Below is a tentative list of courses offered during the Fall Semester, 2020*.
For more information and/or for the course syllabi, contact the Office of International Academic Affairs:
There are various multi-disciplinary approaches to study human communication. Each approach presents a different view of the acts of communication and raises a number of questions regarding our deeds, as well as their rationale. The goal of the course is to examine several of the major approaches to Communication in order to understand their benefits, as well as their limitations. Among the questions to be discussed are: What is information? Is it possible to measure it? How does perception work? What is the connection between media and social control? How does language influence our modes of thinking and behavior? And how does it influence our inter-personal communication?
This course will explore the lawyer’s role in negotiating, structuring and implementing business deals to create value, manage business risks, and promote client interests in a complex legal, business and regulatory environment. The course will consider a variety of transactions and utilize case studies from a wide range of transactions.
During this course the students will acquire tools that will give them the ability to observe the Israeli-international arena from a critical and renewed perspective. The course will use films that will reveal personal and social dimensions of the sometimes tragic reality that exists in the shadow of justice.
The world we live in is now unquestionably a true global village with the accepted international language of communication being English. Any business or professional that seeks to expand or strengthen their position in this environment must be able to network effectively. This involves building an online social media profile, reaching out to persons of interest and effectively communicating, persuading and acting according to accepted international and local business and social cultures.
The course is intended to provide students with an understanding of internal reporting in organizations and the use of such information for planning, control, and decision-making purposes. Initially we will create common ground between all students by studying /reviewing the terminology and basic concepts in management and cost accounting. Subsequently, we will study models for decision-making support; Review traditional and modern costing systems and identify the organizations that should use each approach; we will discuss issues concerning budgeting (including cash budgeting); and cover various control issues, such as performance measures, and transfer pricing.
Why are some mergers and acquisitions (M&A) more successful than others? This course provides tools and concepts for identifying the key drivers of superior performance and using that understanding to address a range of mergers and acquisitions problems. The course covers the basic frameworks and tools of M&A analysis, which lay the foundations of current strategic thinking, and which have been shaped by the more dominant theories developed over the last two decades. Some of the material of the course is based on Professor Yaakov Weber’s book written for top managers: “A Comprehensive Guide to Mergers and Acquisitions” that was published by the Financial Times.
SpeakUp is an innovative English program designed to develop your speaking skills in English for success in your career. Upon successful completion of this course, the student should be able to actively engage in English conversation and promote positive interaction; build relationships and make connections like a pro; learn how to talk about yourself in a job interview by highlighting your strengths and expertise; convey messages and present complex ideas clearly and effectively; acquire the skills you need to ensure effective communication in a cross-cultural setting; learn the formats and language needed for writing professional business emails.
*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.