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Online MBA in Global Business Administration

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  • Duration 2 Years
  • Cost per Credit $500
  • Credit Hours 33

Program Benefits

  • Conferred degree from LAU New York
  • No GMAT or GRE required
  • Up to 6 transfer credits accepted
  • Optional residency
  • Accelerated study option available

Earn a Customizable, Accelerated MBA

Lebanese American University’s 33-credit Online MBA in Global Business Administration delivers the foundational tools, practical experience and global connections you need to succeed as a leader in the international marketplace. Most students complete their degree in two years, but an accelerated study option is available where you can double-up on courses and graduate in 12-14 months.

Drawing on insights and expertise from a variety of expert, research-driven faculty, this program offers a gateway between Eastern and Western business culture. Because the Adnan Kassar School of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business – placing it in a select group of less than 5% of business schools worldwide – you can be confident that employers will recognize your degree as a mark of business excellence. This program is also conferred by LAU New York, making it a US accredited degree.

When you enroll in our MBA in Global Business Administration program, you can customize your studies and build specialist knowledge through a wide range of elective offerings. And you’ll graduate with the business acumen and strategic management expertise required to gain a competitive edge in the workplace and become a business leader in our diverse world.

Zahy Al Asmar
“The online MBA in Global Business Administration program has helped me by increasing my critical thinking, bringing new perspectives to work, learning new techniques that deliver outputs in an efficient, timely manner, and developing strategic leadership skills that benefit my work environment. We do not only learn from the courses, but students’ experience sharing is the key to knowledge and success.”
– Zahy Al Asmar, Online MBA in Global Business Administration student
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Gain Versatile Skills for Global Leadership Careers

Our online MBA in Global Business Administration qualifies you for management-level careers in a number of in-demand business areas. The skills you gain in this program will prepare you for roles like:

  • Executive Leader
  • Financial Director
  • Marketing Director
  • Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
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Customize Your Degree for Your Professional Goals

Conferred by LAU New York

33 total credits

Optional residency

Pursuing an MBA program with Lebanese American University gives you the chance to learn from a supportive faculty of globally recognized business experts. Our 33-credit, 11-course curriculum combines a core of must-have business skills with customizable electives so you can build a knowledge base that fits your chosen career path. Topics include IT management, accounting, operations management and hospitality and tourism.

Course Highlights:

  • ACC1MBA1 Financial Accounting
  • ECO1MBA3 Business Economics
  • MGT1MBA6 Strategic Management
  • MKT1MBA4 Marketing Management
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No GMAT required

No application fee

We’ve designed our online application process to be quick, easy and stress-free. With three program intakes per year, you can begin your studies when convenient. Our expert admissions team can guide you through the process and answer any questions you may have.

To apply for the online MBA in Global Business Administration program, you’ll need the following:

Online application
Official transcripts showing a bachelor’s degree from a recognized university
2.5 minimum GPA on a 4.0 scale
CV or resume
Personal statement
At least one letter of recommendation
Work experience recommended
Applicants may be asked for an interview
If English is not your first language, you will also need to supply an up-to-date English language test certificate. Graduates of recognized universities where the language of instruction is English are not required to provide formal proof of English proficiency.
Start Dates: January, March, June, September, and October

It’s free to apply, so don’t wait to start your application.

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Invest in Your Future With an Affordable Degree

$500 per credit hour

$16,500 total tuition

Employer reimbursement accepted

Earning an MBA is an investment in your future success and one of the best ways to accelerate your career and increase your earning potential. Lebanese American University is proud to offer competitive tuition for our online programs and accepts home country scholarships as well as employer reimbursement.

Our admissions representatives can provide full tuition details and help you find the funding option that’s right for you. Call us at +1 646 989 1609 for more information.

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New York Business Immersion Week: A Transformative Learning Opportunity

We offer the New York Business Immersion Week, giving Online MBA students the chance to engage with business leaders, learn about emerging trends, and explore New York City. The optional annual residency brings MBA students to New York City for five remarkable days full of meetings with esteemed business leaders and faculty. The goal is to help students make connections and become pioneering leaders of tomorrow’s business world.

This rewarding week provides more than just academic benefits as students gain the confidence to rise to new challenges. The real-world experiences also reinforce the quality of the online Global MBA.

“We received eye-opening perspectives on everything from harnessing market trends and technological innovations to navigating regulatory environments and understanding customer preferences.”

Lara Al Arab, Online MBA in Global Business Administration Student

What You’ll Learn

With our innovative curriculum and culturally diverse learning community, you can position yourself at the center of global business and stand out as a leader in the marketplace. Graduates of our online MBA in Global Business Administration have the analytical thinking, problem-solving and communication skills needed to take their careers to the next level.

Graduate With the Skills to Lead

When you finish your program, you’ll be able to:

  • Select and analyze relevant data and propose an optimal solution to a business problem.
  • Demonstrate effective involvement in a team.
  • Evaluate the social and ethical issues involved in a business case.
  • Demonstrate effective written and oral communication skills.

Faculty Spotlight

Abdul-Nasser El-Kassar

Abdul-Nasser El-Kassar, Program coordinator, MBA in Global Business Administration, MBA in Business Analytics

Abdul-Nasser El-Kassar is the program coordinator for the MBA in Global Business Administration and the MBA in Business Analytics. He is also an associate professor at the Adnan Kassar School of Business. He holds a PhD in Mathematics from the University of Louisiana, Lafayette, and has received the Post-Doctoral Bridge to Business Program certificate from the University of Florida. With a background in both mathematics and engineering management translated by two master’s degrees from University of Louisiana, his research ranges from quantitative methods to engineering management and its underlying mathematics. His research has been published in recognized journals including the Journal of Business Research, International Journal of Production Economics, Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Journal of Cleaner Production and the International Journal of Hospitality Management.

Diverse, Expert Faculty

Our diverse faculty has more than 100 publications in the fields of analytics and a track record of business success. Many work as consultants and advisors in the industry. They bring their expertise to the classroom and work one-on-one with students to help them meet their business goals.

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Discover 100% Online Business Education

Our online programs are delivered in an asynchronous format. The MBA in Global Business Administration has an optional residency available, allowing you to study at your own pace and balance work, school and personal commitments while earning your degree.

Lebanese American University delivers the flexibility you need for success with the same distinguished faculty, comprehensive curriculum and academic excellence as our on-campus offerings.

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Answers to Common Questions

Explore answers to the most frequently asked questions about our MBA in Global Business Administration. If you don’t find what you’re looking for, contact us for additional program details.

The online program is designed for working professionals and can be taken part-time, allowing you to balance work, school and personal responsibilities across 2 years. To see the curriculum, view our courses page.

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 2023.

The Lebanese American University (LAU) operates under an absolute 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). All online degrees offered by the LAU are fully registered in the “Distance Education Format” with the New York State Education Department (NYSED).

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

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.

The online MBA in Global Business Administration 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. Learn more about career outcomes.

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