Established 40 years ago in 1978, the School of Business Administration pioneered academic studies fully recognized by the Israeli Council of Higher Education, yet outside established state-subsidized universities. With 2,500 students enrolled this year, today it is the largest academic business school in Israel.
The School offers Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programs based on a combination of theoretical and hands-on, dynamic approach, adaptable to changing requirements in terms of both content and methodologies. Accordingly, its faculty comprises leading experts from both the academe and the business world.
Prof. Dan Elnathan
Dean of the School of Business Administration
Dan is an Associate Professor of Accounting and holds a Ph.D. in Accounting from the Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania. He received his M.B.A. and B.A from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. At COLMAN’s School of Business Administration, Dan has served as Chair of the Accounting Department, Director of Undergraduate Programs and Associate Dean. In 2012 Dan established the International Business Program, the first and only Undergraduate International Business Program in Israel and has been the Director of the program ever since.
At COLMAN he was Head of the Teaching Excellence Authority, serves on COLMAN’s Academic Managing Committee, Board of Trustees, and the boards of the Het Center for the study of Regulation and Competition, the Zanbar Center for the study of Israel’s Economy, and the Chinese Media Center.
Prior to joining COLMAN, Dan was a faculty member at The University of Southern California and Tel Aviv University, a visiting professor at The University of Michigan, The Vlerick Business School in Ghent, Belgium and The Interdisciplinary Center, Israel. throughout his teaching career spanning more than 35 years, Dan has received a number of academic awards for excellence.
Dan has published in journals such as Journal of Accounting and Economics, Journal of Management Accounting Research, The International Journal of Project Management, The International Journal of Accounting and Journal of International Accounting Research. He currently serves on the editorial board of The Journal of Accounting Education.
His research interests include International Accounting, Benchmarking, Costing and Control and Valuations. Current research projects focus on the value of public (non-accounting) information and the regulation of SME’s.
He served as chair and member of professional accreditation committees for the Council for Higher Education in Israel, and coordinator of National CPA exams in Management Accounting for the Accountants Council in Israel.
“For over 40 years, The School of Business Administration at The College of Management has educated and trained thousands of managers who are well equipped to meet the challenges of an ever-changing business environment. Our graduates can be found at the top echelons of public and private companies in Israel and globally, or running their own companies in pursuit of their entrepreneurial spirit.
Management studies provide us with incredible opportunities to fuse knowledge from various areas and at different levels. “Glocalization”, a novel approach that reflects the fusion between Globalization and Localization, is uniquely and profoundly present in the area of management, and in our curriculum.
On one hand we explore Global Segments, International Regulation and Technology that goes beyond borders and at the same time we ensure that our graduates are aware of cultural differences and interpersonal relationships, an essential mix when managing companies in the 21st century.
Our school is successfully dealing with the constant tension between the “big picture” and the “individual and personal”, between the Global and the Particular, and between Academia and Practice, thanks to our innovative curriculum and our cadre of excellent faculty.”
– Prof. Dan Elnathan
The School is committed to opening the gates of higher education to as many deserving students as possible, with a special emphasis on students who hitherto have been denied such access, and providing them with the best possible education in accounting and in management.
Its core vision – and the single element that has remained unchanged over the past 40 years, is to offer its students the potential for independence, uncompromising professionalism and responsibility, thus generating an impact not only on the world of business but also on the lives of its graduates and on society at large.
This vision is being realized: the School’s tens of thousands of graduates who are the backbone of the business, accounting and management world in Israel and form an unparalleled network of support and engagement, substantiate and prove this statement.
B.A. in Accounting
One of the leading accounting programs in Israel, with a proven track record of graduates’ outstanding scores on the Institute of Certified Public Accountants in Israel (ICPAI) exams. Supplying the students with a strong theoretical and ethical background as well as vast practical experience, the program’s alumni serve as the backbone of Israel’s economy in various roles, including managing and senior partner positions in the biggest Israeli CPA firms, in industry, government and in numerous organizations. Currently there are over 900 students studying towards a B.A. in Accounting.
B.A. in Business with specialization in:
- Entrepreneurship & Strategy
- International management with an emphasis on India and China
- Human Resources
- Marketing & Advertising
This myriad of programs is fostering the next generation of Israeli thinkers and doers in the fast-paced global economy. With career-oriented learning, mentoring by leading executive experts and a wide array of internship programs, business workshops and simulations, as well as the benefit of a vast international network of collaborations, the business management programs are where theory meets practice and professionalism meets innovation. Currently, there are 800 students studying towards their B.A. in these programs
M.B.A. with specialization in:
- Accounting & Finance
- Bio-Medical Management
- Distance Learning-Based Program
- Marketing, Advertising & Digital
- Human Resources Management
- Strategy & Entrepreneurship
- Technology Companies Management
- Management & Business Psychology
- Financial Gerontology
- Multi-Disciplinary Program
M.B.A. - Research thesis
Our commitment to in-depth theoretical research and the recognition that research is a necessary condition to understanding the complex, dynamic global world, to updating the rapidly aging body of knowledge and to devising innovative business methods, underlies our research thesis MBA program. This program offers excelling students a comprehensive business education in any of our specialization tracks combined with advanced research skills and a close and meticulous methodological guidance in the writing of a research thesis of the highest level.
M.B.T. - Master in Business Taxation
The boutique program, the first and only of its kind in Israel, is designed to train students as tax experts by providing theoretical and practical knowledge in all areas of tax policy, including income tax, VAT and international taxation. The academic stratum is integrated into practical courses and seminars dealing with current pressing issues in light of the many changes taking place in the areas of taxation in Israel, globalization, and the war against illegal tax planning.
The courses, workshops and seminars are taught by the best researchers and experts in the field and the select student body comprises the next generation of leading tax experts in Israel.