International Relations BA Bachelor's

This is for you

If you
• would like to be at home in global political and social relations
• would like to harness global forces and opportunities in pursuit of your goals
• are interested in the world of diplomacy, international organizations and transnational corporations
• want to be able to use foreign languages professionally
• want to acquire a sound understanding of how the world economy works, and of the opportunities it provides, but are not interested in the complex mathematics of statistics and econometrics

Short description

This program familiarizes students with the workings of the global architecture of decentralized governance that runs the world today. It gives our graduates a clear advantage in our complex and fast-paced world by arming them with the knowledge and the skills necessary to understand and make use of the inner logic of global relations, to anticipate the direction in which they develop, and to draw on the opportunities these changes bring.
This program empowers students to navigate with success and ease in a globalized world linked together and shaped not only by diplomatic relations between states but also by manifold transnational fields, forces and actors.

• Diplomacy and international communication specialization
The specialization trains effective professionals in international politics who do not only possess the thorough knowledge and good theoretical grasp needed to understand complex challenges and to work out plans to address them, but also know how to communicate their ideas in a multicultural environment in order to be able to put their ideas into practice. The specialization offers courses in diplomacy, security policy, international organizations, foreign policy decision-making, political communication and public relations. The specialization is especially recommended for those seeking a career in politics, in public administration, as diplomats, or as foreign policy experts.

• International Development Cooperation specialization
The specialization prepares professionals in the field of international development cooperation. Apart from specialized courses on the theories of international development and on the practices of international development cooperation, students acquire skills necessary for successfully navigating the broader context of international negotiations and economic relations, including familiarity with the international business culture and private international law. Students selecting this specialization will also learn how to create, manage and finance their own projects, and will have an opportunity to put these skills into practice in a semester of project work.
Specializations are launched only if the minimum of 15 students wishes to join the specialization.

The program is set up with the goal of providing students with the theoretical approaches, factual knowledge and practical skills they need in order to become effective real-world problem-solvers in an environment where both the challenges we face and the frameworks to address them are increasingly global and multicultural in nature. Our graduates have a deep and comprehensive understanding of social, political and economic analysis that enables them to understand the quickly changing nature of global policy challenges and political relations. Furthermore, the program also equips them with the communication and management skills that make them successful even when working in highly complex and demanding environments.

Diplomacy and international communication
International Development Cooperation

• officers and diplomats in the state sector
• actors in the business sector servicing the needs of actors in global governance
• analysts in think tanks and policy advisors
• public administration employees
• NGO and international NGO sector employees
• officers in international organizations
• members of transnational advocacy groups
• employees of transnational private regulators
• further studies (MA, MBA) in English in the fields of international relations and business

Applied Statistics, Informatics, Research Methodology for International Relations, Basics of Law, Cultural anthropology, Introduction to Political Theory, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Political Geography, Principles of Marketing, Social Studies, World History, Contrastive Cultures, EU Policies, Globalization and World Economic Regions, History of Diplomacy, International Economics, International Law, International Negotiation Techniques, International Protocol and Etiquette, International Relations and Political Organizations, Introduction to EU integration