Master of Business Administration

The Mission

The mission of the graduate business program is to effectively bridge the gap between academia and the marketplace through the integration of market challenges into its program, the responsiveness of its curricula to the emerging needs of the local and regional markets, and to provide the market with total solutions via application- oriented education, executive training, consulting and research.
Why choose the AUT MBA Program?
1. Our Faculty are academic scholars in their field and possess a market-based experience. Emphasis is placed not only on acquiring a strong theoretical background, but is also coupled with extensive practical know-how
2. Our Campus Infrastructure allows for state-of-the-art technology equipment at the disposal of students
3. Our Learning Environment encourages students to innovate and test new concepts and ideas through research and a self-discovery process
4. Our Programs include extensive research projects to get students prepared for professional success, and are designed to provide knowledge and enhance the potentials and competencies of graduates
5. Our Curricula which are responsive to the local and regional market needs, effectively bridge the gap between academia and the market place through integration of market challenges into the program.
6. Our collaboration with prestigious universities and faculty members from top universities add an international flavor to our program. Some of our MBA courses are taught in collaboration with faculty from Université de Toulouse, University of London, London School of Economics, Babson College and others and certificates are delivered for each course taken with foreign universities at AUT.

Full time or Part time?

These programs offer applicants the flexibility of being either full-time students, or of pursuing a degree while working. The majority of current students are employed in different industries and were even encouraged to pursue their MBA studies at AUT by their employers who already have had a good experience with the program.

Duration of the Program

The master program at AUT is a 39-credit-hour program that is fully accredited by the Ministry of Higher Education. With completion of 33 credit hours, students will be eligible to submit proposal for a 6-credit thesis to conduct a research on a topic related to their field of study. The Faculty Dean shall assign a due date, a supervisor and a reader to support the student towards completion of the program. Alternatively, students may choose to pursue a non-thesis master degree where they submit a 3-credit research project after completion of 36 credit hours.

Joint Programs

A joint program in Supply Chain and Logistics is offered with Arab Academy for Science Technology and Maritime Transport (Alexandria, Egypt). Furthermore the AUT MBA program includes courses offered by Université de Toulouse, University of London, Babson College and by faculty from London School of Economics- LSE and University College London- UCL.


The Faculty of Business at AUT is now a member of AACSB and is working on earning an accreditation from this international body.

Admission requirements

  • Applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education.
  • A minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.9 on a 4-point scale or equivalent is required.

Students coming from institutions where the language of instruction is not English may be required to take the TOEFL exam and get a minimum score of 550 (213 computer based or 80 on iBT). Internationally recognized English examinations other than TOEFL may be considered.

Required Documents for Application to Graduate Programs at AUT

  • A Completed Graduate Program Application Form
  • Personal Statement of Purpose
  • Official Transcripts and Graduation Diploma and Attestation
  • International applicants are required to present an equivalency of their degree from the Lebanese Ministry of Education
  • Proof of English language proficiency as required
  • Two recent passport-size color photographs
  • A photocopy of valid passport and visa (for International Applicants)
  • A photocopy of the Lebanese identity card
  • A recent family civil status record
  • A non-refundable application fee of $100

MBA Program (39 Credits)

Major Core Requirements27 credits
Code# CourseTitleCr
ACC605Managerial Accounting3
BUS600Quantitative Methods for Business Decisions3
FIN601Corporate Finance3
HRM602Strategic Human Resources Management3
MGT600Corporate Governance3
MGT601Strategic Management & Planning3
MIS602Managing Information in Organizations3
MKT609Strategic Marketing Management3
*BUS689* MBA Thesis3
Emphasis – Accounting12 credits
ACC603Accounting Standards & Valuation Principles3
ACC606Performance Evaluation & Budgeting Techniques3
ACC608Advanced Corporate Accounting3
ACC613Accounting Information Technology3
Emphasis – Management12 credits
MGT603Managing Change in Organizations3
MGT609Organizational Development3
MGT613Project Management3
Emphasis – Marketing12 credits
MKT604Customer Behavior3
MKT608Sales & Trade Promotion3
MKT615Product & Brand Management3
MKT616Digital Marketing Strategy3
Emphasis – Banking & Finance12 credits
FIN605Investment Analysis & Portfolio Management3
FIN606Bank Management & Financial Regulations3
FIN607Global Business Finance3
FIN608Bank Credit and Risk Management3
Emphasis – Hospitality & Tourism Management12 credits
HOM601Revenue Strategies & Yield Management3
HOM602Crisis Management in the Hospitality Industry3
HOM611Sustainability Management in Hospitality3
HOM612Hospitality Service Marketing & Ethics3
Emphasis – Management Information Systems12 credits
MIS605Electronic Commerce3
MIS607Customer Relationship Management3
MIS608Knowledge Management3
MIS609Business Intelligence & Information Security3
Emphasis – Human Resources Management12 credits
HRM610Industrial Relations3
HRM611Human Resources Planning & Development3
HRM612Occupational Safety & Health3
HRM613Total Rewards3
Emphasis – School Administration12 credits
SLA640School Leadership & Management3
SLA642Managing School Budget & Finances3
SLA644Curriculum Development & Learning Styles3
SLA645School Structure & Organization3
Emphasis – Entrepreneurship12 credits
ENT622Entrepreneurial Marketing3
ENT633Entrepreneurial Finance3
ENT644Women and Diversity in Entrepreneurship3
ENT655Micro Enterprise Mentoring3
Emphasis – Supply Chain and Logistics Management12 credits
SCM601Logistics Management3
SCM602Strategic Supply Chain Management3
SCM603Imports/Exports Logistics Management3
SCM604Supply Chain Modeling3
Emphasis- Food Safety Management:cr
FSM601Sanitation& Hygiene Management , in Hospitality Industry3
FSM604Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point in Food Establishments3
FSM605Food Safety Management Systems3
FSM606Food Safety Management Procedures3
  Major Elective3 Credits
FSM689MBA Project In Food Safety Management3 Credits
Two Remedial courses are required for non-business major background: 
BUS500Survey of Management & Marketing3
BUS510Survey of Accounting & Finance3