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MBA in Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Offered in conjunction with 






Academic Calendar (does not include the exam week):


 Autumn semester      October 30, 2016 – January 29, 2017 
 Spring semester    February 27– June 28, 2017
 Summer semester   July 9 – August 31, 2017 


Tuition: US $30,000 


Financial Aid  

Scholarships based on demonstrated need or merit are available for MBA students specifically.  Email for more information. Additionally, for a general list of scholarships: Financial Aid.


Academic head: Dr. Lior Amsellem





The International one year MBA in Entrepreneurship and Innovation is designed to train a select group of students with the knowledge and skills for successfully adapting to emerging business trends. This new program, which will be taught in English, is a joint venture of the Jerusalem School of Business Administration and the Rothberg International School.


The curriculum includes the development of sustainable business models, financial and data analysis, and current trends in management, entrepreneurship and innovation. Students will acquire tools for creating services and products that are suitable for global markets. 

 Throughout the program, they will participate in a professional internship. 


Students will benefit from this unique opportunity to study in Israel, a country widely viewed as a hub of innovation, hi-tech firms, and start-ups. In addition, they will gain value beyond the classroom by networking with faculty and exploring the Israeli business hub. 



The program consists of 48 credits taken over three consecutive semesters (autumn, spring and summer). Required courses (22 credits) will focus on the following areas:  

  • Finance 
  • Accounting  
  • Marketing 
  • Organizational Behavior 
  • Business Strategy 
  • Entrepreneurship  
  • Quantitative Models 

Elective courses (18 credits) will be offered in the following clusters: 

  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation (e.g., Startups and Innovation: The Israeli Model, New Product Policy)  
  • Global Aspects of Finance (e.g., Stock Markets and Financial Systems Around the World, Business Markets and Economic Growth in East Asia)  
  • Globalization and Management (e.g., Organizational Change, Leadership Development in Organizations) 

In addition, participants can opt to take courses on Israeli Society and Culture. 


Students will benefit from a supervised internship (8 credits) in a leading high-tech firm, government institution or philanthropic fund throughout their studies. 



Admission Requirements 

Qualified candidates with a Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution of higher education are eligible for admission to the program. Admission is competitive and is based on transcripts, GPA, GMAT scores and letters of recommendation.  

Candidates must have:  

  • A minimum of a 3.2 grade-point average (82/100) or the equivalent 
  • Completed introductory courses in economics, statistics and mathematics  
  • GMAT scores: Applicants are required to submit GMAT scores obtained in the past five years. Those who have taken the GRE exam in the past five years may submit their GRE scores instead of the GMAT.


Knowledge of English:

Applicants are required to submit official TOEFL, IELTS, or Amir scores. The minimum TOEFL score required is 573 on the paper-based test, 230 on the computer-based test, and 89 on the Internet-based test.  The minimum IELTS score is 7. The minimum Amir score is 220. 


Exempted from this requirement are applicants who have completed a full degree (a minimum of four years) taught solely in English at a recognized institution of higher education.  

Applicants who have completed a B.A. in English Language and Literature may request an exemption provided that they submit documentation from their university stating that the language of instruction is English.  


Note: Official documents or test results may be scanned and emailed to official documents must be submitted upon arrival.  


Application Process 

Application period: January 1 – March 15, 2016


Application for the program is done online and decisions will only be finalized after all required documents have been received. The admissions decision-making process takes approximately three weeks once all documentation is received by the Division of Graduate Studies.  


For additional information on the application process click HERE. To apply click HERE 


For information on social activities, sports facilities and health insurance, click here


For detailed information visit the Jerusalem School of Business website:



Participants can request housing in the modern Scopus Student Village, adjacent to the University’s Mount Scopus campus. Each student will be allocated a private, air-conditioned bedroom in a suite with another 2-4 bedrooms, as well as a living room, kitchen and bathroom facilities. For additional information on housing click here. 


A rich extracurricular activities program is offered, including tours, cultural and social events, lectures and more. 




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