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, in honor of the late international
Saudi businessman and AUB trustee.
Today, OSB is transforming business education in the MENA
region through its world-class BBA, MBA, Executive MBA, and specialized master
degree programs in Human Resources Management, Finance, and Business Analytics.
OSB has a number of research hubs and initiatives covering a
wide range of research areas, including entrepreneurship, innovation, corporate
social responsibility, sustainability data analytics, finance, and corporate
OSB attained its initial AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) accreditation in 2009 and was re-accredited in 2014. AACSB is a US-based international accrediting organization considered as the benchmark of quality business education worldwide.
Something we aspire to achieve Transform business thinking in the MENA region.
Our purpose and focusEnable
world-class business research, learning, and knowledge transfer from
our authoritative anchor point within the MENA region.
The OSB has long been recognized as a leader in business
education in Lebanon and throughout the MENA region. We take great pride in
facilitating the development of students as experts, leaders, and citizens
ready to shoulder important responsibilities in society. We accomplish
this by tirelessly working at our vision of transforming business thinking in
the MENA region through academic research, teaching excellence, and business
We have an outstanding contingent of highly trained and
experienced faculty who are constantly developing and growing our educational
programs with a balance of rigorous theory and professional practice. Whether
you are in our regular or executive programs, as a student you will be part of
a diverse and highly motivated body of learners, all eager to take on
contemporary challenges facing business in the Middle East and
globally. And our award worthy, world-class facility is designed to enable
this learning in ways that I hope you will come to experience first hand.
I encourage you to explore our website and social media
platforms, visit our beautiful campus, and listen to the many successful
graduates of our programs. You will soon realize that studying at the OSB
can get you places like no other, and that you will be joining an illustrious
group of graduates that have brought change to the world over the last 150
years!Steve Harvey, PhDDean