Program Highlights

The degree and specialization in management and public policy provide its students with an esteemed toolbox of knowledge, skills, processes, and more to significantly increase their performance as managers in the public, voluntary, and business sectors.
Doors open for our policy-making and public management graduates, who are more informed on the realities of working in the field. Our graduates are highly employable in the industry due to their comprehension abilities, strategic analysis, organizational abilities, problem-solving skills, and creativity.
Applied Academy - our specialized lecturers come from the core of public and business activity and, as such, have extensive theoretical knowledge and practical experience.


Today, managers who want to excel in the complex public policy environment must dive deeper and seek out skills that specialize in understanding the social-political-psychological dynamics within which that policy takes place. They’re also required to understand the various stakeholders involved in policy-making work. These include government offices, local authorities, public authorities and corporations, voluntary organizations, businesses, various communities, and more.


In light of this, we proudly present the specialization in public policy and management, which is a component of the master’s degree in business administration at the Ono Academic College. In this specialization, we train and guide master’s degree students from all sectors to deal intelligently with one of the most significant challenges in the 21st century: setting public policy in a complex environment full of uncertainty.

Among the subjects of study:

  • Challenges in Public Management in the 21st Century
  • Decision-making under conditions of uncertainty
  • Challenges in managing the regulation of a country
  • Business strategy in a non-business environment
  • Strategic planning in the public sector
  • Political, governmental, and regional economy
  • Writing policy papers
  • Value creation and marketing strategy
  • Business strategy
  • Aspects in the organization management 
  • The basics of financial management
  • Managing business negotiations
  • Entrepreneurship and business innovation
  • Positive leadership in management
  • Financial Statements Analysis
  • Public and corporate governance
  • Game theory and risk management
  • Business law and financial enforcement
  • Labor Law and Managers Ethics 

To download the program brochure, for the 2023-2024 academic year, with the full list of courses (not including the core courses) – click here

To download the information booklet for the 2023-2024 academic year, an MBA master’s degree that includes the core courses – click here

I Believe
Dr. Yariv Sagi Program Director
Addressing the challenge of public management can be a tool to develop the country's overall economy. Today, this management combines various management practices and traditional policy-making methods with new-age methods. These methods were developed in both the business and public sectors due to the need to highlight the importance of public and economic value management. This specialization at Ono Academic College allows future (and current) professionals in the public sector to enhance their business acumen skills and further develop their public management skills to address today's needs.

Our Program Graduates Speak

"Strategic planning, in general, and in the public sector, in particular, is the most important resource. As a manager of a growing company, the combination of the public sector and a business purpose is a winning combination!"
Moshe Venger
CEO of Karmiel Economic Corporation
"The Ono campus, beyond being a college, serves as a 'home' for students in the full sense of the word. The personal and individual guidance of Dr. Yariv Sagi deserves praise, and they are what led me to maximum success in the courses and in the final project. Thanks to the practical tools I received and the path I went through, I became a professional and high-quality manager."
Na'ama Ma'atuk
Customer service director and deputy director of the public service bureau

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