MBA Programs and MA Management Studies in Israel
Get an Inside Look at the Israeli Business World
Due to its success in high-tech, agriculture and bio-medicine as well as other areas, Israeli economy is considered innovative and groundbreaking. MBA and MA management programs in Israel offer you a fantastic opportunity to learn more about different business cultures, creative thinking processes, negotiation techniques and marketing strategies, while experiencing life and work in Israel.
Some programs offer internships at NPOs, a great starting point for people who consider managing social change organizations in the future. By interning, students could experience at first hand the Israeli business culture, an absolute must for people who aim to work in Israel or have business relations with its local and global companies and corporations.
The international graduate programs
discussed in this article are entirely in English. Both MBA and MA Management programs include theoretical courses in various fields including finance, accounting and marketing. In most tracks, students must participate in internships and practical workshops. It is a chance to see things from "the inside" – find out how the theories studied in class are implemented (or ignored) in real life.
Most programs are designed to be completed in two years, over the course of four semesters. However, you can choose a one-year track (three semesters). In most programs students attend class two days a week and spend another day each week interning.
* Strategic Planning
* Organization Theories
* Quantities Methods
* Corporate Social Responsibility
* Project Management
* Global Business
* Corporate Law
* Marketing of high-tech products
* Management information systems
Israeli academic institutions base their decision on the candidates' undergraduate GPA (must be at least 3.2), their GMAT scores and recommendation letters. In cases candidates already completed another master's degree with high average or completed their B.A. or B.Sc. with extremely high average they will be exempt from the GMAT.
In case students did not complete their undergraduate studies in an English speaking country, they need to take an English proficiency test, such as TOEFL. Candidates that did not complete their undergraduate studies in related fields (business administration, economics etc.) will have to complete several undergraduate-level courses in math and economics.
Students of the two-year programs will pay $17,000 - $25,000 per year. The tuition fees of the one-year tracks are approx. $30,000. However, tuition fees of the Nonprofit Management one-year track are $17,000.
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem – offers two one-year tracks: an MBA in Entrepreneurship and Innovation and MA in Nonprofit Management and Leadership. Students of Nonprofit Management can take part in Tikkun Olam program that includes studying in Jerusalem while living and interning in south Tel Aviv and Jaffa. Tikkun Olam also includes Judaic studies. The Hebrew University also offers a summer program – "Management Skills for Social Entrepreneurs".
Tel Aviv University
– offers one-year international MBA program. Students of the program learn of Israeli and global business management and working environments. Students attend study tours and practical workshops in addition to theoretical studies and they may also take part in internship programs
in several leading Israeli start-ups.
Bar Ilan University (Ramat Gan) – also offers a one-year program. Bar Ilan's program focuses mainly on the international business world and holds elective courses regarding the Middle East economy, the Far East and China, European markets etc. Bar Ilan was the first university to offer an English MBA program.
University of Haifa
– offers three MBA programs in English: International Executive, Risk Management and Insurance, and Global Green. The latter is a unique graduate program specializing in environmental and social sustainability
. The international Executive is a different program that focuses on business management of new and existing corporations in the national and global spheres.
Technion - Israel Institute of Technology (Tel Aviv) – offers a one year track, with a full time schedule, which focuses on entrepreneurship, technology management and innovation. The Technion Start-uP MBA program includes internships and field trips to Israeli and international companies.
IDC Herzliya – offers a Global MBA program that focuses mainly on business management in the global arena. Students can specialize in Strategy Consulting or Innovation and Entrepreneurship. IDC Herzliya also offers an MA program in Organizational Behavior and Development. The track is open for candidates who completed their undergraduate studies in Social Sciences. The Organizational Behavior and Development program includes many courses in social psychology and business administration.
GIMI - Galilee International Management Institute (Nahalal, near Nazareth) - offers a joint MBA program with The Paris School of Business. The eighteen month program includes several weeks of studying in France. The program includes three terms of distance e-learning, which allows students more flexibility in their studies and schedule.