Master's degree MA in Organisational Consulting and Development

A graduate degree in Organizational Consulting opens doors to senior positions in organizations and also serves as a basis for an independent career in this evolving field. The degree is multidisciplinary, providing tools and skills in a wide variety of areas currently required of those who advise company and organization managers.

Organizational consulting is a profession that has greatly evolved in recent years as more and more companies and organizations utilize organizational consulting and development services on a regular basis and often employ internal consultants on a full-time basis.

Organizational consultants or organizational development consultants are required to demonstrate broad skills: They must know how to analyze changing trends in the business environment and understand how to maximize the human capital and organizational processes toward organizational success. That is why the graduate degree program in Organizational Consulting and Development is multidisciplinary, covering a wide variety of topics relating to management and behavioral science. Beyond the academic knowledge, the program provides practical tools for diagnosing, measuring, evaluating and advising managers in various organizations.

A special emphasis is placed on the transforming work world, coping with crises, changes and uncertainty in organizations, improving organizational robustness, employee engagement and commitment, effective leadership and improved efficiency in a changing environment.

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Graduate Degree in Organizational Consulting and Development - Curriculum

The curriculum prepares the students to become unique academic organizational consultants with a broad and multidisciplinary perspective, analysis skills and a deep human understanding of the employees in the organization.

The uniqueness of the program offered by the Peres Academic Center is evident on several levels:

Guided Practical Work (Practicum):

The program enables students to gain experience in consulting jobs and actually practice the professional and interpersonal skills acquired throughout their studies. As part of the practicum, students experience the work conducted by organizational consultants in the organizational consulting and development process. The aim is to enhance and integrate the skills and insights acquired during their studies. The practicum is conducted at organizations, personally accompanied and mentored by experienced organizational consultants among the lecturers within the program and institutions.

Together with: Kolot Mehashetach

The course aims to expose the students to organizational dilemmas and real events relating to organizational change and development and how consultants lead such processes within an organization. The course will present and conduct an in-depth review of events and situation based on guest lectures by experienced HR managers and organizational consultants, as well as organization and unit managers who have coped with change. The course will address issues, such as: Leading and integrating change in organizations, resistance to change, organizational culture and how to change it, issues of employee sorting and development, consultant-advisee relations and more.

This course is intended to develop a systematic frame of reference and enhance students’ understanding of the complexity of human behavior in organizations and of organizational systems as well as how they interact with their environments.

During this course, we will present the basic concepts and research findings of human resources management, and allow students to encounter and understand the topic of human resources within organizations.

The relationship between a firm, its business operations, and the economic, legal, and social environments it operates in. We will focus on the various aspects of preparing a firm to operate efficiently in the financial, marketing, operational, legal, and strategic spheres.

The goal of the course is for students to acquire knowledge, tools, and skills in organizational diagnosis.

In this course, we will focus on building an appropriate, accurate, and comprehensive diagnostic process that will form the necessary basis for effective change.

This course will deal with global trends that are spurring predicted changes in the future working world. We will survey the literature on the changing world of work and acquire various methods for thinking about the future and how to implement them at organizations.

The goal of the course is for students to acquire knowledge, tools, and skills in organizational diagnosis from the perspective of an organizational consultant. In this course, we will present primary theories and models for change in general and planned changes in particular.

Students will acquire an understanding of the field of strategic management and of the processes involved. We will study the process of strategic planning and the factors to be considered during such planning.

Students will discover the world of planned interventions and acquire skills and knowledge in planning appropriate counseling interventions, implementing them, and assessing their impact. Our focus will be on the individual and the team.

During this course, students will encounter the world of interventions at the organizational level. Participants will acquire knowledge and skills for planning interventions at the level of an organizational system, implementing them, and assessing their impact.

During this course, we will grapple with the primary legal and ethical issues in organizational counseling and development. We will pay special emphasis to legal and ethical issues in the field of employment law that are important to the work of a consultant both in terms of the laws of individual and group work.

We will present and thoroughly consider incidents and real-life cases based on guest lectures given by HR managers and expert consultants from the organizational consulting and intervention field, as well as managers of organizations and units that coped with change processes.

The goal of the practicum in organizational diagnosis is to enable students to acquire professional qualifications and enhance the insights and skills they learned in their organizational diagnosis and consulting classes, as well as interventions at their individual and group levels, through use and implementation of what they learned. During their fieldwork, students will acquire hands-on experience in performing a diagnosis in an organizational environment, under the guidance and supervision of lecturers from the Center who have experienced in organizational consulting.

Students who did not participate in the Bachelor’s program will be required to make up 3 courses:

  • Fundamentals of Statistics
  • Research methods
  • Introduction to Psychology

This seminar will deal with selected issues connected to the subject of work stress and burnout, as well as coping methods for individuals and organizations.

This seminar will deal with selected issues connected to the link between an individual’s inner world and personality and their position in various organizational and social systems, and with implementing this knowledge in organizational systems.

In this workshop, students will acquire knowledge and tools for group mediation. We will deal with the following topics: What is a group; group development; characteristic roles and processes in a group; and conflicts and tensions in a group.

In this workshop, students will acquire knowledge and tools for group mediation. We will deal with the following topics: What is a group; group development; characteristic roles and processes in a group; and conflicts and tensions in a group.

The acquisition of knowledge and tools in the field of employee evaluation and remuneration, with particular attention paid to new trends in the world of work and remuneration. We will learn the practices used in employee evaluations: performance measurement and assessment methods, skills, validation of performance indices, and management of feedback sessions following performance evaluations. We will learn the theories and models that deal with employee remuneration: the basic remuneration model, remuneration management strategies, internal and external fairness in employee remunerations, complementary bonuses in the remuneration system, and remuneration for groups with unique characteristics. We will discuss the changes in the work world and the incentivizing forms of remuneration in this era, where flexibility is of growing importance and new forms of employment are being developed.

Personal consulting is a methodology that helps improve skills and performance as well as contribute to the personal development of individuals. This workshop will provide students with knowledge and tools on the subject of personal executive coaching as a foundation for the professional and personal development of executives. In this seminar, we will both study and practice theory and the primary findings from the field of executive coaching and consulting. This seminar will combine theoretical knowledge with practical experience.

This course is a continuation of another course. In this course, students will explore the roles of both consultants and clients, experience coaching dilemmas, and be drilled on all aspects of coaching talks. Likewise, we will study advanced topics in coaching. Each class will include a theoretical and a practical component, where students will be required to translate the theoretical knowledge they have acquired into practice.

Digital learning is learning that takes place via the internet using technological interfaces (computers, smartphones). Digital learning, for the most part, means that teacher and student are separated in time and in place. This allows organizations to be flexible in learning processes and meets primary business needs in the the 21st century: learning anytime and anywhere; learning that is accessible and available; and the ability to dispense with the need to go to a specific class to learn something new. Without a learning solution that involves technology, organizations will have difficulty ensuring the up-to-date professional qualifications of their employees or their competitive advantage in the market.

In this course, we will get to know the world of digital learning, identifying and cracking organizational challenges to convert them into digital learning solutions. We will study some of the primary methods in the field in depth.

The world of digital content has undergone a dramatic revolution in the past decade.

Content units have been cut short, a great deal of content has gone to video, and quick messages and visuals on social media are of primary importance.

These contributions have a significant influence on how organizations communicate with their employees, both in learning processes and in internal organizational development processes.

In this course, we will study and acquire experience in the production of digital content as a tool for improving the learning experience in class, for managing organizational changes, and to transmit messages for the purposes of learning, renewal, and development.

*EOE. The details of the program are subject to change.
**The list of courses may be updated in accordance with the curriculum at the start of the year.
***This is a structured system; optional courses are liable to be dispersed automatically and subject to change
based on available offerings only. The number of available courses is subject to the structure of the program.
****Courses will be opened subject to a minimum number of registered participants.

Registration and admission

Applicants that meet the following requirements will be accepted into the programme:

Supplementary courses:

  • Fundamentals of Statistics, Research Methods, Introduction to Psychology, Introduction to Sociology.
  • The passing grade in each of the supplementary courses is 75.
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Academic staff

לחץ למידע נוסף אודות Liad Bareket Bojmel Ph.D.
Liad Bareket Bojmel Ph.D.
Head of Department
לחץ למידע נוסף אודות Adi Itzkin
Adi Itzkin
לחץ למידע נוסף אודות Yossi Bar Nahum
Yossi Bar Nahum
לחץ למידע נוסף אודות Zehava Waizer
Zehava Waizer
לחץ למידע נוסף אודות Yael Daniely
Yael Daniely
לחץ למידע נוסף אודות Dr. Limor Sagi
Dr. Limor Sagi
לחץ למידע נוסף אודות Dr. Oranit Davidson-Begerano
Dr. Oranit Davidson-Begerano
לחץ למידע נוסף אודות Dr. Galia Hildesheimer
Dr. Galia Hildesheimer
לחץ למידע נוסף אודות Dr. Ron Shavit
Dr. Ron Shavit
לחץ למידע נוסף אודות Dr. Nirit Toshav-Eichner
Dr. Nirit Toshav-Eichner
לחץ למידע נוסף אודות Dr. Tamar Icekson
Dr. Tamar Icekson
לחץ למידע נוסף אודות Dr. Shavit Laski
Dr. Shavit Laski
לחץ למידע נוסף אודות Dr. Ofer Atad
Dr. Ofer Atad
לחץ למידע נוסף אודות Prof. Aharon Tziner
Prof. Aharon Tziner
לחץ למידע נוסף אודות Dr. Lily Chernyak-Hai
Dr. Lily Chernyak-Hai

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