International MBA (Focus: Asia)

Faculty of Management, Department of Business Administration

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  • Affordable Academic Excellence
  • Trip to China or India included
  • 15-months program

Program description

The International MBA (IMBA) is designed to fit an age of globalization, constant disruptive changes and the steadily growing importance of East Asia in the global business world. Taught in English over 16 months the IMBA program aims at empowering students with the core knowledge, competencies and skills that will prepare them for a global management career rapidly evolving within the increasingly dynamic, complex and competitive international business environment.


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What you will study

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.Haifa IMBA has two strategic University partners in Asia: ECNU in Shanghai and IMT in India. Both are leading business schools. Each regional specialization includes:

  • Joint Seminar with MBA students in China and/or in India, working together on projects and partnerships commissioned by companies in both countries.
  • Study Trip to 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.

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  • An accredited university undergraduate degree with a minimum grade point average of 80 or the equivalent.
  • Completion of GMAT**/GRE/an internal exam with a minimum grade that will be determined periodically.
  • An excellent command of the English language.
  • At least 3 full years of work experience, preferably in managerial posts.
  • Qualified candidates will be invited for an interview.

* For applicants who hold a foreign bachelor's degree, completion of the GRE exam is required. The minimum grade will apply to both quantitative and verbal parts of the exam. For GRE info, click here

** Applicants who hold advanced degrees from accredited universities, as well as applicants who hold senior managerial positions, may apply to the school's M.A committee for exemption from the GMAT/GRE exam.

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For international students tuition and fees for the full academic year is $US 18,460*. The fee breakdown appears below:

Tuition*  $17,300
Service Fees (Security, Library, Health Insurance etc.)  $1,160
TOTAL (in US Dollars) $18,460
 * Final tuition for the next academic year is updated annually. For more information on the cost of our programs, dormitories, etc. and payment instructions please click here. For financial aid information visit the "Scholarships" tab on this page.
There is a non-refundable $100 application fee for the program.

Dormitories are available for $450 per month.


Duration of program: 16 months (October 2017 through March 2019) in 7 consecutive periods of 9 weeks.

Core Courses
  •  Introduction to Behavioral Sciences
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Human Resources Management
  • Marketing Management
  • Managerial Economics
  • Corporate and International Finance
  • Financial and Managerial Accounting
  • Financial Statements analysis
  • Management of Information Systems
  • Big Data, Social Media, Information and E-Business
  • Business Strategy
  • International Business Negotiations
  • Ethics West and East
  • Project Management


A. All students, regardless of specialization

  • International Marketing
  • Geopolitics for Business
  • International Strategy Business Game
  • Global Entrepreneurship
  • Culture, Economy and Business development in China
  • Culture, Economy and Business development in Japan and Korea (JK1)
  • Culture, Economy and Business development in India

B.1. Specialization China

  • Special Issues in Business in China
  • Joint Seminar with ECNU
  • Shanghai Study Trip

B.2. specialization India

  • Joint Seminar with IMT
  • India Study Trip

Courses are subject to change.

Mandatory course for all international Master's students - Israel: Society and Policy Development - Past, Present and a Projection into the Future.

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Founded in 1996, the Faculty of Management offers a range of MBA and MA courses administered by the departments of Business Administration; Natural Resources and Environmental Management; and Information and Knowledge Management. The MBA Programs are taught by the faculty's full-time (research) members and specialist adjunct lecturers as well as industry figures and visiting academics.

The faculty operates several research centers, each with a specific research focus such as The Center for Internet ResearchThe Center for the Study of Organizations and Human Resource ManagementThe Interdisciplinary Center for Research on Emotions, and The Natural Resource and Environmental Research Center.


Information on scholarship and financial aid for international students can be found here.




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