ARE YOU READY FOR STRATEGIC BUSINESS AND DIPLOMATIC CHALLENGES?

In our present global system, there is a need for senior executives to understand the crucial economic issues at stake laying behind the diplomatic maneuvers and the international political struggle for influence among nations. Many successful initiatives led by official delegations were very often supported by economic and business advisors in addition to big companies’ senior executives and managers.

 

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 or Business 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 successful international leaders, constitute the pedagogical team that will enable students to become experts in their field. With their Online courses and lectures, the programme ticks all the boxes for Diplomats, senior civil servants and private companies.

TARGET POPULATION

The DBA 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

Year 1 : 12 300 €
Year 2 : 2 800 €

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

DIPLOMACY AND ECONOMIC ENVIRONMENT

  • Bi-lateral and Multilateral diplomacy
  • The United Nations
  • Economic and cultural diplomacy
  • Non-governmental diplomacy and Lobbying
  • Diplomacy and economic environment

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 geographic areas
SPECIALIZED COURSES – EVALUATED BY SPECIFIC ASSIGNMENTS

RESEARCH IN INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC  LAW

  • Fundamentals on International public law
  • Emphasis on key international treaties
  • The human rights dimension in international law
  • Method of research and documentation in international public and economic law
  • International law and international investments
  • The states’ economic rights and obligations

BUSINESS DIPLOMACY STRATEGIES 

  • State actors and national economic actors Multinational companies’  diplomacy
  • The investment promotion initiatives
  • Competitive intelligence and strategic intelligence
  • Competition and scramble for natural resources

RESEARCH IN INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS AND FINANCE

  • The key concepts on economic globalization
  • Understanding financial globalization Development issues and policies
  • Methodology of research in international economics: sources, hypothesis and verification
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-operation

 

 

GREEN MANAGEMENT AND SUSTAINABILITY

  • Understanding and usage 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 by identification of the main challenges and using all transitional opportunities
WORKSHOPS - SPECIFIC EVALUATION

WORKSHOP IN DIPLOMACY

  • Practical basics of diplomacy
  • Advanced learning in diplomatic negotiation dynamics Diplomatic negotiation exercise

WORKSHOP IN METHODOLOGY

  • The fundamentals of scientific research
  • The characteristic of social sciences – the interaction between disciplines
  • Hypothesis and empirical verification
  • The research proposal
2nd YEAR
ONLINE COURSES Evaluated by QCM

HI TECH MANAGEMENT

  • Understand the basics of Hi-tech Management
  • Knowledge of basic tools in order to control
  • Computer Systems

GEOPOLITICS MEETINGS

  • Knowledge  update and understanding of geopolitical
  • Key issues at stake
  • Understanding of current international and national issues
RESEARCH, DISSERTATION AND VIVA

Research on a topic approved by :

  • CEDS and IFG Academic board Supervised by a CEDS/IFG Professor or Researcher or Expert with the appropriate academic grades
  • The supervision process is defined in its technical aspects globally by the supervisor and the auditor (with regards to meetings, distance or in campus meetings – preference for distance communication)
  • A 150 pages dissertation to be written, approved by the supervisor  and the academic board Delivering Defended before an academic jury