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Suliman S. Olayan School of Business
 
Admissions
There are two admission deadlines a year;
  • In February, for enrollment in the following Fall
  • In November, for enrollment in the following Spring


Cri
teria for Admission to the BBA Program
Students are normally admitted as sophomores to the BBA program either through direct admission, through transfer from other Faculties at AUB or through transfer from other universities. Students may also be admitted as junior transfers from other Faculties at AUB or from outside AUB.

Direct Admission +

These students are normally admitted directly from secondary school into the sophomore class at OSB. For complete and detailed information regarding admission to the university, see the Admissions section of the Undergraduate AUB Academic Catalogue . All direct admissions are decided by the university Unified Admissions Committee.

Transfer into OSB+

As per OSB's bylaws, all transfer decisions are made by the Undergraduate Admissions Committee.
1) Transfer from the Freshman Class of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Eligibility conditions are:
■ Successful completion of at least 24 credits
■ A minimum cumulative average of 77
■ A minimum grade of 70 in one of the following courses: MATH 101, MATH 102 or MATH 203 All final admissions decisions depend on the overall quality of the eligible applicant pool and the number of available places for the term in question.

2) Transfer from other Faculties at AUB Non-OSB students at AUB, other than those from the freshman class of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, may apply for a transfer to OSB in order to pursue a BBA degree. To be eligible for an internal transfer, the applicant must:
■ Have completed at least 24 sophomore credits (or 54 credits including freshman credits)
■ Not be on probation
■ Have achieved a minimum overall cumulative average of 77 Students with a minimum overall average of less than 77 may be considered (through a petition at OSB) for an internal transfer provided they have taken a minimum of 15 credit hours of business courses and provided they have a minimum average of 80 in these business courses. It is important to note that for transfer purposes, late freshman students who have taken more than 30 credits but less than or equal to 45 credits are treated as freshman students (i.e. they must meet freshman transfer requirements). All final admissions decisions depend on the overall quality of the eligible applicant pool and the number of available places for the term in question.

3)Transfer from Outside AUB (other universities) Students currently pursuing an undergraduate degree at another university in Lebanon or abroad may apply for transfer to the OSB sophomore or junior class. To be eligible for admission to AUB and to OSB's business program, the applicant must:
■ Transfer from an appropriately accredited university or institution of higher education recognized by AUB
■​​ Completed at least 24 sophomore credits (or 54 credits inclusive of the freshman year
■ Achieved a minimum overall cumulative average equivalent to the AUB average of 77
■ Met the English Language Proficiency Requirement before registration (found in the General University Academic Information section of the catalogue )

It is important to note that:
■ Transfer of credit is considered only for courses completed in the five-year period preceding the proposed date of joining the BBA program
■ A student transferring to OSB from another institution will not normally be granted equivalency credits for core business courses. Core business courses are: ACCT 210, ACCT 215, BUSS 200, BUSS 211, BUSS 215, BUSS 230, BUSS 239, BUSS 240, BUSS 245, BUSS 248, BUSS 249, DCSN 200, DCSN 205, FINA 210, INFO 200, MKTG 210, and MNGT 215
■ The student must have achieved a grade equivalent to 77 or higher at AUB in each of the courses for which transfer of credit is sought
■ The Undergraduate Student Academic Affairs and Curriculum Committee reserves the right to require the student to sit for an exemption test prior to the approval of transferred courses. An exemption test may be taken only once
All final admissions decisions depend on the overall quality of the eligible applicant pool and the number of available places for the term in question.

Business as a Second Degree+

The OSB Undergraduate Admissions Committee evaluates all applications for the BBA as a second degree and makes recommendations to the Dean. To be eligible for admission, the student must have a first degree from an appropriately accredited institution of higher education recognized by AUB with a cumulative average of no less than 75 (or its equivalent). All final admissions decisions depend on the overall quality of the eligible applicant pool and the number of available places for the term in question.

Dual Degree+

Students may upon approval of the Faculty concerned, complete the requirements for the second degree while registered in another Faculty at AUB. In such a case, a student will be granted two degrees at the same time upon graduation. If tuition differs, students will pay the higher of the tuitions. To be eligible for a dual degree with OSB, the applicant must:
■ Have completed at least 24 sophomore credits (or 54 credits including freshman credits)
■ Not to be on probation
■ Have achieved a minimum overall cumulative average of 77 Information about deadlines and applications are available in the Undergraduate AUB Academic Catalogue.
All final admissions decisions depend on the overall quality of the eligible applicant pool and the number of available places for the term in question.

Business as a Minor Field of Study+

Students who wish to obtain a minor in business are required to complete 18 credit hours in the following business courses:
■ ACCT 210 (Financial Accounting, 3 cr.)
■ DCSN 200 (Operations Management, 3 cr.)
■ FINA 210 (Business Finance, 3 cr.)
■ INFO 200 (Foundations of Information Systems, 3 cr.)
■ MKTG 210 (Principles of Marketing, 3 cr.)
■ MNGT 215 (Fundamentals of Management and Organizational Behavior, 3 cr.) In addition, students must attain a cumulative grade average of at least 77 across these courses.
It is important to note that:
No business courses required by the Faculty in which the student is pursuing his/her major field of study (the “Major Faculty") may be counted toward the business minor. In cases where a student has taken business courses as a requirement by the student's major Faculty, the student must take additional business electives to achieve the total 18 credits required for the minor. In all cases, course prerequisites, as stipulated in OSB's curriculum, apply and are strictly enforced

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