B.S. in Business

The student pursuing this program has the choice to select his/her area of emphasis from a variety of concentration areas (specialization studies) that includes: Accounting, Banking & Finance, Family and Entrepreneurial Business Management, Information Technology Management, International Business, Management and Marketing. The Bachelor of Science degree may be obtained at the Beirut and Byblos campuses.  This program enables them to use the appropriate technology and decision making tools within their respective areas of concentration in addition to understanding of the global impact of economic conditions and cultural dimensions on their respective areas of concentration. The program also serves as a rigorous preparation for graduate study in business administration and other fields.  

Core requirements* (33 credits)

Number Course Cr
ACC203 Financial Accounting 3
ACC204 Managerial Accounting 3
ECO201 Microeconomics 3
ECO202 Macroeconomics 3
BUS213 Business Law and Ethics 3
QBA201 Managerial Statistics 3
FIN301 Managerial Finance 3
MGT201 Introduction to Management 3
ITM211 Information Technology Management 3
MKT201 Introduction to Marketing 3
MGT420 Strategic Planning and Policy Formulation 3
BUS299 Civic Engagement 0
Total   33

* For students admitted as of fall 2012. Students admitted in previous terms should refer to the Academic Catalog 2011-2012 (PDF).

Emphasis Requirements

In addition to the core requirements, students must choose one of the emphases below.

Accounting

This area of emphasis also grounds students in the decision-making process and prepares them for graduate studies, leading to the Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) Degree, the Master of Science (M.S.) Degree, or careers in entry-level position in accounting.

The minimum number of credits required to graduate with accounting emphasis is 92 credits distributed as follows: A total of 49 credits are needed in the major (Business core requirements - 33 credits, emphasis requirements - 16 credits, other requirements - 9 credits) and free electives 6 credits, other than the General University Requirements (LAC 34 credits), to provide students with the skills and knowledge in accounting within a business management context. 

Required (16 Credits):

Number Course Cr
ACC302 Cost Accounting 3
ACC311 Intermediate Accouting I 3
ACC312 Intermediate Accouting II 3
ACC401 Advanced Accounting 3
ACC412 External Auditing 3
ACC399 Accounting Internship 1

 

*OTHER REQUIREMENTS -9 CREDITS*
Any two of the following Business Electives (6 credits)   
Number Course Cr
ACC310  Accounting Inform. Systems 3
ACC405  Forensic Accounting 3
ACC413 Internal Auditing 3
ACC415  Tax Accounting 3
ACC420 Information Technology Audit 3
ACC421 International Accounting 3
ACC431 Financial Statement Analysis 3
MGT236  Communication Skills  1
MGT336 Developing a Business Plan      1
MGT436  Personality and Career Development 1
OPM301
Operation and Production Management
3

Note: the student has 3 credits in free elective. The student is encouraged to take ECO 201 and ECO 202 as part of Liberal Arts Curriculum, which will free up six additional credits in free elective.

 Banking & Finance

This area of emphasis prepares students for the management of private and public institutions’ financial structures. It helps them develop skills in the field of financial analysis, as well as managerial skills in the money and commodities’ markets. It prepares qualified personnel and a potential executive for Lebanon’s banking sector and the financial service industry. 

A minimum 92 credits are needed for graduation distributed as follows: A total of 45 credits are needed in the major (Business core requirements -33 credits, emphasis requirements - 12 credits), other requirements - 9 credits and free electives 10 credits), other than the General University Requirements (LAC 34 credits), to provide students with the skills and knowledge in Banking and Finance.

Required (12 Credits)

Number Course Cr
FIN302 Financial Institutions and Markets 3
FIN311 Banking Operations 3
FIN411 Security Analysis and Portfolio Management 3
FIN413 Corporate Finance 3

 

*OTHER REQUIREMENTS -9 CREDITS*
Any 9 credits of the following Business Electives 
Number Course Cr.
ACC431 Financial Statements Analysis 3
FIN321 Introduction to Insurance 3
FIN322 Global Financial Managament 3
FIN323 Islamic Banking and Finance 3
FIN399 Internship/ Practicum 1
FIN401 Senior Seminar in Finance 3
FIN421 Financial Derivatives 3
MGT236 Communication Skills 1
MGT366 Developing a Business Plan 1
MGT436 Personality and Career Development 1
OPM301 Operation and Production Management 3
QBA301 Intermediate Managerial Statistics 3

Family & Entrepreneurial Business Management

The courses in this emphasis are designed in such a way that they address the complex workings and challenges of family-owned and family-run businesses.  Students will not only get working knowledge of the tools and concepts involved, but they will also develop action plans for their family businesses, manage growth opportunities, and acquire, frameworks, analytical skills, techniques, and decision making tools that can be used in the growing entrepreneurial businesses. Course work in this area will begin as soon as it is feasible.

A minimum 92 credits are needed for graduation distributed as follows: A total of 45 credits are needed in the major (Business core requirements -33 credits, emphasis requirements - 12 credits), other requirements - 9 credits and free electives  10 credits, other than the General University Requirements (LAC 34 credits), to provide students with the skills and knowledge in Family and Entrepreneurial Business Management. This area of emphasis caters to students who belong to families already in business and who wish to preserve its continuity, maintaining the family’s wealth from generation to generation. The emphasis is also intended for students who wish to start their own businesses as it encourages entrepreneurship and the building of solid guidelines for future business start-ups.
 

Required (12 Credits)

Number Course Cr.
FEM301 Entrepreneurial & Small Business Management 3
FEM304 Family Business Management 3
FEM322 Entrepreneurial Marketing    
FEM333 Venture Capital & Entrepreneurial Financing   3

 

*OTHER REQUIREMENTS -9 CREDITS*
Any 9 credits of the following Business Electives 
Number Course Cr.
ECO301 Managerial Economics 3
FEM311 Small Business Start-Up Lab 3
FEM399 Internship/ Practicum 1
FEM488 Sp.Top. Fam. & Entr.Bus 3
IBS311 Managing Multinational Corporations 3
MGT236 Communication Skills 1
MGT301 Organizational Behavior 3
MGT336 Developing a Business Plan 1
MGT401 Project Management 3
MGT436 Personality and Career Development 1
MGT441 Human Resources Mgt. 3
MKT421 Marketing Research 3
OPM301 Operation and Production Management 3
QBA301 Intermediate Managerial Statistics 3

Information Technology Management

This area of emphasis strives to develop future Business Leaders and Decision Makers, and prepares  students for high managerial positions in any career paths they choose to pursue.

A minimum 92 credits are needed for graduation distributed as follows: A total of 48 credits are needed in the major (Business core requirements -33 credits, emphasis requirements -15 credits), other requirements - 9 credits and free electives 7 credits, other than the General University Requirements (LAC 34 credits), to provide students with the skills and knowledge in Information Technology Management.  

Required (15 Credits)

Number Course Cr.
ITM201 Computer Programming 3
ITM301 Business Data Communication 3
ITM302 Data and Information Managament 3
ITM311 Information Technology Management II 3
ITM420 System Analysis and Design 3

 

*OTHER REQUIREMENTS -9 CREDITS*
Any 9 credits of the following Business Electives 
Number Course Cr.
ITM401 Information Security and Protection 3
ITM402 Business Intelligence 3
ITM403 Information Technology Project Management 3
ITM399 Internship/ Practicum 1
MGT236 Communication Skills 1
MGT336 Developing a Business Plan 1
MGT436 Personality and Career Development 1
OPM301 Operation and Production Management 3
ITM231 E-Business 3

International Business

This area of emphasis provides a global perspective on management, finance, marketing, international affairs, and economics, while providing students with a firm foundation in the fundamentals of the business curriculum. The field aims at preparing students for work in the global marketplace as business professionals who can understand and exploit the dynamics of global business and finance.

A minimum 92 credits are needed for graduation distributed as follows: A total of 48 credits are needed in the major (Business core requirements -33 credits, emphasis requirements -15 credits), other requirements - 9 credits and free electives 7 credits, other than the General University Requirements (LAC 34 credits), to provide students with the skills and knowledge in International Business context. 

Required (18 Credits)

Number Course Cr.
ECO401 International Economics 3
FIN302 Financial Institutions & Markets 3
IBS311 Managing the Multinational Corporation 3
IBS321 Global Financial Management 3
IBS499 Senior Study/Internship 3
MKT311 International Marketing 3

 

*OTHER REQUIREMENTS -9 CREDITS*
Any 9 credits of the following Business Electives 
Number Course Cr.
BUS311 Research Methods 3
ECO311 Economic Development 3
FEM488 Sp.Top. Fam. & Entr.Bus. 3
HOM321 Tourism Eco.& Cult. Impact 3
MGT399 Internship/ Practicum 1
MGT236 Communication Skills 1
MGT336 Developing a Business Plan 1
MGT436 Personality and Career Development 1
OPM301 Operation and Production Management 3
POL313 Concepts of Int’l Relations 3
QBA301 Intermediate Managerial Statistics 3

Management

This area of emphasis helps students develop skills on how to manage people, materials, equipment, information and other resources used in the production of goods and services. It helps the students to understand the decision-making process in firms, and it develops in them an orderly and systematic way of thinking. It also prepares them for graduate work or for supervisory positions in areas such as purchasing, inventory control, operations scheduling, operations cost control, etc.

A minimum 92 credits are needed for graduation distributed as follows: A total of 45 credits are needed in the major (Business core requirements - 33 credits, emphasis requirements - 12 credits), other requirements - 9 credits and free electives 10 credits, other than the General University Requirements (LAC 34 credits), to provide students with the skills and knowledge in Management context. 

Required (12 Credits)

Number Course Cr.
ECO301 Managerial Economics 3
MGT301 Organizational Behavior 3
MGT401 Project Management 3
MGT441 Human Resources Mgt.  

 

*OTHER REQUIREMENTS -9 CREDITS*
Any 9 credits of the following Business Electives 
Number Course Cr.
BUS311 Research Methods 3
FEM301 Entrepr. & Small Bus. Mgt. 3
FEM304 Family Business Mgt. 3
FIN302 Financial Instit. & Markets 3
HOM205 Lodging Mgt & Operations 3
IBS311 Mgt. Multinational Corporations 3
MGT236 Communication Skills 1
MGT336 Developing a Business Plan 1
MGT399 Internship/ Practicum 1
MGT436 Personality and Career Development 1
MGT450 Special Topics in Mgt.10 3
OPM301 Operation and Production Management 3
QBA301 Intermediate Managerial Statistics 3

Marketing

This area of emphasis acquaints students with a full range of skills and knowledge in business management, with a focus on marketing. It instills in students an awareness of the problems of visual design in the world of business and industry. It makes them understand the activities involved in transferring goods and services from producers, to consumers, and prepares them for graduate studies, as well as careers in: sales, advertising, public relations, product management, wholesaling, retailing, and market research.

A minimum 92 credits are needed for graduation distributed as follows: A total of 45 credits are needed in the emphasis (Business core requirements - 33 credits, emphasis requirements - 12 credits), Other requirements - 9 credits and free electives 10 credits, other than the General University Requirements (LAC 34 credits), to provide students with the skills and knowledge in Marketing context.

Required (12 Credits)

Number Course Cr.
MKT304 Consumer Behavior 3
MKT311 International Marketing 3
MKT421 Marketing Research 3
MKT498  Marketing Strategy 3

 

*OTHER REQUIREMENTS -9 CREDITS*
Any 9 credits of the following Business Electives
Number Course Cr.
MGT236 Communication Skills 1
MGT336 Developing a Business Plan 1
MGT436 Personality and Career Development 1
MKT302 Integrated Marketing Communication 3
MKT305 Services Marketing 3
MKT308 Hospitality Marketing 3
MKT310 Retailing and Merchandizing 3
MKT399 Internship/ Practicum 1
MKT412 E-Marketing 3
MKT488 Sp. Topics in Marketing 3
OPM301 Operation and Production Management 3
QBA301 Intermediate Managerial Statistics 3