NNA – The Suliman S. Olayan School of Business (OSB) of the American University of Beirut (AUB) was classified in the 5 Palmes of Excellence Eduniversal League, the top league among the best business schools with strong global influence, according to global ranking and rating agency Eduniversal.

“This is recognition of the growing global presence, commitment and impact of OSB,” commented OSB Dean Yusuf Sidani. “It is always important to familiarize our students with the world of business on an international level. Our faculty’s research not only deals with local and regional problems, but deals with issues that are relevant on a global level. We expect more of this to happen when the world opens up again and adjusts to the new normal. “

Eduniversal is an international ranking and rating agency specializing in higher education with experience in evaluating academic institutions and programs in France since 1994 and internationally since 2007. The Eduniversal system ranks schools according to their international reputation at national and global level and geographical area. After the 1,000 best business schools in 154 countries have been selected, they are divided into five levels of excellence within each country, which Eduniversal calls the Palm of Excellence. There are five leagues of Palmes of Excellence.

More about the selection and ranking criteria

Three main criteria were considered by the Eduniversal International Scientific Committee in evaluating OSB. The committee consists of 11 members, two Eduniversal executive members and nine independent experts on global higher education.

The first two criteria, quantitative and qualitative, form the basis for the official selection of the 1,000 best business schools. The quantitative criteria include national expenditure on education per inhabitant, GDP per inhabitant, population and the number of students in higher education. The qualitative criteria include the number of academic universities in the country and the historical significance of the national educational tradition.

The schools selected are then divided into five levels of excellence for each country. The level of excellence is then awarded to each school on the basis of internationalization criteria such as accreditations, major rankings, membership in academic or professional associations or partnerships.

About OSB

Commercial training at the AUB began in 1900, but remained under the auspices of the Philosophical Faculty until the university founded an independent business school as the sixth faculty in 2000.

The Suliman S. Olayan School of Business (OSB), accredited by AACSB International, offers rigorous basic and college education with uniquely designed curricula that are balanced between theoretical and practical approaches.

OSB encompasses a range of knowledge centers and initiatives that promote teaching and engagement in the private and public sectors, including the Samih Darwazah Center for Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship, the Rami Fouad Makhzoumi Initiative in Corporate Governance, and the Center for Inclusive Business and Leadership for Women.

The school currently enrolls over 1,300 of the region’s selected students in its world-class BBA, MBA, online MBA, executive MBA and specialized Masters programs in human resource management, finance and business analytics. The school also offers executive education programs to leading organizations across the region. – AUB


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