Master in International Relations and International Business 2018-06-01T16:21:11+00:00
18 spots available for October 2018

Rise to the challenge and take on a demanding,

yet highly rewarding career in international business

ESEI’s Master in International Relations and International Business, accredited by the Universidad Católica de Murcia (UCAM) is the right qualification for a graduate looking to excel in global business. Diving into political and economic considerations and examining social affairs, you will learn to analyse and understand the roots and reach of internationalisation and its impact on corporations and startups.

You will also learn to construct a vision that encompasses the most important facets of foreign trade, and understand the intricacies of building startups, expanding corporations, and opening up foreign markets.

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Accredited by
UCAM



60
ECTS


100% in
English


Full time
Evening classes
18:30 – 21:30


October / February
Intakes


Tuition
8.800€

<div class="post-content"> <h2 style="text-align: center;" class="card-details" data-fontsize="35" data-lineheight="30">Conceptual Objectives</h2> <ul style="list-style-type: square;"> <li>To analyse the global power dynamics as well as political, economic and social interactions between nations</li> <li>To study the economic and legal procedures necessary for making an international investment</li> <li>To learn how to develop international business plans, both for import and export</li> </ul> <h2 style="text-align: center;" class="card-details" data-fontsize="35" data-lineheight="30">Applied Objectives</h2> <ul style="list-style-type: square;"> <li>To acquire the management skills, abilities and techniques necessary to develop successfully in an international environment</li> <li>To work with case studies in order to learn about the professional standards in the sector and to improve related aptitudes</li> <li>To acquire skills and learn proper practices related to team work, international vision, interdisciplinary practice and problem solving</li> <li>To become a member of a network of classmates, tutors, faculty members, experts in international relations, etc., which will allow the development of the contacts necessary to enter and grow in the sector</li> </ul> </div>

<div class="post-content"> <h2 style="text-align: center;" class="card-details" data-fontsize="35" data-lineheight="30">Professional development pathways</h2> <p style="text-align: left;">ESEI graduates go on to lead a great variety of successful careers, from professional skateboarders to company CEO´s.<br> Here are the most typical career paths which follow on from a masters in International Relations and International Business:</p> <ul> <li style="text-align: left;">International public institutions</li> <li style="text-align: left;">Centers for the study of geopolitics (Think Tanks)</li> <li style="text-align: left;">Consulting for companies with foreign business interests</li> <li style="text-align: left;">International marketing</li> <li style="text-align: left;">Foreign trade: import and export</li> <li style="text-align: left;">Outsourcing of industries and services</li> <li style="text-align: left;">Management of international investments</li> </ul> </div>

<div class="post-content"> <h2 style="text-align: center;" class="card-details" data-fontsize="35" data-lineheight="30">FALL SEMESTER &ndash; POSTGRADUATE IN INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS</h2> <p><style type="text/css" scoped="scoped"> }</style></p><div class="accordian fusion-accordian"><div class="panel-group" id="accordion-13804-1"><div class="fusion-panel panel-default"><div class="panel-heading"><h4 class="panel-title toggle" data-fontsize="24" data-lineheight="24"><a data-toggle="collapse" data-parent="#accordion-13804-1" data-target="#c643574d5b1c84775" href="#c643574d5b1c84775"><div class="fusion-toggle-icon-wrapper"><i class="fa-fusion-box"></i></div><div class="fusion-toggle-heading">Management Immersion Module</div></a></h4></div><div id="c643574d5b1c84775" class="panel-collapse collapse "><div class="panel-body toggle-content"><p></p> <p>All new masters students will take this module before beginning the core courses. These serve as refresher courses for someone who has been out of school for some time or as courses which help to acquaint you with the central and essential aspects of the subjects on which you will build and diversify during the masters. The module includes the following courses:</p> <ul> <li>Principles of finance</li> <li>Principles of marketing</li> <li>Principles of management</li> <li>Principles of operations</li> </ul> <p></p></div></div></div><p></p> <p></p></div></div><style type="text/css" scoped="scoped"> }</style><div class="accordian fusion-accordian"><div class="panel-group" id="accordion-13804-2"><div class="fusion-panel panel-default"><div class="panel-heading"><h4 class="panel-title toggle" data-fontsize="24" data-lineheight="24"><a data-toggle="collapse" data-parent="#accordion-13804-2" data-target="#ec9e2f40f671e5407" href="#ec9e2f40f671e5407"><div class="fusion-toggle-icon-wrapper"><i class="fa-fusion-box"></i></div><div class="fusion-toggle-heading">Professional Skills module</div></a></h4></div><div id="ec9e2f40f671e5407" class="panel-collapse collapse "><div class="panel-body toggle-content"><p></p> <p>All continuing masters students will take this module to prepare for their final thesis and defence, which are both at the end of this final semester. The module also contains a session on communication skills- the giving and receiving of feedback in particular &ndash; to support and enhance the open peer-assessment on the masters programmes.</p> <ul> <li>Communication Skills</li> <li>Professional Development</li> </ul> <p></p></div></div></div><p></p> <p></p></div></div><style type="text/css" scoped="scoped"> }</style><div class="accordian fusion-accordian"><div class="panel-group" id="accordion-13804-3"><div class="fusion-panel panel-default"><div class="panel-heading"><h4 class="panel-title toggle" data-fontsize="24" data-lineheight="24"><a data-toggle="collapse" data-parent="#accordion-13804-3" data-target="#0ee7c4dee65d94c2c" href="#0ee7c4dee65d94c2c"><div class="fusion-toggle-icon-wrapper"><i class="fa-fusion-box"></i></div><div class="fusion-toggle-heading">The geopolitical environment</div></a></h4></div><div id="0ee7c4dee65d94c2c" class="panel-collapse collapse "><div class="panel-body toggle-content"><p></p> <ul> <li>Macroeconomic theory</li> </ul> <p>This module aims to introduce students to modern macroeconomic analysis of economic fluctuations and growth by looking at fiscal, monetary, labour market, exchange rate and balance of payment and trade policy issues, as well as the impact of government policy on business.</p> <ul> <li>Geopolitics and international relations theory</li> </ul> <p>This module focuses more on the major strategies developed by the grand powers of the international system. The interplay among them and their consequences for international relations is the focus of this second section; preparing students for the regional specialisation modules.</p> <p></p></div></div></div><p></p> <p></p></div></div><style type="text/css" scoped="scoped"> }</style><div class="accordian fusion-accordian"><div class="panel-group" id="accordion-13804-4"><div class="fusion-panel panel-default"><div class="panel-heading"><h4 class="panel-title toggle" data-fontsize="24" data-lineheight="24"><a data-toggle="collapse" data-parent="#accordion-13804-4" data-target="#d0c6cba73061b81ca" href="#d0c6cba73061b81ca"><div class="fusion-toggle-icon-wrapper"><i class="fa-fusion-box"></i></div><div class="fusion-toggle-heading">The European Union</div></a></h4></div><div id="d0c6cba73061b81ca" class="panel-collapse collapse "><div class="panel-body toggle-content"><p></p> <ul> <li>The European union; strategy and structure</li> </ul> <p>The European Union is currently facing a crisis of identity and raison d’être. What are the principle that guide the EU, and what are the structures which support and facilitate their implementation? This module equips students with an understanding of the core facets of the EU and reflects on its future.</p> <ul> <li>Euro-American relations</li> </ul> <p>This module looks at the nature of the ever-changing relationship between Europe and the USA, which is of fundamental importance to international relations and international business. It brings us up to date with an analysis of the TTIP treaty and its implications.</p> <p></p></div></div></div><p></p> <p></p></div></div><style type="text/css" scoped="scoped"> }</style><div class="accordian fusion-accordian"><div class="panel-group" id="accordion-13804-5"><div class="fusion-panel panel-default"><div class="panel-heading"><h4 class="panel-title toggle" data-fontsize="24" data-lineheight="24"><a data-toggle="collapse" data-parent="#accordion-13804-5" data-target="#ff6f7ba8b17d9b24b" href="#ff6f7ba8b17d9b24b"><div class="fusion-toggle-icon-wrapper"><i class="fa-fusion-box"></i></div><div class="fusion-toggle-heading">Regional specialisations</div></a></h4></div><div id="ff6f7ba8b17d9b24b" class="panel-collapse collapse "><div class="panel-body toggle-content"><p></p> <ul> <li>The MENA region</li> </ul> <p>This module will firstly examine the fault lines and sources of tension and instability in the MENA region (Islamism vs secularism, sectarianism, revolution vs statu quo forces; islam versus jihadi militancy), and then progress to a geopolitical focus on the region (alliances and rivalries and the role of regional and global actors).</p> <ul> <li>Latin america</li> </ul> <p>Latin America is witnessing a surge in economic activity at a time when politics in the region has never been more interesting. The implications of this on global trade and relations is fascinating, and of central importance to understand. This module zooms in on the most salient developments in the region, their background, and their impact on how business and politics in latin America and beyond.</p> <ul> <li>Contemporary India and China</li> </ul> <p>It is beyond debate that China and India are of fundamental importance to the global economy, but many aspects of their geopolitics and trade policy remain misunderstood. This module examines the practical aspects of contemporary China and India, which are essential if we are to make sense of current events and developments in the region.</p> <p></p></div></div></div><p></p> <p></p></div></div><style type="text/css" scoped="scoped"> }</style><div class="accordian fusion-accordian"><div class="panel-group" id="accordion-13804-6"><div class="fusion-panel panel-default"><div class="panel-heading"><h4 class="panel-title toggle" data-fontsize="24" data-lineheight="24"><a data-toggle="collapse" data-parent="#accordion-13804-6" data-target="#411dc3629bc61bbcd" href="#411dc3629bc61bbcd"><div class="fusion-toggle-icon-wrapper"><i class="fa-fusion-box"></i></div><div class="fusion-toggle-heading">Professional communication skills</div></a></h4></div><div id="411dc3629bc61bbcd" class="panel-collapse collapse "><div class="panel-body toggle-content"><p></p> <ul> <li>Negotiation Skills</li> </ul> <p>The aim of this course is to help the student understand and control emotions through a system of decision-based negotiation. It teaches us how to ignore the siren call of the final result, which we can’t really control, and focus instead on the activities and behaviour that we can and must control in order to negotiate with the pros.</p> <ul> <li>Presentation Skills</li> <li>Conflict Resolution</li> </ul> <p>The module aims to introduce current thinking and practice in the field of conflict resolution, conflict management and conflict transformation, including conflict prevention and peace-building. Can conflicts be prevented, and how are they brought to an end? Is it possible to deal with the root causes of conflict?</p> <p></p></div></div></div><p></p> <p></p></div></div><br> <strong>Total 22,5 ECTS + 7,5 ECTS for Project work</strong><p></p> <h2 style="text-align: center;" class="card-details" data-fontsize="35" data-lineheight="30">SPRING SEMESTER &ndash; POSTGRADUATE IN INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS</h2> <p><style type="text/css" scoped="scoped"> }</style></p><div class="accordian fusion-accordian"><div class="panel-group" id="accordion-13804-7"><div class="fusion-panel panel-default"><div class="panel-heading"><h4 class="panel-title toggle" data-fontsize="24" data-lineheight="24"><a data-toggle="collapse" data-parent="#accordion-13804-7" data-target="#5866643a0fb507947" href="#5866643a0fb507947"><div class="fusion-toggle-icon-wrapper"><i class="fa-fusion-box"></i></div><div class="fusion-toggle-heading">International Business Management</div></a></h4></div><div id="5866643a0fb507947" class="panel-collapse collapse "><div class="panel-body toggle-content"><p></p> <ul> <li>International human resource management</li> </ul> <p>IHRM deals with the complex world of managing expatriate assignments, and working with systems of reward, incentive, job design, recruitment and selection across a myriad of cultural complexities; both national and organisational. This module looks at what they key issues are involved.</p> <ul> <li>Cross cultural management</li> </ul> <p>As culture is a complex area, this module does not seek to be all things to all people. Instead, it examines the influence of cultural factors on the organization and its management, and helps students to develop, through a reflective and interactional process, their intercultural communicative competence.</p> <ul> <li>Production and operations</li> </ul> <p>Production and operations management are of strategic importance to an organization. Modern business organisations must be on point in terms of mass customization, lean production, agile manufacturing and customer-centric provision, and this module looks at how these processes work and how they facilitate an agile and efficient business strategy</p> <p></p></div></div></div><p></p> <p></p></div></div><style type="text/css" scoped="scoped"> }</style><div class="accordian fusion-accordian"><div class="panel-group" id="accordion-13804-8"><div class="fusion-panel panel-default"><div class="panel-heading"><h4 class="panel-title toggle" data-fontsize="24" data-lineheight="24"><a data-toggle="collapse" data-parent="#accordion-13804-8" data-target="#21b1de29e0d58716d" href="#21b1de29e0d58716d"><div class="fusion-toggle-icon-wrapper"><i class="fa-fusion-box"></i></div><div class="fusion-toggle-heading">Global Business</div></a></h4></div><div id="21b1de29e0d58716d" class="panel-collapse collapse "><div class="panel-body toggle-content"><p></p> <ul> <li>Legal environment of international Business</li> </ul> <p>The objective of this module is not to become a lawyer, but to understand when you need to call one. We examine the principles of international law that those working in international business will frequently come into contact with, and learn when and how we need to consult with a legal professional.</p> <ul> <li>Industrial services; outsourcing</li> </ul> <p>We are all aware of the increasing interconnections in today´s world, but to what extent are we equipped to deal with it? Students entering the business world will invariably come into contact with off shoring and outsourcing situations, which are some of the key drivers in today’s globalized world. This module helps to equip students on what is involved in handling such situations.</p> <ul> <li>Imports and Exports</li> </ul> <p>A key module in the international business programme, which looks at the Guiding principles of International Trade. Starting broad by examining the setting up, developing and managing of an efficient Export Department within the context of global trade agreements, and zooming in to the essentials of Incoterms, payment terms and the contract of sale.</p> <p></p></div></div></div><p></p> <p></p></div></div><style type="text/css" scoped="scoped"> }</style><div class="accordian fusion-accordian"><div class="panel-group" id="accordion-13804-9"><div class="fusion-panel panel-default"><div class="panel-heading"><h4 class="panel-title toggle" data-fontsize="24" data-lineheight="24"><a data-toggle="collapse" data-parent="#accordion-13804-9" data-target="#c9152bc74de71685a" href="#c9152bc74de71685a"><div class="fusion-toggle-icon-wrapper"><i class="fa-fusion-box"></i></div><div class="fusion-toggle-heading">Financial management</div></a></h4></div><div id="c9152bc74de71685a" class="panel-collapse collapse "><div class="panel-body toggle-content"><p></p> <ul> <li>Budgeting and controlling</li> </ul> <p>This module looks at budget forecasting and detailed financial analysis for effective budget management.</p> <ul> <li>International financial statement analysis</li> </ul> <p>This module acquaints you with the essentials of International Financial Reporting Standards and looks at how to understand key aspects of financial statements, such as balance sheets and cash flow Statements and to evaluate their quality for decision-making purposes.</p> <ul> <li>Evaluation financial sources</li> </ul> <p>When the research is done, the plan complete and the pitch perfected, where does the entrepreneur turn for investment? In the current climate, banks are less likely to provide the answer, but new models are emerging from cooperatives to crowdfunding. How do we choose the right source of capital for our project and how do we assess its suitability in both the short and long term? This module investigates and illuminates the options available to startups when they need to get off the ground.</p> <ul> <li>International risk management</li> </ul> <p>Risk management is a critical part of the planning process, not only to identify risk but to enable organizations to both assess and prioritize them. If risks are not clearly visible to the organisation, operational readiness is hampered and management must become reactive as opposed to proactive. this module looks at how one might identify, assess and prioritize risks in case-based examples.</p> <p></p></div></div></div><p></p> <p></p></div></div><style type="text/css" scoped="scoped"> }</style><div class="accordian fusion-accordian"><div class="panel-group" id="accordion-13804-10"><div class="fusion-panel panel-default"><div class="panel-heading"><h4 class="panel-title toggle" data-fontsize="24" data-lineheight="24"><a data-toggle="collapse" data-parent="#accordion-13804-10" data-target="#3287cbf6f788c76e2" href="#3287cbf6f788c76e2"><div class="fusion-toggle-icon-wrapper"><i class="fa-fusion-box"></i></div><div class="fusion-toggle-heading">PR and communication</div></a></h4></div><div id="3287cbf6f788c76e2" class="panel-collapse collapse "><div class="panel-body toggle-content"><p></p> <ul> <li>Business ethics and corporate communications</li> </ul> <p>This module will evaluate the strategic role of PR in both the creation and management of organisational reputation and image.It will pay particular attention to the impact of new media technologies on the world of spin, image and relationships.</p> <ul> <li>Public relations</li> </ul> <p>This module will evaluate the strategic role of PR in both the creation and management of organisational reputation and image. It will pay particular attention to the impact of new media technologies on the world of spin, image and relationships.</p> <p></p></div></div></div><p></p> <p></p></div></div><style type="text/css" scoped="scoped"> }</style><div class="accordian fusion-accordian"><div class="panel-group" id="accordion-13804-11"><div class="fusion-panel panel-default"><div class="panel-heading"><h4 class="panel-title toggle" data-fontsize="24" data-lineheight="24"><a data-toggle="collapse" data-parent="#accordion-13804-11" data-target="#2a9791a7f9698a15e" href="#2a9791a7f9698a15e"><div class="fusion-toggle-icon-wrapper"><i class="fa-fusion-box"></i></div><div class="fusion-toggle-heading">Innovation</div></a></h4></div><div id="2a9791a7f9698a15e" class="panel-collapse collapse "><div class="panel-body toggle-content"><p></p> <ul> <li>Innovation &amp; design thinking</li> </ul> <p>Being entrepreneurial is not limited to starting out in your own. Even a small department can push innovation from within the company with the people. But how to spot them and give them space to develop? If you aspire to be an intrapreneur, how to reconcile your instincts and your drive with the business context around you?</p> <p></p></div></div></div><p></p> <p></p></div></div><style type="text/css" scoped="scoped"> }</style><div class="accordian fusion-accordian"><div class="panel-group" id="accordion-13804-12"><div class="fusion-panel panel-default"><div class="panel-heading"><h4 class="panel-title toggle" data-fontsize="24" data-lineheight="24"><a data-toggle="collapse" data-parent="#accordion-13804-12" data-target="#a01c4f360aa915bf2" href="#a01c4f360aa915bf2"><div class="fusion-toggle-icon-wrapper"><i class="fa-fusion-box"></i></div><div class="fusion-toggle-heading">career development</div></a></h4></div><div id="a01c4f360aa915bf2" class="panel-collapse collapse "><div class="panel-body toggle-content"><p></p> <ul> <li>Careers skills</li> </ul> <p>This module focuses on you and your path ahead. After reflecting on the things we really want from a career and where our passion lies, we take time to hone your personal brand both online and offline; looking&nbsp;at interview and networking&nbsp;techniques to carve out that path for yourself.</p> <p></p></div></div></div><p></p> <p></p></div></div><p></p> </div>

Methodology
Shirley
ShirleyO’Donoghue
Broad experience as a business skills and language coach with Directors and Executives in multinational companies.

Rob
RobGiardina
Instructor for several Business Schools and Universities, board member of SIETAR Europe and Vice-President of SIETAR Spain, also expert in intercultural communications and conflict resolution.

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The Master Programme in International Relations and International Business is equivalent to 60 ECTS Credits at level 7 on the European Qualifications framework. The MBA is equivalent to 120 ECTS at level 7 on the European Qualifications Framework. Credits issued by the Universidad Católica de Murcia (UCAM).