The program is designed to provide students with formal knowledge in management basics, nurture their ability to identify new challenges and opportunities, and equip them with tools for making decisions and managing entrepreneurial and innovation processes. It also trains them in the importance of monitoring and responding to financial and social developments within the organization without, in both the local and global business contexts.
The unique program combines classic MBA courses with courses in technological management, multinational management, entrepreneurial management, and managing innovation within organizations, as well as a global strategy project and an entrepreneurship project.
Diverse learning methods are used, including lectures, case studies, applied projects, simulations, experiential workshops, open discussions, team assignments, and active student engagement throughout, as well as an online “inter-cultural management” project carried out with students at other MBA programs around the world.
Alongside an emphasis on academic excellence, the William Davidson MBA program structure facilitates a good balance between studies, work, and family life.
The program is designed for professional managers, and is thus structured around concentrated blocks of study so as to allow students to combine studies with work and family life.
Studies are held at the Technion campus in Haifa on Thursday afternoons (2pm to 10pm) and Friday mornings (9am to 1pm). The program is spread over nine mini-semesters of eight weeks each, for a total duration of 21 months.
The program comprises a total of 52 academic credits:
- 30 credits from mandatory core courses—11 core courses of 2 credits each, one mandatory management game carrying 3 credits, and one mandatory project carrying 5 credits
- 20 credits from elective courses—10 courses of 2 credits each
- 2 credits from Advanced English requirement.
Core courses form the majority of the first year of study, with electives being offered mainly in the second year. Certain special courses and workshops may follow a different schedule from that described here. The program is offered in Hebrew, although some lectures may be taught in English in the case of visiting faculty from abroad.