Strategy & Entrepreneurship
MAN 1020 Managing in the Global Environment
This course focuses on the development of the skills and knowledge required for successful managerial performance in today's global environment. With an emphasis on self-assessment and application, this course provides an in-depth examination and practice of the core managerial competencies. Topics covered include problem solving, communication, empowerment and motivation, managing conflict, power and influence, and performance improvement. A major learning objective is to recognize the relationship between integrated functional business operations and competitive success factors as well as monitoring measurements of organizational performance. Effective managers of the 21st century must understand a wide range of technical and social inter-relationships to be successful in the global marketplace. Students will gain analytical and behavioral tools that will equip them to work in complex global work environments.
MAN 2110 Organizational Behavior
This course is directed toward the attainment of three interdependent objectives: 1) to develop an understanding of organization effectiveness as a key element of strategy implementation in complex organizations, 2) to understand how organizational planning, design, control, and human resource decisions are interdependent and critical to building and sustaining successful organizations, and 3) to develop a sensitivity to the "realities" of organizations in "real-world" situations. These include how decisions affect individuals in organizations and their consequent commitment to implementation efforts. Prerequisite: MAN 1020.
MAN 2370 Human Resources
Exploration of human resources management as a facilitator of the effective use of personnel to achieve corporate objectives. Covers the link between human resources management and strategic planning, employee recruitment, development, and impact of equal opportunity employment programs; human resources forecasting, training programs, performance evaluation, direct and indirect compensation, and comparable worth. Prerequisite: MAN 1020.
MAN 2380 Total Rewards
Provides an overview of the key components of a Total Rewards system. Employee compensation is explored form the perspectives of the society, key stakeholders, the organization, and the external environment. Focus of the course is to present a Total Rewards model that provides a structure for understanding total compensation systems. Prerequisite: MAN 1020.
MAN 2510 Turnaround Business Strategy
A turnaround situation refers to those companies whose financial performance indicates that the company will fail in the foreseeable future unless short-term corrective action is taken. Addresses key ingredients that characterize a successful turnaround, and describes what turnaround practitioners need to do to rescue a distressed company. Course content includes crisis stabilization, stakeholder management, strategic focus and more. Additionally it will describe how leadership is provided by turnaround practitioners throughout the turnaround process. Prerequisite: MAN 1020 or MAN 3780.
MAN 2621 Applied Research
Provides students with both research and managerial perspectives in the development and application of marketing research tools and procedures. It describes the development of research designs from problem formulation to analysis and submission of the research report. It also covers the analysis of techniques in marketing research, such as focus groups, experimental design, surveys, sampling, statistical analysis, and reporting. Cases are utilized in the development of methods and in specific areas of application. SPSS or an equivalent statistical software is used. Prerequisites: MAR 1001, MAN 1020, IDS 1131. Cross-listed with MAR 2621.
MAN 2711 Venture Capital, Financing & Investments
Past, current and future state of venture capital. Presents the fundamentals of entrepreneurship while maintaining a strong emphasis on the current state of affairs. Active participation by guest speakers who are prosperous entrepreneurs. Students gain information not found in any textbook to apply to the successful operation of their own businesses. Prerequisites: FIN 1001, MAN 1020. Cross-listed with FIN 2711.
MAN 2800H Entrepreneurial Leadership
... Prerequisite: MAN 1020.
MAN 2818 Hospitality and Tourism
This introductory course will present an overview of the structure and financial performance of the hospitality industry. The focus of the course will be on business strategy, marketing and operations - and how these disciplines are used to address customer needs in light of rapidly changing global, cultural and economic trends. Cross-listed with MAR 2818.
MAN 2828 Behavioral Economics
This course is an introduction to behavioral economics and its applications. The course will focus on the statistical analysis of experimental data using non-parametric techniques (no previous statistics coursework required), and the application of experimental methods to identify behavioral regularities related to risk preferences, the endowment effect, overconfidence, framing, probabilistic assessment and other areas of decision-making. Students are required to complete a final experimental design project, which will include motivating theory, novel research hypotheses, proposed analytics, and implementation details. Prerequisites: IDS 1131 or STAT 1021, and ECON 1010 or ECON 1031. Cross-listed with FIN 2828, MAR 2828.
MAN 2941 Sports Marketing Management
Provides an overview of sports marketing as a component of a fully integrated marketing communication strategy. Students study the history and contemporary application of sports marketing as a method to achieve goals. Addresses corporate, as well as sporting property use of sports marketing strategies to achieve business objectives. Examines strategies that address critical business constituencies, consumers, trade factors, employees, and the financial community. Also covered are sports marketing within the context of special sporting event sponsorships, professional sports teams as well as governing organizations, sports media (broadcast, print, and Internet), licensing, and hospitality. Prerequisites: MAR 1001, MAN 1020. Cross-listed with MAR 2941.
MAN 3015 Management and Leadership
Emphasis is on the development of interpersonal competencies to allow individuals to effectively work as managers or professionals in the rapidly changing, team-oriented, culturally diverse and technologically integrated global climate facing modern organizations. The course provides students the opportunity to understand the major leadership concepts, theories and models and the applicability of these theories, to understand the fundamental ways leadership is practiced in organizations, and to understand the unique dimensions of one’s own leadership style, strengths and weaknesses, and methods to improve. Prerequisite: MAN 1020.
MAN 3316 Social Entrepreneurship
Social entrepreneurship is a business field in which business and nonprofit leaders design, grow, and lead mission-driven enterprises. . Elements of: social science, business, law, management theory, knowledge from practice, and features of private and public entities will be discussed. Hybrid business models that serve both social needs and financial needs, and new tools for measuring social impact and change will be covered. Prerequisites: MAR 1001, MAN 1020.
MAN 3500 Fashion Fundamentals
Introduces the terminology and principles necessary to be successful in the fashion business through a dynamic lecture and workshop-based format. Students study fashion classifications, garment detail and construction, sources of fashion information, and the modern history of fashion. Students will learn the scope and global nature of the fashion business through the use of industry research, case studies and hands-on projects. Cross-listed with MAR 3500.
MAN 3501 Israeli Business Environment
Introduction to high tech, venture capital in Israel; overview of the Israeli economy, its accounting, business and tax laws, entrepreneurial environment, cultural issues; investing in Israeli start-ups; leading corporations in Israel; job market in Israel. Prerequisites: MAN 1020, MAR 1001. Cross-listed with MAR 3501.
MAN 3502 Creative and Innovative Product Development
A key element of successful business enterprise is good design. In the world of fashion, CoCo Chanel revolutionized the industry with her innovative design elements. Apple has become one of the world’s most admired companies because its corporate executives place a premium on beauty and functionality of product design. This course provides an understanding of the product design process and its importance in the business world. Students will learn how to develop the ability to think more creatively about marketplace challenges. This course is targeted to students who want to discover and improve upon their innovative and creative skills in the business environment. Prerequisite: MAR 1001 or MAN 1020 or MAR 3500. Cross-listed with MAR 3502.
MAN 3504 Systematic Inventive Thinking
In this course students will learn how to be innovative in the way they approach Business problems and challenges. This course will concentrate on a method that helps companies develop a culture and practice of innovation. Students learn skills for thinking and acting differently in an effective way. This leads to generating ideas that are both innovative and practical. Prerequisites: MAN 1020, MAR 1001. Cross-listed with MAR 3504.
MAN 3605 Cross Cultural Aspects of International Business
This course seeks to provide students with an understanding of the process of cross-cultural management and the challenges that they face while working internationally. Effective training and exposure to cultural differences around the world can help people learn to successfully manage the ever culturally diversified workforce domestically and overseas. Prerequisite: MAN 1020.
MAN 3720 Business Strategy (Capstone)
Defines and analyzes the formulation and implementation of corporate objectives and strategies; uses cases and/or computer simulations to develop policy skills. Prerequisites: MAN 1020, MAN 3780, MAN 2110.
MAN 3780 Principles of Entrepreneurship
New venture initiation and development; the practical approach to developing and implementing procedures and techniques for starting an enterprise. Class discussions based on readings and case studies.
MAN 3784H Venture Capital & Angel Financing
This course explores the fundamentals of angel and venture investing. From sourcing deals, opportunity evaluation, deal structure, follow on and exit, this course, taught by two industry veterans with broad pedigree and experience, shares practical, experiential, soft and hard skills of the start-up ecosystem. Prerequisites: FIN 1001, MAN 1020.
MAN 3788 Family Business Management
Owners of entrepreneurial and family businesses face unique issues. Special problems include integrating family members into the business, motivating and retaining non-family employees and business succession strategies. Viewed from a multi-disciplinary perspective that includes legal, tax and behavioral considerations, the course examines selection of business form, tax planning, financing and cash flow planning. Prerequisite: MAN 1020.
MAN 3790 Managing a Growing Business
Students will learn how to manage and enhance an existing growth business organization, while addressing topics such as: accounting, supply chain management, marketing, management & general business issues. This course provides the unique opportunity to work on real business problems and be part of a consulting team. At the end of the course, students should be able to develop a business plan and provide specific solutions to the business client. Students will hone their business leadership and technical proficiency via interactive lectures, operations exam and analysis, and critical thinking leading to recommendations, reports and presentations. Prerequisites: MAR 1001, MAN 1020, IDS 1020.
MAN 4001 Principles of Success
Students may appear different in look, interests and life trajectory, but they all share one similarity: their desire for success. They each choose certain courses, socialize with certain friends and make certain decisions, be it career, familial or spiritual, in pursuit of success. This course will recognize the role of spirituality in one’s pursuit of life success. Students will develop critical thinking and decision making skills; learn how to make a decision in a systematic way; develop effective written and oral communication skills; and understand how to achieve success in multiple areas of life, even if such areas appear mutually exclusive.
MAN 4002 Leadership in the Non-Profit World
This course explores issues of leadership, especially in the not-for-profit sector. Discussions will issues of management and leadership, including team building, vision, charisma, conflict of values, professional and board relations, and determining who the client is. The course will draw on a variety of historical, political, business and Torah sources to illustrate the commonalities and differences of leadership styles and how such styles effect different situations. Prerequisite: MAN 1020.
MAN 4931 Seminar- Contemporary Problems in Business
Today's business environment requires imaginative leadership to deal with the turbulent global marketplace. Top executives from leading multinational corporations present a general overview and discuss the corporate culture of their organizations, outline the competitive climate in their industries, and share their views of the ingredients needed to survive in today's rapidly changing economic environments. Prerequisite: MAN 1020 or MAR 1001.
MAN 4932 Leadership Seminar