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Outstanding Award of Masters Degree with Distinction (Lancaster University)

Lancaster University Management School (LUMS) in the north west of England has recently announced the outstanding award of Masters degree with Distinction to Omar Hamasni of Beirut, Lebanon. He graduated with an MSc in Project Management in December 2008 and had his degree confirmed at a colourful ceremony by the University's Chancellor, Sir Christian Bonington, CBE.

Before coming to Lancaster University Omar graduated from the American University of Beirut with a degree in Mechanical Engineering.

He has said of his studies at Lancaster:
"The programme demonstrates that effective project management in not based on the application of technical competence but also on behaviour and team management skills.

An interesting highlight of the course was the Applied Project Management module. This was our first engagement with a real project from initiation to completion. This provided me with insights into the complexity of issues that can arise during the full project lifecycle whilst exploring was to deal with uncertainty and how to manage stakeholders."

The Dean of the Management School, Professor Sue Cox, has said:

"We are delighted with Omar's result. This is an excellent performance and a reward for his hard work. The skills he has developed will be very much in demand as he progresses through his career. "

Omar now works as a Support Engineer at the Fibrex Industrial and Construction Group based in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. In this role he is responsible for the management, implementation and monitoring of the various procurement processes.

The Management School at Lancaster is ranked !jthin t he UK for research in the 2008 RAE assessment and also rated 'Excellent' for teaching. It has also been accorded EQUlS status through the European Foundation for Management Development and AACSB accreditation, which confirms LUMS as a top quality School. Its MBA, executive programmes and MSc Management are rated in the Financial Times top 50 -the MBA being ranked 1st in the UK for "value for money" and 4th in the world for career progress.

For more information about LUMS, please contact:

Rebecca Heron, Lancaster University Management School, LA1 4YX, UK.
Tel: +44 (0)1524 51 0746
Email: r. heron@lancaster.ac.uk
www.lums.lancs.ac. uk

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