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David Jacobson, Adjunct Professor at UNCP

David Jacobson,
Adjunct Professor

"UNCP students are deeply committed to their education."

Degrees Held:

  • MBA – Case Western Reserve University
  • J.D. – Case Western Reserve University School of Law

Career Highlights:

COO/Global General Counsel of a Chinese multinational company; Global Strategic Consultant on Cross Border Collaboration. I teach International Law at Tsinghua University, and I also teach at Harvard University. I love UNCP, so I will always support its students.

In which online programs do you teach?

MBA

Which classes do you teach online?

BLAW 5280: Legal Issues for Managers

What do students learn in your classes? What is the expected outcome?

They learn to have legal radar as they manage a company.

What advice would you give to those considering the UNCP online MBA program?

UNCP students are deeply committed to their education.

What qualities make someone particularly successful in business?

Having the ability to see across functions, empathy and radical candor.

What do you think is the biggest challenge that people in business face today?

Engagement and aligned vision are often lacking.

Why did you start teaching?

I love it.

What is the one book you think everyone should read?

"The Goal" by Eliyahu M. Goldratt

Tell us something interesting about yourself that your students might not know about you.

I started out as a criminal defense lawyer and defended judges, U.S. congressman and executives for a variety of alleged offenses. I never lost a murder trial, and that trained me to be good at selling.

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