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The University of Toledo and the Sadat Academy for Management Sciences (SAMS) in Cairo, Egypt, will enter into an agreement
Tuesday, May 18 through which UT’s College of Business and Innovation (COBI) will provide a masters in business administration
program on-site in Cairo, Egypt beginning in August, 2010.
Participating in the signing will be UT President Dr. Lloyd Jacobs and SAMS President Dr. Ahmed M. Youssef.
Courses will be taught by UT COBI and qualified SAMS faculty through video conferencing and onsite at SAMS in Cairo. Students will graduate with an MBA degree from The University of Toledo.
“The University of Toledo and the Sadat Academy of Management Sciences are excited to collaborate to promote the development of joint studies, research, training activities and educational programs of mutual interest,” Dr. Jacobs said.
Dr. Youssef observed, “This is a point of light for the Academy as we introduce an unique program to the Egyptian market, where many students will be interested.”
“UT College of Business and Innovation and the Sadat Academy of Management Sciences realize that both business and academia need to effectively function in a true global community,” noted UT COBI Dean Thomas Gutteridge. “Opportunities such as this will ultimately help both universities better prepare the ethical business leaders of tomorrow.”
“The Egyptian students are very anxious to improve their education, and this partnership is a major step, especially because UT COBI is accredited by the international Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business” noted Dr. Ibrahim Hassan Ibrahim, SAMS Vice President for Education Affairs. “This will mean better preparation for better jobs, providing them a competitive advantage in a global marketplace.”
UT and SAMS entered into an agreement in Fall, 2009 through which SAMS students are already taking courses for their bachelors in business administration degrees. Students complete their first two years of study at SAMS, then complete their coursework either at UT COBI, or through distance learning and classes taught by COBI faculty in Cairo.
“UT COBI seriously pursues its mission of developing lifelong leaders for the world of business, and this agreement further demonstrates how we strive to be the preferred learning partner for students and the business community worldwide,” Gutteridge said.
(Editors note: the agreement signing will take place at 9 a.m. in Dr. Jacobs’ office.)