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Global Green MBA

International MBA Program Specializing in Sustainability 

Program overview

Israel is rated as one of the most advanced countries in the world for the management of water and renewable energy resources, and a leader in developing innovative and sustainable technologies. This accumulated knowledge is embodied in the Haifa University Faculty of Management's new Master in Business Administration (MBA) program, which focuses on the subject of Sustainable Business Management (“Global Green MBA”).

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. This new MBA program seeks to promote sustainability-oriented leadership by providing the students with the essential tools for business management and incorporating leading-edge principles of sustainability throughout the curriculum.

The MBA program combines high academic standards with an international learning environment and provides superb opportunities for advanced learning and extensive cross-cultural exchange.

The Faculty of Management

The University of Haifa's Faculty of Management is recognized as a pioneer in designing new and unique MBA programs in Israel. The innovative objectives of the Faculty have been achieved while consistently maintaining excellence in terms of course content, teaching faculty, students and administrative staff. To achieve our goals, we maintain close relationships with researchers and business communities in Israel and abroad.

The Global Green MBA program benefits from the close cooperation between the Department of Business Administration and the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Management, which are both part of the Faculty of Management’s existing academic setting.

The Faculty of Management is situated in the main campus of the Haifa University, on picturesque Carmel Mountain overlooking the major port city of Haifa in Northern Israel. Its MBA programs are ranked amongst the best in Israel and its degrees are recognized around the world.

The Faculty of Management is the only institution of higher education in Israel to participate in the United Nations Global Compact. It is committed to support the ten principles of the UN Global Compact with respect to human rights, labour, environment, and anti-corruption, and advance these principles within its sphere of influence. The Faculty of Management is the only Israeli participant in the Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) initiative and through its Global Green MBA program it promotes and supports progress in the implementation of the six PRME principles.

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The students and the program

Tentative program (courses & syllabus)- Click here

To view the schedule of the current year (Ceres class, 2015-2016)- Click here

The Global Green MBA is a one-year post-graduate degree program, taught in English, which opened in 2013/14. This is an intensive full-time program, built in five study periods each with duration of ten weeks. The teaching schedule for academic year 2014/15 is organized over two days a week, with classes on Monday afternoons (14:00 - 21:00) and Fridays (8:00 - 14:00).

The MBA program is intended for an international class of students, with English as the teaching language. The program is particularly appropriate for young graduates who are interested in a Master's degree in Business that addresses the challenging issues of Sustainability. Previous business experience is an advantage but is not compulsory.

The program includes a core of Business Administration courses and a range of specialist courses on topics related to Sustainability and Environmental Management. The students are required to participate with proficiency in all courses. A compulsory applied final project offers a further opportunity for students to see how ideas taught in the classroom are implemented in the real world.

Please visit the website of the University of Haifa International School for more information on student life and activities at the University of Haifa.

Meet members of the program faculty and some of our students!

Academic and administrative staff

The program is taught by Israeli and visiting professors, plus distinguished guest lecturers with extensive experience in the establishment and management of sustainability projects worldwide.

Most faculty members at the Faculty of Management have senior academic status and are well known and respected in the academic community. They are actively involved in academic research as well as in practical consulting, and maintain beneficial relationship with the business world. Faculty members share a common vision, emphasizing excellence in teaching, research and community involvement.

Academic requirements

Women and men who possess the following qualifications are welcome to apply for admission to the program:

1. An undergraduate degree from a recognized university with a minimum final grade  of 80%
    (Israeli system) or 3.0 GPA.
2. Completion of an internal admission exam. For applicants who are unable to take the
    internal exam (e.g., because they are not in Israel at the time of application), completion of
    the GMAT or GRE test is required, with a minimum grade that will be determined
3. An excellent command of the English language.
4. Qualified candidates will be invited to an interview.

 * Applicants who hold advanced degrees from accredited universities, as well as applicants
   who hold senior managerial positions, may apply to the school's M.A. committee for
   exemption from the internal exam or GMAT/GRE.


The application deadline is May 31. All applications submitted after May 31 will be reviewed on a rolling admissions basis. Qualifying students will be accepted until all spaces have been filled.

For international students:

Please fill out the application form via our online application system.
If you have any questions, please contact the International School admissions office at:
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, Tel: 972-4-828-8729

For Israeli students:

Application may be done through the University of Haifa web site.

Application forms can be also obtained at the Academon bookstore at the University of Haifa. Applicants may also phone the store (04-8253001) and ask for the registration forms.

You should submit the Registration Department  the following documents:

1. Your diploma (*an original copy )
2. Your academic transcripts (*an original copy)
3. A completed copy of the MBA Candidate Questionnaire


The cost-benefit ratio of the Haifa Global Green MBA is extremely favorable, since the tuition fee for foreign students for 2015/16 is only $9,100 for the entire program, plus an additional $225 for service fees and $655 for health insurance. The tuition fee for Israeli students is the regular tuition fee as determined by the Israeli Council of Higher Education.

The tuition fee does not include incremental payments for security and other services, and special expenses such as for books and different types of licenses and copyright. Optionally, the students may apply for accommodation in the University's dormitories for $450/month.

Click here for more information on financial aid and scholarships.

 Administrative management

Program Head: Dr. Andrea Ghermandi
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Program Coordinator: Ms.Oriane Steiner 
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Tel: 04-8288732