This Global Immersion course provides students with knowledge, insights, and experiences with respect to Israel. The course’s in-class meetings and its one week visit to Israel will cover such topics as Israel’s leadership, politics, economics, business innovation, geography, and culture. Students will gain an understanding of Israel’s unique circumstances and achievements, diversity, challenges, and opportunities. Students will build on their academic learnings, guest visits with government and business leaders, and on-the-ground experiences to analyze Israel through an expectation/perception framework. Students will present their related analyses and recommendations after returning from the course’s Israel trip. Travel to Israel will take place March 10-17, 2018.
Global Immersion Program classes bridge classroom lessons and business practices in another country. These three credit classes meet for half a term in New York prior to a one week visit to the country of focus where students will meet with business executives and government officials while working on team projects. Upon return from the travel portion of the class, students may have one wrap up meeting at Columbia Business School. The 2017-2018 Global Immersion Program fee for most classes is $1850 and provides students with double occupancy lodging, ground transportation and some meals; unless an increased fee is otherwise specified in the course description. It does not cover roundtrip international airfare. Attendance both in New York and in-country and regular participation are a crucial part of the learning experience and as such attendance is mandatory. Students who miss the first class meeting may be removed from the course. No program fee refunds will be given after the add/drop period has closed. Please visit the Chazen Institute website to learn more about the Global Immersion Program, and visit the Global Immersion Policies page to review policies affecting these courses.
Philip H. Geier Jr., Professor of Marketing
Professor Ran Kivetz is a tenured professor at Columbia University Business School, where he holds the Philip H. Geier endowed chair. Professor Kivetz is a leading expert in the areas of behavioral economics, decision-making, marketing, customer behavior, incentives, and innovation. His experience in these fields includes over twenty years of research, management, consulting, and teaching. His latest research explores political science...