The Executive MBA program was the first to be offered in Lebanon and the Middle East. It started in February 2000. Since then dozens of executives graduated from the program and hold top management positions at several institutions. The Executive MBA program at LAU allows professionals to earn top executive training and education while holding senior positions at their respective organizations. The program is developed to enhance students’ managerial as well as leadership skills. The program offers courses and seminars in all areas of business at flexible times to suit students’ busy life style. All courses are offered during the weekend. The program is very rich in its diversity of the student body. Executive MBA students join the program with different backgrounds. They hold degrees in engineering, pharmacy, law, business, and other areas. This diversity will h cultivate students exposure and allow them to share their experience with their colleagues. Joining the Executive MBA at LAU will give you the privilege of enrolling in a rewarding endeavour. You will be taught and trained by a team of highly experienced faculty and professionals with a significant experience. The faculty will teach and expose you to the latest theoretical and practical managerial techniques to be applied on the job managerial situations.
Program objectives and philosophy Executive training at the Lebanese American University is built on the philosophy that learning is a continuous process throughout individuals’ careers. The purpose of the Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) is to allow experienced professionals in Lebanon and the Middle East to combine a full-time career with an executive educational program, culminating in an academic degree. A wide range of course offerings allows students to develop expertise in several areas of business, namely accounting, banking and finance, economics and statistics, management, and marketing. Such diversity aims at providing students from various business and academic backgrounds with the ability to comprehend the latest techniques and applications in all aspects of business and corporate settings, by applying various course materials to on-the-job managerial situations. EMBA: MAJOR LEARNING GOALS The E.M.B.A. program will enable the graduates to:
• Apply effectively accounting, financial, economic, management and marketing principles and theories in business organizations, to solve business problems. • Work effectively in groups and teams, seeking to achieve common goals and objectives, and become effective leaders and managers in their institutions. • Show effective listening skills, in addition to oral and written communication skills. • Apply new technology to obtain and retrieve data to analyze information and to present results in an efficient way. • Understand and recognize the integrity and ethical responsibility of business executives in any business and social environment. ADMISSION TO THE EMBA PROGRAM Applicants to the EMBA program are expected to have professional preparation and accomplishments with sound academic background. Applicants who hold executive positions will have priority in admission. Prospective applicants must have completed a bachelor’s degree in business studies or equivalent from a recognized university. Admission is granted on a selective and competitive basis to those who have demonstrated aptitude for distinct leadership and career enhancement, and possess managerial skills, increased workplace responsibilities, high ethical standards, perseverance, intellectual curiosity and academic ability and motivation by meeting at least the minimum requirements described below. With regard to the admission criterion for EMBA, the applicant is expected to have: 1. A BS degree from a recognized university. 2. The applicant should have a minimum of six years of working experience with a Middle Management or higher supervisory position. 3. Proficiency in English. Applicants from a non-English Universities have to demonstrate proficiency in English through: o A University EEE administered exam (minimum score of 550) o A paper based TOEFL(minimum score of 575) o An international based TOEFL (minimum score of 90) o A computer based TOEFL (minimum score of 233) 4. All applicants will be interviewed for assessment by the admissions committee. Meeting these requirements, however, does not guarantee admission to the Program. The admissions committee has the final decision. Applicants who are short of meeting the above requirements might be considered for “probationary” admission provided they have “significant supervisory work experience.” Students admitted on probation will earn regular status upon the completion of 6 EMBA credits with at least 3.0 average and no more than one “C” grade. To be considered to the EMBA program at LAU, applicants must submit the following: 1. A completed application form. 2. A copy of most updated CV. 3. Official transcript(s) from the undergraduate degree program(s) completed. Transcripts need to be sent directly to the Admissions Office. Failure to declare enrollment at other institutions could result in an invalidation of admission, and any credits or degrees earned. 4. Certified copies of all educational or professional degrees/certificates that the applicant has earned. 5. Recommendations from two professionals who are familiar with the applicant’s work performance. 6. A certificate of current and previous employment. 7. Applicants who are graduates of non-English universities must submit oofficial scores on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), or the English Entrance Exam (EEE) administered by LAU. Students may submit a minimum score of 90 on the Internet-based international TOEFL in lieu of taking the EEE. To register for the internet-based TOEFL, visit www.ets.org/toefl/ibt/about. Note: Applicants taking the TOEFL should sit for the international test. Institutional TOEFL is not accepted at LAU. The code for LAU is 2595. 8. A photocopy of the Identity Card or Passport (should be the same as the nationality used in the registration process). 9. One recent passport-size colored photograph. 10. An interview. 11. A non-refundable fee of $50 (L.L. 75,000) payable to LAU either in cash or by a check drawn on a Lebanese or US bank. 12. Letter of endorsement, if available.