Program Highlights

Applied Academics - the lecturers in the specialization come from the worlds of health system management and pharma, and as such, have extensive theoretical knowledge and extensive practical experience.
This is the only program in Israel that combines a Master's Degree in Business Administration with a specialization in health systems management and pharma.
Graduates of the specialization integrated into various management positions in the health care system including: managers of branches or geographic areas in HMO’s, managers of medical institutes, managers of clinical areas, product managers in pharmaceutical companies, nurse supervisors, managers of departments in hospitals and more. The knowledge you will acquire will allow you to understand the system, excel and advance in it.


Management in the healthcare system today requires advanced skills to deal with complex systems.  In order to lead large and complex health systems, under normal conditions as well as during uncertainty and crisis, managers need to learn the most updated information, theories and skills. Managers in the health system are required to demonstrate flexibility and the ability to adapt to frequent changes, technological understanding, creative thinking, and above all – leadership ability, that will allow them to inspire those around them to make the big changes necessary in these sensitive areas, which concerns our lives and health.


The specialization in health and pharmaceutical systems management is intended for managers in the health system: doctors, nurses, other health care professionals, employees of Bio-Tech companies, etc.  The program will assist them to advance in professional management in the discipline and rise up on the management ladder of the students’ current organizations. The need for professional management and an in-depth understanding of the health system and the forces that drive it are necessary to advance. The degree is also relevant to those who aspire to a career in health care, are interested in joining an organization or company in the health field, or aspire to establish a medical startup.


In this specialization, students receive, in addition to the management skills that the degree in business administration proides, the core content required for every manager in the health system.  This includes comprehending the system’s complex structure, and understanding the flow of resources between its various parts. Graduates will be able to assess where the Israeli health system is in relation to other health systems in the world, and what our opportunities and barriers are compared to other countries. They will practice quality measurement and quality leadership to ensure the best results.  Students will learn the basis for managing communities and not just individuals, including in the most relevant fields today, like epidemiology (epidemic management). Students learn how to initiate and lead major changes that will affect not only one’s organization but the entire country. They will get to know the complex world of the medicine life cycle – from the local and global point of view.  The lens used will not just be science but also economics, regulation and assimilation processes, competition and marketing. Students learn how completely new areas such as service and marketing affect the world of health and how they contribute to the results we want to achieve for our patients.


The Program Can Be Completed in One Year

Selected Courses in the Program of Study:

  • Innovation in medicine and medical management in the digital age
  • The health system in Israel and around the world
  • Introduction to health economics
  • Epidemiology and COVID
  • Service and marketing in the health care world
  • The life cycle of drugs
  • Introduction to quality and risk management in medicine
  • Value creation and marketing strategy
  • Business strategy
  • Aspects in the management of the organization
  • The basics of financial management
  • Managing business negotiations
  • Entrepreneurship and business innovation
  • Positive leadership in management
  • Financial Statements Analysis
  • Public and corporate governance
  • Game theory and risk management
  • Business law and financial enforcement
  • Labor law and ethics for managers


For More Information About the Program

  • To download the internship brochure, for the 2023-2024 academic year, with the full list of internship courses (not including the core courses) – click here
  • To download the information brochure for the 2023-2024 academic year, the MBA, which includes an extension for the core courses – click here
Dr. Alina Amitay Director of the Clinical Pharmacy Unit at the Meir Medical Center, Chairman of the Pharmacy Association in Israel
This track, above all, gives practical tools to managers in the field. Its excellent lecturers make you ask questions and make every course fascinating. Already during my studies, I acquired practical knowledge that I applied at work.

Our Program Graduates Speak

Orit Mutahada
"The specialization broadens the concept of leadership in general and management in healthcare systems in particular. I acquired innovative approaches and practical tools, on a professional and personal level. The specialization positively affected my work at Maccabi Health Services - a progressive and agile organization - and in the healthcare world."
Director of Medical Specializations, Maccabi Health Services
Noa Ben-Ami
"I opened up to new worlds of content, to concepts and thought challenges that gave satisfaction to my curiosity, to my desire to grow and develop personally and beyond the limits of the profession and knowledge that I have acquired so far."
Process Manager, Strategy Unit, Maccabi Health Services

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