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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MA

MA in Global Communications

Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 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. [+]

As every level of society is digitized in increasingly complex and innovative ways, communications graduates need to keep developing multiple and highly sophisticated skills and knowledge. The twenty-first century is digital. The optional Digital Cultures and Industries track within the Master of Art in Global Communications (MAGC) replaces the Visual and Material Culture track and offers an innovative and interdisciplinary focus on the central importance of digital technologies in today’s world. CONNECT TO THE NETWORK: THEORY AND PRACTICE How we communicate is in flux. From new conceptions of identity and community, to the shifting ground of virtual space and global networks, to revolutions in commerce, politics and activism: digital media have helped us create a brave new world. The Digital Cultures and Industries track helps students to meet the challenge of this world with a suite of up-to-the-minute critical and practical courses that can be tailored to different career pathways. Students acquire in-depth knowledge of theories, contexts, and practices of digital media and their relationship to global cultures and communications industries. Building on a solid base of critical thought on the rise of digital media and current global debates, students may also study specialized topics such as mobile media, the new app economy, data and algorithmic cultures, and digital advocacy. And to put ideas into action, choose from hands-on courses teaching skills such as data analysis and visualization, social media strategy, digital writing, multimedia storytelling, visual design, and coding. Learning from digital media scholars and industry professionals alike, students are... [-]

MA in International Affairs

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 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 September 2017 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 ‘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?’ [+]

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... [-]

MSc

MSc in International Management

Campus Full time 1 - 2 years September 2017 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... [-]

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Contact

The American University of Paris

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