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The Sofaer Global MBA is the first AACSB internationally accredited MBA in Israel. This program specifically combines a classic core MBA curriculum with the development and scaling of new ventures. Admission is highly selective and limited to no more than 50 students. Our most successful candidates have started a business, earned advanced degrees, and brought new technologies to market. Many chose to study abroad in countries such as China, Singapore, South Korea, the U.S. and Germany during their MBAs. Scholarships are available to the most competitive candidates.

Who Studies in the Global MBA?

We are looking for extraordinarily smart people who want to learn what they don’t know and take a leap forward, turning  their knowledge into action – taking risks in a safe environment.

The Program

As well as the foundation courses, lectures and workshops there are few unique program elements that allow you to focus on entrepreneurship and innovation at the Sofaer Global MBA:

New Venture Creation Class

  • Our new venture creation class is for student entrepreneurs who have established traction in their venture, measured through sales, investment, and/or IP.
  • For students who are just starting out, we also have an accelerator program.
  • In both our new venture and accelerator classes, we develop teams around each venture, and ensure that each venture is supported with a mix of sales, finance, engineering, and industry-relevant skills.
  • Students are exposed to the academic theory of new venture creation, develop and refine their revenue models, and are in some cases supported financially to conduct field research to validate their hypothesis. Where relevant, we incorporate expertise from the University’s faculties in life sciences, exact sciences, and engineering.
  • In the 2018-19 academic year, students in our new venture creation class are developing and gaining funding for a tele-medicine solution, a solar-energy peer-to-peer technology, and two neuro-science based ventures each based on over a decade of research.

    Tel Aviv Ecosystem

    • The Sofaer Global MBA is centered in the heart of the startup ecosystem.  From our thriving University campuses, with world-renowned faculties in engineering and computer science, to the Tel-Aviv startup scene, our students have endless opportunities to imagine, develop, and scale their ventures and those of their colleagues and CEOs/Co-Founders.


    • Fellowships are integral for real world experience and professional growth. Along with our Career Team, we begin connecting you on day 1 with companies and start-ups to personalize your fellowship in the thriving Israeli ecosystem.

    Study Abroad

    • For students with industry or regionally-specific goals, we offer an additional semester of study abroad in one of our approx 100 global partner schools located in geographically diverse hubs of innovation.

    Alumni Network

    • Following completion of your MBA, you become a member of our alumni network. Joining a diverse group of influencers, leaders, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and drivers of change, you become part of an interconnected, international community spanning 6 continents. The Sofaer team and Career Center continue to remain at your service, offering career advice, networking opportunities, “take a class on us” continuing education courses, and opportunities to come back as a TA, a member of alumni recruiting network, and/or as a special mentor.

    Alumni Testimonials

    Tel Aviv University’s Coller School of Management

    The first internationally accredited business school in Israel (AACSB), the Coller School of Management is intricately connected to Tel Aviv’s start-up scene and Israel’s economy. The School boasts over 23,000 alumni in top positions throughout the country and hosts over 2,000 executives and professionals annually in our tailored executive development programs.

    In 2018 Tel Aviv University was ranked 9th in producing VC backed entrepreneurs and the Coller School was ranked 8th in produing unicorn startup founders by PitchBook, an independent and impartial private equity and venture capital research firm. In 2017 the Coller School was the only business school in Israel to be awarded Eduniversal’s coveted “5 Palmes of Excellence.”

    More awards

    #8 in world for graduate-established “Unicorn” companies worth $ 1 billion (Pitchbook)
    #8 In world producing VC-Backed Entrepreneurs (Pitchbook)
    #5 in world  involvement of alumni in entrepreneurship and in the establishment  of scale up companies ($ 50 M or more)

    The Tel Aviv University Sofaer Global MBA is part of Tel Aviv University.

    This school is featured in Secret Tel Aviv’s Prestigious Guide to ‘Best MBAs in English in Israel 2019’.


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