Master of Business Administration – Human Resource Management | Antonine University


Master of Business Administration – Human Resource Management

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  • 36Credits
  • 2Duration of the program
  • $130Price
Official Name of the Program Master of Business Administration – Human Resource Management
Official Degree Level Master in Business Administration – Human Resource Management
Campuses Availability Hadat–Baabda; Nabi Ayla–Zahlé; Mejdlaya–Zgharta

Program Objectives

The goal of the Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Human Resource Management is to provide a learning experience that can be transformed into tangible everyday practice in developing human resources (HR). It is vital that learners understand how to apply effective management techniques in HR to achieve business success, such as introducing labor law and its framework and effectively managing employee compensation and benefits. This program gives students the knowledge and skills they need to help organizations effectively manage their human capital and build their capabilities, as they will learn how to constructively search for, recruit, retain, and develop people while also fostering team spirit, productivity, and loyalty. Students who successfully complete this degree program will be prepared to lead human resource departments in an increasingly diverse and international workplace. They will learn how to assist organizations in inspiring and leading their workforce, in addition to developing their career paths in a way that is compatible with their abilities, skills, needs, personal drives, and future aspirations. The emphasis will be on practical applications, case studies, and engaging simulations integrating active forms of applied learning.


Students eligible for this program are those who have successfully completed their undergraduate academic program in Business Administration (i.e. holders of a Bachelor’s degree) and wish to pursue their graduate studies in one of the concentrations offered in the framework of this advanced Master’s degree program.

Teaching Methods

The teaching methods of the different modules and courses at the Antonine School of Business (ASB) are based on a curricular perspective, mainly targeting knowledge building as well as competency and skill development. The teaching methodologies give precedence to the course content and are not restricted to a specific and sole teaching pattern, notwithstanding the adoption of a learning environment promoting a social constructivist approach.

The faculty members are keen on the process of transmission and acquisition of the course contents. Moreover, the knowledge construction process systematically takes precedence over all other aspects. The epistemological position of instructors takes into account the diverse economic and social backgrounds of learners. In this perspective, the construction of learners' knowledge again takes precedence over other types of teaching and learning methodologies.

Evaluation Process

The assessment system of the course modules at the ASB allows students to progress at their own pace without disregarding, at the same time, the overall learning progress of the group of learners in the same pedagogical structure. The assessment modalities are centered around 3 main categories: diagnostic, formative, and summative. The learning assessment is mainly carried out via written tests conducted continuously throughout the academic semester. The partial examination gives the students the opportunity to redefine their progress and adjust their academic performance according to the results obtained.

Courses include projects and research work prepared individually or in groups. Oral presentation and communication skills come to the fore very often and take precedence over other assessment modalities in a number of practical teaching units.

The evaluation process ends with the summative assessment, where students take the final examination for each subject at the end of each academic semester.

Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs)

Upon completion of the Master of Business Administration – Human Resource Management concentration, graduates will be able to:

  • select strategic decisions for business development;
  • elaborate strategic plans for enterprises, organizations, and firms;
  • recognize the impact of organizational culture on business performance;
  • conduct research based on qualitative and quantitative techniques;
  • analyze methods and techniques for developing human capital;
  • develop policies and procedures for improving strategic and organizational performance.
Job Prospects

The jobs targeted by this program comprise the following management responsibilities and functions:

  • human capital build-up related functions (motivation, leadership, etc.);
  • talent search and recruitment;
  • compensation and benefits (including salary scale, rewards and benefits, etc.);
  • training and development;
  • career plans and people promotion;
  • management consultancy in human capital.

Program Structure

Common Courses

Code Course Credits
ECON 202-EC00 Advanced Microeconomics and Quantitative Techniques
Advanced Microeconomics and Quantitative Techniques
ECON 202-EC00
3 Credits

The objective of this course is to examine the behavior of individuals (consumers and producers) in different market structures: pure competition market, monopoly, oligopoly, and monopolistic competition. It studies as well the case of externalities and explains how firms in a perfectly competitive market behave differently in the short run and the long run. It shows the different price discrimination policies applied by monopoly and the public policies that can limit the inefficiency of the monopolistic market. In this course, students will study the different strategies that oligopolistic firms undertake to maximize their profit and have a discussion on how externalities can make competitive markets inefficient. The course relies on classroom discussion, participation, case analysis, and problem-solving.

MGMT 202-EC00 Decision Making for Business and Strategic Choices
Decision Making for Business and Strategic Choices
MGMT 202-EC00
3 Credits

This course is designed to help business students understand some of the greatest challenges that organizations face today – the effective and efficient methods for implementing strategies in organizations. It is imperative that students understand what strategic management deals with, in order to help them understand management strategies that will fit organizational goals. They will also be able to understand and use various organizational principles.

MRCH 201-EC00 Research Methods in Business
Research Methods in Business
MRCH 201-EC00
3 Credits

This course introduces Business students to a clear, complete, and systematic scientific research approach from a methodological and epistemological point of view. It explains how to formulate a research question and how to build and elaborate on the theoretical framework of the project. Also, it discusses the main methodologies of data collection and the different techniques for analyzing the results. Finally, it introduces the student to the best techniques for structuring and communicating the results of the research.

ECON 203-EC00 Advanced Macroeconomics
Advanced Macroeconomics
ECON 203-EC00
3 Credits

The objective of this course is to enable students to deepen their knowledge and understanding of the empirical and theoretical issues involved in analyzing the economic situation. The advanced concepts of macroeconomic theory will be presented in this course, especially those related to an open economy and the differences that the economic policy can have between the short run and the long run. The aggregate demand, IS-LM model, Mundell-Fleming model with exchange rate regimes, aggregate supply, and short-run tradeoff between inflation and unemployment will be discussed in details in this course.

ECON 201-EC00 Legal Environment and Tax Regulations
Legal Environment and Tax Regulations
ECON 201-EC00
3 Credits

The course provides a solid background in Lebanese commercial law, civil law, code of civil procedures, labor law, and taxation law. Topics include the courts' system, contracts, property sales, commercial instruments, partnerships, corporations, commercial representation, franchise contracts, banking operations, labor law, and social security provisions. The course also covers the main rules governing the Lebanese income tax legislation.

MGMT 213-EC00 Organizational Change and Global Strategy
Organizational Change and Global Strategy
MGMT 213-EC00
3 Credits

This course will explore key theoretical models in change and shift management. It will take a closer look at change management and the need to understand the important aspects of dealing with change. This course will give students a global outlook on management practices and strategies, preparing them to work both locally and internationally. Today's organizations are facing challenges in shifting from traditional management practices to modern management systems at both the local and international levels.

Major Courses

Code Course Credits
MGMT 222-EC00 Interpersonal Communication and ESI
Interpersonal Communication and ESI
MGMT 222-EC00
3 Credits

This course focuses on interpersonal communication and emotional and social intelligence (ESI) theories in relation to understanding, developing communication, and EI in the workplace. It highlights methods that are used to create positive and productive worksite conditions and support individual employee success.

MGMT 221-EC00 Rewards and Benefits Design
Rewards and Benefits Design
MGMT 221-EC00
3 Credits

This course examines the compensation and benefits functions within the organizational structure and ways they impact the management function. Topics include job analysis, surveys, wage scales, incentives, benefits, HRIS systems, and pay delivery administration. Students design a compensation and benefits program as a course outcome. Employee benefits program design, development, and planning remain among the most complex tasks HR managers face.

MGMT 223-EC00 Contemporary Challenges in HRM
Contemporary Challenges in HRM
MGMT 223-EC00
3 Credits

This course will cover important topics in current issues within Human Resource Management (HRM). Students will focus on employee relations, labour law (Lebanese law and comparisons with other countries), employee engagement and ethics, HRM technology, workplace bullying, and talent management. It will also cover important topics such as employee involvement, work-life balance, and downsizing.

MGMT 220-EC00 Industrial and Organizational Psychology
Industrial and Organizational Psychology
MGMT 220-EC00
3 Credits

This course will introduce students to the major concepts of industrial and organizational psychology. Industrial and organizational psychology is the application of psychological research and theory to human interaction (both with other humans and human factors, or machines and computers) in the workplace.
Organizational psychologists help institutions hire, manage, develop, support employees, and align employee efforts with business needs. Their work contributes to outcomes such as better talent to achieve the strategic goals of the organization, reduced turnover, increased productivity, and improved employee engagement.

Senior Project

Code Course Credits
MGMT 501-EM10 Senior Project