Academic Catalog 2021–2022

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Continuing Education

Designed for the 21st-Century workplace, the Lebanese American University’s Continuing Education (LAU 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 both campuses or at the client’s location. LAU CE also operates a satellite office at the Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture in Zahle and the Bekaa region, LAU 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 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 in various areas for participants seeking paraprofessional qualifications beyond short-term workshops
  3. Associate diplomas and Diplomas in selected areas providing participants with formal paraprofessional qualifications that facilitate employment or transitioning towards a bachelor’s degree
  4. Partnerships with institutions in the community to serve particular skillsets, markets or geographical niches such as the Real Estate Brokers Syndicate in Lebanon, Zahle’s Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture, and the Muhanna Foundation, the Sports Academy School, Opensky Aviation, and the Institute of Supply Management, to name a few
  5. Aptitude exam preparatory programs catering to the needs of students bound to take college admission exams such as SAT, GMAT, IELTS, etc.
  6. Remedial academic programs meant to provide academically deficient LAU students with an extensive program to reestablish their academic standing
  7. Corporate trainings and professional development programs tailored and customized to the specific needs of organizations, such as leadership programs.

List of Courses

Business Operations

Accounting & Finance

  1. Basic Bookkeeping Skills Workshop
  2. Budgets & Financial Reports Workshop

Sales & Marketing

  1. Professional Sales Executive Associate Diploma
  2. Luxury Brand Management Diploma
  3. DIGI101 Professional Digital Marketing Associate Diploma
  4. CSEC100 Customer Service Excellence Certificate
  5. SHOP100 Shopper Marketing Strategies Part I Certificate
  6. SHOP101 Shopper Marketing Strategies Part II Certificate
  7. E-commerce Essentials Workshop
  8. WORK110 Social Media in the Workplace Workshop
  9. Marketing Basics Workshop
  10. Strategic Marketing Management
  11. Real Estate Brokerage Professional Certificate
  12. Essentials of Neuromarketing Certificate

Management & Operations

  1. Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM)
  2. Strategic Planning Associate Diploma
  3. BULD100 Business Leadership Certificate
  4. Business Ethics Skills Workshop
  5. WORK100 Business Etiquette Workshop
  6. Change Management Workshop
  7. Knowledge Management Workshop
  8. Lean Process & Six Sigma Workshop
  9. Supply Chain Management Workshop
  10. Teamwork & Team Building Workshop
  11. Writing Skills Workshop

Human Resources

  1. PHRI100 Professional in Human Resources (PHRi®) Preparatory Course
  2. PHRI100 Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHRi®) Preparatory Course
  3. Human Resources Management Certificate
  4. COAC100 Professional Coaching Associate Diploma
  5. Generation Gaps Workshop
  6. Job Search Skills Workshop
  7. Managing Workplace Anxiety Workshop
  8. Safety in the Workplace Workshop
  9. Social Intelligence Workshop
  10. Social Learning Workshop
  11. Succession Planning for Family Business Workshop
  12. Teamwork & Team Building Workshop
  13. Train the Trainer Workshop
  14. Virtual Team Building & Management Workshop
  15. Workplace Violence Workshop

Soft Skills and Leadership

  1. COAC100 Professional Coaching Associate Diploma
  2. BULD100 Business Leadership Certificate
  3. Dynamic Public Speaking Certificate
  4. WORK111 Body Language Basics Skills Workshop
  5. Business Ethics Skills Workshop
  6. WORK100 Business Etiquette Workshop
  7. WORK109 Emotional Intelligence Workshop
  8. Negotiation Skills Workshop
  9. Presentation Skills Workshop
  10. Proposal Writing Workshop
  11. Risk Assessment & Management Workshop
  12. Supervising Others Workshop
  13. Teamwork & Team Building Workshop
  14. Time & Stress Management Workshop
  15. Resilient Leadership Certificate
  16. Mental Toughness Certificate

Healthcare, Nutrition, & Fitness

  1. Professional Fitness Diploma
  2. FSC200 Food Safety Certificate
  3. Management of Dysphagia Certificate
  4. Nutrition-Focused Physical Examination Certificate

Fashion & Arts

  1. Luxury Brand Management Diploma
  2. FAMA100 Fashion Marketing Certificate

Projects & Events Management

  1. EVEN100 Event & Conference Management Certificate
  2. PMI-PBA Professional in Business Analysis
  3. Design Thinking Workshop
  4. PMP100 Project Management Professional (PMP®) Exam Preparatory Course
  5. ACP100 PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP®) Preparatory Course

Engineering & Design

  1. Oil & Gas Governance Associate Diploma
  2. Revit Essentials Certificate
  3. Integrated Planning and Cost Analysis Certificate
  4. Integrated Planning and Cost Control Certificate
  5. Practical Project Management Certificate
  6. Diploma in Furniture, Fixtures, and Equipment (FFE)

Computers & Technologies

  1. DIGI101 Professional Digital Marketing Associate Diploma
  2. WORK110 Social Media in the Workplace Workshop

Administrative & Secretarial

  1. Executive Assistant Associate Diploma
  2. Writing Skills Workshop
  3. Stress Management Workshop

Legal & Societal

  1. Municipal Administration & Finance Diploma (MAFD)
  2. Non-Profit Management Associate Diploma 
  3. Gender in Development and Humanitarian Assistance (GDHA) Associate Diploma
  4. Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Certificate
  5. Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Workshop
  6. Arbitration Workshop
  7. Business Law Workshop
  8. Commercial Law Workshop
  9. Contracts Workshop
  10. International Federation of Consulting Engineers (FIDIC) Workshop
  11. IP & Software Contracts Workshop
  12. Joint Venture Agreement Workshop
  13. LAW103 Lebanese Labor Law Workshop
  14. Legal Setup of Corporations Workshop
  15. Mediation Workshop
  16. Oil & Gas Contracts Workshop
  17. English for Lawyers & ILEC® Preparation Course


  1. PRES124 Preschool Education
  2. REM100 Remedial Program


  1. ENGL100 English Level I - Beginners
  2. ENGL101 English Level II Pre-Intermediate
  3. ENGL102 English Level III Intermediate
  4. ENGL103 English Level IV Advanced
  5. SAT100 SAT Preparatory Course
  6. GMAT100 GMAT Preparatory Course
  7. GRE Preparatory Course
  8. IELTS Preparatory Course
  9. English for Lawyers & ILEC® Preparation
  10. English for Healthcare Professionals (Pre-Intermediate)
  11. English for Healthcare Professionals (Intermediate & Advanced)
  12. ENGL113 Public Speaking Certificate
  13. Chinese Language for Business Certificate
  14. SPAN100 Spanish Language Certificate (Level 1)

Other Programs

  1. Summer Camp
  2. Diplomas in Aviation
  3. Corporate Trainings