One Year MBA in Hi-Tech's Ivy League
For the third year in a row, Israel's Technion University is opening its doors to the world with an international Start-uP MBA program. Taught entirely in English, the program offers elite students from around the world the opportunity to learn and practice entrepreneurship from the Start-up Nation in one of the world's most prestigious universities.
Israel's Technology Dream Machine
The crown jewel of Israeli higher education and the cornerstone of Israel's tech industries, the Technion is often referred to as the "hard drive" of Israel. It's also earned a reputation as part of hi-tech's equivalent of the Ivy League. The Technion boasts four Nobel Prize laureates within the space of nine years. Technion grads developed the acclaimed life-saving "Iron Dome" missile defense system and the school leads in such fields as Parkinson's disease research.
Aside from its reputation as a leading research center, the Technion is recognized as a premier institute for higher learning, particularly in business. The university is a member of the Yale Global Network for Advanced Management, a collaborative effort linking top business schools around the world. The Technion's global partnerships also include joint ventures with Cornell College, including the creation of Cornell's new Tech campus in New York, which will channel the Technion's renowned approach to innovation and education.
The Best of Both Worlds: Top-Tier Academics and Hands-on Experience
With the Technion's reputation and history of achievements in both academia and business, the Start-up MBA takes advantage of both, combining the highest level of classroom education with first-hand experiences in the field with businesses and start-ups to bridge the gap between theory and practice.
The program even includes bi-weekly trips around the country to explore Israel and its many attractions and visiting different industry-leading companies. And the entire MBA, tours and field visits included, is completed within a single year, keeping costs down for students and allowing them to take their newly acquired knowledge directly to the real world of business.
It's not just the diversity of experience offered by the Start-up MBA program that has drawn students from around the world but also the quality of the staff and the courses taught. Class size is kept small, typically around 40. And the faculty chosen to teach the all-English program have earned a reputation as engaging and inspiring lecturers, bringing abstract topics to life and conveying to students their shared wealth of knowledge and years of experience. "The academic part was really over my expectations", explains Jacques Botbol, a graduate from the program from Venezuela. "I didn't expect to have such a high quality of teaching".
More Than Just an MBA, It's a Career Game-Changer
As much as academics are important, however, they aren't enough to create a revolutionary education in business. The venue is also key. That's why the Technion, based in Haifa, has located the program in Tel Aviv. Where better for the young entrepreneur to learn business in action than in Tel Aviv, the city that never stops? Not to mention the fact that Tel Aviv is nestled right in the middle of the Silicon Wadi, the Middle East's answer to Silicon Valley, giving students the perfect opportunity to see innovation up close and personal. After all, Israel is the Start-up Nation, why not learn some of its secrets?
In an increasingly global economy, getting ahead in business means learning from people the world over, engaging new and interesting people with diverse backgrounds. The Technion's international MBA program brings together talented young minds the world over to accomplish just that.
Students expand their horizons in this diverse environment as they learn how Israel has become a leading business innovator, picking up more than just what is taught between classroom walls. Shay, an American graduate of the program explained the importance of these insights and how they affected his outlook. "The program really changed the way that I view the world; now I have that missing point of view, that missing framework." And in today's market, having that framework can be the difference between being a successful entrepreneur or just another business school grad.