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Business Administration, B.B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #220 (QS) Beirut, Lebanon
The Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) program at American University of Beirut is for students who aspire to build a career path in the business world.
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This vast environment satisfies the likes and interests of many which is why our program offers diversification in the field: Accounting, Business Information and Decision Systems, Entrepreneurship & Family Business, Finance, General Management, Human Resources, and Marketing​.

Along with building the business mind of our students, we aim to provide them with a holistic understanding of the economic, social, cultural, and global environments by combining business learning with that of humanities, arts and sciences. The program aims to focus not only on analytical skills, practical techniques and theories to be implemented by students later on, but also emphasizes the importance of acquiring soft skills such as leadership, decision making and ethical reasoning in order to achieve greater goals. 

Students in Business Administration program at American University of Beirut can choose one of the following seven concentration areas:

  • Accounting
  • Business Information and Decision Systems | Concentration Courses
  • Entrepreneurship & Family Business
  • Finance 
  • General Management
  • Human Resources Management
  • Marketing 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Academic English
  • Mathematics for Social Sciences 
  • Financial Accounting
  • Elementary Microeconomic Theory
  • Computers and Programming for the Sciences
  • Advanced Academic English
  • Business Finance
  • Information Systems Design and Development
  • Fundamentals of Management and Organizational Behavior
  • Managerial Decision Making or Management Accounting

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • Students are normally admitted as sophomores to the BBA program either through direct admission, through transfer from other Faculties at AUB or through transfer from other universities. 
  • Students may also be admitted as junior transfers from other Faculties at AUB or from outside AUB.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    842 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 842 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    842 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 842 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Beirut

  • 750 - 1600 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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