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Ms. Hala Farhat

Ms. Hala Farhat holds an MBA degree in Hotel and Food Administration from the University of Guelph, Canada, and a Bachelor’s degree in Hotel Management and Tourism from the Notre Dame University, Lebanon. Ms. Farhat has 20 years of teaching and lecturing experience at various universities in Lebanon. Ms. Farhat is a lecturer at Balamand University, Faculty of Business and Management. Prior to that, she was the academic coordinator and a lecturer at Sagesse University, Faculty of Hospitality Management with the academic certification of Ecole Hôtelière de Lausanne.  Ms. Farhat also taught at Notre Dame University (Lebanon) and American University of Technology (Lebanon). Ms. Farhat acquired during her work in the hospitality industry in Canada extensive practical experience in hotels and restaurants customer service, catering operations for events and business functions, staff organizing, and working with event planners and chefs. Ms. Farhat is a consultant for several food and beverage service operations.

Courses offered (1)

Enrolled Students (3)


  • Masters of Business Administration specializing in Hotel and Food Administration, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada.
  • Bachelor of Hotel Management and Tourism, Notre Dame University, Zouk Mosbeh, Lebanon

Teaching Experience

  • Lecturer – University of Balamand, Faculty of Business & Management, Lebanon


  • Lecturer – University of Balamand, Faculty of Business & Management, Lebanon
  • Consultant – Hospitality and Event Planning


  • Lecturer, University of Balamand, School of Tourism & Hotel Management, Lebanon
  • Academic Affairs Coordinator and Full Time Faculty, Sagesse University, Faculty of Hospitality Management with the Academic Certification of Ecole Hôtelière de Lausanne, Lebanon
  • Hospitality Management Coordinator and Full time faculty, American University of Technology, Lebanon.
  • Hospitality Services, Catering and Banqueting Department, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada



Introduction to Hospitality and Tourism

The course is a comprehensive overview of the world’s largest and fastest growing business called the tourism and hospitality industry. It prepares students to advance in their hospitality career by offering a foundation of knowledge about the tourism, lodging, restaurant, recreation, gaming and entertainment, and club and events businesses. In addition, this course introduces the students to the different topics related to the operational areas of the industry which they will be exposed to during their academic fulfillment.