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What Experts Have to Say

Business and academic experts agree that the joint Master in Management Analytics meets the demand of companies looking for experts with data analytics skills.


"From my experience in the industry, I know what skills companies are looking for in young professionals. And the new program perfectly caters to their needs. Being an alumna of Mannheim Business School, I myself have benefitted greatly from the school’s sound and practice-based approach. The new master in partnership with IDC Herzliya therefore promises to be an excellent program."

Dr. Renata Jovanovic, Executive Partner, Practice Lead Cognitive Process Re-Design, IBM

“Digitalization is changing the business world. Companies with data-driven business models already dominate the list of the most valuable organizations in the world. Such developments need to be reflected in new study programs for future executives. The new Master in Management Analytics is a case in point: The quality of the research and teaching at both participating schools guarantees a program whose graduates will be assets in their respective companies.”

Dr. Roy Sasson, Data Science Lecturer in the Master in Management Analytics program

“While Tel Aviv is renowned for having one of the most innovative and thriving startup ecosystems in the world, Mannheim enjoys an outstanding position as business location and home to many dynamic and successful companies. No wonder that the two regions have fostered close ties and can already look back on many fruitful initiatives. We are extremely happy that now, two leading universities have joined forces for this program to educate bright and versatile talent that will benefit both business hubs and beyond in the long term.”

Christian Sommer, Managing Director, NEXT MANNHEIM

“From startup to large multinational corporation, all companies need specialists with the potential and the skill set to drive digital transformation and innovation. The new Master in Management Analytics will leverage its top-level teaching to educate experts with exactly this highly sought-after profile. Moreover, participants will benefit from the unique combination of learning environments and develop intercultural competences that will make them even more attractive to the job market.”

Björn Goß, Co-Founder and CEO, Stocard

“We are in the middle of a global digital revolution generating new business models and transforming whole industries. In order to be able to leverage all these new potentials, managers need to be tech-savvy and have an entrepreneurial mindset. With its scope of analytics, technology, and business administration, the new Master in Management Analytics promises to be an excellent stepping-stone for talents who want to make a difference in their companies.”

Eyal Gura, Co-Founder & Chairman of the Board, Zebra Medical Vision Ltd

“Our joint endeavor introduces a new degree program, which spans two international business hubs, and is based on academic excellence and practical relevance. The program integrates business, analytics and technology skills, while providing participants with the knowledge, methodologies and concepts to successfully master data-related tasks in their future employment. We look forward to welcoming the first cohort in Herzliya and Mannheim.”

Dr. Ofrit Lesser, Academic Director Master in Management Analytics, IDC Herzliya

“We have been conscious of the uniqueness of this program from the outset: For the first time, a German and an Israeli university have paved the way for a joint master’s program. Drawing on the respective strengths of both schools and their academic and corporate networks, the Master in Management Analytics will truly be a German–Israeli showcase program, preparing participants for the challenges of companies' continuous digital transformation.”

Professor Dr. Florian Stahl, Academic Director Master in Management Analytics, MBS


Located in the heart of the German and European economy, Mannheim Business School (MBS), the umbrella organization for management education at the University of Mannheim, is considered to be one of the leading institutions of its kind in Germany and is continuously ranked as Germany’s #1.