UNITAR partners with University for Peace (UPEACE) and INCAE Business School for two new joint programmes in Development Studies and Business Leadership
May 2020, Geneva, Switzerland - The vision of the United Nations Institute for Training and Research is to achieve a world in which individuals, institutions, and organizations are equipped with the knowledge and skills to overcome truly global challenges. In spite of the strains imposed by the current global pandemic, UNITAR remains committed to equip professionals with key capacities to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.
With this mission in focus, UNITAR has partnered with INCAE Business School and University for Peace (UPEACE) to launch the INCAE -UNITAR Executive Diploma in Business Leadership and International Affairs and the UPEACE – UNITAR Master of Arts in Development Studies and Diplomacy.
UPEACE - UNITAR Master of Arts in Development Studies and Diplomacy
The M.A. in Development Studies and Diplomacy is an interdisciplinary and holistic programme will broaden students’ knowledge in the field of development studies, sustainability, and diplomacy. It will also equip them with the required soft skills for a successful international career in any of these areas of relevance.
Taught by experienced practitioners, UN staff, diplomats and academics, you will benefit from a methodological blend of academic expertise and hands-on practical skills. Students will also benefit from skills development sessions that will provide them with sought-after capabilities which will enrich their professional profile and strengthen their employability on the broad field of development and diplomacy.
This programme is designed for graduate students, diplomats, government officers, NGO representatives, international civil servants or private sector specialists willing to strengthen their knowledge in development studies, sustainability, international affairs management and diplomacy.
Students can choose between three qualifications :
- The On-campus M.A. in Development Studies and Diplomacy
- The Online M.A. in Development Studies and Diplomacy
- The Online Certificate in Development Studies and Diplomacy
INCAE - UNITAR Executive Diploma in Business Leadership and International Affairs
The Executive Diploma in Business Leadership and International Affairs will not only provide students with an in-depth understanding on the current international political and socio-economic landscape, but it will also equip them with the required soft skills for a successful international career whether it is in the public, private or non-profit sectors.
Aimed at professionals of any sectors with more than 3 years of professional experience, the Executive Diploma will prepare leaders in the public, private, and non profit sectors of international affairs to lead transformational initiatives. Students will develop the skills needed to perform successfully in international settings requiring leadership, negotiation, and public speaking skills. Thanks to a blended methodology of online and on-campus (Geneva & Costa Rica) modules, participants will gain critical knowledge of the international economic, socio-political, and international development landscape.