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JLD 101 Introduction to Communal Leadership (3 credits)

Prerequisite: Sophomore standing

The aim of this course is to survey selected issues of leadership in general and Jewish leadership in particular.  The psychology and sociology of leadership along with communal

JLD 102 Jewish Communal and Public Relations

Prerequisite: JLD 101, Sophomore standing

This course introduces students to basic concepts behind, and the practices of, Jewish communal relations and interactions with the public, both general and those of the Jewish faith.  Upon completion of the course, students will have a basic understanding of general principles and methods of community relations and an appreciation of the nature of public opinion with respect to its formation, measurement and its relationship to public policy.

BUS 121  Introduction to Business (3 credits)

Prerequisite: None

This course provides a broad overview of American business today. Topics covered include company organization, and the role of accounting, finance, marketing, sales, engineering, personnel, manufacturing and research/design. Particular emphasis will be given to the problems, practices and procedures of a modern company. Corporate responsibility for community and environment will also be discussed.    

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BUS 122 Introduction to Non-Profit Management and Leadership (3 credits)

Prerequisite: Sophomore standing

This course id designed to explore the administration and daily management of the non-profit agency.  A primary focus will be on those agencies generally serving the Jewish community, but skills learned will be applicable to other type agencies as well.  This course will study the basics of non-profit office administration including Board development, staff recruitment, hiring and retention, budgeting, policy development, fundraising, strategic planning, marketing and more.

FIN 202 Principles of Fundraising/Grants (3 credits)

Prerequisite: Sophomore standing

The course will cover all aspects of searching for funding and grants, writing proposals, managing projects and negotiating with funding sources.  The course will provide opportunities for students to search out funding sources and develop a proposal for funding.  Practical exercises take students through all the stages of developing a proposal and complying with funder requirements.

BUS 202 The Jewish Organization (3 credits)

Prerequisite: Sophomore standing

This course examines the unique characteristics, organizational structures, necessary personnel and unique challenges faced by the Jewish organization.  Additionally, students will develop an understanding of the unique culture of Jewish organizations in their varied forms, including issues relating to ideology, culture, structure, personnel and mission.

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