MBA program for the Management of Non-for-Profit Organizations

The program

This unique program is designed for managers in non-for-profit organizations seeking to further develop their managerial skills, which will help them in coping with the challenges of a complex, ever changing and multi-faceted environment. In addition, the program offers managers in other organizations (including for-profit), the opportunity to acquire and expand their knowledge of the growing non-for-profit sector. The non-for-profit sector includes public organizations, governmental organizations, social organizations, and communal organizations. These organizations are central to the vast activity conducted in the welfare, health, education, security, culture, environmental care, and sports arenas. Management in such organizations requires general managerial core-skills, as well as specific skills and knowledge to master tasks and problems within this sector. We strongly believe that the professional training provided in MBA programs is essential to managers in non-for-profit organizations as they deal with managerial conflicts that are similar to those in other types of organizations. The School of Business Administration visions the professional training of such managers with the aim to prepare them as best as possible to current and forthcoming challenges. Hence, the program is built on the grounds of general managerial studies relevant to all organizations, alongside non-for-profit oriented managerial training. Our approach is interdisciplinary in nature, and allows for a profound and integrated understanding of various aspects of organizations in general, and non-for-profit organizations in particular. 

Students who complete the program, will be granted a Master of Business Administration degree (MBA) with a specialization in Non-for-profit organizations. 

The Students

The program is designed for managers who work or find interest in non-for-profit organizations and who have managerial experience of three years or more. We expect students to come from a wide range of organizations, reflecting the wide range of the non-for-profit sector. The program is built to encourage the participants to share their varied managerial experience with their classmates. The program is intensive and constructed of condensed but short study periods, which manage the students’ time to the maximum, in order to allow those who combine work and studies an efficient study schedule. The program is intensive and consists of concentrated and short study periods, out of a desire to offer a program which allows students to combine between their studies and their work and family.

We perceive the students to be central pillars in the essence of our school. For us, the students are the link between the academic world and the broad community. They arrive from a unique social-managerial context and return to their communities and organizations equipped with knowledge and insights that contribute to their leadership and management excellence.

Additional unique features of the program

Combining studies and work: The courses are concentrated on one day a week: Tuesdays from 09.00 to 19.00. This arrangement allows students to acquire a master's degree without interrupting the course of his current work.

Short duration of study: The duration of the entire program is about a year and a half. The studies are spread over about eight consecutive periods, lasting nine weeks each.

Quality study experience: The studies take place in a cohesive and relatively small group. The heterogeneous academic background of the learners and their diverse managerial experience allow the exchange of ideas between the participants.

Integration between theory and practice: The program combines lecturers from the academia and lecturers from the field, both from Israel and abroad. The lecturers in the program emphasize the applied orientation of the study material, and the combination of theory actually contributes to the quality of the learning experience in the program.


Registration & Admission

Women and men who possess the following qualifications are welcome to apply for admission to our programs:

  • An accredited undergraduate degree with a minimum grade point average of 80 or the equivalent *

  • Preference for those with at least 3 years of managerial/professional experience.

  • Completion of the GRE/Internal Exam, with a minimum grade that will be determined periodically **

  • A excellent command of the English language (An MBA student must prove reading, writing, and verbal skills in the English language. Some of the courses and workshops may be given in English).

  • Qualified candidates will be invited for an interview.

*For applicants who hold a foreign bachelor's degree, completion of the GRE exam is required. The minimum grade will apply to both quantitative and verbal parts of the exam. For GRE info- click here.

**School's Internal Exam consists of 3 parts: Verbal, Quantitative and English, and requires a minimum grade that will be determined periodically.

- Applicants who hold a Ph.D from accredited universities, will be exempted from taking the Internal Exam.
- Applicants who hold advanced degrees from accredited universities, as well as applicants who hold senior managerial positions, may request to be exempted from the Internal Exam.
- Applicantss with an appropriate academic background in the quantitative field, may request to be exempted from the Internal Exam.
A school committee will discuss all requests, which must be submitted through the program coordinator.

For Application: 


Duration of the program - two years of academic studies.

MBA students will pay for the entire program a regular university tuition of two academic years + ancillary payments (security payments, services, etc.), subject to the NIS regulations.

For more details, please contact the Tuition department

Program Officials

Program Academic Head: Dr. David Bodoff
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Program Coordinator: Ms. Vered Dana-Tron
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Phone: 04-8288489

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