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Management Courses

MGT201 Introduction to Management

[3–0, 3 cr.]

This introductory course focuses on managers’ functions pertaining to plan­ning, organizing, leading and controlling. In managing the environment, we explore contemporary environment issues related to competition, diversity,  and globalization. In the Planning and organizing part, we tackle managers’ use of information and  technology for planning and organizing. And in the Leadership and controlling section, we present major models on leadership and look at how managers use information for controlling.

MGT236 Communication Skills

[1–0, 1 cr.]

A fifteen-hour workshop format that relies on in-class discussions designed to introduce students to teamwork and interpersonal communication skills within a business setting. Students will encounter a set of communication practices such as verbal and non-verbal communication, group communication, writing CV and Business letters, listening skills.

Prerequisites: Business Major and ENG 009

MGT301 Organizational Behavior

[3–0, 3 cr.]

This course covers the organizations’ social psychology. Its purpose is to provide an understanding of how organizations can be managed more effectively through a comprehensive analysis of individual and group behavior in organizations. Topics include individual personality and perception, motivation, rewarding behavior, stress, diversity management, group dynamics, conflicts, leadership, communication, power and politics, and organizational culture and change.

Prerequisite: MGT201 Introduction to Management

MGT317 Conflict Resolution Tools for the Business World

[3–0, 3 cr.]

This course provides an overview of the skills and tools needed to understand different types of conflicts in a business setting. It also provides students with information on how to analyze such conflicts and review techniques used for effective intervention in such conflicts. Real life examples are used to illustrate such conflicts and the processes that have helped achieve conflict resolution or transformation. Furthermore, leadership role and cultural influences are reviewed in addition to conflict resolutions skills such as facilitation, negotiation and mediation techniques. 

MGT336 Developing a Business Plan

[1–0, 1 cr.]

This course is designed to help students acquire the necessary knowledge and skills needed to prepare a comprehensive integrated written business plan. The course will equip the students with the basis for elaborating the different sec­tions of the plan as expected by financing agents. Through the learning process, the students will learn the principles of undertaking a thorough analysis of the different organizational forms and departments, products and services, human resources capacities, markets and marketing programs, as well as financial status and financing tools.

Prerequisite: Business Major

MGT338 Negotiation Skills

[1–0, 1 cr.]

A fifteen-hour one credit workshop aimed at developing analytical and communication skills that are necessary for successful business negotiations. Negotiation is the art and science of securing an agreement between two or more independent parties. This course focuses on understanding the behavior of individuals, groups and organizations in the context of competitive situations, students practice negotiating with role-playing simulations that cover a range of topics. This course helps students to understand that the social relationship and behaving ethically will be just as important as achieving an immediate outcome of the negotiation.

MGT399 Internship/Practicum

[1 cr.]

MGT401 Project Management

[3–0, 3 cr.]

This course covers the problems of managing projects on identification, design, appraisal, selection, organization, operations, supervision and control, comple­tion and evaluation.

Prerequisites: Senior standing, ACC202 Principles of Accounting II and MGT201 Introduction to Management

MGT411 Innovation and Entrepreneurship

[3–0, 3 cr.]

This course intends to integrate both fields of innovation and entrepreneurship after having diverged the pre-occupation of entrepreneurship with small business creation and that of innovation with new product development. The course’s  approach aims to reunite research theories and practice of innovation and entrepreneurship in the broader context of corporate and public services, economies, and emerging technologies for sustainability and development. Case study analyses, group projects and lecture participation are highly emphasized in this course.

MGT420 Strategic Planning and Policy Formulation

[3–0, 3 cr.]

This course is intended to be a challenging capstone course for the undergradu­ate business school curriculum. It is first and foremost a course about “manag­ing for success” and achieving competitive advantage. The course is designed to equip students with the core concepts, frameworks and techniques of strategic management. It provides them with tools to understand and manage the strategic planning process. It enlightens students with the fundamentals of strategic planning and grants them broader insights into strategy formulations and implementations. It is tailored to address all business emphases and to provide a comprehensive and in-depth strategic planning techniques that are applicable to different industries. In analyzing multidisciplinary business case studies, students will practically integrate much of the knowledge gained in the core business curriculum.

Prerequisites: At least 27 credits of core courses completed and Senior standing

MGT420H Strategic Planning and Policy Formulation

[3–0, 3 cr.]

This course is intended to be a challenging capstone course for the undergradu­ate business school curriculum. It is first and foremost a course about “manag­ing for success” and achieving competitive advantage. The course is designed to equip students with the core concepts, frameworks and techniques of strategic management. It provides them with tools to understand and manage the strategic planning process. It enlightens students with the fundamentals of strategic planning and grants them broader insights into strategy formulations and implementations. It is tailored to address all business emphases and to provide a comprehensive and in-depth strategic planning techniques that are applicable to different industries. In analyzing multidisciplinary business case studies, students will practically integrate much of the knowledge gained in the core business curriculum.

Prerequisites: At least 27 credits of core courses completed and Senior standing

MGT436 Personality and Career Development

[1–0, 1 cr.]

A fifteen-hour workshop designed to introduce students to the importance of personality styles in shaping their careers. Students will be more knowledgea­ble and understanding of their behavioral preferences that can have significant effects on their career success. Students will also learn how to evaluate and develop their personality styles to match their career objectives.

Prerequisite: Business Major

MGT438 Leadership Skills

[1–0, 1 cr.]

A one credit workshop based on a fifteen-hour to help students develop leadership techniques and skills to improve productivity in the workplace. In this course, students will become familiar with different ways of exercising leadership and recognize their own strengths and weaknesses. Students will not only learn what makes a great leader, but also study how a person’s traits and skills can affect their leadership abilities. For anyone who thinks he/she may be a leader, and for all of those who want to be one, this course will give you a practical guide on how to become a powerful and respected leader.

MGT441 Human Resources Development

[3–0, 3 cr.]

This course is based on the functions of management. It provides the students with the tools necessary to run contemporary functions applied in human resources development. Having known the classical functions of personnel management, and based on the continuous change of organizations, students will cover the advanced topics in strategic management of human resources, training and development, performance appraisal management, career plan­ning, technology implementation, and other new happenings in the realm of human resources.

MGT450 Special Topics in Management

[3–0, 3 cr.]

This course covers management topics not usually included in the curriculum. It offers a detailed understanding of timely issues and applications in the worlds of production and management, both in private and public frameworks. Operations and production management, entrepreneurship, and small-business management are covered, among other topics.

This course requires the consent of the program advisor.

MGT711 Strategic Management (Capstone Course)

[1.5–0, 1.5 cr.]

This course provides students with in-depth knowledge of strategic planning and strategy formulations.  It is a capstone course that requires student to focus on knowledge acquired from previous courses and to integrate them in a final project.  This project is intended to provide a culminating experience and an added value to the students’ learning process.

This capstone course focuses on the concepts of strategic management and competitive analysis to develop critical management skills within our graduates.  Emphasis is given to integrating concepts and ideas from the major business functions such as: Management, Marketing, Accounting, Analytics, and Finance to provide a comprehensive perspective on how companies are managed.  Topics and case studies will guide students through the process of strategic planning and execution, starting with the basics of setting a direction for a company and ending with a proper execution plan and monitoring mechanisms strategies.

Students not only will engage in current and upbeat strategic discussions but will also use the acquired knowledge and research skills and work as consultants to help a major firm in strategizing and achieving competitive advantages.  This will materialize through the completion of an appropriate special project.

Prerequisites: This course is a capstone course that integrates several business concepts.  Before taking this course, students are expected to have completed the following:

  • MGT751 Executive Leadership and Communication Skills, MGT727 Managerial Negotiations, ACC711 Accounting for Executives, ECO710 Applied Economics for Executives, FIN712 Executive Business Finance, QBA730 Business Analytics for Executives, and MKT711 Marketing Management for Executives.

  • 24 credits must be completed before registering MGT711.

MGT718 Executive Organizational Behavior

[1.5–0, 1.5 cr.]

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

[1.5–0, 1.5 cr.]

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.

Note: This course has not been taught since Fall 2017 and will not be taught in the academic year 2020-2021.

MGT721 Corporate Governance

[1.5–0, 1.5 cr.]

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

[1.5–0, 1.5 cr.]

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

[1.5–0, 1.5 cr.]

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.

Note: This course has not been taught since Fall 2017 and will not be taught in the academic year 2020-2021.

MGT734 Business Legal Environment, Ethics and Social Responsibility

[1.5–0, 1.5 cr.]

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 and Communication Skills

[1.5–0, 1.5 cr.]

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.

MGT751 Executive Leadership & Communication Skills

[1.5–0, 1.5 cr.]

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 cr.]

This course involves the selection of projects, their initiation, implementation, control and termination.

Note: This course has not been taught since Fall 2017 and will not be taught in the academic year 2020-2021.

MGT777 Leadership Boot Camp

[1.5–0, 1.5 cr.]

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

[1.5–0, 1.5 cr.]

This course discusses contemporary issues in Management.

MGT831 Management Theory

[3–0, 3 cr.]

This course is an introduction to management, organizational behavior, and development theories and practices, emphasizing applications in managerial situations. Topics include goal setting, manpower planning and control, motivational techniques, and problem-solving processes.

MGT834 Project Planning and Management

[3–0, 3 cr.]

 

This course entails an examination of the techniques used to select, supervise and evaluate projects, emphasizing the application of project performance control methods. Topics include needs analysis, alternative courses of action, optimum alternatives, project organization, operation and control, and project completion and evaluation.

MGT839 Organizational Behavior

[3–0, 3 cr.]

 

This course explores human behavior at the individual, group and organization- al level. Issues of leadership and management, conflict resolution, communications, decision-making power and political behavior, and stress and organizational change will be introduced.

MGT851 Leadership, Ethics and Team Management

[3–0, 3 cr.]

This course is intended to explain how to be a successful ethical leader, covering the challenges of leadership, requiring realignment of values, developing skills which inspire others to follow, and to act. It details the key skills required to  lead a team or those required to work within one team. The main subject areas which will be addressed are team building, team management, and the individual’s roles within the team, communication and problem solving.

MGT872 Business Policy and Planning

[3–0, 3 cr.]

 

This course is an application of policy formulation and implementation concepts, emphasizing the practical use of managerial skills and theoretical frame- works. Topics include problem identification and definition, organizational goal setting, establishment, and performance review and evaluation.

MGT875 Strategic Management

[3–0, 3 cr.]

This capstone course focuses on the concepts of strategic management and competitive analysis to develop critical management skills within our graduates. Emphasis is given to integrating concepts and ideas from the major business functions such as: Management, Marketing, Accounting, Analytics and Finance to provide a comprehensive perspective on how companies are managed locally and globally. Topics and case studies will guide students through the process of strategic planning and execution, starting with the basics of setting a direction for the company and ending with a proper execution plan and monitoring mechanisms.

Students not only will engage in current and upbeat strategic discussions, but they will also use the acquired knowledge and research skills and work as consultants to help major firm in strategizing and achieving competitive advantages. This will materialize through the completion of an appropriate special project.

MGT880 Special Topics in Management: International Service Management

[3–0, 3 cr.]