Programs for Incoming Students

COURSE OFFERINGS

Below is a tentative list of courses offered during the Fall Semester, 2021*. 

For more information and/or for the course syllabi, contact the Office of International Academic Affairs:

The course aims to strengthen the analytical and interpersonal skills of students for successful negotiations. The course emphasizes intercultural encounters and is based on a series of simulations taught used by leading universities in the world. Through role-play, students will become familiar with the basic concepts and principles of negotiation and will refine their understanding of the impact of culture in negotiations.

This course provides an overview of the Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) framework and how it supports a company’s overall risk management. It examines each component in detail and provides insight into how they converge to impact a company and its stakeholders. The course also discusses how to look at corporate pressures & stakeholder expectations and their impact on risk identification and business success. 

This course aims to introduce students to the challenges that startup founders and managers experience when facing the tasks of defining and explaining their innovative ideas and the ways they intend to monetize them. The course will focus on the Lean Canvas Model – an actionable and entrepreneur-focused business plan, that deals with problems, solutions, key metrics, and competitive advantages. Different aspects of the Lean Canvas Model will guide us through the most relevant challenges. Working in groups, the students will implement their newly acquired knowledge using an existing (or imaginary) innovative idea and create a Lean Canvas Model for it.

The goal of the course: To prepare students to function successfully in the global fields of online, broadcast, and print journalism, politics, political communications, and strategic consulting. In the global world, these are fields that enable work anywhere around the world. This course provides the added value of being based in Israel, where the news never stops and students can gain experience reporting from the Middle East, where politics is always perplexing and the world is always watching.


Course description: Students will perfect the skills necessary for success in each field to help them prepare for careers as media and political professionals. Assignments will give them hands-on opportunities to immediately apply those skills and receive an evaluation that will help them succeed in the future. In journalism, students will cover actual news events in Israel, conduct journalistic interviews, and file online, broadcast, and print reports. Students will be taught political strategy with the help of successful guest lecturers who have worked with world leaders across the globe and then compose their political campaign strategy for an international politician. These skills will be taught via in-class exercises, which can be conducted in-person or online, in reading assignments, and the students’ professional presentations.

This course aims to provide the students with the concepts, methods, and tools surrounding technology-based innovation. The course equips the students with relevant knowledge and experience on how to conduct an innovation process starting with identifying and exploring a problem, brainstorming for a relevant solution based on modern technologies, and developing the solution concept.
The course begins by providing a deep overview of modern and emerging technologies – Big Data, AI (Artificial Intelligence), ML (Machine Learning), DL (Deep Learning), VR (Virtual Reality), AR (Augmented Reality), MR (Mixed Reality), among others. This overview will combine knowledge and understating together with active discussions on various issues related to the adoption, implementation, and assimilation as well as the economic and social implications of these technologies. Throughout the course, students will explore the design thinking innovation process to solve real-world problems and the steps of creative problem-solving practice. The course utilizes academic articles, case studies, success and failure stories, videos, discussions, and teamwork as the main pedagogical tools to present and analyze content.

The world we live in is now unquestionably a true global village with globally accepted standards of best practices and the language of communication is English. In this course, students will learn and practice basic business communication tools so that they can engage in the summary and report writing of ideas discussed with guest lecturers. Students will be exposed to guest presentations, and persuasive arguments of business cases affecting all organizations on three levels – Macro, Micro, and internal. Students are encouraged to take advantage of the “safe class environment” to deal and experiment with real-life challenges of communicating concepts, insights, and strategies of business within the global arena.

Basic knowledge of Finance and Economics is required. This course aims to provide the students with basic tools for understanding the finance theory of real business corporates while presenting and testing other tools for financial management in times of uncertainty. The 1st part will include basic knowledge and understanding of the terminology and calculations, such as: calculating the value of bonds, inflation, value and time, etc. The 2nd part will revolve around investment theories with the following topics: Criteria for choosing the correct investment, building cash flows, and picking attractive investments.

International new ventures (INVs) are businesses that operate at an international level in terms of resources as well as marketing and sales from the beginning of their existence. Many of such companies are technology-based start-ups although examples of INVs also exist in other industries. During this seminar, students will develop an understanding of these new ventures, how they are established, how they grow and mature, and how they compete in an international environment. Throughout the semester we will address various topics related to strategies of INVs and we will use the case study method to help you apply various models and theories discussed throughout the course.

Processes of globalization are closely related to uncertainty. Globalization is a relatively new phenomenon that is creating business processes and ways of life that we have not experienced in previous generations. Therefore, these processes create uncertainty. In this course, we will address various aspects of globalization and how they are related to uncertainty. The goal of this course is to create a better understanding of globalization processes that take place continually and how they are managed in various countries and cultures. Therefore, the course can be relevant for graduate students of various academic backgrounds.

*The academic authorities at COLMAN reserve the right to cancel, alter or add courses. A final list of courses for international students will be published two weeks before the start of the semester.   

SHORT TERM PROGRAMS

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Business Entrepreneurship: From Ideation to Actualization

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Creative Thinking: A Workshop for Entrepreneurs

INDEPENDENT STUDY TRACK

International students interested in an independent study program for thesis research or hands-on practicum can visit COLMAN on a cater-made track. This could be for a short visit of just 2 weeks and up to a semester. Students on this track will work with relevant faculty with expertise in their area of focus and have access to all facilities available to full time students. For a list of departments and research faculty, see this link.

The cost of this track depends on the needs of the student and duration of stay. Contact the Office of International Academic Affairs for more information.  

Resources for Olim (New Immigrants)

COLMAN offers a variety of options for Olim (new immigrants) enrolled in degree programs to ease their transition into a Hebrew learning environment and integration into Israeli society.

A locally grounded and internationally minded center for language education and support. Olim can take advantage of the tutorial hours offered in English and peer to peer learning programs matching Hebrew and English speakers to help them through a Hebrew curriculum. In addition, the center offers students the chance to improve their professional communication skills, including public speaking, presenting, reading, writing and a practical toolbox of professional development.
To promote both an international culture and mindset, the International Academic Affairs Office creates and leads the “Buddy System.” A student-to-student program aimed to create bonds between its Israeli and international students. The buddy system helps to promote friendship, better support of coursework, behavioral and social needs, and fosters a greater sense of belonging and a more inclusive school community
In addition to the academic consultation of each school at COLMAN, olim work with an academic consultant from the International Academic Affairs Unit who accompanies them to all initial meetings with the administration to ensure an easy transition and to help guide them through the academic requirements and degree program options in their school of choice. Together, the academic consultant reviews with the student the level of Hebrew required and incorporation of supplementary English courses that the student can take to ease the transition into a mostly Hebrew learning environment.
The Career Advisory Center serves as the focal point of COLMAN’s commitment to students’ career development, providing students with quality training and tools necessary to find meaningful work opportunities. The Center is proud to provide a unique track for Olim that is designed to help guide, direct and support Olim find jobs and opportunities unique to Olim.
COLMAN celebrates a wide range collaboration with many universities around the world. Olim have the opportunity to take part and join both incoming and outgoing students as representatives of COLMAN both within and outside of Israel.
Undergraduate and graduate students may find independent opportunities on campus to pursue their scholarly interests. The COLMAN Independent Study Track Program is an enrollment option for confirmed visiting research or independent study students as well as students joining COLMAN as part of an exchange agreement and looking for a more comprehensive campus experience.

For more information on the support offered to Olim Chadashim at COLMAN and tailor programs, contact Shimon Packer, Manager of Programs, International Academic Affairs Unit.

ShimonPa@hdq.colman.ac.il