Global Study

MBA Students Take “Doing Business in… Israel” Course

In January, a group of MBA students traveled to Tel Aviv for the “Doing Business in (DBi) Israel” course. Students attended lectures at Tel Aviv University on entrepreneurship and innovation in Israel, particularly in new media and the biotech industry. Highlights of the trip included corporate visits to Teva, Sound Better and Token Ads as well as tours of a kibbutz and Palmachim Military Base.

“DBi Israel in particular was great for a number of reasons,” said MBA student Carl Foss. “First, the class in entrepreneurship and innovation was excellent. The fact that Israel has produced so much start-up activity gave us a better understanding of what conditions foster that kind of business. We talked a lot about the global companies that place research-and-development centers in Israel and how they are structured. It was a lesson in how to get the most innovation out of a business, which is critical. Second, Tel Aviv University was an incredible host. Our instructors planned a trip that brought us all over the country and introduced us to a wealth of Israeli history and culture.”