Salalah College of Technology, Business Studies Department conducted a seminar on the topic “Art of Writing Case Study” facilitated by Dr. Mohammed Nazeer on December 10, 2019. The Research and Consultancy Committee of Business Studies Department, Salalah College of Technology, Salalah organized the seminar.
In his unique style, Dr. Mohammed Nazeer delivered a presentation on the “Art of Writing Case Study” and explained the benefits of modern teaching methodology and its importance. He also stressed the importance of the case study in the teaching-learning process.
Dr. Mohammed Nazeer enlightened participants by sharing various approaches in teaching and the importance of the case study based teaching. Also, he discussed about how to write a case. The seminar was excellent and was well participated by the faculty members of the Business Studies Department.
With a view to provide experiential learning for students, The Student Development Committee (SDC) and The Industrial Link Committee (ILC) of Business Studies Department organized an industrial visit to Salalah Free Zone Company S.A.O.C on Tuesday 19th November 2019. A group of 22 students from various levels and specializations along with 3 faculty members; Mr. Mohamed Shariff, Chairman-SDC, Dr. Amit Sharma, Coordinator- OJT & ILC and Ms. Rathna Chellappa, Faculty- Accounting Section visited the headquarters of SFZ.
The group extended a warm welcome by Ms. Omaima Bahajaj, Marketing & Communication Manager and her staff. Ms. Omaima guided the group to SFZ’s conference room, where she made a power point presentation on various operations of SFZ. The following aspects of SFZ were effectively described in her presentation.
At the end of presentation, students were offered refreshing drinks and at the same time Ms. Omaima and her team responded to the students’ queries.
Before end of the visit, SFZ team took the group to various departments of SFZ and was briefed about the functions of such units. During the visit, students also got a chance to interact with some of the entrepreneurs who have opened their units within the SFZ premises.
This visit provided a remarkable opportunity for the students to correlate theoretical knowledge with a live observation. Altogether, it was a wonderful learning experience for the students as they were acquainted with real working environment of a company.
Human Resource Development (HRD) Committee of Business Studies Department (BSD) has assisted the “Risk Management Committee”, in organizing workshop on the Tuesday, 19th November, 2019 for the staff members of BSD. The workshop was on “Risk management awareness program”. The facilitator for the workshop was Mr. Arnelito R. Junio, Chairman for Risk Management Committee, Business Studies Department.
During the session, the facilitator, presented valuable information on the different types of risks usually the employees are encountered with. During the session focus was on how to mitigate the risk. The different types of risks such as Strategic risk, Operational risk, Financial risk, Compliance risk and Reputation risk were elaborately explained to the participants.
The session had witnessed with constructive inputs from participants on how to mitigate different types of risks. The session was lively and participants were glad to share ideas and experiences. The session was participative as staff members were clearing their doubts during the session.
Human Resource Development (HRD) Committee of Business Studies Department (BSD) has organized workshop on Tuesday, 19th November, 2019 for the staff members of BSD. The workshop was on “How the rubric works in Turnitin”. The facilitator for the workshop was Mr. Roly Hechanova, ETC Staff.
The facilitator, presented valuable information on usage of Turnitin, which is primarily used to authenticate any research related work being free from plagiarism. It was a hands-on session demonstrating on how rubrics works in Turnitin. All the participants were enthralled to get aware about rubrics applications in Turnitin.
The session was lively and focused on creating and using rubrics and grading forms. The session also focused on how to edit the rubric. In addition to these, the facilitator provided inputs to the attendees on different types of rubrics available within Turnitin such as Standard rubric and Custom rubric. The session was participative as staff members were clearing their doubts during the session.
Human Resource Development (HRD) Committee of Business Studies Department (BSD) assisted the “Health and Safety Committee”, in organizing workshop on the Tuesday, 19th November, 2019 for the staff members of BSD. The workshop was on “Health and Safety Awareness”. The facilitator for the workshop was Mr. Ishaq Shariff, Chairman for Health and Safety Committee, Business Studies Department.
During the session, the facilitator presented valuable information on Do’s and Don’ts during emergency situations. It was an interactive session with constructive inputs from the participants. Various topics on health and safety, including “Safeguarding oneself and others in the unlikely exigency or untoward situations”, were discussed. The session was lively and participants were glad to share their ideas and experiences.
The facilitator provided inputs to the attendees on ergonomics and its usefulness in daily life. The session highlighted the need for workplace to be kept neat and clean, which could not only improve the aesthetics but also facilitate physical movements. The session was participative and the queries from staff members were answered and doubts were cleared.
In an effort to provide a holistic approach in the promotion of ethical values for students, the Business Studies Department of SCT organized a Symposium on Ethics and Quiz Competition on November 12, 2019 at the SCT Multi-Purpose Hall. Mr. Ahmed Abdullah Al-Mamari, alumni of SCT and Bachelor of Human Resource Management, currently working as an HR manager at a company in Raysut was invited to give a lecture about the Ethical Business practices in an Islamic Perspective.
A quiz competition was held on business ethics with 18 teams competing from the different sections of students pursuing Business Ethics during the current semester. The Assistant Dean for Student Affairs, Dr. Darwish Abdullah Al-Kalbani and the Head of Business Studies Department Dr Nasser Salim Al-Kalbani graced the event and they also handed over the medals and tokens to the winners. The event was made successful due to the collaborative efforts of the Business Ethics teachers with a presence of more than 300 students of Business Department. The following winners were announced by the organizing committee.
First Place:1. Mohammed Ali Mussalam Hubais
Second Place:1. Shaad Mohammed Sawakron
Third Place:1. Abdullah Alawi Ba Omar
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:
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.
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.