Business Administration _MBA_ - Sultan Qaboos University

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					               Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Degree Plan
                Credits Required                 36
                Core Requirements                24
                Elective Courses                 9
                Independent Study                3


                                                                                  Category
    Course Code                      Course Title                 Credit
                                                                           Core      Elective
 Non business-graduates may be required to take up to 18 credit hours of Bridging Courses
 ACCT 6111             Accounting for Managers                      3         *
 POMG 6712             Advanced Quantitative Analysis               3         *
 MRKT 6631             Marketing Strategy                           3         *
 ECON 6211             Managerial Economics                         3         *
 MNGT 6511             Management of Organizations                  3         *
 FINA 6322             Managerial Finance                           3         *
 INFS 6411             Management Information Systems               3         *
 Advanced Level        Free Elective                                3                       *
 Advanced Level        Free Elective                                3                       *
 Advanced Level        Free Elective                                3                       *
 To be assigned        Independent Study                            3         *
 MNGT 6515             Business Policy and Strategy                 3         *


Anticipated Bridging Courses:
Non business graduates maybe required to take up to 18 credits of Bridging Courses as
per the recommendation of the MBA Committee. The Bridging Courses are:-

ACCT 5111               Principles of Accounting
MNGT 5511               Fundamentals of Management
MRKT 5611               Principles of Marketing
ECON 5211               Principles of Economics
FINA 5311               Principles of Finance
POMG5711                Quantitative Methods

Research Interests:
Accounting:
 Financial and Management Accounting.
 Management Accounting Systems, including Planning and Control Systems.
 Performance Measurement.
 Accounting Practices.
   Accounting Standards in GCC countries.
   Regulatory Mechanisms for Corporate Financial Reporting.
   International Transfer pricing.
   Internet Financial Reporting.
   Micro-Credit System.
   Corporate Governance.

Economics and Finance:
 Inflation.
 Economic Growth.
 Governance.
 Public Finance.
 Islamic Economics.
 Capital Markets.
 Security Analysis and Portfolio Management.
 Mergers and Acquisitions.
 Financial Statement Analysis .
 Privatization.
 Foreign Direct Banking.
 Financial and Capital Market Reform.
 Central banking policies.
 Banking and Non Banking Financial Institutions.
 Asset Pricing Models.
 Economic Development Issues.
 Industrial Organization and International Trade.
 Information Technology Diffusion and Economic Development.
 Capital Outflows in Small Countries.
 Money and Economic Growth.
 Entrepreneurial Development.
 Bank Management.
 Credit Management.
 Loan Loss Management.
 Financial Management.
 Corporate Governance.
 Small Enterprise Management.
 Capital Market Efficiency.
 GCC Economies.

Information Systems:
 Electronic Commerce.
 Electronic Business
 Systems Analysis and Design
 Business Software Development.
 Database Design and Development
   Web Applications Development
   Decision Support Systems.
   Wireless and Enterprise Java Technologies.
   Change Management.
   Business Process Reengineering.
   Small Enterprise Development.


Management:
 Arab Management and the Omanization process.
 Gender issues.
 Organizational citizenship behavior
 Management of technology.
 International and Human Resource Management.
 Management of diversity and related multicultural (cross cultural) issues.
 Leadership.
 Patronage Behavior.
 Marketing ethics.
 Perceived risk.
 Cross-cultural studies.
 TQM in the Arab World.
 Country of origin effects on product choice.

Operations Management & Business Statistics / Operations Management:
 Service and Manufacturing Operations.
 Quality Management.
 Inventory Management.
 Logistics and Supply Chain Management.
 Production Planning.
 Scheduling and Control.
 Systems optimization.
 Performance Evaluation and Analysis.
 Simulation.
 Decision Analysis.
 Environment and Ecosystems Studies.
 Energy and Transportation Management.

Operations Management & Business Statistics / Business Statistics:
 Multivariate Analysis.
 Sampling theory.
 Designing and Analysis of Experiments.
 Regression and Econometrics Analysis.
 Models Selection and Testing.
Faculty:
   Unlike Masters programs offered by other SQU colleges the MBA program is a
‘general program’ necessitating the use of existing CCE faculty from all departments, in
addition to the need for 2 academic faculty positions in the first year and four academic
faculty position in the second year.

   Further to the above, since the MBA program is a three-year (part time) evening
program, the faculty assigned to teach the MBA courses will be assigned upon
confirmation of course offerings and available expertise at the time.

				
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