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“Essentials of ProQuest”

Human Resource Department (HRD) Committee of Business Studies Department (BSD) has organized Staff Development Program on “Essentials of ProQuest”, on the Tuesday, 14th May, 2019 for the staff members of BSD.

The facilitator for the Staff Development Program was Mr. Hatem Suwailam, Senior Lecturer Office Section, Salalah College of Technology.

During the session Mr. Hatem, presented valuable information on using the data bases available with ProQuest. He elucidated the staff members on different ‘ProQuest databases’ which provides a single source for scholarly information.

In addition to creating an account in ProQuest to access the e-library, Mr. Hatem, explained the staff members the following core aspects:

  1. Main Page of ProQuest: Arabic sources, Dissertation database, ProQuest Central and ProQuest eBook central and its uses.
  2. Printing options.
  3. Downloading of chapters and eBooks and the essentials related to downloading.
  4. Saving to the Book Shelf, and
  5. Basic search.

The session was demonstrative and participative, the participants were glad to learn the essentials of using the ProQuest databases to easily navigate scholarly journals, newspapers, reports, working papers, datasets and e-Books.

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Mid Examination Time Table - Sem 3 - 2018 - 2019

General Assembly Held for Accounting Students

The Accounting Section of the Business Studies Department conducted its first General Assembly for all Accounting students on March 12th 2019, from 12:00PM 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 purpose of general assembly was to create awareness on the ACCA (Association of Charted Certified Accountants) certification and its integration in the Accounting program, and to inaugurate the Accounting Club. Officers of the Club were appointed during the session 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 Certification and its benefits to the students. The ACCA Qualification based on international standards is a prestigious qualification offering many benefits like flexibilityin choosing a career, comprehensiveness, and worldwide recognition. The presenter reiterated that there is higher demand for ACCA members due to the skills and knowledge imparted by the programme, 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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