Associate Professor & Chair

Dr Kavita Chavali is currently Associate Professor of Finance in College of Commerce and Business Administration. She has completed her PhD in 2006 in the area of Finance. Dr Kavita has twenty years of experience teaching graduate and undergraduate students. She teaches courses like Financial Management, Corporate Finance and specialized courses like Risk Management, Personal Financial Planning and Behavioral Finance. She is the Chair of the College Research Committee (CRC) and Member in the University Research Board (URB) representing the College of Commerce and Business Administration
Before joining Dhofar University she taught in countries like India and Trinidad, West indies. During her previous teaching experience, she had an opportunity to teach a wide spectrum of business management subjects to graduate students. She was the deputy director of the doctoral program and was responsible for conducting course work for the doctoral students, scheduling, conducting seminars and guiding them through the dissertation process. She also was heading the Industry Internship Process at the University taking care of student advising and academic requirements of student’s project and dissertation work. She also has administrative experience of four years as an academic coordinator and during that period, she was involved in monitoring all academic activities of the institution, coordinated the academic activities of various departments, prepared and liaised with regional office and head office, besides ensuring proper conduct of classes and examinations at the internal and university levels, preparing MIS reports and industry interface by arranging guest lectures.

Areas of expertise:

  • Corporate Finance, Financial Management, Risk Management, Banking

Business and Academic Communities Engagement:

  • SEBI certified trainer
  • Member in Academic Program Development and Review Committee (APDRM), Health and Safety Committee and
    Staff Welfare Committee in the College of Commerce and Business Administration.
  • In Recruitment and Selection Committee and Curriculum Committee in the Department of Accounting and Finance.

Membership in Associations:

  • Finance Management Association
  • European Accounting Association
  • The Association of Accountants and Financial Professionals in Business
  • Institute of Internal Auditors

Reviewer for Journals:

  • Amity Journal of Finance
  • International Journal of Management Entrepreneurship and Technology (IJMET)
  • International Journal of Management Rivulet (IJMR)
  • Publishing India (IJCAR)

Teaching methods/style: Chalk and Talk, Power points and Case studies

Teaching courses: Principles of Financial Management, Corporate Finance, Risk Management, Money and Capital Markets

Courses developed: Behavioral Finance and Risk Management

Projects/thesis supervised:

  • Financial Performance Analysis of Oman Fisheries
  • Analytical Study of Banking Sector of Oman: A case study of Bank Muscat
  • Perception of Respondents towards Islamic Banks in Oman
  • Financial Performance Analysis of Cement Industry in Oman
  • Women Entrepreneurship in Dhofar Region in Oman
  • Working Capital Management: A case of Oman Flour Mills and Salalah Mills Company
  • Awareness and usage of social media by youth in Salalah
  • Liquidity Analysis of Chemical Industry in Oman
  • Liquidity Analysis of Banks in Oman: Special Reference to Bank Muscat, Bank Dhofar and NBO
  • Performance of Oil & Gas Industry in Oman A Case of Oman Oil and National gas Company
  • Customer Perception of Islamic banking services in Oman
  • Financial Statement Analysis of Raysut and Oman Cement Company
  • Role of E Banking facilities on Customer Satisfaction of select banks in Salalah
  • Investors Reliance on Financial Statements of a company
  • Perception of Companies on change in Corporate Income tax in Oman