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The increase in volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity (VUCA) in today’s world means there is no longer one approach to management that can be applied to all organizations and work environments. Leaders must adjust their leadership strategies and styles to be more flexible and adapt to a variety of challenges and situations. In this context, the Universidad Europea de Valencia (UEV) and the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) developed the Master in International Leadership and Negotiation to prepare students to lead global initiatives for change and provide them with the necessary negotiation skills to positively impact their organization and environment. 

Universidad Europea de Valencia

Universidad Europea de Valencia (UEV) is a private university in Valencia, Spain, with the mission to provide students with a holistic education to shape leaders and professionals who are prepared to respond to the demands of a global world. UEV aims to generate and share knowledge through applied research and contribute to societal progress via intellectual and technical development. UEV is an inclusive, multicultural organization with a global vision valuing diversity and respecting all points of view and cultural traits.

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The overall objective of this innovative Master’s Programme is to equip students with the vital skillset for leadership positions in international and multilateral working environments.

At the end of the one-year Master 's Programme, students will be able to:

  • Own their personal and cultural leadership style by maximizing their unique strengths; 

  • Apply skills, techniques, and practices to break through negotiation deadlocks and create mutual gain in any negotiation context; 

  • Gain understanding of the complexity involved in coordination and stakeholder engagement in different social, political and cultural contexts;

  • Apply public speaking, presentation, speechwriting, and reporting techniques, – including preparation, structure, and delivery;

  • Demonstrate the ability to use voice and words to effect when giving presentations: wording, diction, intonation, rhythm, and pacing.

Target Audience

The Master’s Programme in International Leadership and Negotiation is specifically designed for students from the fields of: International Relations, Diplomacy, International Studies, Global Studies, EU Studies, International, Public Law, Human Rights, International Economics, International Business, International Security Studies, and Defense Studies.

Moreover, the Master’s Programme is highly valuable for government workers, diplomats, employees at international organizations, professionals in the field of Human Development and members of multinational companies.

Training Methodology

The UNITAR – UEV Master in International Leadership and Negotiation will start on 18 October 2024. Over a period of ten months, students need to acquire a total of 60 ECTs to complete the Master's Programme successfully. 

The programme offers a series of interdisciplinary modules which concentrate on concepts and practical tools for successful international leadership and negotiation. In addition to completing the nine thematic modules, each student needs to develop and present a transversal project throughout the Master’s Programme and to write a final research paper. 

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