Teaching IOMBA, University of Geneva

We do not study international relations for aesthetic reasons, since world politics is not beautiful. If we sought scientific rigor we would have pursued careers in experimental disciplines. Instead we are motivated by normative questions, often asked urgently in the wake of disasters…

My course “Practice of International Relations” in the International Organizations MBA programme at the University of Geneva equips students with tools and methodologies to analyze global economic, political and societal events, and their impact on global cooperation.

Students learn amongst others about the factors determining state behavior, innovation and entrepreneurship in international relations, as well as the norms and principles that underpin our international order.

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Coursera Course

Since 2013, the course is available on the MOOC platform Coursera where it attracted more than 100.000 students over the years.

The course provides an introduction to International Organizations and the United Nations, and explores how business and management tools can be applied in these settings to achieve better, more effective results. With a focus on cross-sector partnerships, it offers insights into the inner workings of international organizations and the challenges they face today.

The course will introduce you to effective, state-of-the art management tools and principles to help you lead change in this world – taught by senior staff of international organizations themselves.

If you are interested, enroll here.