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VI. CEP PROGRAMS VI.1 Languages VI.1.1 English Language Courses A. English Preparatory Courses B. English Proficiency C. English for Professionals D. English for Healthcare Professionals VI.1.2 Arabic Language Courses

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VI.2 CEP Certificate Programs VI.2.1 Business Management Program VI.2.2 Executive Office Management VI.2.3 Preschool Education VI.2.4 Professional Fitness Diploma

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VI.3 Professional Certificate Programs VI.3.1 Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA®)

37 38 VI.3.2 Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA®) 42 VI.3.3 Certified Information Security Manager (CISM®) 47 VI.3.4 Professional in Human Resources (PHR®) Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR®) 49 VI.3.5 Certified Public Accountant (CPA®) 53

VI.4 Tailored Corporate Training


VI.5 Entrance Exam Courses V.5.1 SAT V.5.2 GMAT

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VI.6 Other CEP Courses VI.6.1 Computer Basics VI.6.2 Computer Graphics VI.6.3 Art

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VI.6.4 Physical Education VI.6.5 Non-credit Courses for Suspended Students

VI.7 Off-Campus Program


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LETTER FROM THE DIRECTOR I. LETTER FROM THE DIRECTOR Dear Prospective Candidates, Changes in today’s economic landscape are calling for professionals with unique and valuable skills. For the workforce of the 21st century, professional development is considered an extension of and an enhancement to an employee’s academic education and job requirements. As a result, training is becoming a key factor in the organization’s ability to comply with the new shift in paradigm. At the Continuing Education Program (CEP), we have engraved in our mission statement the needs of working and aspiring professionals to attain the necessary skills for excellence in the workplace. A wide variety to choose from: The CEP now offers 18 certificate-based programs at the post-secondary and post-baccalaureate level and well over 90 short courses for prospective students. Many programs culminate with the distinguished CEP certification granted by LAU. We are also proud of our extension corporate training programs that are tailored to the specific needs of the organization and the community. The training programs at the CEP extension are offered to Ministries of the Lebanese Republic, NGOs, hospitals and corporations alike. Style, excellence and best standards: The CEP at LAU is best positioned to train the workforce of Lebanon with university-style continuing education programs, combined with global industry standards leading to professional excellence. Our programs are designed to help CEP students develop skills, knowledge and abilities that are needed to compete locally, regionally and internationally. Many programs are scheduled in the evenings and during the weekends to accommodate the demanding work schedule of employees. Moreover, the CEP Internal Quality Control guarantees a level of assurance and satisfaction for both the CEP candidate and their sponsors. You and the CEP: The CEP at LAU is leading the way into the future by effectively bridging the gap between the academic world and the marketplace. As each individual is part of the skilled workforce, you are invited to take full advantage of our numerous program offerings. I wish you great success in your future endeavors. Sincerely,

Michel Majdalani CEP | Catalog 2011 | p 4

, Director Beirut Campus


1. Supportive and well-trained staff, counselors, and advisors 2. All programs include: a. Orientation sessions b. Quality control and assurances c. Service orientation d. Deferred payment option 3. All professional programs include: a. In-class problem solving and practice questions b. Mock exams per module/subject c. Advising on exam applications and procedures for professional certifications d. Flexible timing, most classes held after working hours e. Instruction from highly respected and knowledgeable CEP faculty members 4. Certificate of participation 5. State-of-the-art CEP computer lab providing the latest technological support for learning 6. Professional career guidance and advising services for certification and post-secondary programs

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The mission of the CEP is to offer innovative learning opportunities for future business leaders of the community.


CEP Mission The mission of the Continuing Education Program (CEP) is to offer innovative learning opportunities for future business leaders of the community while enhancing performance, promoting professional advancement, and encouraging achievement. It gives adult learners necessary information through programs designed for the 21st century workplace, while acquiring pertinent knowledge and developing specialized skills. We strive to create an energetic learning environment that fosters both personal and professional growth. Our goal is to be a leader in providing high quality continuing education.


Objectives In fulfilling our mission, our aim is to: 1. Create and develop innovative and dynamic educational programs 2. Identify and respond to specific learning needs in a variety of fields 3. Promote professional and ethical practices in continuing education 4. Provide adult learners with material that is applicable, relevant, and up-to-date

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Registration Requirements In order to be considered for admission to a Continuing Education program, prospective students must submit the following to the CEP Administration Office: 1. An enrollment application which may be obtained from the CEP Office or downloaded from: 2. A copy of the student’s Lebanese Identity Card or passport 3. One passport-size photo 4. Tuition fee (personal checks are not accepted) 5. School records (for certificate programs only) 6. Transcript (for candidates applying to the Non-credit Program for Suspended Students)


Tuition and Payment Policies Students may pay the full tuition fee in cash at the time of enrollment, or opt to pay in two installments. Students may pay 50% of the first installment, and the remaining balance after signing a promissory note provided by the Business Office. Applicants must obtain a Statement of Fees from the CEP Office which they must give to the Business Office along with their payment. Note: LAU staff is eligible for a 20% discount.

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Refunds Refunds will be granted according to the following schedule: Cancellation prior to start of classes 100% Cancellation within the first week of classes 70% No refunds will be given after the first week of classes.


Graduation In order to be eligible for a course certificate, students are required to maintain regular classroom attendance and complete all program requirements. All CEP programs culminate in a graduation ceremony where Certificates of Participation are distributed. CEP certificates testify to the number of contact hours per program and adopt an honor system of achievement.

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CAMPUS RESOURCES & FACILITIES V. CAMPUS RESOURCES & FACILITIES CEP students have access to a number of resources to facilitate their learning experience and help them to realize their career goals. These include:

>> Campus Email

Upon enrollment, CEP students will receive a campus email account which will allow them to easily communicate with CEP faculty, staff, fellow students, and other members of the LAU community. Email accounts will remain active as long as CEP students are registered in the program.

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Campus Resources & Facilities

>> LAU Library

The Riyad Nasser Library on the LAU Beirut Campus has over 224,000 informational records, 960 current periodical subscriptions, and four special collections. The library also has computers, group study areas, and an audiovisual room, all of which are available to aid students in their overall learning experience. CEP students will have access to the library facilities, as well as research assistance resources. For more information about the library:

>> CEP Faculty

Students will have access to CEP faculty during their office hours in order to discuss any issues related to coursework, assignments, and individual progress. All CEP faculty will be available for advising students as indicated in the course syllabus.

>> Professional Advising

CEP students will have access to professional advising services for certification and post-secondary programs. This includes career guidance and counseling on certain professional programs.

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LANGUAGES The CEP offers a wide range of English courses, from beginner to advanced levels, designed to improve overall language proficiency in a variety of areas. There are four separate English programs available. In addition, Arabic language courses are available for non-native Arabic speakers who want to learn or improve their Arabic language skills. These courses will help language learners develop their abilities in colloquial and/or classical Arabic.

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VI.1.1 ENGLISH LANGUAGE COURSES The CEP offers four specialized English programs:

>> A. English Preparatory Courses The special English preparatory courses provide instruction to nonnative speakers of English. These courses are given on the basis of sixteen hours per week. They range from teaching basic language skills to beginners to helping advanced students refine their English in preparation for higher education, vocational training, or a career. In addition, this program will help students prepare for the EEE examination. All levels focus on strengthening reading, writing, listening, and grammar skills. Students may register for individual courses or enroll in the full program. English Level I (192 hours)*

Students at this level: Learn to enhance their verbal skills and participate in simple conversations Begin to read simple material about familiar topics Begin to write about simple and standard topics

English Level II (192 hours)*

Students at this level: Learn to converse about day-to-day topics and areas of special interest Read general texts and some specialized readings with good comprehension Write with some fluency about a range of familiar day-to-day topics

English Level III (192 hours)*

Students at this level: Understand spoken English in many day-to-day settings involving familiar topics Participate in conversations covering a range of topics Read a variety of standard and professional material with good speed and comprehension Write about topics of personal interest and a variety of social issues

English Level IV (192 hours)*

Students at this level: Can easily participate and engage in conversations in professional settings Can easily read a variety of materials with a high degree of comprehension and speed Can write about familiar topics, specialized topics of personal interest, and areas of expertise Are prepared to take university entrance exams (EEE/TOEFL/SAT)

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B. English Proficiency Students may register for individual courses or enroll in the full program.

Business English (42 hours)

This course focuses on various English language skills. The objective is to improve the proficiency of participants in English within the framework of business. The coursework focuses on reading business texts and learning professional grammar and writing structures so that students can convey messages in the business field efficiently and effectively.

Business Correspondence (48 hours)

This course focuses on examining the various areas of business correspondence while presenting an overview of the styles and formats appropriate to each. Participants will learn to communicate in business settings with confidence. By the end of the course, participants will be able to professionally correspond by writing business letters, memos, and reports.

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>> C. English For Professionals Students may register for individual courses or enroll in the full program. Writing Skills (48 hours)

This course focuses on improving basic writing skills. It aims to enhance the skills of those who have strong listening comprehension skills, but are unable to express themselves satisfactorily. This course will improve the skills of those who spend too much time writing too few lines and end up dissatisfied with what they have written.

Conversational English Course

This course focuses on fluency in a business environment. Candidates will learn to express themselves clearly and confidently in various work situations, conferences, or business meetings. They will be introduced to the six most predominant situations of conversation, and in the process, learn business terminology, vocabulary, and idiomatic expressions.

Intermediate Level (24 hours) Advanced Level (24 hours)


D. English For Healthcare Professionals This customized English program is tailored to meet the specific needs of today’s medical professionals. It focuses on the language as it is used by practitioners in the field. It targets healthcare institutions, health care centers, health care NGOs, medical centers, and hospitals.

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VI.1.2 ARABIC LANGUAGE COURSES Special Arabic This program is designed for non-native speakers of Arabic and focuses on the Lebanese dialect and/or classical Arabic. It provides the student with proficiency in all areas including speaking, reading, writing, and listening. Basic, intermediate, and advanced levels of instruction are offered. Students may start the program at any time, take as many hours as needed, and schedule the hours according to request. This flexible program has two options: 1. 2.

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Tutorial (one-on-one) Group (2-3 participants)

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CEP CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS The specialized certificate programs are designed to provide students with basic theoretical knowledge and practical skills to work in a variety of fields, such as business, education, health, and fitness. Students will receive an LAU Certificate of Achievement upon completion of the program with a special distinction designation for students in the top 80% of their class. Eligibility Requirements In order to be eligible for admission to the certificate programs, the candidate: • Must have completed the Lebanese Baccalaureate I or its equivalent • Must take the English placement test and obtain a passing grade

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VI.2.1 BUSINESS MANAGEMENT PROGRAM This professional program focuses on developing overall business knowledge so that the participants will be more informed and better prepared to pursue employment in today’s workplace. The courses introduce many key areas in business including human resources, marketing, finance, accounting, and business statistics. Topics are updated on a regular basis to address the new challenges and trends in the business environment. The Business Management Program is composed of nine fundamental courses. The candidate must complete six of the nine classes in order to be eligible for the certificate. Students may register for individual courses or enroll in the full program.

Fundamental Courses • Fundamentals of Human Resource Management (36 hours) • Accounting for Non-Accountants (36 hours) • Basic Marketing Skills (36 hours) • Consumer Behavior (36 hours) • Basic Management Skills (36 hours) • The ABCs of Economics (36 hours) • Business Statistics (36 hours) • Introduction to Business Principles (36 hours) • Finance for Non-Financial Managers (36 hours)

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Course Descriptions Fundamentals of Human Resource Management This course provides a practical and realistic approach to the study of human resource management with emphasis on the interrelationship between various human resource functions. Key topics include strategic human resource management, social responsibility and business ethics, job analysis and human resource planning, recruitment, training and development, career planning, performance appraisal, and compensation and benefits. Accounting for Non-Accountants This course introduces the Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), assets, liabilities and owner’s equity, preparation of financial statements, and completion of the accounting cycle. Key topics include the building blocks of accounting, GAAP assumptions-basic accounting equation, the recording process, account adjustment, completion of the accounting cycle, accounting for merchandising operations, and inventories. Basic Marketing Skills This course familiarizes students with the marketing environment covering the marketing mix (product, price, promotion, and distribution). Key topics include elements of the marketing mix, marketing process, and legal and social environments.

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Consumer Behavior This course focuses on the understanding of various factors that influence consumer buying behavior. Key topics include an overview of current trends in the field, an in-depth analysis of consumer motivation, a focus on buying behavior and how it influences marketing strategies, a review of the internal and external environments, and the strategic initiatives that can be developed to address these issues. Basic Management Skills This course studies the functions of business management including planning, organization, leadership, decision making, and controlling. Key topics include the dynamic new workplace, the decision making process, environment and diversity, global dimensions of management, planning and decision making, strategic management, organizing as a management function, organizational structures, and leadership. The ABC of Economics This course introduces students to the principles of supply and demand, monetary and fiscal policies, and national income. Key topics include the nature and scope of economics, consumer behavior, theory of the firm, price determination, and allocation of resources.

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Business Statistics This course provides an understanding of statistical data, time series, frequency distributions, probabilities, charts, and surveys. Key topics include probability, random variable, sampling theory, estimation, hypothesis testing, correlation and regression, time series, and index numbers. Introduction to Business Principles This course studies the overall business environment, focusing on the various processes and functions. Key topics include the organization of a business, business environment, management, managing employees, marketing, and financial management. Finance for Non-Financial Managers This course provides an overview of the different applications of tools and techniques to analyze businesses’ financial problems. Key topics include working capital management, capital budgeting, organizational financial policies, and conduct of business enterprises.

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These exams test students’ aptitudes in a number of different areas including quantitative, verbal, analytical thinking, and time management.

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VI.2.2 EXECUTIVE OFFICE MANAGEMENT This one-year program is designed to develop the necessary office management skills for future professional secretaries. The courses focus on building key technical capabilities and communication skills to ensure organizational efficiency. To be eligible for a certificate, the candidate should complete the program within one year. Students may register for individual courses or enroll in the full program. The program consists of the following seven courses: ○ Fall Semester (12 Wks) • English Language (96 hours) ○ Spring Semester (12 Wks) • Introduction to Business Principles (36 hours) • Secretarial Computer Literacy (12 hours) • Business Correspondence (48 hours) ○ Summer Semester (12 Wks) • Office Management (24 hours) • Management of Office Finance (36 hours) • Office Computer Applications (36 hours)

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Course Descriptions English Language This course focuses on improving various English language skills. The objective is to enhance proficiency within the framework of business correspondence. The focal point of the course is on reading business texts and learning professional grammar and writing structures so that students may convey messages more efficiently and effectively. Introduction to Business Principles This course gives candidates a basic introduction to the business environment. Topics include basic business functions, accounting, finance, management, marketing, and economics. Secretarial Computer Literacy This course helps students develop basic touch keyboarding skills on a computer. Students will learn the alphabetical, symbol-key, and ten-key pad functions. Business Correspondence This course focuses on examining the various categories of business correspondence and presenting an overview of the styles and formats appropriate to each. The participants will be able to communicate within a business setting with confidence. By the end of the course, participants will be able to generate business letters, memos, and reports.

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Office Management This course introduces students to the general functions required in the office environment including mail handling, filing systems, information channeling, email, internet usage, organization of meetings, appointments, and communication skills. Management of Office Finance This course provides students with knowledge about daily financial transactions including petty cash, receipts, orders, and invoices. Office Computer Applications This course introduces basic information systems theory and practice. Office software applications such as Excel, Word, and PowerPoint are included.

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VI.2.3 PRESCHOOL EDUCATION This teacher training program is designed to prepare students for employment and career advancement in the field of early childhood education. The aim of the program is to provide students with sufficient knowledge and practical skills to plan and implement developmentally appropriate programs for children from 2 to 6 years of age in various types of childcare settings. Throughout this one-year (three-semester) program, trainees will develop and update their teaching methods and earn a certificate. Students may register for individual courses or enroll in the full program.

Courses Offered ○ Fall Semester • Grammar and Writing I (42 hours) • Reading Comprehension and Oral Fluency I (48 hours) • Introduction to Early Childhood Education (20 hours) • Field Practice I (20 hours) • Learning with Music and Movement (20 hours) • Issues in Early Childhood Math, Science, and Technology (24 hours) • Introduction to Computers and Applications (24 hours) ○ Spring Semester • Grammar and Writing II (42 hours) • Reading Comprehension and Oral Fluency II (48 hours) • Literature in Early Childhood (20 hours) • Field Practice II (20 hours) • Emergent Literacy (20 hours) • Art and the Young Child (24 hours) ○ Summer Semester • Developmental Curriculum and Program Planning (40 hours) • Management in Early Childhood (36 hours) • Developing Phonemic Awareness (40 hours) • Child Development Foundations (42 hours) • Grammar and Writing III (36 hours)

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Course Descriptions Grammar and Writing I, II, and III These courses teach students to write in a straightforward manner by using a process-oriented approach. The emphasis is on writing as a skill and employing correct and effective grammar in order to write coherent and unified paragraphs. Reading Comprehension I & II These courses are designed to increase language proficiency and improve reading ability. Students will express thoughts and feelings, convey specific ideas and concepts, make inferences, and draw conclusions based on readings. Students will learn new vocabulary relevant to an early childhood educational environment. Oral Fluency I & II These courses are designed to increase language proficiency and improve communication skills. The oral fluency activities will allow those with advanced English language skills to enhance their speaking and listening through group practice as well as through individualized feedback.

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Introduction to Early Childhood Education This course includes an overview of early childhood educational goals that were identified and developed by early pioneers in the field. It is designed to introduce students to the key elements in the study and practice of early childhood education. The role of play is highlighted in the development of skills of young school-aged children. Field Practice I This course combines theoretical and practical applications that help students develop skills in observing and recording the behavior of children. It offers them a supervised experience to interact with children and adults in a supportive and positive setting and to learn applied guidance techniques and communication skills that promote successful learning. Learning with Music and Movement This course is designed for students to explore music through listening, singing, moving, designing and playing instruments, and inventing new songs appropriate for young children. Students will study methods and techniques used to meet children’s creative needs and facilitate their self-expression. Issues in Early Childhood Mathematics, Science, and Technology This course examines the current issues in teaching mathematics, science, social studies, and technology which are presented as ways of acquiring and processing information about the world. Students will gain an understanding of the developmental stages of young children’s learning and will explore the theory and practice through observing and teaching children in an educational setting.

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Introduction to Computers and Applications This course introduces basic computer hardware devices as well as common operating and applications software. The student will independently operate a computer, organize files, produce professional looking documents, prepare basic spreadsheets, send and receive e-mail, and navigate the World Wide Web via the Internet. Literature in Early Childhood This course is designed to provide early childhood education students with an opportunity to explore and recognize the personal and educational value literature offers to children. In addition, the course exposes future teachers to the full range of children’s literature available for use in the classroom and encourages reading as a pleasurable lifetime pursuit. Special emphasis is given to establishing a literature-based classroom. Field Practice II This course develops skills in planning and implementing developmentally appropriate activities with young children in a group setting. Students are scheduled for field practicum two days a week for a total of 50 hours. Their supervised field work in classrooms with certified teachers introduces them to all aspects of the teaching day and assists them in practicing and improving their teaching skills. Emergent Literacy This course includes an overview of the methods that help provide children with a print-rich environment which is considered an essential first step in the development of successful young readers and writers. Trainees are required to prepare functional print materials that engage the child in various reading activities.

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Art and the Young Child This course helps students become acquainted with famous artists and their techniques. They will explore the content and methods available to facilitate children’s expression through artwork while focusing on the process. Students are provided with an abundance of open-ended art techniques and ideas that inspire creativity of young children through an art workshop. Developmental Curriculum and Program Planning This course helps students identify several curriculum models, programs, and different teaching approaches (whole language, project, and thematic). It discusses various methods of planning and writing effective lesson plans. It incorporates a practical, step-by-step process for doing long-range, monthly, and daily lesson planning that meets the continuously changing needs of young children. Management in Early Childhood This course examines methods for managing an early childhood setting. Students identify different factors essential to organizing the environment, planning the daily schedule, and managing children’s behavior. Developing Phonemic Awareness This course offers new strategies for developing phonemic awareness in young children. Students learn the fundamentals of using phonics as an effective reading and writing tool within an integrated language arts program. Child Development Foundations This course focuses on the children’s achievements from infancy to six years of age in all areas based on the theories of development. Students learn about health and safety issues including nutrition, hygiene, sanitation, illness, disease, and general well-being.

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VI.2.4 PROFESSIONAL FITNESS DIPLOMA Health and fitness remain among the fastest growing industries in today’s world. This has led to considerable investment in health clubs, spas, weight loss, and beauty clinics. Such investments are not only common in Lebanon but throughout the Middle East. With this rapid growth, specialists who possess good physical and athletic performance along with a scientific background are currently in great demand. The changing needs in society, combined with the increasing demand for certified and qualified trainers, make the LAU Professional Fitness Certification Program a great opportunity for students who are seeking a professional career in the health and fitness sector. Students may register for individual courses or enroll in the full program.

Courses Offered ○ Fall Semester • Human Anatomy (42 hours) • Exercise Physiology (42 hours) • Biomechanics of Weight Lifting (42 hours) • Group Fitness Class (42 hours) ○ Spring Semester • Nutrition for Health & Performance (42 hours) • Health Fitness Training (42 hours) • Athletic Fitness Training (42 hours) • Fitness Management (42 hours) ○ Summer Semester • Post Rehabilitation Training (42 hours) • Fitness Marketing (42 hours) • Internship (60 hours)

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This comprehensive program provides the participant with the knowledge and skills needed to develop fitness programs for the general public.

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Courses Descriptions Human Anatomy This course provides students with the strong foundation needed to support their future work experiences in the health and fitness field. This course helps the student understand how the human body is structured. The focus is on the study of large body structures visible to the naked eye such as the muscles, bones, articulations, heart, and lungs. Exercise Physiology This course examines the dynamic nature of the living body by understanding the operation of specific organ systems while exercising. Students will study the fundamental principles and mechanisms that help explain how the body adapts physiologically to the acute stress of exercise, physical activity, and the chronic stress of physical training. Biomechanics of Weight Lifting This course provides students with detailed biomechanical information related to weight training. The student will learn teaching progressions, proper communication, identification and correction of common technical problems, and multi-joint free weight movements. This practical course teaches proper exercise techniques, usage of the Swiss ball, balance training, and stretching. Group Fitness Class This course provides basic information and the learning experience necessary for effective leaders. This practical course is designed to help students gain experience in group exercise instruction for teaching safe, enjoyable, and effective aerobic classes.

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Nutrition for Health and Performance This course examines nutrition from a health and performance perspective. Facts and fallacies will be explored. This course provides the participant with both general and advanced nutritional information for healthy individuals as well as athletes. Health Fitness Training This course helps students gain knowledge in the field of health and fitness, exercise and physical injuries, training and chronic diseases, fitness testing and program design, nutrition and drugs, exercise for weight loss, strength training, and strength program design criteria. This comprehensive course provides the participant with the knowledge and skills needed to develop fitness programs for the general public. Athletic Fitness Training This course increases student awareness of some of the fitness training systems for developing athletes. This comprehensive course provides the student with the knowledge and skills needed to develop fitness programs for competitive athletes in various sports. The course focuses on advanced topics in training the aerobic and anaerobic systems, developing strength and power, planning and periodization, and sports nutrition. Fitness Management This course provides the student with the knowledge and skills needed to manage Health Fitness Facilities. The course focuses on providing standards and guidelines for pre-activity screening, orientation, education, supervision, risk management, emergency procedures, professional staff and independent contractors, facility design and construction, facility equipment, and operational practices.

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Post-Rehabilitation Training This course provides students with the information and techniques needed for the strengthening of muscles after rehabilitation from an injury or surgery. This course provides the student with the knowledge and skills needed to develop specific training programs following rehabilitation and the prevention of muscular-skeletal injuries. It demonstrates different exercises that can be performed after surgery and for the treatment of standard injuries. Fitness Marketing This course presents students with essential information on how to market themselves and their organizations. This course teaches students the basic concepts in marketing to operate a successful business. The course focuses on providing an understanding of marketing management, developing market strategies, and delivering marketing programs. Internship This course covers the elements of an effective fitness trainer. The instructor will arrange for the student to be placed in a professional health club where they will be guided and supervised for 60 working hours. A detailed written report will be presented at the end of the internship. This course provides the students with the practical experience needed to start a professional career in fitness.

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PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS Today’s work environment is becoming increasingly competitive. Globalization, as well as new advances in education, technology and business practices, is forcing workers to update their skills and regularly acquire new ones. Certificate programs offer experienced and aspiring professionals an opportunity to develop new skills that will increase their value in the job market. The CEP offers a number of internationally recognized certificates that will help individuals realize their career goals. These programs provide a cost-effective and flexible alternative to obtaining a formal degree and many are designed to specially meet the needs of working professionals.

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VI.3.1 CHARTERED FINANCIAL ANALYST (CFA ®) The CFA is the most globally recognized and valued credential in the field of finance. It provides evidence of professionalism and excellence in investment management. The successful completion of the course with at least one examination will give the candidate an opportunity for career advancement in the financial sector. The charter allows entry into several fields including risk management, investment banking, equity analysis, portfolio management, fixed income, and investment advising. For more information: Students may register for individual courses or enroll in the full program. Eligibility Requirements There are no requirements to register for the CFA course or take the examination. However, in order to be eligible for the charter, the candidate must meet the following requirements: • Sequentially pass Level I, II, and III exams • Have a university degree (or equivalent) and four years of relevant work experience • Provide professional references (Level III) • Join the CFA Institute as a member and apply for membership in a local CFA Institute Society • Submit a professional conduct statement

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Exam/Course Topical Outline (see • Ethical and Professional Standards (9 hours) • Quantitative Methods (24 hours) • Economics (18 hours) • Financial Reporting and Analysis (30 hours) • Corporate Finance (9 hours) • Equity Investments (15 hours) • Fixed Income (15 hours) • Derivatives (9 hours) • Alternative Investments (6 hours) • Portfolio Management and Wealth Planning (6 hours) Duration: 47 sessions (2 sessions per week, 3 hours per session) Four-day boot camp Total Contact Hours: 173 hours

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Course Descriptions Ethical and Professional Standards This course covers professional standards of practice and ethical practices. Quantitative Methods This course focuses on the time value of money, probability distributions and descriptive statistics, sampling and estimation, hypothesis testing, correlation analysis and regression, time series analysis, simulation analysis, and technical analysis. Economics This course focuses on market forces of supply and demand, firm and industry organization, measuring national income and growth, business cycles, monetary system, inflation, international trade and capital flows, currency exchange rates, monetary and fiscal policy, economic growth and development, effects of government regulations, and the impact of economic factors on investment markets. Financial Reporting and Analysis This course discusses financial reporting systems, principal financial statements, analysis of inventories, analysis of long-lived assets, analysis of taxes, analysis of debt, analysis of off-balance-sheet assets and liabilities, analysis of pensions, stock compensation, employee benefits, analysis of inter-corporate investments, analysis of business combinations, analysis of global operations, and ratio and financial analysis. Corporate Finance This course examines corporate IT governance, dividend policy, capital investment decisions, business and financial risk, long-term financial policy, short-term financial policy, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate restructuring.

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Equity Investments This course focuses on equity securities, equity markets, fundamental analysis, the valuation of individual equity securities, equity market valuation and return analysis, special applications of fundamental analysis, and equity of hybrid investment vehicles. Fixed Income This course examines types of fixed-income securities, fixed-income markets, fixed-income valuation, return analysis, term structure determination and yield spreads, analysis of interest rate risk, analysis of credit risk, valuing bonds with embedded options, and structured products. Derivatives This course discusses types of derivative instruments, forward markets and instruments, futures markets and instruments, options markets and instruments, swaps markets and instruments, and credit derivatives markets and instruments. Alternative Investments This course focuses on types of alternative investments, real estate, private equity/venture capital, hedge funds, closely-held companies and inactively traded securities, distressed securities/bankruptcies, commodities, and tangible assets with low liquidity. Portfolio Management and Wealth Planning This course focuses on portfolio concepts, management of individual/ family investor portfolios, management of institutional investor portfolios, pension plans and employee benefit funds, investment manager selection, mutual funds, pooled funds, ETFs, economic analysis and setting capital market expectations, tax efficiency, asset allocation portfolio construction and revision, equity portfolio management strategies, fixed-income portfolio management strategies, alternative investments management strategies, risk management, execution of portfolio decisions, performance evaluation, and presentation of performance results.

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VI.3.2 CERTIFIED INFORMATION SYSTEMS AUDITOR (CISA ®) In a joint effort between LAU, a leader in business education, and ISACA, a worldrenowned global organization for information governance, control, security, and audit professionals, the Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA®) and Certified Information Security Manager (CISM®) review courses are now being offered through the CEP. For more information: Students may register for individual courses or enroll in the full program. CERTIFIED INFORMATION SYSTEMS AUDITOR (CISA ®) The CISA certification demonstrates the individual’s expertise and knowledge in information systems audit, control, and security. Holders of the CISA certification have an awareness of the unique requirements particular to information technology environments.

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Eligibility Requirements There are no requirements to register for the CISA course or take the examination. However, in order to be eligible for the designation, the candidate must meet the following requirements: • Obtain a passing grade on the CISA Exam • Have a minimum of five years of verifiable IS audit, control, or security experience (substitutions available) • Submit the CISA application and receive approval • Adhere to ISACA’s Code of Professional Ethics • Abide by IS Auditing Standards as adopted by ISACA • Comply with CISA Continuing Professional Education Policy Exam/Course Topical Outline (see • IS Audit Process (6 hours) • IT Governance (6 hours) • Systems and Infrastructure Life Cycle (9 hours) • IT Service Delivery and Support (6 hours) • Protection of Information Assets (12 hours) • Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery (6 hours) Program Duration: 10 weeks Total Contact Hours: 60 hours

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Course Descriptions IS Audit Process This course focuses on IS audit services in accordance with IS audit standards, guidelines, and best practices to assist the organization in ensuring that its information technology and business systems are protected and controlled. IT Governance This course focuses on organizational structure, policies, accountability, mechanisms, and monitoring practices that are necessary to meet the requirements of corporate governance of IT. This assurance is about the efficiency and effectiveness of IT processes in addition to the proper usage of IT resources. Systems and Infrastructure Life Cycle This course teaches students about management practices for development, acquisition, testing, implementation, maintenance, and disposal of systems and infrastructure to meet the organization’s objectives. If not well governed, these processes could be sources of high risk in regard to the quality of the systems supporting the business processes.

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IT Service Delivery and Support This course discusses IT service management practices to ensure delivery of the level of services required to meet the organization’s objectives. The level of services should be contracted with internal and external parties to make sure that the accepted downtimes will not be exceeded. Protection of Information Assets This course focuses on security architecture (policies, standards, procedures, and controls) to ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information assets. Therefore, the information will not be compromised or create disturbances that hinder the achievement of the organization’s objectives. Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery This course teaches students the necessary steps and procedures to follow in the event of a disruption. The business continuity and disaster recovery processes will ensure the timely resumption of IT services while minimizing the business impact.

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The CISM designation targets individuals with information security management responsibilities.

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VI.3.3 CERTIFIED INFORMATION SECURITY MANAGER (CISM®) The CISM designation targets individuals with information security management responsibilities. Although there are many IT security credentials, the CISM remains the only one designed to assess the skills and knowledge of information security managers. Students may register for individual courses or enroll in the full program. Eligibility Requirements There are no requirements to register for the CISM course or take the examination. However, in order to be eligible for the designation, the candidate must meet the following requirements: • Obtain a passing grade on the CISM exam • Submit evidence of a minimum of five years of professional information security management work experience (substitutions available) • Submit the CISM application and receive approval • Adhere to the ISACA Code of Professional Ethics • Comply with the CISM Continuing Education Policy Exam/Course Topical Outline (see • Information Security Governance (8 hours) • Information Risk Management (8 hours) • Information Security Program Development (8 hours) • Information Security Program Management (12 hours) • Incident Management and Response (8 hours) Program Duration: 10 weeks Total Contact Hours: 60 hours

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Course Descriptions Information Security Governance This course teaches the establishment and maintenance of a framework which provides assurance that information security strategies are aligned with the business objectives and consistent with applicable laws and regulations. Information Risk Management This course helps students to identify and manage information security risks to achieve business objectives. It highlights data classification and risk assessment processes. Information Security Program Development This course teaches students how to implement information security strategies while specifying the activities to be performed within the IS program. Information Security Program Management This course teaches students to oversee and direct information security activities in order to execute the information security program and manage essential internal and external resources. Incident Management and Response This course focuses on planning, developing, and managing the detection, response, and recovery from information security incidents. Students will learn to develop and implement processes for managing information security incidents.

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VI.3.4 PROFESSIONAL IN HUMAN RESOURCES (PHR ®)/ SENIOR PROFESSIONAL IN HUMAN RESOURCES (SPHR ®) PREPARATORY COURSES The Professional in Human Resources (PHR®) and Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR®) are the two most internationally recognized certifications. Through the PHR® and SPHR® designations, HR practitioners can advance their careers, prepare for increased responsibilities, and play a leadership role in supporting their organization’s goals. For more information: Students may register for individual courses or enroll in the full program.

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Eligibility Requirements In order to be eligible for the PHR/SPHR exam, candidates must either be working individuals, current students, or recent graduates meeting the following criteria: • Working candidates must have: - 1 year of demonstrated professional HR experience with a Master’s Degree or higher - 2 years of demonstrated professional HR experience with a Bachelor’s Degree - 4 years of demonstrated professional HR experience with less than a Bachelor’s Degree • Students with passing grades and recent graduates must document two years of professional (exempt-level) HR work experience. Exam/Course Topical Outline (see • Strategic Management (21 hours) • Workforce Planning and Employment (21 hours) • Human Resource Development (15 hours) • Total Rewards (21 hours) • Employee and Labor Relations (21 hours) • Risk Management (12 hours) Program Duration: 37 sessions Total Contact Hours: 111 hours

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Course Descriptions Strategic Management This course focuses on developing, supporting, and contributing to the organization’s mission, vision, values, strategic goals, and objectives. Additional topics include formulating policies, guiding and leading the change process, and evaluating HR’s contributions to organizational effectiveness. Workforce Planning and Employment This course focuses on developing, implementing, and evaluating sourcing, recruitment, hiring, orientation, succession planning, retention, and organizational exit programs necessary to ensure the workforce’s ability to achieve the organization’s goals and objectives. Human Resource Development This course focuses on developing, implementing, and evaluating activities and programs that address employee training and development, performance appraisal, talent, and performance management. Students will examine the unique needs of employees in order to ensure that the knowledge, skills, abilities, and performance of the workforce meet current and future organizational and individual needs.

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Total Rewards This course focuses on developing, selecting, implementing, and evaluating compensation and benefits programs for all employees and groups that support the organization’s strategic goals, objectives, and values. Employee and Labor Relations This course focuses on analyzing, evaluating, and mediating the workplace relationship between the employer and employee in order to maintain relationships and working conditions that balance employer and employee needs and rights in support of the organization’s strategic goals, objectives, and values. Risk Management This course focuses on developing, implementing, and evaluating programs, plans, and policies that provide a safe and secure working environment and protect the organization from liability.

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VI.3.5 CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANT (CPA®) A direct result of globalization is the increasing need for accounting professionals worldwide. Companies are looking for employees who have mastered advanced accounting knowledge and practice, including the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and the Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). A designation in Certified Public Accounting (CPA) is a mark of excellence that meets this market demand and enhances the individual’s opportunities for career growth. CPAs are distinguished from other accountants by the certification’s strict requirements which demand education, examination, and experience. For more information: Eligibility Requirements There are no requirements to register for the CPA course at the CEP. However, to be eligible for the CPA certificate, candidates must: • Complete the required formal education requirement (differs by state) • Take and pass the CPA exam • Take the ethics exam (in most states) • Meet the work experience requirements (differs by state) Exam/Course Topical Outline • Auditing and Attestation (20 hours) • Business Environment and Concepts (24 hours) • Financial Accounting and Reporting (48 hours) • Regulation (32 hours) Program Duration: 45 sessions Total Contact Hours: 124 hours

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Course Descriptions Auditing and Attestation (AUD) This course covers auditing procedures, generally accepted auditing standards, and other principles related to attest engagements. Business Environment and Concepts (BEC) This course covers knowledge of the general business environment. It discusses the business concepts that candidates need to know in order to understand the underlying business reasons for and the accounting implications of business transactions. Financial Accounting and Reporting (FAR) This course covers knowledge of the Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) for business enterprises, non-profit organizations, and governmental entities. Regulation (REG) This course discusses federal taxation, ethics, professional and legal responsibilities, and business law.

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TAILORED CORPORATE TRAINING The CEP organizes tailored workshops and seminars to meet organizational training needs. Trainings have been delivered to companies in a range of industry sectors including banking, financial and academic institutions, hospitals, NGOs, and Ministries of the Lebanese Republic. The strength of the corporate training programs lies in the ability to customize the training material to the clients’ needs. In addition, the capacity building and quality control mechanisms allow the CEP to handle large numbers of on-site training. A recent example would be the training of 485 staff members in the English language at the UMC-Rizk Hospital. In addition, many of the on-site corporate training programs and workshops are designed around the working schedules of individuals and employees. All training materials are created with clearly defined learning objectives that include skills, knowledge, and abilities. CEP | Catalog 2011 | p 55

We aim to build key technical capabilities and communication skills to ensure organizational efficiency.

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ENTRANCE EXAM COURSES The majority of higher educational institutions require that applicants take one or more of the recognized standardized exams. These exams test students’ aptitudes in a number of different areas including quantitative, verbal, analytical thinking, and time management. The tests are designed to provide academic institutions with a benchmark to judge a student’s acquired knowledge as well as future academic potential. The courses offered by the CEP help students prepare for these exams, helping them to review and apply basic mathematical, grammar, and syntax skills and learn optimal strategies to ensure success on the examination. Students may register for individual courses or enroll in the full program.

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VI.5.1 SAT I

Course Descriptions English (48 hours) This course focuses on the English section of the SAT test and covers critical reading and writing. The critical reading section, formerly known as the verbal section, includes the reading of numerous passages where students are asked questions based on information directly stated or implied in the text. The writing section tests students’ ability to identify and use proper grammar and word choice. Mathematics (48 hours) This course focuses on the SAT mathematical section and covers many concepts including exponential growth, absolute value, and functional notation. It also places emphasis on topics such as linear functions, manipulations with exponents, and properties of tangent lines. Other key topics include numbers and operations, algebra and functions, geometry, statistics, probability, and data analysis. VI.5.2 GMAT (28 hours) This course focuses on the GMAT which is a standard requirement for admission into graduate MBA programs. The GMAT exam consists of three main parts: the Analytical Writing Assessment (AWA), the quantitative section, and the verbal section. The CEP offers a GMAT preparatory course that focuses on building and using the necessary skills for the various questions through both lab and exam simulation settings.

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OTHER CEP COURSES VI.6.1 COMPUTER BASICS (36 hours per course) These computer courses are offered at many different levels, from the beginner to the more advanced. The goal is to build skills in business application software (word processing, spreadsheet and database management), hardware concepts, and software integration.

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VI.6.2 COMPUTER GRAPHICS (20 hours per course) These courses are tailored for those who wish to keep abreast of new technology. Offerings include Web Page Design using FrontPage, Photoshop and Illustrator, Animation using Flash, Web Page Design, Visual Interdev, and QuarkXpress. Once students complete all five courses, they are able to design an interactive Web Page using the various software applications. A certificate is issued upon the completion of each course. VI.6.3 ART (36 hours per course) The CEP offers art courses for personal enrichment. Courses are offered in painting, drawing, photography, pottery, jewelry craftsmanship, home decoration, and guitar appreciation.

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VI.6.4 PHYSICAL EDUCATION (24 hours per course) LAU’s indoor swimming pool responds to the need of many schools where swimming is a required sport for the French Baccalaureate. Other physical education courses offered, such as tennis and stretching, are also popular.

VI.6.5 NON-CREDIT COURSES FOR SUSPENDED STUDENTS This program is designed to keep suspended students engaged in classroom activities. There are four non-credit courses offered that students may take during the period of their suspension from the university. These courses are graded on a pass/fail basis.

Courses Offered • Stress and Time Management (42 hours) • Introduction to Business (42 hours) • Study Skills & Communications (42 hours) • Logic and Methods of Reasoning (42 hours)

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Course Descriptions Stress and Time Management This course teaches students about the various stressors and their effect on the individual. It also offers effective coping skills and helps students reassess a maladaptive lifestyle. The course works on increasing the students’ awareness of their strengths and weaknesses and helps them plan their activities. Introduction to Business This course introduces the essentials of business for students who have little familiarity with the field or who may be considering a career in business. This course will explore broad areas of business and give an overview in many areas, including management, business organization, marketing, financial management, operations management, human resources, and international business. Study Skills & Communications This course teaches students different preparatory and study techniques, as well as advanced learning strategies, in order to improve their overall approach to university studies. Topics include time management, note taking, mnemonics, and creative thinking. Logic and Methods of Reasoning This course is designed to teach students the different techniques of logical thinking in a manner that allows the student to accept, reject, or postpone judgment about different situations that they may face in life. Students are taught how to think critically and express themselves both orally and in the form of writing, as the essay is introduced as an argumentative instrument of thought.

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OFF-CAMPUS PROGRAM An off-campus program was launched in Nabatieh, South Lebanon, to prepare students for the required university entrance exams. Upon request, the CEP offers similar services in other distant areas in order to save their residents housing and commuting expenses in an effort to encourage pursuits in higher education.

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SUMMER CAMP PROGRAM The CEP offers a six-week summer camp for children 6 to 12 years of age. The wellrounded program and experienced staff provide an extraordinary summer experience for children. Participants engage in various activities including cooking, basketball, tennis, music, drama, gymnastics, wushu, art, swimming, storytelling, and board games. The Little Business Leaders Program teaches children 9 to 12 years of age how to start a business, manage budgets, and integrate their creative skills into the entrepreneurial world. The program includes four hours per week of business education in addition to other activities such as drama, art, swimming, tennis, wushu, basketball, cooking, chess, and water polo.

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FACULTY & ADMINISTRATION VII. FACULTY & ADMINISTRATION Layla Abizeid holds diplomas in Teaching and Arabic Literature. She is a teacher of both Arabic language and literature and has written several publications. Sonia Abi Saab holds a Master of Education with a focus on Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). She teaches English at all levels and has given instruction at universities and private institutions throughout the region.

Sebouh Aintablian holds a Doctorate in Finance. He is currently an Assistant Professor in LAU’s School of Business and served as a Fellow at the Institute of Financial Economics prior to joining LAU. His writings on banking and finance have appeared in several international publications.

Jalal Armache holds a Doctorate in Human Resources Management and a Master in Management Information Systems. He currently teaches courses in human resources, management, and leadership. Prior to teaching, he worked as a human resources consultant and manager.

Adel Abouljoud holds a degree in Business Administration as well as a CPA and CMA. He teaches Financial Reporting and Analysis as part of the CFA Preparation Course. He also works as a Financial Advisor and Chief Financial Officer for UNIBUILD RCIB and Quatro Industrie and Commerce in Algeria.

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Who dares to teach must never cease to learn.

John Cotton Dana

Faculty & Administration

Jalal Armache holds a Doctorate in Human Resource Management and a Master in Management Information Systems. He currently teaches courses in human resources, management, and leadership. Prior to teaching, he worked as a human resources consultant and manager.

Zeinat Batrouni holds a degree in Early Childhood Education and a Teaching Diploma from LAU. She has been a Coordinator and Instructor in the CEP Preschool Education Program since 1997. She also serves as the head of the Preschool Department at Greenfield College.

Bushra Badran holds a degree in Business Studies from LAU. She has worked with the CEP since 2003 where she teaches courses in Management of Office Finance, Introduction to Business, and Accounting I. She also serves as the Continuing Education Program Officer where she provides support to the CEP programs and students.

Abdo Chalhoub has a diploma in Electronic and Electrical Engineering. He teaches the Information Security Management Course as part of the CISM Preparation Course. He also holds the position of Executive Vice President for ICT Professional Services at Path Solutions.

Rula Bakhash holds a Bachelor of English and a Teaching Diploma. She currently works as an English Language Instructor for the CEP. In addition, she works as an instructor at AMIDEAST where she teaches TOEIC, TOEFL, and SAT.

Louay Chareffedine holds an MBA and a degree in Languages. He is also a lecturer at the Lebanese International University and works as the External Relations Director at the Imam Sadr Foundation.

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Alexan Choulhadjian holds a Master in Computer Science and is currently working toward his MBA. He teaches the SAT Math Preparation course and also works as a Senior Records Officer in LAU’s Registrar Office. Maya Dah holds an MBA and is currently pursuing her CFA. She teaches courses in accounting and finance and also works as a research assistant at ESCWA. Faten Dabboussi holds a Bachelor of Arts from the American University of Beirut. She joined the CEP in April of 2010 after an extensive career in education and training. In addition to her responsibilities in marketing and management, she has also given instruction in a variety of areas including customer service and business etiquette. She currently serves as the Assistant Director of the CEP.

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Nabih Eid holds a Doctorate in Medicine with a specialization in Family Medicine. He is an Assistant Professor in LAU’s Psychology Department and Coordinator of the Remedial CEP Program. He also serves as Chairman of the International Health Resources Corporation and practices privately at both Rizk and Najjar Hospitals. Wissam Fahed holds a Doctorate in Business Administration. He teaches courses in economics and international business. He also works as an Economist at UNDP where he conducts research in macroeconomics and public finance. Dr. Fahed has lectured at international conferences at several universities as well as the World Bank, OECD, and ESCWA.

Faculty & Administration

Samer Faissal holds a degree in Computer Science and a certificate in Journalism and New Media. His focus is on IT training, social media, open source, lobbying, and advocacy. He also works as an IT Trainer for several Lebanese companies. Rajaa Habib has a degree in Sociology and teaches English as a foreign language. In addition to teaching English for the CEP, she has managed and coordinated English training programs for public and non-profit institutions. Joseph Helou holds a Doctorate in English Language and Literature. He is an English instructor for the CEP. He has more than 25 years of experience teaching English, training, and lecturing, as well as conducting language workshops. Ghada Houssami holds a degree in English Language and Literature and teaches English at several schools and universities throughout Lebanon.

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Wael Jaber holds an MBA and a Bachelor in Human Kinetics as well as several fitness certifications. He teaches physical fitness at LAU. He is also the founder of and an instructor at SPI-Middle East, a fitness education organization that certifies trainers. Huda Jreidini has a Master in English Literature and teaches courses in both TOEFL and SAT I. She also works as a paralegal and Assistant to the Vice President of LAU. She has eleven years of experience in the education field and previously served as a Program Officer and Instructor at AMIDEAST. Assia Kanaan holds a Master in Education and has worked as a teacher of ESL in the United States and Lebanon for over ten years. She joined LAU in 2003 where she teaches courses in both English and Business English.

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Faculty & Administration

Manal Khalil holds an MBA and is currently pursuing her Doctorate in Management. She serves as a university instructor, writer, management trainer, and consultant. She works at several training centers throughout the region and teaches courses focusing on human resources, organizational behavior, and project management. She regularly publishes her work in the Certified Accountant Journal. Kim Majdalani has a degree in French with a minor in Tourism Management. She has been a lecturer and professional trainer in both the United States and Lebanon since 1998. She previously worked in management and training at several corporations in the United States. In addition to teaching English and general business courses for the CEP, she works as a proofreading and editing consultant.

Michel Majdalani holds an MBA in Finance, an MS in Operations Research, and a MS in Electrical Engineering. He is the Director of the CEP and teaches courses in finance for the School of Business. Previously he was employed on Wall Street, working in portfolio research, capital market investments, and private client management. He gives wealth management seminars throughout the region and has chaired many international conferences on finance.

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Ghinwa Mikdashi holds an MBA and is a Certified Professional in Human Resources (CPHR). She has seven years of experience as a part-time instructor at the Lebanese American University. She also works as a Program Coordinator for an international NGO where she supports the management and the development of the organization’s human resources. Adel Moubarak holds Business Computing and Business Administration degrees and is certified in IT Audit (CISA) and Security Management (CISM). He has 30 years of experience in IT ranging from operations to management. Presently, Mr. Moubarak is in charge of Security Management in Fransabank covering IT, Information, and Physical Security. He is the founding president of ISACA Lebanon, and he has been teaching for the CEP for approximately ten years. Haytham Moussa holds a Bachelor of Business with a specialization in Banking and Finance. He teaches in the Business Management Program.

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Salam Nabbouh holds a degree in English Language and a Teaching Diploma. She teaches English at the beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels and has been a CEP instructor since 1993. Hala Rafeh holds a degree in Teaching ESL and currently works as an English Language Instructor for the CEP. She also works as a Chief Examiner, Test Supervisor, and Instructor at AMIDEAST. Zeina Rafeh holds a Bachelor of Education and currently works as an English Language Instructor for the CEP. She has taught both children and adults throughout her teaching career. Rima Rashidi holds a degree in English Language and teaches beginning and intermediate English courses for the CEP. She also teaches SAT Preparatory Courses at AMIDEAST. Salam Saabi holds a degree in English and a Teaching Diploma from the American University of Beirut. She has been a CEP faculty member for the past 15 years where she teaches courses in English.

Faculty & Administration

Wael Salameh holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology. He teaches courses in science and English at LAU for the CEP. Robert Saleeby holds a PhD in International Administration. He has an extensive international employment background in the field of finance and administration. He has been teaching at LAU for over 12 years and gives courses in finance and investment. Dany Samaha holds a PhD in Law and is an expert in the field of justice. He specializes in Lebanese Labor Law, Business Law, Comparative Law, and International Law. He holds a license in both Lebanese and French law, and practices privately in Lebanon. Pierre Sarkis holds a Master of History and International Relations. He is a lecturer at several universities throughout Lebanon where he teaches courses in History, English, Business Communications, and International Affairs. He has worked in both management and public affairs roles in several companies in the US and Lebanon.

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Ramzi Tarabishi holds a degree in Accounting as well as several certifications in the fields of auditing and control. He also works as Senior Manager and Chief Internal Auditor at BLOM Bank. He teaches in the CISM and CISA programs for the CEP. Carole Topakian holds a degree in Electronics and Telecommunication as well as a certification as a Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS). She teaches courses in both computer basics and graphic and web design. She has also worked as an IT trainer/consultant to several companies in the public, private, and non-profit sectors.

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Adel Yamout holds a Bachelor and a Master of Physical Education in Sports. He has participated in numerous international events, both as a coach and a referee. Most recently, he headed the Lebanese swimming delegation at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. He teaches professional fitness courses for the CEP. Maya Zeidan holds a Doctorate in Law. She has extensive experience in managing companies in the healthcare and fitness industries. She teaches in the Professional Fitness program for the CEP.


See what CEP students have to say…


“I want to take this opportunity to thank the CEP staff at LAU for

your guidance and support during my participation in the CFA level 1 preparatory courses. Your leadership throughout the study period assisted me in passing the level 1 exam.” Loutfig Keoushguerian

“The CEP closely simulates a real-life working environment; it is like a structured, on-the-job training curriculum.” Makram Abdel Malak

Office Management


Executive Office Management Program helped us learn to accept change and let it affect us positively now and later in the future. We are now equipped with knowledge that will help us keep updating ourselves and preparing for our future. This knowledge will never leave us, our education is ours to keep and share. We made it, we learned, and we succeeded!” Nisreen Katergi

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Summer Camp


would like to take this opportunity to congratulate you on the success of the LAU summer camp of 2009. I have both my children registered in your reputed camp for this summer. The organization, the system, the responsibility, the team, the facilities, the activities, the safety - the list is ongoing. The entire team has been very efficient and cooperative in every way possible.” Rim Al Jamil

English Programs

“I have spent three semesters in the CEP at LAU. The purpose was to

improve my English language skills. It was a really great experience for three reasons: the high level of education, the help from the teachers, and the caring attitude of the specialists in this program. I want to thank, without limits, all the teachers and the administration of the CEP for what they have provided. It has been an unforgettable experience which taught me a lot.” Stephany Samaha

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Student Testimonials

English Programs

“While attending English courses, the CEP was the first to motivate

me to be a student at LAU, then a PhD student in the USA, and now a professor at LAU. Thanks CEP!” Hussein F. Zeaiter, Ph.D. LAU Business School Faculty



wanted to inform you that I completed the Level 1 (CFA exam) successfully. In June, I will take Level II. I know that you will be happy for me. You were my inspiration, after all, and I will not let you down!” Abed El Majeed Bazzi


“I would like to extend my gratitude to the CEP Department that gave my wife the opportunity to pass the SAT Test with a 610 score on math after taking the Math Preparatory Course for SAT with Mr. Alexan Choulhadjian. My wife is Estonian and finished school in 1998!” Jalal E. Kahwagi


“Thank you for a truly great SPHR/PHR course which provided me

with valuable insights and information and with the necessary tools to pass the HRCI exam certification. Also, I am thankful for the expertise of the instructors, the structure of the course and study materials, and the rich discussions, drilling exercises, and mock exams.” Rania Barrage

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An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.

Benjamin Franklin


Enrollment, Teaching Hours, Programs and Workshops, and Instructors from 2005-2006 to 2009-2010.

Academic Year













CEP Enrollment from 2005-2010 1600 1400 1200 1000 800 600 400 200 0 2005-2006 2006-2007

2007-2008 2008-2009 Academic Year


CEP Teaching Hours from 2005-2010 Academic Year

Teaching Hours












Teaching Hours



5000 4000 3000 2000 1000 0 2005-2006


2007-2008 2008-2009 Academic Year


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Academic Year

Program and Workshops











Program and Workshops

CEP Programs and Workshops from 2005-2010

25 20 15 10 5 0 2005-2006

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2007-2008 2008-2009 Academic Year



CEP Instructors from 2005-2010 Instructors












Academic Year

60 50 40 30 20 10 0 2005-2006 2006-2007

2007-2008 2008-2009 Academic Year


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Academic Year

Summer Camp Participants











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Summer Camp Participants

CEP Summer Camp Participants from 2005-2010

350 300 250 200 150 100 50 0 2005-2006


2007-2008 2008-2009 Academic Year


Knowledge is of no value unless you put it into practice. Anton Chekhov


For more information regarding CEP programs and policies, please contact one of the CEP Administrators: CEP Director: Mr. Michel Majdalani Tel: +961 1 786456 or +961 1 786464, extension 1190 E-mail: CEP Assistant Director: Ms. Faten Dabboussi Tel: +961 1 786456 or +961 1 786464, extension 1390 E-mail: CEP Officer: Mrs. Bushra Badran Tel: +961 1 786456 or +961 1 786464, extension 1676 E-mail: Fax: +961 1 867098 Website: Mailing Address: P.O. Box 13-5053 Chouran Beirut: 1102 2801 Beirut Lebanon The CEP Office is located on the LAU Beirut Campus.

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CEP Catalog 2011  

The 2011 catalog of LAU's Continuing Education Program.

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