The American University of Paris

Introduction

American University of Paris (AUP)

In a world where accelerating change and ever-shifting personal, cultural, and economic connections are the norm, everyone—at least occasionally—is a foreigner.

Today’s world demands our ability to see the world as another person sees it, even if we might disagree with that person’s ideas and perspectives. We must know enough of the world and ourselves to function effectively in a variety of professional and social settings. We must be comfortable living at the edge of our own comfort zone.

And it is only through that comfort—that feeling of being at home in the world—that we can pursue our own ambitions, champion our own causes, further our own ideals.


An American-style education in one of the world’s most cosmopolitan cities

AUP is itself a successful experiment in international, interdisciplinary education. AUP brings together all the best elements of the American university model—small, discussion-based classes; a collaborative relationship between students and faculty; a special emphasis on critical thinking and clear communication—with the cultural, social, and professional opportunities of one of the world’s most cosmopolitan cities.

Ours is an academic culture of engagement, global citizenship, and community. Our mission and values reflect this as we seek to foster in students and faculty alike a critical sense of commitment to a world of interdependence.


An international reputation for excellence

AUP’s credentials are unimpeachable. We are accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. Our faculty members hail from some of the finest universities in the world. And we engage in special academic partnerships with such prestigious institutions as Oxford University, the Université de Paris Sorbonne, and New York City’s New School.

Since our founding in 1962, we have provided a multilingual, multicultural learning environment. Renowned as a global center for innovative, interdisciplinary research, we educate global citizens who take their places as responsible actors in communities, civil societies, and countries around the world.


Alumni turning a life-changing education into world-changing careers

AUP has more than 15,000 graduates in 141 countries, making ours one of the most truly global alumni networks in the world. Well over 90 percent of our students are employed or in graduate school within six months of graduation. And many have gone on to leadership positions at institutions as diverse as the Commercial Bank of Kuwait, BASF in Germany, the Jane Goodall Institute in Tanzania, Google in France, the Centre Party of Sweden, and the United States Department of Energy.


Learn more—and join us

To find out more facts about AUP, our history, and our academic programs, we invite you to explore our website and get to know the exciting possibilities that await you when you join our dynamic international community in Paris.

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MSc

MSc in International Management

Campus Full time 1 - 2 years September 2016 France Paris

Our MSc in International Management is a flexible yet structured degree program that provides you with the advanced skills to navigate the complex national, cultural and socio-economic contexts in which all of today’s business and organizations operate. [+]

Your next career step in management must equip you for an international professional environment, one that will offer unique opportunities if you are well-prepared. Our MSc in International Management is a flexible yet structured degree program that provides you with the advanced skills to navigate the complex national, cultural and socio-economic contexts in which all of today’s business and other organizations operate. Develop management skills in our intimate, international learning environment The MSc in Management offers a grounding in the theories and practices of international management in small classrooms of peers and faculty from around the world. You will focus on critical analysis and problem-solving and develop a critical understanding of the economic and socio-political environments of companies and other organizational forms. Our American-style graduate education offers you choice and specialization while providing global perspectives and experience with the various contexts of managerial work. Three practice-focused approaches to meet your specific needs and interests The MSc program offers three approaches to providing you with the skills to critically evaluate contemporary literature and theories on management, apply them to current problems and challenges, and respond with effective and meaningful solutions. The three areas of concentration are: International Management Sustainability Systems NGO and Mission-based Management You will have the opportunity to refine knowledge and skills that are directly transferable to potential new career pathways in these areas. You will benefit from a series of shared courses across all three program concentrations while also working on your specialization through concentration-specific courses and relevant chosen electives. Upon completion, we expect you to be able to manage complex and ambiguous organizational and societal situations with insight, competence, cross-cultural expertise and a strong ethical grounding. Advance your career in management and achieve your goals The MSc International Management is a 40-credit Coursework masters that takes place over 2.5 semesters during one calendar year and emphasizes individual learning in an intimate and supportive classroom setting. The degree has been designed to meet the needs of recent graduates interested in a management-oriented career or early to mid-career professionals looking to transition to a management-related field or the next level of management. If you wish to transition from a liberal arts or humanities background to a business or management focus you will also find the program ideal. Graduates of the MSc are well-prepared to pursue careers in a wide range of sectors and organization types, including corporations, non-governmental organizations, start-ups, nonprofits, and family businesses. Our alumni demonstrate the successful outcomes that have come from choosing AUP as the next step in their management or related careers. [-]

MA

MA in Global Communications

Campus Full time 1 year September 2016 France Paris

The Master of Arts in Global Communications (MAGC) is a three-semester, 48-credit degree that can be completed in one calendar year. This cutting-edge program offers a balance between solid intellectual preparation in communications and hands-on professional training with international experts. [+]

MA in Global CommunicationsThe Master of Arts in Global Communications (MAGC) is a three-semester, 48-credit degree that can be completed in one calendar year. This cutting-edge program offers a balance between solid intellectual preparation in communications and hands-on professional training with international experts.Students graduate with a stellar profile: theoretical sophistication, skills-based mastery in key domains, and practical experience in global communications.The digital, the global, the localAs a MAGC student, you’re encouraged to develop a layered understanding of:

today’s digital revolution the economic transformations caused by brand globalization the intercultural challenges associated with new media and globalization—and the development of appropriate responses by governments, corporations, and NGOs the development of communications industries, including global advertising, social networking, search engines, and image management ... [-]

MA in International Affairs

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2016 France Paris + 1 more

The Master of Arts in International Affairs (MIN) takes full advantage of Paris’s multicultural dimensions and central role in international economics, politics, and social issues. The program’s balance of intellectual and theoretical mastery with hands-on, project-based learning prepares you for a successful professional life. [+]

MA in International AffairsThe Master of Arts in International Affairs (MIN) takes full advantage of Paris’s multicultural dimensions and central role in international economics, politics, and social issues. The program’s balance of intellectual and theoretical mastery with hands-on, project-based learning prepares you for a successful professional life.The MA in International Affairs provides:

The opportunity to earn an American master’s degree in France A mix of practical and theoretical knowledge of international affairs, conflict resolution, and civil society development A global network to launch a career in the NGO sector or with an international institution, national government, or multinational corporation ... [-]

Master of Arts in Diplomacy and International Law

Campus Full time 1 year October 2016 France Paris

AUP’s Masters in Diplomacy and International Law aims to achieve concrete results, using the respective tools of each discipline to prepare you to develop real-world solutions. This interdisciplinary program will enable you to think critically about complex diplomatic and international legal issues in real contexts. By applying theory to practice, you will address some of the key questions facing public and non-governmental institutions around the world, such as <em>‘Why do states participate in international institutions that promote global cooperation?’</em> or <em>‘How do states and institutions interact when cooperation breaks down and conflict ensues?’</em> [+]

Preparing You for Public Leadership Diplomacy and international law are critical components in addressing issues of seminal public concern. As populations flee repressive regimes and political issues have ramifications beyond any one state’s borders, the need for real-world solutions and the leaders who can implement them is paramount. AUP’s Masters in Diplomacy and International Law aims to achieve concrete results, using the respective tools of each discipline to prepare you to develop real-world solutions. This interdisciplinary program will enable you to think critically about complex diplomatic and international legal issues in real contexts. By applying theory to practice, you will address some of the key questions facing public and non-governmental institutions around the world, such as ‘Why do states participate in international institutions that promote global cooperation?’ or ‘How do states and institutions interact when cooperation breaks down and conflict ensues?’ Gain a Global and Interdisciplinary Perspective With increasing global interdependence, hard distinctions between foreign and domestic policy no longer exist. The Master’s program capitalizes on its location in the heart of Europe to train future public leaders to tackle today’s most pressing issues from an international perspective. The goal is to produce strong analytical thinkers and practitioners ready to be of service across cultures and national boundaries. Coursework in diplomacy and international law includes elements of international relations, economics, law, and political science to examine the problems of our day—and search for the best way to administer and manage innovative solutions. You will develop expertise in negotiation, strategic diplomatic thinking, and legal analysis to support your next career step. Unprecedented Access to Prestigious Program Partners A core component of the Master’s program in Diplomacy and International Law is the opportunity to work with our prestigious partners, applying classroom theory to challenging practical environments: Students in the MA program partner with the French War College in the annual Coalition Exercise, a polyvalent simulation of a military intervention during a humanitarian crisis. AUP students join the more than 500 officers and diplomatic participants to play the role of UN and international NGO humanitarian aid workers on the ground in a conflict zone, elaborating a humanitarian aid plan that provides relief to the tens of thousands of civilians caught in the crossfire. You will also earn a certificate from the University of Oxford International Human Rights Law Summer Program. Preparation for the certificate includes a practicum on international justice at The Hague, where you will engage in trial reporting and briefings with high level experts. As part of the MA in Diplomacy and International Law program you will participate in exciting, interactive modules with leading experts and practitioners from some of today’s most engaged NGOs. Ensure your Professional Impact Whether in the public or private sector, professionals need to be international and transnational in their outlook and vision. AUP’s MA in Diplomacy in International Law prepares you for exciting career paths to effect real change Program Requirements International Affairs courses (16 credits) PO 5005 Philosophical Foundations of International Relations PO 5075 Ecole de Guerre PO5002 – four modules. Subjects may include: Negotiation for Diplomacy Strategic Diplomatic Thinking Humanitarian Disaster Relief NGO Budget Planning Micro Finance Choose two from the following classes (8 credits) PO 5031 Global Public Policy PO 5072 The United States and World Affairs PO5073 Media and Society in the Middle East PO5025 Communications and the Global Public Sphere PO5026 Political and Economics of Global Media PO5O91 Topics. Subjects may include: Geopolitics of Emerging Countries Digital Advocacy and Social Movements Law courses (4 credits) LW 5000 International Public Law Choose one from the following LW courses (4 credits) LW5020 Comparative Law PO/LW5080 Women, Conflict and International Law PO/LW5091 Topics. Subjects may include: Rule of Law in Russia and China Islam and Law Transitional Justice Summer Session Requirements Hague Practicum (6 credits) University of Oxford International Human Rights Law Summer Programme (10 credits) 1ST SEMESTER (FALL) 2ND SEMESTER (SPRING) 3RD SEMESTER (SUMMER) LW5000 Ecole de Guerre Hague Practicum PO5002 x 2 PO5002 x 2 Oxford Law Programme PO5005 PO elective - PO elective LW elective - 16 credits 16 credits 16 credits [-]

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The American University of Paris

Address 5, Boulevard de la Tour-Maubourg
75007 Paris, France
Website http://www.aup.edu/
Phone +33 1 40 62 07 20