Faculty of Business and Commercial Sciences

George Washington University School of Business

Programs for Success: Beyond Geopolitical Boundaries
The George Washington University School of Business is proud to participate in a new partnership with an outstanding institution: The Holy Spirit University of Kaslik (USEK) in Jounieh, Lebanon. USEK is not only a regional star at the intersection of East and West, but it is a world-class school. These joint certificate programs are the cornerstone of a growing collaboration that intertwines the values and academic expertise of both institutions. It will offer programming across several business disciplines.

Outstanding scholars, academics and practitioners among the GW School of Business (GWSB) faculty will lead and teach the program. They understand that international trade and an increasingly complex global economy demand business leaders who can operate beyond geopolitical boundaries and the constraints of provincial management training.

There is no better vehicle to prepare for the challenges of the fast-changing marketplace than these customized certificate programs. They are designed to provide the tools that executives need to successfully lead at a time of worldwide economic change.

Business leaders navigate a world marked by increasing innovation and collaboration. Our pioneering alliance with USEK acknowledges those challenges, building on the strengths of both academic institutions. Through the delivery of these courses at USEK, GW introduces a cutting-edge curriculum focused on ethics, globalization and social responsibility. The certificate programs provide the knowledge and skills that executives need to contribute to the economy and to society in unique and inspiring ways, regardless whether they work in a corporate, government, nonprofit or entrepreneurial arena.

Join us and position yourself at the center of powerful conversations and in a forum for positive change. This is exactly where you want to be.

Doug Guthrie
Professor of Management
Professor of International Business
The George Washington University School of Business
The George Washington University School of Business at a Glance
The George Washington University School of Business (GWSB), based in Washington, D.C., is embedded within the International Community – offering customized programs through collaborations with leading institutions across the globe. The School strives to provide students with the most thorough, dynamic and academically rigorous management education available anywhere. GWSB is consistently recognized worldwide by leading ranking institutions for its reputation for scholarly research, teaching excellence and innovative curriculum. With its keen focus on ethical leadership, globalization and social responsibility, the School, equips students with the knowledge and skills they need, in order to best provide meaningful guidance to businesses, non-profit organizations and governments. It prepares its graduates to be Global Citizens, operating in today’s borderless economies. The School’s highly ranked International Business curriculum, customized programs, diverse student body, engaged alumni and worldwide network of academic partnerships, are gradually changing the global face of business education. The GW School of Business is a catalyst for dialogue, as thoughtful business leaders engage with policy shapers across the globe. The depth and scope of its academic offerings, joined by the outstanding scholarship of its Faculty, provide rich opportunities for students in the School’s undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs.
Certificates for Developing Promising Careers
Reinventing the way people do business today is a must in an increasingly competitive and innovative world. As a leading Business School in the region, our Faculty has taken upon itself the mission of initiating its education seekers and trainees to defy ever-intensifying challenges. Meeting those challenges and achieving a common goal, when it comes to enhancing growth and development, invariably requires enhanced competences and qualifications. In this relentlessly changing environment, USEK Business Faculty constantly seeks to consolidate mutually beneficial partnerships with renowned institutions, in an attempt to promote an evolution of knowledge and methodology, and, thus, meet the needs of an increasingly demanding market.

It is in this context that the George Washington University Certificates in “Leadership, “Strategic Management”, “Finance” and “Hospital Management”, among other disciplines, will be delivered, by USEK, to Executives and Top Management from all industries. In other words, these intensive and well-researched, short, flexible programs are conceived to allow managers to consolidate their knowledge and expertise.

Executives will benefit from a high-level team of GWU professors, attuned to the business field, who will strive to share their knowledge via a wide range of teaching methods and a diversified learning approach. These experts, who are active and highly qualified researchers, will help develop the skills of our trainees and also facilitate the emergence of successful qualities, which exist within us all.

With GWU training, participants are given all the necessary tools that will improve their already promising careers.
A passion for teaching and a passion for learning are both at the core of this unique partnership; a partnership, which is specifically constructed to enhance and improve the level of performance, both academically and professionally.

Nehme Azoury
Professor of Strategic Management
Professor of Corporate Governance
The Holy Spirit University of Kaslik - Faculty of Business
About the Certificates
As part of this collaboration USEK and GW will be delivering, a series of, Business Certificates.

Each Certificate encompasses three intensive seminars, all delivered in English; three delivered by GW Professors and the fourth by a Lebanese Professor.

Each course has been meticulously structured and designed in order to accommodate the busy schedule of today’s business people. No course content has been compromised and the duration of each workshop is twenty-one hours, divided over three consecutive days, on the basis of one seminar every per month.

After completing these workshops the candidates will receive a “Certificate of Completion” in a specific topic, which is jointly signed by The Georges Washington University School of Business (GWU) and the Holy Spirit University of Kaslik (USEK).

For further information, contact 09 600 800/858/844/806


“During the USEK/GW Strategic Thinking and Performance Improvement Seminar, I couldn’t help noticing (who wouldn’t) that The instructors/ Doctors were extremely committed, and the course delivery and the methodology used were astonishing, the different approaches were straight to the point and definitely met the seminar’s objectives. The interactions and networking were amazing, the real-time scenarios and personal cases exchanged were priceless, the combination of personal interactions and course content along with the deliverables were streamlined in a way, that for me, every aspect was covered”
Hassib KAI, Executive Partner at Moore Stephens.

“Taking the Strategic Thinking and Performance Management course has enlightened me for a life time. Applying what I learned in this course made me realize how blinded I was to some business behaviors in our organization that we had gotten used to and that had negative effects on the organization.
The atmosphere was so great and very comfortable especially the interaction between the attendees of the program. The methodologies used, were astonishing, the discussions and energetic interactions among such a varied group of members impressed me a lot. The candidates were extremely professional and friendly people. I really gained great knowledge from their experience in the business world.

Hassan Alame, PhD, CFO at Alame Group.

“When you realize that learning is a continuous process you admit that you still need to educate and update yourself armed with the will to develop new skills relevant to today’s business climate, and refine the ones you already acquired as one grows in career and fulfills objectives.”
Marc Haddad, Finance Director at Levant VivaKi – part of Publicis Groupe.

“I rate the program with an A+. Being so close to home and having access to a high level academic course with world class professors is not easy to find in the area. The seminar pushed me to “walk the talk” and practice the values I preach. Authenticity will give a high level of credibility, which is crucial for a leader to be supported by the team.”

Karim Frem, Plant Manager at Unipaq Tissue Mill Division – part of Indevco Group. 

4th Round of Participants – Certificate in Strategic Thinking & Performance Management
1. Mr. Joseph Daccache, Managing Director, Sayfco
2. Honorary Consel Patrick Abi Nahed, Homorary Counsel / Owner of Amin Group
3. Mr. Abdallah Fakhredine, Business Development Manager, Schneider Electric
4. Mr. John Fawaz, Regional Director, Debbane Agriculture Holding
5. Mr. Tony Karam, Airport Operation Manager, Etihad Airways
6. Mrs. Sana Moukaddem, Senior Marketing Director, Perla
7. Mr. Ramzi Ibrahim, Executive Manager - Corporate Support Division, Nesma
8. Mr. Mark J Alderson, Executive Manager - Nesma Catering Division, Nesma
9. Mr. Marwan Chiha, Executive Manager - Construction Division, Nesma
10. Mr. Ahmad Makke, Group Executive Director, Khalil Fattal et Fils
11. Mrs. Frida Farah, General Manager, Breakfast & Co

3rd round of Participants – Certificate in Strategic Thinking & Performance Management
1. Dr. Ranwa Sawaya, Chairman of Intermed, Chairman of Middle East Kennel Club, Chairman of Aquamarina II Complex;
2. Mr. Hassib Kay, Executive Partner at Moore Stephens;
3. Mr. Henri Tabet, Chief Administration Officer, CAO at Bank of Beirut;
4. Mr. Rabih Yaghi, Head of the HR Department at Bank of Beirut;
5. Mr. Dany Drakebly, Corporate Business Development Manager at Arabia Insurance;
6. Mr. Samer El Gharib, Head of Promotion Department at MTV;
7. Dr. Hasan Alame, Chief Financial Officer at Alame Group;
8. Mrs. Carine Khalil, Executive Online Researcher at INDEVCO Group.

2nd Round of Participants:
1. Mrs. May Arida, Managing director of Mind the Gap Advertising Agency
2. Mr. Serge Ayanian, General Manager of Ayanian Group SAL
3. Mr. Donald Batal, CEO of Ministry of food / Classic Burger
4. Mr. Karim Bassil, Regional Logistics Manager & Commercial Manager of TNT, Skynet, Net Logistics
5. Mr. Danny Hanna, Relationship Manager at First National Bank – FNB
6. Mr. Wassim Khoury, Head of Branch Solutions Department at Bank of Beirut
7. Mr. Fahim Mirza, Head of Middle Market Banking Department at Bank of Beirut
8. Mr. Hovig Nigoghossian, Artist - Interior Designer; works as Freelancer in Lebanon and the MENA region
9. Mr. Rany Sader, Managing Partner - IP Specialist at Sader Law
10. Mrs. Dona Turk, Ambassador / Coach at The Lebanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs

1st Round of Participants:
1. Mr. Georges Awad, Head of Retail & Branches Division at Bank of Beirut
2. Mr. Karim Frem, Plant Manager at Unipaq Tissue Mill Division – part of Indevco Group
3. Dr. Ranwa Sawaya Hasbani, Chairman of Intermed, Chairman of Middle East Kennel Club, Chairman of Aquamarina II Complex
4. Mr. Marc Haddad, Finance Director Levant VivaKi – part of Publicis Groupe
5. Mr. Eddy Khoury, Head of Corporate Banking Department at Bank of Beirut
6. Mr. Fady Karam, General Manager of Karam Design
7. Mr. Jeff Abou Hamad, Claim Department Manager at CAPE Insurance
8. Dr. Walid Slaiby, General Manager of BELVA Trading and Professor at USEK

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