Technion: Israel Institute of Technology

Haifa, Israel

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Technion was founded in 1924 in Haifa, Israel. As Israel's oldest and premier institute of science and technology, the Technion has been an active and leading participant in Israel's establishment and development. In part due to Technion's contributions, Israel is now recognized as one of the world's most prominent high-tech innovators, and has been called the second Silicon Valley. The faculty of Industrial Engineering and Management was established in 1958, and the MBA program focuses on the management of technology based firms.

The MBA Program

The Technion MBA program aims to develop the executive leaders and the entrepreneurs of the Israeli technology-intensive and knowledge based companies and to enrich them with the knowledge, tools and mindset necessary to lead these companies to become the growth engine of the Israeli economy, and to play a prominent role in the global economy.

The program's unique strategic position leverages upon the world renowned faculty who constitute its core competency, and upon the Technion, which offers the state of the art knowledge in scientific and technological developments.

The City

Haifa is the largest city in Northern Israel, and the third largest city in Israel. It has a mixed population of Jews and Arabs. Haifa is built on the slopes of Mount Carmel, which has a history dating back to Biblical times. Today, the city is a major seaport and is located about 56 miles north of Tel Aviv. Haifa has a Mediterranean climate, with hot, dry summers and cool, rainy winters. Haifa is divided into "lower" and "upper" city, built around Mount Carmel. There are many museums, as well as railway and subway stations. It is also home to the Bahai Centre, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Term Dates

A1: October - December
A2: December - February
B1: March - May
B2: May - July
Summer: July - September

The semester dates are outlined in the Technion MBA schedule.


Hebrew and English are the predominant languages.

Courses Available

Students will take MBA courses. Courses are only offered in Hebrew.

Credit Conversions & Grading

Estimated Expenses

$1500 per month.


Technion will provide students with housing. Space is limited so it is in the student's best interest to send in application materials early.


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Travel Opportunities

Israel is well situated for easy travel to nearby Egypt and Jordan. Students can also easily take boat tours through the Mediterranean to Turkey and Greece.

Contacts Abroad

Orna Nagar-Hillman
Student Exchange Coordinator
Email (studex at

Michal Tartazky
MBA Business Development
Phone: +972.4.829.4448
Email (tartazky at