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College of Commerce and Business Administration

CCBA is one of the colleges at Dhofar University offering program in the area of business management. CCBA was established as one of the three colleges at the inception of the university in 2004. Since then it had catered to the need of business education for the local community and the country. CCBA started its diploma and bachelors program under the supervision of American University of Beirut which also designed the curriculum and program objectives, goals, and learning outcomes.

CCBA has a College Advisory Board comprising of eminent personalities representing the corporate and the government, and is responsible to advice the college in all its future strategic planning. The academic programs of CCBA are ably supported by the industry, who actively participates in seminars and lecturer being conducted at the college to give practical inputs to our students.

CCBA also has a Centre for Entrepreneurship in collaboration with Oman chambers of commerce and industry and AL Rafd Fund of the government of Oman. The centre aims to encourage the spirit of entrepreneurship among the young generation of Omanis as it believes that entrepreneurship and innovation are powerful tools that help the society to grow. The centre motto is “Give value to ideas!” to create a new entrepreneur, who would like to start a business, but he doesn’t know what to do next.

CCBA is always a buzz with students from dawn to dusk, its labs steaming with young minds to experiment ideas, one can see young entrepreneur discussing business sitting in every nook and corner of the building be it stairs, or corridors, or faculty offices it is BUSINESS round the clock.

CCBA Administration

Office of CCBA Dean

The college is headed by a dean who is assisted by an assistant dean in the overall management of the college affairs.

  • CCBA Dean:Dr. Syed Ahsan Jamil
  • Assistant Dean:Dr. Tareq Al Housary
  • Academic Coordinator:Ms Eedeh Ahmed
  • Secretary:Layla Said bait Said

CCBA has THREE departments and THREE PROGRAM Units:

Academic departments:
Program Units:

Vision Of CCBA:

CCBA at Dhofar University aspires to acquire a distinguished place among national, regional and international business educational institutions.

Mission Of CCBA:

To provide high quality practical business education in an open learning environment, fostering research and community outreach and nurturing leaders who are capable of taking on leadership roles in society.

Academic Program:

The College grants a Diploma in Business Administration, Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration, a Master of Arts in Management and Master of Business Administration (MBA). Diploma, bachelor students may join for the morning or the evening program (but not both). The medium of instruction in all Diploma, bachelors and MBA programs is English and the Master of Arts in Management program is in Arabic. The programs offered in the following areas of majors:

I. Diplomas:
II. Bachelor Degrees (Bachelor of Arts):
III. Master Degree:

Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs)

I- Learning Outcomes of Diploma program

The diploma programs aim to produce graduates who:

  • Have the knowledge and skills specifically in their area of specialization necessary to understand and succeed in business, government, and/or graduate school.
  • Are equipped to think creatively and critically and play leadership roles in society.
  • Have the team work spirit.
  • Are equipped with interpersonal communication skills.
  • Are capable to professionally use the latest technologies that relate to their major in business.
II-Learning Outcomes of BA program

The bachelor degree programs aim to produce graduates who:

  • Have the knowledge and skills specifically in their area of specialization necessary to understand and succeed in business, government, and/or graduate school.
  • Are globally-oriented and who recognize the influence of globalization on country’s economy.
  • Are equipped to think creatively and critically and play leadership roles in society.
  • Have the research-oriented spirit so that they challenge the status quo situations to move to better ones.
  • Have the team work spirit.
  • Are equipped with interpersonal communication skills
  • Are capable to professionally use the latest technologies that relate to their major in business.

Graduation Requirements

To receive a diploma in Business Administration, students must satisfactorily complete 60 credit hours (of which 21 credits are University requirements and 24 credits are College requirements and Major compulsory courses as listed below) with a cumulative average of 65 percent.

To receive a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration, students must satisfactorily complete a total of 120 credit hours (including the 60 credits earned in the diploma) with a cumulative average of 65 percent, and a cumulative average of 70 percent in his/her major specialization area.

To receive a Master Degree in Business Administration (MBA), students must satisfactorily complete a total of 36 credit hours with a cumulative average of 65 percent, and the successful defense of the thesis.

To receive a Master Degree in Management, students must satisfactorily complete a total of 36 credit hours with a cumulative average of 75 percent, and the successful defense of the thesis.

However those who got admission before 2014-15 academic session must, as per old POS requirements, must satisfactorily complete a total of 36 credit hours with a cumulative average of 75 percent, and the successful defense of the thesis to receive a Master Degree in Management.

The following table summarizes the number of credits normally required for each Diploma Bachelor and master granting program in the CCBA.

 

Program University Requirements College Requirements Courses Credits Major Compulsory Courses
Electives
Major General Elective Courses Social Sciences Courses Skills of Life Courses
Total Credits
Diploma 21 24 15
- - -
60
Bachelor 27 51 30
6 3 3
120
MA In MGT X 24 15   36
MBA X 24 12
X X X
36

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