International Relations BA Bachelor's
This is for you
if... you wish to work in global political and social relations, want to be able to use foreign languages professionally, or harness global forces and opportunities in pursuit of your goals. The program teaches about the world of diplomacy, international organizations and transnational corporations. It is a good fit for students who want to acquire a sound understanding of how the world economy works and seize the opportunities it provides, but are not interested in the complex mathematics of statistics and econometrics.
This program familiarizes students with the workings of the global architecture of decentralized governance that runs the world today and with the tensions and openings it generates. It gives our graduates a clear advantage in our complex and fast-paced world by arming them with the knowledge and skills necessary to understand and make use of the inner logic of global relations, to anticipate the direction in which they develop, and to draw on the opportunities these changes bring.
This program empowers students to navigate with success and ease in a globalized world linked together and shaped not only by diplomatic relations between states, but also by manifold transnational fields, forces and actors.
• Diplomacy and International Communication Specialization
The specialization trains effective international politics professionals who do not just possess the thorough knowledge and good theoretical grasp needed to understand complex challenges and work out plans to address them, but also know how to communicate their ideas in a multicultural environment in order to be able to put their ideas into practice. Specialization offers courses in public diplomacy, security policy, international ethics, foreign policy analysis, regional studies and model diplomacy. Specialization is especially recommended for those seeking to work as diplomats, as foreign policy experts, in politics or in public administration.
• International Development Cooperation specialization
Specialization prepares professionals in the field of International Development Cooperation. Apart from specialized courses in international development and practice, students acquire the skills necessary to successfully navigate the broader context of international negotiations and economic relations, including familiarity with international business culture and private international law. Students selecting this specialization will also learn how to create, manage and finance their own projects, and will have the opportunity to put these skills into practice in a semester of project work.
WHY IS OUR PROGRAM UNIQUE?
The program is set up with the goal of providing students with the theoretical approaches, factual knowledge and practical skills they need in order to become effective real-world problem-solvers in an environment where both challenges we face and the frameworks to address them are increasing global and multicultural in nature. Our graduates have a deep and comprehensive understanding of social, political and economic analysis that enables them to understand the rapidly changing nature of global policy challenges and political relations. Furthermore, the program also equips them with the communication and management skills that make them successful even when working in highly complex and demanding environments.
- Diplomacy and International Communication
- International Development Cooperation
Specializations are launched only if the minimum of 15 students wish to join the specialization
• officers and diplomats in the state sector
• actors in the business sector servicing the needs of actors in global governance
• analysts in think tanks and policy advisors
• public administration employees
• NGO and international NGO sector employees
• officers in international organizations
• members of transnational advocacy groups
• employees of transnational private regulators
• further studies (MA, MBA) in English in the fields of international relations and business
Concepts and Theories in International Politics, Diplomacy, International Organizations, International Law, History of Modern International Relations, Civilizations in World History, Global Cultural Anthropology, Political Science, Political Philosophy, Comparative Politics, Basics of Law, Sociology, Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, World Economics, Globalization and World Economic Regions, Applied Statistics, European Integration, International Protocol and Etiquette, Regional Studies, Academic Writing, Research Methodology, Informatics, Skills Training