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The General Executive-Level MBA Program (in Hebrew)

About the program

The General Executive-Level MBA Program is central to the Department of Business Administration and has been running successfully for 17 years. The program is taught mainly in Hebrew and is designed for men and women in the midst of their career. Special emphasis is put on the participants’ maturity and managerial experience, combined with academic and team-work abilities. The faculty staff, as well as past-graduates, is personally involved in the process of acceptance to the program. Due to the large number of students and our policy of keeping a relatively low class size, this program is run with two equal and parallel classes.

The teaching staff provides the utmost exposure to the 21st Century business world, while mediating between the academy and field practice. Every member of the senior academic staff has a prestigious academic reputation. They are actively involved in academic research as well as in practical consulting, and other activities in the world of business. The teaching staff is supplemented by senior scholars from universities abroad, who come to share their knowledge and vast experience, as well as professionals from within the industry, who bring their experience into the classroom.  

The Program structure and content is built on knowledge and experience in leading Business Schools worldwide and it has been adapted to the unique conditions of business in Israel. The department sees vital importance in updating the courses and content according to latest research findings and best business practices. The academic staff is highly involved in research, consultancy for private and public companies, and teaching at universities abroad. These activities guarantee we are always updated with the latest developments.  

We believe that training must not be one-dimensional. The program is offered to students from diversified occupational backgrounds. We believe that this heterogeneity contributes to a fruitful academic atmosphere in the classroom, and provides an opportunity to engage in extensive cross-cultural interaction.

The students

The students are the essential pillar of the department. They are the link between the academic world and the business community. They come from this community to absorb knowledge and training and return to the community to implement them.

Our students come from diversified occupations, departments within their organizations and academic backgrounds. Their average age upon acceptance is 35 and they have an average 7 years of work  experience after they graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree About half of the students were academically trained in engineering/quantitative disciplines (civil engineering, computers, mechanics, chemistry, industrial management etc.) and about a quarter of the students earned an academic degree in economics and management. The rest possess a Bachelor’s or higher degree in social sciences, law or humanities. About a third of the students are female.

The occupational range is vast. About half of the students come from the industry and especially High Tech industry. The other half come from service-providing companies (banking, insurance, computing services and management), the military and non-for-profit organizations.

Unique Program characteristics

Work and study simultaneously: The courses are concentrated in two days of “frontal study” a week: Thursdays afternoon and Friday mornings. This allows students to earn an MBA while continuing in full-time employment.

Short period of studies: The program stretches over seven study-periods, each of which consists of nine weeks. In addition, the department holds a number of short seminars and workshops. The 16-month overall duration is shorter than most equivalent programs in Israel.

Qualitative study experience: The program encourages teamwork. . This and the student’s diverse academic background and managerial experience, allow a fertile exchange of ideas between the students. The instructors emphasize the practical orientation of the subject matter. All of these contribute to the quality of learning.

Business Forum: The students and graduates enjoy frequent   meetings with senior men and women in the Business community to discuss business-related topics.

Networking: Association with peers from other programs and alumni from previous years help in forming social and business contacts, as well as generating employment and business opportunities.

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Tuition fee

The Program duration is two academic years (for the University’s tuition fee regulations click here)

MBA students pay the total of two academic years tuition fee for the entire program (as set by the Israel Council for Higher Education, a year tuition fee is presently fixed at 13,485 NIS). The total cost of studies is very good value for money as compared to alternatives in Israel and abroad.

*The tuition fee does not include additional payments (security, services etc.) and special expenses (books, licenses etc.).

Administrative Management

Program Head: Dr. Michal Biron
E-mail: mbiron@univ.haifa.ac.il

Program Coordinator: Ms. Lital Bellaiche
E-mail: lbalogh@univ.haifa.ac.il
Phone: 04-8249193

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