American University of Beirut

Exchange Programs MBA

​​​Our students now have the chance to participate in international exchange programs with leading partner schools around the world. The below study abroad opportunities will allow paricipants to learn about the business world from a different perspective, experience another culture, and network with students, faculty, and professionals in a global context. All students currently enrolled are welcome to apply (Students must be registered as a full-time “regular” MBA student at AUB to be nominated for the below programs).

New York University, Stern School of Business Exchange Program


OSB’s MBA program has signed an agreement with NYU Stern to offer a funded semester in NYU. Located in the most international city in the world, this initiative provides OSB students with a global element to their MBA. NYU Stern is not simply located in New York, it is fully immersed there. New York, as a center of international commerce and industry, serves as home to some of the world’s most powerful enterprises, and the objective is to offer our students the opportunity to enhance their portfolios and careers in a globalized business landscape. This business school is a perfect student exchange partner for the global world we are living in today.


Shanghai Summer Program

​ China​

ESSCA (Ecole Superieure des Sciences Commercial d'Angers) is one of the “grandes ecoles” accredited French schools
 of management at par with other schools collaborating with ESSCA such as McGill and Boston universities. The 5 weeks Shanghai Summer Program, taught entirely in English, provides a first-hand initiation into the essential aspects of doing business in an international context. It is open to business students from around the globe, meaning that our MBA students will be exposed to a multicultural learning environment and will develop cross-cultural skills which last a lifetime.

Aarhus University 

​ Denmark​​

This program consists of a broad variety of courses, taught in English at the Master’s level, within many fields of Business.

American University of Cairo


The primary objective of this program is to provide candidates with a general and versatile business acumen, skills and technical competencies, which have become essential for the success of today's business professional. While the curriculum meets international standards, it also addresses local and regional business peculiarities. Advanced and elective courses provide more specialized insights in certain business areas.

Università Bocconi


Bocconi isn't just an education. It's a springboard for students ambitions. For generations, Bocconi has shaped the knowledge and values of innovators and future leaders. Bocconi understands that tomorrow's great achievers need more than qualifications. They need confidence, vision, and a strong set of values. The university was founded in 1902 to help advance social and economic progress across Europe and beyond. It is a mission that is shared by their community of over 100,000 alumni in industries across the globe.

Boston University


International students applying to one of Boston University’s exchange programs mustfirst consult the International Office at their home institution. For most exchange programs, the home institution has a separate application and selection process.


Freie Universität Berlin


Every year, thousands of international students come to study at Freie Universität Berlin for a period of time in the context of an international study program. Exchange students can come to Freie Universität Berlin in the framework of different exchange programs: Direct exchange, Erasmus+, DAAD, Fulbright, and other programs.

Institut d'Etudes Politiques (Sciences Po.)


Sciences Po’s exchange programme welcomes more than 1,500 students each year from 410 partner universities around the world. Exchange students at Master’s or PhD level study on the Paris campus for one or two semesters and can study in English, French or in both languages.

Koc University


Koç University was founded in 1993 as a non-profit private university in Istanbul, Turkey. Since its establishment, Koç University has become one of the leading universities in Turkey, distinguished by notable contributions to the elevation of education, knowledge, and service both domestically and beyond.

Middle East Technical University


The mission of the Middle East Technical University is to reach, produce, apply and promote knowledge, and educate individuals with that knowledge for the social, cultural, economic, scientific and technological development of our society and humanity. This is to be done by bringing teaching, research and social services up to universal standards.​

Temple University


Temple University is many things to many people. A place to pursue life's passions. A nurturing learning environment. A hotbed of research. An engine of employment. A melting pot of ideas and innovation. An incubator for tomorrow's leaders.

Université de Genève 


Just like the city of Geneva itself, the university enjoys a strong international reputation, both for the quality of its research (it ranks among the top institutions among the League of European Research Universities) and the excellence of its education. This acclaim has been won in part due to its strong ties to many national and international Geneva-based organizations, such as the World Health Organization, the International Telecommunications Union, the International Committee of the Red Cross, and the European Organization for Nuclear Research.

University of Granada


Being an innovative and comprehensive research University, founded in 1531, and built on a long-standing teaching tradition, the roots of the University of Granada can be traced back to the madrasahs of the Nasrid dynasty of Granada. As a forward-looking historical University located at various sites throughout Granada, the university is deeply engaged with today’s city, province and surrounding region, playing a leading role in the recovery and conservation of Granada’s magnificent historical and cultural heritage sites. Moreover, we have a vibrant presence in the local economy, where we represent 4.7% of the provincial GDP.

University of New Mexico


Founded in 1889 as New Mexico’s flagship institution, The University of New Mexico now occupies nearly 800 acres near old Route 66 in the heart of Albuquerque, a metropolitan area of more than 500,000 people. From the magnificent mesas to the west, past the banks of the historic Rio Grande to the Sandia Mountains to the east, Albuquerque is a blend of culture and cuisine, styles, stories, people, pursuits, and panoramas. Offering a distinctive campus environment with a Pueblo Revival architectural theme, the campus buildings echo nearby Pueblo Indian villages. The nationally recognized campus arboretum and the popular duck pond offer an outstanding botanical experience in the midst of one of New Mexico's great public open spaces.

University of Pavia


The University of Pavia is one of the most pioneering Italian universities when it comes to internationalising its academic systems. Thanks to this position at the forefront of internationalisation, UNIPV believes in creating opportunities for its students to pursue international careers by allocating grants to deserving students from Italy and abroad. We also benefit from a research-friendly environment by financing local research projects and attracting researchers from all over the world.

Uppsala University


Uppsala University has exchange agreements with over 400 universities around the world.


ZHAW School of Management and Law


The ZHAW School of Management and Law (SML), the business school of the largest ​university of applied sciences in Switzerland with multiple accreditations, including AACSB, maintains close ties with private enterprises as well as the public sector and important NGOs. These valuable connections play a vital role in the practical orientation of the academic degree programs we offer. The university's main principle “Building Competence. Crossing Borders.” reflects both their commitment to providing quality education as well as a global mindset.

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