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Learner Career Outcomes

32%

started a new career after completing these courses

33%

got a tangible career benefit from this course

11%

got a pay increase or promotion

100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.

Beginner Level

Approx. 20 hours to complete

Suggested: 3 hours per week...

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

1 hour to complete

Welcome to the Course

1 hour to complete
1 video (Total 4 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
2 readings
Learn more about the IO-MBA programme10m
Course Syllabus5m
1 practice exercise
Test your knowledge before you start (not graded)20m
Week
2

Week 2

4 hours to complete

Introduction to International Organizations

4 hours to complete
9 videos (Total 84 min), 5 readings, 1 quiz
9 videos
Early examples of international organizations5m
Historical context of international organizations11m
Taxonomy - Different ways to classify organizations15m
The UN Charter and basic principles11m
The UN governance system6m
The UN Security Council6m
ECOSOC and the Sustainable Development Goals10m
UN Secretariat and Secretary General14m
5 readings
Explore the UN System20m
Additional Readings20m
Additional Readings40m
UN Charter10m
Explore the SDGs15m
1 practice exercise
Quiz week 120m
Week
3

Week 3

3 hours to complete

The Shifting Context for International Organizations

3 hours to complete
9 videos (Total 59 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
9 videos
Networks and Hierarchies11m
Global supply chains and production networks6m
Regional and plurilateral trade agreements5m
Global efforts to address climate change6m
Practical example - Combating deforestation3m
Internet history and cyber-security of nation states9m
Internet governance and global policy debates3m
Conclusion 7m
4 readings
Additional Readings15m
Additional Readings20m
Additional Readings20m
Additional Readings20m
1 practice exercise
Quiz week 220m
Week
4

Week 4

4 hours to complete

Leadership in the UN System

4 hours to complete
12 videos (Total 111 min), 5 readings, 1 quiz
12 videos
UN strategic alignment and creating space10m
Expectations of the Secretary-General10m
Authority of the Secretary-General in the UN Charter11m
Example: Dag Hammarskjöld on creating space15m
UN convening power and high-level panels11m
UN leadership through setting goals7m
UN leadership through data and bold visions11m
Introduction to Part 4 and 553s
Four scenarios on the future of multilateralism7m
The UN's role in norms and global public goods7m
Conclusions 4m
5 readings
Strategy and Leadership20m
Dag Hammarskjöld20m
Additional Readings20m
Additional Readings30m
Additional Readings30m
1 practice exercise
Quiz week 320m
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Top reviews from International Organizations Management

By KAAug 22nd 2019

It was a very nice course. I have learned many new things. What I would have liked to see, however, is some of the video materials (provided in form of links) to be played during the videos.

By EBAug 9th 2019

I have thoroughly enjoyed the contents and the quality of this course! The lectures regarding PPPs and Marketing related to the activity of IOs has proven valuable for my endeavors!

Instructors

Image of instructor, Gilbert Probst

Gilbert Probst 

Professor, Organization and Management
Faculty of Economic and Social Sciences
Image of instructor, Sebastian Buckup

Sebastian Buckup 

Visiting professor
International Organizations MBA
Image of instructor, Bruce Jenks

Bruce Jenks 

Visiting professor
International Organizations MBA
Image of instructor, Stephan Mergenthaler

Stephan Mergenthaler 

Visiting professor
International Organizations MBA
Image of instructor, Cassandra Quintanilla

Cassandra Quintanilla 

Teaching and research assistant
International Organizations MBA
Image of instructor, Lea Stadtler

Lea Stadtler 

Research Fellow
Faculty of Economic and Social Sciences
Image of instructor, Claudia Gonzalez Romo

Claudia Gonzalez Romo 

Visiting professor
International Organizations MBA
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Julian Fleet 

Visiting professor
International Organizations MBA

About University of Geneva

Founded in 1559, the University of Geneva (UNIGE) is one of Europe's leading universities. Devoted to research, education and dialogue, the UNIGE shares the international calling of its host city, Geneva, a centre of international and multicultural activities with a venerable cosmopolitan tradition....

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