Dean's Letter

Faculty of Administrative Sciences
Dean's Letter

Our Faculty provides one of the finest learning centers in Lebanon for graduate and undergraduate education in Administrative Sciences. We offer Master degree (Masters of Business Administration), as well as Bachelor degrees, namely:
• Bachelor of Business (Accounting, Human Resources Management, Management, and Marketing)
• Bachelor of Computer Science (Computer Science and Information Technology)
• Bachelor of Management Information Systems (Management Information Systems, and Health Management Information System).
The faculty also provides reputable centers for computer science research, covering a diverse area as information and data management. The achievements and accomplishments of our faculty and students have been widely acknowledged through high-profile awards and recognitions, including Lebanese Ministry of Telecommunication, L'Institut National des Postes et Télécommunications (INPT) -Morocco, Nice Sophia Antipolis University, University of Calgary, International Association of Universities, Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining, American University in Greece, Lebanese Universities' League, Lebanese University, and European Organization for Quality.
As I welcome you to our Faculty, I emphasize our commitment to the highest levels of excellence in both teaching and research, and our unyielding mission to further the reach of Administrative sciences as it continues to impact our world in positive and profound ways.

FAS Dean
Vision

Vision

The main vision of the staff members of the faculty is to make the Faculty of Administrate Sciences a center of scientific and technological excellence nationally and internationally and serve the community as they stride towards this goal.
The Vision Statement for our Faculty is an indication of what it aspires to be. In crafting its vision the Faculty recognizes that the world is changing rapidly and that higher education should change with it. Specifically, the Faculty strives for the vision needed to successfully lead in a system of higher education that is rapidly redefining itself to meet the challenges of a changing student population, shifting globally driven market forces, increasingly complex technologies, rising costs, and eroding state fiscal support. At the same time, the faculty recognizes that the contributions made by science the welfare of society will play an increasingly dominant role in the future.
First and foremost the Faculty aspires to the highest standards of excellence for student learning and performance. Key to this vision is the following characteristics. First, Education should be viewed as a fusion of classroom teaching and hands on research with faculty mentors who actively engage students. The intricate mixing of teaching and research is viewed as the greatest strength of the Faculty. Its powerful educational effectiveness comes from linking facts, theory, inquiry, discovery, and solutions to real world problems. The most important goal of research in the Faculty is the education of undergraduate students. Second, realizing that economic constraints do not allow us to be "all things to all people", the Faculty will be recognized for high quality undergraduate and graduate education that strives for distinction by developing specialty areas in the sciences. These specialty areas will result from the integration of faculty interests and local, regional and state priorities. Third, the educational programs, led by a highly skilled and dedicated faculty, will engage and challenge students to achieve their fullest intellectual potential, mastering skills such as critical thinking, communication, and quantitative analysis. Students will also be provided with the latest knowledge and technical expertise that are needed in today's job market. Fourth, the Faculty is committed to continuous improvement of its instructional programs through a policy of rigorous, data-based, systematic assessment.
The Faculty aspires to the highest standard of excellence in scholarship. The Faculty will be recognized by its peers for excellence in the creation and dissemination of new knowledge that directly benefits the region, state, and nation. To achieve its vision of excellence in both teaching and research, the Faculty aspires to the teacher-scholar model, where faculty members are effective skilled teachers, understand how students learn, integrate teaching with research, and are committed to the creation of new knowledge for its own sake and its application to solving problems. Active cross-disciplinary collaborations and partnerships with centers of excellence abroad encouraged and viewed as essential to the teaching-research mission of the Faculty
Mission

Mission

Our Mission is to advance education's role in the well-being of people and communities. The Faculty of Administrative Sciences (FAS) adheres to the purposes of advancement of all good knowledge, skills, and education of youth in all manner of good literature, and sciences; and all other necessary provisions that may conduce to the education of the youth of this country.
FAS strives to generate knowledge, to open the minds of students to that knowledge, and to enable students to take best advantage of their educational opportunities. To these ends, the Faculty encourages students to rejoice in discovery and in critical thought; to pursue excellence in a spirit of productive cooperation. The faculty seeks to identify and to remove restraints on students' full participation, so that individuals may explore their capabilities and interests and may develop their full intellectual and human potential. Education at FAS should liberate students to explore, to generate, to challenge, and to lead. The support the faculty provides to students is a foundation upon which self-reliance and habits of lifelong learning are built: FAS expects that the scholarship and collegiality it fosters in its students will lead them in their later lives to advance knowledge, to promote understanding, and to serve society.
Business

Business Administration

Business Administration curriculum consists of 10 standard courses that comprise the core of the major, common to all different focuses. The focus is composed of 9 specialty oriented courses in the chosen field. In this respect, a student has the freedom to choose his focus after he finishes all Sophomore requirements. Each of the following ten core courses is 3 credits: Accounting, Introduction to Management, Accounting 2, Managerial Finance, Micro Economics, Introduction to MIS, Macro Economics, Operations Research, Business Law, ntroduction to Marketing

Benefits

The student has the freedom to choose one of four focuses after joining the program: Human Resources Management, Management, Marketing or Accounting. More focuses will be easily added in the future in this flexible system. The graduate actually owns skills in general administration and has a specialty as well, all in 3 academic years. If the student wishes to pursue multi- disciplines, it will take him one more year to earn another focus.

Special Topics in Business

- International Financial Management - Operations Management - Knowledge Management - Managerial Economics - Total Quality Management - Entrepreneurship - Advanced Accounting - Staffing & Interviewing - Emotional Quotient - Decision Support Systems

Graduation Requirements

Download Management Contract sheet (PDF Format)
University Requirements 18 credits
Faculty Requirements 27 credits
Major Core Requirements 41 credits
Major Professional Requirements 12credits
Min. 3 academic years 98 credits
Management

Management

The Management Program is designed for adults who want to acquire or build knowledge and skills essential for management in private and public organizations. The curriculum emphasizes performance systems, employment law, marketing and public relations, financial analysis, global business strategies, and quality management.

Benefits

The student has the freedom to choose one of four focuses after joining the program: Human Resources Management, Management, Marketing or Accounting. More focuses will be easily added in the future in this flexible system. The graduate actually owns skills in general administration and has a specialty as well, all in 3 academic years. If the student wishes to pursue multi- disciplines, it will take him one more year to earn another focus.

Special Topics in Business

- International Financial Management - Operations Management - Knowledge Management - Managerial Economics - Total Quality Management - Entrepreneurship - Advanced Accounting - Staffing & Interviewing - Emotional Quotient - Decision Support Systems

Graduation Requirements

Download Management Contract sheet (PDF Format)
University Requirements 18 credits
Faculty Requirements 27 credits
Major Core Requirements 41 credits
Major Professional Requirements 12credits
Min. 3 academic years 98 credits
Accounting

Accounting

The Accounting Program promotes identification with and orientation to the accounting profession and is designed to provide the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary for achieving a successful accounting career. Core competencies in technology, critical thinking, and communication are emphasized throughout the curriculum.

Benefits

The student has the freedom to choose one of four focuses after joining the program: Human Resources Management, Management, Marketing or Accounting. More focuses will be easily added in the future in this flexible system. The graduate actually owns skills in general administration and has a specialty as well, all in 3 academic years. If the student wishes to pursue multi- disciplines, it will take him one more year to earn another focus.

Special Topics in Business

- International Financial Management - Operations Management - Knowledge Management - Managerial Economics - Total Quality Management - Entrepreneurship - Advanced Accounting - Staffing & Interviewing - Emotional Quotient - Decision Support Systems

Graduation Requirements

Download Accounting Contract sheet (PDF Format)
University Requirements 18 credits
Faculty Requirements 27 credits
Major Core Requirements 41 credits
Major Professional Requirements 12credits
Min. 3 academic years 98 credits
Marketing

Marketing

The Marketing Program addresses how to identify customer needs, how to communicate information about products and services to customers and potential customers, how to price products and services and where to market them, and how to respond to the growing demands of the markets in different countries.

Benefits

The student has the freedom to choose one of four focuses after joining the program: Human Resources Management, Management, Marketing or Accounting. More focuses will be easily added in the future in this flexible system. The graduate actually owns skills in general administration and has a specialty as well, all in 3 academic years. If the student wishes to pursue multi- disciplines, it will take him one more year to earn another focus.

Special Topics in Business

- International Financial Management - Operations Management - Knowledge Management - Managerial Economics - Total Quality Management - Entrepreneurship - Advanced Accounting - Staffing & Interviewing - Emotional Quotient - Decision Support Systems

Graduation Requirements

Download Marketing Contract sheet (PDF Format)
University Requirements 18 credits
Faculty Requirements 27 credits
Major Core Requirements 41 credits
Major Professional Requirements 12credits
Min. 3 academic years 98 credits
IT

Information Technology

The Information Technology program provides the necessary infrastructure knowledge that enables graduates to participate in professional technical disciplines. The program is composed of seven integrated threads designed to equip the student with necessary concepts, tools and applications that provide an excellent start in a technical career:
Mathematics, Networking Applications, Digital Computer Architecture, Security Engineering, Software Development Track, Technology Management, Communication Systems

Benefits

The program equips the graduate with the skills required to analyze, rethink, solve real-life problems, and utilize technology to build solutions for various industries. Our graduate will be able to offer professional services and technical consultancy in various fields such as Trade, Finance, Health, Government, Utilities, Services, Education and Trade.

Advanced IT Topics:

- Wireless Networking - Quality and Technology Performance - Anti-Hacking Technology - Information and Knowledge Management - Advanced Complex Networks - Database Administration - Telephony & GSM - Embedded Systems - Current Trends in Application Integration - Distributed Systems - Information Auditing

Graduation Requirements

Download IT Contract sheet (PDF Format)
University Requirements 23 credits
Major Core Requirements 31 credits
Major Focus Requirements 21 credits
Major Electives 6 credits
Non-Major Requirements 13 credits
Free Electives 6 credits
Min. 3 academic years 100 credits
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CSc

Computer Science

The Computer Sciences program is designed to enable the graduate with the required skills to analyze, understand, model, process and solve business problems. He will become a solutions provider rather than a mere developer. Corporate solutions are quite demanding in terms of following industry standard methodologies, best practices, quality management and control, not to mention ethics and leadership skills for building teams across functional units. The program is composed of six threads:
Mathematics, Database Applications, Computer Programming, Web Applications Development, Software Engineering, Operations Research & Numerical Analysis

Benefits

Whether the graduate wishes to pursue a career in a development house, departmental post in a corporation or institution, or work as a freelancer or as an entrepreneur, the program will provide him with the essential knowledge and development skills to succeed. He will learn Business Solution Development with all professional skills in assessment, contracting, documentation, modeling, project management, quality control and project closure.

Advanced Csc Topics:

- OO Data Structure / AI - Advanced Database - E-Business Development - Quality and Software Performance - Compiler Construction - Human Computer Interaction - Introduction to the Theory of Computation - Social and Ethical Impact of Computing - Programming Languages - Material Requirement Planning

Graduation Requirements

Download CSc Contract sheet (PDF Format)
University Requirements 23 credits
Major Core Requirements 31 credits
Major Focus Requirements 21 credits
Major Electives 6 credits
Non-Major Requirements 12 credits
Free Electives 12 credits
Min. 3 academic years 99 credits
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MIS

Management Information System

MIS is a renewed program designed to prepare the graduate with the tools and skills required for the new Global market. This major blends management with technology to come up with an integrated discipline that serves to utilize technology and advanced modeling to solve complex business problems and optimize utilization of resources. The program is composed of the eight following threads:
Statistics and Research, Database Applications, Economics & Finance, Computer Networks, Management, Operations Research, Software Engineering, Decision Making

Benefits

MIS serves to cater for two types of jobs. The first is IT related, as the MIS graduate will be able to manage technology teams and coordinate the relationship with third party vendors, subcontractors, clients and internal management. Our MIS graduate will succeed as an integrator, a skill so scarce and highly demanded. Secondly, not only will he be able to manage operations, but also to optimize them, thus generating more profits and guaranteeing a higher level of efficiency via implementing complex decision support systems.

Advanced Csc Topics:

-Material Requirement Planning - Operations Management - Business Research Methods - Decision Support Systems - IT Project Management - Utilities Management - Optimized Resources Management - Total Quality Management - Special Topics in MIS

Graduation Requirements


Download MIS Contract sheet (PDF Format)
University Requirements 23 credits
Major Core Requirements 30 credits
Major Focus Requirements 27 credits
Major Electives 6 credits
Non-Major Requirements 9 credits
Free Electives 6 credits
Min. 3 academic years 99 credits
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HRM

Human Resource Management

The goal of the human resources management degree is to prepare human resource professionals to deal with the complexities and challenges of managing today's workforce. The program content is designed to provide a comprehensive coverage of the major human resource responsibilities, addressing strategic and operational aspects. The courses involve both practical and theoretical considerations in the professional development of men and women in the field of human resources in such settings as business, industry, government, and nonprofit organizations and institutions.

Benefits

The student has the freedom to choose one of four focuses after joining the program: Human Resources Management, Management, Marketing or Accounting. More focuses will be easily added in the future in this flexible system. The graduate actually owns skills in general administration and has a specialty as well, all in 3 academic years. If the student wishes to pursue multi- disciplines, it will take him one more year to earn another focus.

Special Topics in Business

- International Financial Management - Operations Management - Knowledge Management - Managerial Economics - Total Quality Management - Entrepreneurship - Advanced Accounting - Staffing & Interviewing - Emotional Quotient - Decision Support Systems

Graduation Requirements

Download HRM Contract sheet (PDF Format)
University Requirements 18 credits
Faculty Requirements 27 credits
Major Core Requirements 41 credits
Major Professional Requirements 12credits
Min. 3 academic years 98 credits
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HMIS

Health Management Information System

HMIS is the study of how health data are collected, stored and communicated; how those data are processed into health information suitable for administrative and clinical decision making; and how computer and telecommunications technology can be applied to support these processes. Students learn to identify the type of data needed by doctors, nurses, hospital administrators, government planners and other health care professionals and how they are used in order to make effective health care decisions. It is a profession which is at the heart of the modern health care delivery system. The Health Information Officer is a professional who functions as a member of the health care management team, and is responsible for developing information systems, collecting health care data, analyzing the information, and disseminating it to appropriate areas. The complex duties of a professional Health Information Administrator demand management skills of a high level. The graduates need to develop good organizational and system skills and excellent interpersonal relationships and the ability to supervise and motivate people. Our program aims to produce outstanding Health Information Officers who will contribute to the advancement of the practice of Health Information to the optimum benefit of patients, hospitals and Ministries of Health.

Major Focus Requirements
Medical Terminology I
Hospital Data: Collection, Interpretation and Presentation
Application of Computer Technology to Applied Health Sciences
Financial Management in Health Care Administration
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MBA

Masters in Business Administration

MBA enables the professional to understand corporate culture and act as a mediator between people of his profession and people of other professions. It is a unique program that focuses on equipping the learner with all executive skills essential for running a group of people, a department or a company. The student will learn communication, organization, delegation, scheduling, problem solving, decision making, conflict resolving, performance tuning, crisis management, innovative thinking, marketing, quality control and financial supervision. The following are the ten core courses required for completing the program:
Managerial Finance, Managing Organizations, Managerial Economics, Strategic Management, Business Research Methods, Leadership, Quantitative Methods, Marketing Management, Project Management, Human Resources Management

Benefits

Opportunities are various for skilled executives specialized in two different fields. An MBA would be a definite asset to a doctor, an engineer, a biochemist, a lawyer, or an IT professional. Having the ability to manage technical teams or provide interface services between two entities is the key to developing executive skills in the new global markets. This combination is extremely attractive, as it provides trustworthy human asset for the investor who needs to ensure his capital is safe.

MBA Electives

- Total Quality Management - Managing Change - Knowledge Management - Technology Management - Managerial Decision Models - Global Operations Management - International Marketing - Marketing Research - Managerial Accounting - Human Resources in Organizations - Transitional Management
Download MBA Contract sheet (PDF Format) or MBA with Projector MBA with Thesis
MBA Core Requirements 30 credits
MBA Electives 6 credits
Free Elective Graduation 3 credits
Thesis 3 credits
Min. 2 academic years 42 credits
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