He was the Associate Dean of the Executive MBA and Executive MBA-Global Programs. March 2002 until August 2005
  • Served as London Business School’s Deputy Dean Programs and a member of the School's Management Committee and Board of Governors. August 2005 until August 2007
  • Became Dean of Melbourne Business School in November 2011, as well as Co-Dean of the Faculty of Business and Economics of The University of Melbourne
  • Established an alliance between Melbourne Business School and The University of Melbourne in May 2013.
  • Provided consultancy support across a range of issues including: operations management, logistics and supply chain management, environmental planning and purchasing strategy.
  • Consultancy clients include the European Commission, Andersen Business Consulting, National Economic Research Associates (NERA) and McKinsey and Co.
  • With his extensive executive education expertise, Dr. Degraeve has been sought after to contribute to executive development programs in numerous leading international businesses, including: HSBC, Cadbury Schweppes, Novartis, Rio Tinto, E.on, Carlsberg, Merck Serono, SABIC, BP, Shell, Hess Oil, Premier Oil, Zain/Celtel, Orascom, Dubai Holdings, Majid Al Futtaim, and IBM.
  • Dr. Degraeve’s research has won several awards, including: Association of the European Operational Research Societies’ (EURO) Prize for Best Applied Paper and the Chairman's Award for the Best Applied Contributed Paper by INFORMS (The Institute for Operations Research and Management Sciences).
  • He has published over 50 articles on decision making, optimization, scenario analysis and risk assessment for leading journals, including: Management Science, Operations Research, INFORMS Journal on Computing, European Journal of Operational Research, Interfaces and Harvard Business Review. He is also a regular speaker at international conferences.

Farzad R. Khan, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Management

Function and Specialization

  • Change Management
  • General Management
  • Leadership
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Strategy

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Dr. Farzad R. Khan has taught for 20 years at leading universities in Canada, China, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates. He is presently an Associate Professor in Management at the Prince Mohammad bin Salman College of Business and Entrepreneurship (MBSC).

Dr. Khan graduated with a Ph.D. in Strategy and Organization from McGill University (Montreal, Canada) in 2005. His Ph.D. dissertation was co-supervised by Professor Henry Mintzberg considered the top ten management thinkers alive by the Financial Times of London. While at McGill University, Dr. Khan received the “Teacher of the Year Award” from its Management Undergraduate Society. Dr. Khan also has a Masters in Economics of Developing Countries from the University of Cambridge (UK) and a Bachelor with Great Distinction from McGill University in Accounting and Finance.

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  • Involved in consulting assignments as well as in executive development programs.
  • Educated and coached executives in leadership-related skills from leading Saudi and international organizations such as;
    • Cisco Systems, Costa Coffee, Huawei, Nestle, Proctor and Gamble, SABIC, Saudi Arabian Railways, Saudi Aramco
  • A guest speaker on many prestigious forums:
    • Hanken School of Economics (Finland), Harvard Medical School’s Leadership in Healthcare Management Executive Program, the EMBA Program at Hult International Business School, and the National Institutes of Health Bio-Ethics Program for Aga Khan University.
  • Published various research papers in:
    • Leading academic business/management journals: Human Relations, Organization, Organization Studies, Journal of Business Ethics, and Journal of Change Management.


Participants Profile


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*Source: MBSC Executive Education Analysis, 2021.