​For the first time in Israel: IDC Herzliya offers a B.A. in Entrepreneurship

IDC Herzliya has received accreditation from the Council for Higher Education (CHE) for a Bachelor’s Degree (BA) program in Entrepreneurship

IDC Herzliya, among the world’s leading institutions for teaching entrepreneurship, launches an avantgarde and unique program for a B.A in entrepreneurship;

The program relies on the unprecedented success of IDC’s exclusive programs: The Zell Entrepreneurship Program and the Media Innovation Lab (miLAB)

IDC Herzliya has recently received accreditation from the Council for Higher Education (CHE) to begin student registration for a dual- major program B.A. in Entrepreneurship. This first-of a-kind program in Israel will endow young entrepreneurs with the knowledge and tools needed to realize their entrepreneurial ideas and aspirations.

IDC Herzliya was the first academic institution in Israel to develop an entrepreneurial program, 16 years ago. Since then, the program has inspired the development of similar programs in leading institutions in the U.S.A., and still attracts interest on in international scale.

The Program will endow young entrepreneurs the with knowledge and tools needed to realize their entrepreneurial ideas and aspirations | Photo by: Amit Giron

Over the years, the Zell Entrepreneurship Program has generated dozens of start-ups, with substantial real-world exits. Relying on this experience and with further support, the Adelson School of Entrepreneurship was established, where the avantgarde B.A. program in entrepreneurship was developed. The architecture of the purpose-built facility illustrates the spirit of innovation and reality-changing thinking. The building is designed to serve as a “factory” for innovative ideas and as such, includes standard lecture halls alongside modular classrooms, accelerators and networking spaces.

The Adelson School of Entrepreneurship (ASE) at IDC, headed by Prof. Yair Tauman, now offers this unique double-major program combined with business administration, a program which will integrate practical entrepreneurship, intended for students who wish to launch new and innovative business ventures or to establish new programs in existing organizations. In the program, students will take courses that deal with venture creation and will present a methodology of studying-through-doing alongside courses which will empower the venture creation process while equipping the students with a real-world entrepreneurial toolbox. The elective courses offer the students a glance at many fields of the entrepreneurial world, innovative technology and strategic thinking, needed to navigate in a rapidly changing world.


Standard lecture halls alongside modular classrooms, excelerators and networking spaces | Photo by: Amit Giron

The program, which will be taught in English (management classes will be taught partially in Hebrew), also includes hands-on training in building innovative technological prototypes, alongside assembling business plans and is mentored by leading figures from the industry and with an emphasis on excellence in research and education, social responsibility and teamwork.

Prof. Uriel Reichman, President and Founder of IDC Herzliya, stated that, “the success of the Israeli economy depends on pioneering entrepreneurship which reached international achievements in agriculture, security and civic technology, high-tech and science. As a result, we were able to make international markets our own. Entrepreneurship can only prosper in an economically competitive market which protects freedom of occupation. The undergraduate program in entrepreneurship expresses the belief of IDC Herzliya in free entrepreneurship and is a vote of confidence in the abilities and future of our students”.

Adelson School of Entrepreneurship | Photo by: Amit Giron

Leading researchers and experts in the fields of innovative technology; social entrepreneurship; and industrial entrepreneurship from Israel and the world will be teaching at IDC’s Adelson School of Entrepreneurship, such as: Prof. Yair Tauman, renowned expert on game theory and academic director of the Zell Entrepreneurship Program; Dr. Gail Gilboa Freedman, mathematics and data science expert; Dr. Yossi Maaravi, Deputy Dean and expert on innovation, entrepreneurship and negotiation; Ms. Moran Nir,  Executive Director of the Zell Entrepreneurship Program; and Dr. Gali Einav, digital media expert.

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