Bachelor of Business Administration, in Accounting and Finance.
The College of Business Administration established the Accounting and Finance program in order to provide students with a gateway towards future opportunities for professional and academic development. A Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Finance will provide students with numerous potential employment opportunities across various specialized industries ranging from book-keeping, accountancy, banking, investment, financial advising, general management and administration. Students will also be exposed to opportunities in a variety of institutions, including public, private, international and non-governmental organizations.
The Accounting and Finance Department operates a 3 credit hour course system, which is based on the US credit hour curriculum model. Students are required to accumulate 66 credits hours a by passing 22 courses (each is a 3 credit hour course) in order to graduate with a Diploma in Business Administration, with an Accounting and Finance specialization. For a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Finance, students are required to accumulate 123 credit hours by passing 41 courses. The program requires students to enroll in 21 University required credit hours which include general courses such as Arabic Language, English Communication Skills, Sociology, etc.
The Accounting and Finance Department aims to prepare students to be able to complete professional qualifications such as Associated Chartered Certified Accountant "ACCA”, and Certified Management Accountants (CMA). In addition, students will gain practical exposure to information technology that is currently used in the accounting industry. Training sessions featuring software applications such as Tally ERP9 , will enable students to apply theoretical accounting concepts in a pragmatic setting. Internships are currently available to students in the Bachelor’s degree program who have completed 81 credit hours of study. This program will allow students to gain experience through interaction with professional employees in a real-life office environment. Throughout the semester, trips to local institutions will be offered to students as a means of familiarizing them with the day-to-day operations of major financial institutions within the Sultanate of Oman.
Reading in Arabic literature
Students seeking admission to this program must fulfill the following minimum entry requirements:
a. The student should have successfully passed the courses of all subjects of the general education diploma or its equivalence.
b. The student should achieve the standards set for the subjects of the General Foundation Program.
Students can complete the program in 8 semesters (four years) on achieving 123 credit hours of study.
The program facilitates entry to job and work opportunities in a number of markets and industrial settings such as:
o An accountant
o Management accountant
o Internal Auditors
o Financial analysts
o Cost system designers
The graduate from this program can also pursue postgraduate studies and improve their academic qualifications by pursuing a Master’s degree.
A’Sharqiyah University (ASU) is a private institution of higher education located in the north of the A’Sharqiyah region of the Sultanate of Oman. It is located in Ibra 150 km from Muscat, the capital. It was established in 2009 by Ministerial Decision (78/2009) issued by the Ministry of Higher Education.