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Economic Diplomacy and International Business

No need to choose between diplomacy or international business if you don’t want to! The Postgraduate Flagship Programme in Economic Diplomacy and International Business is a comprehensive and highly specialised programme which prepares students for careers in both diplomacy and international business. Compulsory courses in Brussels are complemented with either subjects in Washington and/or Shanghai, an internship or a thesis.   This programme is not only relevant for those aspiring to a career in diplomacy and international business, it is also of particular interest to anyone who wants to be involved in developing international economic, monetary, financial and banking policy.

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international opportunities

The Postgraduate Flagship Programme in Economic Diplomacy and International Business is the first and only transcontinental programme in this domain.

In the second semester, students have the following possibilities:

  • Following 12 ECTS in Washington D.C.
  • Following 12 ECTS in Shanghai
  • Following 6 ECTS in Washington D.C. and 6 ECTS in Shanghai

First step in the market

Job prospects are plentiful. The postgraduate aims at delivering graduates who are ready for professional life. The unique combination of an all-around training, in-depth courses, a high academic level, input from practitioners and professional experience, maximizes the chance to find a job and professionally excel.

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.

In the private sector, our graduates are well placed to apply for a job as export manager, purchasing or sourcing manager, investment manager, account manager or business development manager.

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

Brussels Diplomatic Academy

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International Relations and Mobility Office (IRMO)

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