The program is given in Hebrew
The Technion offers two MBA programs, all of which focus on the connections between innovative technology, managerial challenges, and business opportunities. The programs are open to candidates with at least a bachelor’s degree who are interested in expanding their knowledge, and who are considering pursuing a career in management or launching their own start-up company. Two of the programs are taught in Hebrew and one in English.
- The main program, held on the Technion campus in Haifa, is taught in Hebrew and lasts one year and nine months. Classes meet on Thursdays from 2pm to 9.30pm and on Fridays from 9am to 1.30pm.
- A more part-time program is offered at the Technion-Azrieli Sarona campus in Tel Aviv. This program lasts two years and three months, with classes on Thursdays from 2pm to 9.30pm. Classes are taught in Hebrew.
- The programs are founded on the Technion’s excellence in research and in educating graduates who lead and manage technological innovation. The Technion is ranked among the top ten universities in the world for graduates managing successful technology companies (Bloomberg Financial News, 2014), and it aims for its MBA graduates to maintain this level of achievement. In addition, the programs are informed by the Technion’s global reach (including campuses in New York and in China) and its partnerships with other MBA programs around the world, such as those at Yale and Cornell.
The programs are suitable for bachelor’s graduates in science and engineering, as well as for graduates in other subjects who are interested in technology and display strong analytic ability. Much of the programs’ content deals with the implications of two interesting connections between the social sciences and technology. First, many of the more successful recent technological inventions (including those behind companies such as Facebook, Google, eBay, Uber, and Apple) are based on identifying social problems and providing technological solutions. And second, smart management requires a good understanding of human behavior – employees, colleagues, and customers – while at the same time working within financial constraints.