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Management Skills for Social Entrepreneurs: Graduate Program


  • Spend a summer at highly ranked Hebrew University in Jerusalem.
  • Strengthen your skills in management, with a special focus on nonprofits and social entrepreneurship.
  • Explore topics like social media, marketing, and fundraising.
  • Learn from and network with accomplished Hebrew University teaching faculty.
  • Enjoy interesting new cultural experiences and activities in Israel, known for its booming social business and social entrepreneurship scene. 

The Management Skills for Social Entrepreneurs summer program is specially designed for you as a graduate student in the field of nonprofit leadership. This program will help you refine your management abilities and set yourself apart with specialized training.

Each of the program’s intensive, concentrated courses extends over four consecutive days, giving you an immersive, in-depth introduction to the topic at hand. Courses include:

  • Philanthropy: Global and Local Perspectives (2 credits)
    Dr. Itay Greenspan
  • Organizational Change (2 credits)
    Dr. Sydney Engelberg
  • Fundraising (2 credits)
    Dr. Sydney Engelberg and Mr. Rami Kleinmann
  • Field Workshop: Getting to Know Israeli Nonprofits (2 credits)
    Dr. Michael Ganor
  • Social Media and Marketing in Nonprofits (2 credits)
    Dr. Nimrod Dweck


You may choose between a full-time program (three courses or more) or a part-time program (two courses or fewer).

Course Components

  • Assigned readings
  • Lectures
  • Final paper to conclude each course

See the course catalog for full course descriptions.

“[I] built relationships with professors who would create the connections that would land me my new job in New York City.”
Molly Wernick of the US
M.A. in Nonprofit Management and Leadership (2015)

Read more about our students’ experiences.

Extracurricular Activities & Student Support 

HebrewU’s RIS offers a rich extracurricular activities program, including tours, cultural and social events, lectures, and more. We support you throughout your stay with us so that Jerusalem becomes your home away from home. Learn more about student life.

Apply by: May 15, 2017
Arrive on campus: July 5, 2017
Program length: Summer semester 

Full-Time Tuition:

US$ 5,000

Part-Time Tuition:

US$ 940 + cost per course, up to 2 courses

  • Graduate course: US$ 400 per credit
  • Modern Hebrew or Literary Arabic course: US$ 170 per weekly hour
  • Individual tutorial: US$ 1,300 per semester
  • Check course catalog for specific number of credits and hours per course


Full-time: US$ 1,460
Part-time: US$ 1,140

Extracurricular Activities:

Activities are included in the tuition fee. Learn more about fees, cost of living, and paying for the program.


A limited number of scholarships based on demonstrated need or merit are available.

To be eligible for HebrewU’s graduate study abroad program, you must have the following:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education recognized by HebrewU
  • GPA of 3.2 or higher
  • Knowledge of English*

*You are required to submit one of the following:

  • TOEFL score (minimum 573 paper-based, 230 computer-based, or 89 internet-based)
  • IELTS score (minimum 7)
  • Amir score (minimum 22)
  • If you have completed a four-year degree taught solely in English at a recognized institution of higher education, you can request an exemption. You must submit documentation from your university verifying English as the language of instruction. Exception is evaluated on a case-by-case basis and is not automatic.


We’re pleased you’re applying to join us in Jerusalem. See our application guidelines or apply online now.


Email the Division of Graduate Studies
Call us: +972 2 588 3184

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Please note that HebrewU reserves the right to cancel courses for which there is insufficient registration.

Fast Facts


Management Skills for Social Entrepreneurs

Language of Instruction:



Flexible; part-time or full-time

Program Dates:

July 9-August 10, 2017


Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education

Application Deadline:

May 15, 2017


Full-time students: US$ 5,000

Part-time students: US$ 940 + cost per course, up to 2 courses

Housing: US$ 1,460

Relevant Academic Fields:

Management, marketing, entrepreneurship, NGOs

Take a look at our pages for prospects, students, faculty and staff, alumni, and parents – or contact us!