Undergraduate Programs
BS in Management with concentration in Human Resources Management

The demand for professionals who are competent at Human Resources Management (HRM) techniques and who are knowledgeable of human resources best practices is on the increase. There is a pressing need in the local and regional job markets for individuals who are professional, competent, ethical, and who possess technical knowledge to lead business organizations in their endeavor to attract and retain highly-demanded talents. 

The Faculty of Business and Economics has introduced the Human Resources Management major to help close the gaps in the job market’s demand of HRM professionals.

The primary focus of the HRM curriculum is to provide students with a solid base in human resources management principles, functions and practices. The instructional methods involve analytical review of managerial case studies to help students understand how theories are applied in real life situations and develop their critical thinking abilities. Opportunities for management graduates are in service, commercial and industrial firms. Moreover, this undergraduate program helps to prepare students for graduate studies or any other advanced certification programs.

 

 
 
TOTAL REQUIRED CREDITS FOR GRADUATION (105 credits)
GENERAL GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS (21 credits)
CODE DESCRIPTION PREREQUISITE CR.
CSI 200 Computer Literacy ENG 000
3
ENG 201 Composition & Rhetoric I ENG 100 OR ENG 200
3
ENG 202 Composition & Rhetoric II ENG 201
3
ENG 205 English Communication Skills ENG 202
3
HMS 201 Active Learning & Research Methodology ENG 001
3
HMS 301 Western Civilization ENG 201
3
MAT 220 Math For Business & Finance MAT100X OR MAT200X OR Placement
3
FREE LIBERAL ARTS ELECTIVES (9 credits)
To be selected from the Faculty of Arts and Sciences
BUSINESS GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS (33 credits)
CODE DESCRIPTION PREREQUISITE CR.
ACC 201 Principles Of Accounting I ENG 001
3
ACC201P Problem-Solving for Principles of Accounting I NONE
0
ACC 202 Principles Of Accounting II ACC 201 & (ENG 100 OR ENG 200)
3
ACC202P Problem-Solving for Principles of Accounting II NONE
0
ECO 201 Introduction To Microeconomics ENG 100 OR ENG 200
3
ECO 202 Introduction To Macroeconomics ENG 100 OR ENG 200
3
FIN 301 Finance I ACC 202 & MAT 220
3
FIN301P Problem-Solving for Finance I NONE
0
MGT 210 Management Principles ENG 100 OR ENG 200
3
MGT210P Case Study for BMGT Principles NONE
0
MGT 330 Business Law I ENG 201 & (MGT 210 OR HOM 210 OR TTM 202)
3
MIS 305 Management Information Systems I CSI 201 OR (MGT 210 & CSI 200) OR (HOM 210 & CSI 200) OR (TTM 202 & CSI 200)
3
MKT 201 Principles Of Marketing ENG 100 OR ENG 200
3
MKT201P Case Studies for Principles of Marketing NONE
0
STA 210 Statistics & Probability For Business I (ENG 100 OR ENG 200) & MAT 220
3
STA 310 Statistics & Probability For Business II (ENG 100 OR ENG 200) & STA 210
3
MAJOR REQUIREMENTS: HRM (36 credits)
CODE DESCRIPTION PREREQUISITE CR.
BUS 300 Business Computing NONE
1
MGT 320 Human Resources Management MGT 210 OR HOM 210 OR TTM 202
3
MGT 335 Organizational Behavior MGT 320
3
MGT 355 Employee Training and Development MGT 320
3
MGT 363 Human Resource Planning & Evaluation MGT 320
3
MGT 365 Reward and Compensation MGT 320
3
MGT 387 Human Resource Information Systems MGT 320
3
MGT 390 Leadership Senior Standing
3
MGT 397 MGT Internship Junior Standing
1
MGT 398 Senior Project Proposal Junior Standing
1
MGT 413 An introduction to Business Ethics MGT 210
1
MGT 420 Strategic Management MGT 210 & (MKT 201 OR PRL 210 OR HOM 210 OR TTM 202)
3
MGT 499 Senior Project In Management Senior Standing
3
MGT210L Management Applications CO. MGT 210
1
MGT320L Human Resource Management Applications CO. MGT 320
3
MIS305L Management Information Systems I Lab CO. MIS 305
1
TECHNICAL ELECTIVES (6 credits)
To be selected from courses of numbers 300 and above offered by the Faculty of Arts & Sciences
REMEDIAL REQUIREMENTS (27 credits)
CODE DESCRIPTION PREREQUISITE CR.
ENG 00A Basic English I Placement
9
ENG 000 Intensive English I ENG 00A OR Placement Test
9
ENG 001 Intensive English II ENG 000 OR Placement
9
Course Descriptions
CSI 200
Computer Literacy
This course is an introductory Non-Technical survey of Computer Systems and a study of the social impact of computers. Topics include introduction to the Hardware components of a computer system, input and output devices, storage devices, communications and connectivity, Internet, security, information systems and deep exposition to software applications such as text editors, spreadsheet, and presentation software.
Prerequisite: ENG 000
ENG 201
Composition & Rhetoric I
This is the students' first major encounter with critical thinking, reading, and writing. Students are exposed to themes from different disciplines and are expected to discuss them, read and write about them. The essay of all its types is the writing format dealt with in the first half. A research paper, 5-10 pages in length, follows in the second half.
Prerequisite: ENG 100 OR ENG 200
ENG 202
Composition & Rhetoric II
In this course, students are expected to engage in deep critical thinking and to construct written arguments in which they decide on a controversial issue. They are helped to think of argument in terms of having an opinion, voicing it persuasively, and supporting it adequately. Hence, they will be analyzing debatable issues appearing in writing and will be introduced to the elements and structure of argument, including the Toulmin model, the rhetorical situation, the traditional categories of claims, the types of proof, logical fallacies and the Rogerian argument. Reading, critical thinking, and writing are taught as integrated processes. There will be essays for analysis, as well as essay topics for development.
Prerequisite: ENG 201
ENG 205
English Communication Skills
Students' communication competence is enhanced by learning the techniques and strategies of public speaking. No other skills are so closely tied to a student's professional success as communication skills. Using what they have learned in other English language courses, students practice and communicate, guided by the fundamental principles of public speaking, and provided with a forum for applying these principles, through a variety of instructional strategies - discussion, class workshops.
Prerequisite: ENG 202
HMS 201
Active Learning & Research Methodology

This is an introductory course that aims at bridging the gap between school and college and develops the student's skills in three areas related to active learning and research methodology. In the first area, the student is introduced to the university's rules and regulations and general guidelines. In the second area, the student hones his/her study skills, namely, developing schedules, improving concentration, developing time-saving test-taking strategies, taking good notes, improving listening and reading skills, and applying strategies to avoid test anxiety. In the third area, the student is introduced to research, armed with the theory, methodology, and techniques of the research process, starting with conceptualization and ending with report writing.

Prerequisite: ENG 001
HMS 301
Western Civilization
This course consists of readings and discussion of the classic great books of Western Civilization, focusing on literary, philosophical, and historical works from ancient Greece and Rome. Readings will be selected from authors such as Homer, Virgil, Ovid, Herodotus, Thucydides, Livy, Tacitus, Plutarch, Plato, Aristotle, Epictetus, Epicurus, Cicero, Seneca, Marcus Aurelius, Plotinus, and Augustine.
Prerequisite: ENG 201
MAT 220
Math For Business & Finance
This is a course for business and economics students. Contents include linear functions and their applications: supply and demand analysis and national income determination, quadratic functions and their applications: revenue, cost, and profit, percentages and progressions, and their applications: scale factors, simple and compound interests, differentiation rules and their applications: optimization of functions and marginal functions, integration techniques and their applications: consumer's surplus and producer's surplus, matrices: operations on matrices and input output analysis.
Prerequisite: MAT100X OR MAT200X OR Placement
ACC 201
Principles Of Accounting I
This course introduces students to the basic concepts and techniques of accounting. It deals with different aspects of measuring, classifying, summarizing, reporting, and interpreting financial information within the context of generally accepted accounting principles. Topics include: journals, ledgers, trial balances, worksheets, cash control, bank reconciliation, payables and preparation of financial statements for a sole proprietorship.
Prerequisite: ENG 001
ACC201P
Problem-Solving for Principles of Accounting I
This lab course is developed to enhance the problem-solving skills of the students in the "Principles of Accounting I" course. Students are coached and mentored to utilize critical thinking and problem-solving techniques through complimentary exercises and case studies.
Prerequisite: NONE
ACC 202
Principles Of Accounting II
This course complements the basic concepts and techniques covered in ACC 201. Main emphasis is on the analysis of financial statements, cash flows and fund statements. Moreover, students will be introduced to financial analysis needed for partnerships, organization and operations of corporations, stockholders' equity, bonds, stocks and investment in corporate securities.
Prerequisite: ACC 201 & (ENG 100 OR ENG 200)
ACC202P
Problem-Solving for Principles of Accounting II
This lab course is developed to enhance the problem-solving skills of the students in the "Principles of Accounting II" course. Students are coached and mentored to utilize critical thinking and problem-solving techniques through complimentary exercises and case studies.
Prerequisite: NONE
ECO 201
Introduction To Microeconomics
This is an introductory course in economics. It provides students with general information about the functioning of market forces in determining the prices and the level of production in a free market economy. The course introduces the behavior of each firm as a part of the trade in different types of markets. The topics covered in this course include: mechanics of individual prices, demand, supply, elasticity, theory of consumer behavior, costs of production, price and output determination under different market conditions, the employment and pricing of economic resources.
Prerequisite: ENG 100 OR ENG 200
ECO 202
Introduction To Macroeconomics
This course introduces the students to the performance of the economy of a country on aggregate basis. It aims to teach how the economics of a nation functions. The students are introduced to national income accounting, inflation, unemployment, the role of taxes, government budgets, banking systems, the monetary policy, international trade, exchange rates and balance of payments deficit and surplus.
Prerequisite: ENG 100 OR ENG 200
FIN 301
Finance I
This course focuses on the role of the financial manager in the use of financial concepts and techniques in planning for the acquisition and use of funds to maximize the value of the firm. In addition, it covers taxes, discounted cash flow analysis, sources and uses of funds, valuation models, risk and rates of return, financial analysis, financial forecasting, financial planning and control, working-capital policy, cash and marketable securities management, credit management, inventory management and short-term financing.
Prerequisite: ACC 202 & MAT 220
FIN301P
Problem-Solving for Finance I
This lab course is developed to enhance the problem-solving skills of the students in the "Finance I" course. Students are coached and mentored to utilize critical thinking and problem-solving techniques through complimentary exercises and case studies.
Prerequisite: NONE
MGT 210
Management Principles
This course provides students with fundamental knowledge in the field of management; the historical approaches, which influence today's management; the management functions that include planning, organizing, leading and controlling; and, contemporary management theories, practices and the role of managers in modern organizations. Real life cases are analyzed to acquaint students with the critical thinking approach.
Prerequisite: ENG 100 OR ENG 200
MGT210P
Case Study for BMGT Principles
This course is developed to enhance the problem-solving skills of the students in the "Management Principles" course. Students are coached and mentored to utilize critical thinking and problem-solving techniques through complimentary exercises and case studies.
Prerequisite: NONE
MGT 330
Business Law I
The main objective of this course is to provide a solid background in Lebanese commercial law. Topics include the nature of the law, the courts systems, contracts, property sales and secured transactions, insurance, commercial paper, agency, partnership, corporations, bailment, bankruptcy and banking operations. It also covers the main rules governing the very dynamic Lebanese social security and income tax legislation. The theoretical study is complemented with practical cases and jurisprudence as compared to international business law, particularly to the American business law.
Prerequisite: ENG 201 & (MGT 210 OR HOM 210 OR TTM 202)
MIS 305
Management Information Systems I
This course is an introduction to the MIS discipline. It covers the fundamentals of Information Technology, management structures and basic business operations. The goal of this course is to help business students learn how to use and manage information technologies to revitalize business processes, improve business decision making and gain competitive advantage.
Prerequisite: CSI 201 OR (MGT 210 & CSI 200) OR (HOM 210 & CSI 200) OR (TTM 202 & CSI 200)
MKT 201
Principles Of Marketing
An introductory course which describes the field of Marketing and the operation of marketing systems. It focuses on topics such as marketing environment, market regulation, strategies, targeting, product-mix, labeling, branding, packaging, pricing, distribution and promotional programs.
Prerequisite: ENG 100 OR ENG 200
MKT201P
Case Studies for Principles of Marketing
Prerequisite: NONE
STA 210
Statistics & Probability For Business I
This course is an introduction to statistics and probability. Contents include methods used in collection, organization, presentation and analysis of data for the purpose of better business decisions. It introduces deductive and inferential statistics and probability. The course includes applications using computerized software such as MegaStat and SPSS
Prerequisite: (ENG 100 OR ENG 200) & MAT 220
STA 310
Statistics & Probability For Business II
This course is an advanced statistics course that builds on the probability theory developed in STA 210. Contents include point and interval estimations, testing hypothesis, non-parametric methods, goodness of fit, experimental design, analysis of variance and covariance, regression and correlation. The course includes applications using computerized software such as MegaStat and SPSS
Prerequisite: (ENG 100 OR ENG 200) & STA 210
BUS 300
Business Computing
This course is designed for students to acquire intermediate and advanced skills in Microsoft Excel as well as Statistical Product & Service Solutions (SPSS) software. This course is divided into two stages providing hands-on practical applications. Problems from the business field are solved using the advanced features of the two application software dedicating 50% for each application. Topics include a variety of business applications such as: Excel: financial modeling and reporting, charts, analytical tools and scenario analysis, and Pivot tables for decision-making; SPSS: Quantitative techniques such as Descriptive and Causal statistics covering Probability Distribution Tables and related chart graphics, Crosstabs, Correlation Analysis, & Regression Analysis, and Qualitative techniques such as Chi-square Analysis for hypotheses testing.
Prerequisite: NONE
MGT 320
Human Resources Management
This course focuses on the activities involved in attracting, retaining and motivating employees. Topics include a review of classical personnel management theory and practices, followed by contemporary developments in strategic human resources management, performance appraisal, training and development and legal issues.
Prerequisite: MGT 210 OR HOM 210 OR TTM 202
MGT 335
Organizational Behavior
This course focuses on the human dynamics within an organization context. Topics covered include developments in organizational behavior, models and techniques as related to employees, groups, and the organization. Students study the basics of learning, perception, communication and motivation. They are also exposed to leadership traits and models, and conflict management.
Prerequisite: MGT 320
MGT 355
Employee Training and Development
This course provides an in-depth look at the process of employee training and development. Coverage includes how training relates to organizational strategy, needs assessment, adult learning, training evaluation, management development, selecting trainers and selection of appropriate instructional methods. It also addresses training-related issues for specific areas such as harassment training and training for global assignments.
Prerequisite: MGT 320
MGT 363
Human Resource Planning & Evaluation

This course provides students with the knowledge, exposure, and competency in two key HR concepts not covered in the other HR courses: Planning & Evaluation.  First, the courses dissects the various aspects of employee planning, including the steps involved in determining organizational jobs, roles, and related competencies, and the Recruitment.  Secondly, the course treats the concept of employee performance evaluation, which includes developing employee baseline performance targets aligned with organizational strategy and targets, and the performance evaluation process, leading to employee promotion and ultimate retirement.

Prerequisite: MGT 320
MGT 365
Reward and Compensation
This course provides an in-depth understanding of all phases of wages, salaries, bonuses and incentives as they relate to various industries, functions and levels of your organization. This course also gives you the latest facts about wage and salary surveying practices, the most advanced techniques for relating job performance to compensation and developing individual and group incentive programs as part of employee total compensation.
Prerequisite: MGT 320
MGT 387
Human Resource Information Systems

The majority of organizations today use Information Systems to drive their Human Resource function.  This course provides students with the knowledge, exposure, and hands-on training in the various software components of HR, including: Recruitment, Employee Compensation, Employee Development, and Employee Performance Evaluation.  The course uses a modern software solution in a lab environment to promote actual learning.  A certificate of achievement will be issued to students upon successful completion of this course.

Prerequisite: MGT 320
MGT 390
Leadership
The overall course's objective is to emphasize to the students their future role as mid- and senior-level leaders who will be primarily responsible for sustaining the professional performance of knowledge workers within the realms of their work communities. This course will provide students with the background, understanding and knowledge of leadership. Other topics covered include: Leadership and Management, Leading Teams, Leadership Competencies, types of Leaders and Styles of Leadership, the Leader's Character, and Leadership Traits and Qualities. Students are required to research and present critical reviews of well known local, regional and global leaders.
Prerequisite: Senior Standing
MGT 397
MGT Internship
This is a two-month full-time business practical internship that should take place at a business establishment outside the university. A student presents a report by the end of this training period, then he/she makes a public presentation exposing his/her training experience.
Prerequisite: Junior Standing
MGT 398
Senior Project Proposal
Seminar on research methodologies and preparation of the senior design outline. The main concentration is on the planning and the design of the Senior Project proposal. Emphasis is placed on literature review, problem definition, project planning and financial analysis, written and oral communication skills, teamwork, development of structural specifications, application of APA specifications, and effective utilization of library resources.
Prerequisite: Junior Standing
MGT 413
An introduction to Business Ethics

This course provides an overview of the ethical issues in business from the viewpoint of the individual, the organization and the community at large.  It covers the theoretical foundations of classical and contemporary ethics.  Issues discussed include business and ethical dilemmas and decision making, discrimination, hiring practices, ethics in the marketplace, and ethics of consumer production and marketing.

Prerequisite: MGT 210
MGT 420
Strategic Management
The objective of this course is to provide a conceptual framework for the study, and to understand the application of the overall concepts behind strategic management and business policy. Topics covered include an overview of strategic management and business policy, how to conduct environmental scanning, SWOT analysis, formulation, and strategy implementation and control. Students will be using case studies to formalize their education in a practical manner.
Prerequisite: MGT 210 & (MKT 201 OR PRL 210 OR HOM 210 OR TTM 202)
MGT 499
Senior Project In Management
To fulfill graduation requirements, each senior level student is required to submit and pursue an empirical or theoretical research project that demonstrates mastery of skills in the field of Management. Project may be extended to two consecutive semesters.
Prerequisite: Senior Standing
MGT210L
Management Applications

This course provides students with the knowledge and training in Business Modeling, and Business Process Management (BPM) with BMPN notation.  BPM is a field in Operations Management that focuses on improving corporate performance by managing and optimizing a company's business processes.  BPMN is a standard tool used in many global and local organizations to provide continuous improvements and efficiencies in their entire value chain.  Additionally, students will be explored to basic business models dominant within our local environment, such as Health Care, Hospitality, Banking, FMCG, and Higher Education.  A certificate of achievement will be issued to students upon successful completion of this course.

Prerequisite: CO. MGT 210
MGT320L
Human Resource Management Applications

This course provides students with the knowledge, training, and preparation in Human Resource related certifications.  The course includes hands-on exposure and training in the various topics related to HR certification, including: Recruitment, Employee Compensation, Employee Development, and Employee Performance Evaluation.  A certificate of achievement will be issued to students upon successful completion of this course.

Prerequisite: CO. MGT 320
MIS305L
Management Information Systems I Lab
This course provides students that are taking or have taken the MIS 305 course with the opportunity to apply their is knowledge within the context of a modern-day ERP system.  Students are exposed and get a hands-on training on the basics of various ERP modules, such as Accounting and Finance, Human Resource Management, Customer Relationship Management, and Supply Chain Management.
Prerequisite: CO. MIS 305
ENG 00A
Basic English I
Basic English I is a course designed for students who have elementary level of English. It combines a strong grammar and vocabulary syllabus with a communicative approach to motivate students to express themselves with confidence in both oral and written. The kind of English they are exposed to reflects what is actually used for communication, along with excursions into some forms of academic prose. Emphasis also includes developing the students' informal writing skills. The objective of the course is to transfer the student from an elementary level to an intermediate level. The final evaluation of Basic English I achievement appears in the form of "P" or "F".
Prerequisite: Placement
ENG 000
Intensive English I
Intensive English I is a course that is designed to improve the students' general competence in English. In class, the students engage in active reading, writing, listening, and speaking. The aim is to transfer the student from an intermediate to a high-level. Special attention is given to grammatical structure and vocabulary. At this level, students practice their sentence and paragraph structure. It is worth noting that the final evaluation of Intensive English I achievement appears in the form of "P" or "F".
Prerequisite: ENG 00A OR Placement Test
ENG 001
Intensive English II
Intensive English II is a course that is designed to improve the general competence of students in the English language. In class, the students engage in active reading, writing, listening, and speaking. The aim is to transfer the student from a high-intermediate to an advanced level. Special attention is given to grammatical structure and vocabulary. At this level, students practice their sentence and paragraph structure. It is worth noting that the final evaluation of Intensive English II achievement appears in the form of "P" or "F".
Prerequisite: ENG 000 OR Placement

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