EMBA Courses

ACC711  Accounting for Executives [1.5 credits] 
This course deals with financial statements as aid for decision-making, covers the accounting information the manager needs for planning, evaluation and control to maximize profitability.  Topics include interpretation and uses of information contained in financial statements from a user’s perspective, accounting for liabilities and corporations stockholders’ equities, activity-based costing, cost allocation and job and process costing.

ACC741 Financial Analysis [1.5 credits]
This course deals with the analysis of the financial statements of a corporation from a user’s perspective. Topics include ratio analysis, cash flow analysis, and financial forecasting.
Prerequisite:  ACC 711 Accounting for Executives  [1.5 credits] 

ACC781 Selected Topics in Accounting [1.5 credits]
This course discusses contemporary issues in Accounting.
Prerequisite:  ACC711 Accounting for Executives  [1.5 credits] 

ECO710  Applied Economics for Executives [1.5 credits]
This course equips executives and professionals with the economic tools needed for business decision making. It provides an overview of macroeconomic and microeconomic fundamentals.  Topics include the determination of national income, economic fluctuations and economic growth. The course covers also market structures and strategic positioning of firms.

ECO716 Monetary Theory and Policy [1.5 credits]
The objective of this course is to provide an overview of how monetary policy interacts with financial markets. It covers the basic functioning of monetary policies in stabilizing economic activities. Topics include the role of central banks in managing and controlling monetary aggregates.
Prerequisite: ECO710 Applied Economics for Executives [1.5 credits] 

ECO717 Fiscal Theory and Policy [1.5 credits]
The objective of this course is to provide an overview of how fiscal policy interacts with the aggregate economy. It covers the basic functioning of fiscal policy in stabilizing economic activities. Topics include the different methods of financing government expenditures and the study of the economic basis for, and the impact of, government activity.
Prerequisite: ECO710 Applied Economics for Executives [1.5 credits] 

ECO726 Econometrics and Forecasting [1.5 credits]
This course introduces students to the methodology and applications of econometrics and forecasting techniques.  Students will learn how to decompose a time series into its logical elements, to assess forecasting accuracy, and to implement forecasting procedures using professional software.
Prerequisite: QBA730 Business Analytics for Executives [1.5 credits]

ECO781 Selected Topics in Economics [1.5 credits]
This course discusses contemporary issues in Economics.
Prerequisite: ECO710 Applied Economics for Executives [1.5 credits] 

FIN712 Executive Business Finance [1.5 credits]
This course covers in-depth the main tools an executive use to make financial decisions. Topics include time value of money, capital budgeting, the valuation of stocks and bonds, risk and expected return.

FIN721 Corporate Financial Strategy [1.5 credits]
This course deals with corporate financial decisions. Topics include capital structure, cost of capital, dividend and stock repurchase policy.
Prerequisite: ACC711  Accounting for Executives  [1.5 credits] 

FIN723 Bank Capital Management [1.5 credits]
This course deals with the management of bank capital. Topics include bank capital requirements, Basle Accords, and interest rate risk management.
Prerequisite: ACC711  Accounting for Executives  [1.5 credits] 

FIN724 Bank Liquidity and Credit Management [1.5 credits]
This course deals with bank liquidity problems and solutions. It also discusses credit analysis by addressing short and long-term loans to business firms, financial ratio analysis of a customer’s financial statements, and business loan applications.
Prerequisite: ACC711  Accounting for Executives  [1.5 credits]  

FIN740 Investment Analysis [1.5 credits]
This course deals with various investment instruments existing in the financial markets, security selection and wealth allocation. It discusses the concepts of risk, return, diversification, and optimal portfolio selection.  The course also discusses different investment strategies and performance evaluation models.
Prerequisite: FIN712 Executive Business Finance [1.5 credits]

FIN747 Financial Risk Management [1.5 credits]
This course deals with options, futures, and forward contracts and markets. It also covers the mechanics of using options, futures and forward contracts in hedging investment portfolios.
Prerequisite: FIN712 Executive Business Finance [1.5 credits]

FIN781 Selected Topics in Finance [1.5 credits]
This course discusses contemporary issues in Finance.
Prerequisite: FIN712 Executive Business Finance [1.5 credits]

HOM741 Issues in Hospitality and Tourism [1.5 credits]
This course deals with issues encountered by tourism and hospitality professionals. Topics include differentiation between international and domestic tourists, forecasting and predicting growth and change. 

HOM781 Selected Topics in Hospitality and Tourism [1.5 credits]
This course discusses contemporary issues in Hospitality and Tourism.

HRM754 Global Human Resource Management [1.5 credits]
This course deals with human capital as the key to success in any organization. Topics include the influence of changing technologies, corporate policies, and international competitive requirements on the decisions related to staffing, compensation, motivation and job satisfaction, employee relations, and human-resource development.

ITM711 ITM for Executives [1. 5 credits]
This course discusses the use of Information Technology in Business decision making. Topics include (a) Use of Information Technology as a “Decision Support System” to enhance aspects of decision making in a given situation and (b) Use of Information Technology to explore and practice methodologies in “Data Analysis and Management”.

ITM781 Selected Topics in ITM [1.5 credits]
This course discusses contemporary issues in ITM.

MGT711 Strategic Management [1.5 credits]
The course exposes students to in-depth knowledge of strategic planning and strategy formulations. The course provides students with tools to manage and implement dynamic and evolving business strategies. It exposes students to various strategic management theories and analytical skills to drive efficiency and effectiveness into an organization’s core processes.

MGT718 Executive Organizational Behavior [1.5 credits]
This course discusses the interpersonal skills and management of small groups and teams. Required for organizational effectiveness. Topics include interpersonal effectiveness, decision making and problem solving, effective group processes, and motivation of key employees.

MGT720 Global Management [1. 5 credits]
This course explores the dynamic global environment of business management by exploring the political, legal, technological, competitive, and cultural factors that shape corporations worldwide. It will discuss various issues facing international business managers today around the globe.

MGT721 Corporate Governance [1.5 credits]
This course deals with the duties and responsibilities of board membership. Topics include way corporate governance operates in today’s challenging global business environment.

MGT727 Managerial Negotiations [1.5 credits]
This course deal with the skills a manager needs for carrying out negotiations at the internal level with employees and the external level with customers.

MGT731 Leading Organizational Change [1.5 credits]
This course focuses on the challenges leaders are facing during organizational changes and the skills needed to facilitate these changes. Topics include the key tasks of leading the strategic change process in organizations.

MGT734 Business Legal Environment, Ethics and Social Responsibility [1.5 credits]                        
This course deals with the Lebanese laws governing businesses and how these laws affect business strategy and decision making. It also covers the social responsibility of corporations. In addition, students also examine the ethical implications of business decisions. 

MGT751 Executive Leadership & Communication Skills [1.5 credits]
This course focuses on leader’s skills and the difference between managers and leaders. Topics include communication skills a leader needs to influence others.  Topics also include leader styles, traits, power, motivation and credibility

MGT756 Project Management and Planning [1.5 credits]
This course involves the selection of projects, their initiation, implementation, control and termination.

MGT777 Leadership Boot Camp [1.5 credit]
This workshop is designed to upgrade leadership skills of students to an advanced level. This advanced level entails less reliance on technical skills and more dependence on conceptual and interrelationship skills. The workshop allows students to exercise their leadership skills through real application that reinforces their ability to engage and motivate others into accomplishing particular tasks. The workshop will also assist students to transit from followers to leaders in organizations.

MGT781 Selected Topics in Management [1.5 credits]
This course discusses contemporary issues in Management.

MKT711 Marketing Management for Executives [1.5 credits]  
This course exposes students to various elements of the marketing mix including product pricing, promotion and distribution decisions. In addition, the course discusses the factors influencing marketing decision-making and marketing strategies.

MKT714 Advanced Consumer Behavior [1.5credits]
This course discusses the value of consumer behavior and a number of conceptual models explaining consumers’ motivations, decision-making and consumptions. The course explores models from psychology, sociology and provides new tools and examples of how the insights developed from these models have been utilized to build successful brands and shape consumer behavior.

MKT725 Strategic Marketing Research [1.5 credits]
This course deals with marketing research when designing marketing strategies and policies. Topics include techniques of data collection, evaluation of alternative sources of information, and methods of evaluating data and presenting the results.
Prerequisite: QBA 730 Business Analytics for Executives [1.5 credits]

MKT731 Advertising Strategy [1.5 credits]
This course deals with the development, evaluation and management of an advertising strategy. Topics include the structure of an advertising campaign, targeting and positioning, media analysis and creative strategy implementation.

MKT735 Marketing Communications [1.5 credits]
This course deals with planning marketing and promotional programs, and coordinating the various communication functions. Topics include communication theory, ethics in marketing communications, the formulation and analysis of marketing communication strategies, and the role of marketing communication in branding and corporate reputation.

MKT781 Selected Topics in Marketing [1.5 credits]
This course discusses contemporary issues in Marketing.

OPM711 Executive Operations Management [1.5 credits]  
This course focuses on how the firm efficiently produces and distributes its goods and services. Topics include operations as a managerial integration function which provides frameworks and tools to target and implement improvements in business processes.

QBA730 Business Analytics for Executives [1.5 credits]
This course covers the statistical techniques and concepts that a manager uses in making decisions. Topics include problem formulation, sampling techniques, data collection and analysis; statistical inference, including estimation and sample size determination; and regression and correlation analysis.