Faculty Profile

Anat Beck

Visiting Assistant Professor of International Business & Management (2015)

Contact Information

beckan@dickinson.edu

235 W. Louther St. Room 203
717.254.8059

Education

  • B.L.,Tel Aviv University, 2004
  • M.L. Cornell Law School, 2006
  • D.L., 2015

2016-2017 Academic Year

Fall 2016

INBM 100 Fundamentals of Business
This course features an introductory focus on a wide range of business subjects including the following: business in a global environment; forms of business ownership including small businesses, partnerships, multinational and domestic corporations, joint ventures, and franchises; management decision making; ethics; marketing; accounting; management information systems; human resources; finance; business law; taxation; uses of the internet in business; and how all of the above are integrated into running a successful business. You will learn how a company gets ideas, develops products, raises money, makes its products, sells them and accounts for the money earned and spent. This course will not fulfill a distribution requirement.

FYSM 100 First-Year Seminar
The First-Year Seminar (FYS) introduces students to Dickinson as a "community of inquiry" by developing habits of mind essential to liberal learning. Through the study of a compelling issue or broad topic chosen by their faculty member, students will: - Critically analyze information and ideas - Examine issues from multiple perspectives - Discuss, debate and defend ideas, including one's own views, with clarity and reason - Develop discernment, facility and ethical responsibility in using information, and - Create clear academic writing The small group seminar format of this course promotes discussion and interaction among students and their professor. In addition, the professor serves as students' initial academic advisor. This course does not duplicate in content any other course in the curriculum and may not be used to fulfill any other graduation requirement.

MEST 200 Israel the Start-up Nation
Cross-listed with JDST 216-01. Israel has originated more companies on the New York Stock Exchange than any other nation besides the United States and China. It enjoys the largest established venture-capital industry outside Silicon Valley (with $4 billion investments annually), high rates of innovation, growth, and new firm formation. This course will explore the economic miracle that Israel experienced in 2000. How did Israel transform its economy from a “global basket case,” whose market focused primarily on agriculture and artillery, with an inflation rate of 500% per year and the world’s record largest foreign debt per capita of $21 billion, into a high-tech powerhouse? We will discuss the ways in which Israel was able to revolutionize its market so that Tel Aviv trumped Boston as the urban area with the most venture activity following San Francisco. The course will be based on multiple teaching methods. Theoretical presentations will be used, as well as discussions of readings from academic journals, movies and guests lecturers. There will also be a session on creativity and innovation, where each student will be able to examine her entrepreneurial orientation and intentions.

JDST 216 Israel the Start-up Nation
Cross-listed with MEST 200-01. Israel has originated more companies on the New York Stock Exchange than any other nation besides the United States and China. It enjoys the largest established venture-capital industry outside Silicon Valley (with $4 billion investments annually), high rates of innovation, growth, and new firm formation. This course will explore the economic miracle that Israel experienced in 2000. How did Israel transform its economy from a “global basket case,” whose market focused primarily on agriculture and artillery, with an inflation rate of 500% per year and the world’s record largest foreign debt per capita of $21 billion, into a high-tech powerhouse? We will discuss the ways in which Israel was able to revolutionize its market so that Tel Aviv trumped Boston as the urban area with the most venture activity following San Francisco. The course will be based on multiple teaching methods. Theoretical presentations will be used, as well as discussions of readings from academic journals, movies and guests lecturers. There will also be a session on creativity and innovation, where each student will be able to examine her entrepreneurial orientation and intentions.

INBM 300 Entrepreneurial Enterprise
The course presents a strategic framework with an emphasis on legal considerations for the establishment and management of start-ups and emerging growth companies. Topics will include formation considerations (legal, financial and tax), employment agreements, venture capital and private equity financing, and intellectual property. The course will culminate with a workshop focused on determining the commercial viability of a proposed innovation by an entrepreneur. The students will help them investigate the invention's marketplace feasibility by using a commercialization plan. This course appeals to students who have a strong desire to become entrepreneurs or intend to work in professional businesses sustaining entrepreneurial firms (such as venture capital firms).