Frequently Asked Questions
The NCP is module-based and can be completed whilst participants continue to work in their current role, however, participants are required to allocate time away from the office throughout the duration of the nine months. Participants are expected to be away from the office for a total of 36 module days (excluding travel time) as well as approximately 30 days for project work, with a minimum of 2-3 days per month required.
Participation in the National CEO Program represents a significant investment of time from individuals and their organisations. Once accepted, participants will need to sign a Commitment Letter indicating their understanding and acceptance of the program schedule and required course work. Participants unable to dedicate themselves to the entire program* for any reason will be released from the program.
*Please refer to the Program Calendar for the complete schedule of program modules and timeline.
As part of its objective to support the national agenda to diversify Oman’s economy, the NCP includes participants from a diverse range of industries, specialisations and scales of enterprises. Application to the NCP is not limited to specific industries, professional expertise or company size. The NCP targets sectors in alignment with the Sultanate’s strategic agenda and economic development goals.
Yes. The NCP automatically rules out non-Omani applicants, applicants who are not fluent in English, applicants with less than eight years management experience, applicants who are younger than 27 years of age, applicants who are not working in the private sector and applicants who have an immediate family member who is or has been a participant on the program.
Please visit the Who Should Apply? section under 'Admissions' for a complete list of the admission criteria
The interview period is highlighted in the ‘Program Calendar’ section of this website. If you are invited to the interviews stage, please ensure that you are available throughout those dates as (due to high demand) we are unable to reschedule.
Admission to the NCP is highly competitive as places are limited. The NCP encourages applicants who have not been successful to learn from the experience and to use this to grow and develop their capabilities for the future. The NCP selection process identifies applicants who meet the selection criteria and, for this reason, does not screen out qualifying applicants who may have made an unsuccessful application previously.