The next session starts on November 15, 2021

ARE YOU READY FOR HE GREAT STRATEGIC CHALLENGES ?

In our present global system, there is a need for senior executives to understand the crucial strategic issues at stake laying behind the international political struggle for influence among nations. A successful policy making always relies on an adequate strategic knowledge.

 

Motivated by their successful experiences in executive high level training programmes, Centre d’Études Diplomatiques et Stratégiques (CEDS) and IFG Executive Education decided to develop their common skills and capabilities in order to set up a unique DBA in Business Diplomacy.

 

The programme targets senior executives involved in Political, military and security spheres who are eager to strengthen their knowledge of dealing with and solving conflictual strategy and improving their diplomacy and management skills. High-level experts, renowned University Professors, researchers, experienced diplomats and top-level strategists and successful international leaders, form the pedagogical team that will enable auditors to become experts in their field. With their Online courses and lectures, the programme ticks all the boxes for top Civil Servants and private companies.

TARGET POPULATION

The Executive PhD in Strategy and International Security is designed for senior civil and military officers, political leaders, in addition to other  senior executives and other senior executives who are aiming to :

  • Diversify their area of knowledge and skills for strategy and international security issues
  • Overcome international strategic and security management
  • Access to leadership and public speaking skills
  • Practice consulting in a decision-making environment
  • Being able making decisions in conflict resolution
  • Achieve a solid understanding of state’s strategy worldwide
  • Achieve a better understanding of the way the different disciplines are complementary in dealing with these challenges
TARGETED SKILLS
  • Understanding the concepts and process in strategy, security issues and policy making
  • Analyzing the events and interactions in the international politics and strategic challenges
  • Leading and preparing a successful decision making process
  • Applying the adequate strategy to resolve a political conflicts
  • Applying research methodology to the numerous sectors involved in international relations
  • Developing a research process to a specific issue under the supervision of professors

PREREQUISITES

A master 2 degree or a degree of equivalent level in addition to 4 years of professional executive experience

FEES

1st year : 9 500 €
2nd year : 2 800 €

PROGRAMME
1st YEAR : COURSES & WORKSHOPS
DIPLOMACY, GEOPOLITICS AND ECONOMIC ENVIRONMENT– GRAND ORAL EXAM

MANAGING SECURITY AND DEFENCE 

  • Defence policies and defence doctrines
  • Defence and security politices and the international environment
  • Budget balance and security constraints
  • Domestic, international, global security

GEOPOLITICAL AN GEOECONOMIC AREAS

  • Areas covered: Sub Saharan Africa, Latin America, Middle East, East Asia in addition to the great powers
  • Where political and economic issues are linked and interdependent for each of those areas
SPECIALIZED COURSES – EVALUATED BY SPECIFIC ASSIGNMENTS

RESEARCH IN INTERNATIONAL PUBLIC AND HUMANITARIAN LAW

  • Fundamentals of International public law Emphasis on key international treaties
  • The human rights dimension in international law Method of research and documentation in international public law
  • International humanitarian law and the “jus in bellum”
  • The international criminal courts

ADVANCED STRATEGY COURSE AND RESEARCH ISSUES

  • The key strategic doctrines
  • The revolution in military affairs and the quest for techno-military supremacy
  • From asymmetrical wars to hybrid wars
  • The decision making process and political conflict
  • Analyzing a strategic and security environment

INTERSTATE COOPERATION AND INTERNATIONAL SECURITY

  • Interstate cooperation and dealing with terrorism and transnational criminality
  • International organizations and the control over use of force and weapons proliferation
  • Food security and water security
ONLINE COURSES Evaluated by MCQ

STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT

  • Presenting   a    strategic   diagnosis   of    structure organization
  • Understanding and justification of a Business model
  • Explain strategic choices in different departments and within the global consideration of complete organization
  • Presenting the means to implement strategy with necessary arbitration : to do / co-operationGREEN

 

 

MANAGEMENT AND SUSTAINABILITY

  • Understanding and use of the key factors of sustainable development as an orientation guide line to Organizations
  • Mastering the Political and Judicial elements of Private Company Responsibility, gaining knowledge of operational procedures for self-assessment and Human Resources Strategies
  • Maintaining Company strategy as a permanent element in Sustainable Development through the identification of the main challenges and using all transitional opportunities
WORKSHOPS - SPECIFIC EVALUATION

WORKSHOP IN DIPLOMACY AND STRATEGY

  • Conceptual frames on conflicts and crisis
  • Advanced learning in conflict resolution dynamics
  • Diplomatic negotiation and conflict resolution

WORKSHOP IN METHODOLOGY

  • The fundamentals of scientific research
  • The characteristic of human sciences Hypothesis and empirical verification
  • The research proposal

At the end of the 1st Year – the successful candidates at the exams and assignments and exercises are awarded an advanced postgraduate diploma in strategic studies.

YEARS 2 AND 3
ONLINE COURSES Evaluated by MCQ

YEARS 2 AND 3

  • PhD research under the supervision of a CEDS Professor
  • This PhD research is undertaken on a topic that has a particular relevance for the candidate
  • The PhD dissertation is of at least 60 000 words and is followed by a defence session before an academic jury in order to be awarded the PhD grade.

Contact ADMISSIONS :

fouad.nohra@ceds.fr

01 53 92 03 34