Program Highlights

The business/public policy toolbox provided by the degree and specialization in administration and public policy will contribute significantly to your performance as managers in the public, non-profit and business sectors, both today and in the future.
Our graduates will have doors will be opened for them in the fields of policy-making and public management. They will be able to work in a more informed and professional manner, with an emphasis on the areas where comprehension abilities, strategic analysis and creativity are required to resolve organizational problems and challenges.
The program is characterized by "applied academics." The lecturers in the specialization come from the core of public policy and business worlds and as such have extensive theoretical knowledge and extensive practical experience.



Managers who wish to operate effectively in today’s complex environment are required to delve deeper not only in the field of public policy as it pertains specifically to their field, but also to understand the social-political-psychological dynamics within which policy is made. Therefore, they must also get to know the variety of stakeholders who are critical to policy-making work, such as government ministries, local authorities, public authorities and corporations, third sector organizations, businesses, various communities, and more.

In light of this, Ono is proud to present the specialization in administration and public policy, which is part of the Master’s Degree in Business Administration at Ono Academic College. In this specialization, we train and guide master’s degree students who hail 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.

You can finish the program in one year!

Courses in the program of study:

  • Challenges in public management in the 21st century
  • Making decisions under conditions of uncertainty
  • Challenges in managing a country’s regulatory environment
  • Business strategy in a non-business environment
  • Strategic planning in the public sector
  • Political and regional political economy
  • Writing policy papers
  • 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 Information

  • To download the specialization brochure, for the 2023-2024 academic year, with the full list of specialization courses (not including the core courses) – click here
  • To download the information brochure for the 2023-2024 academic year, the MBA master’s degree which includes an extension for the core courses – click here
What I Believe In
Dr. Yariv Sagi Specialization Director
Successfully answering the challenge of public management develops the capabilities of the economy in the country as a whole. This method management we teach combines traditional management and policy making traditions alongside the integration of new management methods. Some of these methods were developed in the business sector, and some developed in the public sector as a result of the need to emphasize the public value of management alongside the creation of economic added value. This specialization provides Ono Academic College with a unique solution allowing professionals in the public sector to upgrade their business management skills alongside the development of public management skills in accordance with the leading standards in the world today. This program will also managers in the business sector seeking to improve the toolbox for functioning in the governmental environment.

Our Program Graduates Speak

CEO of the Karmiel Economic Company
"Strategic planning in general and in the public sector in particular, is a most important activity. As a manager of a "growing" company, I have found that the combination of the public sector and a business strategy is a winning combination!"
Moshe Wagner
Customer service director and deputy director of the public service bureau
"Ono, in addition to being a college, also 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 the faculty are what led me to maximum success in the courses and in the final project. Thanks to the practical tools we received and the path we went through, we became professional and high-quality managers."
Naama Maatuk
Key People
Dr. Yariv Sagi
Lecturer, Head of Human Resources, Haifa Campus

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