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The Faculty of Industrial Engineering and Management was the first of its kind in Israel, and one of the first in the world. The Faculty was founded in 1958 by a group of distinguished academics, including Prof. Pinchas (Paul) Naor, Prof. Shmuel (Sam) Eilon and Prof. Sebastian Littauer. The founders' vision was to train engineers in different fields of management (economics, human resources, marketing, etc.) while providing them with a broad and robust scientific education. 

As a pioneer in its field, the Faculty continued to lead, integrating new fields of study and research into the curriculum and raising the bar for competitors. Over the years, the Faculty added courses in organizational behavior, economics, information systems, service engineering, and others. In addition, the Faculty maintained a close relationship with industry, to the benefit of both. These bonds continue to enrich the Faculty’s education and research arms while helping its graduates integrate in the business world.

Over the years, the Faculty of Industrial Engineering and Management has trained more than 11,500 undergraduates, graduate and Ph.D. students. Many of our graduates have gone on to obtain keypositions in research and industry in Israel and abroad.

Today, the Faculty offers several undergraduate programs as well as six different programs for advanced degrees (MA and PhD) in industrial engineering, economics, operations research and systems analysis, probability and statistics, behavioral science, management engineering, and information management engineering. In addition, the Faculty’s MBA program prepares its graduates for management positions, emphasizing high-tech companies that compete in the international arena.

The future of the Faculty derives from its history. Our mission is to continue to be pioneers in research and in training the next generation of industrial and management engineers, as well as top researchers.