American University of Beirut, Olayan School of Business


American University of Beirut, Olayan School of Business

American University of Beirut, Olayan School of Business

American University of Beirut, Olayan School of Business


American University of Beirut, Olayan School of Business


American University of Beirut, Olayan School of Business

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American University of Beirut, Olayan School of Business


American University of Beirut, Olayan School of Business
The American University of Beirut, the oldest higher education institution in the Middle East, introduced business education in 1900. The Suliman S. Olayan School of Business (OSB) was established as an independent School of Business in 2000. Today, the School is transforming business education in the MENA region through its world-class programs, research hubs and initiatives covering a wide range of research areas, including entrepreneurship, innovation, corporate social responsibility, sustainability, data analytics, finance, and corporate governance.

The Suliman S. Olayan School of Business has been recognized as a leader in business education in Lebanon and the region for more than 115 years. We take great pride in graduating well-prepared corporate citizens ready to assume their roles and responsibilities in our society. Our alumni have had a wide impact in the Arab region throughout the years, and many graduates have become leaders in their communities. We continue to work hard towards achieving our vision, which is to become globally recognized as the leading business school between Europe and South Asia in terms of academic research, teaching excellence and business impact.


The School is host to an outstanding contingent of devoted faculty who publish in high quality refereed journals worldwide, and who constantly develop and grow the school’s educational programs through a balanced mix of theory and professional practice. The School attracts top students in the country, and has a vibrant student body which is highly diverse and upwardly motivated. The School’s facilities are considered world-class and exceptional, and are designed to support the School’s various programs, and accommodate innovative methods of teaching.

OSB has been developing leaders and preparing them to excel in the constantly and rapidly changing business world. Through an immersive experience in business education, we will empower you to build a strong knowledge base and gain individualized skills to meet the economic and social challenges of the future. Our MBA program draws the most influential and innovative business thinkers and leaders to campus - to address, teach, and mentor students. You will find yourself surrounded by an adventurous learning community of passionate, highly motivated people who want to improve your experience and the world. 

Program Highlights: 

  • Flexible, innovative curriculum which fosters collaboration, community, teamwork and an entrepreneurial spirit 
  • World-class faculty research and a focus on experiential and analytical learning
  • Rigorous academic theory is linked with real-world practice to build fundamental leadership and management skills 
  • On-going assessment of learning outcomes geared toward continuous improvement 
  • A global community of alumni worldwide create a powerful network that lasts a lifetime 
  • Excellent teaching, executive connections and partnership opportunities are just some of the things you will experience at OSB. 

All our courses will provide students with opportunities to learn, practice, and lead. Whether you are interested in consulting, strategy, innovation or even other topics from health services to entrepreneurship, our MBA will provide you with the knowledge and recognition that you are seeking from the business world.


  • Graduate Employability Ranking: #45 Worldwide
  • Arab region ranking: #1
  • Ranked #1 in research quality, excellence and impact by U.S News & World Report

Program Outline

  • (8) core courses
  • A choice of electives from a list of courses covering important areas of interest
  • Completion Period: 1 year for full-time and up to 2.5 years for part-time
  • Starting Dates: Every fall and spring of the academic

Student Body

  • Female: 67%
  • Male : 33%
  • Average GMAT : 621
  • Average Age: 27


The MBA program is looking to attract and admit candidates with balanced competencies including excellent analytical skills and leadership potential. Our requirements are:

  • Average GPA of at least 80 (3.2) or its standardized equivalent from a university recognized by AUB.
  • English Language Proficiency Requirement (ELPR) may be required depending on your home institution.
  • GMAT score.
  • Two years of relevant work experience or equivalency judged on a case-by-case basis.

Office of Graduate Programs

American University of Beirut
Suliman S. Olayan School of Business


T: 01-350000 x 3940 / 3709

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