American University of Beirut

Global Recognitions Suliman S. Olayan School of Business

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​As a well-known business school in the MENA region, embedded in one of the world's top universities, we are honored to have been acknowledged in many ways.​​

Business education at AUB started in 1900 but remained under the auspices of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences until the university established an independent school of business as its sixth faculty in 2000.

 The Suliman S. Olayan School of Business (OSB) provides rigorous undergraduate and graduate business education with uniquely crafted curricula that are balanced between theoretical and practical approaches.

 OSB includes a number of knowledge centers and initiatives that encourage teaching and engagement with the private and public sectors. The school currently enrolls over 1,300 of the most select students in the region in its world-class BBA, MBA, Online MBA, Executive MBA, and specialized master’s degree programs in human resources management, finance, and business analytics. In addition, the school also provides executive education programs to leading organizations throughout the region.​​

School Accreditation​​

AACSB Accreditation 

The Suliman S. Olayan School of Business (OSB) is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International. Since 1916, AACSB is the most sought after business school accreditation in the world. Learn more.

Program Alignments and Accreditations


ACCA (the​ Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) has fully accredited the Accounting program at the American University of Beirut (AUB) to further strengthen the finance profession in Lebanon. Learn more.


The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) has acknowledged that the Master's in Human Resource Management program (MHRM) at the Suliman S. Olayan School of Business fully aligns with the SHRM's HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates through 2028​. Learn more

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