Modern University for Business and Science (MUBS) was founded in 2000 in Damour, the gate to the Shouf Mountain of Lebanon, under the name of MECAT. It was the brainchild of a group of intellectuals headed by Dr. Hatem Alamy who had a vision for an educational institution that transcends religions and sectarian boundaries, cultural differences, and regional and local politics, to become an institution that the great potential of Lebanese students irrespective of their gender, religious, or political backgrounds.
That vision became a reality at the close of the second millennium, in spite of the obstacles that were placed on its path and the challenges encountered. With total perseverance, dedication, and commitment of the founding group, MECAT University College was officially licensed by the Ministry of Education & Higher Education’s decree number 3585 issued by the Council of Ministers on August 8th, 2000. In 2007 the university changed its name to the current Modern University for Business & Science (MUBS) to reflect its new status, vision, and mission. The change was approved by the ministry decree number 868 dated November 11th, 2007.
The University, which started with 17 students and 5 instructors, grew steadily over the years attracting students from diverse groups and bringing higher education to students and regions of Lebanon that were neglected and forgotten. Today MUBS enjoys a diverse population of over 1800 students, 200 instructors and 100 administrators spread across its campuses in Damour, Beirut, Aley, Semkanieh, and Jal-el-Dib Center.
Over the years, MUBS was able to position itself as an institution that strives for excellence and modernity, taking huge strides every year to maintain a high quality education that introduces the latest pedagogical approaches. MUBS remains committed, now more than ever, to its goals and mission as it continues to push forward to realize its vision through extensive internal development programs in association with the European Union Tempus Programs and partnerships with internationally recognized universities in the US, UK, France and Canada.