Faculty of Business Administration & Finance
MBA courses
Courses Prerequisite Number Of Credits Course Language  
ACT 500: Survey of Accounting 3 English / French
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This course is designed to cover accounting principles, presenting the remedial material in an easy style. Topics emphasize the use of financial statement information rather than the creation of statements, and the financial implications of business decisions on a day to day basis. The majority of this course will focus on understanding accounting information and how it is useful to both internal and external users.

ACT 600: Advanced Managerial Accounting ACT 500 3 English / French
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This course presents an approach to management accounting from the perspective of a business Manage. It presents state of the art thinking on all the major topics in management accounting including activity based Management, the balanced scorecard, target costing, and management control system design.

ACT 610: Advanced Financial Accounting ACT 600 3 English / French
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This course provides a detailed exposure to the financial accounting treatment of combinations and consolidated Financial statements, Inter-Company and foreign currency transactions.

ACT 620: Advanced Auditing ACT 600 3 English / French
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This course is an advanced course in auditing. The course materials consist primarily of professional standards (ISA, AICPA), empirical research, and case studies on selected topics in auditing. Subject matters include the demand for auditing, risk assessment, fraud, and audit testing.

ACT 630: Advanced Accounting Information Systems ACT 600 3 English
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This course covers such topics as systems documentation techniques, data modeling and database design and e-business. It covers also internal control and auditing, transaction-processing cycles and the systems-development process.

ECO 500: Survey of Economics 3 English / French
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Survey of Economics encompasses both microeconomic and macroeconomic principles. It is concerned with economic reasoning, the techniques and processes of thinking used by economists in their attempts to analyze and explain the economic system.

ECO 600: Advanced Managerial Economics ECO 500 3 English / French
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Managerial Economics is concerned with the application of economic principles to key management decisions within organizations. This course presents advanced microeconomic theory and statistical concepts that will help in solving problems in the allocation of resources and strategic decisions that are made by managers. Topics include consumer behavior and rational choice, estimating demand and cost functions, business and economic forecasting, and market structures including perfect competition, monopoly, oligopoly, and monopolistic competition.

ECO 605: Political Economy ECO 500 3 English / French
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The course studies the determinants of the size and form of distributive programs, the extent and type of public goods provision and the burden of taxation across alternative tax bases. It discusses several related areas including the origins of the state, comparative political systems, economic reforms, fiscal problems, rule of law, privatization, elections and the economy.

FIN 500: Survey of Finance 3 English / French
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This course deals with the techniques for obtaining and using funds to maximize the value of the firm and the shareholders' wealth. It addresses time value of money concepts, the calculation of different kinds of interest rates, risk and return and its relation to finance, the analysis of financial statements and ratios.

FIN 600: Advanced Managerial Finance FIN 500, ACT 600 3 English / French
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This course provides a comprehensive and contemporary coverage of financial management, focusing on shareholder wealth maximization and cash flow management, as well as on the international aspects of financial management. It deals with the valuation of bonds and stocks, making investment decisions, capital budgeting, project analysis, investment strategies and leasing.

FIN 610: Commercial Bank Management FIN 600 3 English
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This course deals with commercial banks' financial statements, International Financial Standards, the evaluation of banks' returns and risks, asset and liability management, the cost of funds and the measurement of reserves and liquidity, the management of security portfolio and bank capital.

FIN 620: Investment Strategy FIN 600 3 English
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This course deals with the investment theories used to implement the investment process. It illustrates the range of considerations in managing investment portfolios supporting particular liabilities and goals such as risk aversion, capital allocation, index models, behavioral finance and industry analysis and portfolio performance evaluation.

FIN 630: Advanced Financial Institutions and Markets FIN 600 3 English / French
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This course deals with the various types of financial markets with a focus on their use by financial institutions and recent events that have affected them. It provides a conceptual framework that can be used to understand why markets exist through money markets, bond markets, mortgage markets, stocks, bonds and derivatives.

FIN 640: International Finance FIN 600 3 English / French
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This course builds on fundamental principles of corporate finance to provide the information and insights needed to succeed in today's dynamic global business environment. It deals with currency derivatives, government influence on exchange rates, the relationship between inflation, interest rates and exchange rates, managing transaction, economic and translation exposure, direct foreign investments and country risk analysis.

FIN 650: Strategic Risk Management MGT 500, FIN 600 3 English / French
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This course deals with the ways in which risks are quantified and managed by financial institutions. Among the topics covered are the nature of financial institutions and their regulation, interest rate risk, Value-at-Risk, market risk, credit risk, operational risk, liquidity risk, and the credit crisis of 2007.

FIN 660: Financial Derivatives QMB 610 3 English  
FIN 670: Fixed Income Securities Fin 600 3 English  
FIN 680: Alternative Investments Fin 600 3 English  
FIN 685: Advanced Financial Modeling FIN 660 3 English / French
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This course deals with a wide range of models that can be successfully implemented using spreadsheets. The models range across the complete spectrum of finance including equities, equity options and bond options, spanning developments from the early fifties to the late nineties. The models are implemented in Excel spreadsheets, complemented with functions written using the VBA language within Excel. The resulting user-defined functions provide a portable library of programs with more than sufficient speed and accuracy.

HRM 600: Advanced Organizational Behavior & Leadership MGT 500 3 English / French
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Advanced Organizational Behavior is arguably the most exiting area within the field of business. The value of the human factor as a major resource in organization is gaining increasing importance in managing organization. The major technological changes that have occurred within the past few years continue to accelerate and no ends appear in sight, not to exclude the affectation of the economic crisis on the behavior of the global mass.

IBL 500: International Business Law 3 English
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This course provides a general knowledge that applies to international business transactions in the global political legal environment. It studies the interrelationships among laws of different countries and their legal effects on individuals and business organizations. Topics include agency agreements, international contracts and administrations, regulations of exports and imports, technology transfers, regional transactions, intellectual property, product liability, and legal organization.

IBL 600: Drafting International Contracts IBL 500 3 English
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The course aims at teaching students how to draft international agreements to protect and further their clients' interests and benefiting all parties involved. The instructor coaches them through well-structured international agreement, with an emphasis on clarity and unambiguity of the terms. It highlights and reviews sample language that may be included in various provisions of international agreements, including assignments of contracts and liabilities, the parties' representations, warranties, precedents, indemnities and choice of law for dispute resolutions. It also explains international contracts' provisions from a comparative perspective and uses clauses in English, Arabic and French.

IBL 610: Corporate Law IBL 500 3 English / French
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This course is designed to familiarize law students with the principles of corporate finance. Whether negotiating a merger agreement, acquisition or divestiture, rendering a fairness opinion, preparing for an appraisal hearing, litigating securities class action or derivative suits, issuing new securities, taking a private firm via an LBO or public via an IPO, corporate lawyers' role is essential. This course will also address corporate restructuring, venture capital, private equity and tax issues, write the bylaws and compensation agreements for partnerships or closed corporations.

IBL 620: International Taxation IBL 500, FIN 600 3 English / French
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The focus of this course is on taxation law and policy from an international and comparative viewpoint, looking at international implications of tax policy and international fiscal law, with an emphasis on double taxation agreements. It will cover also advanced issues in taxation, including issues of tax policy and the methods of analysis of tax policy, tax and fiscal engineering etc.

IBL 630: International Business Law IBL 500 3 English / French
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Students are introduced to international business law as it affects business activity: Principles of the law relating to international agreements, sales, trade, agency relationships, agency distribution, licensing and franchising. Commercial papers, dispute resolution methods and sales are discussed and analyzed through a comparative perspective (Common Law, Civil Law and Islamic Law). The course handles cases and problems.

IBL 640: Private Public Partnerships IBL 500, ACT 60 3 English
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The course resolves around how public officials make strategic decisions to partner with the private sector motivating the latter to participate as a partner; how such a partnership should be managed from a legal and business points of view. Students will acquire a robust analytical framework for understanding public-private partnerships. Emphasis will be on risk management and on the private sector's role in the partnership's structure and mission. Case studies are offered to students to identify successes, failures and missed opportunities between public and private value to build sustainable and successful partnerships.

IBL 650: Alternative Dispute Resolution 3 English
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Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) refers to a variety of dispute resolution processes where a neutral party assists the disputing parties in resolving their dispute. The course covers processes and techniques which act as means for disagreeing parties to come to an agreement short of litigation. Topics include: Negotiation, Conciliation, Mediation, and Arbitration, as well as the issues raised as these processes are combined, modified and applied. After successfully completing the course, the student becomes familiar with the ADR Models for solving disputes and provided with a clear and authoritative explanation of their law and practice.

HRM 600: Advanced Organizational Behavior & Leadership MGT 500 3 English / French
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Advanced Organizational Behavior is arguably the most exiting area within the field of business. The value of the human factor as a major resource in organization is gaining increasing importance in managing organization. The major technological changes that have occurred within the past few years continue to accelerate and no ends appear in sight, not to exclude the affectation of the economic crisis on the behavior of the global mass.

HRM 610: Strategic Human Resource Management HRM 600 3 English / French
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This course is essential for future HR managers as well as human resource specialists. It covers the communication skills and the processes through which human resources are managed and developed, providing students with a practical framework to apply to the organizational context. The course focuses on issues such as performance management and measurement, strategic reward systems, the learning organization and managing knowledge for strategic advantage, self-assessment exercises and encouragement of criticism. It successfully integrates HR strategy with the overall business strategy.

HRM 620: Labor & Social Security Law قانون العمل والضمان الإجتماعي HRM 600 3 Arabic
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تعالج هذه المادة العلاقات التي تسود بين العمًال وقانون العمل مرتكزة على ردم الهوة بين القانون وبين العلاقات الإنسانية، وهي تأخذ بعين الإعتبار بدء العلاقة ومسيرتها وكيفية تجنب الأخطاء والنزاعات القانونية، وتعمل على تسليط الضوء على المسائل الأساسية التالية: التمييز على أساس العمر، التحرش في أماكن العمل، حماية المعلومات، عدم الكفاءة، الإنضباط والشكاوى، الصرف ومحاكم العمل، المساوة في الأجور، الصحة والسلامة ، الأمومة وحقوق الولدين، التمييز العنصري والديني، ظروف العمل ومواقيته، كما تتطرّق الى مبادىء العمل والضمان الإجتماعي لجهة الحقوق والموجبات والإشتراكات وعلاقة الإشتراكات بالضريبة على الرواتب والأجور.

HRM 630: Performance Management HRM 600 3 English / French
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The course focuses on encouraging in the continuous improvement of business processes and of individuals' skills, behavior and contributions. It will provide students with information on managing performance, performance measurement, performance indicators, objectives setting, HR Metrics, SMART objectives, performance improvement, performance reviews, performance appraisal, feedback, self-appraisal, team appraisal, appraisal training and other related issues.

HRM 640: Talent Management and Resourcing HRM 600 3 English
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This course focuses on the resourcing of organizations with people, to achieve a balance between academic rigor and practitioner relevance. Talent management is an essential management practice, as it covers a multitude of areas, such as information on career management and development, career planning, human resource planning, promotion and secondment, succession planning, talent audits, talent for competitive advantage, talent pools and other.

HRM 650: Organizational Theory and Structure HRM 600 3 English
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Business is changing at break-neck speed, so managers must be increasingly active in reorganizing their firms to gain competitive edge. Organizational Theory, Design, and change continue to provide students with the most up-to-date and contemporary treatment of the way managers attempt to increase organizational effectiveness. This course also details contemporary concepts covering stakeholders approach to organizations with recent development in organizations structure, product teams, outsourcing and transaction cost theory.

MGE 610: Decision Support and Business Intelligence Systems 3 English / French
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Management Support Systems (MSS) are playing increasingly important roles in the business world. This course is a general introduction to the managerial and technical aspects of such systems. The course explores the area of Decision Support Systems (DSS) and investigates the fundamental techniques associated with them such as Data mining, artificial intelligence and neural networks, text and web mining etc. Students will learn about the frameworks for decision support and Business Intelligence (BI) systems, modeling/analysis, data warehousing fundamentals, Business Analytics, Data Visualization and Group Support Systems. The characteristics, capabilities, classifications, and components of DSS are also discussed.

MGE 660: Software Rights and Computer Auditing 3 English / French
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After a brief presentation of essential Business Law concepts, this course covers the legal rules applicable to software and IT audit.
The Software, like any other computer creations, requires intensive human labor and investment, and deserves to be protected legally. The software is used in electronic transactions and electronic payments, activities known as e-commerce. This raises a problem of electronic evidence. Software can be an IT contract or an act complained by the law.
The computer can also disseminate information online on a network and process personal data. It is also the basis for Internet raises many legal disputes

MGT 500: Survey of Management and Marketing 3 English / French
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This course introduces the basic principles and theories of management and marketing. It discusses management objectives, organizational structures, material and human resource utilization, decision making, planning, organizing, marketing principles, marketing mix strategies, and consumer behavior.

MGT 620: Managing the Global Corporation MGT 500 3 English
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This course introduces students to skills and knowledge that assist to understand people from many cultures working together, competing against one another, or trying to cope with one another's differences. It, also, helps them to learn about the strengths, weaknesses, and strategies of competitors from anywhere in the world as well as to know when and how to adapt their organizational practices to accommodate local situations.

MGT 630: Engineering Project Management MGT 500 3 English
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The aim of this course is to capture what makes projects successful and how the people who lead successful projects do it. Topics covers tools and keys used to project success. The system development life cycle will be drawn and deeply analyzed. Majors topics to be treated: concept of a project, analysis & design, development, transition to development, scope, time estimation and management, cost estimation, cost tracking, and procurement management, reducing risk, defining and delivering quality, teamwork, integration, etc.

MGT 670: Seminar in Business Policies HRM 600, FIN 600 3 English
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The course integrates the relevant dynamic components of all the functional areas of management. Emphasis is put on strategy formulation and implementation. Decision simulation models for strategic global planning are analyzed and applied.

MIS 610: Advanced Management Information Systems QMB 500, MGT 500 3 English
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The course is designed to give the student an insight of Information Age within the context of Enterprise systems. It further incorporates advanced database design and normalization as applicable to such systems. Other topics encompass the central role of strategic and operational initiatives in such areas as E-Commerce, Supply Chain Management (SCM), Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Knowledge Management (KM).

MIS 620: Network Security Management MIS 610 3 English
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Across this course we will overlay a compilation of treatises which address risk assessments, metrics, security governance, emerging threats, standards, physical security and business continuity, and a plethora of technology issues including application controls, network security, virus controls and hacking.

MIS 630: Management of Electronic Commerce MGT 500 3 English
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This course explores the fundamental concepts of e-business and e-Marketing. Students will learn how to build an e-business and e-marketing models. Topics covered are E-Business models, Online Monetary Transactions, Internet Security, Wireless Communication, Internet Marketing, Affiliate Programs, E-customer Relationship Management, Globalisation, Social and Global issues, Accessibility. A case of studies concerning online banking, and building an online store will be covered.

MIS 640: Management of Innovation Technology MIS 610 3 English
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The course covers basic concepts involved with the management of technology in an organizational setting. The course will animate discussion of the relationship between innovation and strategic planning, fostering creativity and innovation in an organization, and issues in implementing innovative ideas within organizational structures. Text, readings, short case studies, and guest speakers are used as presentational media. Term project required.

MKT 600: Strategic Marketing Management MGT 500 3 English / French
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This course examines today business environment and the strategic decisions facing top management in marketing policy making. Emphasis is placed on reviewing and applying through text and cases key concepts in formulating and implementing company marketing plans such as: opportunity analysis, market segmentation and targeting, product and service strategy, marketing channel strategy, pricing and communication.

MKT 610: Advanced Consumer Behavior MKT 600 3 English
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The course is intended to provide graduate level students with a managerial understanding of consumer behavior. It presents comprehensive description of the various concepts and theories that have been determined useful for understanding consumer behavior, leading to the development of the ability to apply consumer behavior knowledge to social and regulatory issues as well as business and personal issues.

MKT 620: Retail Management MKT 600 3 English
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This course presents to students a current and comprehensive view of retail management. It provides a strategic, decision-making approach that illustrates how retailers must plan for, and adapt to, today's changing and complex retail environment.

MKT 630: Gestion de la Relation Client MKT 600 3 English
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Ce cours offre une synthèse des concepts les plus récents en matière de fidélisation client, de stratégies relationnelles et de datamining et prend soin d'en présenter les dimensions opérationnelles. Il permet donc aux étudiants une lecture analytique et opérationnelle de la gestion de la relation client ou CRM.

MKT 640: Advanced Marketing Research MKT 600 3 English
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Marketing research helps companies stay competitive and avoid the high costs associated with making poor decisions based on unsound information. Advanced marketing research will help graduate students familiarize themselves with various modern techniques and concepts applied in marketing research and to understand their practical application in today's managerial decision making process.

PMG 600: Constitutional Law PMG 500 3 English / French
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The focus is on the Powers of government under the Constitution of Lebanon; Government role and authority (e.g., legislation, taxation and regulations); relations between ministries, Muhafazats and municipalities; limitations on governmental authority by virtue of the distribution of powers theory; rights of citizens; the nature of due process and the equal protection of the law for the citizen civil rights and freedoms.

PMG 610: Public Institutions and Control PMG 500 3 English / French
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Highlight the issues/problems government should address because of the individual and collective needs of the citizens e.g. social, economic, health, education, employment... Reforms may demand the creation of new programs, the modification of existing ones, or the termination of some current stagnant policies. The focus is on how to best serve the citizens by effectively identifying the problems, formulating solutions, selecting the proper implementation's means and critically evaluating the outcome.

PMG 620: Administrative Law PMG 500 3 English / French
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Administrative law is the study of the legal relationship of government agencies to the legislature, the courts, and private parties, the probing into the legislative, legal, and political aspects of government "regulating" in the public sector. It also examines the administrative process, rules and laws; political and social conflicts; inspections and investigations, administrative hearings, rules of evidence, presumptions, burden of proof, formal and informal actions, methods of obtaining justice.

PMG 630: Public Budgeting ACT 600 3 English / French
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The ability of public officials to manage budgets, distribute resources and predict costs is crucial to a community's well-being. This course gives students a solid basis in the concepts, terminology and techniques in the art and science of public sector budgeting and financial administration. Students will research, analyze various approaches to public budgeting and revenue planning evaluate fiscal activities in governmental units, while gaining "hands-on" budget preparation and presentation experience as well as understanding growth rate, inflation and forecasting techniques.

PMG 640: Program Implementation and Evaluation PMG 500 3 English / French
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The focus is on policy implementation and evaluation of success/failure. The emphasis will be exclusively on strategies for successful implementation of policy solutions, and on mechanisms for evaluating program success. Methods and models are studied from a variety of perspectives especially the cost-benefit analysis. It highlights how government agencies are being challenged to reinvent, deregulate or regulate, privatize, create value through performance tests and measures through modern evaluation and measuring techniques.

PMG 670: Seminar in Public Management PMG 600 3 English / French
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This course provides students the ability to ethically, politically, legally and socially, systematically evaluate controversial public policy issues: accomplishments and costs. Topics include involving the private sector, the analysis of environmental policy, health care, social welfare, consumers 'rights, security, economic planning, regulatory agencies,, humanitarian crises, and collective responsibility; setting up strategies as it considers the pervasive interaction between government and all aspects of public and private regulations and applications.

QMB 500: Statistics for Business and Economics 3 English / French
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Statistical analyses are used by business, government, and media to educate, persuade, and sometimes deceive. This course familiarizes graduate business students with basic statistical thinking and reasoning, and provides them with fundamental methods of Statistics. It also introduces the use of Quantitative Methods in solving Business decision-making problems; such as Linear Programming and Sensitivity Analysis, Operations Research applications, and graph Theory

QMB 600: Business Models for Decision Making QMB 500 3 English / French
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This course depicts the use of mathematical tools for aiding managerial decision-making in the corporate and public sectors. It introduces the students to a number of quantitative models proven to be effective in solving managerial problems. Several quantitative techniques are reviewed, on Excel or LINDO, and practiced with problems and short cases from the text; these techniques employ, among others, Dynamic Programming and Markov Chain, Queuing Theory, Inventory Control, and Game Theory.

QMB 602: Business Research Methods QMB 500 3 English / French
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This course introduces students to methods of research that will be of use in subsequent courses and careers. It ensures that students acquire some practical research skills, helps students understand the principles of research, and enables students to link the research process with theories of their specialist areas, with particular attention given to when various methods are appropriate and how to analyze results; the emphasis will be on computerized analysis methods using SPSS.

QMB 610: Financial Econometrics QMB 500 3 English  
SCM 610 : Logistique et Supply Chain Management MKT 600 3 English / French
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Ce cours permet de dresser un état des lieux des enjeux et des évolutions de la logistique et du Supply Chain Management,  qu'il s'agisse des logistiques industrielles ou des logistiques de distribution : délocalisation, externalisation, spécialisation des unités de production, post et pré-manufacturing, prise en compte du développement durable, évolution des stratégies commerciales des distributeurs...Il propose ainsi aux étudiants des solutions à mettre en œuvre sur le marché professionnel.

SCM 620: Packaging and Warehousing QMB 500 3 English / French
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This course introduces the principals of packaging and warehousing management and discusses their importance to logistics. It emphasizes on packaging concept and components, packaging standardization, laws and environmental issues. It also includes palletization and containerization. Furthermore, it covers the organization and operations of warehouses and distribution center focusing on equipment handling, employee safety, hardware and software operations, bar codes, organizational effectiveness, continuous replenishment, and thirds party logistics providers.

SCM 630: Transportation and Distribution SCM 610 3 English / French
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This course aims to develop two main topics :( 1) the nature of transport and (2) current problems, issues, and trends as well as legal issues in transport at a variety of geographical scales and across several modes. It emphasizes the knowledge, skills and insight needed to manage imports and exports in a company to achieve its strategic objectives. Topics include: Import – Export policy, international trade; documentations, procedures and practices; customs; Incoterms; tariffs and duties.
Student will be able to define and implement routing and scheduling; shipment planning, vehicle loading; transportation management and information systems requirements.

SCM 640: Purchasing and Procurement MKT 600 3 English / French
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This course is designed to develop skills, knowledge and an advanced understanding of the principles and practice of Procurement and Contract Management. The main topics such as negotiation techniques, supplier evaluation and selection, price determination, purchasing ethics… will be on the role and function of purchasing in the Logistics Management Process.