About

On behalf of the Board of Directors, Board of Trustees, the College Advisory Boards and the Students’ Advisory Council, I welcome you to Gulf College, Muscat. We at Gulf College always endeavour to enhance and strengthen the academic knowledge of our students through perseverance, hard work, innovation and creative ideas. We also focus on strengthening the critical thinking skills and analytical ability of our students. This is done through knowledge transfer and knowledge sharing using various sources pertaining to higher education and related to the higher education programmes we deliver. Our perseverance in understanding and delivering the latest internationally recognized higher education programmes has given us a distinctive edge and has enabled us to perform with distinguished quality.

Vision & Mission

Vision

Contribute to developing the future direction of higher education in Oman, producing graduates with the ability to think, achieve and excel in research and entrepreneurship.

Mission

Offer internationally recognized and innovative academic qualifications that are appropriate to the needs of the students, the job market and meet the international standards.

Academic Faculties

  • Faculty of Foundation Studies
  • Faculty of Business and Management Studies
  • Faculty of Computing Sciences
  • Centre for Postgraduate Studies

Life in Oman

The Sultanate of Oman, with a total area of 309,500 square km, covers various topographies like mountain ranges, dry deserts, and fertile plains. It is located in the heart of three other Arab countries. In the south-west, it shares borders with the Republic of Yemen, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to the west, and United Arab Emirates to the north.

The Omani people are very friendly and loving. Arabic is the main language of Oman however, English is spoken frequently. Omanis are quite conservative people and have respect for their privacy and their religion. During the holy month of Ramadhan, all Muslims fast during the hours of daylight. Visitors to the country should remember that eating, drinking and smoking is not allowed in public at this time.

The climate in Muscat is quite pleasant during the winter with temperatures of average 30o C during the day and dropping to around 18o C at night. However, during summer, Muscat is scorching at 45o C - 48o C.
International restaurants are found all over Oman, from fast-food outlets to fusion cooking. Prices range and a three-course meal can be found to suit any budget.

Muscat Airport is 20kms away from Gulf College. There are car rental agencies at the airport and taxis and buses are available.

Programs taught in:
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BA

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This programme provides a basic foundation in the areas of accounting and finance and economics, offering students the opportunity at the end of their first year to trans ... [+]

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This programme provides a basic foundation in the areas of accounting and finance and economics, offering students the opportunity at the end of their first year to transfer into any of these areas if they wish. Students continuing on this programme will learn how to produce financial accounts, and interpret financial statements. They will also develop skills necessary for managerial, investment and financial decision making in a modern business context. The Accounting and Finance degree is accredited by the professional accounting bodies, thereby allowing students to apply for exemptions for some professional accounting examinations on graduation.

Who is the Awarding body?

The BA (Hons) in Accounting and Finance and the Accounting and Finance Diploma in Higher Education is awarded by Cardiff Metropolitan University, UK.... [-]

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This degree combines the study of business in general and business management in particular. Students who aim to be enterprise managers or entrepreneurs are to this degre ... [+]

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This degree combines the study of business in general and business management in particular. Students who aim to be enterprise managers or entrepreneurs are to this degree. This broad business degree helps students achieve the managerial skills as well as theories of business and management. The programme structure is designed to give students choices on which pathways they will pursue – law or human resource management. Moreover, it gives students additional knowledge of other aspects of business and management such as information technology, finance, marketing, internationalization, among others.

Who is the Awarding body?

The BA (Hons) in Business and Management Studies and the Business and Management Studies Diploma in Higher Education is awarded by Cardiff Metropolitan University, UK.... [-]

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The degree combines a wide array of technical, analytical and mathematical skills. This degree is perfect for students with deep interest in the factors affecting the eco ... [+]

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The degree combines a wide array of technical, analytical and mathematical skills. This degree is perfect for students with deep interest in the factors affecting the economy in general and the business organization in particular. The primary goal of the award is to produce a proactive and holistic graduate with sufficient skills and knowledge of the business aspects of economics and the functional areas of business. In addition, a study of applied microeconomics, focusing on the behavior of firms and macroeconomics, analyzing the economy as a whole, strengthens the understanding of business and lays the foundation for a managerial role.

Who is the Awarding body?

The BA (Hons) in Business Economics and the Business Economics Diploma in Higher Education is awarded by Cardiff Metropolitan University, UK.... [-]

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The current business environment is strongly orientated towards well-trained and effective marketing personnel. The BA (Hons) Marketing Management award arose as a result ... [+]

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The current business environment is strongly orientated towards well-trained and effective marketing personnel. The BA (Hons) Marketing Management award arose as a result of the demand from employers for graduates with practical marketing skills underpinned by an understanding of the wider business framework, whether in the context of commercial, industrial, professional or sector organizations. The course is designed to equip the graduates with the skills and knowledge to give them a head start in their career in marketing.

Who is the Awarding body?

The BA (Hons) in Marketing Management and the Marketing Management Diploma in Higher Education is awarded by Cardiff Metropolitan University, UK.... [-]

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BSc

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The BSc (Hons) Business Information Systems programme is designed to develop your knowledge and expertise in the analysis, development, and application of socio-technical ... [+]

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The BSc (Hons) Business Information Systems programme is designed to develop your knowledge and expertise in the analysis, development, and application of socio-technical systems and the importance of information technology and computing in society. It provides a deep understanding of the underpinning theoretical foundations of information, technology and systems applied to modern business environments. You will also be exposed to the state-of-the-art theories, technologies, and research that will shape and transform society over the next decade. At a higher level, this programme will prepare you for graduate work by showcasing the impact and importance of information systems to the global digital economy.... [-]

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Computer Science is a technical award with a broad focus - it aims to produce graduates who are proficient in software development as well as having a sound understanding ... [+]

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Computer Science is a technical award with a broad focus - it aims to produce graduates who are proficient in software development as well as having a sound understanding of the structure and operation of computers and the interface between computers and their environment. It also emphasizes the hardware and system software of a computer, how they are designed, built and supported. The work includes a study of the major components of a computer system, particularly programming and how the components work together to make a variety of computer systems.

Who is the Awarding body?

The BSc (Hons) in Computer Science is awarded by Staffordshire University

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A key element of the Computing Sciences programme is the degree of choice offered to students. As students move through the degree, they increasingly take responsibility ... [+]

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A key element of the Computing Sciences programme is the degree of choice offered to students. As students move through the degree, they increasingly take responsibility for their own learning, deciding which topics to study (from an approved list of computing specialisms) and selecting modules to support their area of interest. This requires students to be actively involved in deciding on their path through the degree and to make decisions about their post-graduation career.

Who is the Awarding body?

The BSc (Hons) in Computing Science is awarded by Staffordshire University

What does the Programme contain?

The Computing Science award combines a solid grounding in computing fundamentals with flexibility and choice. Almost half your course of study is chosen by you. At each level, you study core modules to give you an understanding of computing concepts and skills in core technologies and at each level you chose the rest of your modules, allowing you to develop skills and knowledge in the branches of computing that you wish to study. The distinctive element of this programme is that you can create your own study route, tailoring your choice of option modules to your own interest and abilities. This ensures a good fit between you and your programme of study and allows you to select modules which will support your chosen career.... [-]

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Information and the management of IT play an increasingly important role in society today. This programme recognizes the need for people and technology to work in harmony ... [+]

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Information and the management of IT play an increasingly important role in society today. This programme recognizes the need for people and technology to work in harmony so it introduces the students to the psychology of systems, information processing and business and management processes. Students are also provided with a sound knowledge of systems analysis and design methods, database management systems, and commercial applications. Throughout the course, there is an emphasis on how information is developed, controlled, deliv¬ered and used in commercial and business environments.

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The BSc (Hons) in Information Systems is awarded by Staffordshire University... [-]

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Flexibility, mobility, and ease of use and access are the trademarks of the current wave of developments in com­puting. This course offers a firm grounding in the princip ... [+]

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Flexibility, mobility, and ease of use and access are the trademarks of the current wave of developments in com­puting. This course offers a firm grounding in the principles of computing coupled with a distinctive emphasis on mobile and portable technology. Essential software, information and computer systems skills are acquired by every graduate through a common modular core. The mobile computing world places emphasis on thin client computing, as it is necessary for the interaction of computationally powerful devices with less capable hand-held and portable equipment. This is built into the course through several Internets related modules.

Who is the Awarding body?

The BSc (Hons) in Mobile Computing and the Mobile Computing Diploma in Higher Education is awarded by Staffordshire University, UK.... [-]

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