American University of Beirut, Suliman S. Olayan School of Business
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The OSB Executive MBA program is intended for senior regional executives with proven managerial track records who wish to consolidate and expand their expertise. With its distinct strategy orientation, the inter-disciplinary curriculum of the program is specifically designed to provide participants with a state-of-the-art global leadership toolkit while emphasizing the importance of effective implementation.
The distinctiveness of the program lies in the premium it places on relevance to the development needs of Middle East executives and the organizations they lead. However, effectiveness of regional leaders is contingent upon their ability to manage the global forces that shape their external environment. Hence, the content of the program is continuously benchmarked against leading international best-practices for currency while customizing learning to the present and emerging forces shaping business practice in the region.
The program emphasizes actionable knowledge through:
- problem based learning, including case studies
- effective integration of the real-life experiences of the participants
- application of knowledge to the participants' organizations
The Executive MBA program is delivered in a highly interactive modular format and takes approximately 20 months to complete. Courses are offered once every three weeks throughout the fall, spring and summer terms. Normally, classes are offered on Thursdays and Fridays and
Saturdays, with some variation during the summer term and during national and regional holidays. Each class day consists of eight class hours of instruction. Each credit hour consists of 12.5 hours of class instruction.
Criteria for Admission
To be eligible for admission, an applicant must hold a senior management position. Admitted candidates come from a variety of industries and business backgrounds, have demonstrated leadership potential, and possess a strong desire for professional development.
Applicants must hold a university degree recognized by AUB and have an average acceptable to OSB. Before being admitted, applicants must also meet the English Language Proficiency Requirement (ELPR) of AUB.
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.
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