Assistant Professor

Ahmad Kahwaji is a Professor of Strategic Management at Dhofar University – Salalah – Oman.
Ahmad had a Ph.D. from Brescia University (Italy) in 2002. He conducted his Thesis in the field of Strategic Management, especially “Mergers and Acquisitions”. The Thesis’s title was {Mergers and Acquisitions inside the fortress Europe: The Telecommunications Industry toward the third Millennium}.

Ahmad began his career as Strategic Consultant in the Ministry of Industry in Syria. He worked as a DEO of the European Union Unit in the Private Sector Department at the Ministry of Industry (Syria), before involving in the Business Administration Department at the College of Economy in Aleppo University (Syria).

His work in the Ministry of Industry led him to be a Strategic Consultant in the UNIDO Projects, especially for the project of Developing the Textile Private Companies in Syria (I am up Syria Project).
Ahmad has developed a good experience while working in the Ministry of Industry by helping the SEBC (Syrian European Business Center) and ISMF.
A part of his immense practical experience gained from his work in Industry, he began in 2006 as a junior teacher in Aleppo University.
During 2006 – 2010 he worked for many Private Universities as a Part Time Professor, and was the Keynote Professor in the SVU (Syrian Virtual University).
He supervised about 20 Masters’ Thesis and had many Meetings and Academic Conferences inside Syria and Abroad, especially (Italy, Malta, Spain, Belgium, Austria, Etc.).

During his task as a Vice Dean of HIAD (Higher Institute of Administrative Development – Damascus University) between 2011- 2015, He was also a member of Scientific and Administrative Council of the University of Damascus.

Ahmad’s main areas of expertise are:

  • Strategy
  • Strategic Management
  • Competitive Strategies
  • Marketing Strategies
  • International Management
  • Organizational Change
  • Business Environment
  • Learning Organizations

Areas of expertise:

  • Strategic Management
  • International Marketing
  • Marketing Strategies
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Contemporary Management issues
  • Business Environment.

Business and Academic Communities Engagement:

  • keynote speaker
  • Membership: 1). Staff Support and Welfare Committee

2). Center of Entrepreneurship and Industry Engagement Committee

  • Editor /associate editor/co-editor

Teaching methods/style: PPTs and Homework’s and Assignments

Teaching courses:

  • BUSS 306 (Strategic Management)
  • BUSS 403 (Business Environment)
  • MNGT 505 (Strategic Management for the Master Program)
  • MNGT 520 (Contemporary Issues in Management for the Master)


Courses developed:

  • BUSS 306 (Strategic Management) – New
  • MNGT 505 (Strategic Management for the Master Program)- New
  • MNGT 520 (Contemporary Issues in Management for the Master)- New


He supervised about 20 Masters’ Thesis and students Projects in Field of Strategic Management and Business Administration:

  •  Syria – Aleppo University –During 2006 – 2010 (5 Thesis of Master Students),
  •  Syria – Damascus University – During 2010 – 2014 (8 Thesis of Master Students),
  •  Syria – Syrian Virtual University – During 2008 – 2015 (5 Thesis of Master Students)


Oman – Dhofar University – During 2015 – 2016 (7 Thesis and Projects), for examples only:

  • The Impact of the Quality of Work Life Towards Employee’s Job Satisfaction – The Case Study of the General Directorate of Projects and Maintenance: Minister of State Office – Salalah – Oman. 2015
  • Characteristics of Learning Organization and their Role in Achieving Organizational Excellence (A Case Study of Dhofar University) – 2016.
  • Impact of Total Quality Management Practices on Customer Retention and Satisfaction – Dhofar University – 2016.
  • Measuring the Satisfaction’s Level of Services Provided in University Liberaries in Salalah – Oman (2016).