Economics and Business Management
Head of the Department – Prof. Idit Sohlberg ✉
Department Deputy Chair – Dr. Hayiel Hino ✉
Department Deputy Chair – Dr. Limor Gonen ✉
Department Chair- Prof. Shmuel Stashevsky ✉
Department office: +972-3-9066399
Fax: +972-3 -9066658
In today’s complex and dynamic economic environment, the key to success is the ability to combine specialized knowledge with relevant insights from multiple disciplines. The Department of Economics and Business Administration at Ariel University strives to develop this ability among its students, so as to produce outstanding managers who will make a significant impact on the Israeli and global business scenes. Our highly stimulating and challenging programs, equip students with both practical and theoretical tools, and train them to apply these tools to contemporary problems. The department has approximately 40 faculty members and 1,500 students at the B.A., M.B.A. and Ph.D. levels. Faculty members are engaged in teaching, research, professional and public activity.
The B.A. in Economics and Business Administration is a three-year program that consists of required courses, elective courses and research seminars in both economics and business administration. Third-year students may choose from five specialized course clusters, in the fields of economics, finance, management, marketing or entrepreneurship. The Department also offers optional certificate programs in land assessment and internal auditing, in conjunction with the B.A.; both certificate programs require additional coursework, external examinations and an internship.
In addition to the B.A. in Economics and Business Administration, the department also offers dual B.A. programs in economics and a second discipline, such as Economics and Accounting, Economics and Mathematics, Economics and Computer Science, Economics and Psychology or Economics and Criminology.
Honors students may choose from among the following: a four-year B.A.-M.B.A. program; honors research seminars, which involve students in ongoing faculty research; research assistantships beginning in the third year; and merit scholarships.
The M.B.A. program offers the following tracks: Interdisciplinary Studies, Finance, Marketing, Management and Organizational Behavior with a Certificate in Human Resources, Technology and Entrepreneurship, and an M.B.A. with a Certificate in Internal Auditing. Students can complete the M.B.A. in 12, 15 or 21 months. The optional M.B.A. thesis is strongly recommended for those who intend to continue to the Ph.D. program.