Doing Business in Israel

Doing Business in Israel (DBI) introduces international MBA students from partner schools to Israel's high-tech and entrepreneurship sectors. Participants learn about the dynamics of the Israeli economy and business environment through theoretical lectures on Israel's macroeconomic setting and economic/business sectors; case studies on Israeli companies at different lifecycle stages, e.g., Babylon, Given Imaging and Rafael Advanced Defense Systems; company and startup visits; talks with executives, serial entrepreneurs, and government officials.

  • Runs 4-5 times annually
  • 7-day, 36-contact hour seminar
  • Integrates learning in both the field and the classroom.

More than 500 students a year from leading business schools, such as UCLA, NYU, ESADE, Booth and Ross, have taken part in the program, either in customized programs for specific schools or open DBIs with students from different institutions.

DBI frames the central aspects of doing business in Israel within the context of the country's

high-tech and entrepreneurship sectors. Students gain a comprehensive view into the Israeli

business environment, integrating academic perspective and insights with a hands-on

introduction into the dynamics of the business field.

The Program offers an experiential educational setting, based on a combination of teaching methodologies:

Learn more about the Israeli business ecosystem and the DBI program from the Academic Director, Udi Aharoni.


Join us for our next DBI program!

Winter 2023-24: Sunday, December 31, 2023 - Saturday, January 6, 2024

          Check-in: December 30, 2023

          Check-out: January 7, 2024

Spring 2024: Sunday, May 19 - Saturday, May 26, 2024

          Check-in: May 18

          Check-out: May 27


Accommodation for 8 nights: Check-in and check-out of the hotel are a day before the program begins and a day after it concludes.  


Registration Fees

Students from PIM or bilateral partner-schools:

  • USD 2,400 per student for double occupancy* 
  • USD 3,400 for student for single occupancy*

Students from non-partner schools:

  • USD 3,400  per student for double occupancy* 
  • USD 4,400 for student for single occupancy*

*Registration fee does not cover airfare, insurance or transportation to and from the airport.


Contact Us

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