Executive Master in International Relations (EMIR)

General

Program Description

Executive Master in International Relations (EMIR)

The Executive Master in International Relations (EMIR) is a flexible and challenging graduate programme aimed at enriching the skills of professionals through a diverse modular curriculum, tailored teaching methods, and an interactive learning environment.

Programme aims

To gain an understanding of the dynamics of international politics and diplomatic issues, and to develop the practical skills necessary to master the challenges of 21st century diplomacy; Advance cross-cultural negotiation and communication skills to better diffuse international frictions, manage crises, and encourage international cooperation; Develop competence in dealing with challenges at the global, regional and national levels; Learn and incorporate tools, procedures and instruments to effectively manage complex projects and programmes in international and multicultural environments; Engage in a culturally diverse learning environment and build a network of professional relations with fellow students and faculty.

Duration

The EMIR programme spans 9 months (three semesters) and includes regular evening classes, weekend workshops, a week-long summer or winter school and a final dissertation. Modules are practice-driven and solution-oriented and will be taught in English by a multinational faculty that includes experienced academics and practitioners.

Programme elements

Evening classes every two weeks for two hours where participants meet to discuss diplomatic challenges and strategies in order to address them. Expect short presentations and frank debates in a workshop atmosphere.

The Executive Master Evening Classes are also open to practitioners who desire to network and discuss institutional tactics and strategies. Case Studies & Simulations in each of the two semesters where participants and practitioners take part in three Friday afternoon to Saturday evening case study or simulation sessions that confront them with real world situations, difficult decisions and the need to find sustainable solutions. Expect immersive group-driven and solution-oriented exercises. The Executive Master Case Studies & Simulations are also open to practitioners who desire to engage in practical training.

Entry requirements

Applicants should possess an undergraduate degree from a university or its equivalent. Students are encour­aged to discuss the course with GSD academic tutors prior to the submission of the application. Applicants whose mother tongue is not English must provide evidence of their English language capabili­ties at an approved level. Applicants who fail to reach this standard may be required to complete an agreed English Language tuition programme prior to the com­mencement of the Executive Master programme (EMIR).

Graduation requirements

Students are required to complete 6 modules (two modules of 5 full days per semester: Tuesday to Saturday) amounting to 42 credits (12 ECTS each, including preparatory readings and writing 2 Term papers worth 3 ECTS each) and to complete a dissertation worth 18 credits, for a total of 60 ECTS.

Last updated Oct 2020

About the School

The Geneva School of Diplomacy and International Relations (GSD) prides itself on rigorous teaching and on a faculty renowned for their concern of the individual needs of our students. This tradition ... Read More

The Geneva School of Diplomacy and International Relations (GSD) prides itself on rigorous teaching and on a faculty renowned for their concern of the individual needs of our students. This tradition is enhanced by the specialized and interdisciplinary nature of the curriculum. Read less