The Department of Business and Accounting in Muscat College is dynamically evolving in the current educational scenario in the Sultanate of Oman and committed to provide students with technical knowledge, skills, and competences which improve our graduate attributes to enter the Business and Accounting professions and to pursue a successful professional career.
The department offers a wide range of programmes in the Business, Accounting, and Project Management fields in affiliation with recognized and reputed international universities and entities.
The department has launched its first MSc. Management programme with University of Stirling – UK .
The department offers the following programmes in affiliation with University of Stirling – UK:
The department is also offering first in Oman Honours programme affiliated with University Malaysia Pahang (UMP) namely:
The department is having two affiliations with Scottish Qualification Authority (SQA):
All programmes are offered under these affiliations to suit the requirements of the industry and prepare students for the global market. These programs provide students with a comprehensive, well-planned and balanced learning experience and prepare for their success in both Business and Accounting professions. These programs provide students with a comprehensive, well-planned and balanced learning experience designed to prepare for the success in both Business and Accounting professions.
The Department includes a number of Associate professors, Assistant Professor, Senior Lecturers and Lecturers. Beside that the department depends on many experts from industry to participate in the provision of different courses and modules. The staff members have varied experiences and exposure in their respective fields which suits the requirements of the offered programmes.
The department covers the practical side for students through extra-curriculum activities such as inviting guest speakers for seminars and workshops for students, conduct industry visits for students, organize symposiums, stimulate students to participate in workshop and symposiums out of the college. The department facilitate the training for its students to enable them to deal with the practical issues and obtain the related skills which highly improve their skills.
|Courses Units Taught||Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, International Economics, Money and Banking, Public Finance, Managerial Economics|
|Qualification||Ph.D. in Economics ,Master in Economics.|
|Research Interest||Currency Crisis, Emerging Markets, Exchange Rate, International Reserves, Financial Markets, Economic Development, Entrepreneurship.|
|Publications||“Microeconomics”, A Published book, Dubai, 2010.Translation for book titled “Globalization and Liberalization: The Development Against the Most Powerful Events”, UNCTAD, 2000.”The Development of Banking Credit in Egypt”, Paper presented at symposium The role of Banking Credit in market promotion, Center for Foreign Trade Researches and Studies – Helwan University, March, 1999|
|Teaching Interest||Marketing Management , Management Theories; Business Strategies, Research Methods, Logistics and Supply Chain Management.|
|Courses Units Taught||Understanding Consumers , Business in the 21st century, Business Environment, Learning and Development, Marketing Management, Managing Organizations, Business in Context, Business Studies Dissertations.|
|Research Interest||Organisational Theories, Marketing and Development of Business Models.|
|Publications||# Philip,M. 2010. Managing Creativity for Organisational Performance. Invertis Journal of Management. 2 (1). 2010.# Philip, M.2010. ERP and Supply Chain Management’s Performance. GITAM Journal of Management. 8(2).15-30.# Philip, M. 2011. The success factors of small business. Amity Global Business Review. 1 (6).62-71.|
|Teaching Interest||Management courses with IT Applications|
|Courses Units Taught||Management & Information Technology, Managing Organizations, International Business, Project Management, OSH, Project Risk management and application based IT courses.|
|Research Interest & Publications||Research Interest:Online Social Networking, Information Systems, and Web Applications, IT Application
#Agarwal, S.P., and Shrivastava, P. (2004). Technology Financing and FDI in SMEs in India; International Research Seminar on Financing the Future: Financing SMEs; Technology and Development; University of Central England, Birmingham, U.K. 16th June 2004.
#Agarwal, S.P., and Shrivastava, P. (2004). E-Learning in India: Consultancy Potential; Publication in International Conference on Development of Knowledge Infrastructure. Role of Consultants: Technical Consultancy Development For Asia & Pacific (TCDPAP), 11-13, Oct. 2004, New Delhi, pp.
|Teaching Interest||Economics, Management and Human Resource Management|
|Courses Units Taught||Economics: Introductory Micro Economics, Introductory Macro Economics, Macro-Economic Environment, Economic Issues: An Introduction, Micro and Macro Theory and Application, and The World Economy.Management and Business Studies: Introduction to Human Resource Management, People Management, Learning and Development, The Firm, The Business Environment, Business in the 21st Century, Strategic Management, Managing Organization, Office Management, Presentation Skills, Recording Financial Transactions, Office Administration, Structure of Business Organizations, AIT graded Unit-3.|
|Qualification||PhD (Management), M.Phil. (Economics), M.A (Economics), M.B.A (HRM)|
|Research Interest||Work-Life Balance, Health Economics , Economic Development, Employee Motivation, Women and Development, Aging Population.|
|Publications||# Vijaya Kumar Gudep, Ruksana Banu, Mohammed Abbas Ali & Vutla Padmaja Rani, 2013. An Evaluation of Customer Satisfaction in select Public and Private Sector Commerical Banks in India. Knowledge Management and Resource Sharing (ICKMRS, 2012) International Conference Proceedings by Waljat College of Applied Science (Oman), New Delhi:Tata McGraw Hill Education Private Limited, pp. 155-165, ISBN-13: 9781259063800.# Lina M. Fernandes, Ruksana Banu & Simi Simon, 2012. FDI in Multi-Brand Retail: Issues and Implications on Indian Economy. Pacific Business Review International, Vol 5 (November issue 5), pp. 19-28, ISSN 0974-438X.# Ruksana Banu, Durrishah Bte Idrus & Vijaya Kumar Gudep, 2012. Understanding the Dynamics of Work-Family Interface through the Boundary Theory: A Review of Empirical Research. International Journal of Research in Commerce and Management (IJRCM), Vol 2, (July issue 7), pp.13-17, ISSN 2231-5756.|
|Teaching Interest||Business & Accounting|
|Courses Units Taught||Advanced Financial Accounting, Advanced Management Accounting, Financial Statement Analysis, Corporate Finance, Financial Accounting, Management Accounting, Using Financial Accounting Software, Preparing Final Accounts, Behavioral Skills for Business, Managing People and Organization, Human Resource Management, Accounting Graded Unit 1 &2|
|Qualification||MBA (Accounting and Finance), PhD|
|Research Interest||Corporate Governance, Accounting Education, Corporate Social Responsibility.|
|Publications||# Dalwai, T., and Achalapathi, K.V. 2011. Global Financial Crisis: Focus On Sultanate Of Oman. International Journal of Arts & Sciences (IJAS). 4(15). 79-97.# Dalwai, T., and Chugh, G. 2013. Lessons from countries around the world converging to IFRS. 35th All India Accounting Conference and International Seminar on Accounting Education and Research. 5th to 6th January 2013.# Dalwai, T., and Chugh, G. 2013. Impact of Corporate Governance Mechanisms on Firm Performance around the World. International Conference on Managing Innovations and Talent in Highly Competitive Global Business Environment. 2nd February 2013.|
|Teaching Interest||Business Taxation, Economic Issues: An Introduction|
|Courses Units Taught||Business Taxation, Economic Issues: An Introduction.|
|Qualification||PhD in Commerce|
|Research Interest||Accounting & Human Resource|
|Publications||# Varalakshmi, S., Krishna Murthy, M., 2012. A Study on marketable Carbon Credit: An overview, ACADEMICIA: An International Multidisciplinary Research Journal. 4(4). pp.161-166.# Varalakshmi, S., Krishna Murthy, M., 2012. Job Satisfaction- A Study with special reference to Salalah College of Technology, Sultanate of Oman. Amet International Journal of Management. July to December Issue, pp. 73-79.# Varalakshmi, S., Krishna Murthy, M., 2011. A study on the overview of microfinance in Oman, VINIMAYA, National Institute of Bank Management Pune. Volume No XXXII, Issue No.1, pp.27-33.|
|Teaching Interest||General Management, Research Methodology, Human Resources Management, Marketing Management|
|Courses Units Taught||The Management Challenge- An Introduction, Honors Dissertation Project (Business Studies), Understanding Supply Chains and Understanding Consumers|
|Qualification||PhD in Management (Leadership)|
|Research Interest||Leadership Styles, Employee Job Satisfaction, Consumer Behavior, Advertising Effectiveness, Distance education in Oman and Higher Education in Oman.|
|Publications||# Gupta V., Dhar U., (2006) “Paradise Finance Ltd- A case study”, Prestige International Journal of Management and Research (PIJMR) (ISSN 0974-6080), 10(1&2), 183-187.|
|Teaching Interest||Finance & Accounting|
|Courses Units Taught||Accounting for Management, Financial Management, International Financial Management, Corporate Finance, Merchant Banking and Financial Services, Entrepreneurship Development, Organizational Behavior.|
|Qualification||MBA, M.Com, M.Phil., PGDCA, PhD|
|Research Interest||Economic Value Added, Market Value Added, Portfolio Management, Financial Analysis, Asset Management.|
|Publications||# Gopalakrishnan.C & Rajeswari Krishnan, 2013. Growth of BSE Listed Automobile Sector in India, Life Science Journal 2013; 10(2s):209218, (ISSN:10978135), Issue 37, pp 209-218.# Gopalakrishnan.C, 2014. Economic Value Added Analysis selected Indian Automobile Sector, Indian Journal of Applied Research, (ISSN: 2249- 555X), Vol. 4, Issue 3, March, 2014, pp 227-229.# Gopalakrishnan.C, 2014. Profitability trend in BSE listed Automobile sector in India, (ISSN 0975-3435), Excel India Publishers, New Delhi, Vol. 6, Issue 1, July 2014.|
|Teaching Interest||Marketing & Human Resource Management|
|Courses Units Taught||Marketing Management, Brand management, Retail Management, Service Marketing, Consumer Behavior, Performance Management, Managerial Behavioral and Effectiveness, Organizational Behavior.|
|Qualification||M.B.A, M.F.T, M.Sc. (Psychology.), M.Phil., PGDCA, Ph.D.|
|Research Interest||Consumer Buying Behaviour, effect of consumer response on promotion,, customer loyalty, branding, job satisfaction, Skill gap identification,|
|Publications||# Gopalakrishnan and muruganandam, 2013, A Micro analysis on Dissect of Consumer’s to Procure Green Products, Life science journal
(10 (2): 1028 – 1032, ISSN: 1097 – 8135) # Gopalakrishnan and muruganandam, An analysis on awareness of tempting consumer’s to buy green product, International conference, Eco Revolution 2012, Colombo- Srilanka, (ISBN 978-81-920431-2-8) # Gopalakrishnan, 2013, Buying Behavior of Consumers on Instant Food Products: An Analysis of Pattern and Trends, Journal of Management and Science (ISSN: 2249-1260, Volume 2, Issue 12, April 2013, PP 16-22) # Gopalakrishnan,2012, An empirical study on assessment of employability skills implication for university industry linkages, IOSR Journal of Business and Management, (e-ISSN: 2278-487X, p-ISSN:2319-7668, pp 67-69)
|Teaching Interest||Business & Accounting|
|Courses Units Taught||ACCMA1 (Accounting l), ACCMA2 (Accounting II), ACCMA6 (Auditing) and other Accounting and Graded units from SQA.|
|Research Interest||Corporate Governance, Accounting and Management.|
|Publications||# “Building an innovative Organization: A Framework for Thinking about Innovation” by Gaitri Chugh and Dr. Mathew-National Conference (Gian Jyoti Institute of Management) 22nd Nov.2008.# ‘Lessons from countries around the world converging to IFRS’ by Gaitri Chugh, Tamanna Dalwai and Dr. K.V. Achalapathi – 35th All India Accounting Conference and International Seminar on Accounting Education and Research Jan 5th to 6th 2013.# ‘Impact of Corporate Governance Mechanisms on Firm’s Financial Performance Around The World’ by Gaitri Chugh and Tamanna Dalwai –International Conference on “Managing Innovations and Talent in Highly Competitive Global Business Environment” 2nd February 2013.|
|Teaching Interest||Cost & Management Accounting; Human Resource Management.|
|Courses /Unit Taught||Management Accounting using Information Technology, Management Accounting Planning and Control, Financial Reporting and Analysis, Business Law, Behavioral Skills for Business, Cost Accounting.|
|Research Interest||Management, Financial Accounting and Human Resource Management|
|Teaching Interest||Operations and Project Management|
|Courses Units Taught||Business Environment, Fundamentals of Management, Marketing Management, Principles of Management, Human Resource Management, Presentation skills, Business Contractual Relationship, Business Culture ,Lean Management and Graded Units.|
|Research Interest||Quality ,Supply chain Management.|
|Teaching Interest||Finance and Marketing.|
|Courses Units Taught||Cost Accounting Methods, Basics of Accounting,Management Accounting and Decision Making, Marketing Introduction, Recording Financial information, Business Accounting, Economics 2 World Economy, Economics Issues an Introduction|
|Qualification||MBA (Finance/Marketing), M.Com, DMM, M.Phil. (Management).|
|Research Interest||Operations and Methods of Stock Exchange, Service Marketing and Development of Business Models.|
|Teaching Interest||Finance and Strategic Management|
|Courses Units Taught||Corporate Finance, Financial Statement Analysis, Treasury and Investment Management, Portfolio Risk Management, Introduction to Finance, Elements of Banking,Financial Markets and Institutions, Public Finance, Strategic Management in the Financial Services Industry, Financial Mathematics (Interest Theory).|
|Qualification||PhD (Management Studies/Finance)|
|Research Interest||Sustainable Financial System Development|
|Publications||#Aro-Gordon, S. (2017, September). Implementation of financial inclusion strategy in Nigeria. SDMIMD Journal of Management. 8 (2), 27-43.
#Aro-Gordon, S. (2017, April). Econometric analysis of exchange rate and export performance in a developing economy. Asian Economic and Financial Review 7 (4). 334-348
#Aro-Gordon S. (2015). Sovereign debt and sustainable economic growth of developing countries: Further empirical analysis in Nigerian context. Parasuraman N. R., Venkatraja B., Jagadeesh R. and Sriram, M. (Editors), Annamalai International Journal of Business Studies and Research (AIJBSR), Special Issue, 7 (2), 215-233.
Room No: OF04, Ext: 700
|Teaching Interest||Human Resource Management, Industrial /Organizational Psychology, Marketing and Business Management, Human Behavior in Organization, Consumer Behavior, Corporate Communication and Training, Research/or Dissertation Writing-Studies|
|Courses Units Taught||Fundamentals of HRM, Soft Skills 1 &2, HR Techniques, Entrepreneurship; College Entrepreneurship: Creativity & Innovation, Work Employment & Society, Stakeholder Management|
|Qualification||BA Behavioural Science, MSc Human Resource Management, PhD Human Resource Management (Earned Units-Proposal submitted)|
|Research Interest||All HR related topics- training&OD, performance management system, compensation and benefits (local/international); Entrepreneurship (local/international), Work-related stress and management intervention and programs (academe and industry); Career Development and Guidance and Counselling|
|Publications||#1. An Analysis of Teacher Stress and Its Effect on Teaching Performance; UST Graduate School, Manila Philippines; March 2006.UST, Publishing House Online/OPAC Portal.
2. Human Resource Management in Multinational Companies: A Global and Philippine Experience (A Requirement for HR Current Issues Class-1st Edition HR Magazine/HR Management Association UST Graduate School HR Management Publication, December 2015.
3. Male and Female Vulnerability to Stress and Its Effect On Job Performance Among Sales and Marketing Executives in Electrolux, Incorporated: An Analysis., March 1990, UST Faculty of Arts & Letters, UST Manila, Philippines UST Publishing House, 1989-1990.
|Teaching Interest||Human Resources Management; Psychology,Strategic human resource management|
|Courses Units Taught||Human Resources Management; Psychology, strategic Human Resource management, leadership, compensation and benefits management.|
|Research Interest||Career Development, Organizational Commitment, Leadership, Career Success|
|Publications||# Khan, M. L., Salleh, R., & Hemdi, M. A. B. (2016). Effect of Protean Career Attitudes on Organizational Commitment of Employees with Moderating Role of Organizational Career Management. International Review of Management and Marketing, 6(4S), 155-160.# Khan, M. L., Langove, N., Shah, F. A., & Javid, M. U. (2015). The Modes of Conflicts and Managerial Leadership Styles of Managers. Global Business & Management Research, 7(2).|
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