Dr. Rodrigo Macaraig Velasco

Dr. Rodrigo Macaraig Velasco

Title: Assistant Professor
Email: rodvelasco@gulfcollege.edu.om
Tel: 24468666
Ext.#: 204

Fields of Interest:

Entrepreneurship, Accounting, Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), Issues and Trends in Business Management


Doctor of Business Administration, awarding institution: San Pablo College, Philippines
Master’s in Management, Awarding institution: Southern Luzon State University, Philippines
Bachelor’s of Science in Accountancy, Awarding institution: Manuel S. Enverga University Foundation, Philippines

Short Bio:

Dr. Rodrigo is a young and accomplished lecturer. He is a passionate teacher and yearns to harness young minds into business leaders. He is an avid researcher and an efficient administrator. Owning to his commitment and capability he was promoted as a Programme Leader for the faculty. He specialises in teaching accounting and business management modules. He is a Doctorate in Business Administration from San Pablo Colleges, Philippines. He completed his master’s in management from Southern Lizon State University, Philippines.  He is a lifetime member of the Academy of Business and Retail Management, a professional organisation in the United Kingdom. He is a fellow member of the Royal Institute of Educators, Singapore. He is also an active technical member of the Society for Research Development, where he is the designated co-chair of international conferences. As a research enthusiast, he has attended and presented at various international conferences and journal publications. He is a recipient of the Excellent Research Award from the Institute for Business and Finance Research (IBFR) in Costa Rica in 2015 and the International Academy of Science, Technology, Engineering and Management (IASTEM) in Thailand in 2016. His areas of research interest are in the field of Entrepreneurship, Accounting, SMEs, Issues, and trends in business management Dr. Rodrigo teaches Finance for Managers, Performance Management, Work experience with PDP, Research Skills, Financial Planning for Business modules in the faculty.

Selected Publications:

Journal Publications

Velasco, R. (2019). The Formative blend of culture and education in entrepreneurial development. International Journal of Recent Technology and Engineering, 8(4), 236-241.

Velasco, R. M. (2019). Factors Associated with Failure in Accounting: A Case Study of the Omani Students. International Journal of Higher Education, 8(6), 157-170.

Velasco, R.M., Tagalog, H.C., & Domingo, S. (2016). Comparative analysis of the entrepreneurial dimensions of computing sciences and business studies students of Gulf College. International Journal of Management and Applied Science, 2(9), 108-115.

Velasco, R. M. (2016). The making of an entrepreneur: aligning institutional paradigm to the industry needs. Journal of Business and Retail Management Research10(3), 81-92.

Velasco, R., Lunar, R., & Villar, R. (2016). Diversity in the workplace: Evidences from Gulf College, Oman. Journal of Asian Business Strategy, 6(4), 73-84.

Conference Publications

Velasco, R.M. (2015, December). Accounting knowledge, practices, and controls of micro, small and medium enterprises: evidence from the Philippines. Paper Presented at The Global Conference on Business and Finance, San Jose, Costa Rica.

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