2nd year: International Organizations

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Participants obtain the EMBA Degree upon successful completion of the full EMBA cycle, including the 12 core modules in the 1st year, the 12 modules in the second year in International Organizations or in one of the EMBA Specialization options, together with the EMBA project.

12 Modules - courses are offered in English

This program enables participants to develop proven management skills applicable in the context of International Organizations, NGOs, NPOs or social enterprises. The program empowers participants to take on leadership roles and provides a deep understanding of the socio-economic and political environments in which these organizations function. It is obtained after completing the CAS Management Challenges in the Global Context & the CAS Leading within IOs and NGOs (in any order).

Course format: this program is offered on a block format => 5 blocks of 2 modules (Mon-Wed & Thu-Sat) + 2 blended learning courses 

Program Cost - session 2020-21*: CHF 16'750.-

CHF 1'800.- per individual module - if not enrolled in the EMBA
Contact: Mrs. Rose Acheampong ¦ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 * Subject to change without prior notice

2020-2021 CURRICULUM

 

- Advocacy and Fundraising

How to develop and establish appropriate strategic fundraising solutions? What can advocacy achieve? And how are all of these connected to each other?

- Change Management

Today’s business environment is characterized through hyper‐competitive markets that constantly challenge an organization’s functioning. Within the past two decades, firms twice experienced conditions of turbulent market environments indicated through the bursting of the dot‐com bubble in 2000‐01 and the sub‐prime crisis in late 2008. These economic conditions have increased the complexity of today’s business environment and unambiguously underline the importance of knowing how to deal with environmental changes, difficult business situations, and corporate growth. Managing such conditions consists of multiple organizational challenges and implies that firms must constantly adapt to evolving market environment. This course aims at developing an understanding on how to behave and manage such situations. It familiarizes participants with how to manage change under situations of corporate crisis, global competition and environmental change.

- Conflict Resolution in Business and Politics

Increasing interdependence within and between societies inevitably leads to conflicts of interest. A dominant way to overcome these obstacles is the new disciplines of conflict resolution and negotiation. After setting the stage with theories of conflict and cooperation, this course covers structural and dynamic issues of negotiation processes. It combines analytical and practical techniques with discussion of real-world examples from business and political conflicts at international level.

- Cross-Sector Partnerships

Cross-sector partnerships are increasingly becoming mainstream in areas where societal actors detect own boundaries, sense efficiency gains through collaboration, or recognize opportunities behind interdependencies. This course explains the global evolution of partnerships and the manifold types that emerged, it zooms-in on the management of partnerships, and provides guidelines as to when partnerships can and should be utilized. At the heart of the course, study-groups together with the actual partnership managers critically study, analyze, and compare a suite of globally successful partnerships.
 

- Designing Development Projects

This course provides an overview of the international development landscape and how different approaches to delivering development assistance have evolved through time while combining theoretical knowledge with practical hands-on training. Using detailed case studies of existing and hypothetical projects, the course explores essential tools for planning and implementing development projects.

- Global Strategy and Innovation

Organizations – for-profit or non-for-profit ones – need to develop strategies how to act in the global environment. This course aims at developing strategic thinking in a global context. We introduce you to the domain of global strategy, gain understanding of the processes of strategy analysis and formulation, and then apply them in a global setting. The course blends input sessions with tools and frameworks as well as interactive discussions and assignments. We will work on a case study in real-time and interact with the organization’s management. Learnt concepts are applied in a simulation scenario about strategic decisions taking for several markets.

- Governance, Leadership and Change in the UN System

The course provides a conceptual framework and an empirical basis for examining governance and management practices in the UN system. The course focuses both on the specific characteristics of intergovernmental decision making and on the practical aspects of management. The method of work will focus on group work and case studies.

- International Law / International Trade

- Managing Complex Operations

This course module complements academic work on non-profit organizations (NPOs). It aims at providing students with a practical understanding of how international NPOs are set up, governed, led and managed based on some defining factors such as their mission, guiding principles, history and stakeholders, as well as the environment they are operating in. It will walk students through some of the key features of leadership and management of NPOs, both in terms of management frameworks and of leadership and management practices.

- Performance and Resource Management

This ‘practitioner course’ takes the students in six thematic sessions through the resource management functions in Non-Profit Organizations (NPOs). The course examines the constituent elements and boundaries of NPOs, their embedded incentive systems, and challenges to manage NPOs for results. It also provides the students the tools and analytical framework for an assessment of a NPO of their choice. 

- Practice of International Relations

The growing intensity, and velocity of global interactions requires new approaches to studying the practice of international relations. This course combines theory and case study practice to make sense of an increasingly complex global actor and issue landscape. The course is based on highly interactive and participatory group learning and puts an emphasis on presentation and discussion skills.

- Social Entrepreneurship

Social entrepreneurship refers to the practice of combining innovation, opportunity and resourcefulness to address some of our most challenging social, economic and environmental problems. While social entrepreneurship is generally focused on the creation and growth of new ventures, social innovation is a broader concept that applies these same principles wherever our career paths take us, in the public, commercial, academic or citizen sector. This course will examine the evolution of the practice of entrepreneurship that focuses on transforming systems and practices that affect communities and ecosystems and the growing number of entities that are supporting its disruptive potential.

 

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