Right at the start, I would like to take the opportunity to welcome you to the Arab Open University’s Faculty of Business Studies (FBS). The FBS offers state-of-the-art, cutting-edge programmes in Management, Marketing, Accounting, Economics, and Systems Practice. Our graduates receive two awards: an AOU award and another award, validated by the Open University in the UK. You will be pleased to know that the Business School at OU-UK, with which we are affiliated, is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). Very few institutions outside the USA are accredited by such an internationally recognized association. Western educators call this accreditation the “Seal of Excellence”. As such, the FBS of the AOU offers high quality education to enable our students to compete in global markets and prepares them to be contributing citizens to the society in which they live.
The FBS offers a Master in Business Administration (MBA) in two of its branches, Jordan and Lebanon. Soon the same program will be offered in the other branches as well. The Faculty of Business Studies is also embarking on offering a Ph.D. programme in business. Our programmes are unique in their offerings and will enhance the life of our student and contribute to the societies in which they live. Our faculty members are committed to excellence in teaching and research. They bring their knowledge and practical experience to the class room to share with their students. They create an educational environment that is conducive for learning and innovation. Our blended learning model is one of a kind in this part of the world. The model enables students to be innovators, critical thinkers and problem solvers. Creating such cadre of people will no doubt be a big contributor to the advancement of our society.
I urge you to carefully read the student handbook; A document that can be used as a resource guide for a plethora of knowledge and information about Arab Open University and its programmes. Should you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to let us know. Last, but definitely not least, let me take this opportunity to wish you all the best and success in your academic journey.
Dr. Bassim Shebeb
Faculty of Business Studies