​Research in social leadership
 
In addition to the regular program, the Mandel program also offers an MBA research track (study track with thesis). The research track is geared to outstanding students who seek a deeper understanding of the study material and wish to focus on independent research. The independent writing of a thesis provides basic academic experience and training, and represents a prerequisite for continued Ph.D. studies at BGU. The thesis is written in the context of the students studies in the department and as part of the degree requirements. A thesis supervisor will be chosen for each student from among the academic teaching staff of the Faculty of Business and Management. The research track consists of 21 courses, earning 63 credits, plus a thesis, earning 12 credits, for a total of 75 credits.