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University of Indianapolis Athens & Yanbu Industrial College Receive First Global Partnership Award

Thursday, February 6, 2014   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Melinda Dorning

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University of Indianapolis Athens and Yanbu Industrial College Receive First Global Partnership Award from ACBSP

 

Yanbu Industrial College in Saudi Arabia and University of Indianapolis Athens in Greece collectively run an MBA program for working executives (EMBA) in Saudi Arabia.

 

Text Box:  OVERLAND PARK, KS, USA (February 6, 2014) During the inaugural ACBSP International Conference in Brussels, Belgium, University of Indianapolis Athens and Yanbu Industrial College became the first recipients of a new award, The Global Partnership Award, which honors two ACBSP member schools that have found valued ways to collaborate to the benefit of students, faculty, the community, and the business school.

 

Charles Beem, ACBSP president, presented certificates to Gasim Alandjani, Managing Director, Yanbu Industrial College in Saudi Arabia, and Vasilis Botopoulos, Chancellor, University of Indianapolis Athens in Greece. Alandjani and Botopoulos presented a session at the conference describing how they first began their work together, the difficulties they overcame, and the benefits they have found in their work together. (Pictured above, from left: Douglas Viehland, ACBSP Executive Director; Gasim Alandjani, Managing Director, Yanbu Industrial College; Vasilis Botopoulos, Chancellor, University of Indianapolis Athens; and Charles Beem, ACBSP President.)

 

YIC and UIndy signed a memorandum of understanding in 2011 and now collectively run an MBA program for working executives (EMBA) in Saudi Arabia. The classes are held at Yanbu Technical Institute every weekend with students from Saudi Arabia and surrounding areas. Feedback from faculty and students has been positive, as evidenced in a short film produced by the Royal Commission Yanbu Industrial College Media Center: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-HkK6RGdIH8.

 

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Contact: Melinda Dorning 913-339-9356 — mdorning@acbsp.org

 

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