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International Cohort of Franklin University MBA Students Earn Top GLO-BUS Ranking

For Immediate Release: January 19, 2017

Contact Sherry Mercurio, Director of Public Relations, 614.947.6581

Columbus, OH —

Franklin University, one of the leading educators of working adults, is pleased to announce its Franklin's MBA cohort based in Muscat, Oman has earned a Global Top 25 rankling for their recent GLO-BUS performance (week of 1/9-1/15).

GLO-BUS is a global business simulation designed by McGraw-Hill to educate students in business strategy, and is used as part of the Franklin MBA capstone. In this completely online exercise, teams of students run an imaginary digital camera company in head-to-head competition against companies run by other class members. Companies are ranked using five criteria: earnings per share, credit rating, stock price, return on equity, and image rating.

The partnership to offer the Franklin MBA to students in Oman through the Modern College of Business and Science (MCBS) was first announced five years ago. Since that time, a total of 12 MBA cohorts have or are going through the program.

Through this recent ranking, the MCBS Franklin MBA cohort adds to accolades received by Franklin’s global MBA cohort at the Wroclaw School of Banking (WSB) in Poland who in 2011, won the GLO-BUS competition finishing first out of 491 teams from 51 colleges and universities.

Congratulations to this extraordinary group of international MBA students!

About Franklin University
Founded in 1902, Franklin University is one of the leading and most experienced educators of adult students. The University offers applied, in-demand undergraduate, master's and doctorate programs that enable adult learners to achieve their educational and professional goals.  From entrepreneurs to CEOs, more than 45,000 Franklin alumni can be found around the world contributing to the communities in which they live and work. Students can take classes through Franklin through its Main Campus in downtown Columbus, Ohio, two central Ohio locations, in Beavercreek, at co-locations across Ohio, Indiana, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, and online. In addition, 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

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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