Academic Catalog 2022–2023

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Academy of Continuing Education

Designed for the 21st-Century workplace, the Lebanese American University’s Academy of Continuing Education (LAU ACE) 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 ACE also operates a satellite office at the Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture in Zahle and the Bekaa region, LAU ACE also offers professional courses at the LAU Executive Center at Solidere in Beirut’s central district.

For more information, visit the ACE website.


Through building and constantly nourishing links with multiple communities of practice, LAU ACE’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 ACE 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 Academy of 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 ACE, 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, Logotherapy MENA, Blue grapes Marketing Agency, 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

Sales & Marketing

  1. Professional Digital Marketing Associate Diploma
  2. Luxury Brand Management Diploma

Management & Operations

  1. Business Writing Workshop

Human Resources

  1. Virtual Team Building & Management Workshop
  2. Professional Coaching Associate Diploma
  3. Human Resources Management Associate Diploma

Soft Skills and Leadership

  1. Logotherapy
  2. Public Speaking Certificate
  3. Professional Coaching Associate Diploma
  4. Business Leadership Associate Diploma
  5. Emotional Intelligence Workshop

Healthcare, Nutrition, & Fitness

  1. Advanced Food Safety Management Certificate
  2. Elite Fitness Diploma

Fashion & Arts

  1. Luxury Brand Management Diploma

Projects & Events Management

  1. Project Management Professional (PMP®) Exam Preparatory Course
  2. Event & Conference Management Certificate

Engineering & Design

  1. Design Thinking Workshop
  2. Furniture, Fixtures, and Equipment (FFE) Diploma

Computers & Technologies

  1. Professional Digital Marketing Associate Diploma

Administrative & Secretarial

  1. Executive Assistant Associate Diploma

Legal & Societal

  1. Professional Real Estate Brokerage Certificate
  2. English for Lawyers
  3. Municipal Administration & Finance Diploma (MAFD)
  4. Gender in Development and Humanitarian Assistance (GDHA) Associate Diploma
  5. Non-Profit Management Associate Diploma 


  1. Preschool Education


  1. SAT Preparatory Course

Other Programs

  1. Corporate Trainings