Below is a tentative list of courses offered during the Fall Semester, 2023-24*.
For more information and/or for the course syllabi, contact the Office of International Academic Affairs:
The aim of the course is 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 in negotiation and will refine their understanding of the impact of culture in negotiations.
Wednesdays 18:00-21:30 (6 Sessions)
Lecturer: Dr. Yael Israel- Cohen
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.
Wednesdays 16:00-17:30 (Zoom + 2 in person sessions)
Lecturer- Mr. Michael Lustig
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 Business Models – an actionable and entrepreneur-focused business mindset, which deals with problems, solutions, key metrics and competitive advantages. Different aspects of the Lean Canvas Model will guide students through the most relevant challenges. Working in groups, the students will implement their newly acquired knowledge using an existing (or imaginary) innovative idea and creating a Lean Canvas Model for it.
Lecturer- Daniel Tjoernelund
The course delves into the psychological foundations of political phenomena in a global context. Students will analyze the psychological factors that shape political ideologies, public opinion, decision-making processes, and leadership dynamics across diverse international settings. Through this course, students will develop a nuanced understanding of how psychology intertwines with politics, influencing individuals and societies on the world stage.
Lecturer: Mr. Gil Hoffman
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.
Lecturer: Dr. Itamar Shabtai
Throughout the course, you will learn the fundamentals of how to research narratives, gain advanced skills in storytelling, and practice empathy and active listening.
Zikaron BaSalon is a social initiative literally meaning “remembrance in the living room” in Hebrew, the idea was born out of the understanding that modern society’s connection with the memory of the Holocaust has significantly deteriorated. Alongside formal events, Zikaron BaSalon offers a new, meaningful, and intimate way to commemorate this day and address its implications through discussions at home among family, friends, and guests. It is a unique and authentic tradition of people gathering together to open their hearts to the stories of the survivors, sing, think, read, talk, and most importantly—listen.
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.he 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.
MBA Seminar. 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.
MBA Seminar. 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 course covers corporate acceleration and human rights, including trends in corporate social responsibility and the legal framework on business and human rights. We will review attempts to move towards a mandatory legal framework in the field of business and human rights, such as those made by the United Nations and the European Union. We will also discuss the issue of corporate responsibility in conflict areas, and ways to promote social corporate responsibility in light of research showing corporations not fulfilling their commitments to uphold human rights.
*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
Business Entrepreneurship: From Ideation to Actualization
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.