Postgraduate Studies

MBA

Master of Business Administration

Description

Programme being offered in academic collaboration with Cardiff Metropolitan University, UK:

Master of Business Administration (General) and with pathways in the following areas:

    • Project Management
    • Finance
    • Marketing
    • Islamic Finance
    • Health Sector Management

Mode of Study:

    • Part-Time
    • Full-Time

Duration of the Programme: 

    • 2 Years approx. for Part-Time
    • 14 months approx. for Full-Time

Educational Aims of the Programme

    • To offer an innovative, dynamic and flexible programme that critically considers developments in the academic study of Management and the changing contexts of Management in an international context;
    • To critically explore the demands and supply issues within a global business environment.
    • To advance students’ knowledge of the complexity of understanding the relationship between ideologies and the responsibilities of managers within the workplace. This is in line with Gulf College’s Strategic Plan, which aims to ensure that students have access to high quality support & guidance that allows them to develop into active autonomous learners and Strengthen employer links and the range of opportunities available for students to gain employability skills both within the curricula and through extra-curricular activities as two of its key priorities.
    • To provide a robust theoretical framework for students to develop an integrated and critically aware understanding of Management; this is provided through clear learning outcomes and assessment criteria, provided for students for each module from the start of the course.
    • To develop in students, a range of intellectual skills reflecting the rigor required at Level 7. These should demonstrate within a graduate a high level of student autonomy and self-direction in order to help demonstrate initiative, originality alongside integrity and ethical judgment, in an understanding of Management.

Programme Structure

S.No.

Module Title/Dissertation

Credits

  1.  
People and Organisations

20 credits

  1.  
Accounting for Decision Makers

20 credits

  1.  
Marketing

20 credits

  1.  
Option One/Pathway Module One

20 credits

  1.  
Operations Management

20 credits

  1.  
Strategic Management

20 credits

  1.  
Option Two/Pathway Module Two

20 credits

  1.  
Dissertation/New Business Project and Professional Practice/Capstone

40 credits

Total Credits

180

Pathway Modules

S.No.

Pathway

Pathway Module One

Pathway Module Two

  1.  
MBA Finance Management of Finance Capital Markets and Derivatives
  1.  
MBA Marketing Strategic Global Marketing Buyer Behaviour and Relationship Marketing
  1.  
MBA Project Management Delivering Successful Projects Project Management Theory and Practice
  1.  
MBA Health Sector Management Health Sector Project Management Health informatics
  1.  
MBA Islamic Finance Principles of Islamic Finance Islamic Investment Banking

Note: Students pursuing MBA –General can select their options from the Pathway modules being delivered.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

The applicants should meet one of the following specific requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent (The overall grade (CGPA) shall not be less than good or its equivalent such as Lower Second Class)
    OR
  • A satisfactory grade or pass in Bachelor’s degree may be accepted provided that there is at least two (2) years of work experience in the field of specialisation, provided that this does not contradict the acceptance criteria specified by the affiliation in the hosted programme(s).
    OR
  • Diploma or its equivalent with a minimum work experience of six years (this should include relevant management experience)

General requirements (These requirements must be met besides the specific requirements shown above):

  • Must have a pass in General Education Diploma or equivalent qualifications;
  • The Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent must be recognised by the Ministry of Higher Education, Sultanate of Oman
  • The Diploma or its equivalent must be recognised by the Ministry of Higher Education, Sultanate of Oman
  • A minimum score of 6 or its equivalent in the Academic International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or in other International English Tests
  • Any other conditions specified by the Ministry of Higher, Sultanate of Oman

DOCUMENTS/CREDENTIALS REQUIRED FROM APPLICANTS WITH A BACHELOR’S DEGREE OR ITS EQUIVALENT

S.No.

Requirements

  1.  
Application Form (Completed)
  1.  
Bachelor’s Degree or its equivalent – Certificate and Transcript
  1.  
General Education Diploma or its equivalent
  1.  

Job Experience Letter/Certificate and Job Description (where applicable)

(Job Experience document is also required from the Public Authority of Manpower Register, Sultanate of Oman for those working for a Private Organisation or a Government Company or if an Entrepreneur)

  1.  
Two Reference/Recommendation Letters
  1.  
Personal Statement in Support of Application – A one page motivation letter written by the applicant on why he/she wants to enroll on the MBA Programme.
  1.  
IELTS 6.0 (Academic) or equivalent in other International English Tests
  1.  
Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  1.  
Copy of ID Card
  1.  
Copy of Passport
  1.  
4 Photographs (Passport Size)

DOCUMENTS/CREDENTIALS REQUIRED FROM APPLICANTS WITH A DIPLOMA OR ITS EQUIVALENT

S.No.

Requirements

  1.  
Application Form (Completed)
  1.  
Diploma or its equivalent – Certificate and Transcript
  1.  
General Education Diploma or equivalent
  1.  

Job Experience Letter/Certificate and Job Description

(Job Experience document is also required from the Public Authority of Manpower Register, Sultanate of Oman for those working for a Private Organisation or a Government Company or if an Entrepreneur)

  1.  
Two Reference/Recommendation Letters
  1.  
Personal Statement in Support of Application
  1.  
IELTS 6.0 (Academic) or equivalent in other International English Tests
  1.  
Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  1.  
Copy of ID Card
  1.  
Copy of Passport
  1.  
4 Photographs (Passport Size)
  1.  
Three Training Course Certificates
  1.  
No Objection Letter from the Workplace to study an MBA Programme at Gulf College

Source: Some information are extracted from Partner University materials

FEE PAYMENT PLAN


S.No. Fee Category When to Pay Amount in
Rial Omani (R.O.)
1. Admission and Registration Fee Prior to receiving the Offer Letter to study the MBA Programme R.O.200
2. Tuition Fee Prior to commencement of the 1stModule R.O.750
3. Tuition Fee Prior to commencement of the 2ndModule R.O.800
4. Tuition Fee Prior to commencement of the 3rd Module R.O.800
5. Tuition Fee Prior to commencement of the 4th Module R.O.800
6. Tuition Fee Prior to commencement of the 5th Module R.O.800
7. Tuition Fee Prior to commencement of the 6th Module R.O.800
8. Tuition Fee Prior to commencement of the 7th Module R.O.800
9. Tuition Fee Prior to the commencement of Dissertation Work R.O.1250
Total Tuition Fee R.O. 7000
(Rial Omani Seven Thousand Only)

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