Academy of Continuing Education

Legal and Societal

Municipal Administration and Finance Diploma


The Muhanna Foundation, in collaboration with ACE at LAU, launched The Municipal Administration and Finance Diploma Program (MAFD). This Diploma Program is the first of its kind in the Middle East. It works toward building capacity in various municipal institutions across Lebanon. Proper financial and administrative training along with key governance and strategic insight on municipal work contribute to the introduction of such modern financial administrative tools and provide ways to finance projects and programs. MAFD empowers municipalities to directly access capital markets.


Over 96 contact-hours, the Diploma Program is held once a week and is comprised of three modules, as follows: General and Legal Frameworks, Administration, and Finance.