The business environment is becoming increasingly dynamic, driven by the shifting impact of globalization, demographic change, emerging technologies, and the growing importance of embracing sustainable practices, ethics, and corporate social responsibility. Our business education and knowledge sharing must be cognizant of this dynamic environment as we prepare our students to lead in today's ever-changing business environment.
The American University of Beirut, one of the oldest higher education institutions 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 thinking 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.