Program Overview


The Colleges of Applied Sciences (CAS), under the auspices of the Ministry of Higher Education (MoHE), 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.


Vision and Mission



The Business Degree Program seeks to be distinctive in providing applied education relevant to the Business Administration discipline through high quality teaching, learning and research experiences and to become a pioneer in offering market-driven specializations in the Sultanate of Oman.


The mission of the Business Degree Program is to deliver competitive and high quality education related to business administration and its allied disciplines (such as Marketing, Supply Chain Management, Hospitality Management, Tourism Management, Accounting, Insurance and Banking and Financial Services) and to educate students and develop their competencies to become business professionals who can contribute positively to the economic and social development of the Sultanate of Oman.


Entry Requirements

General Education Diploma, Islamic Institutes Diploma or Royal Guard Technical College Diploma with the following grades:

 (Not less than C) in:

-English language


 (Not less than C) in:

- Pure or Applied Mathematics or Mathematics

- Social Studies or Business Administration


Program Structure

The four years BBA Program requires students to accumulate 128 credit hours that include: 30 hours College requirements, 26 Degree requirements, and 72 Major requirements (18 credit hours as electives).



Graduates Attributes

The key graduate attributes/skills are:


Academic and Professional Knowledge, Communication Skills, Teamwork and Leadership, Information Technology (IT) Literacy, Global Perspective and Cross-cultural Adaptability, Critical and Analytical Thinking, Social Responsibility and Ethics, Entrepreneurial Aptitude, Life-Long Learning, Research Skills.


Specializations Areas:


1. Business Specialization

Business Administration is the field of management which deals with business activities that includes international and national boundaries. The specialization is a forward-looking area of study that magnifies local issues and how they are intertwined with global challenges in business administration such as globalization and liberalization which are the engines for trade and economic growth.


Career Opportunities


Graduates of the Business Administration Program fit into different business settings, ranging from large multinational corporations to small-and-medium enterprises (SMEs) operating in the field of manufacturing, banking, oil sector, government, financial institutions.



2. Tourism & Hospitality Specialization


The objective of the tourism management specialization is to enable students to develop rational and practical competencies, skills, and capability to face the challenges and successfully work in domestic as well as international tourism environments. Hospitality Management involves the management of hotels, restaurants, cruise ships, resorts, clubs, events, entertainments activities etc.


Career Opportunities


There is a huge range of career opportunities for the tourism management graduates such as travel agents, tour operators, event planners, entrepreneurs, tourism consultants, tourism planners and developers, in airline operations and cruise operations. The hospitality industry can provide huge career opportunities for Hospitality Management graduates ranging from entry level positions to management level positions such as hotel managers, operation managers, catering managers, restaurant managers, event organizers and planners, guest relation executives and cruise director.


4. Accounting Specialization


The main objective of accounting specialization is to provide students with an in-depth understanding of the different accounting and finance fields including Banking and Insurance areas and to provide students with required knowledge and technical skills suitable for todays’ accounting and finance applications.


Career Opportunities


The BIBA Program in Accounting provides a range of career opportunities to the students to work in accounting, banking, finance, insurance and corporate houses, in the government as well as in the private sectors as cost accountants, financial accountants, auditors, financial planners etc. Successful graduates can further pursue professional certificates such as CA, ACCA, CPA, ACPA, CMA, ICWA, CIMA, CFA, CFM.



The guidelines for progression:

 The guidelines for progression within broad “Area of Specialization” and specific “Major” in the Business Degree Program.


  1. The student at the time of registration during foundation year may choose their respective broad “Area of Specialization” and specific “Major” within that area of specialization.


  1. The first year courses are common for all the Business program students regardless of their specialization. The broad “Area of Specialization” commences from the second year (or third semester) onwards. Therefore; students must select the desired “Area of Specialization” during first year.


  1. The student must score required GPA as stipulated in the academic regulations in order to continue his/her studies further within the same “Area of Specialization” and specific “Major”. The student under probation would be required to exit with Diploma as per the academic regulations.


  1. The specific “Major” (for example Marketing) within broad “Area of Specialization” (for example Business) commences from the third year. Therefore; the student must select specific “Major” during the second year of study. The students should have studied the following credit hours during the four semester i.e during two years before entering into their respective specializations or Majors in the third year.


Year 1, Semester 1 credit hours  = 15 credit hours

Year 1, Semester 2 credit hours =  16 credit hours

Year 2, Semester 3 credit hours =  15 credit hours

Year 2, Semester 4 credit hours =  15 credit hours


Total credit hours                        = 61 credit hours


  1. The “Internship” should be completed at the beginning of the third year or during third year as per the earliest possible opportunity available.


  1. The students are required to follow the study plan carefully to avoid any difficulty in the course selection.


  1. The courses with prerequisites need to be carefully selected in due consultation with the respective Academic Advisor. The prerequisite course must be passed in order to study the higher course related to the prerequisite.


  1. A comprehensive list of mixed electives from the various area of specializations and majors of Business degree program is available to all the Business students in order to broaden their knowledge base.