About CBFS

The College of Banking and Financial Studies (CBFS) is government organisation for educating, training and conducting research in the banking and financial services sector in Oman. It was established in 1983 by a Royal Decree. CBFS operates under the supervision of the Central Bank of Oman and is supported by the commercial banks operating in the Sultanate of Oman. Over the past 35 years, CBFS has been offering a broad range of Diploma, Bachelor’s and Master’s programmes in areas related to Business Administration, Accounting, Auditing, Finance and Banking in partnership with Pearson, Strathclyde Business School and University of Bradford. Driven by the desire to cater for local needs, CBFS launched its own bachelor’s degree programmes in 2014-15. It provides professional certifications and conducts customized and open training courses in banking and finance related areas. It has developed an inclusive research culture at the College initiating and supporting applied research and encourages consultancy activities. CBFS contributes to the national economy by providing support in building sustainable capacity within the community.

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