Modern College of Business and Science and Franklin


About MCBS

The Modern College of Business and Science (MCBS) in the Sultanate of Oman is a private College licensed by the Ministry of Higher Education and established in 1996. In 2004, MCBS sought institutional and program accreditation to offer Bachelor Degrees in Oman. MCBS was successful in its application and based on the strength of its submission, the College was provisionally accredited by the Accreditation Council of the Sultanate of Oman to offer Associate and Bachelor Degrees. The College offers educational programs to meet the needs of individual students as well as the needs of the business and industrial communities.

The College offers degrees in Business Administration (with 5 emphasis areas in Accounting, Marketing, MIS, Management, and Economics & Banking), Information Technology and Computer Science. The College also offers Bachelor degrees in Business Administration (with 5 emphasis areas in Accounting, Marketing, MIS, Management & Organizational Behavior, and Finance), Economics, Information System, Accounting, and Computer Science. The College maintains an active affiliation with the University of Missouri, St. Louis, (UMSL) at both the Associate Degree level and at the Bachelor Degree level. Students presently have the option of: completing a two year educational degree in Oman and seeking employment; completing two years at the College and transferring to another College or University in the United States, Australia, or the United Kingdom, or finishing a Bachelor Degree at the College.

MCBS operates a Foundation Program which contains an Intensive English as a Second Language program and offers a certificate in ESL for those students who successfully complete the course. Along with ESL, some Foundation Courses such as Basic Mathematics, Applied Mathematics and Information Technology are also made compulsory for those students who need to pursue a degree at the College. This is in accordance with the Foundation Program Standards proposed by the Oman Accreditation Council and MCBS is one of the first colleges to have implemented this.

The MCBS Quality Audit Report, which was released in December 2009 by the Oman Accreditation Council after the team’s second visit to the College, commended the good practices of MCBS. The report supports our ongoing academic and services improvement efforts. The report also commended the long-standing relationship with UMSL which has enhanced its standards and given an international dimension to the curricula. It was also supportive of the appointment of Fulbright Scholars at MCBS to enhance the curriculum and add expertise to its faculty. Dissemination of information electronically to staff and students has also been commended in the report.

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The Program has been in existence for more than 20 years now, has been delivered in many locations worldwide, among others in Macedonia, Poland, Ukraine and Oman, where it was first launched in 2012. [+]

An American MBA degree in Oman By choosing a master’s program from Franklin University and Modern College of Business & Science (MCBS), you benefit from a regionally accredited education that’s recognized around the globe and the Ministry of Higher Education of the Sultanate of Oman. The Program has been in existence for more than 20 years now, has been delivered in many locations worldwide, among others in Macedonia, Poland, Ukraine and Oman, where it was first launched in 2012. More than 5,000 students have successfully graduated so far from the Franklin University MBA, among them there are more than 45 alumni from the MBA delivered at MCBS. Classes are delivered at MCBS by American and MCBS professors (50%/50%). The Program offers 2 specializations: Finance, and Human Resources Management. All learning materials are inclusive and available in electronic version through a learning management system myFranklin. Curriculum Our courses are reviewed and evaluated by industry leaders and alumni each year. Franklin’s coursework blends long-standing theories and real-world applications together, while bringing in the latest trends, technologies, and processes. The results create relevant applications to current practices you can take directly to work from the start of your program. The Franklin MBA at MCBS challenges you on a higher level of learning and thinking. This award-winning MBA will channel your talent by providing you with a holistic understanding of business so you can level-up your leadership and pioneer forward in an ever-changing global marketplace. Organization of studies Franklin University MBA Program delivered at MCBS gives you the freedom to fit your education around your work and personal life. This is why the classes are scheduled in a mode which makes it easier for working students to be successful: - each course delivered over a period of 6 weeks - one week break between the courses - no weekend classes - 5 courses taught by MCBS faculty: a 6 week period, 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm, twice a week - 5 courses taught by Franklin faculty: a 6 week period inclusive of 2-weeks lecture classes 4 times a week - ongoing support on the online platform myFranklin Admission requirements The admission process reflects Franklin University’s and Modern College of Business and Science’s’ efforts to clearly identify the performance standards that can help predict student success in graduate level study. Moreover, they reflect regulations from the accrediting bodies: the Higher Learning Commission (US), Ministry of Higher Education (Oman), IACBE (US). Requirements include: a Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution with a 2.75 GPA and above on a 4.0 scale proficiency in English at the level of: IELTS 6.5 or TOEFL 80 (internet-based), 213 (computer-based), or 550 (paper-based). Applicants who do not have official TOEFL or IELTS scores are required to take an online Accuplacer ESL test through the MBA office. Applicants who have completed a degree in a country in which English is the only official language do not need to submit additional proof of English proficiency. The candidate’s work history, references, and other personal qualities and characteristics will be considered as well. An Academic Board reviews credentials of all the candidates. The Academic Board’s approval is of special importance for candidates who apply for a conditional admission. DURATION AND PRICE General MBA – 16 months General MBA with specialization in Finance – 22 months General MBA with specialization in HR Management – 22 months General MBA – 8 000 OR General MBA with specialization – 10 500 OR Recruitment deadlines: Cohort starting in March 2015: 31st January 2015 Cohort starting in July 2015: 31st May 2015 Cohort starting in October 2015: 31st August 2015 [-]


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