The Higher Education Council has approved the launch of a Master's program in Financial Technology and Analytical Accounting, to be taught at the King Talal School of Business Technology at Princess Sumaya University for Technology. The program will be introduced at the beginning of the next academic year 2022/2023, and will be the first of its kind at the national level.
The Vice President for Academic Affairs, Prof. Wejdan Abu Elhaija, confirmed that the development of study programs is in line with the university’s strategic plan based on the accumulation of current knowledge that falls into alignment with the most recent developments. The move also achieves the 4th and 8th of the 17 global sustainable development goals in terms of promoting comprehensive and sustainable economic growth and creating suitable job opportunities that streamline the outputs of quality education with the needs of the labor market.
She added that the new program did not come from a vacuum, but resulted from extensive consultations and studies prepared by the School, and its logistical and academic ability to absorb a specialization that would prepare graduates capable of engaging in the local and global labor markets and making an impact on them.
The Dean of the Business School, Dr. George Sammour, said that the School is seeking to vertically deepen its taught programs and specializations, which are consistent with the philosophy of modern science. He added that this is the effective way to provide specializations that can bring about the desired development, indicating that the new specialization enables those enrolled in it to achieve the capabilities and skills needed to deal professionally with digital data and the tools to extract them in preparing and analyzing financial plans and reports.
It is noteworthy that the international publication, The Education Magazine, included the School in the list of the top 10 business colleges in Asia and the Pacific for this year, following a survey it conducted of the views of graduates and employers in terms of students’ readiness to engage in labor markets, and the knowledge and skills they acquire that help them compete for jobs.
Furthermore, the School obtained the AACSB international accreditation two years ago, thus joining the 5% of the world's universities to be so accredited, and only 2% of universities outside the USA. PSUT is the first in the history of Jordanian universities to obtain this accreditation.