Through AJU’s Business major, all three sectors of the global economy
are addressed: for-profit, nonprofit and government. All instructors are
practitioners. Classes are reality-based, incorporating academic study as well as hands-on learning. Core skills and knowledge areas include law, accounting,
statistics, economic theory, organizational behavior, management and
Our classes are infused with the discussion of ethics. We compel our
students to confront a wide range of moral matters that occur in
business and challenge them to assess their own value systems.
All business majors take Service Sector in their sophomore year, which
is a career and life exploration course. Students do customized
information interviews to gain valuable insights from business leaders
in the fields of special interest to the students.
To succeed in this major, students must demonstrate problem-solving skills and the ability to articulate their analyses and solutions orally
and in writing.
Problem-solving skill sets in combination with the
subject-based skills equip students to face a wide range of work-related, as well as personal related, issues. This ability forms a strong
foundation for academic and professional success in life.
To find out more, please contact department chair:DEPARTMENT CHAIR & ADVISOR
Mark Bookman, J.D.
Phone // 310-476-9777 x502
Email // firstname.lastname@example.org
Mark Bookman's Bio:
UCLA, B.A. (History), 1970
UCLA School of Law, J.D., 1973
Mark Bookman is the chair of the Business Department and Professor of Business and Law on the Zarem Chair.
He has served as Business Studies Chair since joining American Jewish
University's faculty in 1990. In 1993, Mr. Bookman also became
responsible for the University's MBA Program. When he became a vice
president in 1997, he yielded his administrative responsibility in the
Nonprofit Management Program. Mr. Bookman has taught Business Law,
Accounting, Constitutional Law and the Service Sector in the College of
Arts and Sciences, as well as Human Resource Management and Law and
Taxation for the MBA program.
Prior to joining the faculty ranks, Mr. Bookman, who has been a member
of the California Bar since 1973, has spent nearly two decades in
progressively higher senior administrative positions within higher
education and nonprofit organizations. His last two positions were
Assistant Vice President of Student Affairs at the University of Houston
and General Manager of the Associated Students, California State
His first book, Contracting Collegiate Auxiliary Services (1989), has
been well received throughout the United States, as well as British
Commonwealth nations. His book, Protecting Your Organization's
Tax-Exempt Status (1992), received positive reviews. His more recent
work examines the interdependent relationship between for-profit,
government and nonprofit sectors in terms of service delivery and a
Mr. Bookman has served numerous professional associations including
membership on the Executive Committee of the Association of College
Unions - International and as President of The Auxiliary Organization
Associations of the California State Universities. Since 2003, he has
been a member of the Senior Commission of Schools and Colleges, and has
served on its executive committee since 2006. For the past decade Mr.
Bookman has also been a consultant and legal advisor for a wide range of
nonprofit organizations and associations. During the past few years,
his major research has been focused in the areas of privatization and
government tax policy toward the nonprofit sector.