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, ethnic and religious diversity, challenges, and opportunities. Students will learn through the combination of academic learnings, guest visits with government and business leaders, and on-the-ground experiences with Israeli businesses, cultural and historical sites. Students will present their related analyses after returning from the course's Israel trip. Students will travel to Israel during spring break.
This Global Immersion course is taught in five two-hour sessions, followed by a one-week trip to Israel, and concludes with an in-class three-hour session wrap up. The course's pedagogy combines current examples, presentations, guest visits by leaders from business, government, and the media.
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 2020 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.
Senior Lecturer in Discipline in Business
Professor Jick is a leading expert in Leadership and Organizational Change. He has had a long career of both academic and consulting work in this field. In 2020, he became the Faculty Director of the Reuben Mark Initiative for Organizational Character and Leadership. He has an MS and PhD from Cornell in Organizational Behavior. He was a professor at the Harvard Business School for...