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.