Bar- Ilan University’s International M.B.A Program

Study Online This Summer and Earn M.B.A. Credits

Bar-Ilan University is offering you a unique opportunity to turn your summer courses into M.B.A. credits. The Graduate School of Business Administration is running two fascinating, innovative programs that will enable you to acquire practical knowledge from top Israeli academics and practitioners – for credit towards your M.B.A. degree – all while sitting at your computer!

Mideast Economics

Prof. Andrew Schein, Ph.D.

July 6 – August 3, 2020 (5 weeks)

Mondays, 16:00 – 18:10, Israel time (GMT +3)

1 Credit

Course code: 70-317-01

Students will develop an understanding of the Israeli economy both from an historical perspective and from a contemporary viewpoint. The course begins with a review of the growth of the economy in Israel and the surrounding areas from the 16th century to the founding of the State of Israel in 1948. Then we take a more detailed look at the changes and developments in the Israeli economy from 1948 through 2020 with an emphasis on the development of the high-tech sector in Israel. We will discuss how COVID-19 has affected Israel’s economy and what’s in store regarding Israel’s economic prospects in the future.

Additionally, students will gain an awareness of some of the economic issues that currently face Israel’s Arab neighbors. In this section, we begin with the development of the economy in the West Bank and Gaza from 1967 to the present. We then turn to brief discussions of the Egyptian, Jordanian, Lebanese, Syrian, and Saudi Arabian economies. In these discussions, the focus is on recent changes, including the effects of COVID-19, that have occurred in the different economies. Within the context of our discussion on Saudi Arabia, we also examine the oil market and its effect on the region.


About Bar-Ilan University’s International M.B.A. Degree

When it comes to providing a multi-faceted “Israeli” business experience, there are few choices better than Bar-Ilan University’s International M.B.A. Program, which is taught entirely in English. Bar-Ilan’s Graduate School of Business Administration has a proven track record in translating the special qualities that have fueled the Israeli business and entrepreneurial machine into a state-of-the-art academic program, carefully customized to address not only the theoretical, but also the experiential aspects required in a world-class business education.

The International M.B.A. program’s outstanding faculty members have international academic reputations and extensive teaching experience in the United States, Israel, and elsewhere. In addition, leading academics from other departments and universities in Israel, as well as distinguished faculty from prestigious institutions around the globe, teach selected classes in the International M.B.A. program in their respective areas of expertise.

Read about the two faculty members who will be teaching the summer online courses below.

Prof. Andrew Schein’s expertise lie in International Economics and he has written many papers for academic journals and other publications. He earned his Doctorate from New York University in the US, and has taught graduate level classes at New York University, Trinity College and Boston University. He also teaches undergraduate level studies at Lehman College, Trinity College, Yeshiva University, and Hadassah Academic College.

Dr. Weldon Turner has worked with major corporations in their emerging markets divisions and has extensive experience in growing new companies. He is a Director and COO at Gigawatt Global, a multinational renewable energy company focused on the development and management of utility-scale solar fields in emerging markets. Dr. Turner holds a BA in History and Political Science from Union College, NY, received his JD law degree from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University, and his LLM from Thomas Jefferson Law School.

Listen to Dr. Weldon Turner’s overview of the “Investing in Emerging Markets” course.