A unique International MBA in Israel

University of Haifa’s International MBA is designed to fit an age of globalization, constant disruptive changes and the steadily growing importance of East Asia in the global business world.

This English speaking International MBA program aims at providing you with the core knowledge, competencies and skills that will make of you a global manager capable of rapidly evolving within the increasingly dynamic, complex and competitive international business environment.

Thus, all the basic core courses are designed to study all the MBA disciplines with a clear prominence to the global and international aspects of each respective topic. On top of this global vision, the program offers a strong regional emphasis on doing business in and with East Asian countries such as China, India, Japan and Korea. Some regional specialization include:

  • A Joint Seminar with MBA students in China (or in India), working together on projects and partnerships commissioned by companies in both countries.
  • A Study Trip in China (or India) that will get you in direct contact with peers and managers in these countries and allow you to exchange with them as well as discover their own country and experience their approach to management. (The cost of the Study Trip is not included in the tuition fee).

Faculty members belong to Haifa University Management Faculty and to reputed MBA Programs in the USA, Europe and Asia. Many are also experienced practitioners in Business and Management.

Students who complete the program, will be granted a Master of Business Administration degree (MBA).

Professor Chalom Schirman

Head of the International MBA program in English


Program Structure and Administration

Duration of program: 14 months (Starting in October 2020) in 6 consecutive periods of 9 weeks.

Schedule: Two half Days every week: Thursday afternoon / evening; Fridays

This schedule allows students to successfully balance investment in their personal career development, with the necessity of work and the maintenance of family relationships.

Admission Requirements

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

  1. An accredited undergraduate degree with a minimum grade point average of 80 or the equivalent *
  2. At least three years of managerial/professional experience after completion of the undergraduate degree
  3. Completion of the GMAT/GRE/Internal Exam, with a minimum grade that will be determined periodically **
  4. An excellent command of the English language
  5. Qualified candidates will be invited for an interview

* For applicants who hold a foreign bachelor’s degree, completion of the GRE exam is required.

** Applicants who hold advanced degrees from accredited universities, as well as applicants who hold senior managerial positions, may apply to the Department’s MA committee for exemption from the GMAT/Internal Exam.


Registration will begin on 17.01.2021 and will end on 30.04.2021.

Academic year 2021-2022 will start in October 2021.

Israeli candidates may apply through the University of Haifa online Registration Portal.

International candidates may apply through the International School (any may also use the registration guide).

You should submit the Registration Department the following documents:

  1. An original copy of your diploma
  2. An original copy of your academic transcripts
  3. A completed copy of the MBA Candidate Questionnaire

Tuition Fee

For Israeli students:

The tuition fee for Israeli students is the regular tuition fee as determined by the Israeli Council of Higher Education (200%).

For International students:

The tuition fee for foreign students for 2019/20 is $9,700 for the entire program, plus an additional $990 for Service Fees (Security, Library, Health Insurance, etc.)

Final tuition for the next academic year is updated annually.

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Shanghai Study Trip

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International MBA program
Faculty of Management, University of Haifa, Mt. Carmel, Haifa, Israel
Tel: 972-4-8288732 | Fax: 972-4-8249194 | Email: odanenber@univ.haifa.ac.il