Program Highlights

The program lecturers are professional leaders in their field, with extensive experience and wide public recognition. Their material combines theoretical knowledge with their experience and field action. During the studies, students will visit municipal and national crisis management centers. In addition, they will be exposed to guest lecturers from the world of security, economy, information, health, and education in Israel.
The next crisis outbreak is only a matter of when not if. The program will give you a better starting position in dealing with the new world of employment - a world of challenges and frequent changes (VUCA World).
During the studies, you will get to know influential theorists who greatly influenced the field. One of the most famous of them is Gareth Morgan, who wrote: "Organizations are complex and paradoxical phenomena that can be understood in many different ways." Another well-known theorist is Kurt Lewin, who stated: "If you want truly to understand something, try to change it." You can learn about all these and more in the program from the best lecturers.


The first and only program in Israel as part of an MBA, which enables the acquisition of new and advanced management skills. The specialization provides tools to deal with the current reality, which is characterized by a growing need to manage risks and crises and build personal, community, organizational, and national resilience. The program gives participants a holistic worldview of resilience building and crisis management and teaches innovative management approaches. Students will acquire academic and practical abilities that will allow them to methodically analyze threats and risks to build a systematic plan for building resilience in the day-to-day and tools for management in times of crisis and emergency.

Today, managers who can successfully build an organization’s resilience and tactfully handle crises have become a highly sought-after asset. The new, unstable reality includes many emergencies, financial disruptions, operational malfunctions, cyber-attacks and disruption of supply chains, social conflicts, and deep rifts. All of these increase the risks to the organization’s reputation and stability. This reality requires giving managers the ability to strategically analyze the potential risks that threaten the continued routine work of the organization and the tools to properly prepare for them and manage the risk in moments of crisis.

The program is intended for mid-level managers who see themselves as senior managers in the future; for managers in critical positions who influence the conduct of the company, the organization, the office, and the authority – in routine and emergencies; and for the risk managers in the various companies and organizations.


Among the subjects of study:

  • Build resilience in a multicultural community
  • Advocacy and crisis management as an element in building resilience
  • An Introduction to resilience building and crisis management
  • Healthcare system challenges
  • Education as a growth engine for building resilience
  • Local government administration planning and regulation
  • Cyber Innovation and the start-up nation
  • Value creation and marketing strategy
  • Business strategy
  • Aspects of 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


Heads of the program:

Maj. Gen. (ret.) Alon Levavi and Mrs. Nurit Dabush

Our Program Graduates Speak

"I decided to study for a master's degree at the Ono Academic College. The business manager specializing in resilience building and crisis management program was interesting, enriching, and very relevant to practice. This is an important program and a significant milestone for every manager in an organization or anyone who deals with the public. Nurit Dabush's And Alon Levavi's guidance deserves appreciation, makes a difference, and is an advantage for Ono Academic College over other higher education institutions."
Adv. Nataly Cherhi-Masuri
Director of the mayor's office in Be'er Ya'akov and promoter of urban health
"Studies at the Ono Academic College for a master's degree in business administration, specializing in resilience and crisis management, exposed me to interesting and challenging content - which will serve me in the future. The close guidance of the program directors, Mr. Alon Levavi and Mrs. Nurit Dabush, enabled a learning curve during a challenging period while combining studies and work."
Yoav Saban
Director of Operations Division and Security Officer in the South Sharon Regional Council

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