FHSU signs partnership in the Middle East with Talal Abu-Ghazaleh University in Jordan

Fort Hays State University has begun to offer five online master's programs, five online bachelor's programs and three certificate programs to students in the Middle East who are served by Talal Abu-Ghazaleh University, commonly referred to as TAGIUNI, which is based in Amman, Jordan.

A memorandum of understanding signed by Dr. Edward H. Hammond, FHSU president, and Salah Abu Osbeh of TAGIUNI establishes the framework for an agreement whereby 10 FHSU online degree programs and three certificates delivered through the award-winning Virtual College will be marketed to potential students in Jordan and Bahrain.

"This agreement represents an initial venture into the Middle East market," President Hammond said. "One anticipated benefit will be for students located in the Middle East to engage with U.S. students and professors within the courses offered in these programs to achieve the benefits of internationalization of the curriculum."

Five master's concentrations within the Master of Professional Studies degree program will be delivered: Cybersecurity, Information Assurance Management, Computer Networking, Web Development and Public Health Administration. Five bachelor's degree programs will be delivered: Bachelor of Science in Tourism and Hospitality Management, Organizational Leadership, Philosophy, Political Science, and Sociology. Graduate certificate programs in Human Resource Management, Organizational Leadership, and Tourism and Hospitality Leadership will also be delivered. All the programs under the scope of the agreement will be delivered through the Virtual College in an online asynchronous delivery format.

Information about Talal Abu-Ghazaleh University can be found at www.tagiuni.com. TAGIUNI is the gateway to the world’s best education. TAGIUNI partners with leading international education institutions to deliver accredited, world-class education to a global student body. TAGIUNI began securing partnerships in mid-2012 and has signed agreements with Thunderbird School of Global Management, University of Northampton, Canisius College, Amity University, the British Council, the International Training and Development Group, Open Thinking, inlingua Cheltenham, Genashtim Innovative Learning, and Pearson-Edexcel.
Fort Hays State University is a regional comprehensive university located in Hays, Kan., that serves 13,441 students. The Virtual College is the university's distance education delivery unit for more than 30 full degree programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels. FHSU provides high-quality accredited education to students worldwide.

For more information, contact Dr. Tim Crowley, dean of the Graduate School and assistant provost for internationalization, at tcrowley@fhsu.edu or call 785-628-4236.

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