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Unfortunately, we do not offer payment deferment. The payment process for employer-funded students is the same as for self-funded students. In most cases, students are expected to cover tuition costs up-front and are reimbursed by their employers for tuition-related expenses.

Tuition does not include textbook costs. Explore options to rent, buy or borrow required textbooks.

Most faculty in the Global MBA program are tenured, bringing relevant industry expertise and global business knowledge to the online classroom.

Most faculty in the online MS in Computer Science program are tenured, bringing relevant technical expertise and industry knowledge to the online classroom.

If you don’t meet the MS in Computer Science program’s entry criteria, there is an additional remedial cost of three master’s credits at $500 each.

Unfortunately, this is not something we offer. Tuition is collected based on your enrollment in each individual term.

If you would like to visit campus, you are welcome to do so. This can be arranged through your recruitment coordinator or via your student support team. Depending on your reasons for visiting, we can arrange to meet you when you arrive on campus.

Yes! Our online programs are designed to be flexible so you can complete your studies while balancing current work and life commitments. Be sure to create a study schedule and practice good time management to stay on track. You will also receive one-on-one support from an academic advisor throughout your program.

While you can take breaks, our online programs are designed for year-round attendance. We recommend you continue term-to-term to stay motivated and engaged in your courses.

While you do not need to have all documents ready when you start your application, your application must be complete when you submit. Incomplete files will not be considered. Please visit our admission requirements page for full details of what’s needed.

Yes! Students may transfer up to six graduate credits from another institution of higher education that is of comparable academic standing to Lebanese American University. For more admissions information, click contact us.

No. Monthly payment plans for tuition are not available at this time.

We have a rolling admissions policy. This means if a student misses the deadline for their intended start date, they can roll their application to the next intake.

Our online application is free. No fees are required.

Yes! We offer 100% online degrees at the graduate level, including business and technology programs. You can explore our full list of offerings here.

Yes! Lebanese American University uses Blackboard as a course management system. You can access their support materials here.

As soon as you begin your studies, you will be introduced to a student services coordinator. They will act as a resource for questions around technical support, assignment submissions, and more.

Up to six graduate credits may be transferred from another institution of higher education that is of comparable academic standing. Contact us for more details.

No. You can complete your courses in any order aside from the capstone course in strategic management, which must be completed last. Review the required courses here.

The online program is designed for working professionals and can be taken part-time, allowing you to balance work, school and personal responsibilities. To see the curriculum, view our courses page.

This program is offered in a 100% online, asynchronous format. There is no residency requirement.

While the program does not include formal concentrations, we offer the option to pursue focused electives in marketing, business analytics or general business administration to build specialist knowledge. You can review the curriculum on our courses page.

No. While you may submit a GMAT or GRE score to indicate your aptitude for success in our MBA program, test scores are not required for admission.

No. Work experience is not required for acceptance, but we recommend students have some professional experience in business or a related career path.

Up to six graduate credits may be transferred from another institution of higher education that is of comparable academic standing. Contact us for more details.

No. You can complete your courses in any order. Review the required courses here.

This online program is designed for maximum flexibility and can be taken full-time if desired. To see the curriculum, view our courses page.

The online program is designed for working professionals and can be taken part-time, allowing you to balance work, school and personal responsibilities. To see the curriculum, view our courses page.

This program is offered in a 100% online, asynchronous format. There is no residency requirement.

While the program does not include formal concentrations, we offer the option to pursue focused electives in artificial intelligence, computer security, computer networks or general computer science to build specialist knowledge. You can review the curriculum on our courses page.

No, test scores are not required for admission to this program.

While work experience is not generally required for acceptance, work experience for non-computer science graduates may be required on a case-by-case basis.

While job placement is not guaranteed, we offer career services resources for our students to help them succeed after graduation. You can learn more here.

Our students navigate the financial aspect of their education through options like self-funding, employer reimbursement and private loans.

Applying to the Global MBA program is quick and easy. You can start your free application today.

Applying to the MS in Computer Science program is quick and easy. You can start your free application.

You can start your online application today by clicking here.

Our courses are eight weeks in duration.

Most students complete their degree in two years. To review the curriculum, view the courses page

Most students complete their degree in two years. There is no time limit to complete the program. To review the curriculum, view the courses page.

Gathering all application materials can take time, which is why you should get started as soon as you can. Once your application file is complete, it typically takes one week to review and provide an acceptance decision.

We recently created this 100% online version of our on-campus Global MBA program. For more program details, contact us.

We recently created this 100% online version of our on-campus MS in Computer Science program. For more program details, contact us.

The time it takes to complete your application with all necessary information will vary based upon obtaining all of the required materials. Once your application is complete, it usually takes one week to review and reach a decision.

You can view general admission requirements on our How to Apply page and access program-specific information here.

You are required to take six core courses (including the capstone course) and five electives. You will take five three-credit courses in your first year, followed by five three-credit courses in your second year. The capstone course in strategic management will run throughout your studies.

Though there is no particular order in which you must take your required courses, the capstone course must always be completed last. Review course details here.

You will take five core courses (18 credits) and complete a project followed by a range of electives (12 credits total credits) in a specific emphasis area. Review course details here.

This program requires 33 credits for degree completion. Review course details here.

This program requires 30 credits for degree completion. Review course details here.

You may be able to transfer up to six graduate credits from another institution of higher education that is of comparable academic standing. For more information, contact our enrollment team.

You may be able to transfer up to six graduate credits from another institution of higher education that is of comparable academic standing. For more information, contact our enrollment team.

Our enrollment counselors can provide our most up-to-date student numbers. You can contact them at +961 1 785109.

As of 2020, our total undergraduate enrollment was 6,984 and our graduate enrollment was 793, but we’re growing every day. You can read more about us here.

While time commitments vary by program, graduate students may have 12–15 hours per week of classwork per course. Contact us to learn more or call +961 1 785109 to speak to an enrollment counselor.

Most students complete the program in two years.

Most students complete the MS in Computer Science program in two years. Full-time students may finish their degree at a faster pace.

Once your application file is complete, it usually takes one week to review and provide an acceptance decision. Please visit our How to Apply page for full details of what’s needed.

Contact your enrollment counselor directly to discuss your options, as next steps will depend upon why you were not accepted into your chosen program.

The payment process for employer-funded students is the same as for self-funded students. In most cases, students are expected to cover tuition costs up-front and are reimbursed by their employers for tuition-related expenses. Request information or call us at +961 1 785109 for more details.

No. Our diploma is the same for all graduates, whether they completed their degree online or at our campus.

Note that because the Lebanese government does not recognize online degrees, if you are looking to work in a state-sponsored role within Lebanon, an online degree won’t be valid. However, our degrees are recognized by the New York State Education Department and accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE).

You can learn more about the online student experience at Lebanese American University here.

While the Global MBA is currently seeking programmatic accreditation, the Adnan Kassar School of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), placing it in a select group of less than 5% of business schools worldwide. We are also ranked #1 in business and management in Lebanon by THE Subject Rankings for 2021.

While the online MS in Computer Science program is currently seeking accreditation, many of our on-campus engineering and computer science programs are accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). We are also ranked #2 in Lebanon by THE World University Rankings for 2022.

Yes! Our online programs offer the same academic rigor and quality as our on-campus options. You can learn more about our accreditations here.

Note that because the Lebanese government does not recognize online degrees, if you are looking to work in a state-sponsored role within Lebanon, an online degree won’t be valid.

Yes. Lebanese American University operates under a charter from the Board of Regents of the University of the State of New York and is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE). Learn more here.

The only difference is the delivery, which is 100% online. You will experience the same academic rigor and expert faculty in a convenient online format. 

Our campuses are located in Beirut and Byblos, Lebanon. You can learn more about us here.

Yes. Lebanese American University embraces and celebrates diversity and welcomes students from all religions, nationalities, and walks of life.

While work experience is not required, work experience, GMAT scores and other personal and professional qualities can be considered if GPA requirements are not met. You can learn more about our admissions requirements here.

For information about speaking with a current student about their experience, contact our enrollment team.

Yes! Graduates of our online programs can participate in the graduation ceremony in person if desired.

To apply for the Global MBA program, you’ll need a completed online application, a bachelor’s degree from a recognized university, official transcripts, a CV or resume and a personal statement. Read more about admission requirements here.

To apply for the MS in Computer Science program, you’ll need a completed online application, a bachelor’s degree in computer science from a recognized university, official transcripts, CV or resume and a personal statement. Read more about our admission requirements.

Our academic calendar includes three start dates per year with flexible scheduling. Our enrollment team can help you determine which start date is best for you and your goals. To learn more, call +961 1 785109.

Our academic calendar includes three start dates per year with flexible scheduling. Our enrollment team can help you determine which start date is best for you and your goals. To learn more, call +961 1 785109.

We offer multiple start dates each year. Contact an enrollment counselor at +961 1 785109 or request info to learn more.

In both planning for its future as well as conducting its ongoing daily activities, Lebanese American University seeks to act in a manner that is guided by a deep-rooted sense of shared ethical values and aspirations. Our core values are grounded in success, innovation, and community service. For a complete list of our values, click here.

While it varies by course, online students typically spend around 15 hours per week on course materials and assignments. Our online courses are designed to be flexible so that you can complete your studies on your schedule.

A cohort is a group of students who complete their courses at the same time.

For admission into the Global MBA program, you’ll need a 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale. Read more about admission requirements here.

For admission into the MS in Computer Science program, you’ll need a 2.75 GPA on a 4.0 scale. Read more about our admission requirements.

Computer science is the study of computers and their applications. Because technology plays an increasingly vital role in every industry, computer science professionals who can analyze data and are trained in network security are in high demand in the global business and technology landscape.

While each program’s specifics vary, the admissions process starts by submitting your application. To complete your application file, you’ll need official transcripts, a resume/curriculum vitae (CV), a personal statement, and other components depending on your program of study.

Our admissions team can answer your questions and help guide you through this process. Once your file is complete, it will be reviewed for a decision. The review process generally takes about one week.

Class sizes vary depending on which program you choose. For more information, speak to an enrollment counselor.

The online Global MBA prepares students for professional advancement in a wide range of leadership roles. Possible career paths for graduates include marketing manager, program analyst, business analyst, entrepreneur, financial manager, sales manager and more.

The online MS in Computer Science prepares students to meet the global demand for skilled computer science and data analysis professionals. Possible career paths for graduates include computer network administrator, computer systems analyst, data analyst and networks administrator.

The tuition for this program is $500 per credit hour.

The tuition for this program is $500 per credit hour.

The first step is to start your free application. Our online application is designed to be quick and easy.

We accept a maximum of six credits into our graduate programs. For more admissions information, click here.

Lebanese American University is committed to academic excellence, student-centeredness, civic engagement, the advancement of scholarship, the education of the whole person, and the formation of leaders in a diverse world. You can learn more about us here.

The estimated total tuition for this program is $16,500. You’ll need to complete 33 credits at $500 per credit hour. Estimated tuition cost does not include textbooks, supplies, loan fees or other expenses. You can review all tuition costs here.

The estimated total tuition for this program is $15,000. You’ll need to complete 30 credits at $500 per credit hour. Estimated tuition cost does not include textbooks, supplies, loan fees or other expenses. You can review all tuition costs here.

Lebanese American University is often recognized for its academic quality. For 2021, we are ranked #2 in Lebanon by THE World University Rankings and #14 in the Arab region by QS University rankings. Our business and management programs are also ranked #1 in Lebanon for 2021 by THE Subject Rankings. You can learn more about us here.

Lebanese American University operates under a charter from the Board of Regents of the University of the State of New York and is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE). You can learn more about our accreditations here.

While Lebanese American University can trace its origins to Presbyterian founders, today we are a secular university. You can learn more about us here.

The same resources for campus-based students are available to online students. For more information, contact us.

Online students receive the same personal attention and mentoring from faculty as our on-campus learners. You can interact with your instructors using live chat, video calls, phone calls or email. Many also hold office hours. Get specific details about scheduling one-on-one meetings by contacting your instructors directly.

Throughout the duration of your program, you’ll have the opportunity to connect with peers and build your professional network with your classmates and instructors. You can also contact career services about internships and career development opportunities.

The difference between regional and national accreditation is best explained by EDsmart here.

The online degree options from Lebanese American University are ideal for adult learners and working professionals. They include a flexible format, multiple start dates throughout the year and personal attention from expert faculty and advisors. As a student, you will be able to submit your work online and interact with instructors and fellow students digitally.

We offer flexible scheduling with multiple start dates per year. Our enrollment team suggests that you complete all components of your application at least two weeks before your chosen start date.

You can apply now. Our academic calendar includes three start dates per year and flexible scheduling. Our enrollment team can help you determine which start date is best for you and your goals. To learn more, call +961 1 785109.

You can apply now. Our academic calendar includes three start dates per year and flexible scheduling. Our enrollment team can help you determine which start date is best for you and your goals. To learn more, call +961 1 785109.

Lebanese American University was founded as a college for women in 1924. However, its origins can be traced back nearly a century further to the 1830s, where the first school for girls in the Ottoman empire was started by Presbyterian missionaries with the aim of providing education for all. You can learn more about us here.

Once your application file is complete, it generally takes one week to review and provide an acceptance decision. One of our recruitment coordinators will contact you.

Our campuses are located in Beirut and Byblos, Lebanon. We also have an academic center in New York City and LAU Medical Center-Rizk Hospital hospital in Beirut. You can learn more about us here.

Our admissions team can answer any questions you have. Call us at +961 1 785109 or email admissions@online.lau.edu.lb.

There’s no difference in the diplomas presented to graduates of our online and on-campus programs. You can learn more about the online student experience at Lebanese American University here.

Yes, a 24/7 help desk and IT support are available. Your student services coordinator can also assist you with technical support questions.

No, it will not. Our diploma is the same for all graduates, whether they completed their degree online or at our campus. Learn more about the online student experience at Lebanese American University here.

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