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Master Degree in International Relations and Diplomacy

Master Degree in International Relations and Diplomacy

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Overview

The Master Degree in International Relations and Diplomacy combines problem solving, structural analysis, project development and management with a comprehensive theoretical and critical examination of the political, cultural, legal, and socio-economic practices that make up our increasingly interdependent and complex world. Drawing from multiple fields including finance, law, history, philosophy, and theology, this program is decidedly interdisciplinary. A diverse faculty of seasoned practitioners represents and reflects the cross-cutting issues and interests that inform international relations today.

The University’s guest lecture series and simulation exercises also add a unique dimension to the program. Delivered and conducted by experienced working diplomats and professionals in international development and business, these complementary curricular support activities
enable Schiller International University’s students to break out of the classroom and gain hands-on experience even as they explore internship opportunities or network with potential employers.

The program also encompasses study visits to international organizations.

Objectives

1. Demonstrate working knowledge of several subfields of the discipline.
2. Utilize strong research skills.
3. Critically analyze international events and issues.
4. Apply theories of international relations to the practice of international affairs.
5. Demonstrate effective written, oral and online communication skills.
6. Develop the requisite skills to seek employment relevant to the field.

Modules

Required Business Core Courses
Credits
IR 589Methods of Research and Analysis3
Required International Business Courses
Credits
IR 544Human Resources Management3
Required IRD Courses
Credits
IR 501Workshop on Diplomacy: Practical and Historical3
IR 502Workshop on Diplomacy: International Negotiation3
IR 511Current Issues in IR: Theories3
IR 512Current Issues in IR: Historical Context3
IR 542International Organizations3
IR 544Conflict and Peace Strategies3
IR 545International Economic Problems3
IR 546International Law3
IR 567International Management of Resources3
IR 571International Human Rights3
Total Credits Required:
36

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