Richard Mandel

  • Professor Emeritus
  • Associate Dean
Academic Division: Accounting & Law
781-239-4576

Bio

Professor Mandel has been a member of the Babson faculty since 1985. He has taught in the undergraduate, graduate and executive education programs delivering a variety of courses. In addition to Honors Foundation of Business Law, Professor Mandel has taught Commercial Law, Federal Taxation, American Constitutional Law, and Strategic Business and Tax Planning. He has also taught Meteorology in Babson's Math/Science division and co-taught Investment Banking in the finance division. He has served as Associate Dean of Babson's Undergraduate School, Acting Dean of the Undergraduate School and as chair of Babson's finance division.

In addition to his teaching responsibilities, Professor Mandel served as partner and of counsel to the law firm of Bowditch and Dewey, specializing in the corporate, tax and securities issues facing small, growing companies. His research and writing parallels his law practice, concentrating in entrepreneurial law, but he has also published an article in a meteorology journal. He has written numerous articles and book chapters and is a contributing author to the Portable MBA series published by John Wiley and Sons, Inc.

Academic Degrees

  • JD, Harvard Law School
  • BA, Cornell University

Academic Interests

Business Law; Corporate Law; Tax Law; Corporate Finance

Awards & Honors

  • 2016 — Babson College Undergraduate Professor of the Year, Undergraduate Class of 2016
  • 2016 — Ted Grossman Greek Organization Advisor of the Year, Babson Greek Organizations
  • 2010 — Leavey Award for Excellence in Private Enterprise Education, Freedoms Foundation
  • 2009 — Babson College Student Government Advisor of the Year, Undergraduate Student Government
  • 2007 — Babson College Student Government Advisor of the Year, Undergraduate Student Government
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Publications

Journal Articles

  • Ehrlich, C.P., Mandel, R.P. (2018). The Prosecution of Climate Change Dissent. Marquette Benefits and Social Welfare Law Review. Marquette University Law School.
  • Mandel, R.P., Noyes, E.A. (2016). Survey of experiential entrepreneurship education offerings among top undergraduate entrepreneurship programs. Education and Training. Vol: 58, Issue: 2, Page: 164-178. Emerald Group Publishing Ltd.
  • Levinson, J.R., Mandel, R.P. (2013). Teaching Research Methodologies to Professionally Oriented Honors Students. Honors in Practice. Vol: 9, Page: 163-172. National Collegiate Honors Council.
  • Mandel, R.P. (2003). New Regulations Simplify Required Distributions From IRAs and Certain Qualified Deferred Compensation Plans. Elder’s Advisor: The Journal of Elder Law and Post Retirement Planning. Vol: 4, Issue: 3.
  • Mandel, R.P. (2003). Regulations Simplify Required Distributions from IRAs and Certain Qualified Deferred Compensation Plans. Personal Financial Planning Monthly The Journal for Financial Planning Professionals,. Vol: 3, Issue: 1.

Cases and Teaching Notes

  • Nemitz, W., Dewire, D.T., Mandel, R.P., Petty, R.D. (2017). Deals on Wheels. Page: 10. Babson College. link
  • Dewire, D.T., Nemitz, W., Mandel, R.P. (2013). Fitness Pedalers: Calculating Projected Sales. Babson College.
  • Dewire, D.T., Nemitz, W., Mandel, R.P. (2013). Fitness Pedalers: Gross Margin Analysis. Babson College.
  • Dewire, D.T., Nemitz, W., Mandel, R.P. (2013). Fitness Pedalers: Pro Forma Income Statement. Babson College.
  • Dewire, D.T., Nemitz, W., Mandel, R.P. (2013). Fitness Pedalers: Teaching Note for the Four-Case Financial Series. Babson College.

Book Chapters

  • Mandel, R.P. (2017). Navigating Legal and IP Issues: Entrepreneurship: The Practice and Mindset. Issue: 1st, Page: 412-443. Sage Publications.
  • Mandel, R.P., Testa, K. (2014). Legal And Tax Issues, Including Intellectual Property: Entrepreneurship, 3rd Edition. Issue: 3rd. Wiley.
  • Petty, R.D., Mandel, R.P. (2014). Business Entities: Wiley Encyclopedia of Management. Vol: 8, Issue: 3rd, Page: 1–8. Wiley.
  • Mandel, R.P., Noyes, E.A. (2013). Beyond the NWS: Inside the Thriving Private Weather Forecasting Industry: Weatherwise Magazine. Vol: 66, Issue: 1, Page: 12-19. Taylor & Francis.
  • Mandel, R.P. (2007). Legal and Tax Issues: Entrepreneurship. Wiley.
  • Mandel, R.P. (2004). Legal and Tax Issues: The Portable MBA: Entrepreneurship 3rd Edition.

Other

  • Mandel, R.P., Chase, D.C. (2010). An Integrative Approach to Teaching and Assessing Ethics: Toward Assessing Business Ethics Education. Information Age Publishing.
  • Mandel, R.P. (2009). Choosing a Business Form: The Portable MBA in Finance and Accounting. Issue: 4th edition, Page: 211-242. Wiley.
  • Mandel, R.P. (2009). Legal and Tax Issues: The Portable MBA in Entrepreneurship. Issue: 4th edition, Page: 263-296. Wiley.
  • Mandel, R.P. (2009). Taxes and Business Decisions: The Portable MBA in Finance and Accounting. Issue: 4th edition, Page: 243-276. Wiley.

Presentations

  • Guest Speaker at entrepreneurship program Mandel, R. , Medford, MA (2014)
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