The Israel Diamond Institute officially launched the first academic program to promote excellence in management in the diamond industry, at a ceremony held Wednesday at the Diamond Complex in Ramat Gan this week attended by the twenty-four members of the industry chosen to participate in the program.
The program is a joint venture with the Shenkar College of Engineering and Design, located in Ramat Gan, and will be taught by lecturers from the college’s school of Department of Industrial Engineering and Management, as well as by experts from the diamond industry.
It will be held during 52 weekly session of 8 hours each. Classes will take place at Shenkar, which is located close by the Israeli Diamond Complex in Ramat Gan. Graduates of the program will receive a special certificate from Shenkar and IDI, and will receive 14 academic credits that may be applied to a degree program.
The program will cover the following subjects: general management skills, marketing management and strategy, international marketing and sales, advanced information technology, legal issues concerning international trade, copyrights and intellectual property, and jewelry manufacturing.