College of Applied Sciences- Ibri is one of the six colleges of Applied Sciences at the sultanate which are under supervision of Ministry of Higher Education. In early 90s, the colleges started as medium colleges under supervision of Ministry of Education which granted Diploma degree. In 1995 and according to the Royal Decree (79/95), the colleges were transferred into the colleges of Education under supervision of Ministry of Higher Education. The colleges grant Bachelor degree for its students. Later in the academic year 2005/2006, five colleges of education; Ibri, Nizwa, Sur, Sohar and Salalah, were transferred into colleges of applied sciences. Currently, College of Applied Sciences-Ibri offers  programs:


award Bachelor of Business degree (BBA) in the following “Area of Specializations”, and “Majors”:  


Area of Specialization


Area of Specialization

Tourism and Hospitality

Area of Specialization Accounting and Finance





  • Business Administration
  • Marketing
  • Supply Chain Management


  • Tourism Management,
  • Hospitality Management
  • Accounting
  • Banking & Financial Services
  • Insurance


The BBA program is currently offered in Nizwa, Ibri, and Salalah campuses.


Design program which includes two specializations:

  • Graphic Design

  • Multimedia Design


Information Technology Program which includes four specializations:


  • Software development

  • Data Management

  • IT security

  • Computer Networks

In accordance with the ministerial decision (41/2010), Diploma program has been offered in the six colleges since the academic year 2010/2011 College of Applied Sciences Ibri is one of the leading institutions in the implementation of quality assurance standards. The college was among the first academic institutions in passing the quality audit phase through implementing all required policies and procedures which are in line with international standards. Thanks to these policies and procedures, the college was able to provide the work market with required qualifications.