The IMBA Course Catalogue

Our Curriculum

1 Year Embedded in Entrepreneurship & Innovation >>

The Sofaer International MBA runs just under 1 year (October to August) and combines foundational courses with a wide-variety of electives designed for company innovators, startup builders, and venture founders.  

 

Note, in Israel, the academic-week runs Sunday through Friday.  Classes and other official program activity will not be run from 14:00 on Friday through Saturday night.  You may reference the Academic Calendar here.

 

The IMBA Curriculum *Curriculum subject to change 


Pre-Requisites: Intensive Preparatory Session 

End of September /October -Math & Calculus
-Finance with Excel
-Foundational Statistics
Intensive Preparatory Session prior to start of academic year.  Required for all students unless passing an exemption exam

 

Module 1

October &
November
Foundation A (Required):
-Micrcon
oeomics - Part A
-Statistics for Business Management
-Introduction to Marketing - Part A
-Introduction to Finance - Part A
-Management of Technology & Innovation

 
Courses generally held 4 to 5 days a week between the hours (Monday through Friday) between 8am and 6pm. Students cannot work. 

 

Module 2 

December &
January

 

Foundation B (Required):
-Microeconomics - Part B
-Introduction to Marketing - Part B
-Introduction to Finance - Part B
-Organizational Behavior - Part A
-Financial Accounting
-Tech Ventures - From Idea to Execution


Electives:
-Management of Teams
-Lessons Learned from Israeli Innovation - a joint course with the Wharton School of Management

Courses generally held 4 to 5 days a week between the hours (Monday through Friday) between 8am and 6pm. Students cannot work.

 

February Break

 

 

Module 3

March &
April





 

Foundation C (Required):
-Organizational Behavior - Part B
-Strategy
-Tech Ventures - From Idea to Execution


Practical Components:


Electives:
-Project Management
-Consumer Insight 

-Idea Generation & the Systematic Approach to Creativity 
-Leadership
-New Business Models in the Cyber World
-Strategic Aspects of Mergers and Acquisitions
-Case Studies in Strategy

Courses will be condensed into the minimum number of days to allow students the opportunity for internships or part-time work.

 

 

 

Module 4

May &
June 

Foundation D (Required):
-Management of Information Systems
-Introduction to Value Creation 
-Business Ethics


​Practical Component:


Electives:
-New Product Development 
-Change Management 
-Digital Apps - From Idea to Execution 
-Legal Aspects of Hi-Tech Companies 
-Pricing Policy
-Doing Business in Emerging Markets 

Courses will be condensed into the minimum number of days to allow students the opportunity for internships or part-time work.

 

 

Module 5

July &
August

 

Electives:
-Master Classes with Industry & -Entrepreneurial Leaders 
-The Entrepreneurial Process
-Negotiations
-Effective People Management   

Most courses held during the week between 15:45 to 21:30 and Friday mornings, with the likely exception of The Entrepreneurial Process and Negotiations, which will be held during the day. 

 

 

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