MA Organizational Behavior & Development

IDC Herzliya

Program Description

MA Organizational Behavior & Development

IDC Herzliya

MA Organizational Behavior & Development

The MA Organizational behavior development (OBD) is a 2 year master's program in which you will learn about the many aspects of the organizational world as well as added understanding in psychology and business. Students will learn how to diagnose organizations, and to effectively conduct organizational development interventions in organizations which will improve organizational effectiveness. The well rounded knowledge that you earn together with the skills, tools and real life experience will prepare you to conquer the world of organizational consultancy.

OBD Program Highlights

  • Leading scholars in the field who have international reputations and extensive teaching and research experience in universities in Israel and worldwide.
  • Personal supervision by senior Israeli professionals who have comprehensive experience in organizational counseling and development.
  • Theoretical courses, workshops, and supervised professional training in organizational diagnosis, organizational development, organizational interventions, counseling skills, executive coaching, team development, and leadership.
  • An interdisciplinary program with emphasis on the interface between organizational behavior, social psychology, positive psychology, counseling, and business administration.
  • A professional curriculum that provides graduates with the best tools to work as counselors in profit and non-profit organizations and in companies specializing in organizational counseling and development.
  • IDC is located in Herzliya, a city six miles north of Tel Aviv on the Mediterranean coast. It is an ideal area for students as it is located in the center of the country. IDC is in a residential neighborhood as are the student apartments.


Please note: all information, grades and official documents must be submitted by the last date of he application period before an application is considered complete.

IDC Herzliya reserves the right to impose stricter criteria upon applicants later in the application period or upon applicants who submit materials late. A smaller number of applicants will be admitted later in the application period. Preference will be given to applicants who submit all required material earlier in the application period.

Application Fee

Application fee: *US $95

The application fee can be paid by credit card through the IDC online registration.

The application fee covers part of the expense of processing and evaluating an application to study at IDC Herzliya. This fee is non-refundable, in any case, even if the applicant decides to withdraw his/her application, for any reason.

English Proficiency

The academic program of the Raphael Recanati International School is taught entirely in English. Graduates of schools in which English was not the primary language of instruction are required to pass the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or an equivalent test, such as the IELTS (International English Language Testing System), PEARSON (Language Test) or the Israel Psychometric Examination.

Requirements for Admissions

The criteria for admission to the MA program in Organizational Behavior and Development are:

» A BA degree from a college or university in Israel or abroad that is accredited by the Israel Council for Higher Education.

» A GPA of 3.2 or above in the BA degree or an average BA score of 82 or above (in a grading scale ranging from 0 to 100). Candidates who want to take the MA with thesis track must have a GPA of 3.5 or above or an average BA score of 90 or above.

» All applicants need the following pre-requisite courses:

  1. Introduction to Psychology
  2. Introduction to Social Psychology
  3. Research Methods (in the social sciences field)
  4. Statistics (in the social sciences field)
  5. Economy for OBD (the foundations of micro-economics and the foundations of macro-economics)

» The applicant must submit an updated transcript plus the syllabus of the above mentioned pre-requisite courses in order to get an exemption for them. If an applicant is missing these courses, he must take them before the academic year begins.

» In order to complete the remaining pre-requisite courses before the academic year begins we offer the following options:

  1. Both the Introduction to Psychology course and the Introduction to Social Psychology course can be taken either at any academic institute approved by the head of the program or as on-line courses offered by IDC
  2. Economy for OBD - the course can be taken at IDC during the first year of the OBD studies and must be completed before the beginning of the second year
  3. Research Methods and Statistics - an applicant that hasn’t taken these courses will have to attend the preparatory year

» All preparatory courses must be completed with a grade that won’t lower the applicant’s GPA average below 3.2.

» Professional experience in counseling, leadership, or managerial roles is not mandatory.

The admission process consists of the following: candidates should apply to the program, complete the application form and attach a formal transcript of their BA degree; a short curriculum vitae (CV) describing their academic and professional experience; a personal statement; and letters of recommendation from faculty and/or professionals who can write about the candidate's academic skills and/or professional experience in the field of counseling, management, or leadership.

Application Status

  1. Applicants who do not submit all required information and documents with their application forms, but intend to do so at a later point, should note this at the appropriate place on the application form. Applicants must submit all information and documents to the Admissions Office no later then August 31, 2014 in all cases.

  2. Applicants who submit unofficial copies of documents will be evaluated based on the documents they submit. If they are accepted, they must submit an official copy of the document within the date written on their acceptance letter. Applicants who do not do so risk having their acceptance withdrawn and their application reevaluated during a later stage of the application process.

  3. The Admissions Office will notify applicants upon receiving their applications .The notification will indicate whether the entire application was received or only parts of it. In the latter case, it will list what the applicant must submit to complete the application process.

  4. Applicants who complete their applications after the application period has ended and who meet the admissions criteria will be admitted upon availability of space in the program.

Submission of Documents

  1. Official transcripts of previous academic studies (undergraduate or graduate degrees), including a final grade point average (GPA)
  2. Official diploma
  3. Two letters of recommendation (original copy)
  4. Curriculum vitae (CV)
  5. Personal statement (one page)
  6. English proficiency test
  7. Syllabus of all prerequisite courses taken by the candidate prior to his application

Official Documents

Official documents must be formatted in one of the following manners:

A. Official documents must bear the stamp of the issuing institution, OR

B. Notarized photo copy of the official document, OR

C. A photocopy of the document may be submitted if the original is shown to the Admissions Department.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated September 3, 2015
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Oct. 2016
2 years
Full time
11,085 USD
Start date Oct. 2016
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Duration 2 years
Price 11,085 USD
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