Crisis Management Studies Track (MA)

Conflict Management, Resolution and Negotiation: Crisis Management Studies Track (M.A.)

The Conflict Management, Resolution and Negotiation Graduate Program at Bar Ilan University offers an interdisciplinary MA Track in Crisis Management (without thesis).

Studies can be completed in one academic year (including a summer semester) or over a two-year period.

Students who successfully complete the program will be awarded  an M.A. from the  Conflict Management,  Resolution & Negotiation Graduate Program in the Crisis Management Track.

The number of study hours required in this Track are the same as the M.A. studies in the main program.


Theory, practical tools, and field application

Distrust and inadequate communications are typical in relationships between parties in crisis or in conflict situations – between people, organizations, communities, and countries. As the parties in conflict feel that their needs and values are threatened, increasing anxiety and stress can have a negative impact on the decision-making process.

In such situations, the potential for escalation and lack of control is real. The need for professionals who can help parties manage such crises led to the establishment of this academic track.

The aim of the Track is to train experts who can guide the parties throughout the stages of crisis, prevent escalation, help them rebuild positive communications and trust, and manage the conflict in a constructive manner.

Studies in the Interdisciplinary Track for Crisis Management offer theoretical understanding and practical training – and provide a range of tools from the field of conflict resolution that are applicable to different stages, types, and social levels of crises.These includ conflicts between people, between and within organizations, and between and within communities – in Israel and in the international arena.

Students in this Track are exposed to cutting edge research and multidisciplinary insight and tools, found to be effective in preventing the escalation of crises that might otherwise lead to devastating effects.


Who can benefit from this Track?

The Crisis Management Track is especially suited for people who serve or wish to serve in key roles to advance crisis management and negotiations along with constructive conflict management, in the private or public sector, in national or international organizations.

The courses in this Track equip students with tools for managing conflict particularly in crisis situations, improve interpersonal communications, and bring about structural, organizational, institutional, and social changes in a range of environments.

Registration for the degree is done online, click on the following link-

The Interdisciplinary Studies Unit

Bar Ilan University

Ramat Gan 5290002

Tel: 03-5318043, cellphone: 0546070040


Program Administration Office, Katz Building (building 604), room 311