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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

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