College of Management Academic Studies (COMAS)

Year of foundation: 1978
Approx. number of students: 12,000
Period of study: October-January; February-May; June-September
MCI partner since: 2015

The City

Rishon LeZion, is the fourth-largest city in Israel, located along the central Israeli coastal plain 8 km south of Tel Aviv. It is part of the Gush Dan metropolitan area.The city had a population of approx. 235,000 inhabitants. Founded in 1882 by Ukrainian Jewish immigrants, it was the second Jewish farm settlement established in Palestine in the 19th century, after Petah Tikva.

The University

The College of Management Academic Studies is the largest college in Israel. Founded in 1978, COMAS is the first non-subsidized, not-for-profit academic institution in Israel to be recognized and certified by the Council for Higher Education in Israel. It offers Bachelor and Master degrees in Business Administration, Law, Media, Economics, Organizational Development and Consulting, Computer Science, Behavioral Sciences, Family Studies and Interior Design. The college places an emphasis on social awareness and responsibility, with both students and faculty taking part in community and outreach activities.