The Center for Cultural Diplomacy Studies (CCDS)
MBA Program (American MBA degree) in International Business Relations with focus on Cultural Diplomacy (18 Months' Program)
Master of Business Administration (American MBA degree) in International Business Relations with focus on Cultural Diplomacy & emphasis on the Global economy and international dimensions of Business
The Master of Business Administration (American MBA degree) in International Business Relations with focus on Cultural Diplomacy is an 18-Month program offered by Touro College Berlin in partnership with the Academy for Cultural Diplomacy.
Credits - 42 American Credits
Length - 3 Semesters and one summer school session (18 Months)
Locations - Berlin, Germany
Tuition & Administrative fees - €16,800*
* Candidates who do not have a sufficient Business-related studies background (e.g. Mathematics, Statistics, etc) will be required to undertake, in addition to the MBA studies, preparatory courses worth 6 Credits at an additional cost of 2,250 Euros in total.
The Joint Master of Business Management Studies (MBA) in International Business Relations will combine the traditional academic components of business administration with a new focus on Cultural Diplomacy and International Business components with an emphasis on the global economy and international dimensions of business. The program guarantees students additional expertise in the field of cultural diplomacy, a new and attractive field of studies, which is currently offered as an academic field only through the Center for Cultural Diplomacy Studies of the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy. This particular emphasis on Cultural Diplomacy with its historical and contemporary application in the public sector, private sector and civil society, provides students expertise in three distinct academic fields, giving an academic and practical advantage for the European, American and Global arenas. Combined with the fully accredited American MBA in Business studies offered by Touro College Berlin, the program provides a substantial background for successful future careers.
The program addresses contemporary international issues, with classroom seminars, lectures, educational & cultural events, tours, visits, and meetings with foreign officials. In addition, CCI events and conferences at the ICD with luminaries from the political, governmental, industrial, sports and entertainment worlds will be further incorporated into the curriculum. The Joint MBA students will have free entry to many CCI events and conferences at ICD, with exclusive and privileged access to all ICD events and programs in Berlin. These provide opportunities to network and build contact with world leaders and prominent experts in a diversity of fields from around the world. Students will also be offered important roles in these events such as moderating or chairing certain components of the events, conducting interviews with high-level speakers and delegates and presenting & publishing papers in the framework of the events.
The Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree prepares students to manage business, organizational, and cultural initiatives within our increasingly complex global business environment. Through its innovative, interdisciplinary curriculum, this practitioner-oriented degree offers both novice and seasoned managers a comprehensive business education built on proven adult learning principles. The program integrates key foundational theories, models, and best practices from diverse disciplines, enabling students to develop global perspectives and practical knowledge for managing people and productivity in international environments. On a practical level, the international environment of the Center for Cultural Diplomacy Studies and Touro College Berlin offers students a unique opportunity to interact with leading experts and academics from a wide variety of international organizations and research centers. This exceptional learning environment leads to original research and independent study opportunities. It allows students to create an extensive professional network and form a concrete base for future academic and professional career choices, preparing students for engagement in the international arena, civil society, politics, governmental organizations and international economic organizations, as well as the private sector.
The International Business Relations MBA aims to:
- Increase cultural sensitivity and awareness
- Expose students to the role of culture and cultural products in business
- Provide exposure to international business practices
- Provide an understanding of the Cultural and Creative Industries and the role they are now playing in GDP, business and economic development
- Improve interpersonal and intercultural communication skills
- Provide frameworks for regional and country political, economic and social contexts
- Provide an understanding of competitiveness in international markets.
Enrolment in the Program is possible in the Fall, Winter and Spring semesters’ start each year. To learn about the possible Start Dates of the program for the academic year 2017, please click HERE.
The Master of Business Administration is an American 42-credit program that is normally completed within three semesters and one summer school session. Full-time students take four 3-credit courses each semester, for 12 credits per semester.* Candidates who do not have a sufficient business-related studies background (e.g. Mathematics, Statistics, etc) will be required to undertake, in addition to the MBA studies, preparatory courses worth 6 Credits at an additional cost of 2,250 Euros in total.
Semester 1(Center for Cultural Diplomacy Studies; Berlin, Germany)
The main priority of the curriculum for the first semester is to provide students with a firm foundation and understanding of the history and contemporary practice of Cultural Diplomacy, as well as future applications for the field.
Mandatory Courses for Semester One are 4 Courses from the List of Courses below*:
Semester 2(Touro College Berlin, Germany)
Mandatory Courses for Semester Two are 4 Courses from the List of Courses below*:
Semester 3(Touro College Berlin, Germany)
Mandatory Courses for Semester Three are 4 Courses from the List of Courses below*:
Summer School Session(Touro College Berlin, Germany)
Mandatory Courses for the Summer School Session are 2 Courses from the List of Courses below*:
* The composition of courses is subject for change - the decision of the organization of the offered courses is made by Touro College Berlin faculty, in accordance with the timing period of the Semester, logistical issues and in accordance with the start point of the studies (Fall or Winter Start).