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    Bachelors of Arts in Business with a Major in Entrepreneurship

    Overview

    The Bachelors Program in Entrepreneurship intends to provide a dynamic environment for learning and developing entrepreneurial abilities & skill for the potential future entrepreneurs who will contribute to economic growth and development of the economy through developing Management skills, leadership skill, creative and critical thinking, developing effective written, spoken communication & presentation skills, which will be helpful in developing future entrepreneurs. 

    Entrepreneurship program aim is to provide the students:

    • With the concepts of business enterprises and Entrepreneurship.
    • Economic and academic perspectives of entrepreneurship
    • The impact of Entrepreneurs on the economic development of the nation and process of motivating and training individuals to become entrepreneurs.
    • It will also help in developing the mind-set of stakeholders towards the Entrepreneurship as a new area of study and how it can be utilized for individual as well as community and national development, which is clearly aligned with the mission and vision of the college.

    Goal

    To respond to the managerial needs of the Sultanate of Oman by imparting quality under graduate education, developing advanced executive skills and enhancing analytical ability among graduates in order to take up decision making roles in the complex and ever changing world of business and management.

    Objectives

    The objectives of this program are:

    • To provide the students with basic knowledge and skill to analyze the business environment for business potential.
    • To develop and strengthen the student’s entrepreneurial ability by motivating them to start new business ventures.
    • To develop a strong knowledge base that enables them to be creative and come up with innovative ideas.
    • To be able to recognize the importance of values and ethics when they are engaged in entrepreneurial activities.
    • To appreciate the role of entrepreneurs and how they can play a role in enhancing their own and others lives.

    Graduate Attributes

    • Academic Knowledge: comprehensive knowledge and understanding of entrepreneurship concepts and techniques that are recognized internationally.
    • Creative Thinking and Problem Solving: An ability to apply effective, creative and innovative solutions to present and future problems with intellectual independence.
    • Teamwork and Communication Skills: Ability to communicate and work effectively as a member or leader of diverse team.
    • Professional and Ethical Responsibility: Awareness of professionalism and ethical conduct with in a global context.

    Academic Plan

    The program is spread over four years in eight semesters and the students have to complete 120 credit hours where they have to complete a minimum 30 credit hours of the emphasis area. The other courses the students have to study comprises of management, business, marketing, Human resources, mathematics, economics, accounting computer application in management, English etc which will develop the student analytical, computational, critical and generic skill for their overall development. Student has to also study free electives which they can choose from the various courses offered as per their area of interest; the course on Omani society has also been included as per the norms of the Ministry of Higher Education.

    Semester I

    Course Code

    Course Title

    Credit Hours

    Prerequisite

    BUSM10000

    Management Lectures I

    1

     

    BUSM10100

    Introduction to Business

    3

     

    ENGL10400

    OR  ENGL10000

    English Composition I

     OR

    English Composition

    3

     

    MA15300

    Algebra and Trigonometry I

    3

     

    Elective

    Free Elective 1

    3

     

    Elective

    Free Elective 2

    3

     

    Total semester credit hours:                                                            16 Hours

     

    Semester -2

    Course Code

    Course Title

    Credit Hours

    Prerequisite

    ENTR10000

    Introduction to Entrepreneurship

    3

     

    ISM10200

    Computer Utilization for Management

    3

     

    COM11400

    Fundamentals of Speech Communication

    3

     

    ENGL10500

    English Composition II

     

    3

    ENGL10400

    OR

    ENGL10000

    Elective

    Free elective 3

    3

     

    Total semester credit hours:                                           15 Hours

     

    Semester -3

     

    Course Code

    Course Title

    Credit Hours

    Prerequisite

    ENTR25000

    Opportunity Identification: Creativity & Innovation

    3

    ENTR10000

    BUSM22500

    Fundamental Managerial Statistics

    3

    MA15300

    ECON25100

    Microeconomics

    3

    MA15300

    ACC20000

    Introductory Accounting

    3

    MA15300

    Elective

    Free Elective 4

    3

     

    Total semester credit hours:                                                  15 Hours

     

    Semester -4

    Course Code

    Course Title

    Credit Hours

    Prerequisite

    ACC20100

    Management Accounting I

    3

    ACC20000

    Elective

    Major Elective 1

    3

    ENTR10000

    FIN31000

     

    Financial Management

    3

    ACC20000 and BUSM22500

    OBHR22100

    Principles of Management

    3

    BUSM10100

    PHIL12000

    Critical Thinking

    3

     

    Total semester credit hours:                                                 15 Hours

     

    Semester -5

    Course Code

    Course Title

    Credit Hours

    Prerequisite

    ENTR42000

    Business Plan Development

    3

    ENTR10000

    ENTR30300

    Raising Money

    3

    FIN31000

    SOC 100

    Omani Society

    3

     

    MKG32400

    Marketing Management

    3

     

    OBHR33000

    Introduction to Organizational Behavior

    3

    BUSM10100

    Total semester credit hours:                                                15 Hours

     

    Semester – 6

    Course Code

    Course Title

    Credit Hours

    Prerequisite

    Elective

    Major Elective 2

    3

    OBHR33000

    ENTR31001

    Launching a New Venture

    3

    ENTR10000

    BUSM38000

    International Business

    3

    BUSM 10100

    MKG42400

    Consumer Behavior

    3

    MKG32400

    PHIL32400

    Ethics for the Professions

    3

     

    Total semester credit hours:                                  15 Hours

     

    Semester -7

    Course Code

    Course Title

    Credit Hours

    Prerequisite

    Elective

    Major Elective 3

    3

     

    Elective

    Major Elective 4

    3

     

    BUSM36000

    Production/Operations Management

    3

    BUSM22500

    BUSM 30100

    Management Career Lectures

    2

     

    ENGL42000

    Business Writing

    3

    ENGL 10400

    Total semester credit hours:                                                  14 Hours

     

    Semester -8

    Course Code

    Course Title

    Credit Hours

    Prerequisite

    Elective

    Major Elective 5

    3

     

    ENTR30000

    Growing the Firm

    3

    ENTR1000

    ENTR45000

    Corporate Entrepreneurship

    3

    ENTR42000

    ENTR41000

    Advance Small Business Consulting

    3

     

    BUSM35400

    Legal Foundations Of Business I

    3

     

    Total semester credit hours:                                                       15 Hours

    Total all semesters credit hours:                                            120 Hours

     

    List of electives

    Major Electives

     

    Course Code

    Course Name

    Pre-requisite

    ENTR40100

    Social Entrepreneurship

     

    ENTR40000

    Small Business Consultant

     

    OBHR44400

    Leadership

    OBHR 33000

    MKG43300

    Personal Selling

    MKG32400

    MKG43400

    Digital Marketing Strategy

    MKG32400

    MKG 42800

    Advertising Management

    MKG32400

    OBHR 43100

    Human Resources Management

     

    MKG  42000

    Digital Marketing Campaign

    MKG32400

     

    Free Elective

    Free  Electives

    Course Code

    Course Name

    SOC10000

    Introduction to Sociology

    AD25500

    Art Appreciation

    HIST 10400

    Introduction to Modern World

    Psych 50

    Introduction to Psychology

    Eco 75

    Economic Development in the Gulf States

    CS  53

    Introduction to Programming

    IST 211

    Web Design