First established as Institute of Business Administration in 2000 in Saudi Arabia, the institute was renamed as College of Business Administration (CBA) in 2003. It is a member of the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) and the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools in Business (AACSB).
CBA mainly offers BBA in various specialisations like accounting, finance, human resource management, marketing, management information system and supply chain management. The college has received accreditation from National Commission for Academic Accreditation and Assessment (NCAAA) for all specialisations, except in case of supply chain management.
There are two separate campuses for boys and girls. The CBA boy’s campus covers a huge area of 100,000 square meters in Dhaban, Saudi Arabia, which also happens to have the new College of Engineering and Information Technology (CEIT). On the other hand, the CBA girl’s campus is located on Sari Street, Saudi Arabia.
The admission process at CBA, or more commonly known as University of Business and Technology (UBT) these days, is quite simple. Candidates must have a local or international high school degree (international degree equalisation standards can be confirmed with their admissions department). The candidates are also required to pass their English placement test or instead they can show their TOEFL score (minimum score 61 in Internet-based test) or IELTS score (minimum 5.5). He/she must have finished high school within the last five years. In case the candidate has a high school diploma from Saudi Arabia, he/she should have scored a minimum 70 per cent.
CBA, in the academic year 2010-11, had about 98 courses running. The college has around 46 faculty members out of whom 40 are full-time and remaining 6 are part-time. This gives the college a healthy teacher-student ratio of about 1:18.