Franklin University Enters Into New International Partnership

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Franklin University is proud to announce its new cooperation agreement in the Sultanate of Oman, expanding Franklin’s role as a global institution of higher learning.

“This agreement with the Modern College of Business and Science will allow Franklin to participate in the rapidly growing Middle Eastern market for MBA programs, in collaboration with a highly respected and well-established institution,” Haberich said.

Franklin University is proud to announce its new cooperation agreement in the Sultanate of Oman, expanding Franklin’s role as a global institution of higher learning.

In visits to Oman, Franklin University Senior Vice President for Planning and Global Programs, Klaus Haberich, met with representatives of the Modern College of Business and Science (MCBS) in Muscat, Oman to sign cooperation agreements with the institution.

Under the agreement, the Franklin MBA program will be made available to students in Oman beginning in the fall term of 2010 in classes held on MCBS’ campus 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.

“This agreement with the Modern College of Business and Science will allow Franklin to participate in the rapidly growing Middle Eastern market for MBA programs, in collaboration with a highly respected and well-established institution,” Haberich said. “The signing of this agreement allows Franklin, an institution known for its expertise in providing access to career-relevant education, to strengthen its position as an exporter of high-value-added educational services, which benefits both the Ohio and the national economy.”    

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.

Today’s announcement strengthens the University’s global presence and further distinguishes Franklin as an innovator and leader in the export of higher education. Franklin currently participates in agreements with the Wroclaw School of Banking in Poland, the University St. Kliment Ohridski-Bitola in Macedonia, the National Mining University (NMU) in the Urkaine, Okay University in Instanbul, Turkey, the University of Economics of Bratislava in Slovakia, Mangalore University in India, Sichuan University in China, and Vietnam National University in Vietnam.

About Franklin University
Founded in 1902, Franklin University is central Ohio’s leading and most experienced educator of adult students. Annually, more than 11,000 students attend Franklin, on campus at its Main Campus in downtown Columbus, Ohio, three central Ohio locations, and at its newest location in Indianapolis, Indiana, in addition to online. Franklin offers 27 undergraduate majors (including three new available Fall 2010) as well as three graduate 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 Far East. Further information regarding Franklin University can be found at http://www.franklin.edu.

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