Portal for

Economic Diplomacy

Do you want a career in diplomacy, especially economic diplomacy, or want to further professionalise your diplomatic career? Looking to start preparing for the diplomatic service exams? If so, then the Postgraduate in Economic Diplomacy is exactly what you are looking for. Participants in this programme are instructed in the legal and business aspects of economic diplomacy through a combination of academic and practitioner-led courses, complemented by a series of skills and thematic workshops. Compulsory courses are followed by either elective subjects in Washington and/or Shanghai, an internship, or a thesis. All designed to ensure that our graduates are ready for a career in economic diplomacy.

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international opportunities

The Postgraduate in Economic Diplomacy is the first and only transcontinental programme in economic diplomacy.

In the second semester, students have the following possibilities:

  • Following 18 ECTS in Washington D.C.
  • Following 18 ECTS in Shanghai
  • Following 9 ECTS in Washington D.C. and 9 ECTS in Shanghai

First step in the market

The postgraduate aims at delivering graduates who are ready for professional life. Graduates will be well placed to take part in the diplomatic exams, especially the exams aimed at a career within economic diplomacy. 

Realistic job opportunities are also within governmental departments and international organisations.

Furthermore, due to the international business courses, graduates may find a job in the field of international business development (import, export, international investment).

Finally there are job prospects in banks, for example in the international trade finance department, in the international investment finance department, and in corporate relations.

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