Available courses

This course investigates the relationship between the field of applied linguistics and the language communication process in and outside the classroom. It views linguistics in terms of real world applications and from the perspective of teaching practitioners in analysis and explanation of their developmental errors, learning strategies and communication medium in texts and conversational interaction.



This course aims at building on the skills and strategies introduced in courses ENGL 152 and ENGL 153. Specifically, the course provides students with realistic opportunities for extended communication and more advanced presentation and public speaking skills in various academic and social contexts.


Dr. Mohamad Yahya Abdullah 


The course helps students to improve their academic skills and practice in using English as a language of instruction. Students can improve their self study habits and practice effective time management, study and organization skills. The purpose is to help students utilize these skills in order to enhance success in other courses and workplace. Therefore, the course deals with topics such as using an English dictionary, improving reading efficiency, writing skills, writing a research paper ,giving a presentation , using a library, and preparing for examinations.

This course provides both descriptive and inferential statistical methods in a clear, concise and accurate manner. Dealing with the difficulty in analyzing many phenomena, related with business, economic, and banking. Studying the basic concepts of statistics which includes measure the central tendencies, normal distributions, counting techniques. In addition, understand the essential concept of probability of an event occurring to help make decisions in situations of uncertainty. Recognize the relationship between variables in terms of co-efficeint of correlation. Moreover, carry out hypothesis tests for a variety of statistical problems.

This course provides both descriptive and inferential statistical methods in a clear, concise and accurate manner. Dealing with the difficulty in analyzing many phenomena, related with business, economic, and banking. Studying the basic concepts of statistics which includes measure the central tendencies, normal distributions, counting techniques. In addition, understand the essential concept of probability of an event occurring to help make decisions in situations of uncertainty. Recognize the relationship between variables in terms of co-efficient of correlation. Moreover, carry out hypothesis tests for a variety of statistical problems.

The objective of this course is to highlight international marketing conditions and constant changes. Topics include:  foreign market research ,trade promotion, cultural , political, legal , and economic environments , product and service adaptability and multinational competition.

 


Consumer Behaviour has become an important focus of marketing activity as markets operate to serve the desires of increasingly fragmented niche markets. This course will examine the development of consumer behaviour in the marketplace from different disciplinary perspectives spanning the social sciences. Theoretical insights from these perspectives will be used to critically evaluate current aspects of consumer culture such as the role of brands in consumers’ lives, the uses and consequences of advertising campaigns, the formation of late-modern personalities and marketplace communities.



The emphasis of this course is to provide students with knowledge of marketing management aspects for choosing target markets for creating value and satisfaction for customers. Marketing management seeks to meet organizational objectives by effectively satisfying customers in a dynamic environment. This course provides an overview of marketing processes, product development, pricing and distribution strategies, and provides students with the opportunity to apply the key concepts to practical business situations.

The course focuses on providing knowledge of International Business Management basics notions and concepts and the identification of different factors affecting these business organizations and their performance. 

The learners will understand the different types of strategies adopted by the international business organization and a specific attention to the regional strategies. 

Emphasis is on learning how to evaluate markets and opportunities, understand the world of international business and the economic blocs such as NAFTA, ASEAN, EU and the GCC. Also the impact of WTO and GATT and the World Bank on the economic growth is emphasized.



This course provides the opportunity to develop professional HR skills through the examination and application of learning theories and HRD frameworks to individual, group and organizational development needs and challenges. Content includes managing diversity, employee separation, compensation, development of employee relations and managing discipline in an organization, the HRD professional role, application to organizational cases and current issues.

This course explains the principles of risk management. The course provides the foundation of risk management application in terms of defining risk and uncertainty, explaining the objectives and goals of risk management. 

Analysis of the methods and procedures of dealing with risk in the firm, including the theoretical basis of insurance and self-insurance mechanisms. Consideration of the commercial insurance industry, its structure and regulation. 

Moreover, this course enables the students to understand the risk management process in general.


This course builds on the previous Money and Banking course and aims to link the concepts and principles of bank management to the actual Omani banking practices. The course focuses on operations, regulations, and risk structure of the commercial banks and other financial institutions. Topics covered are: financial analysis of the banks and other financial institutions, managing deposit and non-deposit accounts, investment management, capital adequacy, credit management, risk management, and liquidity and reserves management. The focus will be on Omani context.

his course provides the students knowledge about the evolution of money, functions of money in the economy and the role of commercial banks in the development of a country. Topics covered include demand and supply money. Emphasis is placed on banking, monetary policy, central banks and its functions, money creation and the role of central bank in this regard. The monetary system in Oman is covered throughout chapters.

  • This course is designed to examine
      • Labor markets, focusing on the determination of labor demand and labor supply and the resulting equilibrium wages and employment levels. 
      • The effect of job characteristics and investments in human capital, such as education, on wages. 
      • The impact of different compensation schemes on productivity, labor market discrimination based on gender and race, and unemployment will also.

This course will study these issues both theoretically and empirically. The course will stress applying economic theory to important policy issues such as minimum wage laws, human resources policies, welfare policies, occupational health and safety standards, immigration laws, and anti-discrimination policies.


In this course, we will study the way individual economic units – firms, consumers, managers, etc. – should make their decisions. To address this question, we have to be more precise about the objectives of individual economic units: what do they seek to achieve, and what are their aims? We also have to be exact about the context in which the economic units operate: what variables are under their control? And what constraints do they face?

 

 لقد أضحت المعرفة ثروة دائمة الأثر والتطوير ,ثروة لا ينضب معينها ما دام العقل البشري قادر ا على الابداع   والخلق , والابتكار والتطوير ,وهذا بدوره جعل منها عاملاً حاسماً في تفصيل وبناء اقتصاديات الدول لما تضيفه من   قيم للمنتجات الاقتصادية التي تخضع للمسات الابداعية والمعرفية التطويرية , ومن ثم تتوقف هذه الثروة علي   قدرة العقول علي ابتكارها وتطويرها , وعلي تجديدها وتحسينها واستثمارها وهو ما ادي الي ظهور ما يعرف   بالاقتصاد المعرفي , والذي يعتمد علي المعرفة والمعلومات بصورة اساسية وتامة , كدينامو محرك للنمو ا     لاقتصادي.

  يكمن الهدف من مقرر Knowledge Economy في توضيح كيفية استخدام المعرفة والمعلومات والوسائط   المعلوماتية فعملية النمو والتطور الاقتصادي من خلال تغذية العقول البشرية وحثها علي استغلال هذه الثروة     والثورة المعلوماتية من أجل مستقبل اقتصادي انساني أفضل. اي بمعني ان الغرض من الاقتصاد المعرفي هو     استخدام عالم المعلومات والمعرفة وادواتها للمساعدة في حل المشاكل الاقتصادية والادارية وتحسين مستوى     معيشة الفرد والنهوض باقتصاد الدول بوجه عام.

    

Accounting applications utilizing microcomputer capabilities. Includes a review of accounting systems used with various microcomputer software; integration of record keeping functions (accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll, depreciation) through the general ledger, practice in use of commercial accounting software. Lab time on microcomputers will be available to students

This course is designed to highlight the staffing models and strategies. Focus will be placed on recruitment, selection and retention processes, analyzing jobs and human resource planning, how to attract applicants to apply for positions and what steps are necessary to increase the effectiveness of your selection. The course will emphasize on understanding of the laws, regulations and labor market.


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