Executive Masters in Business Administration (EMBA)

The EMBA at the University of Balamand is a comprehensive program designed to equip managers and entrepreneurs with business acumen, skills and tools much needed to navigate an ever-changing and complex world.

Program Learning Outcome
Upon successful completion of this degree, EMBA graduates should be able to
  1. Gain and employ skills to thrive and let thrive.
  2. Utilize various business tools to make sound business decisions.
  3. Assess national, regional and international business, geo-political and economic contexts to navigate complex environments.
  4. Generate strategic plans for sustainable and inclusive business and economic growth.

Program Structure
The EMBA is a module-based program (39 credits), with a length of 18-19 Months; Modules are conducted once per month for three consecutive full-days classes (usually Thursdays to Saturdays).

The program includes the following modules:

1. EMBA410 Thrive and Let Thrive 3 Cr.
2. EMBA420 Communication, Negotiation and Conflict Resolution 2 Cr.
3. EMBA430 Data Analysis and Decision Making 2 Cr.
4. EMBA440 Value Creation 2 Cr.
5. EMBA450 Accounting for Executives 2 Cr.
6. EMBA460 Corporate Finance 2 Cr.
7. EMBA470 Marketing Management for Executives 2 Cr.
8. EMBA480 Economics for Managers 2 Cr.
9. EMBA490 Human Resources Strategies 2 Cr.
10. EMBA500 Market Finance 2 Cr.
11. EMBA510 Operations Management 2 Cr.
12. EMBA520 Regional and Global Risk Assessment 2 Cr.
13. EMBA530 International Business Management 2 Cr.
14. EMBA540 Business Ethics and Sustainability 2 Cr.
15. EMBA550 Accelerators of Technology 2 Cr.
16. EMBA560 Crises Management and Leadership 2 Cr.
17. EMBA570 Entrepreneurship and Intrapreneurship 2 Cr.
18. EMBA580 Strategic Management 2 Cr.
19. EMBA590 Consulting Practicum: Business Challenge 2 Cr.

Admission Criteria
In order to be eligible to apply to the EMBA program at UOB, you must:
  • • Have a bachelor degree licensed from the Ministry of Education.
  • • Have five years of Managerial Experience.
  • • Have submitted a formal application with all required documents.

Admission Requirements
Prospective EMBA students must submit a completed and signed application form, available online on http://sis.balamand.edu.lb/pls/apex/f?p=100:101, or as hard copy from the Office of Admissions and Registration, along:
  • • Certified copy of the bachelor’s degree and an official transcript.
  • • Diploma equivalence from the Lebanese Ministry of Education and Higher Education.
  • • Two recommendation letters: one from thesis’ supervisor and one from a previous or current employer.
  • • Employment Verification letters (5 years of managerial experience required).
  • • Comprehensive Curriculum Vitae (CV).
  • • An interview with the admission committee of the EMBA program.
  • • Three recent passport-size photographs.
  • • A photocopy of your Identity Card or Passport.
  • • Evidence of English Language Proficiency, i.e., TOEFL or IELTS (a minimum of 527 on the paper-based TOEFL, or 80 on the Internet-based TOEFL, or 5.5 on the IELTS exam).
  • • An application fee of 152,000 L.L.
The decision about admission will be published on the website (Prospective Students -> Student Applicants 20-21) two weeks after the application is completed and received by the Office of Admissions and Registration.

For More Information
Send an email to emba@balamand.edu.lb
Or Contact:
Dr. George Rahbani, EMBA program coordinator:
          +961 6930250 Ext. 5708; george.rahbani@balamand.edu.lb

Mrs. Nathalie Nasr, Administrative Assistant
          +961 6930250 Ext. 5702; nathalie.nasr@balamand.edu.lb

Mrs. Mira Jabbour, Executive Secretary, Dean’s Office
          +961 6930250 Ext. 3851; mira.jabbour@balamand.edu.lb