AOU offers the following majors at the post graduate level:
a. The MBA programme which entails the following tracks:
· Business Administration
· Human Resource Management
b. The MSc programme which consists of the following track:
· Information Security and Forensics
The MBA and MSc degrees are officially recognized by the Lebanese Ministry of Education.
The Arab Open University is approved by The Open University as an appropriate organization to offer higher education programmes leading to Open University Validated Awards. The MBA & MSc programmes are currently validated by The Open University-UK
Upon graduation, the student receives 2 degrees: a British degree from the Open University and a Lebanese degree.
AOU allows you to pursue the MBA programme even if your BA is in any other major. However, you will have to take two 8-credit Remedial Courses as pre-requisites.
In case your undergraduate degree was NOT from an accredited English speaking institution, AOU requires an English Proficiency Evidence with a minimum score of 6.5 for IELTS, or 575 on the paper based TOEFL, 500 for the TOEFL ITP or 85 for the internet based TOEFL).
You will be allowed to register even if you did not sit yet for the TOFEL or IELTS. AOU will grant you a period of 6 months from the date of registration to provide the university with the TOEFL or IELTS certificate.
If you have a BS degree in majors such as Mathematics, Physics or Computing with Business, you should complete additional 12 credit-courses from the BSc information technology and computing (ITC) programme before starting the MSc programme. This would be essential to confirm that applicant has the necessary underpinning knowledge and understanding to undertake the MSc.
The MBA and MSc programmers take typically two years of study. However, if you wish to take less credits during a particular semester, you may do so, taking into consideration that it will increase the time needed to complete the programme.
To complete the MBA/MSc programme, you need 48 credits.
Your tuition fees can be divided in 3 payments during each semester.
All classes are given after 5:00 PM, so it should not conflict with your working hours. To note that each class is given once a week for 3 hours.
You need to fill out the online application form and bring it to the Student Affairs Office along with the required documents.
Applications for the MBA is on the following link: http://www.aou.edu.lb/aou/files/mba.pdf
Applications for the MSc is on the following link: http://www.aou.edu.lb/aou/files/msc.pdf