Majan College is the first private college in the Sultanate of Oman. Established in 1995 by Royal Decree, the Oman Chamber of Commerce and Industry played a major role in the formation of the College which was known at the time as the College of Administrative Sciences. The College is located on a single campus in Darsait which is home to a multi-cultural academic community with more than a hundred multiethnic staff from various countries and a student population of over 1800. Majan is an accredited college of the University of Bedfordshire, UK and operates under the supervision of the Ministry of Higher Education, Oman. It offers undergraduate and post graduate degrees in Business Management, Finance, Accounting, Marketing, Computing and Information Technology and English Language through full-time and part-time modes of study.
The College has grown in leaps and bounds with various achievements to be proud of including its numerous graduates gainfully employed and working in all sectors of the economy. It has been ranked as the number one brand in the field of private higher education in Oman (Business Today Best Brands Surveys 2008, 2009 and Oman Observer Surveys, 2008, 2009). In November 2007, the College was also awarded the World Quality Commitment by Business Initiative Directions in Paris. Commitment to the provision of quality education, enhancing standards and continuous improvement are fundamental to Majan's core values. This commitment is reflected in the very positive Quality Audit Report published by the Oman Accreditation Authority in January 2010. http://www.oac.gov.om/Review/majan_audit_report_final2.pdf
The College's vision is: "To be a premier University providing students with value added higher education of international standards in a dynamic environment that fosters knowledge, values and sustainable employment skills".
The vision is in line with Oman's economic vision and aims to develop a university environment of international standards that attracts and provides for students and staff who are keen to be part of a rigorous and enriching educational experience aimed at fostering knowledge and sustainable employment skills. It also emphasises MCUC's determination to significantly improve its facilities and resources both in qualitative and quantitative terms such that it is comparable with international standards.
"Majan College's mission is to enable students to contribute effectively to the society by providing an innovative learning and teaching environment that stresses intellectual discipline, creativity, problem solving and personal responsibility".
The key strategic themes underlying the mission statement are:
- to build a knowledge based learning organisation;
- to educate students and cultivate their capacity for life-long learning;
- to strive for excellence in learning, teaching and research;
- to develop the creative potential of all staff members.
The University of Bedfordshire is the awarding body for most programmes of study offered by the College. The College however also has academic affiliations with the University of Leeds, UK and has also signed an agreement for academic collaboration with the University of Glasgow, UK.