American University of Beirut

Ready, Steady, Grow – Global Scaleup Program helps managers grow their business in a global marketspace

The Global Scaleup Program (GSP), an Executive Education offering jointly developed by the American University of Beirut's Suliman S. Olayan School of Business and IE Busine​ss School​. It equips senior executives to establish a solid foundation with the requisite knowledge, skills, and applicable tools to scale-up their business. 

The first run of the program concluded in April 2019 after eight weeks of both face-to-face and online sessions for 14 senior executives from Lebanon and the MENA region. The participants learned new approaches and skills for leading business growth initiatives, while simultaneously working on their organization's growth plan.

The program helps senior executives focus on international strategies for growth, identify existing critical strengths and weaknesses related to scalability, and determine organizational changes required for their business to grow. The program combines face-to-face (held in both Beirut and Madrid) and online sessions in a blended format, bringing outstanding global experts and faculty to help participants discover and learn to apply a range of important management tools for scaling up.

Executives who participated in the program commented:  “It was a great experience and the most important part is to implement all skills in the actual business." “The Program is enriching academically. It will refresh your knowledge on the best current practices in several fields that you can start applying in managing your company. It will also benefit you on a personal level (Academia and Networking with Professors and Program team) and will give you tools to help in growing and scaling your Department or Company." “Excellent learning experience. That will truly help you scale up."

The second run of GSP is planned to take place in the first quarter of 2020. Please refer to the program page to know more. 

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