Jack Green recently came to this area from Boston, Massachusetts where he worked as a lawyer, corporate senior executive and professor for many years. He has served as:
- Senior Vice President Administration, General Counsel and Secretary of Converse Inc. for thirty years (retired). Converse is the worldwide athletic footwear and apparel manufacturer and marketer
- Professor of Management, Wentworth Institute of Technology, Boston, MA.
- Professor of Business Law, Tufts University, Boston, MA.
- Chairman of the Board of Directors, Arrow Mutual Liability Insurance Co., Boston, MA.
- Member of the Board of Directors of IACBE (International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education). IACBE is an international accreditation agency for college and university business programs.
- Guest Lecturer at numerous schools including Harvard Business School, Harvard Law School, Princeton University, University of Notre Dame Law School, Suffolk University Law School and California Western Law School.
Jack taught Business Law at several universities in the Boston area. For the past nine consecutive years this course was selected by seniors as the most practical course they took while at Tufts University. He hopes you find it to be equally valuable and will do his best to make it an extremely worthwhile educational experience for you.
BUS 140 Chapters for first two weeks of semester (PDFs):
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Teaching Philosophy/Style and Class Management/Activities
My objective and responsibility as a business program college professor is to provide a framework and a classroom environment in which students can advance their education and experience level as a business professional. As an educator in the disciplines of Business Law and Management, my intent is for the students to acquire a solid understanding of the applicable technical concepts in addition to critical professional competency requirements such as decision making skills, analytical thinking, innovative problem solving techniques, communication skills, business acumen and leadership qualities.
As a long time corporate attorney and Fortune 500 senior executive, I have the requisite experience to assess the skill set necessary to succeed in business, whether it be as a small business owner or as the CEO of a multi-national corporation. Through the use of lectures which emphasize the relationship between the technical business and legal concepts and their real world application, class discussions, high level guest speakers and creative individual and group projects, students are given the opportunity to gain a clear understanding of what it means to be a true business professional.
Since excellent oral and written communications skills are often the difference maker with respect to how fast a young manager progresses within an organization, I provide a large number of opportunities for students to enhance their speaking and writing skills during the semester. Students are expected to conduct themselves professionally by attending class regularly and by being prepared for complex discussions on the subject matter. The standard that I set for myself with each new class is for the students to be able to make an honest positive assessment at the end of the course of a personal business maturity level well beyond their initial expectations, in addition to aspirations of achievement not previously considered.