Frequently Asked Questions

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What is the start date|end date of the program?

The 2023-24 Academic Year will begin on October 9th, 2023 and take place for 3 semesters: Fall, Spring and summer until the end of August 2024.

Students usually receive their diplomas in the following January (2025).

What is the price of the program?




Does the price include housing?

No.  For more information about housing, please see


Can I stay in the dorms?

Students have the option to live in the on-campus dormitories or off-campus. Keep in mind that spaces are limited, and you need to apply in advance.

What is the cost of living in Tel Aviv per month?

the cost of living (food, transportation, rent, etc.) to be $1,500 USD -$1,750 USD per month, though students have been known to live on less, or much more.  

Does the program provide health insurance?

All international students are covered by an Israeli insurance policy which is included in the program’s tuition fees.

Do I need a student visa?

Yes, students who do not hold an Israeli passport or ID number must obtain a student visa prior to their arrival in Israel.

Social Engagement & Collaborative Experience

The Sofaer GMBA program is a tight-knit community. Academic courses and the Career Management Curriculum are very group-work orientated. Students are expected to be active and accountable teammates while in the program and responsible and engaged citizens as alumni.

 While professional experience plays a large role in shaping a candidate’s personal qualities and work ethic, the GMBA program places additional focus on experiences gained outside the professional sphere. Applicants are encouraged to share with the Admissions Committee relevant experiences and activities that have contributed to their personal growth and maturity.

Can I integrate work with the program?

The program is full time (courses and workshops take place Sunday-Thursday) and requires your full commitment. Special cases regarding the schedule will be reviewed.

What are the core courses I’m going to learn?

Financial Accounting, Marketing Management, Intro to Finance, Intro to Microeconomics, Statistics, Strategy, Managing Organizational Behavior, Management of Information Systems, Data Analysis for Business and Operations Managment.

Who is the Faculty?

Courses are taught by the Coller School of Management Faculty, Visiting Professors, and Industry Experts.

Is there an exchange option? Who are your exchange partners?

As part of the Sofaer GMBA program at the Coller School of Management you are invited to a semester of studies abroad (either Summer or Fall) at one of the world’s leading business schools.  The list includes:  ESADE, Kellogg, Keio, HKUST and many more.

Career opportunities after Graduation

The university, together with venture capital fund Tau Ventures, promotes entrepreneurship and innovation in Israel and abroad, and connects academia to industry in the best and most practical way. The funding fund invests in early-stage projects of students and graduates of the university, with the intention of increasing entrepreneurship on campus.

Which Leading Companies Hire Sofaer Graduates?

Microsoft, Deloitte, Google, SimilarWeb, Amdocs, Lemonade, PubPlus, Pioneer, Riskified.

Why come to Israel?

Israel is a global cluster of innovation and entrepreneurship. The country produces more startups per-capita than China, India, Canada, Japan and the UK and attracts twice as much venture-capital investment as the US and 30 times more than Europe. At the center of it all is Tel Aviv.

What’s unique about Tel Aviv?

Tel Aviv is a city that never sleeps and neither do the people who inhabit it.
It has the highest percentage of young people of any city in Israel.
Tel Aviv is the heart of the ‘Startup Nation’ and home to Israel’s startup community.

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