Beirut Arab University is one of the private higher education institutions in Lebanon. It was established in 1960 and recognized by the law organizing Higher Education in Lebanon, dated 26/12/1961.
BAU houses ten faculties:
The Lebanese Ministry of Education and Higher Education MEHE recognizes all the degrees awarded by BAU provided that students are admitted after the completion of the Lebanese Baccalaureate, or its equivalent, as determined by the Lebanese MEHE:
The Ministry of Education and Higher Education also recognizes degrees in Medicine, Engineering and Architecture, as equivalent to the corresponding degrees awarded or recognized by the Lebanese University.
In 2015, Beirut Arab University attained International Institutional Accreditation from the Foundation for International Business Administration Accreditation (FIBAA), which is a German foundation officially internationally acknowledged by official bodies, and registered in the European Quality Assurance Register (EQAR). The given Accreditation demonstrates that the quality of the program or institution has been proven by an external entity and is based upon reliable, transparent and internationally recognized criteria and procedures that give the University a competitive advantage in the educational market.
In 2012, Beirut Arab University received unconditional Accreditation for the Architecture program from the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), which is a professional institution founded for the advancement of Architecture. This Accreditation, whether inside or outside England, is based on specific standards related to educational and research programs along with the status of academic staff, laboratories, buildings, and green areas.
In 2013, The University attained the International Accreditation for the Communication and Electronics Engineering program from the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET), which is the board assigned for accrediting programs in colleges and universities in the United States of America in the Applied Sciences, Computer Science, Engineering, and Technology.
In 2013, The University received the International Accreditation for the Computer Science program from the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET), which is the board assigned for accrediting programs in colleges and universities in the United States of America in the Applied Sciences, Computer Science, Engineering, and Technology.
In 2014, The Faculty of Dentistry received the International Recognition from the Association for Dental Education in Europe (ADEE) on the basis that the Faculty program is up to the standard of those of European faculties. The accreditation institution represents dentists who are involved in teaching dentistry in Europe. Its aim is to evaluate teaching programs in European Dental Faculties, to unify their educational outcomes, and to improve the status of its education.
In 2015, The Faculty of Pharmacy received International Accreditation for its program from the Canadian Council for Accreditation of Pharmacy Programs (CCAPP), which is responsible for accrediting Canadian and International Pharmacy Programs.
In 2015, The Business Administration Faculty received the International Accreditation for the Bachelor and MBA programs from the Foundation for International Business Administration Accreditation (FIBAA), which serves to maintain European Quality Assurance in higher education.
In 2016, The Physical Therapy programme at the Faculty of Health Sciences received
International Accreditation from the World Confederation for Physical Therapy (WCPT).
In 2016, The Bachelor, Master and PhD Law programs at the faculty of Law & Political Science received international accreditation from the Foundation for International Business Administration Accreditation (FIBAA).
In 2017, The Psychology Program at the faculty Human Sciences has been accredited by the Accreditation Agency in Health and Social Science (AHPGS).