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American University of Beirut, Suliman S. Olayan School of Business

American University of Beirut, Suliman S. Olayan School of Business

American University of Beirut, Suliman S. Olayan School of Business


Our Vision

Our vision is to becomeglobally recognized as the leading business school between Europe and South Asia in terms of academic research, teaching excellence and business impact

OSB Mission Statement

Building on over a century of prominence in business education, the Suliman S. Olayan School of Business (“OSB”) is committed to providing quality undergraduate and graduate programs aimed at developing business leaders in, for or from the Middle East region and beyond. The School’s undergraduate program (“BBA”) accentuates a liberal arts-based operational focus whereas the Executive MBA has a distinct leadership and strategy orientation. The MBA program imparts globally current, regionally relevant general management competencies to the next generation of business leaders; the specialized masters programs are designed to graduate expert practitioners.
OSB’s role in knowledge dissemination and service is reinforced by the School’s contribution to knowledge generation through basic and applied research. OSB upholds and promotes the highest ethical standards and a continuous improvement ethos in all its activities.

Core Values

The School’s faculty members, students, partners and administrators employ the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct in a team-based environment of business education delivery. Our operating philosophy is underpinned by the following core values:

  • Leadership
  • Integrity & Transparency
  • Trust
  • Life-Long Learning
  • Critical Thinking
  • Relevance
  • Innovation
  • Academic & Professional Excellence
  • Pro-Active Customer Orientation

These values, in a nutshell, describe who we are, how we treat one another and the way we conduct ourselves. In so doing, we are committed to the highest standards of academic integrity and expect our faculty and students to exhibit exemplary behavior in this regard.

As indicated in our mission, ethics permeates all we do and impart to our students. To this end, OSB has pioneered the promotion of ethics & corporate social responsibility awareness in the region through several faculty and student driven initiatives and programs

Program Admission Requirements

Demonstrate your commitment and readiness to succeed in business school by taking the GMAT exam – the most widely used exam for admissions that measures your critical thinking and reasoning skills.

Download the GMAT mini quiz to get a flavour of the questions you’ll find in the exam.


  • Beirut

    American University of Beirut, Suliman S. Olayan School of Business P. O. Box 11-0236, Riad El-Solh , 1107 2020, Beirut


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