Israel Summer Business Academy

“I thoroughly enjoyed the overall experience. I learned so much about Israel's technology industry, entrepreneurship, and the startup scene.” — 2015 ISBA Alum

Entrepreneurship and innovation like no place else in the world

IBSA overview A collaboration between Olin and the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya, Israel, ISBA launched in the summer of 2014. The academy is designed for students of all faiths, beliefs, and academic backgrounds who want to learn about Israeli business firsthand – and immerse themselves in the country’s entrepreneurial environment.

A nation that encourages start-ups

Israel has more start-ups per capita than any other country in the world, with 65 percent of the companies still in business after five years. Israel – with a population of about 8 million – is No. 3 on the list of countries with the most companies on NASDAQ, behind only the United States and China.

You must have a 3.0 GPA to be eligible for ISBA, but previous business course work in or knowledge of Israel isn’t a requirement.

For additional information, contact International Programs Manager Elizabeth Snell at or at 314-935-9237.

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Elizabeth Snell
International Programs Manager
Campus Box 1133, One Brookings Drive
St. Louis, MO 63130-4899

Phone: 314.935.9237
Fax: 314.935.9095