Continuous Improvement Report (2014-2018) Suliman S. Olayan School of Business

The Olayan School of Business (OSB) at the American University of Beirut (AUB) has a unique setting for Innovation, Impact and Engagement within Beirut, Lebanon, one of the world’s oldest cities (5,000+ years). We have the fortune of being nestled within the only democratic nation of the predominately Arab states, with the university recognized throughout its 153-year history as a beacon of hope and transformative power for the region through its vocation of higher education. The challenges for success are formidable in our region, and competing internationally is sometimes more demanding, but we manage it well and are resultantly resilient.

The OSB was until recently the newest school (i.e., Faculty) at AUB [1] since being given the status in XXX, and it has already demonstrated the ability to match the university’s international reputation within business. For example, as summarized in the following table, OSB recently received several international awards and rankings that highlight the school’s quality and reach in areas such as research and community engagement.

[1] The School of Nursing was just awarded Faculty status effective this academic year.