American University of Beirut

Essentials of Business Certificate


The objective of this program is to provide learning opportunities in selected aspects of business with emphasis on modern developments. Some may consider enrolling in individual courses to continue their professional development and will be given attestations of completed courses.​

Course Description

  • CACT 101 Principles of Accounting I

This course introduces students to principles of recording transactions, the preparation of financial statements, and completion of the accounting cycle.

  • CMKT 101 Principles of Marketing

This course is an overview of the scope of the marketing function and the environment affecting marketing managers. Topics covered include the marketing environment and planning and developing of the marketing mix. 

  • CECN 101 Introduction to Economics

This course is a survey of economic principles that includes national income accounting and analysis, monetary and fiscal policies, and demand and supply analysis. 

  • CMGT 101 Principles of Management 

This course focuses on the functions of management: planning, organizing, staffing, directing, and control. 

  • CECN 301 Money and Banking

This course focuses on management of commercial banks, the structure of commercial banking, management of bank funds and the role of money in the economy. 

  • CFIN 101 Principles of Finance

This course is an introduction to the field of financial management, including the institutional framework of finance, the role of finance in the business firm, financial analysis, planning and control, working capital management, cash budgeting, and elements of capital budgeting. ​​

To submit your full registration, ​​send all filled required documents to or pass by CEC Office. ​​​​​​

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