Message from the Dean

Professor Karim S. Rebeiz, PhD
Dean, Faculty of Business and Management  
Welcome to the Faculty of Business and Management at the University of Balamand. We are delighted that you have expressed interest in our institution and program. Allow me to provide you with a brief overview of (1) Why pursuing a business or economics degree is worthwhile? (2) Why you should choose the University of Balamand? (3) What is the mission of the Faculty of Business and Management? (4) What makes our program so distinctive?

Why pursue a business or economics degree?
A business or economics degree opens up diverse career opportunities across various sectors, such as finance, accounting, marketing, healthcare, management, entrepreneurship, consultancy, technology, and more. You can also pursue career paths in various settings and contexts, such as working for organizations of different sizes and vocations, starting your own business, or serving the community through local, governmental and international institutions. With a business or economic degree, the sky is the limit for a rewarding and satisfying career. It is noteworthy a very large number of individuals from virtually all disciplines ultimately decide, sooner or later, to pursue advanced business education as they aspire to become a manager and a leader in their organizations.

Why choose the University of Balamand?
The answer is straightforward: credibility and dependability. We are one of Lebanon's top academic institutions, offering exceptional educational programs and career opportunities. Our commitment to offering a transformative learning experience for our students is steadfast. We provide beautiful campuses populated by a diverse population and with state-of-the-art facilities, including smart classrooms, advanced computer laboratories, well-endowed libraries, and great athletic facilities.

What is the mission of the Faculty of Business and Management?
We cultivate changemakers who can positively impact their profession and community. We achieve this through our program learning goals, which include (1) fostering competent professionals who could add value with relevant business knowledge; (2) promoting moral leadership who could make rational and ethical decisions; (3) developing effective and efficient managers who are capable to navigate multicultural environments; and (4) creating collegial team players who possess excellent communication, interpersonal, and conceptual skills. We measure the aforementioned goals seriously and systematically. Based on the careful analysis of the evaluations, we make appropriate and timely changes to our teaching, curriculum, structures, and processes to ensure we continuously improve and advance our mission.

What makes our program so distinctive?
Our team comprises accomplished professors and professionals with a wealth of academic and industry experience. They are devoted to sharing their knowledge and expertise and publishing relevant scholarly work that impacts the business profession and the broader community. We also encourage innovation through community service, executive education, and industry partnerships. Finally, we stay abreast of the latest developments in the marketplace by maintaining strong relationships with our stakeholders, including alumni, business leaders, policymakers, and other educational institutions.

Thank you for considering the Faculty of Business and Management at the University of Balamand as a viable choice to jumpstart your career journey. We wish you best of luck in your future endeavors.