Institute for Cultural Diplomacy

The Center for Cultural Diplomacy Studies (CCDS)

MBA Program in International Economics & Cultural Diplomacy

Address:

Robert-Gerwig-Platz 1

Berlin, Berlin 78120

Germany

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

MBA Program in International Economics & Cultural Diplomacy

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The degree provides a comprehensive base of studies in several academic disciplines related to Business, International Economics, and Global Politics, with a particular emphasis on cultural diplomacy and its historical and contemporary application in the public sector, private sector and civil society. The program is focused on managing business across global markets. It challenges students to think and live globally by its location at the crossroads of Europe. Organizational leadership, strategic management, and managing cultural diversity are key features of the program which prepare the students for success as future professionals in business enterprises operating across international borders. The degree prepares students for careers in diverse fields, such as the field of international relations, the humanities, business, the financial sector, politics and culture, with a special focus on Cultural Diplomacy institutions and the application of Cultural Diplomacy in the framework of foreign policy and international economics. The program addresses contemporary international issues, with classroom seminars and lectures, as well as educational & cultural events, conferences, professional trainings, tours, visits and meetings with foreign officials, which are further incorporated into the curriculum. Students will meet with leading experts working in international organizations, embassies, and academic institutions, and will engage with specialists in the areas of International Relations & Economics, Business, Communication, Politics, Human Rights, Culture, Peace Building, Multilateral Diplomacy, Conflict Resolution, and Development. The program provides students with practical experience for both academic and professional development, preparing students for careers in diverse fields, such as international relations, the humanities, business, the financial sector, politics and culture, with a special focus on Cultural Diplomacy institutions and the application of Cultural Diplomacy in the framework of foreign policy and international economics. On a practical level, the international environment of the Center for Cultural Diplomacy Studies offers students a unique opportunity to interact with leading experts and academics at a wide variety of international organizations and research centers. This exceptional learning environment leads to original research and independent study opportunities. It allows students to create a solid professional network and form a concrete base for future academic and professional career choices, preparing students for engagement in the international arena, civil society, politics, governmental organizations and international economic organizations, as well as the private sector. Program Curriculum The program consists of 120 ECTS credits in total and has duration of four semesters, which take place in both Berlin, and Furtwangen (Germany). The first two semesters of the program are hosted by the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy in Berlin and the third and the fourth semesters are hosted by the Furtwangen University (HFU) in Furtwangen. The unique structure of the program provides the students with the advantage of learning in both the capital of Germany and well as the famous area of the Black Forest thus the opportunity to gain academic, professional and personal experience from living in different cultures. Furthermore, the program’s structure provides a unique opportunity to benefit from the study environment in both an international nongovernmental organization and a traditional University. Applications for the program are accepted throughout the year. Next start dates: Winter Semester 2015: February 16th, 2015 Spring Semester 2015: March 30th, 2015; or May 11th, 2015 Fall Semester 2015: October 1st, 2015 Application deadline Winter Semester 2015: January 15th, 2015 Spring Semester 2015: February 28th, 2015; or April 10th, 2015 Fall Semester 2015: August 31st, 2015

Accreditation:

The MBA Degree is awarded by the Furtwangen University (HFU), which is recognized as a fully accredited institution of higher education with the right to award university degrees. The Furtwangen University (HFU) is part of the Bologna Process set in place by the European Commission, and uses the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) to award degrees. Credits obtained through the MBA program are equivalent to those of courses at universities in all other 30+ signatory countries. Students will earn 30 credits per semester during the MBA program, for a total of 120 credits upon completion.

International Student Requirements:

Non EU Students are required to submit their High School Certificate and Birth Certificate. For the official enrollment process at the University and registrations as a student, all copies must be certified. If the original document is written in any other language then English, French, Romanian or German, then a certified translation in English, together with a copy of the original is required. For the first application stage, regular copies sent via E-Mail are sufficient.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

# of Credits Required: 120

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): - USD

In State Tuition (per year): 18000 EUR

Out State Tuition (per year): 18000 EUR

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