Our Programmes

The Faculty of Foundation Studies aims at equipping the students with the required Generic, English Language, Application and Integration skills of effective learning and succeeding in Higher Education Programmes taught in English. The Programme suits the requirements of those who need to enhance their English Language and key underpinning knowledge and skills to take up the study of degree programmes. The faculty facilitates and provides an effective route for progression onto undergraduate programmes. The General Foundation Programme (GFP) is a quality assured programme by Cardiff Metropolitan University, UK.

Gulf College admits students from all walks of life and welcomes applications from people regardless of their gender, race, nationality, or disability. Students seeking admission to the GFP are subject to fulfilment of the following minimum entry requirements: Minimum age of 17 General Education Diploma of Sultanate of Oman or equivalent.

 

GFP is a two-semester programme based on Oman Academic Standards for GFP. All students who come to Gulf College for admission are given a placement test that tests three skills, namely English, Mathematics and Information Technology. A student who achieves less than IELTS 4.0 is placed in Semester one of GFP. However, a student who achieves IELTS 4.0-4.5 is placed in Semester two. A student who achieves IELTS 5.0 or equivalent is exempted from taking GFP English modules, given that other modules such as IT and Mathematics are completed.

The General Foundation Programme of the Faculty of Foundation Studies aims to: develop the communicative, collaborative and presentational skills of the students through the use of English language; enhance the imaginative ability and resourcefulness of the students in responding to the intellectual, professional and social challenges; boost the quantitative skills of the students founded in curiosity, logicality, and accuracy necessary for sound and virtuous judgement; augment the basic computer skills of the students supported with modern information technology knowledge, systems, and devices..

Students completing GFP will be able to: write, listen, read and speak in the English language when expressing themselves and in working with others in a team which is essential to higher level learning; apply academic skills both in daily life and in corporate circumstances involving work competence, performance and ethics that are beneficial to organisational studies; perform basic, pure and applied mathematical operations that are useful to future information management as well as leadership and business studies; exchange, store, use, and create information using modern technology and computing approaches towards developing basic skills essential for future studies..

The General Foundation Programme consists of General English Language, Mathematics, Information Technology and Academic Study Skills. The programme equips the student with the necessary skills, competencies and communication abilities to proceed on to Higher Education Programmes. The generic modules focus on the development of essential personal and study skills, practical numeric skills and information technology skills. The English Language module focuses on providing a firm grounding in language skills in all elements (Reading, Listening, Writing and Speaking)

On successful completion of the GFP with IELTS 5.0 or equivalent, the students proceed to Level-3 (pre-requisite to Level-4). The English language module will continue to be delivered in Level 3 block one and two. These two modules are English Language Proficiency and English for Academic Purposes and Study skills. The aim is to meet the partner university entry requirements of IELTS 6.0 for Level 4.

GFP is a two-semester programme spread over 17 weeks duration in each semester.

Semester

Module Title

Semester 1

General English Language -1

Basic Mathematics

Semester 2

General English Language  -2

Information Technology

Pure Mathematics (Computing students) 

or 

Applied Mathematics (Business students)

 

 

Academic Study Skills

There are placement tests for English, Maths and IT

The main purpose of the placement test is to place the students in the right level and to give exemptions in GFP according to the Oman Academic Standards for GFP

All Placement tests are paper-based

Sunday to Thursday 10:00 am – 1:00 pm Sunday to Wednesday 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

This programme provides a basic foundation in the areas of accounting and finance and economics, offering students the opportunity at the end of their first year to transfer into any of these areas if they wish. Students continuing on this programme will learn how to produce financial accounts, and interpret financial statements. They will also develop skills necessary for managerial, investment and financial decision making in a modern business context. The Accounting and Finance degree is accredited by the professional accounting bodies, thereby allowing students to apply for exemptions for some professional accounting examinations on graduation.
The BA (Hons) in Accounting and Finance and the Accounting and Finance Diploma in Higher Education is awarded by Cardiff Metropolitan University, UK.
The Programme focuses on all the major areas of Accounting and Finance and provides the knowledge and skills to analyze and understand Accounting and Finance in wider perspectives. The core elements of Accountancy and Finance are Management accounting, Financial Services Regulation and Ethics, Financial accounting, Advance Financial Management, Digital Accounting, Research skills and Summer Experience of Work with Personal Development Planning are covered in all the four years of the programme. The scope to choose optional provides the opportunity to build and enhance knowledge and skills in specific areas as per individual requirements.
The knowledge and skills acquired by the graduates of this programme in the application of specific tech inquest in the field of Accounting and Finance and an understanding of the factors that may influence the Accounting and the Financial Systems will provide them with wide job opportunities. They will have employment opportunities in almost every industry, which includes Banking, Financial Services, Insurance and Accountancy. They will also have the scope to work in General Management areas.
The BA (Hons) in Accounting and Finance can be achieved over a minimum period of 4 years

BA (Hons.) ACCOUNTING & FINANCE 

Level

Semester/Teaching

Block

Module Title (Credits)

Level 3

 

Semester/Teaching

Block 1

English Language Proficiency

- GLT3001

20 Credits Compulsory

English for Academic Purposes & Study Skills

- GLT3006

20 Credits Compulsory

Academic Skills in Practice

- GRM3000

20 credits Compulsory

Information Technology in Business

- GCO3000

20 credits Compulsory

Introduction to Quantitative Methods

– GRM3001

20 credits Compulsory

Semester/Teaching

Block 2

Management in

Contemporary

Organisations

- GHL3000

20 credits

Compulsory

Entrepreneurship

(Creativity and Innovation)

- GRM3002

20 credits  Compulsory

Personal Finance

- GAC3000

20 credits 

Compulsory

 

Level 4

Semester/Teaching

Block 1

Financial Accounting

-GAC4008

20 credits Compulsory

Business Applications

-GCO4009

10 credits Compulsory

Financial Services:

Regulations and Ethics

-GAC4003

10 credits

Compulsory

Quantitative Methods

-GEC4003

20 credits

Compulsory

Semester/Teaching

Block 2

Management Accounting

- GAC4009

20 credits

Compulsory

Personal Development Planning

- GRM4007

10 credits

Compulsory

Digital Accounting

- GAC4019

10 credits

Compulsory

Business in a Global

Context - GSP4002

20 credits

Compulsory

Level 5

Semester/Teaching

Block 1

Investment Markets & Principles

- GAC5014

20 credits Compulsory

Money, Banking and Risk

- GAC5013

20 credits Compulsory

Financial Reporting - GAC5001

20 credits

OR

Taxation GAC5007

20 credits Option

Semester/Teaching

Block 2

 

Performance Management

- GAC5010

20 credits Compulsory

Financial Management

- GAC5006

20 credits Compulsory

Research Skills 2

- GRM5010

10 credits Compulsory

Summer Experience of Work with Personal Development Planning

- GRM5031 

10 credits Compulsory 

/

Work Experience with Personal Development Planning

- GRM5032   

10 creditsCompulsory

Level 6

Semester/Teaching

Block 1

Advanced Performance Management

- GAA6000      

 20 credits Compulsory

Advanced Financial Management

- GAA6004  

20 credits Compulsory

Investment Management

- GAC6005

20 credits Compulsory

Semester/Teaching

Block 2

General Option

20 credits

General Option

20 credits

General Option

20 credits

Level 6 options: students need to choose from the list below any 3 modules of 20 credits each

  1. Strategic Management GSP6000 - 20 credit
  2. Advanced Financial Reporting-GAA6002-20 credit
  3. Audit and Corporate Governance- GAA6003- 20 credit
  4. Capital Markets and Derivatives-GAC6011-20 credit
The degree combines a wide array of technical, analytical and mathematical skills. This degree is perfect for students with deep interest in the factors affecting the economy in general and the business organisation in particular. The primary goal of the award is to produce a proactive and holistic graduate with sufficient skills and knowledge of the business aspects of economics and the functional areas of business. In addition, a study of applied microeconomics, focusing on the behaviour of firms and macroeconomics, analysing the economy as a whole, strengthens the understanding of business and lays the foundation for a managerial role.
The BA (Hons) in Business Economics and the Business Economics Diploma in Higher Education is awarded by Cardiff Metropolitan University, UK.
The award is a combination of economic and business principles focusing on macro and micro details of the economy and the international influence. It explores the various aspects of economic principles in relation to the business environment. Students are expected to gather and interpret data, construct and deconstruct models, analyse problems and propose solutions, and describe and interpret economic situations. Moreover, students will also have a glimpse of other business modules such as entrepreneurship and enterprise, finance and financial planning, business development, strategic management and investments. Furthermore, work experience with personal development planning forms part of the award structure.
After the completion of the award, there are a multitude of possible career choices for students. The transferable skills acquired on the course are highly attractive to employers, making business economics graduates highly marketable. The business orientated applied economics on this award provides a solid foundation for careers as business economists and more general business management careers.
The BA (Hons) in Business Economics can be achieved over a minimum period of 4 years.

BA (Hons) in Business Economics

 

Level

Semester/

Teaching

Block

Module Title (Credits)

 

Level 3

 

Semester/

Teaching

Block 1

English Language Proficiency

-  GLT3001

20 Credits Compulsory

English for Academic Purposes

& Study Skills

- GLT3006

20 Credits Compulsory

Academic Skills in Practice

- GRM3000

20 credits Compulsory

Information Technology

in Business

- GCO3000

20 credits Compulsory

Introduction to Quantitative Methods

- GRM3001

20 credits Compulsory

Semester/

Teaching

Block 2

Management in Contemporary Organisations

- GHL3000

20 credits Compulsory

Entrepreneurship

(Creativity and Innovation)

- GRM3002

20 credits Compulsory

Personal Finance

- GAC3000

20 credits Compulsory

 

Level 4

 

 

Semester/

Teaching

Block 1

Introductory Microeconomics 

- GEC4001

20 credits Compulsory

Finance for Managers

- GAC4010

20 credits Compulsory

Gulf Regional Legal

Environment of Business

- GHL4010

20 credits Compulsory

Semester/ Teaching

Block 2

Introductory Macroeconomics

- GEC4002

20 credits Compulsory

Quantitative Methods

- GEC4003

20 credits Compulsory

Entrepreneurship

and Enterprise

- GRM4003

20 credits

Compulsory

 

 

Level 5

Semester/

Teaching

Block 1

Intermediate Microeconomics

- GEC5003

20 credits Compulsory

Financial Planning for Business

- GAC5011

10 credits Compulsory

Quantitative Methods II

- GEC5005

20 credits Compulsory

Research Skills for Economists

- GEC5015

10 credits Compulsory

Semester/

Teaching

Block 2

 

Intermediate

Macroeconomics

- GEC5004

20 credits Compulsory

Summer Experience of Work with Personal Development Planning

- GRM5031

10 credits Compulsory

/

Work Experience with Personal Development Planning

- GRM5032

10 credits Compulsory

Developing a Business

- GLT5006

10 credits Compulsory

Money, Banking and Risk

- GAC5013

20 credits 

OR

Investment Markets and Principles

- GAC5014

20 credits

 

Level 6

 

Semester/

Teaching

Block 1

Applied Microeconomics

- GEC6003

20 credits Compulsory

Strategic Management

- GSP6000

20 credits  Compulsory

Applied Macroeconomics

- GEC6004

20 credits Compulsory

Semester/

Teaching

Block 2

Intermediate Applied Econometrics

- GEC6018

10 credits Compulsory

Dissertation

- GEC6017

30 credits Compulsory

Investment Management

- GAC6005

20 credits

 OR

Public Policy Economics

- GEC6014

20 credits

 

This degree combines the study of business in general and business management in particular. Students who aim to be enterprise managers or entrepreneurs are into this degree. This broad business degree helps students achieve the managerial skills as well as theories of business and management. The programme structure is designed to give students choices on which pathways they will pursue – law or human resource management. Moreover, it gives students additional knowledge of other aspects of business and management such as information technology, finance, marketing, internationalisation, among others.
The BA (Hons) in Business and Management Studies and the Business and Management Studies Diploma in Higher Education is awarded by Cardiff Metropolitan University, UK.
The award is general in concept and structure until Level 5 Semester 1. The students will choose their pathway to either Law or Human Resource Management at the beginning of Level 5 Semester 2. The law pathway equips the students with the legal framework of business management. It also gives a foundation for international aspects of law. On the other hand, human resource management trains the students to be adept with human relations, HR strategy and people resourcing and management. It keeps the students informed of the current issues and trends in managing workforce diversity.
After the completion of the award, there are a multitude of possible career choices for students leading to enterprise managers, entrepreneurs, and general business management careers. The specific pathway to law gives students better chances to work in a legal department. Additionally, the human resource management pathway leads students to be HR managers, specialist, and training and development specialist.
The BA (Hons) in Business and Management Studies can be achieved over a minimum period of 4 years.

BA (Hons.) in Business and Management Studies

 

Level

Semester/Teaching

Block

Module Title (Credits)

Level 3

 

Semester/Teaching

Block 1

 

English Language Proficiency

- GLT3001

20 Credits Compulsory

 

English for Academic Purposes & Study Skills

- GLT3006

20 Credits Compulsory

Academic Skills in Practice

- GRM3000

20 credits Compulsory

Information Technology in Business

- GCO3000

20 credits Compulsory

Introduction to Quantitative Methods

– GRM3001

20 credits Compulsory

Semester/

Teaching

Block 2

Management in Contemporary Organisations

- GHL3000

 20 credits Compulsory

Entrepreneurship (Creativity

and Innovation)

- GRM3002

20 credits Compulsory

Personal Finance

- GAC3000

20 credits

Compulsory

 

Level 4

Semester/

Teaching

Block 1

Gulf Regional Legal

Environment of Business

- GHL4010

 20 credits Compulsory

Finance for Managers

- GAC4010

20 credits Compulsory

Managing People

and Organisations

- GHL4007

20 credits Compulsory

Semester/

Teaching

Block 2

Business in a Global Context

- GSP4002

20 credits Compulsory 

Introduction to Marketing

- GSP4064

20 Credits Compulsory

Introduction to Information Systems

- GCO4008

10 credits Compulsory

Personal Development Planning

- GRM4007

10 credits Compulsory

Level 5

Semester/

Teaching

Block 1

Business Operations and Improvement

- GSP5068

20 credits Compulsory

Business in Action

- GSP5071

20 credits Compulsory

Contemporary Issues in International

Political Economy

- GSP5003

20 credits Compulsory

Semester/

Teaching

Block 2

Research Methods For Business - GRM5035

10 credits Compulsory

Summer Experience of Work with Personal Development Planning

- GRM5031   

10 credits Compulsory

 /     

Work Experience with Personal Development Planning

- BRM5032

 10 credits Compulsory

Human Resource Management In Context

- GHL5000  20 credits 

OR

Employment Relations 

- GHL5018  

20 credits

Business Obligations

-GHL5006  

20 credits  

OR   

Consumer Law

- GHL5020

20 credits

Level 6

Semester/

Teaching

Block 1

Leadership and Change Management

- GSP6064

20 credits Compulsory

Strategic Management

- GSP6000

20 credits Compulsory

Contemporary and International Issues in Business Ethics

- GHL6016

20 credits  

OR       

 HR Strategy & Professional Practice

- GHL6015

20 credits

Semester/

Teaching

Block 2

General Option

20 credits

General Option

20 credits

General Option

20 credits

 

Level 6 options: students need to choose any 3 modules of 60 credits at Level 6

  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship -GSP6032-20 credits
  • People Resourcing and Development -GHL6017-20credits
  • Business Structures and Regulations -GHL6006-20 credits
  • Legal Framework of Employment-GHL6008-20 credits

 

The current business environment is strongly orientated towards well-trained and effective marketing personnel. The BA (Hons) Marketing Management award arose as a result of the demand from employers for graduates with practical marketing skills underpinned by an understanding of the wider business framework, whether in the context of commercial, industrial, professional or sector organisations. The course is designed to equip the graduates with the skills and knowledge to give them a head start in their career in marketing.
The BA (Hons) in Marketing Management and the Marketing Management Diploma in Higher Education is awarded by Cardiff Metropolitan University, UK.
On successful completion of the first year, a student should have the knowledge and understanding of Management theories, styles and tools applied to the business world, cognitive skills, practical and professional and transferable skills. In the second year of the award, students will study the wider business and legal environment, the role of marketing within that environment and how various aspects of an organisation come together to serve the market. In the third year, the emphasis starts to shift towards more specialist study of marketing and how marketing specialists add value to the organisation through the understanding of customers. The fourth year of the award is highly focused on marketing, covering key areas such as Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Contemporary Issues in Marketing, Strategic Management, International and Global Marketing and Strategic Brand Management and Effective Advertising. In addition, as the student progresses through the course, they will acquire a range of business and marketing-specific skills that employers value, supported by a balanced mix of teaching methods and a variety of assessment approaches. In the second year of the award, students will study the wider business and legal environment, the role of marketing within that environment and how various aspects of an organisation come together to serve the market. In the third year, the emphasis starts to shift towards more specialist study of marketing and how marketing specialists add value to the organisation through the understanding of customers. The fourth year of the award is highly focused on marketing, covering key areas such as Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Contemporary Issues in Marketing, Strategic Management, International and Global Marketing and Strategic Brand Management and Effective Advertising. In addition, as the student progresses through the course, they will acquire a range of business and marketing-specific skills that employers value, supported by a balanced mix of teaching methods and a variety of assessment approaches.
Graduates in Marketing Management will have the skills and knowledge to start a career in the following areas: sales, advertising, public relations, brand management, retailing, and general management.
The BA (Hons) in Marketing Management can be achieved over a minimum period of 4 years.

BA (HONS) in Marketing Management

Level

Semester/ Teaching Block

Module Title (Credits)

Level 3

Semester/ Teaching

Block 1

English Language Proficiency

- GLT3001

20 Credits Compulsory

English for Academic Purposes & Study Skills

- GLT3006

20 Credits Compulsory

Academic Skills in Practice

- GRM3000

20 credits Compulsory

Information Technology in Business

- GCO3000

20 credits Compulsory

Introduction to Quantitative Methods

- GRM3001

20 credits Compulsory

Semester/ Teaching

Block 2

Management in Contemporary Organisations

- GHL3000 

20 credits Compulsory

Entrepreneurship (Creativity and Innovation)

- GRM3002 20 credits Compulsory

Personal Finance

- GAC3000

20 credits Compulsory

Level 4

Semester/ Teaching

Block 1

Managing People

and Organisations

- GHL4007

20 credits Compulsory

Finance for Managers

- GAC4010   

20 credits Compulsory

Gulf Regional Legal Environment of Business

- GHL4010 

  20 credits Compulsory

Semester/ Teaching

Block 2

Business in a Global context

- GSP4002   

20 credits Compulsory

Personal Development Planning

- GRM4007 

10 credits Compulsory

Marketing Research

- GSP4065     

10 credits Compulsory

Introduction to Marketing

- GSP4064  

 20 credits Compulsory

Level 5

 

Semester/ Teaching

Block 1

Managing Marketing Performance

- GSP5016

20 credits Compulsory

Marketing in Practice

- GSP5018

10 credits Compulsory

Research Methods For Business

- GRM5035

10 credits Compulsory

Digital and E-Marketing

- GSP5064

10 credits Optional

Sports Marketing and Sponsorship

- GSP5020

10 credits Optional

Business Operations and Improvement

- GSP5068

20 credits Optional

Semester/ Teaching

Block 2

Integrated Marketing Communications

- GSP5062

20 credits Compulsory

Summer Experience of Work with Personal Development Planning

- GRM5031   

10 credits Compulsory 

/   

 Work Experience with Personal Development Planning

- GRM5032

10 credits Compulsory

Consumers, Culture and Commerce

- GSP5017

20 credits Compulsory

Creativity and Innovation Management

- GSP5015 

  10 credits 

OR 

 Events Marketing

- GSP5019    

10 credits

Level 6

Semester/ Teaching

Block 1

Strategic Brand Management and Effective Advertising

- GSP6030 

20 credits Compulsory

International and Global Marketing

- GSP6004 

20 credits Compulsory

Contemporary Issues in Marketing

- GSP6062

20 credits Compulsory

Semester/ Teaching

Block 2

General Option

General Option

General Option

 

Level 6 options: students need to choose 60 credits at Level 6 Block 2

  • Dissertation-GRM6003-40 credits
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship- GSP6032-20 credits 
  • Contemporary and International Issues in Business Ethics- GHL6016-20 credits
  • Strategic Management- GSP6000-20 credits

 

The BSc (Hons) Business Information Systems programme is designed to develop your knowledge and expertise in the analysis, development and application of socio-technical systems and the importance of information technology and computing in society. It provides a deep understanding of the underpinning theoretical foundations of information, technology and systems applied to modern business environments. You will also bis exposed to the state-of-the art theories, technologies and research that will shape and transform society over the next decade. At a higher level, this programme will prepare you for graduate work by showcasing the impact and importance of information systems to the global digital economy.
The BSc (Hons) in Business Information Systems is awarded by Cardiff Metropolitan University.
The BSc (Hons) in Business Information Systems programme is comprised of a number of core modules, with a range of options in the second and final year to develop your specific interests and expertise. Please refer below for the programme structure/ study plan with the details of the core and optional modules.
The graduates of this programme could have opportunities in organisations where there are positions such as Business Analyst, Database Administrator, Application Analyst, IT Consultant, Data Analyst, Systems Analyst, Project Management Consultant etc.
The BSc (Hons) in Business Information Systems can be achieved over a minimum period of 4 years.

BSc (Hons) Business Information Systems

Level 3

Semester/Teaching

Block 1

GLT3001

English Language Proficiency

(20 credit) Compulsory

GLT3006

English for Academic

Purposes & Study Skills

(20 credit) Compulsory

GRM3000

Academic Skills in Practice

(20 credit) Compulsory

GCO3000

Information Technology in Business 

(20 credit) Compulsory

GRM3001

Introduction to Quantitative Methods

(20 credit) Compulsory

Semester/Teaching

Block 2

GHL3000

Management in Contemporary Organisations 

(20 credit ) Compulsory

GRM3002

Entrepreneurship (Creativity and Innovation) 

(20 credit) Compulsory

GAC3000

Personal Finance 

(20 credit) Compulsory

Level 4

Semester/

Teaching

Block 1

GIS4000

Computational Thinking

(20 credit) Compulsory

GIS4001

Computing & Society

(20 credit) Compulsory

GIS4004

Building for the Web

(20 credit) Compulsory

Semester/Teaching

Block 2

GSP4002

Business in a

Global Context 

(20 credit) Compulsory

GIS4005

Developing Quality

Software & Systems I

(20 credit) Compulsory

GIS4006

Fundamentals of

Information Systems

(20 credit) Compulsory

Level 5

Semester/Teaching

Block 1

GIS5005

Developing Quality Software & Systems II

(20 credit ) Compulsory

GIS5008

Digital Business

 (20 credit) Compulsory

GIS5001

Systems Analysis & Design

(20 credit) Compulsory

Semester/Teaching

Block 2

GIS5000

Research Methods for Computing & IS

(10 credit) Compulsory

GRM5031

Summer Experience of Work with Personal Development Planning

(10 credit) Compulsory

GIS5007

Law & Digital Security

(20 credit)  Compulsory

GIS5009

Multimedia & Interaction

(20 credit) Optional

GSP5017

Consumers, Cultures and Commerce

(20 credit) Optional

Level 6

Semester/Teaching

Block 1

GIS6000

Business Information Systems Dissertation Project

(40 credit) Compulsory

GIS6011

Information Systems Project Management

(20 credit) Compulsory

GIS6004

Professional & Ethical Issues in IT 

(20 credit) Compulsory

Semester/Teaching 

Block 2

GIS6008

Analytics & Business Intelligence

(20 credit) Compulsory

General Option (20 credit)

 

Level 6 options: students need to choose from the list below any 1 module of 20 credits

  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship -GSP6032-20 credit
  • Leadership and Change Management GSP6064- 20 credit
  • Strategic Management - GSP6000-20 credit
  • Teaching of Computing- GIS6010-20credit
  • Advanced Multimedia- GIS6009-20 credit
  • Cyber Security- GIS6006-20 credit

 

A key element of the Computing Sciences programme is the degree of choice offered to students. As students move through the degree, they increasingly take responsibility for their own learning, deciding which topics to study (from an approved list of computing specialisms) and selecting modules to support their area of interest. This requires students to be actively involved in deciding on their path through the degree and to make decisions about their post-graduation career.
The BSc (Hons) in Computing Science is awarded by Staffordshire University
The Computing Science award combines a solid grounding in computing fundamentals with flexibility and choice. Almost half your course of study is chosen by you. At each level you study core modules to give you an understanding of computing concepts and skills in core technologies and at each level you chose the rest of your modules, allowing you to develop skills and knowledge in the branches of computing that you wish to study. The distinctive element of this programme is that you can create your own study route, tailoring your choice of option modules to your own interest and abilities. This ensures a good fit between you and your programme of study and allows you to select modules which will support your chosen career.
Bachelor degree holders of this programme will be qualified to pursue a career in the IT department of most companies, software houses and manufacturers as software and application professionals or consultants.
The BSc (Hons) in Computing Science can be achieved over a minimum period of 4 years.

BSC (HONS) COMPUTING SCIENCE

LEVEL 3

Block 1

 

ELT3001

English Language Proficiency

(15 Credit)

ELT3006

English for Academic purposes and Study Skills

(15 Credit)

COIS30887

Introduction to Professional and Academic Skills

(30 Credit)

COSE30573

Introduction to Software Development and Computer Systems

(30 Credit)

COIS31041

Introduction to Web and Database Technologies

(30 Credit)

 

COIS31042

Mathematics for Computing

(15 Credit)

 

Block 2

COIS31043

Entrepreneurship (Creativity and Innovation)

(15 Credit)

 

LEVEL 4

Block 1

 

COSE40577

Introduction to Software Development

(30 Credit )

 

COCS40691

Fundamentals of Computing & Mathematics

(30 Credit)

COIS41165

Structured Systems Analysis and Design

(OR)

COSE40672

Application Modelling

(30 Credit)

 

COIS41020

Business Information Systems in Organisations

(15 Credit)

Block 2

COIS40890

Dynamic Data Interchange

(15 Credit)

 

LEVEL 5

Block 1

 

 

COIS51045

Enterprise Application Development

(30 Credit)

 

 

COIS51030

Professional Computing

(30 Credit)

COSE50586

Web & Mobile Application Development

(OR)

COSE50637

Engineering Software Applications

(30 Credit)

COWB50343

Digital Media and The Web

(15 Credit)

Block 2

COCS50710

Programming Techniques with LabVIEW

(15 Credit)

 

LEVEL 6

Block 1

COIS61028

Final Year Project

(45 Credit)

COIS61029

Emerging Technologies and Concepts

(15 Credit)

COIS61027

Information Systems Strategy

(OR)

COCS60668

Real Time and Safety Critical Systems

(30 Credit)

COIS60918

Enterprise Data

(OR)

COCS60664

Interfacing and Distributed Computing Techniques

(30 Credit)

Block 2

 

 

Information and the management of IT play an increasingly important role in society today. This programme recognises the need for people and technology to work in harmony so it introduces the students to the psychology of systems, information processing and business and management processes. Students are also provided with a sound knowledge of systems analysis and design methods, database management systems and commercial applications. Throughout the course, there is an emphasis on how information is developed, controlled, deliv¬ered and used in commercial and business environments.
The BSc (Hons) in Information Systems is awarded by Staffordshire University
This programme concentrates on alternative information systems strategies and techniques.
Bachelor degree holders of this programme will be qualified to pursue a career in the IT department of most companies, software houses and manufacturers as software and application professionals or consultants.
The BSc (Hons) in Information Systems can be achieved over a minimum period of 4 years.

BSC (HONS) INFORMATION SYSTEMS

LEVEL 3

Block 1

 

ELT3001

English Language Proficiency

(15 Credit)

 ELT3006

English for Academic purposes and Study Skills 

(15 Credit)

COIS30887

Introduction to Professional and Academic Skills

(30 Credit)

COSE30573

Introduction to Software Development and Computer Systems

 (30 Credit)

COIS31041

Introduction to Web and Database Technologies

 (30 Credit)

 

COIS31042

Mathematics for Computing

 (15 Credit)

Block 2

COIS31043

Entrepreneurship (Creativity and Innovation)

 (15 Credit)

 

LEVEL 4

Block 1

COCS40691

Fundamentals of Computing and Maths

(30 Credit)

COSE40671

Software Development

(15 Credit)

COIS41163

Business Information Systems in Organisations

(30 Credit)

COWB40364

Digital Application Development

(30 Credit)

Block 2

COIS40899

Social Media For Business

(15 Credit)

 

LEVEL 5

Block 1

COIS51045

Enterprise Application Development

(30 Credit)

COIS51030

Professional Computing

(30 Credit)

 

COIS51031

E-Business Management

(30 Credit)

Option

(30 Credit)

Block 2

 

LEVEL 6

Block 1

 

 

COIS61028

Final Year Project

(45 Credit)

Option

(15 Credit)

COIS60918

Enterprise Data

(30 Credit)

COIS61018

Practical Collaboration with Cloud Technologies

(30 Credit)

Block 2

 

 

L5 Options: Choose any one

L6 Options: Choose any one

COWB50348 Visual Web Design

COIS61188 Information Systems Engineering In Industry

COCS50694 Networking Fundamentals

COIS61187 Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining

COIS50950 Strategic Information Systems Management

COIS60779 Knowledge Management in Organisations

COIS61080 Entrepreneurship

 

Flexibility, mobility and ease of use and access are the trademarks of the current wave of developments in com­puting. This course offers a firm grounding in the principles of computing coupled with a distinctive emphasis on mobile and portable technology. Essential software, information and computer systems skills are acquired by every graduate through a common modular core. The mobile computing world places emphasis on thin client computing, as it is necessary for the interaction of computationally powerful devices with less capable hand-held and portable equipment. This is built into the course through several Internets related modules.
The BSc (Hons) in Mobile Computing and the Mobile Computing Diploma in Higher Education is awarded by Staffordshire University, UK.
The studies will embrace modern software design methods, databases, commercial applications and the tech¬niques for the specification and build of complex systems utilising the full range of communications technolo¬gies. Students will be introduced to the underpinning technologies for communications, as well as the current and future standards for mobile computing and to the design and implementation issues of mobile, portable and worn information systems. The course will offer the necessary combination of skills to develop and man¬age the use of mobile computing in the practical business environment.
Bachelor degree holders of this programme will possess a greater understanding of software engineering and information systems development in the mixed scale information delivery and thin client con¬texts, coupled with an applicable practical knowledge of mobile and portable computing systems hardware and software.
The BSc (Hons) in Mobile Computing can be achieved over a minimum period of 4 years.

BSc (Hons.) in Mobile Computing

LEVEL 3

Block 1

 

ELT3001

English Language Proficiency

(15 Credit)

 ELT3006

English for Academic purposes and Study Skills  (15 Credit)

COIS30887

Introduction to Professional and Academic Skills

(30 Credit)

COSE30573

Introduction to Software Development and Computer Systems

 (30 Credit)

COIS31041

Introduction to Web and Database Technologies

 (30 Credit)

 

COIS31042

Mathematics for Computing

 (15 Credit)

Block 2

COIS31043

Entrepreneurship (Creativity and Innovation)

 (15 Credit)

 

LEVEL 4

Block 1

COSE40577

Introduction to Software Development

(30  Credit )

 

COCS40691

Fundamentals of Computing & Mathematics

(30  Credit )

COSE40672

Application Modelling

(30  Credit )

 

COCS40683

Fundamentals of Computer Networks

(30  Credit )

Block 2

 

LEVEL 5

Block 1

COIS51045

Enterprise Application Development

(30 Credit)

COIS51030

Professional Computing

(30 Credit)

 

COSE50586

 Web & Mobile Application Development

(30 Credit)

COCS50675

Mobile Computing & Wireless

(30 Credit)

Block 2

 

LEVEL 6

Block 1

COIS61028

       Final Year Project

(45 Credit)

COIS61029

Emerging Technologies and Concepts

(15  Credit )

COSE60590

Engineering Enterprise Applications

(30  Credit )

 

COSE60594

Mobile Application Development

(30  Credit )

 

 

Block 2

 

 

 

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
  • 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.

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

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

40 credits

Total Credits

180

 

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.

 

S.No.

Requirements

  1.  

Recognised Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent with a minimum of 2:2 (Lower Second Class) classification or its equivalent.

  1.  

General Education Diploma Certificate or equivalent endorsed by the Ministry of Education of the Sultanate of Oman.

  1.  

Minimum 5 years of relevant management work experience (for part-time) which should be till the current period.

  1.  

Two Letters of Recommendation

  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.  

If the applicant has not undertaken his/her previous qualifying programme in English then

the following is required - IELTS score which should be no lower than 6.0, with no sub score being lower than 6.0. For TOEFL,

applicants need to have a minimum overall score of 80, which should be comprised of a minimum score of 20 in speaking,

18 in reading and 17 in writing and listening.

If the applicant had undertaken his/her previous qualifying programme in English

then he/she needs to provide a letter from the previous higher education institution stating that all his/her studies

and assessments were in English.

  1.  

Detailed Curriculum Vitae (C.V.).

  1.  

Copy of Government Identification Card (I.D. Card)

  1.  

Copy of Passport

  1.  

Four Passport Size Photographs

 

S.No.

Requirements

  1.  

Recognised Diploma as required.

  1.  

General Education Diploma Certificate or equivalent endorsed by the Ministry

of Education of the Sultanate of Oman.

  1.  

Minimum 6 years of relevant management work experience which should be till the current period.

  1.  

At least 3 Training Course certificates.

  1.  

No Objection Letter from the Current Employer to study the MBA Programme at Gulf College

  1.  

Two Letters of Recommendation

  1.  

Personal Statement in Support of Application - A one page motivation letter written by the applicant on

why he/she wants to enrol on the MBA Programme.

  1.  

If the applicant has not undertaken his/her previous qualifying programme in English then the

following is required - IELTS score which should be no lower than 6.0,

with no sub score being lower than 6.0. For TOEFL, applicants need to have a minimum

overall score of 80, which should be comprised of a minimum score of 20 in speaking, 18 in reading and 17 in writing and listening.

If the applicant had undertaken his/her previous qualifying programme in English then he/she needs to provide a letter from the previous higher education institution stating that all his/her studies and assessments were in English.

  1.  

Detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV).

  1.  

Copy of Government Identification Card (ID Card)

  1.  

Copy of Passport

  1.  

Four Passport Size Photographs

Source: Some information are extracted from Partner University materials

Fee Category

When to Pay Amount in Rial Omani (R.O.)
Registration Fee Prior to receiving the Offer Letter to study the MBA Programme R.O. 200
(Rial Omani Two Hundred Only)

 

 

S.No. Fee Category When to Pay Amount in
Rial Omani (R.O.)

1.

Tuition Fee Prior to commencement of the 1stModule R.O.750

2.

Tuition Fee Prior to commencement of the 2ndModule R.O.800
3. Tuition Fee

Prior to commencement of the 3rd Module

R.O.800
4. Tuition Fee

Prior to commencement of the 4th Module

R.O.800
5. Tuition Fee

Prior to commencement of the 5th Module

R.O.800
6. Tuition Fee

Prior to commencement of the 6th Module

R.O.800
7. Tuition Fee

Prior to commencement of the 7th Module

R.O.800
8. Tuition Fee

Prior to the commencement of Dissertation Work

R.O.1250

Total Tuition Fee

R.O. 6800
(Rial Omani Six Thousand and Eight Hundred Only)

 

CIMA (Chartered Institute for Management Accountants) is the world’s leading and largest professional body of management accountants. Its unique blend of management accounting, financial accounting and business-focused subjects produces competent and confident CGMAs who can lead their organisations to sustainable success. Anyone can study the CIMA qualification, whether they’re new to finance and business or an experienced professional.

Build your financial knowledge and gain new skills like financial analysis, project management, negotiation and leadership by studying with CIMA at Gulf College Training Unit. Special courses designed for Graduate, Entrepreneurs and employees in Finance and Accounting positions. The skills and experience you’ll gain through this programme can help you climb the corporate ladder faster, so why wait? Register now and be on your way to becoming a CGMA designation holder with the world’s largest body of Management Accountants
  • CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting
  • CIMA Diploma in Management Accounting
  • CIMA Certificate Advanced Diploma in Management Accounting

R.O.165/- per module

Price includes:

  • 8-9 hours of teaching through workshop.
  • Sit in the comfort of a well-equipped and a fully functional class-room and obtain 20-21 hours of webex coaching from CIMA trainers around the world.
  • Free on-line tuition revision sessions and study material.
  • In-depth discussion on exam case study, industry analysis, company analysis and examination writing skills.
  • Access to Gulf College mentoring service.
  • CIMA exams will be conducted at GC Pearson Test Centre. Exam fees are exclusive.

Financial Accountants

Prepare reports generally based on past performance; in line with reporting requirement

Vs

CGMA’s

Collate information such as revenue, cash flow and outstanding debts to produce timely trend reports and statistics to inform management of important day-to-day business decisions.

 

Financial Accountants

Produce the required financial information for use by other functions within the business, for example department managers.

Vs

CGMA’s

Combine financial information with non-financial information data to paint a complete picture of the business. They use this to drive business success.

  • Employers globally prefer CIMA
  • Global job opportunity
  • Having CGMA designation brings global recognition to your skills and expertise
  • Access to CGMA tools, webinars, reports and research to keep you at the forefront of your profession
  • Get connected to a community of like-minded peers with whom you can share best practices
  • Contact CIMA office to learn about your exemptions and eligibility.

Dr. Ines Masmoudi

Tel : 2446 86 66

Ext. : 286

Email: cimacourses@gulfcollege.edu.om

Telephone : 00968 24468666, Fax : 00968 24468600 Email : enquiry@gulfcollege.edu.om

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