Top US college delegation discusses entrepreneurship with Omani academics

Oman Sunday 28/February/2016 22:23 PM
By: Times News Service
Top US college delegation discusses entrepreneurship with Omani academics

Muscat: Advisory board members of one of the top entrepreneurship colleges in the United States interacted with Sultan Qaboos University (SQU) academics to learn about the culture of innovation and entrepreneurship being promoted here.
The International Cooperation Office at the SQU received members of the Babson College’s advisory board, who visited the university to gain an insight into the entrepreneurship culture of its students and the entrepreneurship education being offered at the university.
Babson College is a private business school in Wellesley, Massachusetts, USA, established in 1919. Its central focus on entrepreneurship education has made it to the top entrepreneurship college in the United States.
The advisory board members of Babson College interacted with a group of academics from SQU who spoke at length about the university’s activities in promoting the culture of innovation and entrepreneurship among its students.
The panel included His Highness Dr Adham Al Said, Dr Said Al Muharrami, and Dr Shahid Al Balushi from the College of Education, Dr Rashid Al Yahyai from the College of Agricultural & Marine Sciences, Dr Salim Al Harthy from the Academic Innovation Assistance Programme, and Dr Mahmood Al Kindi from the College of Engineering. The SQU conducts several courses and activities to expose its students to entrepreneurship and innovation, so that they can start their own companies and businesses in future with the support of the government, which promotes small and medium enterprises launched by youngsters.
The courses in entrepreneurship and innovation offered at SQU focus on idea generation, opportunity assessment, creative thinking methods, intellectual property protection, and business plan development.
Babson College also offers master’s degrees in business administration, accounting, entrepreneurial leadership, and management.
Often referred to as the “Entrepreneur’s College,” Babson is known for immersing its students in the entrepreneurial lifestyle and culture. Babson College has consistently appeared on the U.S. News & World Report rankings as the number one college in entrepreneurship education for nearly three decades.