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The Staff Development Committee of the Business Studies Department organized a presentation titled "A Workshop on ERP in Teaching" on Thursday, February 23, 2023, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. The session started with a welcome address given by Dr. Tamilselvan. The resource person, Dr. Syeda Zubaida Hashmi, started her presentation by focusing on the use of tally in teaching. She guided the audience on how to create the new company's groups. There was an interaction discussion about the usage of various accounts and inventories with the audience, which provided an easy pathway to understand the usage of ERP in teaching. At the end, there was a Q&A session to clarify the doubts raised by the audience. Overall, the whole session was beneficial to the faculties of all departments.
The Business Studies Department's SDC Committee organized a Faculty Development Program (FDP) on "Inferential Statistics" as part of its series of FDPs for staff on February 16, 2023, from 12 to 1 pm. The workshop started with a welcoming address by Dr Mohammed Faisal. Then, he invited the speaker, Dr. Tamilselvan, to deliver his workshop. The speaker started his presentation by emphasizing the importance of statistical analysis as part of the research project. During his presentation, he focused more on the types of inferential statistical tools such as T-rest, ANOVA, MANOVA, ANCOVA, MANCOVA, correlation analysis, regression analysis and SEM.
The Entrepreneurship Committee of the Business Studies Department organized a presentation on “How to start a small Business “on Wednesday, 14th December 2022, from 10.00 to 11.00 am. The targeted audience was entrepreneurship students. The presentation began at 10.00 am with a welcoming address given by the Entrepreneurship Committee Coordinator, Dr Loganathan Chenniappan. Then, he invited the speaker, Mr. Ahamed Hamad Al Ghafri, to deliver his presentation. The speaker started the presentation by highlighting his success stories. He also shared his experience on managing a successful business as well as the key challenges he faced during his entrepreneurial journey. He concluded his presentation by sharing some important tips and skills for building a successful small business. At the end of the presentation, Mr. Syed Akram Basha, HR faculty, gave a vote of thanks to the speaker.
The Alumni Committee of the Business Studies Department organized an online workshop on “An Investment in Knowledge Pays the Best Interest” on Thursday, 8th December 2022, from 9 to 10 AM. The targeted audiences were alumni students and current students in accounting specialization. The workshop started with a welcoming address by Alumni Committee Coordinator, Dr Manjula Veerabhadrappa. Then, she invited the speakers. Ms Maali Al Majrafi, Senior Insurance Specialist at Capital Market Authority and Mr Majeed Al Hashmi, Legal Researcher at Capital Market Sector, to deliver the workshop. The speakers started the workshop by highlighting the role of the Capital Market Authority in promoting economic growth in Oman. They discussed several key issues, including the regulatory framework for crowdfunding platforms, categories of investors, peer-based financing platforms, Sharia-compliant crowdfunding platforms, obligations of the application and license requirements, and many more. At the end of the workshop, Dr Tamilselvan gave a vote of thanks to both speakers.
In order to encourage knowledge-sharing practices among the faculty members at UTAS-Ibri, Mr Mohammed Al-Sakiti, HR Lecturer, delivered a seminar on a published paper titled "Impact of Innovation and Government Support on the Business Performance of SMEs in Oman" on Thursday, 8th December 2022 from 11:00 to 11:30 AM. The seminar's main aim was to highlight the key processes that have been followed to publish the working paper. The presenter has also highlighted the key challenges faced during the review process of the paper. At the end of the seminar, Dr Abdulrahman Al Ismaili, Head of the Business Studies Department, gave a vote of thanks and a certificate of appreciation to the presenter.
In order to encourage knowledge-sharing practices among UTAS branches, Mr Mohammed Al-Sakiti, HR Lecturer, delivered a seminar titled "From Passion to Practice: My Remarkable Teaching Journey" to the faculty members of UTAS – Al Musanna on Tuesday, 6th December 2022 from 12 to 1 PM. The seminar's main aim was to share personal experiences on teaching styles, teaching practices and effective learning techniques. The speaker shared his teaching journey since he started in March 2017. There was an interactive discussion with the audience on several key issues related to teaching and learning. At the end of the seminar, Dr Aziza Al Qamshouei, Head of the Business Studies Department, gave a vote of thanks and a certificate of appreciation to the presenter.
The Entrepreneurship Committee of the Business Studies Department organized a presentation on "Women Entrepreneurs: A Way to Success" on Thursday, 6th December 2022, from 14:00 to 15:00 PM. The presentation was given by Ms Asma Al-Balushi and Ms Rawdha Al-Balushi. They shared their success stories with the students by focusing on the opportunities, challenges and key achievements of their current business. Not only this, but they also highlighted some key tips and skills for building a successful business. At the end of the presentation, Dr Loganathan gave a word of thanks to the presenters.
In order to enhance the research skills of the faculty members, the SDC Committee of Business Studies Department organized an online workshop on “Citation Management Using Mendeley” on 13th December 2022 from 12 to 13 PM. The workshop started with a welcoming address by Dr. Manjula Veerabhadrappa. Then, she invited the speaker, Dr. Itam Urmila, to deliver the workshop. The speaker started her presentation by highlighting the importance of using Mendeley as a citation tool for research activities. She highlighted different aspects, such as how to download the program in a desktop, the use of annotation, how to add materials and articles, and many more. At the end of the workshop, Dr. Tamilselvan gave a vote of thanks to the speaker for sharing her knowledge with the staff members.
Due to the importance of entrepreneurship and to give opportunities for fresh entrepreneurs to present their products and services to the community, the Business Studies Department organized a "Startups Competition" on 29th of November 2022 from 09:00 am to 12:00 pm at the multipurpose hall. There were around 13 participants with different products and services. The inauguration ceremony took place in the lecture theatre with the presence of the Dean, Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs, Head of the Business Studies Department and a number of staff and students. At the end of the event, the first three places which won the competition were awarded prizes and certificates.
As part of the training programs offered to the community, Mr Mohammed Al-Sakiti, HR lecturer at the Business Studies Department, delivered a workshop titled "Draw Your Career Path" to the students of the University of Buraimi on Sunday, 11th December 2022 from 10 am to 1 pm. The main aim of the workshop was to enhance employability skills of the students and prepare them for the job market. The workshop focused on different key areas, including CV writing, job interview preparation, networking skills and the art of self-marketing. In order to make the workshop more practical, the presenter conduct a mock interview with two students, and then he gave constructive feedback about their performance. At the end of the workshop, Dr Ibrahim Al Shamsi, the Dean of the College of Business, gave a word of thanks along with a memento to the speaker.