American University of Beirut

AUB's Olayan School of Business originates first online MBA in Lebanon and the region

​​​A regional pioneer, the American University of Beirut (AUB) and the Suliman S. Olayan School of Business (OSB) inaugurate the first fully online MBA degree program in the region. AUB's MBA Online has been expertly designed and developed for working professionals worldwide.

"AUB sets exceptional standards in the world through the new MBA Online program, wherehigh-caliber education and accessibility of its resources are now made available around the globe to all students who wish to join. Staff, professors, and students are so welcoming that you never feel that you are thousands of miles apart," Wassim Abdul Baki, AUB MBA online student.

Robustly purposed for virtual learning, the MBA Online focuses on all core areas of business, and is grounded in functional, cross-functional, and skill-based competencies from beginning to end. The first cohort begins in fall 2020.

Taught by world-renowned faculty and experts in their field, MBA Online delivers practical learning and flexibility through interactive and customizable experiences,specifically tailored for working professionals. 

Raed Zaidan, presently enrolled on the program: "AUB is used to being at the forefront of education, yet the new MBA online program has exceeded my expectations, in terms of content offering, faculty quality-superiority and dedication, and, most significantly, flexibility, as well as providing highly interactive online modules."

The core and elective courses incorporate factual research findings and regional cases, interactive exercises, and deploy virtual teams.

"Our MBA program offers an unparalleled curriculum with great opportunities awaiting students after graduation. Being ranked number one in the region provides greater incentive to continue offering a top-notch world-class educational experience," says Dr. Yusuf Sidani, Interim Dean of OSB.

Committed to upholding and advancing quality, the MBA Online, along with all of OSB's programs, is accredited by AACSB International, and offers students expertise in emerging topics such as consultancy, business analytics, family businessmanagement, finance, operations management, entrepreneurship, marketing, and others.

"The MBA Online was professionally redesigned to offer working professionals the region's top-ranked MBA program in a format that meets their ever-changing needs," says Lina Tannir, director of MBA programs. "The AUB MBA experience builds on knowledge acquired throughout the program, and extends beyond to offer a complete service suit, empowering learners to take on evolving challenges, along with access to the most powerful alumni network in the world."

As part of their education, students have access to many of the business school's interactive services: webinars, research hubs, interactive global events, and one-on-one professional consultation for a complete career makeover. The program can be completed in ten months full-time, and twenty months part-time.

"Online MBA has been an enriching learning experience so far. It has the combination of in-depth knowledge, practical tools, and an extended network of diverse colleagues from multiple countries. Looking forward to further exploring the program," comments current student Hanaa Mounzer.​

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