Program Highlights

The lecturers in the specialization are professionals and the leaders in their field, with experience and public recognition. The content they will convey combines theoretical knowledge with their personal experiences in the field. Over the course of the specialization, the participants will visit crisis management centers, at the municipal and national level, and will be hear from guest lecturers in the fields of security, economy, advocacy, health and education in Israel.
The timing of the outbreak of the next crisis or disruption is a matter of "when" not "if". The specialization will give you a better starting position in dealing with the new employment world - a world of frequent challenges and changes.
Students will get to know the important theorists who greatly influenced the development of 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. Many of our taken-for-granted ideas about organizations are metaphorical, even though we may not recognize them as such." Another well-known theorist is Kurt Lewin, who stated: "If you want truly to understand something, try to change it." Students will learn about all these ideas and more from Israel's best lecturers.


This program represents the first and only specialization in Israel that is part of an MBA degree, which enables the acquisition of new and advanced management skills in the field of resilience building and conflict management. The specialization provides tools to deal with the current realities, which are characterized by a growing need to manage risks and crises, alongside building personal, community, organizational and national resilience. The specialization gives its participants a holistic view of the world of resilience building and crisis management, and teaches innovative management approaches. Its participants will acquire academic and practical abilities that will enable them to analyze threats and risks methodically, and build a systematic plan for building resilience in normal times as well as tools for management in times of crisis and emergency.

Managerial ability that enables building resilience for the organization and successfully dealing with disruption or crisis has become a requirement for managers in every organization, company, government office, local authority, association or institution. Our new and unstable reality includes many emergencies, including civil and security emergencies, financial disruptions, operational malfunctions, cyber attacks, disruption of supply chains, social conflicts and deep social rifts. All of these increase the risks to the organization’s reputation and stability. This reality requires providing managers with the ability to strategically analyze the potential risks that threaten the continued normal work of the organization, and in addition, the tools to properly prepare for them and manage the risk in the moments of crisis.

The specialization is intended for mid-level managers who would like to be promoted to senior managers in the future; For managers in key positions, who affect the conduct of the company, the organization, the office and the authority – in routine and emergency situations; and to the risk managers in the various companies and organizations.


Courses in the specialization’s program of study include:


  • Building resilience in a multicultural community
  • Advocacy and crisis management as an element of building resilience
  • An introduction to resilience building and crisis management
  • Health system challenges
  • Education as a growth engine for building resilience
  • Local government governance planning and regulation
  • Cyber innovation and the start-up nation
  • Value creation and marketing strategy
  • Business strategy
  • Aspects in the management of the organization
  • 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 ethics for managers


Program Materials

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

To download the information brochure for the 2023-2024 academic year, an M.B.A. master’s degree that includes an extension for the core courses – click here


Directors of the program:

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

Our Program Graduates Speak

"I made the right decision to get a master's degree at Ono Academic College. The M.B.A. with a specialization in resilience building and crisis management was interesting, enriching and very relevant in practice. This is an important track and a significant milestone for every manager in an organization and for everyone who deals with the public. I appreciated the personal guidance I received from program co-director Nurit Dabush. The other co-director, Alon Levavi deserves appreciation. Their teaching and guidance definitely makes a difference and is an advantage for Ono over the other institutions of higher education."
Adv. Nataly Cherhi Masori
Director of the mayor's office in Be'er Ya'akov and promoter of urban health
"Studies at Ono Academic College M.B.A. with a specialization in resilience building 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 Ms. Nurit Dabush enabled a steep learning curve during a challenging period, while combining studies and work"
Yoav Saban
Director of the Operations and Senior Security Officer of the South Sharon Regional Council

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