Jerusalem — The Hebrew University of Jerusalem is launching a new one-year International MBA in Entrepreneurship and Innovation. Starting in autumn 2014, the English-language program — offered jointly by the Jerusalem School of Business Administration and the Rothberg International School — will include a professional internship over all three semesters.

The 48-credit program will include advanced elective courses in Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Global Aspects of Finance, and Globalization and Management. Students will have the opportunity to take courses on Israeli society and culture. A rich extracurricular program will include tours, cultural and social events and more.
Professor Yishay Yafeh, Dean of the Jerusalem School of Business Administration, said: “This program will train a select group of students with the knowledge, analytical tools and business skills to successfully adapt to emerging trends in today’s global markets. Students will gain value beyond the classroom through access to the Israeli business hub of innovation, hi-tech firms and start-ups, and networking with faculty and local students.”
Professor Mimi Ajzenstadt, Provost of the Rothberg International School, said: “We created this program in response to demand from students around the world for an English-language Hebrew University MBA. This program answers that need with instruction from Hebrew University’s outstanding faculty and training from people in the business world, combined with practical work experience.”
The application period is from January 1 – March 15, 2014. Students interested in joining the inaugural class can learn more at  http://overseas.huji.ac.il/mba. Scholarships based on demonstrated need or merit may be available.
Alumni of the Jerusalem School of Business Administration, founded by Daniel and Raphael Recanati, are currently working as top economic advisors, policy makers, CEOs and business managers. The School has nearly 2,000 students at the undergraduate, MBA, EMBA and Ph.D. levels. Faculty members include world renowned scholars who have taught in some of the best universities in North America and elsewhere.
The Rothberg International School (RIS) attracts students from over 80 countries to its preparatory, undergraduate, graduate, and special programs for overseas students. Among the new Master’s and Doctoral degree programs taught in English are Jewish Education, International Business Law and Intellectual Property and Bio-Medical Sciences in Dental Medicine.