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The MBA Program for Strategic Human Resource Management

The Program

This unique program is designed for those who seek to develop and expand their managerial skills with the intention to successfully cope with the managerial challenges of a rapidly-changing global market, which is subjected to social, technological, economic and political changes.  These challenges, mainly in management of the human capital, demand different types of human resource management to meet the need for pro-active strategic thinking and for effective use of the firm’s resources to enhance its ability to cope with future changes.  The effective management of the firm’s resources helps building the firm’s competitive advantage, and is considered a matter of organizational survival.

The Faculty is guided by principles of innovative managerial concepts. We acknowledge the appropriate standards of human resources management and perceive it to have a leading strategic role in the organization.

The 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 unique for its interdisciplinary approach. The program includes on a range of subjects taken from the field of business administration as well as strategic human resource management. Students are trained in academic proficiency to identify and analyze theoretical and practical problems, as well as to implement actual solutions. The content is comprised of three pillars: subjects that are unique to HR, organizational, behavioral and managerial aspects, and business comprehension.

The program focuses on the integration of academic and practical knowledge through a set of meetings with HR managers who bring field-experience, business game simulation and courses taught by field men and women.

We seek to have classes where students come from a wide range of organizations, reflecting the broad range of the sector. The program is built to encourage participants to share their varied managerial experience and knowledge with their peers.

The program is built according to the requirements of the Israeli Society for Human Resources Management. The program is acknowledged by this institute for purposes of ordaining our graduates.  

Successful graduates are eligible for a Master’s in Business administration—MBA, with the specialization in strategic human resource management.

Unique Program characteristics

Work and study simultaneously: Courses are concentrated on two days a week: Tuesdays afternoon and Fridays. This allows students to earn an MBA with minimal interruption to their work.. Studies are held in the University of Haifa’s new campus—the *Port Campus which is located at the heart of down-town Haifa, adjacent to the railway station and surrounded by parking lots. (*may be subject to change).

Short period of studies: Program duration is about a year and a half; the program stretches over seven study-periods, each of which consists of eight weeks and an exam week. In addition, the Faculty of Management holds a number of short seminars and workshops.

Separate class: Students study the courses in a separate, cohesive cohort. They enjoy improved study conditions, which include teaching aids and unique material.

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

Business Forum: Students and graduates of previous classes meet with senior managers to discuss various, real-life business-related topics.

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Tuition fee

Students will pay tuition fee of 45,000 NIS total.

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

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

Administrative Management

Program Head: Dr. Shay S. Tzafrir
E-mail:  stzafrir@univ.haifa.ac.il

Program academic advisor: Prof. Ilan Meshoulam

Program Coordinator: Ms. Vered Petrar-Alon
E-mail: valon@univ.haifa.ac.il
Phone: 04- 8249581

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