Umm Al-Qura University

Umm Al-Qura University

The College of Islamic Economics and Finance Organizes the 'Investment Portal' Program

The College of Islamic Economics and Finance organized a two-day program on the topic of "Investment Portal" on Wednesday and Thursday, 13 and 14 Rajab, 1440 A.H. The event was held in Al-Jawhara Hall, Al-Zahir Campus (female section), and was attended by the Vice President for Female Student Affairs, Dr. Sarah bint Omar Al-Khuli, the Dean of University Studies for Female Students, Dr. Hala bint Sa`id Al-Amoudi, and the Vice Dean of the College of Islamic Economics and Finance, Dr. Fa'izah bint Muhammad Al-Lihyani, along with a number of female vice deans of different colleges, deanships and institutes, and some female academic staff and students.

The program aimed at disseminating the culture of investment and introducing its pertaining fields, in addition to defining the methods of financing and their importance in investment. The program also highlighted the process of talent training in innovation and excellence in business, and explained the ways of carrying out investment without insurance or capital.

The Vice Dean of the College of Islamic Economics and Finance, Dr. Fa'izah Al-Lihyani, stressed that this program promotes economic awareness, stimulates creative competition in entrepreneurship, contributes to increasing productivity and diversity, and provides multiple and renewable employment opportunities that keep pace with modern developments in all scientific and technological fields. She also pointed out that the program contained several topics and workshops in the area of investment, and also offers professional investment advice by specialists participating in the event, such as the Social Development Bank (SDB), Business Clinics, the Sponsorship Program, and other entrepreneurship support services.

The Vice President for Female Students Affairs emphasized that investment is an integral part of the economic process that aligns with the Saudi Vision 2030 and realizes its main aspects through promoting economic growth and prosperity. She noted that there are great hopes for the College of Islamic Economics and Finance to become a rich knowledge resource as well as a strong foundation for the building of a promising future for our female students.

The program included various sections of interest to the students, including innovative ideas on investment in which a group of female college students participated by presenting some of the program topics, each participant being given ten minutes to present her topic. The program also conducted some workshops, including: the importance of a feasibility study, investment hackathon, successful investment, and financial awareness, along with an exhibition that offered some introductory corners and visual presentations about the most significant programs and domains of investment. The exhibition also provided free expert advice by specialists in different fields of investment.