International MBA Faculty

The Graduate School of Business Administration has an outstanding faculty, with international academic reputations and extensive teaching experience in the United States and elsewhere. In addition, leading academics from other universities in Israel, as well as distinguished faculty from prestigious institutions around the globe, teach selected classes in the International MBA program in their respective areas of expertise.

Name Biography
Hillel Basch

Hillel Basch was affiliated with banks, brokerage and financial firms prior to starting an independent financial consulting firm - Smart Options. He holds a double BA in both Economics and Business Administration (extended) with a minor in Computer Science, and two separate MAs in both Business Administration - finance (MBA) and Business Law (LLM). Hillel works on the portfolios for all Smart Options clients and coordinates the company’s business operations, as well as speaking and lecturing in universities, colleges, corporations and managerial forums.

Dr. Jeff Dodick

Jeff Dodick has a B.Sc. in biology and earth science, as well as an M.Sc. in evolutionary biology from the University of Toronto (Canada). Additionally he has an M.B.A. from the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. His Ph.D. is in Science Education from the Weizmann Institute of Science (Rehovot, Israel). From 2004 – 2012 he lectured at the Science Teaching Department at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He has also published many papers dealing with how students of all age understand scientific processes in the earth sciences, evolution and ecology. From 2012 to present he has been teaching International Business and Strategy at Ben Gurion University and researching issues connected to the circular economy, cooperative business environments and entrepreneurship education.

Dr. Yael Elraz-Shapira

Dr. Yael Elraz Shapira is a graduate of the Department of Psychology at Bar-Ilan University. She has extensive experience in organizational consulting for local and global organizations, specifically in the field of executive development and executive coaching.

She is a lecturer in the MBA,  EMBA and IMBA programs. Amongst the courses she has developed and taught are: Principals of Management, Organizational Behavior, Motivation at Work and Leadership.

Prof. Roy Gelbard

Roy Gelbard is Chairman of the Graduate School of Business Administration, Bar-Ilan University.  He received his Ph.D. and M.Sc. degrees in Information Systems from Tel-Aviv University.  He also holds a B.Sc. degree in Biology and B.A. in Philosophy. His work involves two main areas:

  1.   Knowledge discovery in which he focuses on data and knowledge representation, data mining, classification and clustering techniques.
  2.   Systems development in which he focuses on software modeling, integration of software engineering and project management concepts, as well as on team work and knowledge sharing.

His studies produced academic publications as well as technological innovations that were granted as patents.  During 2014-2015, he was appointed consultant to the Bank of Israel for data mining and machine learning, after winning a tender offered to all Israel academic institutions.

Dr. Nadav Goldschmidt

Nadav Goldschmidt is an expert in the areas of service excellence, customer experience and management development. He received his Ph.D. from Cornell University, USA, in service management and organizational behavior. He is the author of six books among them "Reflection Management" and "The Guide to Exceptional Customer Experience". His research focuses on what makes companies great, ways to improve managers' perforamce and service innovation.

Dr. Zvi Josman

Dr. Josman is a cognitive and organizational psychologist by training. He frequently serves as a visiting professor at numerous universities: Rutgers, Verona, Singapore, Riga, Moscow, and Warsaw. His research activities focus on decision-making processes, ethical issues in organizations, work-life balance, and corporate social responsibility. Additional professional activities include enhancing team processes, applying behavioral knowledge to military organizations, evaluating organizational programs and interventions, and implementing organizational work-stress management and occupational health interventions. Dr. Josman consults with numerous organizations in Israel, USA, Italy and the Far-East in high-tech, telecommunications, IT, security and military, and financial and service sectors.

Prof. Meni Koslowsky
  • His interests include organizational behavior and emphasis on withdrawal, power/influence techniques, and research methodology.
  • Meni has authored five books, written more than 100 articles, and has made an equal number of presentations at professional meetings.
  • He is a Fellow of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychologists and also of the American Psychological Association.
  • He is a former President of the International Society for the Study of Work and Organizational Values.
Dr. Avi Mazor
  • Dr. Mazor is an expert in high-tech entrepreneurship, innovation, and in the making of international businesses, with 28 years of experience in the USA and China markets.
  • Dr. Mazor is a managing director of Diadem Inc., based in Shanghai, China, which brings Israeli and other foreign companies and investors to the China market, to cooperate with Chinese companies and co-investments with Chinese investors. The company also brings Chinese companies to international markets.
  •  He is also V.P. Business Development of Mindex ,active in the worlds of video, big data and analytics.
  •  Dr. Mazor is active in both the academic and business worlds. His previous positions include Managing Director of Motorola Ventures – the strategic investment arm of Motorola Inc., USA ; Managing Director of Telesoft Partners – a silicon valley based venture capital firm; Co-founder of startup companies; Authorized Contractor of the World Bank. Dr. Mazor is a senior lecturer of business management in universities and colleges in Israel and China, including Ono Academic College, Bar Ilan University, Technion, Ben Gurion University, Ruppin Academic Center.
Dr. Alon Raviv

Alon Raviv, Director of the International MBA program, joined the BIU faculty in the Fall of 2012. Prior to his current position, he was a faculty member at Brandeis International Business School (2009-2012) and at Boston University (2008-2009). Dr. Raviv has more than ten years of experience in the banking industry as a senior Quant at the Analytical Development unit of Bank Hapoalim, Israel, as an economist at the Bank of Israel, and as a consultant for Percipio Capital. He received both his Ph.D. and master degree in finance from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. His fields of interest are derivatives, corporate finance, and the management of financial institutions. He has numerous publications in conference proceedings, books and journals including the Review of Financial Studies, Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of Corporate Finance, Economics Letters, Journal of Future Market, Journal of Financial Stability, European Financial Management and the International Review of Financial Analysis.

Dr. Andrew Schein
  • Senior Lecturer in Economics at Netanya Academic College.
  • In addition, has taught graduate level classes at New York University, Trinity College and Boston University and undergraduate level studies at Lehman College, Trinity College, Yeshiva University, and Hadassah Academic College.
  • Worked as an economist for AT&T and has published articles in the journals: Applied Economics, BDD, Dine Israel, Global Business and Economic Review, International Journal of Social Economics, International Studies of Management & Organization, Israel Affairs, Journal of Economic Issues, Journal of Institutional Economics, Journal of Economic Psychology, Markets and Morality, and Middle Eastern Studies.
Prof. Mark Schwartz
  • Mark Schwartz, MBA, JD, PhD, is Associate Professor of Business Ethics at York University (Toronto, Canada).
  • Has also taught at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
  • He is the author of several journal publications as well as the book Corporate Social Responsibility: An Ethical Approach (Broadview Press, 2011) and co-editor of the textbook, "Business Ethics: Readings and Cases in Corporate Morality" (Wiley-Blackwell, 2014).
  • He has been quoted in several media publications including The New York Times and has acted as a consultant on business ethics-related matters for several North American corporations.


Dr. Sharon Soroker
  • Scientific consultant to the Deputy Director of the Israeli Government Corporations Authority, Ministry of Finance. 
  • Lectures on Business Management in universities and corporations, was the youngest lecturer in Israel at the age of 26.
  • Conducted extensive studies in South America and South-East Asia. 
  • Former deputy director at a Real-Estate firm. 
  • Strategic consultant to various commercial entities at various development stages, and a High-Tech entrepreneur.