Grande Ecole program Grande Ecole program

International Strategies and Diplomacy

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In short Grande Ecole program
Academic field (or area) Diplomacy, international relations, geopolitics
Type of degree Master degree
Niveau d'étude visé Bac+5
Entry level Post-bac à bac+4
Working languages 9 languages
Accessibilité Formation accessible

International Strategies and diplomacy specialization in a few lines

The Master’s program aims to activate the multilingual and intercultural expertise acquired in the pre-Master’s program in various professional environments.

ISIT graduates have a strong general culture, are agile in an international environment, have a solid understanding of intercultural issues, and are able to grasp the complexity of globalized organizations and activities.

Mot spécifique SID

Faculty

  • Executives of international organizations and consultants
  • Researchers and academics specializing in international issues

Educational objectives

  • To train experts in the major geopolitical issues of the contemporary world.
  • To train profiles capable of managing projects in a multilateral context.

Operational skills acquired at the end of the specialization

  • Ability to analyze, apprehend, act and negotiate for public or private structures in a multicultural context.
  • Ability to manage complex, long-term projects in an intercultural environment.

Courses

Year 4

INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENTS & CONTEXTS

  • Law of International Organizations
  • Introduction to Theories of International Relations (Seminar)
  • International Cooperation
  • Geopolitics: Methods & Concepts
  • Geopolitics by Region
  • Philosophy of International Relations & Global Diplomatic Issues

COMMUNICATING IN AN INTERCULTURAL & MULTILINGUAL CONTEXT

  • Developing your Intercultural Intelligence
  • Lobbying & Advocacy in NGOs
  • Professional Writing in B Languages
  • Professional Speaking in B Languages
  • Economic & Political Analysis & Translation into A Language
  • Communicating & Contextualizing in French

UNDERSTANDING WORKING ENVIRONMENTS & PRACTICES

  • Economic & Strategic Intelligence
  • Globalization & Economic Shifts
  • Project Management
  • Business Language (in B Languages)

CAREERS SUPPORT

  • Careers forum
  • Personal development
  • Internship (at least 3 months)

RESEARCH

  • Research methodology: general & by theme
  • Making research choices
  • Assistance with information searching & bibliography

A choice of specialist professional modules: Entrepreneurship program OR Consulting asignment

Year 5

MASTERING PROFESSIONAL SKILLS

  • Security and Defense
  • Ethics & Sociology of the Agents of Globalization
  • Cultural Diplomacy

ADAPTING TO INTERNATIONAL CONTEXTS

  • International Negotiation
  • Geopolitics of Crises & Conflicts management and Strategic Foresight
  • Geopolitics of Europe
  • International Economic & Financial Regulations
  • Analysis of International Current Affairs

CAREER SUPPORT

  • Careers forum
  • Leadership and self-marketing
  • Reports on activities & portfolio of achievements
  • 6-month internship or 1-year sandwich/work-study course

RESEARCH

  • Research dissertation

A choice of specialist professional modules: Pre-incubator (on application) OR consulting assignment

One double degree possible in Year 5

A common curriculum allows ISIT and  CFJ-Paris students to follow an adapted program in International, Intercultural and Media Issues (E2IM), with a view to acquiring master’s level degrees from both schools.

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Prerequisites

Languages

Our course is open to candidates with an operational linguistic level in their mother tongue and two other working languages: French and English are compulsory, and the third working language can be chosen from among Arabic, Chinese, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian or Spanish.

Possibility of having a 4th operational language among the official languages of ISIT

Degree level

  • Admission in year 4 : L3 validée
  • Admission in year 5: Master 1 universitaire ou équivalent validé (diplôme français ou étranger en 4 ans reconnu officiellement de niveau 240 ECTS)

WARNING: For the International Strategies and Diplomacy specialization, the M1 or equivalent must be related to international relations.

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