Course Description

COMP 201 Computer Applications (2,2;3 cr.)

The course introduces the student to the microcomputer application packages which are available in the market and are needed by the student in his/her course of study. The main software applications that will be covered are the Microsoft Office products such as Word for word processing, Excel for designing and use of spreadsheet, and PowerPoint for presentation design.

ENG 201 Academic English (3,0;3 cr.)

The course develops students’ communication skills that are needed in an academic context. Students are offered instruction and training in analytical reading and writing of expository and argumentative texts and essays, as well as in note-making, especially summarizing and outlining from readings.

MATH 201 Math for Business (3,0;3 cr.)

This course is designed to introduce the student to the math models used in the business field. The mathematical models give the student depth in understanding the scientific management issues and decision-making process.

MGT 201 Principles of Management (3,0;3 cr.)

The course is meant to provide an overview of the field of management. The topics to be covered in the course are designed around the key functions of management, planning, organizing, leading and controlling. The course also focuses on the development of management thought, the managerial decision-making process, business ethics and social responsibility.

ARAB 201 Introduction to Arabic Language (3,0;3 cr.)

The course aims to provide students with the necessary knowledge of Arabic, and motivates them to appreciate the different writing styles. Students should acquire grammatical skills and learn the theoretical expressions of the language. The focus is on developing the students’ oral and written skills.

PDS 201 Personal Development Skills (0,1;1 cr.)

This course will provide an introduction to the essentials of effective informative public speaking. It will help students develop credibility as speakers by gaining basic competence in the preparation and delivery of spoken reports or other informative presentations. Moreover, it will introduce the student to research methods in business administration. Research techniques, research design, sampling, data gathering and questionnaire development are covered.

ENG 202 Advanced Academic English (3,0;3 cr.)

The course is designed to provide rigorous training in reading comprehension, synthesis, critiquing, and research skills. The course encourages advanced independent research as well as writing and discussion, and facilitates students’ self-expression. Prerequisite: ENG 201

STAT 201 Statistical Data Analysis (3,0;3 cr.)

This course is designed to introduce the student to the various statistical methods frequently used in business area of study. Subjects taught are: frequency distribution, descriptive measures, simple-regression, correlation and probability.

ACC 201 Principles of Accounting (3,0;3 cr.)

The course reveals the accounting process, journal entries, posting, adjusting entries, trial balance and financial statements. The whole accounting cycle is introduced in the course, in addition to inventories and fixed assets treatment.

MRK 201 Principles of Marketing (3,0;3 cr.)

This course provides an introduction to the marketing process, functions, institutions and channels involved in the distribution of goods and services from producers to consumers. Buying motives, marketing practices, strategies and policies and integration of marketing with other activities of the business enterprise are also explored in detail. Prerequisite: MGT 201

PSY 201 Psychology (3,0;3 cr.)

The course is tailored to assist students in understanding the modern theories in the business field. Students will study the history of psychology, the biological and perceptual process, learning, cognition, emotions, motivation & human personality.

FIN 201 Principles of Finance (3,0;3 cr.)

This is an introductory course in finance. The course discusses in detail the basic terms commonly used in finance. The course includes types of financial assets and their creation, time value of money, sources of finance, long-term and short-term financing. Prerequisite: ACC 101

ENG 210 Business Communication (3,0;3 cr.)

This course is a form of empowerment. It can offer students at least three possibilities for making a difference, by persuading people to do something they feel is right, by informing people about things they don’t know, and by entertaining people and making them feel happy and good about themselves. It enables students to communicate spontaneously and naturally in both spoken and written language. Prerequisite: ENG 202

ECO 201 Microeconomics (3,0;3 cr.)

This course is designed to introduce the student to the basic economic concepts, such as supply and demand, various types of markets, distribution of income and wealth and public choice.

BIS 401 Business Information Systems (2,2;3 cr.)

The course will give an overview of computers and information processing, management, system concepts, data processing and automation, fundamentals of any system and its design, and the development and implementation process.

Prerequisite: COMP 201

CS 201 Cultural Studies I (The Civilizations and Cultures of the Ancient World) (3,0;3 cr.)

The theme of this course is myths and ancient beliefs, and the

The theme of this course is myths and ancient beliefs, and the cultural impact of ancient Egyptian, Mesopotamian, Phoenician, Greek, Christian and other civilizations.

SOC 201 Basics of Sociology (3,0;3 cr.)

The course aims at introducing basic sociological theories of human behavior to students, self & personality. The course provides an overview of the historical development of sociology and the relationship between sociology & other social sciences.

ECO 202 Macroeconomics (3,0;3 cr.)

This course is designed to introduce basic economic concepts related to aggregate economic relationships such as national income, aggregate supply and aggregate demand, unemployment and inflation. It also discusses the main components of aggregate expenditure and the determination of an equilibrium level of income. Prerequisite: ECO 201

BUSL 301 Business Law (3,0;3 cr.)

The aim of this course is to review basic legal principles and sources of contract law, and the background of law and legal theory as it relates to government contracts. The course will highlight the contract terms, modifications, termination, remedies and interpretation of contract language.

MGT 302 International Business (3,0;3 cr.)

The course looks at the objectives and motives of multinational companies, and at cross-cultural issues and their impact on business issues. It shows the international business dimensions, international trade, foreign direct investments, tariffs & free trade. Prerequisite: MGT 101

MGT 303 Human Resources Management (3,0;3 cr.)

The aim of this course is to expose the student to the role of human resources in organization and the need for proactive development of human resources. The focus will be on job analysis, job design, human resources recruitment policies, selection development and training, compensations and safety issues. Prerequisite: PSY 101, MGT 101

ACC 402 Accounting Systems (3,0;3 cr.)

This course is concerned with the accounting models, hypotheses and concepts that together form the foundation for various accounting practices. The course will also highlight the development of the accounting systems and the accounting standards. Prerequisite: ACC 101

ITC 218 Businesses Computing Applications (2,2;3 cr.)

This course introduces the student to common computer programs and their place in our daily life. Special emphasis is placed on tools used in business modeling and software development. Prerequisite: COMP 201

POM 401 Production Operation Management (3,0;3 cr.)

The course will cover the principles of production and operations management as they relate to both manufacturing and services operation. The focus will be on forecasting, production planning, decision making process and future trends in production and operation management. Prerequisite: MGT 201

ADV 401 Advertising and Promotions (3,0;3 cr.)

The course is designed to introduce the student to the promotional mix, i.e., advertising, sales promotion and personal selling; in addition to the terminology, concepts and theories underlying promotion management.

ACC 403 Financial Accounting (3,0;3 cr.)

The course will introduce the student to the theory and standards related to the measurement and reporting of liabilities and owners’ equity. Other topics will be asset evaluation, revenue recognition, gain & loss recognition, and their impact on income measurement and financial position. Prerequisite: ACC 101

FIN 402 Money and Banking (3,0;3 cr.)

This course is designed to give the student some concepts on money and its role, the circulation of money in the economy, the banks’ role, the central bank role in creating money, public expenditures and revenue. Prerequisite: ECO 201

FIN 403 Corporate Finance (3,0;3 cr.)

The course will introduce the student to the forms in business, short term financing, sources of finance, planning and control, budgeting, capital expenditure and financial statements analysis. Prerequisite: FIN 201

FEAS 406 Feasibility Study (3,0;3 cr.)

The course will introduce the student to the concept of the feasibility study, how to prepare the feasibility study, analyze markets, analyze financial data, and investment decisions. Prerequisite: FIN 403

MGT 405 Organizational Behavior (3,0;3 cr.)

The course surveys the background and development of organization behavior, and examines major conceptual models in the field. The course covers personality, perception, motivation, leadership, the role of conflict, stress and other behavioral theories. Prerequisite: PSY 101

MGT 406 Management Policy and Strategy (3,0;3 cr.)

The course examines conceptual and analytical issues and decision-making techniques associated with the basic management functions. The major focus of the course will be on the activities of top level management. The student will learn how to formulate the mission statement, objectives of the corporation, strategies under uncertainty, and environment analysis and assessment. Prerequisite: MGT 201

FIN 404 Banking Organization Management (3,0;3 cr.)

The course exposes the student to the bank’s structure, organization and its functional departments. It also focuses on the products the bank is offering to the customers, bank facilities, and the bank’s role in the development of the economy. Prerequisite: MGT 201

FIN 405 Fundamentals of Investment (3,0;3 cr.)

The course will introduce the student to the various types of investments, stock exchanges in the world, types of risk, risk and return, trading securities, and the concept of derivatives and options. Prerequisite: FIN 201

MRK 405 Marketing Research (3,0;3 cr.)

The course is designed to introduce the student to advertising theory and its impact on the business field. The topics will focus on different types of advertisement and styles in business. Design and customer messages, its characteristics, advantages and disadvantages of advertisement and ethical related issues will be covered. Prerequisite: MRK 201

MGT 407 Program Management (3,0;3 cr.)

This course discusses managing the system life cycle, system and database integration issues, network and client-server management, managing expectations, cost-effectiveness analysis, reporting and presentation techniques.

ACC 405 Management Accounting (3,0;3 cr.)

This course introduces the student to managerial accounting in industrial and services organizations. The focus will be on cost volume price analysis, the ABC approach, capital budgeting decisions, inventory management and profitability and cost management. Prerequisite: ACC 404

ACC 404 Tax Accounting (3,0;3 cr.)

The course will introduce the students to the Lebanese tax accounting system and train them on how to use the tax various forms set by the finance ministry. The course will be taught in Arabic language.

ACC 406 Auditing and Control (3,0;3 cr.)

The course will encompass accounting theory and its application, legal aspects, managerial issues, environmental factor and computer processing. The course is designed to introduce basic concepts and standards to students. Concentration is mainly on auditing standards, principles, ethics, principles and procedures used by external auditors in conducting financial audit. Prerequisite: ACC 402

SEM 401 Senior Seminar (3,0;3 cr.)

The course is designed to encourage students to tackle more advanced studies in the area of special interest to them, especially in the area of their major of study. The course will be conducted in the form of workshops or seminars. The topics will be related to various business majors.

MRK 404 E-Commerce (3,0;3 cr.)

The course reveals the fast growing economic system of electronic commerce. It will describe the use of computers networks to buy and sell products, information and services. It will also discuss electronic payment systems, transaction security, legal, ethical and societal issues.

MRK 403 Distribution and Product Management (3,0;3 cr.)

The course will help the student to understand the nature of distribution channels and marketing institutions, and it will also enhance the student’s ability to analyze and design a channel system. The course will focus on institutions, which are involved in making goods and services and their management. Prerequisite: MRK 402

MRK 402 Sales Analysis (3,0;3 cr.)

The course objective is to introduce the student to the tactics of sales analysis in a quantitative approach, which enables the student to understand the process of sales analysis, its methods and sales management. It also shows the environmental constraints on sales and how managers deal with it.

Prerequisite: MRK 201

MGT 404 Industrial Relations (3,0;3 cr.)

The course takes the student to the industrial environment, and focuses on the importance of human relations and behavior to the organization. The course will tackle the power and influence of labor unions in the industry and their negotiating power in promoting their interests. It also discusses recruitment and the selection of labor for various industries, job safety issues and applied policies. Prerequisite: MGT 303

MGT 408 Total Quality Management (3,0;3 cr.)

This course introduces the student to the approach of quality, its standards and the various ISO levels in management. It reveals to the student the modern approach in managing business and how to apply quality standards to various activities in management. Prerequisite: MGT 201

ECO 203 Economic Thought & Function (3,0;3 cr.)

The course deals with the basic economic thought and its function; determination of the national income, economic activities, economic cycle and its related issue (inflation, recession, unemployment) and economic growth problems.

ECOM 408 Monetary Economics (3,0;3 cr.)

This course focuses on the effect of incomes, prices, interest rates, on trade and capital of flows, and capital mobility on macroeconomic policies. Prerequisite: ECO 201

FIN 405 Public Finance (3,0;3 cr.)

This course shows the role of government in attaining an efficient allocation of resources and equitable distribution of national income. Prerequisite: FIN 201

FIN 402 Money and Banking (3,0;3 cr.)

This course covers principles of money in terms of its basic functions; demand, supply and monetary policy also the banks as financial intermediaries and its role in the economic development.

INTL 301 International Trade (3,0;3 cr.)

This course deals with the impact of international trade on aggregate national gains from trade. What are the consequences of international trade in goods and services?

ECOA 305 Economic Analysis: (Econometrics) (3,0;3 cr.)

Quantitative methods in economics as a tool for economic analysis: probability, sampling, descriptive statistics estimation and hypothesis testing, and regression analysis are discussed.

ECOD 407 Economics of Development (3,0;3 cr.)

It deals with the issues of economic development, growth theories, trade and development, agriculture, technology, education, health and financial problems.

Prerequisite: ECO 201

ECOL 304 Economics of Labor Market (3,0;3 cr.)

Use of microeconomic analysis to the demand for labor supply, labor supply, issues of wages. Importance of investment in human capital, unemployment issues, discrimination and labor unions, and government intervention in labor markets.

ECOM 409 Managerial Economics (3,0;3 cr.)

This course is designed to acquaint students with the economics of managerial decision making, emphasizes the application of economic theory; how an organization can achieve its objectives efficiently, by using the tools of economics. Prerequisite: ECO 201

ECOI 410 International Economics (3,0;3 cr.)

It is an introduction to international trade theory and practice analysis of trade patterns and national policies affecting trade.

ECOC 411 Comparative Economic System (3,0;3 cr.)

It deals with economic problems related to adopted economic system, emphasis on social and interrelatedness of economic & non economic activities. Prerequisite: ECO 201 & ECO 202

ECOT 412 Selected Topics in Economics (3,0;3 cr.)

Study of special topics not offered in other departmental courses.

PROB 402 Programming II (3,0;3 cr.)

This is a continuation of Programming I.

PROB 401 Introduction to Programming (3,0;3 cr.)

It equips students with the required skills to identify and classify data, define required input and output, pseudo code, algorithm and structured logic for problem solving.

SYSB 401 System Analysis & Design (3,0;3 cr.)

It gets students acquainted with the various phases of system development; provides them with analysis tools, how to define user requirements and system documentation standards.

SYSB 402 System Implementation (3,0;3 cr.)

This is a hands on course where the students have to implement what they have designed in the System Analysis & Design course by using a particular programming language.

Prerequisite: SYSB 401

DATB 401 Business Data Structure (3,0;3 cr.)

It helps the students in understanding the algorithms; data types such as arrays, stacks, queries, linked lists, trees, and the like.

NETB 401 Foundation of Networking (3,0;3 cr.)

It introduces the students to the concepts of networking, network configuration, protocols, network administration, & network security.

DACB 401 Data Communication (3,0;3 cr.)

It introduces the students to the basic function of data communication and provides knowledge of file, transfer, access and management in addition to the operation of communication, seven layers.

DBB 401 Data Base & Design Application (3,0;3 cr.)

It provides the students with the required knowledge to design data base system and implementing it by using RDBMS model, the DBMS security & protection. Prerequisite: PROB 401

OPSB 401 Operating Systems (3,0;3 cr.)

It aims to expose the students to different types of operating systems I/O systems, drivers and spooling, file management, and security, in addition to memory management and process scheduling.

HTM 202 Introduction to Hospitality Sales Management (3,0;3 cr.)

The course is a comprehensive overview of the lodging, restaurant, institutional food service, and convention businesses. The course will examine the Industry’s socio-economic impacts, scope, organization, career opportunities and requirements for success. The student will gain experience in the basic managerial functions and how they relate to the hospitality industry.

HTM 312 Food Production (3,0;3 cr.)

The course is an introduction to food production techniques and management. The course is designed to familiarize students with commercial food preparation principles and practices. Management concepts applied to menu planning, writing, and quantity food production planning.

HTM 205 Introduction to Travel & Tourism (3,0;3 cr.)

This course is an overview of tourism and travel as a global industry. It leads to a solid understanding of its growth, characteristics, operations, impact, destinations development, travel modes, tourism planning and marketing.

HTM 215 Rooms Division Management (3,0;3 cr.)

The course acquaints students with the operations and procedures involved in managing the front office area of a lodging operation. Functions covered include: reservation systems and operation, guests reception, cashiering, guest accounting andincome control, uniform service, as well as housekeeping operations & management. Prerequisite: HTM 202.

HTM 316 Hotel Operation (3,0;3 cr.)

This course introduces student to the various types of hotels and the different operations performed in them in addition to an overview of the principles and procedures of what occurs in all the departments of each type. Prerequisite: HTM 202

HTM 314 Hospitality Management Acc (3,0;3 cr.)

The application of Principles of Accounting to the hospitality industry, accounting practices in use, financial statements, special purpose journals and ledgers. And use of accounting information in making managerial decisions. Prerequisite: Principles of Accounting.

HTM 313 Human Resources Management in the Hospitality Industry (3,0;3 cr.)

This course deals with techniques and philosophies of human resources management as applied to the specific environments within the hospitality management techniques, exposure will focus on the HRM activities in integration with human behavior. Prerequisite: HTM 202, HTM 205.

HTM 318 Housekeeping Management (3,0;3 cr.)

This course focuses on the planning and organization of various housekeeping tasks. The tasks performed by a housekeeping department are critical to the smooth daily operation of any hotel.

HTM 320 Restaurant Development and Operations (3,0;3 cr.)

Students systematically plan and develop a restaurant from concept to operations. The course includes concept analysis, feasibility study, food and beverage menus development, technical and architectural planning, coding, pricing and marketing, and project assignments. Prerequisite: HTM 312

HTM 339 Economic Impact of Tourism (3,0;3 cr.)

This is a study of the Economic Impact of developing countries. Topics covered include: patterns of economic change, cause and effect on the tourism segment, population problems; obstacles to development; role of industry, and inequality of income distribution. Prerequisite: Principle: ECO 201

HTM 369 Reservation and Ticketing (3,0;3 cr.)

This course deals with selling travel arrangements directly to clients. Besides business or leisure travel, Cities and countries codes and Abbreviations, season rates, and special offers.

HTM 377 The Business of Airlines & Airport (3,0;3 cr.)

This course introduces the students to various types of airplanes, Airports, and the different operation performed in them in addition to an overview of the principles and procedures of what occurs in all the departments of each type.

HTM 390 Resort & Casino Management (3,0;3 cr.)

This course is designed to introduce students to the development of resort and gaming, the internal and external environment, marketing strategies, and social, cultural, and economic issues of resort and casino business. Sites visit are used to supplement class reading. Prerequisite: HTM 312

HTM 381 Special Topics on Flight Attendant (3,0;3 cr.)

This course introduces the basic principles of the flight attendant services, and teaches students how these principles can be adapted to the hospitality industry. Special emphasis will be placed on demand, factor conditions, and nature of competition in various segments of the service industry.

HTM 310 Introduction to Convention Management (3,0;3 cr.)

This course introduces the student to the basics of convention and the management of groups.it also explains the difference between conference and convention such as planning, organizing, and meeting planners, transportation and all other related activities of groups, making profits and the relation between convention manager and concerned departments.

HTM 237 Hospitality and Tourism Marketing (3,0;3 cr.)

This is ann introduction to the concept, principles and practices of contemporary marketing as they apply to the specialized needs of the hospitality industry. Subject covered are marketing concepts and environment, segmentation and positioning, consumer behavior and marketing mixed strategies.

HTM 325 Domestic Travel and Tourism (3,0;3 cr.)

The course provides a complete description and geography of domestic tourism from the view-point of the traveler and the travel/tourism entrepreneur. Students will gain experience in issues of local travel and tourism. Field trips and projects are part of this course. Prerequisite: HTM 205

HTM 327 Tourism Development (3,0;3 cr.)

The course deals with concept, analysis, feasibility study, technical and architectural planning, pricing, financial, marketing and operational administration within the framework of interdepartmental optimization and the world of business and technology.

HTM 250 Ecotourism (3,0;3 cr.)

The objective of this course is to provide the students with basic knowledge of ecotourism, considered the fastest growing sector in the tourism industry worldwide during the last fifteen years. Ecotourism involves a broad spectrum activities related to nature.

HTM 252 Geography for the Travel Professionals (3,0;3 cr.)

This course is a study of world tourism destinations and the natural, cultural, historical, environmental, religious, and/or personal reasons that make them attractive to the international traveler.

HTM 254 Tourism and Travel Agencies (3,0;3 cr.)

This course looks at the trend, operation, and management practices of travel agencies and tour operators. Emphasis is on computerized reservation and accounting system, tour development, and inter-relationships with other components of the travel industry. Prerequisite: HTM 205.

HTM 255 Archeology and Tourism (3,0;3 cr.)

This course is an introduction to the history, methods, and theory within modern archaeology, including discussion of the data collection, analysis, dating techniques, and interpretation. The course discusses current data and hypotheses concerning the evolution of culture in geographic areas around the region. Prerequisite: HTM 205

HTM 340 Food Sanitation and Safety (3.0; 3 cr. )

This course deals with sanitation in food service operations and the handling of food. Emphasis is placed on problems, procedures, maintenance, safety training, regulatory requirements, food service, sanitation certification, and public health.

HTM 256 Travel Agency Management (3.0; 3 cr.)

This course deals with the trends, operation, and management practices of travel agencies and tour operators. It emphasis is on computerized reservation and accounting systems, tour development, and inter-relationships with other components of the travel industry. Field trips and actual projects will supplement classroom discussion. Prerequisite: HTM 254.

HTM 224 Front Office Operations (3.0; 3 cr.)

The course acquaints the student with the operations and procedures involved in managing the guest services area of a lodging operation. Functions covered deal with the guest cycle from reservations through checkout including the night audit and their interaction with other operations. It also emphasizes the importance of guest service. Service often separates a great hotel experience from an average one. Prerequisite: HTM 205.

HTM 417 International Travel & Tourism (3.0; 3 cr.)

This is a complete description and geography of international travel, notably current trends and cultural behavior, popular destinations, and international tourism organizations as well as major travel transportation modes and routs. In addition to a comparative approach and evaluation of national and international destinations organizations, management and marketing.

HTM 459 Hospitality Strategic Management and Business policy (3.0; 3 cr.)

This capstone course in hospitality and tourism features the integration of business theories and practices into strategic decision making. Focus is on external and internal analysis for business opportunities, quality assurance and sustainable competitive advantage. The course is heavily case-oriented to bring forward realism, and develop critical thinking and decision making ability.

HTM 410 Seminars in Hospitality and Tourism Management (3.0; 3 cr.)

Individual and group studies of a hospitality and tourism business in an area of special interest. It is an in-depth dissection of the managerial functions of the business concern. Findings and decisions are reported and discussed in class.

FAM 458 Flight Attendant Policies (3.0; 3 cr.)

This course aims at emphasizing on the rules and regulations through the development of key airline success factors and how to apply them. The student is introduced to Airline policies, agreements, contemporary issues, service specification and distribution that are necessary to formulate integrated and effective plans.

HTM 371 International Hotel Management (3.0); 3 cr.

This course introduces new dimensions in hotel management while dealing on a global scale. It provides students with the technique of international procedures. Topics include differentiated marketing and conformity with local laws.

Prerequisite: HTM 205 and HTM 224

HTM 460 Supervision for Hospitality Operation (3.0); 3cr.

Hospitality Supervision is designed to explain the principles of supervision as they apply specifically to the hospitality industry. This course will help supervisors to deal with higher management levels, guests, and government agencies. In addition this course has a number of unique features designed to meet the immediate, as well as long-term, career goals of hospitality supervisors.

FAM 210 Introduction to Flight Attendant Industry (3,0;3 cr.)

Throughout the world of civilization, people have looked at birds flying in the sky and wished that they, too, could fly. The invention of the airline has turned this dream into reality for more than 450 million airline passengers each year. This course is an introduction to the concept, principles, and the basic elements of the flight attendant process and the basic theories.

FAM 270 Flight Attendant Operations (3,0;3 cr.)

This course introduces the student to the various types of airplanes and the different operations performed in them in addition to an overview of the principles and procedures of what occurs in all the sections of each type.

FAM 310 Airline Regulation (3,0;3 cr.)

The course acquaints the student with the operations and procedures, rules, and regulations involved, and how to implement them properly.

FAM 330 Safety and Security for Airlines & Airport (3,0;3 cr.)

The member of this department must master the fine art of balancing guest relations with safety and security on the ground and on air. Emphasis is placed on problems, procedures, maintenance, safety training, and public health.

FAM 331 Special topics on flight Attendant (3,0;3 cr.)

An overview and analysis of current developments, trends and challenges in flight attendant, information in the world travel guide, duty free and travel internal and international. This is a seminar and study course.

FAM 340 Destination Development and Tourism (3,0;3 cr.)

Planning developing or expanding travel and tourism destinations. Market feasibility study, land development, role of government and sustainability are key features of this course. Case studies and project course where students prepare the development and management of a tourist plan for a specific destination.

FAM 350 Seminars, Meeting, Exhibitions, and Events Management (3,0;3 cr.)

Introduction to the environment and characteristics of the meetings, conventions and exhibitions segments of the hospitality industry. Emphasis is on managerial decisions involved in targeting, planning, organizing, selling and servicing. Applied case analysis and field projects.

HTM 341 Purchasing in the hospitality Industry (3,0;3 cr.)

A comprehensive exposure to quantity purchasing for hotel facilities, restaurants, and institutions. Methods, procedures and policies for effective purchasing of food, commodities, supplies, and equipment are stressed. Prerequisite: HTM 312.

HTM 339 Economic Impact of Tourism (3,0;3 cr.)

A study of the Economic Impact of developing countries. Topic covered include: patterns of economic change, cause and effect on tourism segment, population problems; obstacles to development; role of industry, and inequality of income distribution. Prerequisite: ECO 201.

HTM 369 Reservation and Ticketing (3,0;3 cr.)

This course deals with sell travel arrangements directly to clients. Besides business or leisure travel, cities and countries codes and abbreviations, season rate, and special offers.

HTM 377 The Business of Airlines & Airport (3,0;3 cr.)

This course introduces the students to various types of airlines, airports, and the different operation performed in them in addition to an overview of the principles and procedures of what occurs in all the departments of each type.

HTM 314 Hospitality Management Accounting (3,0;3 cr.)

The application of Principles of Accounting to the hospitality industry, accounting practices in use, financial statements, special purpose journals and leaders. And use of accounting information in making managerial decisions.

Prerequisite: Principles: ACC 201.

ISES 401 Islamic Economic System (3credit hours)

The course will include theoretical background of Islamic Economic System, concept of Riba (usury), alternatives available to replace Riba-based transactions, trading ethics in Islam, and Islamic contract principles.

ISBO 401 Islamic Banking Operation (3credit hours)

The course will reveal the “Sharia” approach for Islamic banking transactions and products which are not based on the western banking approach of interest.

ISFN 404 Islamic Finance (3credit hours)

The course will include the theoretical concept of finance in Islam and the non-usury pragmatic approach used during the Islamic State era. This is in addition to the type of financial products used to finance various corporations.

ISIV 402 Islamic Investment (3credit hours)

The course will indicate the feasibility of Islamic financial markets, use of Islamic financial instruments such as shares, bonds and treasury bills. The ability of the Islamic economic system to have its own stock of exchange where all the financial instruments could be traded.

HTM 315 Sales Management (3,0;3cr.)

The course introduces the student to the sales techniques and tactics, which enable the student to understand the process of sales analysis.