Master of Business Administration (MBA)
The MBA is a postgraduate program delivered by A’Sharqiyah University’s College of Business Administration (COBA). The program makes available a number of core and elective courses to meet particular student and market needs. The program will provide ASU students (regardless of their specialisms) with an opportunity to undertake further study in business administration in order to enhance their job and career prospects. Moreover, students on this program will have the opportunity, as part of the leadership course, to spend a week at the Free University (Amsterdam). The Free University (Amsterdam) is a top European university with an impressive international ranking and has close links with A’Sharqiyah University.
The MBA program can be taken in two years (as full time study) or four years (as part time study).
Applicants for this program are expected to:
- have successfully completed a Bachelor degree (or equivalent) in business or related discipline with a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 2.5 or above.
- have accumulated two years of professional experience following their Bachelor undergraduate studies (desirable)
- have demonstrated competency in the English language. This student can either: 1) produce evidence that he/she has gained an IELTS score of 6.0 or an equivalent internationally recognised English competency test or 2) undergo an internal IELTS-equivalent test conducted by A’Sharqiyah University.
Applicants whose undergraduate degrees are of a scientific nature (i.e., not related to business/management) will undergo assessment by an academic advisor who might suggest that they take courses selected from COBA’s undergraduate courses which could include up to 12 credits (i.e., 4 courses).
Program Aims and Objectives
The MBA aims to develop management, business and leadership skills in an increasingly global and competitive market. It aims to develop graduate students and professionals’ ability to apply knowledge and understanding to complex management and business problems in order to improve practice and provide solutions in an increasingly globalised business environment.
COBA aims to develop the future Omani business managers and leaders in order to produce well-informed decision-makers. COBA is a confident and an ambitious, credible, teaching-led and research-informed establishment that will make a contribution to the success of local, regional and international businesses. Its graduates will have strong values, intellectual rigour and leadership skills that will ensure their organisations are in a sustainable position for the future. The College has a number of distinguished academics with substantial professional and academic experience and good record of publications.
Furthermore, the program aims to promote the practice of life-long and independent learning through developing managers’ and future leaders’ abilities to work autonomously, with creativity and originality, and thus to commit to their own personal development, and to contribute to business and society at large.