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School of Business

Welcome to the School of Business (SOB)

A Message from the Dean of the School of Business

It is a pleasure to share with you the things that make our School the right place to receive an unrivaled business education. Our school embraces the core values of teaching, research, and service in all of our endeavors.

LIU School of Business has five departments and offers Bachelor's and graduate degrees in Business Administration. Our enrollment has steadily increased over the last years, and the school is currently at its highest enrollment since its inception. Students participate in the varied university activities available on campus. Our faculty are devoted to high-quality instruction in a caring environment and interested in encouraging and supporting intellectual development, and enhancement of wisdom, character, and leadership among our students.

At LIU School of Business, we are committed to developing values-centered business leaders for contemporary business practice through education that is entrepreneurial in spirit, ethical in focus, and global in orientation. Our focus on leadership, grounded in such core values as integrity, stewardship, courage, and compassion, has been an integral part of our growth and guides us today as one of the largest graduate business schools.

The course of study is designed to prepare students to serve effectively in the various business domains, and to provide a foundation that will enable them to assume higher levels of responsibility as they gain experience and demonstrate ability. The School of Business prepares students in the fundamentals of business and provides an excellent steppingstone to a specialized business degree program. Earning your Bachelor's degree at LIU School of Business will challenge you, inspire you, and ultimately enable you to achieve your potential for personal and professional growth.

Most importantly, the loyalty of our community leaves a deep impression on everyone who learns about us. The “LIU School of Business” provides the platform that will support the continued success that will enable us to make a greater difference in the lives of our students and alumni. We invite you to join us as we continue to distinguish ourselves as one of the leading business schools in the region.

Nezar Alsamhi, PhD.
Dean of School of Business
Email: nezar.samhi@ye.liu.edu.lb


SOB Vision
To be a global leader in business education and research in building community
and knowledge-based economy.     

SOB Mission
To develop values-centered business leaders for contemporary business practice; contribute to the advancement of business knowledge and economic development through research; build effective partnership with local and global communities; and inspire the faculty to create a distinctive learning environment.


SOB Objectives
1. To add value in various business domains necessary for successful business careers.
2. To influence the future competitive environment in respect to industrial and global changes.
3. To enhance the awareness of the ethical, social, and environmental impact of professional actions.
4. To equip students with the techniques and modern management tools necessary for effective and efficient business practices.
5. To enhance communication, teamwork and leadership skills.
6. To maintain effective partnership with local and global communities.
7. To inspire the faculty to create distinctive learning and research environment.

Programs of Study

The School of Business offers programs leading to the degrees in all major areas listed below.

Program Type Program Title Credits
Undergraduate International Business Management 129
Undergraduate Accounting Information Systems 129
Undergraduate Management Information Systems 129
Undergraduate Banking & Finance 129
Undergraduate Marketing 129
Graduate MBA in Management 39
Graduate MBA in Accounting Information Systems 39

     Please click on the desired program.

International Business Management

Mission

To provide nationally and globally a competitive international business education program that prepares students to become international business leaders to compete in the rapidly expanding local andworldwide economy through using innovative teaching techniques and comprehensive academic courses.

Objectives

1. To provide students with strong foundation and implications in business disciplines.
2. To provide students with a complete understanding of the field of international business.
3. To develop students’ competencies in addressing different issues related to business research and development.
4. To equip students with an understanding of the role of technology in business.
5. To prepare students to function as entrepreneurs in the modern global business environment.
6. To prepare students to work with diverse environment and to become creative and responsible leaders in the global business arena.

Program Intended Learning Outcomes

Knowledge and Understanding
A1. Demonstrate a general knowledge of key business concepts.
A2. Describe the theoretical background underlying international business.
A3. Identify the ethical issues in management decision areas.
A4. Explain the key factors influencing the competitiveness of international business.

Intellectual Skills
B1. Employ the business knowledge to identify and analyze business problems in global contexts.
B2. Analyze national and global business information and use it in business actions.
B3. Distinguish the relationship between local and international businesses.
B4. Interpret a relevant international financial market and trade.

Professional and Practical Skills
C1. Discover international business opportunities and threats in emerging markets.
C2. Apply different business models in international business context.
C3. Use analytical and quantitative skills to analyze and formulate business decisions.
C4. Develop effective business strategies to ensure continuity and sustainability in multicultural markets.

General and Transferable Skills
D1. Demonstrate team-building and intercultural communication skills.
D2. Exercise initiatives and take personal responsibility for one’s own work in different environments.

Accounting Information Systems

Mission

To pursue excellence in preparing our students for professional careers in accounting information systems through equipping them with knowledge and skills in accounting, information systems, and auditing.

Objectives

1.To provide students with strong foundation in business disciplines.
2.To prepare highly qualified accountant, to work in local and international markets.
3.To enhance the awareness of the ethical impact of accounting and auditing professional actions.
4.To maintain sustainable excellence in the field of accounting education.
5.To equip our students with the ability to understand and use most updated technology in the field of business.
6.To develop students’ communication and critical thinking skills.

Program Intended Learning Outcomes

Knowledge and Understanding
A1. Demonstrate a general knowledge of key business concepts.
A2. Attain a level of understanding and application related to accounting information systems.
A3. Recognize the role of ethics in accounting and business practices.
A4. Acquire core competencies in auditing.
A6. Develop deep understanding of how to communicate with all stakeholders.

Intellectual Skills
B1. Tackle and solve ethical problems in accounting.
B2. Interpret, compare, and evaluate company annual reports.
B3. Make ethical and professional judgments in accounting and auditing.

Professional and Practical Skills
C1. Measure, analyze, validate and communicate financial information.
C2. Apply the core concepts in accounting.
C3. Prepare and produce financial statements according to the international standards.
C4. Apply managerial accounting principles and provide core performance financial indicators.
C5. Use financial information to develop key performance indicators.
C6. Use current business technologies and accounting softwares.
C7. Use analytical and quantitative skills to analyze and formulate business decisions.

General and Transferable Skills
D1. Develop skills on team working, logical approach in dealing with tasks.
D2. Develop effective written and oral communication skills.

Management Information Systems


Mission

To prepare business-oriented graduates who can contribute significantly in implementing information systems in business fields that assist in leading, organizing and achieving organizational goals.

Objectives

1.To provide students with strong foundation and implications in business disciplines.
2.To offer high-quality MIS educational programs.
3.To develop students envision, logical thinking, and analytic abilities.
4.To develop students innovative and creativity in designing, implementing and managing information systems solutions.
5.To demonstrate ethical behavior and sensitivity to the impact of management information systems on business and society.
6.To engage students in applied research and professional development.

Program Intended Learning Outcomes

Knowledge and Understanding
A1. Demonstrate a general knowledge of key business concepts and information systems.
A2. Recognize the role and importance of data management and business applications.
A3. Describe the IS challenges in the global market.

Intellectual Skills
B1. Analyze different types of information systems, and their contribution to business strategies.
B2. Evaluate current trends in knowledge management and their impact on businesses.
B3. Analyze information systems to achieve organizational objectives.
B4. Employ information systems to support decision making process.

Professional and Practical Skills
C1. Design and implement databases and data management tools.
C2. Use analytical and quantitative skills to analyze and formulate business decisions.
C3. Plan, design and implement computerized solutions and information systems.
C4. Apply business intelligence tools in specific application domains.
C5. Demonstrate the ability of using different IS frameworks.

General and Transferable Skills
D1. Employ IS to have a very effective communication.
D2. Demonstrate team-building and communication skills.

Banking & Finance

Mission

To pursue excellence in preparing our students for professional careers in financial management in an increasingly competitive global area through applied learning, research, and individual competitiveness to meet market needs through adopting global standards.

Objectives

1.To offer a high quality and distinction academic program capable to build strong research analytical skills.
2.To emphasize the importance of incorporating professional ethics in making business decisions.
3.To equip students with the techniques, skills, and modern management tools necessary for effective and efficient business practices.
4.To provide the tools necessary to make effective finance decisions.

Program Intended Learning Outcomes

Knowledge and Understanding
A1. Demonstrate a general knowledge of key business concepts.
A2. Perceive how changes in business environment impact global trends.
A3. Identify regional and multinational capital investment decision processes.

Intellectual Skills
B1. Analyze and predict financial markets movement and global trends.
B2. Evaluate corporate sources of funds and investment opportunities.
B3. Compare and analyze financial and investing decisions.
B4. Analyze current and emerging issues in financial markets.
B5. Differentiate the most important sources of risk and how to manage them.
B6. Analyze business problems from a financial perspective.

Professional and Practical Skills
C1. Measure, analyze, validate and communicate financial information.
C2. Apply the key functions of financial management to facilitate effective decision-making processes.
C3. Apply financial models to help and support decision making.
C4. Evaluate credit applications in financial institutions.
C5. Use analytical and quantitative skills to analyze and formulate business decisions.
C6. Use financial analytical tools to evaluate financial markets behavior.
C7. Make financial projections for corporations, projects and financial institutions.

General and Transferable Skills
D1. Develop skills on team working, manage financial projects, and proficiency in oral and written communication.

Marketing


Mission

To provide a competitive marketing education program that prepares students to become marketing leaders to compete in the rapidly expanding economy in the local and regional market through using innovative teaching and research techniques.

Objectives

1.To provide students with strong foundation and implications in marketing disciplines to understand the marketing environment and its variables.
2.To equip students with intellectual skills in analyzing consumer behavior and interpreting market conditions to exploit local, regional and international marketing opportunities.
3.To develop students’ competencies in addressing different issues related to marketing research using qualitative and quantitative approaches.
4.To provide students with practical capabilities to implement entrepreneurial skills in the rapid dynamic environment.
5.To enhance students’ understanding of the role of technology in marketing discipline.
6.To develop students’ self-skills through responsible and ethical practices in their profession.

Program Intended Learning Outcomes

Knowledge and Understanding
A1. Describe the theories and concepts in the field of business.
A2. Explain the marketing role in organizations and society.
A3. Identify the ethical issues in marketing decision areas.
A4. Discuss marketing mix elements in a way that lead to the achievement of competitive advantage.

Intellectual Skills
B1. Demonstrate critical thinking in applying marketing knowledge to current business cases.
B2. Analyze opportunities and threats as well as strengths and weaknesses within the organization's internal and external environment, which enables the design of effective marketing strategies.
B3. Evaluate consumer behavior patterns and decision-making factors in the industrial and consumer markets.

Professional and Practical Skills
C1. Employ the marketing knowledge to identify and analyze business problems.
C2. Apply key analytical frameworks and tools to develop effective marketing strategies to ensure continuity and sustainability in multicultural markets.
C3. Use the digital marketing techniques for achieving the goals of contemporary business organizations.
C4. Utilize applicable models and research related to consumer behavior and modern issues in marketing.
C5. Use analytical and quantitative skills to analyze and formulate marketing decisions.
C6. Manage marketing task according to professional and ethical standards and in consideration of social responsibilities initiatives.

General and Transferable Skills
D1. Demonstrate leadership competencies, communication skills and team work to accomplish marketing projects.
D2. Exercise initiatives and take personal responsibility for one’s own work in different environments.
D3. Use information technology applications in business practices.
D4. Build and maintain relationships.

MBA in Management


Mission

To provide quality business education aims to build future leaders through the creation of an interactive teaching and research environment, and competences development in a global business community.

Objectives

1.To offer essential specialized knowledge of business practices, intellectual thinking, and flexibility in making decisions.
2.To enhance cognitive and applied research capabilities in thinking and solving business problems.
3.To contribute in improving the level of business work by preparing highly skilled graduates to meet the community and market needs.
4.To build personal professional values necessary to conduct business and make decisions according to high ethical standards of business conduct.

Program Intended Learning Outcomes

Knowledge and Understanding
A1.Define business concepts, ethics, and social responsibility.

Intellectual Skills
B1. Analyze the problems and needs of local market.
B2. Identify sustainable solutions using comprehensive strategic analysis.

Professional and Practical Skills
C1.Use qualitative and quantitative scientific research models.
C2.Apply strategic and innovative approaches in making business decisions to create value in a challenging environment.
C3.Assess the influence of local and international environment on Yemeni’s markets.

General and Transferable Skills
D1.Demonstrate leadership skills, effective management, and the ability to identify business potentials.

MBA in Accounting Information Systems


Mission

To provide quality business education aims to build professional and managerial accountants through the creation of an interactive teaching and research environment, and competences development in a global business community.

Objectives

1.To offer essential specialized knowledge of accounting practices, intellectual thinking, and flexibility in making decisions.
2.To enhance cognitive and applied research capabilities in thinking and solving accounting problems.
3.To contribute in improving the level of accounting work by preparing highly skilled graduates to meet the community and market needs.
4.To build personal professional values necessary to conduct business and make decisions according to high ethical standards of business conduct.

Program Intended Learning Outcomes

Knowledge and Understanding
A1.Define business concepts, ethics, and social responsibility.

Intellectual Skills
B1.Interpret accounting and administrative information to assist in decision making.
B2.Analyze financial statements and information systems.

Professional and Practical Skills
C1.Use qualitative and quantitative scientific research models.
C2.Develop and manage accounting information systems in business organizations.
C3.Audit financial statements according to international auditing standards.

General and Transferable Skills
D1.Prepare useful reports and communicate effectively with related parties.



           

 

 

   
 

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