USEK Continuing Learning Center (UCLC)

Ongoing Courses

Budgeting and Cost Control for Businesses

This course introduces the core principles of cost control and management accounting functions. It covers a range of central concepts, such as job costing and activity-based costing (ABC). The course trains learners on how to use costing to make informed management decisions, learn how to perform a cost-volume-profit (CVP) analysis, and compile a budget for a business in keeping with its strategic plans and objectives.

Instructor: Elie Akoury, PhD
Start date: February 14, 2023
End date: March 16, 2023
Schedule: Tuesdays and Thursdays | 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Duration: 15 hours Delivery mode: On campus
Course fees: 130 USD

Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the course, learners will be able to:
  • identify the principal factors required to produce a successful business case.
  • develop budgeting and financial skills required for better decision-making.
  • determine sources of financial and business data to support the budgeting process.
  • acquire new techniques and methodologies to simulate typical business scenarios.

Quantitative Methods for Business Analytics

This course provides a variety of in-demand skills in business analytics from a quantitative standpoint. It goes thoroughly through the statistical concepts underlying market returns, the probability concepts underlying portfolio risk, the probability distributions behind asset pricing, sampling and estimation, and hypothesis testing.

Instructor: Adel Al Alam, PhD
Start date: March 1, 2023
End date: June 7, 2023
Schedule: Wednesdays | 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Duration: 45 hours
Delivery mode: On campus
Course fees: 450 USD

Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the course, learners will be able to:
  • calculate and interpret the coefficient of variation and the Sharpe ratio.
  • explain skewness and the meaning of a positively or negatively skewed return distribution.
  • compare the use of arithmetic and geometric means when analyzing investment returns.
  • calculate and interpret the expected value, variance, and standard deviation of a random variable and of returns on a portfolio.
  • construct a binomial tree to describe stock price movement.
  • define shortfall risk, calculate the safety-first ratio, and select an optimal portfolio using Roy’s safety-first criterion.
  • calculate and interpret a continuously compounded rate of return given a specific holding period return.

Primavera P6 Professional Fundamentals

This course delivers advanced skills in Primavera P6, which is the industry standard software used to plan and schedule engineering projects. The course involves creating a project, analyzing and planning its components, inputting, and linking activities, resource management, earned value management, and project updating.

Instructor: Mr. Hrayr Danageuzian
Start date: February 2, 2023 / February 16, 2023
End date: February 27, 2023 / March 13, 2023
Schedule: Mondays and Thursdays| 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Duration: 15 hours
Delivery mode: On campus
Course fees: 200 USD

Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the course, learners will be able to:
  • create a WBS for activities.
  • identify the relationship between activities by predecessors and successors.
  • understand the cost of each activity and produce histograms and S-curves.
  • schedule and update the project based on actual progress.
  • integrate between P6 and Microsoft Excel.

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