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Franklin University and La Universidad Cuauhtémoc campus Aguascalientes (UCA) Sign Global Education Agreement

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Sherry Mercurio
Director of Public Relations
614.947.6581
Email: sherry.mercurio@franklin.edu

Columbus, OH (June 9, 2017)

Franklin University is proud to announce the formal signing of a global educational partnership with Universidad Cuauhtémoc in Aguascalientes, Mexico.  The agreement, signed this week, provides UCA students with the opportunity to earn Franklin’s Global Master of Business Administration (GMBA) degree without having to leave the country.

The signing of the agreement is the culmination of intensive collaboration throughout the year in which Franklin University assessed and endorsed UCA’s guidelines of quality and professionalization. With the agreement in place, UCA will become the first Latin American university to launch a dual degree program with Franklin University.

Recently, UCA obtained Ministry of Education accreditation for this master's degree making it possible to issue a local diploma for students.  Courses will be taught by professors trained and certified by Franklin University. The Global MBA program focuses on investigating the functional areas of business through finance, marketing, administration, and examining organizational, legal, economic, cultural and political factors.

“The collaboration and partnership between Franklin University and UCA is an important achievement in strengthening ties with the two countries as well as providing greater opportunities for students looking to elevate their skillsets for the global marketplace as well as make an impact on local economic development,” said Andy Igonor, Dean of the Ross College of Business at Franklin University.

Today’s announcement further solidifies the role Franklin University's academic programs play in redefining the term "global" in reference to educational access, academic quality, and global sustainability. Through collaborating agreements such as the agreement with UAG, Franklin University services the educational needs of international students around the world. For more on Franklin University’s global partners click here

About Universidad Cuauhtémoc, Aguascalientes Campus
Universidad Cuauhtémoc in Aguascalienets, UCA, is part of the Cuauhtémoc University System, endorsed by the Federation of Mexican Institutions of Higher Education, FIMPES. The educational offer of UCA consists of 20 undergraduate degrees, 17 master-level degree programs, and 1 Doctorate of Education.  UCA offers 9 of its graduate and 2 of its undergraduate programs online, enrolling students across Mexico and other Latin American countries.  With state of the art technology and study opportunities that span from business to medical sciences, UCA is solid private institution in 

About Franklin University

Accredited, nonprofit and dedicated to educating adults since 1902, Franklin provides onsite course options at over 25 Midwest locations and is an innovator in providing personalized online education. The University offers applied in-demand undergraduate, master’s and doctorate programs that enable adult learners to achieve their educational and professional goals. The University also offers several academic programs internationally, including its top-ranked MBA, through agreements with partner institutions.

Franklin University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and holds specialized accreditations for specific academic programs through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

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