About the Program

About the Program


Program Chair - Prof. Gila Menahem

Academic Advisor - Dr. Ravit Hannanel

Program Coordinator - Ms. Daphne Schiller


The program seeks to impart theoretical and professional knowledge and tools for understanding political, economic, social and legal aspects of public policy and the interconnections between them. The program is designed to strengthen capacities for policy implementation and evaluation and to prepare graduates for senior staff positions in the public sector.

The Executive Master’s Program in Public Policy, a one of a kind Israeli academic program, seeks to provide those who already have practical experience with complementary knowledge and depth to bridge gaps between theory and practice. This program is unique in that it seeks to provide students holding senior managerial positions with theoretical knowledge and tools for analytical thought.


The program duration is 12 consecutive months divided into three semesters - winter, spring and summer. Classes are held on Thursdays and Fridays, Thursdays 09:00 - 20:30 and Fridays 09:00 - 14: 00/13: 00. The scope of the program consists of 38 semester credit hours, in addition to a background course in Fundamentals of Economics, (maximum 3 hours), in consideration with the candidates’ schedules.

Urban Policy and Local Government Specialty

As of 2013, the program offers an Urban Policy and Local Government track chaired by Mr. Ophir Paz-Pines, the former Interior minister of Israel. The purpose of this track is to impart knowledge, theory and practical tools to develop and apply in of urban policy and local government. This track includes courses related to the structure, status and role of local government in Israel and in the world as well as managerial, legal and economical aspects specific to local government.

Students of this track will be required to complete the required courses together with program followed by elective courses and seminars associated with the track. Elective courses and seminars will be open to all students in the program who wish to enrich their knowledge in the field.

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