MBA Global Study Course - Israel

This MBA course is designed to help students:

  • Experience how a variety of businesses thrive in a capitalistic country in the Middle East

  • Apply theories and construct what is learned in MBA courses to businesses as conducted in the Middle East

  • Explore the relationship between significant companies both in Greater Cincinnati and Israel

  • Explore P&G's world renowned innovation center in Israel and Google's significant Israeli operation

As part of the course requirements, students will design a business plan for either creating a business venture in the US that could partner with an Israeli company OR create a plan for expanding the student‘s current employer‘s efforts in utilizing resources in Israel.


Dates of Trip: May 6 - May 15, 2014

Course: BUAD 688: Doing Business in Israel

Lead Professor: Dr. Mark Sena

Credit Hours: 3 Credit Hours

Elective: General Business or International Business Concentrations or a substitution for BUAD 550.
Travel Expenses: $3,850 - Includes  lodging, ground transportation, airfare and some meals with scheduled business meetings/visits and cultural events. 

Deposit Due$500 deposit due with Registration to hold your class placement by January 23, 2015.

Course Components

  • Pre-Trip Lecture: Two mandatory four hour lectures

  • Pre-Trip Assignment: Country overview and research

  • Country Immersion: 9 days in country business visits/ cultural exploration/ marketplace observation

  • Post-Trip Assignment: Group Project/ Business Plan

  • Post-Trip Meetings: One mandatory three hour meetings for final business plan presentations

Tentative Company Visits: P&G, Venture Capitalists, Microsoft, Netafim, the Technion, incubators and innovation centers.

Sample Syllabus: Click here to download

Sample Itinerary: Click here to download

Registration Information