College

Business - A Curriculum Designed For The Reality Of A Dynamic Business World

Through AJU's Business major, all three sectors of the global economy are addressed: for-profit, nonprofit and government. All instructors are practitioners, in addition to a number who also are academics. 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 human relations. 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. 

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 the department chair:

DEPARTMENT CHAIR & ADVISOR

David Groshoff, J.D., M.B.A., Ed.M.
Phone // 310-476-9777 x206
Email // dgroshoff@aju.edu

David Groshoff's Bio:

J.D., The Ohio State University;
M.B.A., Finance, Northern Kentucky University;
M.B.A., Business Administration, Northern Kentucky University;
Certificate, International Corporate Social Responsibility, IPADE (México City);
Ed.M., Law & Economics Teaching & Curriculum, Harvard University;
B.A. with Honors, History & Spanish Double Major, graduated in 3 years; Indiana University.

Academically, Professor Groshoff has taught full-time as Associate Professor of Law and the Business Law Center Director at the oldest law school in Orange County, California, where he was voted the Class of 2014's Professor of the Year, and as an Assistant Professor of Finance at Providence College's School of Business, in Providence, Rhode Island. On a part-time basis, he also taught Macroeconomics at the Associate's Degree level at Fisher College in Boston, taught Advanced Finance and Economics at Northern Kentucky University's evening MBA program, and Professor Groshoff taught law at the Harvard-Cambridge Summer Academy.

His research and publications have appeared in academic journals at schools including the University of Pennsylvania, the College of William & Mary, The Ohio State University, and Yeshiva University. He generally focuses his research on the intersection of law, heterodox economic theory, and entrepreneurial finance and technology, where laws, rules, regulations, and policy levers cause market-distorting behavior, leading to asset mis-valuation, in terms of human, social, or financial capital. His scholarship has been cited by professors at a number of schools, including those in the Ivy League and Big Ten. Practically, Professor Groshoff served as the Chief Legal Officer & Chief Compliance Officer of a publicly traded investment company, was a member of the board of directors and audit committees of three publicly held corporations and several non-profits, spent over a decade as a special situations investment analyst and portfolio manager at JPMorgan Asset Management, and he owns a consulting firm focused on the needs of entrepreneurs and high profile Wall Street, governmental, and non-profit clients. He is a licensed attorney in several states and holds “Registered In-House Counsel” status by the California State Bar, where he has been a member of the California State Bar's Business Law Section.

An inclusive
jewish environment

While the majority of our students are Jewish, we appreciate and value differences in observance, lifestyle, and thought. Here, everyone’s story and experiences add to the mosaic of our community. As we consider what it means to be human and part of a wider society, we employ an ethical framework informed by Jewish culture and philosophy to prepare all students for success both in civic life and their chosen profession.

  • L.A.’s vibrant Jewish life provides a wealth of opportunities to explore your relationship with Judaism, both on and off campus.
  • Whether observant or secular, we all enjoy celebrations that mark seasonal changes (Sukkot), major historical events like the establishment of the State of Israel (Yom Ha’atzmaut), and biblical legends (Purim).
  • Welcoming Shabbat dinners bring our community together in celebration of Jewish identity and rituals.

ADVISORS AND MENTORS
WHO KNOW YOU

Traveling down a road alone can be hard. But traveling with someone who knows that road well—who can tell you interesting places to stop or where there’s a sharp turn—is a very different experience. Since your academic and personal success is our highest priority, at AJU College you are assigned an academic advisor and a personal mentor from day one to guide you in making smart decisions for your future.

  • Traveling down a road alone can be hard. But traveling with someone who knows that road well—who can tell you interesting places to stop or where there’s a sharp turn—is a very different experience. Since your academic and personal success is our highest priority, at AJU College you are assigned an academic advisor and a personal mentor from day one to guide you in making smart decisions for your future.
  • Your faculty advisor helps with everything from choosing class schedules to recommending courses to help you reach the next phase of your story—whether that’s graduate school, law or medical school, or an entry-level position in your field.
  • All students are also assigned a personal mentor who helps guide you through the social and interpersonal aspects of your college experience.

learn by
serving others

By participating in community-based projects you gain perspective on the challenges facing our human family. Serving others broadens your horizons, engages your ideals, and cements within you the Jewish tradition of civic responsibility. These attributes combine to make you a fuller human being as you move forward on your chosen track.

  • All AJU College students take part in hands-on service projects, part of the Sid B. Levine Service Learning Program.
  • Students have led projects to raise awareness of social injustices like human trafficking, hunger, and gender inequality.
  • Faculty and students annually host middle school students for the Prejudice Awareness Summit, where such topics as bullying and discrimination are discussed and conflict-resolution skills are taught.
  • AJU College participates in the international service projects of the American Jewish World Service, which takes students on study-volunteer trips to El Salvador, Ghana, and India.