Business Studies Department News

On May 25, 2023, the College of Economics and Business Administration, University of Technology and Applied Sciences-Salalah organized a workshop on the topic ‘Digital Transformation-Use and Implementation. The resourceperson was Dr. Srinivas Prasad Tirumala.

At the outset, Dr. Prasad introduced the concept of Digital Transformation and explained the differences between Digitization, Digitalization and Digital Transformation and the benefits of Digital Transformation. Later, he focused on Digital Transformation in Higher Education, Digital Transformation Framework for Digital Teaching and learning in Higher Education and the requirements for establishing and implementing this framework. Thereafter, he emphasized on the UTAS-Strategic Plan’s sub goal 1.4 and the related strategies(1.4.1, 1.4.2 and 1.4.3) which cover the Digital Transformationand the steps initiated by UTAS-Salalah for implementation of Digital Transformation in its branch. The session was very interactive. At the end, Mr. Neil Raymond, Head of the Accounting section, appreciated the presenter and thanked the participants for attending the workshop.

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Wednesday, 31 May 2023 14:03

Buzz Fest 2023

The College of Economics and Business Administration-Salalah (CEBA) at the University of Technology and Applied Sciences (UTAS), Salalah, organized and hosted the much-anticipated ‘Buzz Fest 2023’ on Wednesday 24th May 2023 in the multi-purpose hall. The theme of this year’s event was ‘Act Responsibly to be Sustainable’.  This event was organized under the Patronage of Dr. Mohammed Rashid Al-Mamari, Dean, UTAS- Salalah. The meticulous planning and execution of the event was led by Dr. Ghanim Bakhit Shamas, Head of the CEBA-Salalah, with immense support from the sponsors and administrators.

Buzz Fest 2023, served as a co-curricular platform for the CEBA-Salalah students, enabling them to showcase their knowledge and skills. It aimed to familiarize students with the sustainable development and socio-economic challenges, simultaneously fostering an environment that encourages the development of skills, values, and an understanding of sustainability.

Ms. Asma Abdullah Saeed Al-Dini, a first-year Diploma student, skillfully undertook the role of the master of ceremonies, steering the proceedings with professional aplomb.

To start the proceedings on an auspicious note, Holy Quran was recited by one of our students, Mr. Suhail Musallam Mohammed Al-Maashani.

Welcome Speech

In his welcome speech, Dr. Ghanim Bakhit Shamas, HoD, CEBA-Salalah, called for the staff, students, and the stakeholders to be the leaders in adopting the changes towards attainment of sustainability goals. Dr. Ghanim stressed the need for promoting the ideology of sustainable development into society. He also suggested that the higher educational institutions and the young generations should adopt and carry forward the ideals for future generations in the best interests of humanity.

Keynote Speech

Mr. Andrew Orru, General Manager of Al Baleed Resort by Anantara, delivered the keynote speech. He shared valuable insights on Sustainability from his decade-long professional journey. He emphasized the importance of sustainability in the tourism sector and outlined the environmental preservation measures adopted by the Anantara projects.

Panel Discussion

The main highlight of the program was a panel discussion on "Sustainability Awareness and Organizational Growth". This session was moderated by Dr. Ali Akaak, HoS- HRM section. The panel consisted of Ms. Khadija (Manager, Salalah Freezone) and Ms. Muna (Manager, OQ), Mr. Lalith (Project Consultant) and Mr. Andrew Orru (Anantara). The panelists enlightened the audience on how sustainability awareness can help in organizational growth, the challenges in adoption of sustainability measures and amicable solutions. They also expressed their views on adopting a sustainability culture and incorporating the same into operations.

In acknowledgment of the support of this event, Dr. Mohammed Rashid Al-Mamari, Dean, UTAS-Salalah and Dr. Majdi Mohammed Said Bait Ali Sulaiman, Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs, presented mementoes to the sponsors; MG- MHD Group, Gypcore, Moon Dhofar, Khimji Ramdas, 30 Games, Dhofar Cattle Feed Co. and Al Mudhish. All the dignitaries from the sponsor companies and department council members were served with sumptuous breakfast at the end of the first session.

Company Booths

A total of 8 booths were established for this program. Many sponsor companies, young entrepreneurs and Business Club with innovative and sustainable ideas participated in the event. Each booth provided a unique experience for its visitor as they belong to different categories. The booths received a big number of enthusiastic visitors with lots of queries.

Games and Activities

The curiosity and enthusiasm of the students, teachers, administration, and the staff reached its peak when the games and events were in progress. The first event was a quiz bee competition, which was organized and conducted by Mr. Neil Saletrero and his team members. The quiz competition was about the general business acumen among the students.

A series of games and activities including Matching Sustainability Goals, Identifying the Recycled Material in specific products, Green-Charade and Creating Wealth out of waste were well organized by the team of Ms. Seemab Rana, Dr. Ramanadh Kasturi, and Mr. Ricardo Biason. In addition to these activities, Mr. Hassan Salim Al Ojaili, a student from Advance Diploma, presented a PPT on Sustainability.  He presented his ideas in a very interactive, data based and unique manner to educate the audience on the different ways of sustainability.

Prize distribution and Award Ceremony

In the last session of the program, all the winners for different games, activities and lucky draws received attractive prizes from Dr. Ghanim Shama, HoD, CEBA-Salalah. To acknowledge the hard work and contribution of CEBA-Salalah staff members, Dr. Ghanim Shamas, along with the respective HoS’s presented a certificate of appreciation for the AY 2022-23 to all the staff members.

Vote of Thanks

Dr. Amit Sharma, as the main organizer of this event, delivered the vote of thanks on behalf of the organizing committee. He thanked the UTAS-Salalah management, valuable sponsors, department council members and various Buzz Fest ad-hoc committee leaders, members, and participating students for their prolific participation & valuable support for making the event a grand success. He attributed the success of the event to the collective efforts of the organizing committee. This committee was made up of various ad-hoc committees, each composed of individuals committed to making the event a success. They worked together to ensure that all of the necessary details were taken care of and that the event was a success.

In their concluding statements, the Dean, Assistant Dean, and Dr. Ghanim expressed their heartfelt appreciation to all staff members and students for their hard work and dedication, ensuring the successful execution of Buzz Fest 2023. This resounding success showcases the importance of community collaboration, the sharing of knowledge, and the continued pursuit of sustainability in today's world.

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On May 29, 2023, in a joint effort, the Industrial and Community Engagement Committee (ICEC) and the College of Economics and Business Administration (CEBA) at the University of Technology and Applied Sciences in Salalah organized a practical workshop at the brain storming room.

The workshop was aimed in pursuit of an active and enlightening role that academic institutions play in elevating the performance of employees in both the public and private sectors on effective communication.

The workshop, led by Mr. Salim bin Mohammad Al-Jahfali, served staff members from the General Directorate of Housing, the Civil Aviation Authority, and our own University of Technology and Applied Sciences. This endeavor exemplifies our steadfast commitment to fostering the essential competencies needed for the 21st-century workplace, within the swiftly evolving global landscape.

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Sunday, 21 May 2023 14:19

Critical and Creative Thinking

On May 16, 2023, the Staff Development Committee organized a workshop focused on critical and creative thinking that was held in the multi-purpose hall. In its continuing effort to enhance the analytical and innovative capacities of the UTAS-Salalah academic staff members. Aimed to enrich the teaching staff with essential skills to support them in the teaching and learning process.

The workshop speaker was Mr. Neil Raymond Saletrero, Head of Section in Accounting from the College of Economics and Business Administration. Mr. Neil began the workshop by emphasizing that the biggest challenge in teaching is getting the attention and interest of students, and that the academe at this time and age is dealing with visual learners, who are living in a fast-paced and rapidly evolving technology driven world. Hence, it is necessary for teachers to be creative and critical in their approach in order to keep up with the current brand of learners. He explained that in order for teachers to maximize their creative potential they need to be equipped with ideas, skills and experiences by collecting and connecting with different “dots” or a diverse type of individuals that can help them nurture their capabilities. He explained further that critical thinking enables teachers and students alike to evaluate information objectively, analyze complex situations and make informed decisions. He emphasized that the role of teachers should be to teach students “how to think” and not on “what to think”. 

Actual examples and applications of creative and critical thinking abilities were presented in the workshop. The workshop was attended by staff members coming from the three different academic departments of the university, IT, Business and Engineering respectively. 

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On May 18, 2023, in a joint effort, the Industrial and Community Engagement Committee (ICEC) and the College of Economics and Business Administration (CEBA) at the University of Technology and Applied Sciences in Salalah organized a practical workshop at the BSIT Lab 22. The workshop was aimed at enhancing skills in data collection through Google applications. Dr. Ramanadh Kasturi and Ms. Larissa Santos, were the key contributors and resource persons for this event.

A diverse group of participants, including students from various departments and specializations and a lecturer from the Engineering faculty, engaged in an active learning experience focused on data collection utilizing Google Forms and Spreadsheets.

The workshop was meticulously structured to provide participants with hands-on experience, from the creation of Google Forms and the preparation of spreadsheets to managing responses. Both Ms. Santos and Dr. Kasturi walked the attendees through the process of using these tools effectively, highlighting different question formats like multiple choice and checkboxes.

A vital segment of the workshop focused on providing practical experience with disseminating Google Forms to respondents via email links. During this section, Ms. Santos led the demonstration on form preparation and distribution, while Dr. Kasturi lent his expertise to clarify the relevant features and steps involved.

Subsequently, Dr. Kasturi demonstrated how to create, distribute, and manage Google Spreadsheets for data collection purposes, including the application of data validation to optimize response times and setting restrictions for editors and users. The attendees expressed their appreciation for the newfound understanding of these tools, valuing their practical application in data collection and processing.

Both resource persons conveyed their gratitude towards the Dean of the University of Technology and Applied Sciences, Salalah, Dr. Mohammed Rashid Al-Mamari; the Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs, Dr. Majdi Mohammed Bait Ali Sulaiman; and Dr. Ghanim Bakhit Shamas, the Head of the Department of CEBA, Salalah. They thanked them for the opportunity to contribute to the community through this educational workshop.

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Thursday, 11 May 2023 13:43

Educational Technology Tools

On May 9, 2023, a workshop on "Enhancing Pedagogy Using Modern Information Communication Technology (ICT) Tools, (Educational Technology Tools)" was attended by the faculty members. The Staff Development Committee (SDC) planned this faculty development activity.

The workshop was led by Ms. Larissa Santos, a lecturer from the College of Economics and Business Administration. She focused on the application of modern Information Communication Technology (ICT) tools, including activity tools, video tools, assessment tools, and gamification tools, all aimed at enhancing pedagogical methods at the University of Technology and Applied Sciences, Salalah.

In her session, Ms. Santos engaged in an in-depth discussion on the use of whiteboards, infographics, and presentation techniques, particularly on how to convert multiple-choice questions (MCQs) from Word documents into PowerPoint presentations. She also addressed the utilization of video tools within PowerPoint, highlighting their significance in creating engaging sessions with clear demonstrations, including problem-solving features.

Furthermore, the conversation extended to the use of assessment tools for evaluating student learning, offering faculty members alternatives to traditional examinations. Finally, gamification tools were explored, with Ms. Santos elucidating how game mechanics can be incorporated into a classroom environment to increase student engagement.

The workshop was both enlightening and interactive, as the attendees were able to gain hands-on experience in understanding the nuances of ICT tools. This active participation led to a more engaging and productive session.

On May 8, 2023, students from the College of Economics and Business Administration participated in an industrial visit to Algarmani International Company SFZ LLC, organized by the On-the-Job Training Team (OJTT) in collaboration with the Student Development Team (SDT), and the Business Club offering students a practical insight into the company's operations and management strategies in supply chain management.

Algarmani International Company SFZ LLC is a leading provider of storage and logistics services that operates within a 95,000-square-meter area, committed to delivering secure and efficient supply chain solutions to its clients. The company places utmost importance on safety and security in its operations and utilizes the First-In-First-Out (FIFO) method for inventory management.

Upon arrival at the company's premises, the students and faculty members were provided with safety vests and received a detailed briefing on the company's safety protocols, highlighting the importance of strict adherence for the welfare of the workers.

During the visit, Mr. Abdul Basit Khan, the warehouse manager, guided the students and faculty members through the warehousing and storage facilities, providing insights into various supply chain concepts relevant to their coursework. The students observed the FIFO method in action, learned about inventory management, and gained exposure to packaging, handling, delivery, weighing, forklift operation, and storage costs associated with the company.

Throughout the visit, the students observed various aspects of the company's supply chain management practices, allowing them to better understand the theoretical concepts covered in their courses. By engaging with industry professionals and witnessing real-world applications of supply chain management, the students bridged the gap between theory and practice. Observing the storage of Almudhish tea milk provided valuable insights into the importance of safekeeping within the warehouse.

The industrial visit proved to be a highly enriching learning experience for the students, allowing them to integrate their theoretical knowledge with real-world practices in supply chain management. The students actively engaged with the visit, taking notes on various aspects of warehousing, storage, and inventory management and asking questions that piqued their curiosity.

Under the guidance of faculty members Dr. Amit Sharma, Dr. Rathna Chellappa, Mr. Ricardo Biason, and Mr. Abdul Basit Khan, the warehouse manager, the students developed a deeper understanding of the industry. The visit not only enhanced the students' understanding of supply chain management but also offered them a unique opportunity to gain inspiration and foster a greater appreciation for the complexities and challenges faced by supply chain managers in today's globalized economy.

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Tuesday, 09 May 2023 07:19

Workshop on "Tally Accounting"

The College of Economics and Business Administration's Student Development Team and Business Club Organize a Workshop on "Tally Accounting"


The Student Development Team (SDT) from the College of Economics and Business Administration, in collaboration with the Business Club, organized a workshop on "Tally Accounting" on Tuesday, May 2, 2023, at BSIT-21L. The resource speaker was Mr. Arnelito Junio from the Accounting section. Mr. Junio introduced the students to the basic functionalities of Tally Accounting, one of the most popular accounting software used in the Middle East. This complete enterprise software caters to small and medium enterprises. The students were exposed to the ledger creation process and the basics of inventory management. They were also given an opportunity to access the system and navigate the program independently. It was an enriching experience for the attendees. The SDT, in support of the Business Club, is committed to organizing more workshops in the future to further enhance students' knowledge and skills required in the business environment.

On May 2, 2023, members of the College of Economics and Business Administration participated in faculty development sessions on "Curriculum Review and Development Awareness," hosted by the Staff Development Committee (SDC).


Mr. Ishaq Shariff Dawood, a lecturer at the College of Economics and Business Administration, served as the resource person for the session. He emphasized the framework outlining the mechanisms for designing, reviewing, recommending changes, and developing curricula to meet market needs and national expectations while also highlighting the University of Technology and Applied Sciences' vision and mission. The session delved into the objectives of the curriculum review and development framework, with a particular focus on the rationale for reviewing curricula. The scope of the framework and the involvement and roles of various bodies in the process were also discussed. Topics covered during the session included the curriculum review and development cycle, categories and timeframes for curriculum development and review, documentation of curriculum review, and communication channels for curriculum review. The presentation became more engaging as attendees actively participated, sharing their valuable experiences related to curriculum review and development.

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The Research and Consultancy Team from the College of Economics & Business Administration (CEBA) of the University of Technology and Applied Sciences – Salalah conducted a session on Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA) Program on the 28th of March 2023 for the faculty members of CEBA.

  Dr. Muhammed Yousoof Ismail, from Dhofar University, was the resource person. He started the session with the awareness of FHEA award by Advance Higher Education and the need of UK Professional Standards Framework (UKPSF) 2023 to set professional standards. He magnified the dimensions and descriptors of FHEA. In addition, with illustrating the steps in filling the FHEA application. It was a thought-provoking session to all our faculty members which benefited them. It will aid in enhancing and refining their knowledge about global accreditation in Academics. The session ended with vote of thanks.

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