AS Business Administration


The Associate Degree in Business Administration is a comprehensive program designed to provide students with a solid foundation in business principles and skills.

This program equips students with the knowledge and competencies necessary to pursue entry-level positions in the field of business or continue their education at the bachelor's level.

The curriculum of the program combines core courses in business administration with specialized courses in areas such as accounting, marketing, management, finance, and business communication. 

Students will gain a broad understanding of the key components of business and develop practical skills that are relevant to various business functions.

Emphasis Area:

  1. Business Administration
  2. Accounting
  3. Economics and Banking
  4. Management
  5. Management Information Systems
  6. Marketing
Admission Criteria
  • A recognized general education diploma or its equivalent
  • Students joining MCBS must go through an English placement test to determine the appropriate English level
  • Students presenting a valid score of 5-5.5 in IELTS or 65-79 in internet based TOEFL (iBT) are exempted from the English program
  • Students will need to go through Mathematics and IT placements tests to determine their levels of proficiency in these subjects as they are part of the GFP or possible exemption
  • Mathematics placements tests will determine whether Basic Mathematics (MATH 10) and Pure Mathematics (MATH 21) can be exempted, or students will be given both or one of them
  • IT placement test will determine whether students will require to take the Information Technology foundation course (COSC 10)
Program Structure

Duration: Associate degree requires about 4 semesters or 2 years.

Program delivery: 12-15 credits per normal semester and 6 credits per summer semester

Internship: Placement on a 6-weeks internship

Courses: Apart from courses closely related to the program, students take general education courses.

Core Courses24
Communication skills09
Social Sciences12
Mathematics and Computer Science09
Natural Sciences03
Non-Business Electives03

Core Courses - Business Administration (24 Credits)

Course CodeCourse NameCredits
ACT 140Fundamentals of Financial Accounting3
ACT 145Managerial Accounting3
BUS 101Introduction to Business3
BUS 156Legal Environment of Business3
FIN 204Financial Management3
MAN 210Management and Organizational Behavior3
MAR 206Basic Marketing3
MIS 224Managerial Applications of Object-Oriented Programming I3

Core Courses - Accounting (06 Credits)

Course CodeCourse NameCredits
ACT 340AFinancial Accounting and Reporting I3
ACT 344Computer Applications in Accounting3
ACT 345Cost Accounting3

Core Courses - Economics and Banking (06 Credits)

Course CodeCourse NameCredits
BNK 301Corporate Banking3
ECON 200Oman and AGCC Economy3

Core Courses - Management (06 Credits)

Course CodeCourse NameCredits
MAN 309Human Resource Management3
MAN 311Advanced Management and Organizational Behavior3
MAN 392Entrepreneurship/Small Business Management3

Core Courses - Marketing (06 Credits)

Course CodeCourse NameCredits
MAR 270Management of Promotion3
MAR 275Marketing Research3
MAR 301Consumer Behavior3
MAR 315Marketing Management3

Core Courses - Management Information Systems (06 Credits)

Course CodeCourse NameCredits
MIS 312Information Systems Security3
ISEC 2340Principles of Information Security3
MIS 110Introduction to Management Information Systems3
MIS 215Information System Analysis3
MIS 225Managerial Applications of Object –Oriented Programming II3
MIS 280Electronic Business Strategy3
MIS 285Project Management & Practice3

Career Opportunities

Graduates of the Associate Degree in Business Administration are well-prepared for entry-level positions in various business-related roles.

They may pursue careers such as:

  1. Administrative Assistant
  2. Customer Service Representative
  3. Sales Associate
  4. Office Manager
  5. Marketing Coordinator
  6. Assistant Manager
  7. Accounting Assistant
  8. Human Resources Assistant
  9. Financial Analyst
  10. Entrepreneur

Additionally, the program provides a solid foundation for students who wish to pursue further education, such as a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration or a related field, to enhance their career prospects and gain advanced knowledge in specialized areas of business.

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Required English Prerequisites

Department Contact

Contact Program Chair Dr. Rene Paquibut for more information.