Dr. Muneer bin Mohammed Al-Maskari is a visionary higher education leader and brainchild behind the establishment of Oman’s first full-fledged private college – Modern College of Business and Science. His vision thankfully became a reality with the support and belief of like-minded individuals: His Highness Sayyid Shihab bin Tariq Al Said, Sheikh Saif Bin Hashil Al Maskery, the Late Col. Mohammed bin Abdallah Al-Riyamy, Eng. Ali bin Mohammed Al-Mahrouki, Eng. Azza bint Mohammed Al-Mahrouki and Ms. Sheikha bint Mohamed Al-Mahrouki.
In 1996, Dr Muneer was the first to serve as MCBS’s Dean. In 1998, Dr. Muneer was assigned as a “Fellow” in the Center of International Studies, University of Missouri – St. Louis. As part of his Doctoral internship, he was trained in how to manage a Higher Education Institute in a Community College in Saint Charles, Missouri, USA.
Between, 2001 and 2006 he served his country as Undersecretary for Manpower. In 2007 to 2011 he was appointed as member of the State Council (Majlis A’Dawla). The Members of the State Council are appointed by a royal decree and is the upper house of the Omani Parliament ‘Oman Council’.
Dr Muneer was awarded “University of Missouri – St. Louis Distinguish Alumni Award” an International Distinction as the “Ideal/Best Graduate/Alumni” in September 2000, from University of Missouri St. Louis, USA from among 58,000 Alumni students, thus being the first International non-American student to be awarded such a distinction.
He holds a PhD Degree from the University of Missouri – St. Louis in USA, majoring in Labor Economics. He is a holder of Master of Arts – Political Science, University of Missouri – St. Louis; Master of Arts – Economics and a Master of Arts – Business Management, Webster College, St. Louis, Missouri U.S.A and a Bachelor of Science – Business Administration Fontbonne College, St. Louis, Missouri U.S.A.