Presentation

The field of International Relations is currently one of the most dynamic and comprehensive occupational areas in the job market. There is an escalation of political and economic relations between companies, countries and organizations at an international level, while new emerging actors and issues refute the traditional templates we are familiar with.

This means that there is an ever-increasing demand for professionals capable of working with multiple areas of knowledge in a critical and analytical manner. An International Relations specialization proves relevant not only to learn how to work in a highly complex and globalized scenario, but to understand this new phase in Brazil’s international projection. Brazil faces a context filled with challenges and opportunities, in which there is room for an active and assertive stance for many different Brazilian sectors in the global arena, from international trade, technology and innovation, to diplomacy and social movements.

Therefore, Fundação Getulio Vargas’ MBA in International Relations course has been established in an effort to supply the students not only with the practical tools to deal with international variables, but also with the necessary theoretical and analytical framework that enables high impact decision-making in this sort of environment.

Goals

The main goal of the course is to help students develop a keen eye to international-range issues, training them to perform activities related to the area, such as: draft reports and policy papers, manage international projects, coordinate multicultural negotiations, establish political and economic diagnosis, assess risks and scenarios, among others.

Target

The MBA in International Relations course is suitable for any professional who is active in the job market for at least two years and is exposed to an international environment on a daily basis. This may include multiple professional segments, such as public agency, companies, specialized consultancy firms, law firms financial system, journalism, international groups and organizations, among others.

Methodology

Through a pragmatic and sophisticated approach to the most relevant contemporary themes, the course seeks to encompass all of the areas under the International Relations umbrella. With a basic core of lecture classes built on previously arranged mandatory readings, the teaching methods are focused on specific techniques inherent to the internationalist practice through debates, analysis and group dynamics.

Course Structure

The course is structured into three modules, each one with 144 instruction hours:

  1. Theory and Practice in International Relations;
  2. Multidimensional Analysis in International Relations;
  3. Contemporary Issues of International Relations.

The modules are composed of six disciplines equivalent to 24 instruction hours, summing up a 432 instruction hours workload. In order to receive the MBA certificate, the students are required to complete the three modules and prepare a final paper. For each module, which lasts for approximately six months, the students will receive an improvement certificate. The deadline to finish the course’s programme content is forty-eight months.


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