online, Italy

Managing International Relations

when 8 July 2020 - 25 September 2020
language English
duration 12 weeks

Managing International Relations. Analyze, understand and forecast the complexity of a changing world

MOOC will provide:

- a methodological basis to start moving in the “troubled waters” of analysis of international relations;
- basic knowledge for managing the major geopolitical and geo-economic issues; ability to deal with data collection and analysis, and to be aware of the key elements of international negotiations.


XXI Century key Issues. How to navigate in the troubled waters of nowadays’ international relations

Course overview

Who is a manager in international relations?

Module 1

OSINT and data gathering: the strategic role of information and how to deal with it

Module 2

Actors, Interests, Resources: what I need to know to analyze events, dynamics, and trends in international relations

Module 3

The analyst: how to design, make and disseminate an analysis

Module 4

Geopolitical and Geo-economics scenarios: key elements and trends

Lessons are recorded, so they will be available and accessible any time within the period between July 8th and September 25th.

A final test, multiple choice, at the end of the whole course will complete your absorbed knowledge.

a) Video lessons
b) Reading and study materials
c) Assignments and exercises
d) Discussion Forum

MOOC will require an average of 12 hours of work/study in total.

Course leader

Aldo Pigoli, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

Target group

The Managing International Relations course is aimed at university students, young professionals and experienced workers.

Course aim

Those who are already working, or are getting ready to work, in an international environment face a number of key challenges. They have to endeavor to understand the major international political economic and security dynamics in order to be able to forecast the direction they will take in the future. The capabilities needed to accomplish this make for a truly value-added skills set for a globalized world which is increasingly characterized by complex, interconnected issues in constant evolution.

Managers in International Relations, whether by choice or necessity, need to be able to deal with a wide range of tasks:

- Gather and use information at an international level, in order to build a proper knowledge base and to be better prepared to make decisions;
- Understand political, economic and security changes and their evolution, e.g. Brexit, currency wars, the conflict in Syria and so on;
- Manage negotiation processes in a multicultural world.

This Managing International Relations course is aimed at university students, young professionals and experienced workers. Participants build up a toolkit which they can use to better understand, analyze and manage international relations.

Fee info

EUR 0: Free of charge