Program Details

The academic program spans one year and includes foundation courses, core courses, advanced courses, consulting projects, corporate visits, and internships. Foundation courses (9 courses) These introductory courses provide fundamental knowledge and deve
Tel Aviv, Israel
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Academic Year, Year Round

Program Overview

Program Description:
The StartuP MBA curriculum delivers foundation courses that develop expertise in the functional domains of management, core courses that offer integrative frameworks and specialization in entrepreneurship, innovation, and technology management, as well as advanced courses that extend this specialization and emphasize practical applications. As part of the program students participate in corporate visits to leading corporations, startup companies and technological incubators in Israel. These visits are combined with guided tours in Israel, the land of the bible. Industry seminars provide a platform for interacting with Israeli executives and entrepreneurs who discuss managerial dilemmas with students. The program’s consulting courses offer to groups of students the opportunity to promote projects from patent to commercialization as well as develop business plans for startup companies. Each student engages in an internship at a startup company to gain hands-on experience and develop contacts that contribute to his or her career upon graduation.

The academic program spans one year and includes foundation courses, core courses, advanced courses, consulting projects, corporate visits, and internships. Foundation courses (9 courses) These introductory courses provide fundamental knowledge and develop expertise in the functional domains of management. The list of foundation courses includes: Managerial Economics Quantitative Methods and Statistics Accounting Organizational Behavior Financial Management Operations and Supply Chain Management Marketing Management Competitive Strategy Entrepreneurship Core courses (9 courses) These courses rely on foundation courses and offer either integrative frameworks or specialization in the program’s core concentration in entrepreneurship, innovation, and technology management. The list of core courses includes: Analysis of Financial Reports Negotiation Management Consumer Behavior Capital Markets Technology Management Intellectual Property Cooperative Strategy Innovation Management New Product Development Advanced courses (5 courses) Advanced courses further develop the program’s specialization in entrepreneurship, innovation, and technology management as well as offer selected electives. Each year, five courses will be offered from the list of advanced courses: Market Analysis Entrepreneurial Finance and Corporate Valuation International Business Leadership Project Management Cross-Cultural Management Human Resource Management Corporate Strategy Governance and Business Ethics Information Systems Management Organizational Change Corporate visits The program features 12 visits to leading high-tech companies, start-up firms, and technological incubators, in which the students will attend presentations by entrepreneurs and senior managers and gain first-hand exposure to Israel’s start-up scene. Each visit day will also feature a guided tour of nearby sites in Israel. Industry seminars The program includes three industry seminars in which entrepreneurs and executives visit the Technion campus and present managerial dilemmas to students who engage in case analyses. Entrepreneurship consulting projects As part of the curriculum, student groups will engage in two consulting projects. In the first project, students will devise a commercialization plan for a patent issued to a Technion scientist. In the second project the groups will write a business plan for a start-up company. The Bronica Center offers guidance to students interested in writing business plans for their own start-up company. Internpreneurship The program underscores the application of acquired academic knowledge and practical skills in the domain of entrepreneurship. It encourages hands-on experience in entrepreneurship and business development as well as exposure to real business situations. To that aim, all students will be involved in internpreneurship (internship in entrepreneurship). The internships will be carried out in technological incubators and selected companies that operate in an entrepreneurial technology-intensive industry context. The internship will focus on specified tasks such implementing a business plan, developing investor or customer relations, performing a market survey, developing distribution channels, facilitating strategic alliances or acquisitions, or conducting competition and industry analysis. Student will be able to establish and manage their own start-up companies as part of this internship.

The Technion is the only Israeli institution with membership in the Yale Global Network for Advanced Management. This initiative is designed to enable the partnering business schools around the world to connect and address the leadership challenges facing business and society. As part of its objectives, the network facilitates student exchange and related learning opportunities. Hence, Start-uP MBA students will be able to take part in joint courses or travel to take courses in member business schools as well as meet and exchange ideas with students from various countries.
Setting Description:
Tel Aviv is the second largest city in Israel, located on the Mediterranean coastline in central-west Israel. Tel Aviv is a global city, alongside cities such as Berlin and San Francisco. Known as "The City That Never Sleeps", it is a popular international tourist destination, renowned for its 24-hour culture, beaches, bars, restaurants, cafés, parks, shopping, cosmopolitan lifestyle, and landmark neighborhoods. Tel Aviv is an economic hub, home to the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange, corporate offices and research and development centers. It is the country’s financial capital and a major performing arts and business center. Tel Aviv has the second-largest economy in the Middle East. In 2010, Knight Frank’s world city survey ranked it 34th globally. Tel Aviv has been named the third "hottest city for 2011" (behind only New York City and Tangier) by Lonely Planet, third-best in the Middle East and Africa by Travel and Leisure magazine (behind only Cape Town and Jerusalem), and the ninth-best b
The tuition for the 2013-2014 academic Start-uP MBA program is $35,000. Tuition includes: Academic program, term fees, , use of facilities, books and course materials, corporate visits and guided tours Not included: Airfare, airport transfers, housing, computer hardware and peripherals, medical expenses (medical insurance can be purchased separately), laundry, linens, souvenirs, , additional trips and excursions per catalog, and personal spending money. The Technion offers generous merit-base

Additional Program Information

Scholarships Description:
Merit based Scholarships