Postgraduate Studies Programs

Master of Science in Accounting and Finance


Master of Science in Accounting and Finance



Economics and Political Sciences

  •  Finance
  • Accounting
  • Islamic Banking and Finance 

Program Type

Coursework and Thesis 

Study Mode



3 Years

Instruction Language


Program Coordinator

Name: Dr. Sree Rama Murthy 


Tel:  +968 24141878

College Website

Program Overview


The program requires satisfactory completion of 24 credit hours of course work, in addition to research leading to a thesis (6 credit hours).


Admission Requirements


  •   Applicants should have a Bachelor's degree from Sultan Qaboos University or from any other recognized university.
  • A Cumulative Grade Point Average of not less than 2.75 out of 4 or it's equivalent in another system and the Deanship of Postgraduate Studies will make the assessment for equivalency acceptance.
  • Work experience is a must for candidates with Cumulative Grade Point Average between 2.5 and 2.74 in the Bachelor’s degree.
  • Applicant must submit a no-objection letter from employer, addressed to the dean of postgraduate studies at SQU. For un-employed, Omani applicants need to submit a statement from The Public Authority of Ministry of Labour documenting the unemployment status of the applicant.
  • Proof of English language competency must be demonstrated by sufficient scores in IELTS or TOEFL according to the SQU Postgraduate Academic Regulations.  
Post-Admission Requirements  Applicants who do not meet normal admission requirements AND/OR non- business degree holders may be required to complete up to 4 bridging courses before starting their degree plan. The bridging courses will not be counted towards the overall GPA required for satisfactory progress.
English Proficiency Before starting the program the applicant should achieve level (6) in IELTS Academic, with a minimum of 5 in each of its components or a score of (79) or higher in the International TOEFL - IBT
Selection Criteria The Department will assess applicants according to its criteria, which may include a written test and/or an interview.