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The Mediterranean School of Business (MSB) was the first school of South Mediterranean University (SMU) to be developed. Capitalizing on the rapid pace of technological changes and the growing need of executives for programs to upgrade their managerial skills, MSB started its activities in 2004 by organizing a part-time Executive MBA (EMBA) in a rented space and taught by professors teaching at top-ranked Business Schools (MIT, The University of Chicago, The University of Maryland, and others). The first cohort of EMBA consisted of 43 Executives from different economic sectors and nationalities and counts today over 800 Alumni from 37 different nationalities. In 2011, MSB launched its undergraduate and Master Programs. Today, in addition to EMBA, over 1000 students are enrolled in its undergraduate and master's programs that are internationally accredited by the Brussels-based EFMD and the London-based AMBA, respectively. MSB has been cited as a model for Business Schools in Africa by a special edition of Financial times and is among the top 3 business schools in the 2020 Jeune Afrique Ranking. The SMU School of Engineering (Mediterranean Institute of Technology - MedTech) was launched in 2016 offering programs in software, computer systems, and renewable energy engineering. Today, MedTech has some 300 students enrolled in its different programs and has engaged in the ABET accreditation. The SMU language and Culture Institute (LCI) offers programs in five languages (English, French, Italian, German, and Chinese). In addition, LCI organizes short-term programs for North American students in the framework of Study Abroad Programs (SAP). SMU institutions have developed partnerships with prominent North American and European universities for the exchange of students and the organization of joint programs. Its growth strategy includes the development of other specialized schools and the opening of Campuses in Algeria, Libya, and the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire. 

Values



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Diversity
Diversity

We embrace diversity and inclusion by fostering openly global citizenship and treating our community with fairness and respect.

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Excellence
Excellence

We are devoted to quality education and diverse thinking and we strive for sustainable improvement, high-performance standards of our faculty, staff, and students.

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Integrity
Integrity

We are committed to acting with our community based on honesty, transparency, and trust to meet the highest criteria of ethics in all our practices.

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Creativity
Creativity

We are change-makers who believe in the innovative mindset that promotes creative thinking, the entrepreneurial spirit of teaching, research, and learning experience to nurture the advancement of our community.

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Care
Care

We value sense of belonging through our deep engagement to serve our students, faculty, staff and our community as a whole with genuine care, compassion, and empathy to assure an inspiring learning journey.

History

  • Creation of the SMU Incubator

    2020
  • Creation of the SMU Foundation

    2019
  • Creation of the SMU Research Center

    2019
  • CFA Affiliation

    2018
  • MSB acquired EFMD accreditation

    2017
  • Launch of the CFA Program

    2016
  • Creation of MedTech: The Engineering School

    2014
  • Launch of the Undergraduate and Master's Programs

    2011
  • Creation of LCI: The Language and Culture Institute

    2011
  • EMBA acquired AMBA Accreditation

    2010
  • Creation of MSB: The School of Business

    2004
  • SMU CREATION... The journey begins

    2002
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