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Business Studies Department organized an induction program on “Information Management Systems (IMS)”

Human Recourse Development (HRD) Committee of Business Studies Department (BSD) has organized an induction program on ‘Information Management Systems (IMS)’ that is followed at Salalah College of Technology (SCT), to orient the new staff member Dr. Suresh Esakki, Lecturer.

The induction program was scheduled on the Monday, 1st April 2019. The facilitator to the sessions was Dr. Ramanadh Kasturi, Probation Consultant, BSD, SCT.

During the session the facilitator presented the functioning of Marks Management System (MMS) and the requisites of using e-Learning. To orient the new staff member with the essentials of the advising task, the facilitator focused on the various aspects related to advising. The following aspects were emphasized during the session: ‘Student Academic Probation’, ‘Levels of Probation’, the ‘Role of Advisor in dealing with Academic Probation Students’, ‘Advising the Courses’ and ‘Preparation of Scenarios’.

This session was demonstrative, focusing on how to upload the course material in e-Learning and setting the grade book to enter the marks to the students enrolled for a given course.

Dr. Mohammed Nazeer Ahmed, HRD Committee Co-Chair, BSD, SCT, concluded the induction session with a formal thanks giving.

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Business Studies Department organized an induction program on “Information Management Systems (IMS)”

Human Recourse Development (HRD) Committee of Business Studies Department (BSD) has organized an induction program on ‘Information Management Systems (IMS)’ that is followed at Salalah College of Technology (SCT), to orient the new staff member Dr. Suresh Esakki, Economics Lecturer.

The induction program was scheduled on the Thursday, 28th February, 2019 and was delivered in 2 different sessions. The facilitator to the sessions was Mr. Peeyush Dwivedi - Department Registrar, BSD, SCT.

During the first session, the facilitator, presented a brief introduction about CIMS- College Information Management System. The functioning of Quick links in CIMS was explained with a focus on the following: ‘Attendance Module’, ‘Students Marks Module’, ‘My Advisees’ Module’, ‘Incidents Module’, ‘Student Datasheet Module’. In addition to this, the necessary steps to be followed while generating Advising Reports, Attendance Reports and Time-table Reports were informed to the new staff member.

During the second session, the functioning of SARS was oriented to the new staff member, with a focus on the following: 1. Role of Lecturer in SARS while setting up assessment criteria, entering Class Work Marks, Mid-term Examination Marks and End-term Examination Marks along with the inputs on generating Mid-term and End-term CRA and GRA and also information to generate ‘Partial Marks Announcement’ was emphasized. 2. Role of the Advisor in SARS along with generating ‘Advisee continuous absences Report’ and information on generating various such reports was focused.

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workshop on “How to Avoid Plagiarism” and on “Power Point 2016 Tutorials- Basic and Beyond”

Human Resource Department (HRD) Committee of Business Studies Department (BSD) has organized workshop on the Tuesday, 19th March, 2019 for the staff members of BSD. The workshop was on “How to Avoid Plagiarism” and on “Power Point 2016 Tutorials- Basic and Beyond”. The facilitators for the workshop were Dr. Mohammed Nazeer Ahmed, Lecturer Human Resource Section and Mr. Roly Hechanova, ETC Staff.

During the first session, the facilitator Dr. Mohammed Nazeer Ahmed, presented valuable information on “How to Avoid Plagiarism” in all staff academic and research activities. His session was focused on different forms of plagiarism, impact of plagiarism on the author, appropriate citing and referencing using “Harvard style of referencing”, and also he elucidated on quoting and paraphrasing. The session was lively and participants were glad to relearn the prerequisites to avoid plagiarism.

The second session facilitator, Mr. Roly Hechanova, delivered a hands-on session on using Power Point 2016. All the participants were enthralled to get aware with updated version of Power Point 2016. The session was lively and focused on updated features of Power Point 2016 and this was practically demonstrated to ensure appropriate understanding. The session was interactive as staff members were clearing their doubts during the session.

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General Assembly Held for Accounting Students

The Accounting Section of the Business Studies Department conducted the first General Assembly for all Accounting students on March 12th 2019, from 12 noon to 1:30 pm in the SCT Multipurpose Hall. Dr. Nasser Salim Al-Kalbani, Head of Business Studies Department, delivered the welcome address to the students and Mr.Neil Raymond Saletrero, Head of Accounting Section, presented the goals and objectives of the general assembly.

The general assembly was held to create awareness on the ACCA ( Association of Charted Certified Accountants) certification and its integration in the Accounting program. The assembly was also held to inaugurate the Accounting Club and its officers with a presentation of its objectives and plan of activities. An Accounting Quiz Competition was also held for the students to bring out their analytical skills and develop the values of teamwork and collaboration.

Mr.Pavan Kumar, a senior faculty of Accounting Section, enlightened the students with the highlights of ACCA including its benefits to the students. The ACCA Qualification based on international standards is a prestigious qualification offering many benefits like flexibility, comprehensiveness, cost effectiveness and worldwide recognition for ACCA holders. There is higher demand for skills and knowledge of ACCA members all over the world. The informative session closed with the saying, “Behind every good Business is a great Accountant”

The ACCA awareness session was followed by the inauguration of the Accounting Club with the following appointed officers for the Academic Year 2018-19

President – Ms.Fatima Mohammed Al Mashani
Vice President -1 Mr.Mohammed Nasser Al Jabri
Vice President 2 – Ms.Laila Ahmed Said Al Shari
Secretary – Naswah Bakhit AL Mashali
Auditor- Mohammed Aqil Al Hafidh
Information Officer – Ali Salim Mahfood Al Kindi
Level Representative 1 – Muna Salim Al Amri
Level Representative 2 – Latifa Bakhit Hasan Tabook
Level Representative 3 – Mallak Mohammed Al Mahri
Level Representative 4 – Wajdan Ahoud AL Hadri

Ms. Fathima Mohammed Al Mashani, President of the Accouting Club, presented the vision, mission and objectives of the club.The vision of the club is to empower students with the relevant tools and knowledge in accounting and help them build connections and networks as they aim to become future successful accounting professionals in the global business environment.

The general assembly was attended by more than 200 Accounting students from Diploma to Bachelors Level. The success of the assembly was a collaborative effort of all Accounting staff and students.

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