About the College of Banking and Financial Studies

The College of Banking and Financial Studies (CBFS) is an apex government higher education institution 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 commercial banks operating in the Sultanate of Oman. CBFS is the first Government College in Oman to be accredited by Oman’s Academic Accreditation and Quality Assurance Authority. Over the past 40 years, CBFS growth has been supported by various royal decrees that have enabled the college to diversify and broaden the services provided for the banking and finance industry. CBFS offers a broad range of Diploma, Bachelor’s, and Master’s programs, in areas related to Business Administration, Accounting, Auditing, Finance, and Banking. Driven by the desire to cater to local needs, CBFS launched its own Bachelor’s degree programs in 2014-15. CBFS provides professional certifications and conducts customized and open training courses in banking and finance-related areas. CBFS has developed a research culture at the college, supports applied research, and encourages consultancy activities. CBFS contributes to the national economy and provides support in building sustainable capacity within the community.

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