CAS Foreign Affairs & Applied Diplomacy

Description

In a globalized world, diplomacy is no longer reserved for diplomats. Interest groups such as cantonal governments, regional organizations, NGOs, multinational corporations, and even private citizens are all players on the international stage.

The CAS in Foreign Affairs & Applied Diplomacy takes these developments into account. The ‘Neue Zürcher Zeitung’ (NZZ) has called its program “international relations for practitioners”.

At a glance

Qualification: Certificate of Advanced Studies in Foreign Affairs & Applied Diplomacy (12 ECTS)

Start: 02.03.2018

Duration: 2 months (12 instruction days)

Costs: CHF 7,200.00

Comment on costs: The fee includes teaching materials including compulsory reading materials, exam fees, and networking events. Resit exams are not included and will be invoiced separately. Also not included are traveling expenses and hotel accommodation (except in Brussels, where accommodation is included).

Location: Winterthur, Bern, Brussels, and Geneva

Languages of instruction: German, English

"The theoretical and practical knowledge about today's globalized world and its interrelations imparted in this CAS program is unique and a valuable step forward in an international career."

Yvonne Mueller, Staffing & Mobility Coordinator, Boston Consulting Group (BCG) / Participant, CAS Foreign Affairs & Applied Diplomacy 2013

Objectives and content

Target audience

This CAS is aimed at individuals who work, or would like to work, in foreign relations and related fields. Participants hold, or are planning to hold, positions in public administration and politics (cities/communes, cantonal and federal government), e.g., public affairs officers or representatives of trade and industry associations and NGOs.

Objectives

Content

In a globalized world, diplomacy is no longer reserved for diplomats. Interest groups such as cantonal governments, regional organizations, NGOs, multinational corporations, and even private citizens are all players on the international stage.

The curriculum of the CAS in Foreign Affairs & Applied Diplomacy recognizes these new developments in the interdisciplinary scope of international relations at the intersection of business, law, politics, and history.

When the part-time program was launched in 2012, ‘Neue Zürcher Zeitung’ described it, rather aptly, as “international relations for practitioners”. It reflects the diverse, practically oriented curriculum of this course of study. Workshops with business partners and excursions to Bern, Brussels, and Geneva provide ample opportunity for direct interaction with experts.

Methodology

The CAS in Foreign Affairs & Applied Diplomacy is methodologically diverse. Methods of instruction include lectures and presentations, exercises, study of genuine cases, e-learning, and simulation tasks. Another major focus is on discussing and analyzing world events and their key actors. Module 1 concludes with a practical exam, Module 2 with a writing assignment (policy letter).

Classes

Part-time course of study
Fridays and Saturdays, 8.45 am to 5.35 pm
Exception: Excursion to Brussels, Thursday to Saturday (3 days)

Languages of instruction are German and English. Participants are expected to be proficient in both languages (oral & written communication).

Enquiries and contact

Provider

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Application

Admission

Admission decisions are made by the head of the program.

Information for applicants

Applications are considered in the order in which they are received.

General terms and conditions

Conditions

Starting dates and application

Start Application deadline  
02.03.2018 01.02.2018

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