Global Green MBA
International MBA Program Specializing in Sustainability
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 has recently become the first institution of higher education in Israel to join the United Nations Global Compact and the first Israeli participant in the Principles for Responsible Management Education initiative.
The students and the program
The Global Green MBA is a one-year full-time post-graduate degree program, taught in English, opening in December 2013. This is an intensive full-time program, built in five study periods each with duration of ten weeks. The teaching schedule is organized over three days a week, with both morning and afternoon classes.
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 both compulsory and elective specialist courses on topics related to Sustainability and Environmental Management. The students are required to participate with proficiency in all twenty courses of the core curriculum and a minimum of two courses from the pool of electives. A compulsory applied field project offers a further opportunity for students to see how ideas taught in the classroom are implemented in the real world.
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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.
- An undergraduate degree from a recognized university with a minimum final grade of 80% (Israeli system) or 3.0 GPA.
- GMAT exam (minimum requirements are determined periodically). Candidates with a relevant graduate degree or with significant managerial experience can apply for an exemption.
- An excellent command of the English language.
- Qualified candidates will be invited to an interview.
Program Head: Dr. Andrea Ghermandi
Program Coordinator: Ms.Oriane Steiner