Admission to MBA

With regards to the admission criteria for the MBA at the LAU Adnan Kassar School of Business, applicants are expected to:

- Have a sound academic background.
- Have completed a bachelor’s degree in business studies or equivalent from a recognized university.

Admission is granted on a selective and competitive basis to students who have demonstrated distinct academic ability and motivation by meeting at least the minimum requirements described below.

In addition to a satisfactory proof of English language proficiency as per LAU rules and regulations, applicants to the MBA program are expected to meet the following admissions requirements:

  1. A 3.0 GPA on a scale of 4.0 as per LAU rules, or its equivalent.
  2. GMAT/Pre-MBA Course or GRE test score (taken within the past five years prior to joining the MBA)
  3. Letters of recommendation.
  4. Interview, if required.

Meeting these requirements, however, does not guarantee admission to the program.

Although work experience is not a prerequisite for admission, the Graduate Admissions Committee considers applicants’ professional experience as an asset and welcomes the business experience that professionals bring to the classroom. As such, relevant work experience is viewed favorably when studying an applicant’s file.

The School Graduate Admission Council (SGAC) calculates a Composite Index (CI) of both the GPA and GMAT. Admission is considered only if the applicant meets the CI minimum requirement.

At the discretion of the School Graduate Admission Council, applicants who are short of meeting the 3.0 GPA and/or the anticipated acceptable GMAT score might be considered for “probationary” admission, provided they have significant relevant work experience and have met the CI minimum requirement.

Students admitted on probation will earn regular status upon the completion of 12 graduate credits with at least 3.0 average and no more than one “C” grade.

Qualified applicants with a BA or BS in areas of study other than business will be required to complete remedial courses as a prerequisite for core courses.

Also Check: Admission Requirements