International MBA in Strategic Management at IDC Herzliya
Do you have a plan?
Strategists are basically the professionals that enable firms to design and achieve their goals. When it comes to new products, strategists will determine how to allocate the R&D resources, on which product or design to focus, and how to market the item upon its launch. In other cases, strategists take massive part in mergers and acquisitions as their job is to plan their firms' corporate future and offer the best way to realize their vision.
A good strategist is an out of the box thinker, someone who is able to see both the big picture and the minor details, a person who is creative and flexible to plan the perfect strategy for any challenge his or hers company faces.
This all-English Global MBA (GMBA) track focuses on strategic management skills and models, and includes both theoretical courses and hands on experience. In addition to internship opportunities that other GMBA students have, the strategic management students may choose to take part in the Wharton School's Global Consulting Practicum (GCP) Program.
Pennsylvania State University's Wharton School is constantly ranked as one of the top five business schools in the world. During the Practicum, the IDC students will work with international MBA students on actual projects for either Israeli or international companies. It is a fantastic opportunity for networking while gaining actual experience. In addition, students may choose to go on study trips to China or Brazil.
The GMBA in Strategic Management is an 18 month track, studied consecutively. Classes take place once a week in the evening and on Friday mornings. During several weeks of the programs, additional courses take place on another evening.
This Master's program includes several mandatory and elective courses in:
* Business Ethics
* Strategic Consulting
The track is led by an experienced strategic consultant who worked for predominant hi-tech companies and Israeli ministries. Other professors in the track are: a former professor in Wharton who specializes in new product growth, pricing and social networks; an expert on strategic and marketing in the entertainment industry; and others.
Applicants must submit their undergraduate GPA as well as a quantity GMAT scores; Professional experience of at least three years is also required. Suitable applicants will be invited to an interview with the admissions committee.
Graduates receive an MBA from IDC Herzliya and a certificate from Wharton School for participating in the GCP project.