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Franklin University MBA Cohort to Begin in Oman

For Immediate Release: January 22, 2012

Contact Sherry Mercurio, Director of Public Relations

Mercuris@franklin.edu, 614.947.6581

Columbus, OH —

Franklin University and the Modern College of Business and Science (MCBS) are pleased to announce the start of the first Franklin MBA cohort beginning January 29.

To commemorate this historic event, Franklin University’s President David Decker, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dr. Christopher Washington, and Godfrey Mendes, Dean of Global Programs will join MCBS officials in Oman for a ceremony to celebrate the official start of this new cohort.

With the start of this new cohort, students at MCBS will now have the opportunity to take classes in the Franklin University MBA designed to help develop them into well-rounded, adaptive, and strategic-thinking business leaders. In addition, the Franklin MBA, accredited (by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education ) is offered in many countries around the world, providing curriculum that offers a truly global perspective.

“We are excited for the start of this new MBA cohort in Oman,” said Franklin University President David Decker. “The start of this cohort allows Franklin, an institution known for its expertise in providing access to career-relevant education, to challenge students in Oman to leverage their strengths while increasing their ability to think expansively about how the world of commerce operates.”

The comprehensive theory-to-practice curriculum emphasizes analytics, contemporary business communication skills, and social responsibility, allowing students to build a foundation of practical business strategies and adaptable management skills that are noticed and needed in the ever-changing global marketplace.

MBA classes will be held on the campus of the Modern College of Business and Science (MCBS) in Muscat, the country’s capital, largest city, and seat of government. Classes will be taught in English by a combination of Columbus-based Franklin faculty members traveling to Oman and local faculty members from MCBS and other institutions.

The Modern College of Business and Science in the Sultanate of Oman is a private college accredited by the Ministry of Higher Education. It was established in 1996 and offers Associate and Bachelor Degrees, primarily in business administration and computer science. The Franklin MBA will be the first graduate program offered by the college. For further information on MCBS visit http://www.mcbs.edu.om.

The Franklin University MBA program is offered internationally through agreements with institutions in Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. Further information regarding Franklin University can be found at http://www.franklin.edu.

About Franklin University
Founded in 1902, Franklin University is one of the leading and most experienced educators of adult students. Annually, nearly 10,000 students attend Franklin, through its Main Campus in downtown Columbus, Ohio, three Central Ohio locations, regional locations in Beavercreek, Ohio and Indianapolis, as well as at five co-locations across Ohio, in addition to online. Franklin offers more than 40 undergraduate and graduate programs (including the new Social Sciences and Entrepreneurship Bachelor of Science programs) and graduates more than 1,500 students annually. The University's MBA program is offered internationally through agreements with institutions in Europe and the Middle East. Further information regarding Franklin University can be found at www.franklin.edu.

Franklin University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC), the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE), and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

 


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