Institute for Cultural Diplomacy (ICD) - The Center for Cultural Diplomacy Studies

Introduction

The Center for Cultural Diplomacy Studies (CCDS) of the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy (ICD) is the world's leading center for the study of Cultural Diplomacy, offering educational and professional development opportunities for individuals, interested in pursuing further education and careers in academia, diplomacy, government, and/or the private sector, related either wholly or in part to the field of Cultural Diplomacy. The CCDS focuses in particular on exploring the balancing between hard and soft power, the process of globalization in an interdependent world, international economics & business multiculturalism, intercultural dialogue & exchange, human rights, religion, and the ability for culturally based initiatives to further mutual understanding and in turn to foster global peace and stability.

The CCDS programs offer high levels of leadership and provide students the skills to shape their future leadership roles, while addressing the critical issues challenging the world today. The programs provide advanced knowledge and analytical tools for the study and practice of cultural diplomacy and the potential that it has in shaping international policies and global strategies

The CCDS programs are divided into the following categories: Distance Learning Courses, Professional Development Certificate Programs, and Degree Programs in Cultural Diplomacy.

The CCDS Faculty is composed of professors, high profile politicians and experienced professionals from the public and private sectors.

The CCDS’s faculty and advisory members have worked intensively and collectively to design innovative degree programs that provide a unique approach to the study of the fields of international relations, global economics, intercultural relations, art & culture, globalization and global governance. The traditional academic components of a degree in these fields have been adapted to fit in the dynamic, rapidly changing world. To that end, our approach to contemporary global affairs focuses also on the increasingly important roles of soft power and cultural diplomacy in world affairs.

The programs are unique and innovative in their content and approach and offer professional development in cultural diplomacy and related fields. For students with an interest in foreign policy, international affairs, cultural diplomacy, political science, or international economics, the programs provide a platform from which students can gain hands-on experience and high-level knowledge; equipping students with the tools to launch their career even before the completion of their studies.

The CCDS Degree Programs operate under a joint partnership between the Academy for Cultural Diplomacy and leading European universities. The Degrees are all awarded by the Universities, which are recognized as fully accredited institutions of higher education with the right to award university degrees, are part of the Bologna Process set in place by the European Commission, and use the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) to award degrees. The programs provide the students with the advantage of learning in various major European cities and thus the opportunity to gain academic, professional and personal experience from living in different cultures.

The Partners Universities of the Center for Cultural Diplomacy Studies

The University of Siena, located in Siena, Tuscany, is one of the oldest universities in Italy and, as such, has a rich and intriguing history. Founded in 1240, it is in fact thanks to the university that many of the city's historically important buildings were not lost, as they became used for study spaces and faculty departments. Since its founding, the University of Siena has grown to become home to over 20,000 students and schools dedicated to a variety of fields including Engineering, Economics, Humanities, Philosophy, and Political Science. The mission of the university is to nurture a community of students motivated by a thirst for knowledge and learning, with an attentive and approachable academic staff with many innovative services at their disposal.

The University of Siena boasts modern facilities, libraries, and laboratories, and offers all its students an array of services, including a welcoming session, orientation and continuous tutoring activities, support for disabled students, and career services. Another unique aspect of this historic university is its botanical garden, Orto Botanico dell'Università di Siena, a beautiful space cultivated by the university since 1588 when it began to raise medicinal herbs. The University of Siena's campuses are based in the city, and much of the life of the city is centered around the university itself as almost half the population of Siena attend the institution.

The University of Siena is home to an extremely multicultural student base, due in large part to its active academic collaboration with European and international organizations and institutions. The university supports the Erasmus program, with 300 Erasmus foreign study scholarships and approximately 30 Erasmus placement scholarships awarded each year. The university also has agreements with 72 foreign universities for international Doctorate degrees and 20 foreign universities for international Master's degrees. In order to facilitate the academic requirements of as many international students as possible, the university also offers degree programs taught in English, as well as Italian, and has founded the 'International Place,' an office to ensure international students are fully supported and comfortable integrating into university life in a foreign country. All of these factors are in place to provide the foundation for students to experience a culturally diverse academic environment throughout their time at the University of Siena, thus enriching their cultural understanding and better preparing them for working life in the international arena.

Further Information about the University of Siena is found HERE

Furtwangen University (HFU) is one of Germany's leading universities and recognized for its excellence in the following areas: high quality and innovation in teaching, strong practical focus through collaboration with industry, international focus, applied research, continuing education and lifelong learning, cooperation and motivation, social responsibility and safeguarding of the future.

Furtwangen University's core focus is on science-based, practical education and training. Traditional boundaries between subject fields are removed in interdisciplinary projects. HFU is a leader in the specialist areas of engineering, computer science, information systems and management, engineering management, media, international business and health. The range of courses and programmes is constantly being improved to take account of innovative developments. Our aim is to offer forward-looking degree programmes to talented young people, awarding top-quality, accredited degrees which open up exceptional career opportunities. At the same time, we support the journey our students make towards becoming responsible and competent individuals with the ability to identify and solve problems independently. Additionally, through application-oriented research and academic professional development, our university supports the next generation of scientists contributing to innovation and improved skills in business and society.

HFU supports international education, research and cultural exchange by working in collaboration with universities and companies around the world. HFU develops its degree programmes with a focus on international opportunities and demands and guarantee that they will be recognised around the world. The inclusion of international developments in the course content and the teaching of foreign languages and intercultural skills, as well as the provision of funding for travel abroad, all help to prepare graduates for work in an international environment. The HFU’s international profile is further strengthened by worldwide collaborations and partnerships: study modules abroad; joint-degree agreements; recruitment of international students, staff and professors; and international research cooperation agreements.

Further Information about the HFU is found HERE

Babes-Bolyai University (BBU) is a public institution of higher education which is host to 105 specializations, 1,700 Faculty members, and 50,000 students, and currently offers Bachelor's, Master's, and PhD Degrees together with advanced Post-Graduate studies. The BBU's mission is to promote and sustain the development of specific cultural components within the local, regional, national, and international community, with these components being: • an action-culture based on systematic and innovative knowledge (culture of scientific and technological competence, organizational competence and civil competence) • a permanent and innovative learning culture • multiculturalism, intercultural dialogue, and collaboration between different religions • a culture for personal and moral development • a culture for an active attitude and participation • a culture for personal development • a culture of integration and diversity, and for globalization, respecting identity and reciprocity Babes-Bolyai University, initially conceptualized as a Jesuit College founded by Prince Stephan Bathory in 1581, is the oldest academic institution in Romania which embodies the entire academic tradition of Transylvania. Officially coined Babes-Bolyai University in 1959, but with history dating back to the 16th Century, the Romanian University stems from a long evolution of attempts to establish a site for higher educational studies in Transylvania.

Further Information about the BBU is found HERE

The University of Bucharest (UoB), formerly the Saint Sava Academy, was officially founded in 1864 by order of Prince Alexandru Ioan Cuza, and has now become one of the leading higher education institutions in Romania. Over 30,000 students, originating from Romania and a diverse range of countries around the world, attend the University of Bucharest. Since the breakdown of the Soviet model of education in 1989-1990, the University has undergone a complete restructuring and has now expanded considerably. In addition to this extensive variety of academic disciplines, the University has its own independent publishing house as well as over 50 research institutes and groups, including the Institute for Political Research, the Institute for Mathematics and the Centre for Nuclear Research. It also offers numerous summer schools, master's and doctorate programmes in addition to its undergraduate programmes.

The University of Bucharest maintains strong relations with the wider academic community through bi-lateral agreements with over 50 universities in countries including Algeria, Austria, Belgium, Bolivia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Chile, China, Egypt, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Hungary, Iran, India, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Mexico, Morocco, the Republic of Moldova, Senegal, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Slovenia, the United Arab Emirates, USA, Sweden, Russia, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine and Uruguay.

The University is also an active participant in European programmes such as Erasmus and Lingua, and has been awarded numerous distinctions such as the 2000 National Academic Excellence Diploma, and the 2004 National Academic Excellence Medal.

Further Information about the University of Bucharest (UoB) is found HERE

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Master of Arts in International Economics, Business & Cultural Diplomacy

Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2016 Germany Berlin

The Master of Arts in International Economics, Business & Cultural Diplomacy is a 4 semesters' program offered by Furtwangen University (HFU) in partnership with the Academy for Cultural Diplomacy. The degree provides a comprehensive base of studies in several academic disciplines related to International Economics, Business 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 Master of Arts in International Economics, Business & Cultural Diplomacy is a two-year program offered by Furtwangen University (HFU) in partnership with the Academy for Cultural Diplomacy. The degree provides a comprehensive base of studies in several academic disciplines related to International Economics, Business 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 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 Berlin. 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) - Berlin Campus. The program follows the conventional university structure of a two academic years’ program divided into four semesters. Students are offered elective courses to accompany mandatory courses, professional development experience and the final thesis. The first 2 semesters will take place in the Center of Cultural Diplomacy Studies (CCDS) in Berlin. The semester will consist of three mandatory modules and two elective courses. The second semester will consist of the professional development program and 2 elective courses. The 3rd semester will consist of four mandatory modules. On the 4th semester the students will produce a final thesis on a related topic of choice and will undertake a Project Work course/Workshop related to the preparation of the Thesis. At the end of the forth semesters, the students will be then required to defend their Thesis at the Furtwangen University (HFU) Dates of Next Programs for 2015-2016 Enrolments to the Program are possible towards the fall, winter and spring semesters’ start each year. Enrolments are possible for Program's Next Start; Fall Semester 2015 (Option B) - November 16th, 2015 Winter Semester 2016 - February 8th, 2016 Spring Semester 2016- April 11th, 2016 Fall Semester 2015 - October 3rd, 2016 Application deadlines: For Fall Semester 2015 (Option B) - October 31st, 2015 For Winter Semester 2016 - December 1st, 2015 For Spring Semester 2016- January 31st, 2016 Fall Semester 2016 - June 30th, 2016 Accreditation The Master’s 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 MA program are equivalent to those of courses at universities in all other 30+ signatory countries. Students will earn 30 credits per semester during the MA program, for a total of 120 credits upon completion. Admissions Individuals studying for the MA will represent a diverse range of cultural and academic backgrounds. Candidates will include recent BA graduates as well as young professionals who combine strong academic backgrounds with significant work experience. Individuals are required to hold a BA degree (or equivalent Degree) of minimum of 3 years studies, as degrees from across the world and from any field are acceptable*. We do not consider any one element of an application exclusively. Rather, our admissions panel considers academic achievement as well as personal qualities such as strength of character, motivation and the ability and willingness to take on new academic challenges. Our aim is to attract students from a variety of backgrounds and countries that will foster a unique and diverse learning environment. * Current undergraduate students are able to submit an application and participate in the pre-enrolment process, by submitting a confirmation of their current studies and their transcripts. All courses are taught in English, thus an evidence of adequate competence in English is required for the applicants whose mother tongue is not English. If you have studied at least 1 semester in an English language and/or have extensive working experience in the English language, a certificate/Document which attests this fact will be sufficient as well. The application form is found under:http://www.culturaldiplomacy.de/index.php?ma-furtwangen Once submitting the online application form, we will then refer to you with an e-mail, indicating your application reference code and will outlining all the next steps, including the supporting documents required for the application. Applications are being processed on a regular base, as enrolment to the program is possible towards Fall, Winter, spring and Summer start, each year For additional information on the Admission Process and the supporting documents required, please visit: http://www.ccds-berlin.de/index.php?en_ba-ma_application-procedure Tuition Cost - The tuition cost is 12,000 Euros for the full program (6,000 Euros/Academic Year). The fees cover only the tuition fees, and do not include housing or any other living costs and related expenses which you may have. Personal Costs - The ICD and the Furtwangen University (HFU) are happy to assist you with advice and support for finding your housing and offer you as well possible affordable accommodation solutions. Scholarships- Scholarships, equaling up to 10% deduction of tuition costs are available for students based on educational excellence and financial need. Although each scholarship request will be evaluated on an individual basis, students are expected to have an above-average grade point of 4.5 (of 5.0) in order to qualify for a grant and then to prove financial need. The Financial Aid application is a two-step process; Students interested in applying for a scholarship are required to submit their initial aid application request as soon as they have formally applied to the program, completed the first step of the application, and have been accepted into the program. Scholarships are then determined for the second and 4th semesters. To view all the Degree programs offered by the center FOR cultural diplomacy studies, please visit: http://www.ccds-berlin.de/index.php?en_ba-ma_list-of-programs [-]

Masters of Arts in Global Governance & Cultural Diplomacy

Campus Full time 1 year October 2016 Germany Berlin

The Executive Masters of Arts program follows the conventional university structure of a one-year Program divided into two different semesters and a Professional Development Training Program, designed individually for each student. [+]

The Masters of Arts in Global Governance and Cultural Diplomacy is a One Year Program offered by the University of Siena in partnership with the Academy for Cultural Diplomacy. The degree provides a comprehensive academic foundation in the field of Global Governance, International Relations & Economics, Global Politics and Cultural Diplomacy, with a particular emphasis on the theory, the development and the rapid evolution of global governance institutions in the twentieth century, which in the globalized world of the twenty-first century, is of paramount importance for the next generation of leaders. 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, Global Governance, 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, politics, and culture, foreign policy and international economics. 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. On a practical level, 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 60 ECTS credits in total and has duration of two semesters, which take place in both Berlin, Germany and in Siena, Italy, a Professional Development Training Program, designed individually for each student and a Thesis to be submitted towards the completion of the program. The first semester of the program is hosted by the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy in Berlin and the second semester is hosted by the University of Siena. This unique structure of the program provides the students with the advantage of learning in 2 different major European cities and 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 public University. Dates of Next Programs for 2015- 2016 Enrolments to the Program are possible towards the fall, winter, spring and Summer semesters’ start each year. Enrolments are possible for Program's Next Start dates; Fall Semester 2015 (Option B) - November 16th, 2015 Winter Semester 2016 - February 8th, 2016 Spring Semester 2016- April 11th, 2016 Fall Semester 2015 - October 3rd, 2016 Application deadlines: For Fall Semester 2015 (Option B) - October 31st, 2015 For Winter Semester 2016 - December 1st, 2015 For Spring Semester 2016- January 31st, 2016 Fall Semester 2016 - June 30th, 2016 Accreditation The Master’s Degree is awarded by the University of Siena, which is recognized as a fully accredited institution of higher education with the right to award university degrees. As part of the Bologna process, Credits obtained through our MA program are equivalent to those of courses at universities in all other 30+ signatory countries. Students will earn 60 credits upon completion and will obtain the Title First level of Masters degree (Executive Master). Admissions Individuals studying for an Executive Master in Global Governance and Cultural Diplomacy will represent a diverse range of cultural and academic backgrounds. Candidates will include recent BA graduates as well as young professionals who combine academic background with work experience. Individuals are required to hold a BA degree (or equivalent Degree) of minimum of 3 years studies*, as degrees from across the world and from any field are acceptable. We do not consider any one element of an application exclusively. Rather, our admissions panel considers academic achievement as well as personal qualities such as strength of character, motivation and the ability and willingness to take on new academic challenges. Our aim is to attract students from a variety of backgrounds and countries that will foster a unique and diverse learning environment. * Current undergraduate students are able to submit an application and participate in the pre-enrolment process, by submitting a confirmation of their current studies and their transcripts. All courses are taught in English, thus an Evidence of adequate competence in English is required for the applicants who don’t have English as mother tongue. If you have studied at least 1 semester in an English language and/or have extensive working experience in the English language, a certificate/Document which attests this fact will be sufficient as well. The application form is found under: http://www.culturaldiplomacy.de/index.php?ma-siena Once submitting the online application form, we will then refer to you with an e-mail, indicating your application reference code and will outlining all the next steps, including the supporting documents required for the application. Applications are being processed on a regular base, as enrolment to the program is possible towards Fall, Winter, spring and Summer start, each year For additional information on the Admission Process and the supporting documents required, please visit: http://www.ccds-berlin.de/index.php?en_ba-ma_application-procedure Financials Tuition Cost - The tuition cost is 9,000 Euros for the full program (1 Year), divided into 2 installments of 5,000 Euros and 4,000 Euros. The fees cover only the tuition fees, and do not include housing or any other living costs and related expense which you may have. Personal Costs - The ICD and the University of Siena are happy to assist you with advice and support for finding your housing in Berlin and Siena and offer you as well possible affordable accommodation solutions. Scholarships and Financial Aid - Scholarships, equaling up to 10% deduction of tuition costs are available for students based on educational excellence and financial need. Although each scholarship request will be evaluated on an individual basis, students are expected to have an above-average grade point of 4.5 (of 5.0) in order to qualify for a grant and then to prove financial need. The Financial Aid application is a two-step process; Students interested in applying for a scholarship are required to submit their initial aid application request as soon as they have formally applied to the program, completed the first step of the application, and have been accepted into the program. Scholarships are then determined for the second semester. To view all the Degree programs offered by the center FOR cultural diplomacy studies, please visit: http://www.ccds-berlin.de/index.php?en_ba-ma_list-of-programs [-]

MBA Program (American MBA Degree) in International Business Relations with Focus on Cultural Diplomacy

Campus Full time 18 months October 2016 Germany Berlin

The American MBA degree in International Business Relations with focus on Cultural Diplomacy is an 18-Month program offered by Touro College Berlin in partnership with the Academy for Cultural Diplomacy. [+]

Master of Business Administration (American MBA degree) in International Business Relations with focus on Cultural Diplomacy & emphasis on the Global economy and international dimensions of Business Introduction The Master of Business Administration (American MBA degree) in International Business Relations with focus on Cultural Diplomacy is an 18-Month program offered by Touro College Berlin in partnership with the Academy for Cultural Diplomacy. Credits - 42 American Credits Length - 3 Semesters and one summer school session (18 Months) Locations - Berlin, Germany Tuition & Administrative fees - €16,800* * Candidates who do not have a sufficient Business-related studies background (e.g. Mathematics, Statistics, etc) will be required to undertake, in addition to the MBA studies, preparatory courses worth 6 Credits at an additional cost of 2,250 Euros in total. The Joint Master of Business Management Studies (MBA) in International Business Relations will combine the traditional academic components of business administration with a new focus on Cultural Diplomacy and International Business components with an emphasis on the global economy and international dimensions of business. The program guarantees students additional expertise in the field of cultural diplomacy, a new and attractive field of studies, which is currently offered as an academic field only through the Center for Cultural Diplomacy Studies of the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy. This particular emphasis on Cultural Diplomacy with its historical and contemporary application in the public sector, private sector and civil society, provides students expertise in three distinct academic fields, giving an academic and practical advantage for the European, American and Global arenas. Combined with the fully accredited American MBA in Business studies offered by Touro College Berlin, the program provides a substantial background for successful future careers. The program addresses contemporary international issues, with classroom seminars, lectures, educational & cultural events, tours, visits, and meetings with foreign officials. In addition, CCI events and conferences at the ICD with luminaries from the political, governmental, industrial, sports and entertainment worlds will be further incorporated into the curriculum. The Joint MBA students will have free entry to many CCI events and conferences at ICD, with exclusive and privileged access to all ICD events and programs in Berlin. These provide opportunities to network and build contact with world leaders and prominent experts in a diversity of fields from around the world. Students will also be offered important roles in these events such as moderating or chairing certain components of the events, conducting interviews with high-level speakers and delegates and presenting & publishing papers in the framework of the events. The Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree prepares students to manage business, organizational, and cultural initiatives within our increasingly complex global business environment. Through its innovative, interdisciplinary curriculum, this practitioner-oriented degree offers both novice and seasoned managers a comprehensive business education built on proven adult learning principles. The program integrates key foundational theories, models, and best practices from diverse disciplines, enabling students to develop global perspectives and practical knowledge for managing people and productivity in international environments. On a practical level, the international environment of the Center for Cultural Diplomacy Studies and Touro College Berlin offers students a unique opportunity to interact with leading experts and academics from 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 an extensive 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. The International Business Relations MBA aims to: ◾ Increase cultural sensitivity and awareness ◾ Expose students to the role of culture and cultural products in business ◾ Provide exposure to international business practices ◾ Provide an understanding of the Cultural and Creative Industries and the role they are now playing in GDP, business and economic development ◾ Improve interpersonal and intercultural communication skills ◾ Provide frameworks for regional and country political, economic and social contexts ◾ Provide an understanding of competitiveness in international markets. Enrolment in the Program is possible in the Fall, Winter and Spring semesters’ start each year. Program Structure The Master of Business Administration is an American 42-credit program that is normally completed within three semesters and one summer school session. Full-time students take four 3-credit courses each semester, for 12 credits per semester. * Candidates who do not have a sufficient business-related studies background (e.g. Mathematics, Statistics, etc) will be required to undertake, in addition to the MBA studies, preparatory courses worth 6 Credits at an additional cost of 2,250 Euros in total. Program Curriculum Semester 1 (Center for Cultural Diplomacy Studies; Berlin, Germany) The main priority of the curriculum for the first semester is to provide students with a firm foundation and understanding of the history and contemporary practice of Cultural Diplomacy, as well as future applications for the field. Mandatory Courses for Semester One are 4 Courses from the List of Courses below*:◾History and Evolution of Cultural Diplomacy ◾International Case Studies of Cultural Diplomacy ◾Future Trends in Cultural Diplomacy ◾International Organizations ◾Nation Branding ◾Cultural Diplomacy in Conflict Zones ◾The European Social, Political and Business Environment ◾The International Context of Cultural and Creative Industries ◾International Business ◾International Trade ◾Cross-Cultural Dimensions of Globalization * The decision regarding the offered courses is made by the CCDS faculty, in accordance with the timing period of the Semester, logistical issues as well the planned activities of the ICD during the prospective period. Semester 2(Touro College Berlin, Germany) Mandatory Courses for Semester Two are 4 Courses from the List of Courses below*: ◾Accounting for Strategic Management ◾Information Technology for Effective Mgmt ◾Marketing Goals, Strategies and Objectives ◾Managing in the New Millennium Semester 3(Touro College Berlin, Germany) Mandatory Courses for Semester Three are 4 Courses from the List of Courses below*: ◾Organizational Ethics ◾Quantitative Analysis ◾Organizational Transformation: Managing for Change ◾Managerial Finance Summer School Session (Touro College Berlin, Germany) Mandatory Courses for the Summer School Session are 2 Courses from the List of Courses below*: ◾Human Capital Mgmt/Production/Operations ◾Capstone: An Integrative Experience / Thesis * The composition of courses is subject for change - the decision of the organization of the offered courses is made by Touro College Berlin faculty, in accordance with the timing period of the Semester, logistical issues and in accordance with the start point of the studies (Fall or Winter Start). 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One Year Master of Arts in International Relations & Cultural Diplomacy

Campus Full time October 2016 Germany Berlin

The Master of Arts in International Relations and Cultural Diplomacy is a one year program offered by the University of Furtwangen in partnership with the Academy for Cultural Diplomacy. The program provides a foundation in International Relations and Cultural Diplomacy, using a historical and case study approach in the framework of international relations theory and political science. The degree focuses on several academic disciplines related to International Relations, Global Politics and Global Governance, with a particular emphasis on Cultural Diplomacy and its historical and contemporary application in the public sector, private sector and civil society [+]

The Degree is offered by offered by Furtwangen University (HFU) in partnership with the Academy for Cultural Diplomacy . The program provides a foundation in International Relations and Cultural Diplomacy, using a historical and case study approach in the framework of international relations theory and political science. The degree focuses on several academic disciplines related to International Relations, Global Politics and Global Governance, with a particular emphasis on Cultural Diplomacy and its historical and contemporary application in the public sector, private sector and civil society. 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, Global Governance, 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, politics, Culture, foreign policy and international economics. 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. On a practical level, 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 90 ECTS credits in total and has duration of two semesters, a Professional Development Training Program, designed individually for each student and a Thesis to be submitted towards the completion of the program. Further information about the Program’s structure and curriculum is found under: http://www.ccds-berlin.de/index.php?en_ma_ircd_fw_1 Dates of Start of the Program for 2015-2016 Enrolments to the Program are possible towards the fall, winter, spring and Summer semesters’ start each year. Enrolments are possible for Program's Next Start Dates; Fall Semester 2015 (Option B) - November 16th, 2015 Winter Semester 2016 - February 8th, 2016 Spring Semester 2016- April 11th, 2016 Fall Semester 2015 - October 3rd, 2016 Application deadlines: For Fall Semester 2015 (Option B) - October 31st, 2015 For Winter Semester 2016 - December 1st, 2015 For Spring Semester 2016- January 31st, 2016 Fall Semester 2016 - June 30th, 2016 Accreditation The Master’s 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 MA program are equivalent to those of courses at universities in all other 30+ signatory countries. Students will earn a total of 90 credits upon completion.. Admissions Individuals studying for an MA in International Relations and Cultural Diplomacy will represent a diverse range of cultural and academic backgrounds. Candidates will include recent BA graduates as well as young professionals who combine strong academic backgrounds with significant work experience. Individuals are required to hold a BA degree (or equivalent Degree) of minimum of 3 years studies*, as degrees from across the world and from any field are acceptable as a pre-requisite for the application. We do not consider any one element of an application exclusively. Rather, our admissions panel considers academic achievement as well as personal qualities such as strength of character, motivation and the ability and willingness to take on new academic challenges. Our aim is to attract students from a variety of backgrounds and countries that will foster a unique and diverse learning environment. * Current undergraduate students (are able to submit an application and participate in the pre-enrolment process, by submitting a confirmation of their current studies and their transcripts. All courses are taught in English, thus an Evidence of adequate competence in English is required for the applicants who don’t have English as mother tongue. If you have studied at least 1 semester in an English language and/or have extensive working experience in the English language, a certificate/Document which attests this fact will be sufficient as well. The application form is found under: http://www.culturaldiplomacy.de/index.php?ma-furtwangen Once submitting the online application form, we will then refer to you with an e-mail, indicating your application reference code and will outlining all the next steps, including the supporting documents required for the application. We are accepting application on an ongoing base, as enrolments are possible towards Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer Semesters each year. For additional information on the Admission Process and the supporting documents required, please visit: http://www.ccds-berlin.de/index.php?en_ba-ma_application-procedure Financials Tuition Cost - The tuition cost is 9,000 Euros for the full program (1 Year). The fees cover only the tuition fees, and do not include housing or any other living costs and related expense which you may have. Personal Costs - The ICD and the Furtwangen University (HFU) are happy to assist you with advice and support for finding your housing and offer you as well possible affordable accommodation solutions. Scholarships- Scholarships, equaling up to 10% deduction of tuition costs are available for students based on educational excellence and financial need. Although each scholarship request will be evaluated on an individual basis, students are expected to have an above-average grade point of 4.5 (of 5.0) in order to qualify for a grant and then to prove financial need. The Financial Aid application is a two-step process. Students interested in applying for a scholarship are required to submit their initial aid application request as soon as they have formally applied to the program, completed the first step of the application, and have been accepted into the program. Scholarships are determined for the second and 3rd semesters. To view all the Degree programs offered by the center FOR cultural diplomacy studies, please visit: http://www.ccds-berlin.de/index.php?en_ba-ma_list-of-programs [-]

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