Academic Programs
Dhofar University

Department of Accounting & Finance

The Department of Accounting and Finance provides integrative and practice-oriented business education. The Department also offers a unique opportunity to develop an appreciation of the causes and significance of current developments in the financial and corporate sectors, and to study theory and practice relating to accounting and finance. The aim of the program is to provide graduates and other individuals that have practical accounting and financial training with the knowledge and skills necessary to pursue a senior level professional career in accounting, financial services or related sectors of the economy.

Personnel

Department Chairperson: Faris Nasif Al-Shubiri
Professor & Associate Professors: Ibrahim Fatouh , Zaroug Osman Mohammed Bilal
Assistant Professors: Omar Ikbal Tawfik,Kavita Chavali,Mohammed Abdul Imran Khan,Ilker Yilmaz,Ahmar Uddin Mohammed,Shariq Mohammed,Abubakarelsidiq Abumraen,Hazem Mohammed Al Samman,Nadia Sha,Shabbir Alam,Naushad Alam,Mohammad Alam,Noor Haslina Yusoff
Lecturers: Muawya Ahmed Hussein; Shireen Rosario.
Secretary: Nawal Hafedh Al Kathiri

Department Vision

To have leadership position in the region in accounting and finance education, research, and outreach to the society and the profession in the sultanate of Oman.

Department Mission

To provide the students with accounting and finance knowledge, analytical and thinking skills, and encourage the scientific research in an open learning environment to serve the community.

Programs Offered

The department offers the following programs in specific majors:

Diploma Program

  • Diploma in Business Administration - Accounting
  • Diploma in Business Administration – Finance
  • Diploma in Business Administration - Insurance

Bachelors Program

  • Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration - Accounting
  • Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration - Finance
  • Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration – Insurance

Plans of Study (POS) Accounting Major

Year I
Semester 1(Fall)
Code Course Title Credits Pre-requisites
BUSS 101 Principles of Management 3 FPE 103C
BUSS 102 Principles of Financial Accounting 3 FPE 103C
CMPS 100B Introduction to Technical Computing for Science 3 FPT 102B
ENGL 101A Basic Academic English 3 FPE 103C
MATH 103 Mathematics for Social Sciences I 3 FPM 102B
Total Credits 15
Semester 2 (Spring)
Code Course Title Credit Hours Pre-requisites
BUSS 103 Principles of Marketing 3 FPE 103C
BUSS 104 Principles of Management Accounting 3 BUSS 102
BUSS 105 Principles of Financial Management 3 BUSS 102
BUSS 106 Business and Information Technology 3 CMPS 100B
ENGL 102B Basic Academic English II 3 ENGL 101
Total Credits 15
 
Year II
Semester 3 (Fall)
Code Course Title Credits Pre-requisites
ACCT 211 Intermediate Accounting I 3 BUSS 104
ACCT 212 Managerial Cost Accounting 3 BUSS 104
SOCS 102 Omani Society 3  
BUSS 201 Principles of Microeconomics 3 BUSS 105
ENGL 203B Englisht for Business II 3 ENGL 102B
Total Credits 15
 
Semester 4 (Spring)
Code Course Title Credits Pre-requisites
ACCT 213 Financial Statement Analysis 3 BUSS 104
ACCT 214 Internal Auditing 3 ACCT 211
ACCT 215 Intermediate Accounting II 3 ACCT 211
BUSS 203 Principles of Macroeconomics 3 BUSS 201
ENTR 200 Entrepreneurship - Innovation and creativity 3 ENGL 203B
Total Credits 15
DIPLOMA IN ACCOUNTING (60 CREDITS)
 
Year III
Semester 5 (Fall)
Code Course Title Credits Pre-requisites
BUSS 302 Business Law 3 BUSS 203
BUSS 303 Corporate Finance 3 BUSS 203
BUSS 304 Quantitative Methods in Business 3 MATH 103
ENGL 204 Advanced English for Academic Purposes and Research 3 ENGL 203B
  Skills of Life Elective 3  
Total Credits 15
Semester 6 (Spring)
Code Course Title Credits Pre-requisites
ACCT 401 Advanced Auditing 3 ACCT 214
BUSS 306 Strategic Management 3 BUSS 302
BUSS 307 Statistics for Business 3 BUSS 304
BUSS 401 Research Methods 3 BUSS 304
ENGL 305 Advanced English language & communication skill 3 ENGL 204
Total Credits 15
Summer - BUSS 405 - Internship in Business (Two Months) - 0 - 8 weeks
 
Year IV
Semester 7 (Fall)
Code Course Title Credits Pre-requisites
ACCT 402 Advanced Accounting 3 ACCT 215
ACCT 403 Government and Fund Accounting 3 ACCT 215
BUSS 404 Final Year Project 3 BUSS 401
BUSS 402 Business Communications 3 ENGL 305
  General Elective I 3  
Total Credits 15
Semester 8 (Spring)
Code Course Title Credits Pre-requisites
ACCT 404 International Accounting 3 ACCT 401 & ACCT 402
ACCT 405 Accounting Information Systems 3 ACCT 401 & ACCT 402
BUSS 403 Business Environment 3 BUSS 306
ARAB 101 Academic Writing in Arabic 3 4th year standing
  General Elective II 3  
Total Credits 15
BACHELOR IN ACCOUNTING (120 CREDITS)

Plans of Study (POS) Finance Major

Year I
Semester 1(Fall)
Code Course Title Credits Pre-requisites
BUSS 101 Principles of Management 3 FPE 103C
BUSS 102 Principles of Financial Accounting 3 FPE 103C
CMPS 100B Introduction to Technical Computing for Science 3 FPT 102B
ENGL 101A Basic Academic English 3 FPE 103C
MATH 103 Mathematics for Social Sciences I 3 FPM 102B
Total Credits 15
Semester 2 (Spring)
Code Course Title Credit Hours Pre-requisites
BUSS 103 Principles of Marketing 3 FPE 103C
BUSS 104 Principles of Management Accounting 3 BUSS 102
BUSS 105 Principles of Financial Management 3 BUSS 102
BUSS 106 Business and Information Technology 3 CMPS 100B
ENGL 102B English for Business I 3 ENGL 101
Total Credits 15
 
Year II
Semester 3 (Fall)
Code Course Title Credits Pre-requisites
SOCS 102 Omani Society 3  
BUSS 201 Principles of Microeconomics 3 BUSS 105
ENGL 203B English for Business I 3 ENGL 102B
FINA 211 Money and Capital Markets 3 BUSS 105
FINA 212 Commercial Bank Management 3 BUSS 105
Total Credits 15
Semester 4 (Spring)
Code Course Title Credits Pre-requisites
BUSS 203 Principles of Macroeconomics 3 BUSS 201
FINA 213 Financial Services 3 BUSS 105
FINA 214 Islamic Finance 3 FINA 211
FINA 215 Risk Management 3 FINA 212
ENTR 200 Entrepreneurship - Innovation & Creativity 3 ENGL 203B
Total Credits 15
DIPLOMA IN FINANCE (60 CREDITS)
 
Year III
Semester 5 (Fall)
Code Course Title Credits Pre-requisites
BUSS 302 Business Law 3 BUSS 203
BUSS 303 Corporate Finance 3 BUSS 203
BUSS 304 Quantitative Methods for Business 3 MATH 103
ENGL 204 Advanced English for Academic Purposes & Research 3 ENGL 203B
  Skills of Life Elective 3  
Total Credits 15
Semester 6 (Spring)
Code Course Title Credits Pre-requisites
BUSS 306 Strategic Management 3 BUSS 302
BUSS 307 Statistics for Business 3 BUSS 304
FINA 401 Insurance 3 FINA 211
ENGL 305

Advanced English language and communication skills

3 ENGL 204
BUSS 401 Research Methods 3 BUSS 304
Total Credits 15
Summer - BUSS 405 - Internship in Business (Two Months) - 0 - 8 weeks
 
Year IV
Semester 7 (Fall)
Code Course Title Credits Pre-requisites
BUSS 404 Final Year Project 3 BUSS 401
BUSS 402 Business Communications 3 ENGL 305
FINA 402 Investment Management 3 FINA 215 & BUSS 307
FINA 403 Behavioral Finance 3 FINA 215
  General Elective I 3  
Total Credits 15
Semester 8 (Spring)
Code Course Title Credits Pre-requisites
BUSS 403 Business Environment 3 BUSS 306
ARAB 101 Academic Writing in Arabic 3 4th year standing
FINA 404 Personal Financial Planning 3 FINA 401 & FINA 402
FINA 405 International Financial Management 3 FINA 401 & FINA 402
  General Elective II 3  
Total Credits 15
BACHELOR IN FINANCE (120 CREDITS)
 

Plans of Study (POS) Insurance Major

Year I
Semester 1(Fall)
Code Course Title Credits Pre-requisites
BUSS 101 Principles of Management 3 FPE 103C
BUSS 102 Principles of Financial Accounting 3 FPE 103C
CMPS 100B Introduction to Technical Computing for Science 3 FPT 102B
ENGL 101 Basic Academic English 3 FPE 103C
MATH 103 Mathematics for Social Sciences I 3 FPM 102B
Total Credits 15
Semester 2 (Spring)
Code Course Title Credit Hours Pre-requisites
BUSS 103 Principles of Marketing 3 FPE 103C
BUSS 104 Principles of Management Accounting 3 BUSS 102
BUSS 105 Principles of Financial Management 3 BUSS 102
BUSS 106 Business and Information Technology 3 CMPS 100B
ENGL 102B Basic Academic English II 3 ENGL 101
Total Credits 15
 
Year II
Semester 3 (Fall)
Code Course Title Credits Pre-requisites
SOCS 102 Omani Society 3  
BUSS 201 Principles of Microeconomics 3 BUSS 105
ENGL 203B English for Business II 3 ENGL 102B
INSR 211 Principles of Insurance 3 BUSS 105
INSR 212 Principles of Risk 3 BUSS 105
Total Credits 15
 
Semester 4 (Spring)
Code Course Title Credits Pre-requisites
BUSS 203 Principles of Macroeconomics 3 BUSS 201
INSR 213 Marketing of Insurance Products 3 INSR 211
INSR 214 Personal and Health Insurance 3 INSR 211
INSR 215 Insurance Practices & Policies in Oman 3 INSR 211
ENTR 200 Entrepreneurship - Innovation and creativity 3 ENGL 203B
Total Credits 15
DIPLOMA IN INSURANCE (60 CREDITS)
 
Year III
Semester 5 (Fall)
Code Course Title Credits Pre-requisites
BUSS 302 Business Law 3 BUSS 203
BUSS 303 Corporate Finance 3 BUSS 203
BUSS 304 Quantitative Methods in Business 3 MATH 103
ENGL 204 Advanced English for Academic Purposes and Research 3 ENGL 203B
  Skills of Life Elective 3  
Total Credits 15
Semester 6 (Spring)
Code Course Title Credits Pre-requisites
INSR 401 Fundamentals of Actuarial Sciences 3 BUS 303 & INSR 215
BUSS 306 Strategic Management 3 BUSS 302
BUSS 307 Statistics for Business 3 BUSS 304
BUSS 401 Research Methods 3 BUSS 304
ENGL 305 Advanced English language & communication skill 3 ENGL 204
Total Credits 15
Summer - BUSS 405 - Internship in Business (Two Months) - 0 - 8 weeks
 
Year IV
Semester 7 (Fall)
Code Course Title Credits Pre-requisites
BUSS 402 Business Communications 3 ENGL 305
INSR 402 Risk Analysis & Underwriting 3 BUSS 304 & INSR 215
BUSS 404 Final Year Project 3 BUSS 401
INSR 403 Life Insurance 3 INSR 215
  General Elective I 3  
Total Credits 15
Semester 8 (Spring)
Code Course Title Credits Pre-requisites
INSR 404 Property & Liability Insurance 3 INSR 401 & INSR 402
INSR 405 Islamic Insurance 3 INSR 401 & INSR 402
BUSS 403 Business Environment 3 BUSS 306
ARAB 101 Academic Writing in Arabic 3 4th year standing
  General Elective II 3  
Total Credits 15
BACHELOR IN INSURANCE (120 CREDITS)

 

Important

Dhofar University has been approved as a Silver Learning Partner of ACCA as of April 2017.

ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) is the global professional accounting body offering accountancy qualifications. As of 2016, it consisted of 188,137 members and 480,813 students, operating through a network of 100 offices and centers worldwide.

If you want to have a career in accountancy and finance, one of the most important ways is to have ACCA qualifications. It will open doors in Oman and around the world.

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Dhofar University is going to provide tuition for ACCA exams beginning from September 2017.

You can contact us for the details:

Dr. Ilker Yalmaz: 23237416- Email: iyilmaz@du.edu.om

Dr. Mawih Al Ani: 23237405- Email: mawih@du.edu.om

For more information about ACCA, you can also visit www.accaglobal.com

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