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The course

The Course

What is this course about?

This course is all about business from the perspective of a Jewish mindset and Torah laws.

What is the course length?

This runs for 75 minutes per week for 21 weeks, for a total of 3 credits. (The course can also be taken as a 14 week stand alone for just 2 credits, as well as 7 week stand alone for 1 credit.)

Which topics does the course cover?

The Jewish Business School course covers topics such as: The Kabbalah of making money: Why work for a living? Is one’s self worth defined by one’s net worth? Is Judaism socialist or capitalist? Is unionization a Jewish ideal? Torah economic ethics Jewish business mindsets The myth of the self-made man Integrity and honesty Philanthropy: charity & maaser The final 7 lessons of the semester will be case studies.

Will there be homework or preparation?

There are no required homeworks or readings outside of this course, but there will be a midterm exam and a final exam.

The Credits

The Course

What subject will these credits count toward?

These credits will transfer as “elective credits”. All students are required to fulfill a certain number of elective credits by the time they graduate college.

Will all schools accept these credits?

Yeshiva University credits have been accepted by many different colleges throughout the country, including highly selective schools, liberal arts colleges, public flagships, specialized programs, and many more, such as:

  • Arizona State University
  • Baruch College
  • Bergen Community College
  • Binghamton University
  • Brandeis University
  • Brown University
  • Cal Arts
  • California State University
  • Collin College
  • Northridge (CSUN)
  • FIT
  • FIU
  • Florida State University
  • George Mason University
  • Georgia State University
  • Grand Valley University
  • Harvard University
  • Indiana University
  • Kennesaw University
  • Lehigh University
  • LMU
  • Loyola University
  • Macaulay Honors College
  • Miami Dade College
  • Miami University
  • Michigan State University
  • Monmouth University
  • Northeastern University
  • Northwestern University
  • Nova Community College
  • NYIT
  • NYU
  • Ohio State University
  • Oklahoma State University
  • Penn State University
  • Purdue University
  • Queens College
  • Rhode Island School of Art and Design
  • Ringling College Of Art And Design
  • Rutgers University
  • Seton Hall
  • St. John’s University
  • State College of Florida
  • Stony Brook University
  • Temple University
  • Touro College
  • Towson University
  • Tulane University
  • University of Central Florida
  • University of Cincinnati
  • University of Colorado Boulder
  • University of Delaware
  • University of Florida
  • University of South Florida
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • University of Iowa
  • University of Kentucky
  • University of Louisville
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • University of North Texas
  • University of Texas at Dallas
  • University of Virginia
  • University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  • University of Wisconsin- Madison
  • Wayne State University
  • William Patterson University
  • University of Virginia
  • Virginia Tech University
  • Xavier University
  • Yale University

How are grades determined?

Grades will be determined as follows:
Attendance: 30%
Midterm: 35%
Final: 35%
A final grade of D is the minimum required to receive credit for this course.

Why is this good for my college resume?

Students who can articulate their interest in a specific major and how they want to explore it in college have a significant advantage in the college admission process. This course covers many topics that are gateways to majors like science, philosophy, and medicine. One of our students was admitted into Stanford after writing in her application about the relationship between science and faith. Colleges also prefer students who have a wealth of experience and knowledge beyond what their regular classes provide. Additionally, with so much else put on hold because of Covid-19, taking this course demonstrates that you still keep busy even while most other activities have stopped.

How will this help prepare me for college?

Though there won’t be homework assigned, you will get a taste of a lecture series that proceeds at a college-level pace, with expectations for polite and mature discourse.

How will this course appear on my transcript?

The transcript will not show that you are in high school. It will have you listed as a non-matriculated student.

Will my grade in this course show up on my transcript?

The letter grade will appear on your transcript, but you are not required to share your transcript with the college.

Addmission and Pricing

The Course

How much are tuition costs?

2 (14 week) and 3 (21 week) credit option:
The early bird discount runs until August 10. It is $999 USD for 2 credits and $1,399 USD for the 3 credit course, and both include a free student book. Until August 23, the price stays the same, but the book is no longer included free of charge. After that, prices go up. Until September 2, it is $1,029 and $1,429 respectively. Until registration closes on October 19, costs are $1,069 and $1,469 respectively.
1 credit (7 week) option: $499 plus $18 book fee Scholarships are available.

Are there age requirements?

The program is for students in 10-12 grades.

What is the admission process?

Applicants must first fill out the application form. Those accepted will receive direct correspondence from Yeshiva University with instructions regarding how to apply to be a non-matriculated student of the university. Once completed you will receive your Yeshiva University ID# and information related to the online course.

What is the cancellation policy?

Reimbursement will follow these terms: Before the course begins: 100% During the first week: 90% Before the end of the fourth week: 50% After the end of the fourth week: 0%

Are there any scholarships?

Tell us why you need a scholarship here. Please allow up to 10 business days for processing.