This course provides an overview of the management challenges international organizations & NGOs are faced with. You will learn key theoretical frameworks and practical tools to excel in this environment.
International and not-for-profit organizations present an increasingly complex environment to work in and therefore require for their successful management an unprecedented level of managerial skills on top of a deep understanding of the socioeconomic
and political context they operate in. This course is designed to provide students with (1) basic notions of the practice of international relations (2) a general overview of the management challenges international and not-for-profit organizations are
faced with as well as key theoretical frameworks and practical tools for managers to excel in this environment. Key areas of management will be reviewed, from strategy setting to implementation through marketing & fund raising, and assessment. (3)
Given the growing interaction between public and private sectors, this course also touches upon the management of public/private partnerships.
This course is coordinated by Dr. Gilbert Probst, Professor, Organization and Management, and Co-Director of the Executive-MBA program at the University of Geneva.
A panel of instructors, all visiting professors at the University of Geneva’s International Organizations MBA, will be invited to give you a general overview of international and not-for-profit organizations. Among them are:
This course is part of the Specialization track 'The Challenges in Global Affairs', which contains three courses and a capstone project. The courses do not have to be taken in any particular order.
Week 1: Introduction to International Organizations and NGOs (Julian Fleet)
Week 2: The Shifting Context for International Organizations (Stefan Mergenthaler and Sebastian Buckup)
Week 3: Public Private Partnerships (Gilbert Probst and Lea Stadler)
Week 4: Leadership in the UN System (Bruce Jenks)
Week 5: Marketing & Fundraising (Claudia Gonzalez and Cassandra Quintanilla)
Graduate students of international relations/business management/international
law, aspiring to join an international or not-for-profit organization and/or
professionals with a minimun of 3 years of relevant work experience.
The class consists of 5 lessons over the period of 5 weeks. Each weekly lesson is comprised of a series of lecture videos, which are between 15 and 30 minutes in length.
Most videos will contain 1-2 integrated quiz questions.
A quiz for each week's lesson will serve to recap and strengthen your retention of the key learning objectives.
Will I get a Statement of Accomplishment after completing this class?
Yes. Students who successfully complete the quizzes will receive a Statement of Accomplishment signed by Prof. Gilbert Probst. However, no credits will be awarded.