About Us Suliman S. 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, 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 ManagementFinance, 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 governance. 

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. 

Our vision 

Transform business thinking in the MENA region. 

Our mission 

Enable world-class business research, learning, and knowledge transfer from our authoritative anchor point within the MENA region.