18th December 1998



The University of Lincolnshire & Humberside is boosting its international reputation by forging new links with teaching institutes in Oman.


The Omani government has just renewed the university’s licence to teach MBA programmes in general management and in marketing in Oman, and academics from the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside are also advising on plans to establish a brand new university in the north of Oman.


“We’re the only university licensed to deliver MBAs in Oman,” commented Mike Jackson, Dean of the university’s Faculty of Business and Management. “There are about sixty-five students on our MBA programmes, some of whom are quite high-ranking Omani government officials and business people.”


The university’s experience in creating a brand new campus in Lincoln two years ago makes its bosses well qualified to advise on new developments at Sohar, the birthplace of Sinbad the sailor. The Omani government has given a sizeable grant to support the formation of the Sohar College for Applied Sciences, which will offer courses in business studies, administration and engineering.


“The MBA programmes will be taught by our staff going out to Oman every six weeks or so,” said Mr Jackson. “At present the college has only about 100 students,  but it’s growing rapidly and student numbers should be at about 2,000 within three years.”


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University of Lincolnshire & Humberside

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