​​​​​​​​The program curriculum is divided equally between courses in management, which provide students with the knowledge covered by standard MBA programs, and other courses that focus on the Third Sector. To avoid a sharp dichotomy, courses that bridge the two domains are also an integral part of the program.


The curriculum prepares graduates to hold executive positions in nonprofit organizations as well as to develop careers that combine activity in the Third Sector with for-profit institutions.

As proof that the degree is rooted in the nonprofit sector, we should mention that it was initiated and is supported by the Mandel Foundation.

The Mandel Foundation views this program as a powerful response

to its mission to produce the agents of social and organizational change who are needed to attain a better world.



Unique approach


Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) and the Mandel Foundation have established a premier MBA program in social leadership at the Guilford Glazer Faculty of Business & Management .

The objective of this program is to train and develop top leaders for the nonprofit and public sectors in Israel.

We believe that social leadership requires the integration of advanced management knowledge and skills and highly developed leadership qualities combined with a deep commitment to social issues.

The program is unique in its conception, offering a curriculum that integrates management and

leadership approaches and skills, together with the inculcation and development of a deep knowledge and understanding of social issues and of the role of civil society in a modern democratic state, to enable graduates to lead civil society organizations in order to fulfill their goals.