E-Learning Program in Cultural Diplomacy, Sustainable Development & the Global Economy

Specialization on Economic Global Institutions & Corporations (Including all aspects of the work of economic global institutions & corporations)

Program Overview

Program Overview

Specialization on Economic Global Institutions & Corporations (Including all aspects of the work of economic global institutions & corporations)

The program focuses on the role of Cultural Diplomacy in the economic policies of Nation States; the encouragement of sustainable tourism; the use of Cultural Diplomacy in the development of national brands; the international dimension of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Socially Responsible Investment (SRI); and the global economics and Environmental Responsibility.

In particular the course examines the practice of Cultural Diplomacy in international trade, nation branding, tourism, the engagement of international corporations & business, fostering entrepreneurship and building cultural economic bridges between nations and groups of nations.

Structure & Methodology

The program is 8 weeks long in duration, consisting of video lectures alongside weekly readings and are all taught in English. Throughout their studies, students will have daily access to the CCDS faculty and will be provided with close guidance. Telephone conversations will be arranged with a faculty advisor throughout the duration of the program, in order to offer advice and guidance to students. Upon successful completion of the program, students will be required to write a 10 page final paper, which needs to be completed within 3 months, and upon which the course grade will be based. However, extensions for all deadlines are possible in order to maintain flexibility with students' professional or other obligations meaning that students can pace themselves according to their preferences.


The program is includes a total of 5 courses. Three of the courses are mandatory (consistent with all of the E-Learning programs) and 4 courses are elective and can be chosen from a selection of four additional courses, which are specifically designed for the thematic focus of the program.

The list below includes a list of mandatory and elective courses for program:

Mandatory Courses

Students of the program must take all courses listed below:
  • A1 - The History and Development of Cultural Diplomacy
  • A2 - Case Studies in Cultural Diplomacy
  • A3 - Future Trends & Applied Cultural Diplomacy

Elective Courses

Below you will find a list of the elective courses for the Program; 7 courses are offered. Students need to choose 4 courses; however students are welcome to take all 7 courses if they wish.

The list of elective courses for each of the programs is as follows:
  • Corporate Cultural Diplomacy and the Global Economy
  • Economic Global Institutions and Cultural Diplomacy
  • Cultural Diplomacy in the World Bank and the IMF
  • Innovative Nation Branding: Sustainable Tourism & Responsible Foreign Investments
  • Cultural Diplomacy and Global Governance Institutions
  • Economic Bridges as a Tool for Peace-building, Sustainable Development, and Stability
  • Cultural Diplomacy, Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainable Investments