The Business Department is intended to help students succeed in a rapidly changing business world. It emphasizes both the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors, with an emphasis on ethics in all disciplines of the business world.
This department offers the following major and minor:
All Business students begin their studies with introductory courses in Business Ethics, Economics, Accounting, Business Law, Management, and Statistics. Upper division required courses include Organizational Behavior, Advanced Economic Theory, and Service Sector studies.
The Business Department brings guest lecturers to campus to highlight the wide variety of possible careers for students with a Business background. Many AJU students take advantage of the dynamic, economically diverse city of Los Angeles for internships, including the entertainment industry and nonprofit organizations.
Students graduating from AJU with their BA in Business have gone on to law school, business school, and other advanced degrees.
DEPARTMENT CHAIR & ADVISOR
Mark Bookman, J.D.
310-476-9777 x 502
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 University, Chico.
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 vibrant economy.
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.