Academic Catalog 2018–2019

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Continuing Education

Designed for the 21st-Century workplace, LAU’s Continuing Education (CE) offers courses, workshops and certificate programs to impart relevant and up-to-date knowledge and skills in an array of fields, serving a wide variety of adult learners who seek professional advancement.

Its vibrant learning environment fosters both personal and professional growth.

Certificate-based programs are offered on campus or at the client’s location. CE operates a satellite office at the Safadi Foundation in Tripoli and a branch at the Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture in Zahle and the Bekaa region, as well as offering programs at the General Union of Chambers of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture Adnan Kassar Edifice for Arab Economy. CE also offers professional courses at the LAU Executive Center at Solidere in Beirut’s central district.

For more information, visit the CE website.


Through building and constantly nourishing links with multiple communities of practice, LAU-CE’s mission complements LAU’s by providing state-of-the-art academic and technical training for lifelong learners in the form of courses, workshops, diplomas, and professional certifications, leading to the betterment of employment opportunities or improvement of job performance, reflected in both personal and professional growth, across Lebanon and the region.


LAU-CE aims to improve the quality of professional and personal lives by promoting knowledge, skills, and education opportunities through the delivery of impactful lifelong learning for individuals, companies, and communities.

Value Proposition

The Continuing Education (CE) marshals LAU by encompassing all schools in reaching out to communities for the purpose of adult education, professional enhancement, applied research and impact creativity. Through CE, LAU as an institution of higher learning is committed to community engagement on the broadest scale, in the interest of sustainable knowledge driven by socio-economic developments.

Core Values

Educational Excellence: in tandem with LAU’s vision, we provide a superior educational experience to our learners in terms of faculty selectivity, content quality, and service excellence.

Flexibility and Adaptability: we regularly update our offerings to reflect socio-economical changes in the marketplace. Additionally, we provide flexible solutions, schedules, and locations to cater to our learners’ needs.

Learner Centricity: we put our students first; we provide them with all the support needed, we listen to them and take their feedback seriously with the aim of enhancing the overall learning experience.

Innovation: we encourage innovation and creativity. We anticipate changing demands that might reflect on our courses in order to provide the most innovative learning solutions.

Social Responsibility: we collaborate with different NGO’s and organizations on many levels as part of our contribution to corporate social responsibility initiatives.

Program Clusters

  1. Professional workshops/programs intended for early-career or mid-career practitioners in specific areas where there’s market demand (on an open enrollment or customized basis), such as marketing, sales, accounting, computer technology, nursing, nutrition and food safety
  2. Certification and diploma programs in various areas for participants seeking paraprofessional qualifications beyond short-term workshops
  3. Partnerships with institutions in the community to serve particular skillsets, markets or geographical niches such as the Safadi Foundation, Zahle’s Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture, and the Muhanna Foundation
  4. Two-year associate diploma programs in selected areas providing participants with formal paraprofessional qualifications that facilitate employment or transitioning towards a bachelor’s degree
  5. Aptitude exam preparatory programs catering to the needs of students bound to take college admission exams such as SAT, GMAT, MCAT, GRE, ILES, and TOEFL
  6. Remedial academic programs meant to provide academically deficient LAU students with an extensive program to reestablish their academic standing
  7. Bachelor’s or master’s degrees under the auspices of CE as it is customary for such programs in the United States.
  8. CE programs exported to the region with program design, instruction and assessment controlled solely by LAU.

See a chart of all CE programs.

List of Courses

  1. Special Purpose Seminars, Workshops & Programs
      1. Workplace Essentials Certificate
        1. Appreciative Inquiry Workshop
        2. Business Acumen Workshop
        3. Business Ethics Skills Workshop
        4. Business Etiquette Workshop
        5. Change Management Workshop
        6. Civility In The Workplace Workshop
        7. Conflict Resolution Workshop
        8. Customer Service Workshop
        9. Delivering Constructive Criticism Workshop
        10. Risk Assessment and Management Workshop
        11. Safety In The Workplace Workshop
        12. Teamwork & Team Building Workshop
      2. Career Development Certificate
        1. Assertiveness & Self Confidence Workshop
        2. Communication Strategies Workshop
        3. Creative Problem Solving Workshop
        4. Digital Citizenship Workshop
        5. Interpersonal Skills Workshop
        6. Telework and Telecommuting Workshop
        7. Time Management Workshop
        8. Negotiation Skills Workshop
        9. Personal Branding Workshop
        10. Project Management Workshop
      3. Administrative Skills Certificate
        1. Administrative Support Skills Workshop
        2. Basic Bookkeeping Skills Workshop
        3. Business Writing Workshop
        4. Executive and Personal Assistants Workshop
        5. Meeting Management Workshop
        6. Organizational Skills Workshop
        7. Social Media in the Workplace Workshop
        8. Supply Chain Management Workshop
      4. Supervisors & Managers Certificate
        1. Budgets And Financial Reports Workshop
        2. Coaching and Mentoring Workshop
        3. Employee Motivation Workshop
        4. Facilitation Skills Workshop
        5. Knowledge Management Workshop
        6. Leadership & Influence Workshop
        7. Lean Process and Six Sigma Workshop
        8. Manager Management Workshop
        9. Middle Manager Workshop
        10. Office Politics for Managers Workshop
        11. Performance Management Workshop
        12. Supervising Others Workshop
      1. Law Series
        1. Labor Law
        2. Contract Law
        3. Private International Law
        4. Public International Law
        5. Creation of companies
        6. Corporations
        7. Human rights Law
        8. Romano-Germanic Law
        9. Anglo-Saxon Law
        10. Jurispreduence Law
        11. ADR (Alternative Dispute Resolution)
        12. Arbitration
        13. Banking Transactions
        14. Business Law
        15. Civil Law
        16. Commercial Law
        17. Consignement Agreement
        18. Construction Contracts
        19. Contracts
        20. Criminal law
        21. E-Contracts
        22. Email/ Legal Correspondences
        23. Employment
        24. Establishing Companies
        25. FIDIC (International Federation of Consulting Engineers)
        26. Human Rights/ Public law
        27. Intellectual Property
        28. International Law
        29. International Organization
        30. Joint Venture Agreement
        31. IP & Software Contracts
        32. Maritine Law
        33. Mediation
        34. Oil & Gas contracts
        35. Real Estate
        36. Retail Contract
        37. Steps of Lawsuit
        38. Telecommunications Law & Regulation
        39. Wipo (World intellectual Property Organization)
      2. Professional workshops
        1. Anger Management Skills Workshop
        2. Attention Management Skills Workshop
        3. Body Language Basics Skills Workshop
        4. Business Succession Planning Workshop
        5. Call Center Training Workshop
        6. Critical Thinking Skills Workshop
        7. Developing a Lunch and Learn Workshop
        8. Emotional Intelligence Workshop
        9. Employee On boarding Workshop
        10. Employee Recruitment Workshop
        11. Generation Gaps Workshop
        12. Goal Setting and Getting Things Done
        13. Hiring Strategies Workshop
        14. Human Resource Management Workshop
        15. Internet Marketing Fundamentals
        16. Job Search Skills Workshop
        17. Managing Workplace Anxiety Workshop
        18. Marketing Basics Workshop
        19. Measuring Results From Training Workshop
        20. Media and Public Relations Workshop
        21. Overcoming Sales Objections Workshop
        22. Personal Productivity Workshop
        23. Presentation Skills Workshop
        24. Proposal Writing Workshop
        25. Public Speaking Workshop
        26. Sales Fundametals Workshop
        27. Social Intelligence Workshop
        28. Social Learning Workshop
        29. Stress Management Workshop
        30. Talent Management Workshop
        31. Trade Show Staff Training Workshop
        32. Train the Trainer Workshop
        33. Virtual Team Building and Management Workshop
        34. Workplace Violence Workshop
        35. Work-Life Balance Workshop
        36. Workplace Diversity Workshop
        37. Workplace Harassment Workshop
      3. Education Workshops
        1. Integrating Technology and Web Quest in Classrooms
        2. Reading for Elementary Schools Using Technology
        3. Movie Maker Journal Writing
        4. The Use of Wiki and Google Drive in Classrooms and Business Environments
        5. Impact of using the Blog Technological Model on Writing Achievement and Motivation
        6. The Use of Glogsters in Classrooms
        7. Using Google Drive to Generate Reports and Charts based on Data Analysis
        8. Integrating SAT into English Curriculum
        9. Implementing Research-Based Strategies
        10. Emergency/Crisis Management
        11. Behavior Modification
        12. Anger Management
        13. Evaluation Methods
        14. Math Curriculum Design
        15. Science Curriculum Design
        16. Reading Strategies(DRTA, PReP, SQ3R, Talking Chips, Reciprocal Teaching, Reading Anticipation Guide and Phillip’s 5-Stage Lesson Planning)
        17. Planning Classroom Tests and Assessments for General and Special Education Effective Techniques
  2. Partnerships Programs
    1. CE at LAU at Chamber of Commerce - Zahle
    2. CE at LAU at Safadi Foundation Tripoli
    3. Muhanna Foundation
    4. Union of Arab Chambers
  3. III. Certificate & Diploma Programs
      1. Business Essentials
        1. EBUS100 Business Environment
        2. EBUS101 Essentials of Accounting
        3. EBUS102 Economics for Non-Economists
        4. EBUS103 Business Math
        5. EBUS104 Business Decision Making
        6. EBUS105 Business Law
        7. EBUS106 Business Strategy
        8. EBUS107 Marketing Principles
        9. EBUS108 Organizations & Behavior
        10. EBUS109 Managing Finance
        11. ENGL103 Pre-Intermediate Business Writing
      2. CE - Preschool Education
        1. PRES100 Introduction to Early Childhood Education
        2. PRES102 Field Practice I
        3. PRES113 Developmental Curriculum and Program Planning
        4. PRES107 Field Practice II
        5. The Developmentally Appropriate Classroom in ECE
        6. Language Development & Literacy
        7. Basic Computer for Preschool I
        8. Basic Computer for Preschool II
        9. Classroom Management
        10. Strategies for Learning
        11. PRES111 Special English for Preschool Instructors I
        12. English for Preschool II
        13. English for Preschool III
      3. Executive Office Management Certificate
        1. EOM100 English Skills for Professional Assistants
        2. EOM101 Professional Communication Skills
        3. EOM102 Public Relations for Professional Assistants
        4. EOM106 Advanced Office Management & Behavioral Skills
        5. EOM103 Modern Computer Application
        6. EOM104 Business Soft skills
        7. EOM105 Essential Business Principles
        8. EOM107 Principles of Finance
        9. EOM108 Project Management for Professional Assistants
      4. Professional Fitness Diploma
        1. PFIT100 Human Anatomy
        2. PFIT101 Exercise Physiology
        3. PFIT102 Biomechanics of Weight Lifting
        4. PFIT103 Group Fitness Classes
        5. PFIT104 Nutrition for Health and Performance
        6. PFIT105 Health Fitness Training
        7. PFIT106 Athletic Fitness Training
        8. PFIT107 Fitness Management
        9. PFIT108 Post-Rehabilitation Training
        10. PFIT109 Fitness Marketing
      5. Graphic And Website Design
        1. GRAP100 Adobe Photoshop
        2. GRAP101 Adobe Acrobat Professional
        3. GRAP102 Microsoft Windows / Tips & Tricks
        4. GRAP103 Internet Explorer / Workshop Lab
        5. GRAP104 Adobe Illustrator
        6. GRAP105 QuarkXPress
        7. GRAP106 Adobe InDesign
        8. GRAP107 HTML
        9. GRAP108 Adobe Dreamweaver
        10. GRAP109 Adobe Flash
        11. GRAP110 3D Studio MAX
        12. GRAP111 AutoCAD 2D
        13. GRAP112 AutoCAD 3D
      6. CE - Capacity Building Program for Non Profits
        1. NGO100 Introduction to Nonprofits
        2. NGO101 Fundraising Process
        3. NGO102 Fundraising Planning & Development
        4. NGO103 Social Marketing & Corporate Social Responsibility
        5. NGO104 Strategic Planning
        6. NGO105 Financial Management
        7. NGO106 Concept Paper & Proposal Writing
        8. NGO107 Monitoring & Evaluation
        9. NGO108 Project Management
        10. NGO109 Social Media
        11. NGO110 Working with Volunteers
        12. NGO111 Organizational Leadership
        13. NGO112 Project
      7. Food and Safety Certificate
        1. Level I
          1. Introduction to Food Safety, Poisoning and Hazards
          2. Employee Health and Personal Hygiene
          3. Cleaning and Disinfection/ Waste Management/ Pest Control
          4. Design and Construction of Food Premises/ On-site Visit and Lab Demos
        2. Level II
          1. Introduction to Food Safety Quality Systems and Pre-requisite Programs
          2. Food Safety Legislations, Policies, Procedures and records/ Risk Analysis
          3. HACCP - Hazard Analysis & Critical Control Point
          4. ISO22000:2005 - Introduction to Internal Audit
      8. Certified Financial Technician (Technical Trading)
        1. The Secrets of Technical Analysis
        2. Strategic Management
        3. The Sales Machine: Managing a 1rst Class sales Force
        4. Strategic Marketing Management
        5. Succession Planning for family Business
        6. Private Labels Opportunities & Threats
      9. Certificate in Customer Service Excellence Diploma
        1. CSEC100 Mastering Customer Service Skills
        2. CSEC101 Leading Customer Service Teams
      10. Business Leadership Diploma
        1. BULD100 The Pyramid of Leadership
        2. BULD101 Effective Team Leading
        3. BULD102 Leading Dynamic Teams
      11. Human Resource Management Diploma
        1. HRMD100 Advanced Recruitment Strategies
        2. HRMD101 Managing Training Needs
        3. HRMD102 Job Analysis and Job Descriptions
        4. HRMD103 Behavioral Interviewing Skills
        5. HRMD104 Job Evaluation and Grading System
        6. HRMD105 Compensation and Benefits
        7. HRMD106 Succession Planning
        8. HRMD107 Counseling and Disciplinary Procedures
        9. HRMD108 Motivation and Performance Feedback
        10. HRMD109 Writing Policies and Procedures
        11. HRMD110 Talent Management: Retaining your Talents
      12. Business Skills Diploma
        1. BUSD100 Creativity Tools
        2. BUSD101 Memory Techniques
        3. BUSD102 Telephone Techniques
        4. BUSD103 Business Writing Skills
        5. BUSD104 Time and Stress Management
        6. BUSD105 Corporate Communication Skills
        7. BUSD106 Transactional Analysis
        8. BUSD107 Building Effective Teams
        9. BUSD108 Effective Problem Solving
        10. BUSD109 Effective Decision Making
        11. BUSD110 Managing Complex Situations
        12. BUSD111 The Art of Being Interviewed
        13. BUSD112 Project Planning Skills
      13. Professional Sales Executive Diploma
        1. PSED100 Effective Negotiation Skills / Tactics and Counter tactics
        2. PSED101 Effective Selling Skills / Introduction to the Sales Process
        3. PSED102 The Selling Attitude / The Right Selling Attitude
        4. PSED103 Successful Prospecting / Leads’ Generation and Prospecting Techniques
        5. PSED104 Pre-Approach: The FABs Techniques / The Sales Call Preparation
        6. PSED105 Sales Presentation Skills / The Art of Sales Presentations
        7. Overcoming Sales Objections
        8. PSED108 Trial Closing and Closing/Successful Closing Techniques
        9. Internet Marketing Fundamentals
        10. Media & Public Relations
        11. Body Language Techniques
        12. Proposal Writing
      14. Certificate in Corporate Social Responsibility
        1. CSRC100 Introduction to Corporate Social Responsibility
        2. CSRC101 Integrating Corporate Social Responsibility into Business
        3. CSRC102 HR - Corporate Social Responsibility’s Main Enabler
      15. Municipal Administration & Finance Diploma (As per agreement with Muhanna Foundation)
        2. MAFD 101 Mod.2: ADMINISTRATION
        3. MAFD 102 Mod.3: FINANCE
      16. Wealth and Money Management Diploma
        1. Principles of Money and Trade Management
        2. Applied Trading Techniques and Themes
        3. The Trader’s Mindset, Discipline and other Principles
        4. Stock Market, Foreign Exchange and Commodities Nature and Return
        5. Hedge Funds and Hedge Funds Strategies
        6. Business Ethics Guidelines for Trading/Finance Professionals
      17. Strategic Planning Diploma
        1. SPD100 Strategic Planning & Competitive Strategies
        2. SPD101 Project Management
        3. SPD102 Making Strategies Work
        4. SPD103 Strategic Risk Management
        5. SPD104 Corporate Governance
        6. SPD105 Strategic Negotiations
      1. Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA®) Preparatory
        1. CFA100 Ethical and Professional Standards
        2. Boot Camp
        3. CFA101 Quantitative Methods
        4. CFA102 Economics
        5. CFA103 Financial Reporting and Analysis
        6. CFA104 Corporate Finance
        7. CFA105 Equity Investments
        8. CFA106 Fixed Income
        9. CFA107 Derivatives
        10. CFA108 Alternative Investments
        11. CFA109 Portfolio Management and Wealth Planning
      2. Certified Public Accountant (CPA®) (Changes in Number of hours)
        1. CPA100 Auditing and Attestation
        2. CPA101 Business Environment and Concepts
        3. CPA102 Financial Accounting and Reporting
        4. CPA103 Regulation
      3. Project Management Professional (PMP®)
        1. PMP100 Project Management Professional
      4. ISACA
        1. Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA®)
        2. Certified Information Security Manager (CISM®)
      5. HRBP
        1. HRBP100 HR Administration
        2. HRBP101 Recruitment and Selection
        3. HRBP102 Employee Relation and Communication
        4. HRBP103 Compensation and Benefits
        5. HRBP104 Training and Development
        6. HRBP105 Health Safety and Security
      6. Certified Management Accountant (CMA®) - Part 1
        1. External Financial Reporting Decisions
        2. Planning, Budgeting and Forecasting
        3. Performance Management
        4. Cost Management
        5. Internal Controls
      7. Certified Management Accountant (CMA®) - Part 2
        1. Financial Statement Analysis
        2. Corporate Finance
        3. Decision Analysis
        4. Risk Management
        5. Investment Decisions
        6. Professional Ethics
  4. Aptitude Exams/Preparatory Programs
      1. GMAT & GRE
        1. GMAT100 GMAT Preparation Eng. 37.5 hrs Math 22.5hrs
        2. GRE100 GRE Preparation Eng. 37.5 hrs Math 22.5hrs
      2. English Programs / Preparatory Programs for SAT/EEE/TOFEL
        1. ENGL100 English Level I
        2. ENGL101 English Level II
        3. ENGL102 English Level III
        4. ENGL103 English Level IV
        5. English - Summer
        6. English for Preschool
      3. SAT
        1. SAT100 Intensive SAT Preparation - English
        2. SAT101 Intensive SAT Preparation - Math
        3. Tutorial (any private course)
      4. Off-Campus SAT Preparatory courses
        1. Verbal Reasonning and Math (package course)
      1. English for Lawyers ILEC® Preparation
        1. Basic English for Lawyers
        2. ENGL110 Pre Intermediate English for Lawyers
        3. ENGL111 Intermediate English for Lawyers
        4. ENGL112 Advanced English for Lawyers
        5. English for Lawyers ILEC® Preparation
      2. English for Healthcare Professionals
        1. ENGL107 Pre intermediate English Skills for Healthcare Professionals
        2. ENGL108 Intermediate English Skills for Healthcare Professionals
        3. ENGL109 Advanced English Skills for Healthcare Professionals
      3. English for Professionals
        1. ENGL104 Pre-Intermediate Business Writing
        2. ENGL105 Intermediate Business Writing Skills
        3. ENGL106 Advanced Business Writing Skills
      4. Public Speaking
        1. ENGL113 Public Speaking
  5. Other Programs
    1. Remedial Program
      1. Stress and Time Management
      2. Introduction to Business
      3. Study Skills & Communications
      4. Logic and Methods of Reasoning
    2. Summer Camp Program
      1. One Week
      2. Two Weeks
      3. Three Weeks
      4. Four Weeks
      5. Five Weeks
      6. Six Weeks
    3. Arts & Sports
      2. SWIMMING
      3. SWIMMING
      4. TENNIS
      6. FRENCH
      7. SPANISH
      9. HOME DESIGN
      12. DRAWING
      13. PAINTING
      14. POTTERY
    4. Computer Courses
      1. COMP 100 Microsoft Suite I
      2. COMP 101 Microsoft Suite II (advanced)
      3. COMP 102 Word Processing
      4. COMP 103 Web-Page Design
      5. COMP 104 Web-Page Design (Front Page)
      6. COMP 105 Web-Page Design using Visual Interdev