Jacob Levitt

Jacob Levitt
  • Doctoral Student

Contact Information

  • office Address:

    3024 SH-DH
    3620 Locust Walk
    Philadelphia, PA 19104

Research Interests: Groups and Teams; Emotions; Organizational Change

Teaching

Past Courses

  • MGMT101 - INTRO TO MANAGEMENT

    We all spend much of our lives in organizations. Most of us are born in organizations, educated in organizations, and work in organizations. Organizations emerge because individuals can't (or don't want to) accomplish their goals alone. Management is the art and science of helping individuals achieve their goals together. Managers in an organization determine where their organization is going and how it gets there. More formally, managers formulate strategies and implement those strategies. This course provides a framework for understanding the opportunities and challenges involved in formulating and implementing strategies by taking a "system" view of organizations,which means that we examine multiple aspects of how managers address their environments, strategy, structure, culture, tasks, people, and outputs, and how managerial decisions made in these various domains interrelate. The course will help you to understand and analyze how managers can formulate and implement strategies effectively. It will be particularly valuable if you are interested in management consulting, investment analysis, or entrepreneurship - but it will help you to better understand and be a more effective contributor to any organizations you join, whether they are large, established firms or startups. This course must be taken for a grade.

  • PSYC001 - INTRO TO EXP PSYCH

    This course provides an introduction to the basic topics of psychology including our three major areas of distribution: the biological basis of behavior, the cognitive basis of behavior, and individual and group bases of behavior. Topics include, but are not limited to, neuropsychology, learning, cognition, development, disorder, personality, and social psychology.

Knowledge@Wharton

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Using more concrete language can improve customer satisfaction, according to new research from Wharton marketing professor Jonah Berger.

Knowledge @ Wharton - 9/20/2021
How Bankruptcy Bias Contributes to the Racial Wealth Gap

New research from Wharton’s Sasha Indarte shows the role that bias plays in bankruptcy and the racial wealth gap in the U.S.

Knowledge @ Wharton - 9/20/2021
How to Increase Interest in Government Benefits

Americans would be more likely to claim billions in untapped federal aid if they felt psychological ownership over those benefits, according to a new study from Wharton’s Wendy De La Rosa.

Knowledge @ Wharton - 9/14/2021