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Public Management and Policy Studies (MPA)


In today’s disruptive reality, the public sector must constantly address complex dynamic challenges with effective and innovative tools and solutions. Consequently, policy makers, government officials, and public administrators are in need of practical and professional training, designed for quickly adapting in a rapidly changing environment. Our international MPA program specializing in Public Administration, Public Management and Policy Studies, offers state of the art public policymaking and management skills on economic, social, and political levels. These include advanced theoretical knowledge and practical tools, tailored to the needs of the public sector in the 21st century.

Program Highlights

By leveraging Israel’s dynamic public policy experience to a competitive advantage, the program’s curriculum serves as a learning benchmark for future decision makers and policy designers. This gives students a unique opportunity to acquire a broad range of theoretical knowledge and tools to understand, analyze and tackle today’s economic, social, and political challenges. Program highlights include:

  • Local and global economic-political analysis.
  • Strategic management in disruptive environments.
  • Policy challenges related to cyber-security, immigration, climate, finance, and trade.
  • Leadership, management, and ethics in policy making.
  • Academic tours, guest lecturers, and round-table seminars.
One Year, One Degree

Our one-year international master’s program is taught in English over three consecutive semesters from October through September, awarding graduates a Master of Public Administration (MPA), specialization in the field of Public Administration, Public Management and Policy Studies.

Hybrid Study Option

This program offers a hybrid study option, allowing students to attend lectures via Zoom from abroad


Master of Public Administration is a non-thesis track. Students who wish to pursue the thesis track will have two options:

1. Switch to a thesis track after the second semester, and not complete the specialization in the field of Public Administration, Public Management and Policy Studies.

2. Complete the program and submit candidacy to a thesis writing track in the following year.

In both cases, students must have a minimum average of 90 after their first semester. Requests for the thesis track will be considered individually and are dependent on students’ achievements, their ability to secure a supervisor, and other factors. The thesis will be submitted within one year of completion of their coursework, which may require an extended stay at the university.


Highlighted Courses

Global Public Leaders: Organizations, Leadership and Innovation

Take the Right Turn: Decision Making and Strategy in a Global Borderless World

All about the Economy: Public Economics and Regulation in a Globalized Economy

Governing Within Ideologies: Globalization, Inequality, Labor Market and Welfare State

All in the detail: Management, Finance and Auditing

* The curriculum is subject to change without notice

Admission Requirements
  • A minimum of 3.0 GPA, 80% (B) (Israeli system), or equivalent in all undergraduate courses.
  • Good command of the English language.
  • One-year managerial experience.
Application documents
  • Copy of undergraduate diploma and official transcript of BA degree showing full list of courses, date of graduation, and conferred degree.
  • TOEFL – score 89 or alternative acceptable English language examination score
  • Personal Statement (500 words).
  • Curriculum Vitae/Resumé.
  • Medical forms (international students only)
  • Copy of valid passport.
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