Accreditations

  • In April 2016, the Adnan Kassar School of Business has been awarded the AACSB accreditation, joining the select 5 percent of accredited business schools worldwide. The official result was communicated to the School upon the final AACSB Peer Review Team visit, which took place in mid-March 2016. The AACSB accreditation is the most prestigious accreditation for business schools and programs in the world. The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) has rigorous standards for evaluating educational quality. The accreditation will hold great international value for the School and its stakeholders, especially for current and prospective students.
    The Lebanese American University (LAU), formerly Beirut University College (BUC), was chartered by the Board of Regents of the State University of New York in 1955. In 2009, the University was granted institutional accreditation by the New England Commission of Higher Education, Inc. (NECHE) (formerly New England Association of Schools and Colleges  - NEASC), and the Adnan Kassar School of Business was part of this process. The School is committed to take all necessary steps to acquire further business-related accreditation in the US and Europe. 
  • In March 2021, the Adnan Kassar School of Business has earned the Accreditation Commission for Programs in Hospitality Administration (ACPHA), reflecting the quality of its course offerings and caliber of its faculty, academic staff, and students. ACPHA, an organization that evaluates and accredits hospitality management programs, aims at assessing and enhancing the quality of these programs at the associate and bachelor’s degree levels. Following a rigorous evaluation process, the program ensured a full seven-year accreditation (winter 2021-2028), based on its incorporation of ethical and social engagement into student learning outcomes, high-quality course offerings for both majors and non-majors, and the inclusion of industry stakeholders to enhance the student learning experience.