In Brief

LAUers in the Top 10 Percentile

Sixty-five groups of students in the strategic management course at AKSOB made the top 10 percent worldwide out of 1,919 teams competing in the CAPSIM business simulation. Besides managing a simulated company from the R&D phase to production, marketing, HR and finance, the students were evaluated individually in the COMP-XM exam.

SAS Annual Awards Ceremony

The School of Arts and Sciences held its Annual Awards Ceremony on both campuses for Best Capstone/Senior Project, Best Discipline-Related Community/Volunteer Service, Highest GPA, Undergraduate Research and Recognition Award.

Enhanced Prospects for Civil Engineering Graduates

The UK-based Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) now recognizes the LAU civil engineering degree as “Fully satisfying the educational base for an Incorporated Engineer.” Graduates will no longer need to apply for an academic assessment to get an ICE professional qualification and will partially satisfy the educational requirements for a Chartered Engineer in the UK. 

Fashion Design Graduates Prepare for Play

Senior designers of the Fashion Design program are gearing up for the third annual graduate fashion show, this year themed Play. The highly anticipated show will feature numerous runway looks per designer and will take place at La Magnanerie, on June 20, 2019.

CMA Scholarship

Ten LAU finance and accounting students at AKSOB received the Certified Management Accountant scholarship offered by the Institute of Management Accounts. The CMA is a globally recognized certification program for management accounting and finance professionals. The two-part CMA exam covers critical business areas, including financial planning, analysis, control, and decision support.

BMW Group Beirut Hackathon 2019

The hackathon’s set-up was discussed at the kick-off meeting in the presence of representatives of the BMW Group Logistics team, Munich, Alfa GMS operator, Lebanon, and representatives of NVIDIA and Oracle Corporations via Skype. Attendees included professors and students from eight major Lebanese universities, MPs Nadim Gemayel and Nicolas Sehnaoui and managers of Bassoul-Heneine BMW Agency.

Developing a Business Plan

The Department of Management Studies at AKSOB launched a competition across all sections of the Developing a Business Plan course, giving students the opportunity to cultivate innovative ideas, expand their knowledge and develop their abilities. The groups also presented their business plans to jury members.

All About Safe Driving and E-Vehicles

LAU ASME Automotive Engineering Day attracted around 130 students from ASME Sections across Lebanon who took part in workshops by Adel Metni Foundation, Auto Shine Spa, Liban Energie, Michelin Tires, and EVBox, and got to virtually drive a car on Sin El Fil highway using the Civil Department’s vehicle driving simulator. Guest speakers were the executive vice president, and HR manager from FEV, France.

A Better Way to Run a Family Business

The Adnan Kassar School of Business’ Finance and Accounting Department hosted a talk by Dr. Tarek El Masri, during which the assistant professor of accounting presented his paper “Controlling the Family in Family Firms: The Role of Management Controls.” 

Health is Wealth

AKSOB’s Department of Economics hosted University of Ottawa Professor Paul Makdissi, who gave a lecture as part of the Economics Research Seminar Series. He presented his paper, which proposes methods to help researchers identify robust rankings of absolute socioeconomic health inequality comparisons.

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