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The Tapas MBA Program was establishedprincipally for those leaders and executives who deal with global business challenges, and are candidates for first-rate MBA programs but are unable to spare the required time.The program is based on the most important insights learned from courses at Columbia, Stanford and Northwestern Universities’ Business Schools. The content delivered in every session, integrates the most up-to-date theories with the actual ground-breaking events of international companies, thus imparting compelling theoretical and practical knowledge, with unparalleled intensity and speed.

The program is notdesigned to award a degree and it grants no academic credits.

The program which was developed by Itai Kohavi is offered free of charge, as a result of the desire to contribute and give back knowledge to the Start-upNation. The goal is to strengthen strategic thinking in Israeli companies. As a result, an integral aspect of this program is the opportunity given to its participants, to expand the Circle of Contribution to the community. 

Why Mini MBA

Because you are interested in learning the most important principles of an MBA, but you do not intend dedicating a year or two to do so.

Because Mini MBA programs in the United States have gained a strong reputation and are in high demand by Senior Executives.

Because you are likely to ask yourselves how the founders of Microsoft, Google, Apple, Checkpoint, Dell and Facebook etc, succeeded without having a Masters in Business Administration. Tapas MBA will help you answer the questions: “What do we gain from an MBA? How necessary is it?For whom?”

Why Tapas MBA

Because this program integrates theory and its implementation and is taught by those who deal with both aspects. Tapas MBA is based on the most current and relevant courses in the leading MBA programs in the United States; however, the theoretical component is only a part of this program.Along with Theory, the program has additional value which is not studied at Business Schools, since most lecturers have never developed a product, established a Start-Up or managed an international company.At Tapas MBA, we also incorporate “Alley Cat” methods.

Why Now

"Three o'clock is always too late or too early for anything you want to do." Jean-Paul Sartre, Nausea (1938)

You decide every moment of every day, who you are and what you believe in. You get a second chance every second. Don't let those chances slip by. Respect your challenges, Invest in yourself, it will contribute to others.

So lets agree right here, right now: No side issues. No drama. Email us your thoughts, questions, or wonders without delay

Time, Location
The graduation diploma on behalf of Tapas MBA hosted by Microsoft Ventures Academy will be granted to those who participate in at least 80% of the meetings, upon conclusion of the Tapas MBA program.
Method of Study

The lectures will be held in Hebrew, accompanied by slides in congenial English.

Goal 1: Developing creative thinking and leadership skills.

Goal 2: Learning the primary content learned in leading Business School faculties in the United States.

Goal 3: Taking part in the “Circle of Contribution” Community Project.

Individual Goals
The Goals of the Companies and Organizations to which You Belong

Training of managers with strong leadership abilities is a mission that can take a company a very long time.

The Tapas MBA hosted by Microsoft Ventures Academy program assists in expediting the training of creative andinquiring executivesby providingthem tools and processes that facilitate strategic and competitive thinking.


The Tapas MBA program combines a variety of business topics which are delivered in an informal atmosphere. The sessions make up a complete and sophisticated “meal”, just like an excellent tapas meal.


"Tapas are a wide variety of appetizers, or snacks, in Spanish cuisine. They may be cold (such as mixed olives and cheese) or warm (such as chopitos, which are battered, fried baby squid)… In select bars in Spain, tapas have evolved into an entire, and sometimes sophisticated, cuisine… the serving of tapas is designed to encourage conversation because people are not so focused upon eating an entire meal that is set before them…”  Wikipedia






*Why Tapas?

7/1/16- 10/3/16

Thursdays 17-20


Location: Microsoft ILDC - Think Next Academy

Shenkar 13, Building No.6, Floor L1, Herzeliyya Pituach


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