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As part of its operational plan for the AY 22/23, the Business Studies Department offered 9 training programs to the local community targeting employees in the public and private sector, students in HEIs and entrepreneurs. All the training programs were delivered by Business faculty members during the period of 24th March and 7th April 2022 as follows:
- Finance for non-finance (delivered by Dr Abdulrahman Al Ismaili, HoD, Business Studies Department)
- How to be creative at work (delivered by Mr Mohammed Al Sakiti, HRM lecturer)
- Basics of e-commerce (delivered by Ms Safiya Al Hamdi, HoS of the HR section, Business Studies Department)
- How to use SPSS (delivered by Ms Afrah Al Hatmia, Business lecturer)
- Advance Excel & Access in decision-making for professionals (delivered by Dr Mohammed Abed & Dr Zubaida)
- Enhancing selling and persuasion skills (delivered by Dr Mastan, HRM lecturer)
- Training needs analysis (delivered by Dr Mohammed Quadir, HRM lecturer)
- Application of OB concepts in organizations (delivered by Mr Rajesh, HRM lecturer)
- Common mistakes in Arabic writing (delivered by Dr Abduljaleel, Arabic language lecturer)
The participants expressed their satisfaction about the offered programs and suggested different topics to be covered in the near future. An electronic certificate was given to all participants who attended the training programs.
The Alumni Committee of the Business Studies Department organized an online workshop titled "Future After Graduation" on Thursday, 17th February 2022 from 9 to 10 AM targeting business alumni and current bachelor's students. Dr Manjula, the coordinator of the Business Alumni Committee, welcomed all the participants, and then invited the speaker Mr Mohammed Al Moqbali, Tax Inspector at Oman Tax Authority, to deliver the workshop. At the beginning of the workshop, the speaker shared his personal experience on how to find a job opportunity. Then, he explained about different platforms and techniques that can help graduates find suitable job openings in Oman. The participants benefited from this workshop and they expressed their satisfaction as well. At the end of the workshop, Dr Surendar gave a vote of thanks to the speaker.
The Alumni Committee of the Business Studies Department organized an online session titled "Create Your Own Opportunities" on Thursday, 24th February 2022 from 9 to 10 AM. The targeted audience was business alumni and the current Bachelor's students. Dr Manjula, the coordinator of the Alumni Committee, welcomed all the participants and then invited Mr Mohammed Al Shuaili, an Administrative Assistant at Youth Sada, to deliver the session. His presentation focused on the importance of Oman Vision 2040 and the job opportunities it creates to the Omani nationals. He also explained some other important aspects, including entrepreneurship in future, how to understand yourself, entrepreneurial team building, sectors of investment in Oman, etc. At the end of the session, Dr Surendar gave a vote of thanks to the speaker.
The Business Studies Department organized a competition titled "Showcase Your Business Idea in 5 Minutes" on Wednesday, 8th March 2022 from 10 to 11:30 AM at the VIP Room. The main purpose of the competition was to encourage students to bring up creative business ideas, which can be implemented in reality. The competition was sponsored by three local businesses; Dexter's Lab Café, Waffle & Donut Café and Bukha. A total of 9 teams from different academic departments registered in the competition. Three judges were assigned to evaluate all the business ideas. The organizer of the competition, Mr Mohammed Al Sakiti, an HRM lecturer, announced the first three winners as follows:
- First place: Ibrahim Al Khamisi & Al Muhanad Al Balushi (45 OMR)
- Second place: Rahma Al Waili, Mohammed Al Shuaili & Aisha Al Risi (35 OMR)
- Third place: Baraa Al Kalbani (25 OMR)
The participants expressed their happiness to be part of this event and requested for more activities to encourage the culture of entrepreneurship and innovation among students at the university.
The Business Studies Department organized a workshop titled "Tips for Starting and Succeeding in Your Own Business" on Tuesday, 29th March 2022 from 10 am to 12 pm at the lecture theatre. The workshop was delivered by Mr Ismail Al Shamli, the Director of Chamber of Commerce & Industry – Al Dhahira Branch. The workshop targeted students who are studying "Entrepreneurship Course" in semester II to enhance their knowledge on how to start a successful business in Oman. At the end of the workshop, the presenter clarified all the inquiries and doubts raised by the audience.
The Business Society, under the Business Studies Department, organized a competition among students titled "Business Talk" on Monday, 28th March 2022. The main aim of the competition was to encourage students to present any trended business topics in less than 15 minutes. A total of 4 students participated in the competition to showcase their talents. At the end of the event, scores of the students' presentations were collected and the winners were announced as follows:
First place: Al Mutaz Al Shukaili
Second place: Samah Al Ghafri
Third place: Abdulaziz Al Kalbani
Fourth place: Ahmed Al Badi
The Staff Development Committee (SDC) of the Business Studies Department organized a workshop titled "NUTS and BOLTS in Research Publication" on Thursday, 24th March 2022 from 10.00 a.m to 11.00 a.m at the VIP room. The speaker, Dr Tamilselvan, an accounting lecturer, focused on different aspects related to research publication, including formulation of research topic, review of literature, research methodology, sampling design, data collection, data analysis and findings, conclusion and references. At the end of the workshop, the speaker clarified the enquiries raised by the participants on the said topic.
The Staff Development Committee (SDC) of the Business Studies Department and ELC organized a webinar titled “Learning the New Normal way” on Thursday, 3rd March 2022 from 10.00 a.m to 12.00 p.m, conducted through MS Teams. The webinar staterd with a welcoming address by Dr. Tamilselvan. Then, the speaker, Dr.Fitzgerald C. Kintanar from Philiphines, explained different aspects on the topic, including the basic strategies to be followed in the class, faculty challenges, startegic teaching in synchronous sessions, how to engage students in digital learning, student engagement techniques, online platform tools and how to create a suitable environment for learning. The resource person provided greater insights about teaching startegies and nearly 185 faculty members across the world attended the webinar. At the end of the webinar, the speaker clarified some doubts and enquiries raised by the participants.
The Staff Development Committee of the Business Studies Department and ELC have jointly organized a webinar titled “A Teacher’s Talk: Making My Teaching Visible” on Wednesday, 9th March 2022 from 5 to 6 PM. The webinar was delivered by Dr Misida Al Jahwari, Assistant Professor of Organizational Change and HRM, College of Econoics and Political Sciences, Sultan Qaboos University. The speaker shared with the audience her 20 years experience in the academic field emphasizing her teaching journey, challenges and opportunities of teaching, career development opportunities, etc. More than 150 participants attended the webinar across the world. At the end of the webinar, the speaker clarified some doubts and enquiries raised by the participants related to the discussed topic.
The Staff Development Committee (SDC) of the Business Studies Department organized an online session titled "How Does VAT Work?” on Thursday, 24th February 2022 from 2.00 p.m to 2.45 p.m through MS Teams. The session staterd with a welcoming address by Dr. Mohammed Quadir Mohiuddin. Then, the presenter, Mr Bijja Srinivas delivered the session emphasizing input and output tax, the emergence of sales tax in VAT, methods of collection and the application of VAT on imports and exports. Overall, VAT insight was given to the participants in an understandable manner. At the end of the session, some participants raised their doubts to the speaker. A total of 18 faculty members attended the session.