The Modern University for Business and Science (MUBS) in partnership with Cardiff Metropolitan University and Beirut Marathon Association launched its newly exclusive Master’s degree in Sport Management and Leadership. This new program comes as part of the university’s role and commitment in enhancing academic programmes in Lebanon and offering more opportunities to students in town.
The launching ceremony took place on the 8th of September, 2016 at the Lancaster Hotel, Beirut at the presence of figureheads from the Education and Sports industry in Lebanon.
Dr. Alun Hardman, Dean of the School of Sports at Cardiff Met, UK, thanked everyone for their hospitality and MUBS for their renewed trust in partnerships with Cardiff Met and welcomed the new trifold partnership with BMA. Dr. Hardman stressed on the immense passion and dedication witnessed through the hard work which preceded the culmination of this partnership. He was confident that this partnership would open new doors of cooperation not only on the sports education front for the three partners, but also will open new doors of cooperation between the people of the United Kingdom and the people of Lebanon.
Dr. Hatem Alamy, Chairman of the Board of Trustees at MUBS, welcomed the distinguished guests and emphasized on the importance of such an addition to the Body of Knowledge at a higher education level which the new Master’s will bring to the Lebanese scene. Dr. Alamy envisioned the uniqueness of the new Masters and the depth of trust and cooperation the partnership between MUBS, Cardiff Met and now BMA being reflected in this new Master’s Degree.
Mr. Zaid Khyam, Director General of Lebanon’s Ministry of Sports and Youth, in his turn he thanked everyone for inviting the Ministry of Sports and Youth to witness this new partnership and stressed on how the private and public sectors should cooperate in order to elevate the higher education level in general and the sports education in particular. Mr. Khyami shared some of the new aspirations the Ministry is hoping to achieve soon and offered professional assistance in incorporating more sports management in schools’ curricula in Lebanon.
Mrs. May El Khalil, founder and President of the Beirut Marathon Association, concluded the ceremony with an inspiring speech, she expressed that she’s immensely grateful and proud to be marking such a special day were sports education has taken on such a high caliber bringing a Master’s degree to be offered in Lebanon at MUBS in partnership with Cardiff Met and BMA. Mrs. El Khalil was confident the role of sports would soon stretch beyond higher education to become a necessity in the social education system and extend to broader conflict resolving tools for spreading love and peace among nations.
The launching ceremony ended with the signage of the partnership followed by a cocktail reception.