The MBA Degree (Master of Business Administration) in International Economics & 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 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.
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 program consists of 120 ECTS credits in total and has duration of four semesters, which take place in Berlin, 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) - Berlin Campus.
The tuition cost is 18,000 Euros for the full program (9,000 Euros/Academic Year). The fees cover only the tuition fees, and do not include housing or any other living costs and related expenses.
Enrolments to the Program are possible towards the Fall and Winter semesters’ start each year.
For start Fall 2016 (October 3rd 2016)
Deadline for late admissions: August 15th, 2016
Fall Semester 2016- October 3rd, 2016 , Deadline for late admissions: August 15th, 2016
Winter Semester 2017- February 8th, 2017, Deadline for admissions: October 31st, 2016
Spring Semester 2017- April 11th, 2017 , Deadline for admissions: December 31st, 2016
For further information please visit: http://www.ccds-berlin.de
Individuals are required to hold a BA degree (or equivalent) of minimum of 3 years studies, as degrees from across the world and from any field are acceptable. Proficiency in English is a pre-requisite for application- a Test (TOEFL or similar) or an attestation that the applicant has studies at least one semester in English is sufficient for proving the level of English. Enrolments are possible for Winter and Fall semesters. Next start: Fall Semester 2015: October 1st, 2015; Winter Semester 2016: February 8th, 2016; Fall Semester 2016: October 3rd, 2016.