Last updated July 6th 2017

There are plenty of great places to study an MBA in English in Israel:

  • IDC’s (Herzliya) MBAs have a specialist focus on hi-tech and entrepreneurism, with alumni walking into hi-tech jobs
  • Tel Aviv University has the award-winning Recanti School of Business, plus all the beautiful beaches and amazing nightlife.
  • Bar Ilan University has Israel’s longest running MBA program in English.
  • Haifa University, with specialist MBAs for people interested in green-tech and NGOs
  • Ben Gurion in Beersheva, a huge student city nestling in the North of the Negev
  • The prestigious Hebrew University in Jerusalem, one of Israel’s top university, steeped in the beauty of this special city

Tel Aviv University (TAU)

Tel Aviv University is ideal for the ‘Work Hard Play Hard’ student. The University’s Business School is among the best in the world. In addition to stellar academics, TAU students have Tel Aviv as their playground, a city that was recently ranked the 3rd best in the world by Lonely Planet.

TAU’s The Coller School of Management offers two MBA programmes for international students:

  1. The Sofaer International MBA – a 1-year, full-time MBA designed for venture founders, startup builders, and company innovators.
  2. The Kellogg-Recanati Executive MBA – A 2-year part-time EMBA aimed at mid-career executives preparing for senior management positions run jointly with Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.

Strengths:

  • Home to Israel’s only MBA Career Management Center
  • The Coller School of Management has Israel’s largest MBA alumni network (21,000+)
  • The Coller School of Management is the only Israeli member of the international BSchool exchange network PIM. Students can study on exchange at 60+ top BSchools around the world
  • The Coller School of Management is the only international accredited BSchool in Israel (AACSB).
  • In 2014 The Coller School of Management was awarded Eduniversal’s coveted “5 Palmes of Excellence” and the 11th spot globally for the Top 50 MBA programs for VC-Backed Entrepreneurs by PitchBook, an independent and impartial private equity and venture capital research firm.

TAU’s The Coller School of Management’s legacy is rooted in highly reputable academics, prestigious international partnerships (such as their joint EMBA with Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management), and an extensive alumni network comprised of the top echelon of Israel’s business elite.

As of 2015/16, the Sofaer International MBA will focus on innovation and entrepreneurship. The 1-year program will include such offerings as Israel’s only pre-accelerator for student – driven ventures and a diverse internship program with such partners as McCann-Tech and 8200 EISP, the accelerator program of Israel’s elite intelligence unit 8200.

The two-year executive MBA is part of the Kellogg School of Management programme (Northwestern University, Illinois). Participants leverage the global network (six universities around the world) and qualify with a joint degree from TAU and Northwestern.

The Tel Aviv University Sofaer International MBA

  • Length – 1 year full-time
  • Number of students – 40 to 50 per class (average 15 countries; average age 27)
  • Price – $32,000
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Kellogg-Recanati International Executive MBA

  • Length – 2 year part-time
  • Number of students – 30-45 per call (average age 36)
  • Price – $62,500 (“Early Bird” tuition reduction available)
  • Website

IDC Herzliya

IDC is Israel’s most respected private university. Students get access to leading professors, access to top businesses, and are only 20 minutes away from Tel Aviv, Israel’s party city!

IDC offers a Global MBA program with two tracks:

  1. Strategy and Business Development
  2. Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Strengths:

  • Two tracks allowing for specialization
  • Top lecturers and close integration with Israeli hi-tech entrepreneurs
  • Strong ‘Career Development Center’ to help students find employment after their MBA
  • Study trip to India, China or Brazil
  • Students on the Strategy and Business Development track also receive a qualification from Wharton University

The Global MBA Program provides future business leaders and executives with the theoretical knowledge and practical tools to conduct business in the global arena. The program offers three tracks making it possible for students to focus on a specific field of study while also participating in the core courses in general management taught from a global perspective.

The faculty of the Global MBA consists of the best lecturers from the world’s leading business schools. They are involved in the business arenas of various countries, giving students access to their expertise in the global market, as well as to the Israeli business sectors strength in innovation, hi-tech and entrepreneurship.

Students benefit from the ‘Career Development Center (CDC)’, which aims to prepare students and alumni for the modern job market by providing them with the tools and resources to find employment both before and after they graduate. CDC serves as a bridge between the educational and the professional periods in the lives of students and alumni.

Students from all three study tracks of the GMBA are given the opportunity to participate in a study trip to India, China or Brazil.

The Global Management Program – the goal of the program is to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the global business environment, enable them to master business fundamentals, and to cultivate the key leadership skills necessary to navigate today’s complex and ever-changing global business environment. Heading the program is Dr. Sivanie Shiran. A Clinical Psychologist and Jungian Analyst by training, Dr. Shiran has extensive experience consulting to multi-national companies and high profile executives both in Israel and abroad. She has also held positions at the Harvard Business School and IMD in Switzerland, where she has been facilitating leadership development programs for the past 15 years.

The Strategy and Business Development Track is part of the Wharton Global Consulting Practicum (GCP), a cross-functional, capstone course and consulting organization embedded into Wharton. It is designed to bridge the academic and international business worlds as teams execute marketing and strategy consulting engagement for fee-paying clients. After completing the Global Strategic Management GMBA Track, participants receive an IDC MBA degree along with a Wharton GCP certificate.

The Innovation & Entrepreneurship track is a unique hands-on learning experience designed to equip students with skills and knowledge that will prepare them for future careers in product innovation and venture creation. Partnered with the Sammy Ofer School of Communications’ Media Innovation Lab (miLAB), participants will study theoretical courses in Human Computer Interaction, design thinking and entrepreneurship, and will practice innovation and entrepreneurship first hand as they design and prototype new digital products and learn how to bring them to market.

Global MBA Strategy and Business Development Track

  • Length – 18 months part-time
  • Number of students – 30
  • Price – 99,000 NIS (~$25,000)
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Global MBA Innovation and Entrepreneurship Track

  • Length – 18 months part-time
  • Number of students – 30
  • Price – 99,000 NIS (~$25,000)
  • Website

For more info about IDC Master programmes download this brochure


Bar Ilan University

The International MBA program is a 1 year program taught entirely in English in the Startup Nation. Come join our IMBA program in Israel in Bar-Ilan University and learn entrepreneurship, global management, finance and marketing. Study with a talented and diverse community that is an invaluable lifelong network. Get the business skills you need to succeed.

Advantages of taking your International MBA at Bar Ilan University:

  • 1 year program taught entirely in English.
  • Study while you work or while studying in Ulpan, with classes scheduled on Monday afternoons and Friday mornings.
  • Affordable price, plus discounts for lone-soldiers and early admissions.
  • Unique study tour abroad included in the price of the tuition.
  • Top professors from Israel and abroad.
  • Strong alumni community.
  • Support to find employment during and after your studies.
  • Bar Ilan University is regarded Israel’s greenest university campus.
  • Students come from all over the world, helping you build a meaningful network.
  • For more information, check out their website.

Bar Ilan University International MBA

  • Length – 12 months part-time (Monday afternoons and Friday mornings)
  • Number of students – 25-35
  • Price – 89,518 NIS (~$23,300) (plus scholarships for lone-soldiers and early admission discounts)
  • Website

Hebrew University of Jerusalem

The prestigious Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Israel’s top university, steeped in the beauty of this special city.

Old City from the Mount of the Olives

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem offers a one-year full-time MBA in Entrepreneurship and Innovation.

Strengths:

  • Israel’s top ranked university
  • The course focuses on innovation and entrepreneurship
  • Students take part in a year-long internship with leading companies
  • Located in the beautiful and special Jerusalem

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem is consistently ranked one of the World’s Top 100 universities and Top 25 schools outside of the US. It is part of the Rothberg International School, which attracts more than 2,000 students annually from over 80 countries.

The International MBA in Entrepreneurship and Innovation is designed to train a select group of students with the knowledge and skills for successfully adapting to emerging business trends.

As part of the international MBA, students will take part in a year-long internship at companies with proven evidence of entrepreneurship and innovation. The main goal of the internship course is to allow students to analyze business processes while gaining practical experience at these leading technological and consulting firms. Participating companies include Intel, Amdox, SIT, Lotem and Linkedin, where they will spend one day a week

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem MBA in Entrepreneurship and Innovation

  • Length – 1 year full-time
  • Number of students – Not known
  • Price – $30,000 (scholarships available)
  • Website

Haifa University

Haifa offers specialist MBAs for people interested in GreenTech and NGOs. It also has a focus on doing business with China, India and Japan, and offers a study trip to Shanghai.

Haifa University offers five MBA programmes:

  1. International Executive MBA Program (16 months)
  2. Global Green MBA Program
  3. MBA Program for the Management of Non-for-Profit Organizations
  4. Risk Management and Insurance MBA
  5. The MBA Program for Strategic Human Resource Management

Strengths:

  • Wide variety of courses with unique vocational specialisations
  • Focus on doing business with China, India and Japan (including study trip to Shanghai and guest international lecturers)
  • Well-respected professors
  • The MBA course in English is well established in Haifa University, founded in 2003.

The University of Haifa’s Faculty of Management Department of Business Administration is recognized as a pioneer in designing new and unique MBA programs in Israel, with its International Executive MBA program in English established in 2003.

The Program has an emphasis on doing business in China, India and Japan. For those students wanting a taste of real international experience, there will be an optional extra Joint International Seminar and/or Business Study Trip to Shanghai.

The International Executive Master of Business Administration (MBA) program is modelled on some of the world’s most successful business schools’ MBA programs. It is taught by world renowned scholars and leading businessmen from Israel, China, India, the USA, France and elsewhere.

The Global Green MBA is unique in Israel for its focus on issues of environmental and social sustainability that are increasingly at the heart of business managers’ responsibilities. The program benefits from the close cooperation between the Department of Business Administration and the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Management – and Israel’s position as a leading developer of sustainable technologies.

The Risk Management and Insurance MBA degree program offers corporate executives the depth of insight and range of techniques to cope with the challenges of today’s complex and turbulent financial environment. The course is directed by Professor Avigdor Kaplan, who served from 1997 to 2008 as CEO, and from 2008 as Chairman of the Board of the CLAL Insurance Group. AON sponsors the program and participates in its design.

The MBA Program for Strategic Human Resource Management’s goal is to academically train prospective managers who will be able to cope successfully with diverse managerial issues as a strategic/business partner in the organization. The program is built according to the requirements of the Israeli Society for Human Resources Management.

MBA program for the Management of Non-for-Profit Organizations is designed for managers in non-for-profit organizations seeking to further develop managerial skills.

The International Executive MBA Program

  • Length – 16 months part-time
  • Number of students – Not known
  • Price – $13,160 for international students
  • Website

Global Green MBA

  • Length – 1 year full-time
  • Number of students – Not known
  • Price – $9,980
  • Website

The MBA Program for Strategic Human Resource Management

  • Length – 2-year part-time MBA
  • Number of students – Not known
  • Price – ~$11,500
  • Website

Risk Management and Insurance MBA Program

  • Length – 1 year full-time
  • Number of students – Not known
  • Price – Not known
  • Website

MBA program for the Management of Non-for-Profit Organizations

  • Length – Not known
  • Number of students – Not known
  • Price – Not known
  • Website