ד"ר שרון חדד

Dr. Sharon Hadad
Chair, Economics and Management Department
Email: sharonh@sapir.ac.il

Today's world is faster, technological and more global. Economics is all about understanding human choices and market behaviors together with the analysis of the data to predict trends and economic developments. Knowledge and understanding of economic processes are a stepping-stone to key roles in the private and public sector.

Sapir's Economics and Management degree delivers top-level academic courses along practical training and guidance, high quality seminars and workshops in applied economics, along with the exploration of case studies that apply theoretical models in the field.  Students gain important work experience in the department's Economics Clinic for entrepreneurial initiatives and small businesses. Attentive faculty and smaller classes offer a meaningful and personal learning experience.

The science of economics is the science of choice. Students study and research how people, firms and governments make monetary decisions and how these affect the economic system. Our program examines core issues such as:

  • Why are there rich and poor countries?
  • What causes business cycles?
  • What influences the cost of living and the distribution of income?
  • What is effective government intervention?
  • What are the causes of inflation?

Economic studies require curiosity, analytical skills and a sharp intellect. If issues like social gaps, innovation and economic growth, capital markets and finances interest you; your place is with us!

Student select a specialization in one of two tracks:

This track combines economics and finance studies together with with in-depth knowledge of the financial, stock exchange and capital markets. Students gain theoretical and practical tools in funding and finance and the skillset to work in financial management, portfolio management and securities analysis. Elective courses include options and futures, FinTech, the Israeli Capital Market, international financing, portfolio management, event analysis and applied finance seminar.

This track focuses on the outstanding growth engines of the modern economy− entrepreneurial and innovation processes. Students gain practical tools in creating business plans; experience in governmental grant applications; visit innovation centers in Israel and abroad; gain experience in small business support; and more. They explore the linkage between economic growth, innovation, entrepreneurship and technological advancement in small and medium-sized businesses. Elective courses include: Creativity & Innovation in Business, Big Data, How To Innovate, Small Business Economics Seminar.

Graduates work in the private, public and municipal sectors as economists in a wide range of fields such as banking, insurance and capital market, local and national government offices, industrial and commercial companies, business consulting, marketing and sales. Alumni rapidly join the job market as economists, analysts, accountants and financial advisors.