Exchange & Short Term Programs

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 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.

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. Using negotiation and drafting exercises and selected readings, the Deals course will seek to improve each participant’s ability to identify and resolve recurring problems in deal
structuring and negotiations and develop legal and non-legal skills necessary to become an effective transactional lawyer. The course is focused towards preparation of students for real world scenarios. Significant attention is paid to drafting term sheets and
contracts, finance and negotiation.

The course provides tools to examine Israeli law on issues relating to religion in the light of the state obligations under international human rights law. The course will expose students to critical perspectives on accepted law and practice regarding the Jewish religion in Israel through exploring similarities and differences between the thee monotheistic religions.

The world we live in is now unquestionably a true global village with globally accepted standards of best practice and the language of communication being English.
1. In this course, students will learn and practice basic business communication tools so that they are able to engage in summary and report writing of ideas discussed with guest lecturers.
2.Students will be exposed to guest presentations, and persuasive argument 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.

The course introduces the students to the field of international marketing. It addresses the complex environment of international marketing. The strategic thinking and tools used in the business decision making. The goal of the course is to build & facilitate students understanding, thinking and knowhow of the nature, structure, characteristics of international marketing. The course should develop student’s ability to better understand global company strategy, business model, needs, challenges, risks & opportunities.

 Learn business through experience for a successful career. Work on real international business challenges presented by real companies – in a team where each team member is in a different country. Students work in international teams with peers from other countries. The students solve real-life problems presented by real-life companies. In the process, the students learn how to work across cultural differences and time zones and learn the basics of international business.

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, which 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 creating a Lean Canvas Model for it

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 aim to provide the students with the knowledge and understanding of how to model economic/business/finance problems and to solve them by using various methods and tools. Students will learn how to solve complex problems by using basic and advanced big data analysis methods. It is a practical and applied course with a significant portion of hands experience in using different Excel options with a focus on the Power BI, data analysis, risk management and visualization set of tools.

Processes of globalization are closely related to uncertainty. Globalization is a relatively new phenomenon which 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.

This course aims to provide the students 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.

 Students will learn and practice various formats used in writing. These will include professional email, job descriptions, social media talent sourcing writing skills and various report writing.
Students will discuss the stages involved in planning and executing an effective job interview including designing and delivering grammatically correct and relevant questions, uncovering information, discussing requirements, candidate personality traits and job description.
Students will learn the structure and specific language and style of professional presentation and will involve in the design and delivery of various simulations. Peer review will be used in order to gain insight and to improve the presentation skills.

This course aims to train graduate students to handle challenging data-oriented problems and allow the students to self-explore advanced data analytics methods and communicate them to peers.
In the first part of the course, challenging problems will be introduced, and students will solve those challenges in teams and compete on predefined time and accuracy metrics. The problems will include new data collection, data transformation, data analysis and presentation methods. Key guidelines will be handed to the students.
Each team will get a dataset and a target – jointly the team members will explore the data and present their findings.
In the second part of the course, students will be asked to present in front of their classmates (divided into groups) a seminar lecture (in English) on a method that was previously selected by the professor. Students will practice self-learning on an advanced method for data analytics and get familiar with ideas and techniques presented by their classmates.

In this course we aim to provide graduate students with a high understanding on the content and process level. On the content level the goal of the course is to expose students to a number of topical and advanced issues in business administration. At the process level, the aim of the course is to develop students’ intellectual curiosity, ability to read and apply academic material in business and personal in-depth skills in a projects particularly in High-Tech.

*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