Graduate Institute (IHEID) Looking for an alternative to an MBA? This Master will bring you to a different level of leadership, one that focuses on impact and meaning. - Become a visionary leader - Embrace complexity and radically reframe the questions - Develop an adaptive mindset to set a direction not a destination - Master tools that call upon imagination and creativity to develop a innovative vision - Experience a human-centered approach to leadership and test solutions – as well as yourself - Gain a holistic understanding of world dynamics and lead change in business and society
- A tailor-made learning journey Combination of building blocks | At your own rhythm - A broad array of topics to choose from Geopolitics & global governance | Environment | Sustainable finance | Global health | Conflict and fragility | Development | Gender | Policy and decision-making processes - A portfolio of skills Design thinking | Strategic foresight | Systems thinking | Advocacy | Multidimensional negotiation - Diversity in approaches and perspectives Economic | Political | Social | Legal | Cultural - An intensive module on adaptive leadership Inner agility | Complexity and question reframing | Vision building | Caring leadership
Who is this programme for? Senior executives and mid-career leaders from all sectors and backgrounds who want to: Design their learning journey at their own pace as needs arise; Reinvent their professional path and become visionary leaders; Gain a holistic view of world affairs; Make a positive contribution to the world.
German Development Institute, Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) The Postgraduate Programme of the German Development Institute starts every year at the 1st of September and covers a period of nine months. The first eleven weeks of the Postgraduate Programme take place in Bonn. The seminar topics range from specific development issues and global challenges up to methodological workshops for professional writing and improving your communicative and soft skills. The Institute relies on classical teaching and self-study but also group working and simulation games.
The main focus of the training is an empirical and counselling-orientated research project in a developing or emerging country within a Research Team (RT). The projects are prepared and organised in three teams under the instruction and direction of scientists from the German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE).
Institute of Development Policy and Management, University of Antwerp (IOB) The objective of the Master programme is to provide students with a solid understanding of the globalisation phenomenon in all of its dimensions (worldwide markets for goods and services, capital and labour/migration, the planetary challenge of the environment and sustainable development). It also offers insights and tools with which to analyse and affect the impact of globalisation on local development and poverty alleviation in low- and middle-income countries. As such due consideration is given to the complexity of local-global interactions in the multifaceted arenas of globalisation.
The Master’s programme comprises 12 months, starting and ending mid-September, and consists of four modules.
The first module (Theories of Development Research methods I and II) provides an overview of theories of development and gives students up-to-date knowledge of research methods and techniques, both general and programme-specific. In modules II (Globalisation and Development) and III (Local Institutions and Poverty Reduction) research-driven interactive education is offered. In module IV (Dissertation), each student conducts an individual development research project under the guidance of a supervisor. The topics covered relate to the thematic focus of modules II and III. A limited number of students receive IOB travel grants in order to conduct fieldwork or participate in an internship for their research project. The dissertation is the subject of a public presentation and defence. This Master offers only one track: Global opportunities for local development. This track focuses on the analysis of the interaction between external and local actors at the interface of global and local development processes.
Graduate Institute (IHEID) The program is a rigorous two year degree that equips students with state-of-the-art, policy-relevant training. The program is organized into three tracks: (i) International Finance, (ii) Development and (iii) International Trade.
For a small department, we punch way above our weight in terms of student placement: we have been remarkably successful over the years in sending our students to top-level national and international institutions, from the World Bank, the IMF, or the UN system more generally, to central banks, NGOs and think tanks. For those who choose to pursue a PhD, we have two excellent programs of our own, and if you decide to test the waters at leading international universities, you should know that we have a great track record in terms of getting our students into top schools, both in the US and in Europe.