The vision of the Suliman S. Olayan School of Business (OSB) is to transform business thinking in the MENA region through high-quality research, effective and innovative learning environments, and mobilization of knowledge in the service of the wider community.
The high-quality research and teaching of OSB faculty place OSB as the region’s premier business school, advancing knowledge and the practice of business in the region. The faculty is recognized for the production of rigorous and relevant intellectual contributions that advance the knowledge and practice of business in our community in and the world at large.
OSB’s faculty research covers a wide range of research areas, including business analytics, human resources management, entrepreneurship, marketing, operations management, decision modeling, sustainability, information technology, finance, accounting, leadership, innovation, corporate governance, and critical and feminist management studies.
OSB research is organized into centers and interdisciplinary research units that contribute to the development and delivery of OSB's three pillars: enabling world-class business research, learning, and knowledge transfer from our authoritative anchor point within the MENA region.
“The research produced by our faculty continues to be ranked and recognized as being of the highest level of excellence, often among the top 10% in terms of research quality. Such quality did not go unnoticed as several of the research contributions won international awards for excellence by independent external associations and research organizations”. Yusuf Sidani, Dean, Professor of Leadership and Business Ethics at the Suliman S. Olayan School of Business, American University of Beirut.
"No. 1 in overall research quality, research excellence, and research impact in the Arab region”, U.S. News & World Report, 2016