About The Programme

The Bachelor with Honours in Business Studies course is designed specifically for students planning a career in the management profession and/or the wider public/private sector. This course provides students with an essential understanding of the functions and structures of organisations.

Programme Structure  is designed to provide students with a broad grounding in the subjects of Business and Management and include the history of management, management practice, organisational behaviour, decision-making for business, change and business innovation. Analytical techniques that underpin business activity and management are also introduced. Modules will also be undertaken by students from Human Resource Management, Entrepreneurship Marketing and Strategic Management.

Programme Objectives

The program aims to equip the students with the following skills

  • Build a strong knowledge base and master the skills and competencies to form a foundation from which managerial expertise can develop throughout their working life.
  • Develops understanding of the internal functions and structures of organizations.
  • Various elements of running a business and management of an organization.
  • Research work aimed at utilizing the skills acquired and mapping it in real business world environment.
  • Develop teamwork and communication skills through group work activities within a very supportive environment.
  • Development of appropriate skills and knowledge and the students understanding of the world of business and management in the workplace

Programme length and credit

Programme Programme Length Credits
Diploma in Higher Education (Business Studies) Two Years (Four Semesters) 240
Bachelor Degree with Honours (Business Studies) Four Years (Eight Semesters) 480

College Requirement Course

All the students are required to study a College requirement course “Entrepreneurship – Creativity and Innovation course” for 3 Credit Hours during the second year of their academic programme, apart from the programme requirements.

Admission requirements

Year 1 Entry: Pass in the Secondary School with 60% in the Muscat College Foundation


Year 3 Entry: HND (in a related subject only) with minimum B’s in all the Graded Units. A Graded Unit which has been upgraded to a B will be acceptable

 Awarding Body

After the successful completion of the program requirements, the students will be awarded with the certificates from the University of Stirling.


 Programme Structure