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This course provides an introduction to International Organizations and the United Nations, and explores how business and management tools can be applied in these settings to achieve better, more effective results. With a focus on cross-sector partnerships in a changing world, the course offers you insights into the inner workings of international organizations and the challenges they face today. It will introduce you to effective, state-of-the art management tools and principles to help you lead change in this world – taught by senior staff of international organizations themselves. This is an introductory course offered by the International Organizations MBA (IO-MBA) of the University of Geneva, an executive program for change-makers in international organizations, NGOs and social ventures....
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Welcome to the Course

Welcome to this course on International Organizations Management. Over the next five weeks, we will explore the inner workings of International Organizations and the United Nations and learn how business and management tools can be applied in these settings. The course is structured into five modules, each with a focus on a different aspect of international organizations, and includes lectures, discussions and readings to dive deeper into particular topics. To qualify for a course certificate, you must complete and score above 80% on all five of the end of module quizzes. See more details in the course syllabus below, then let's get started with Week 1!...
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1 vídeo (Total de 4 min), 2 leituras, 1 teste
Reading2 leituras
Learn more about the IO-MBA programme10min
Course Syllabus5min
Quiz1 exercício prático
Test your knowledge before you start (not graded)20min

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4 horas para concluir

Introduction to International Organizations

In the first module of our course on International Organizations Management, we provide an overview of the historical context and different ways of classifying international organizations in today's contemporary world. We will focus in particular on the United Nations – its origins, purposes, mandate, structure and activities – as the most important inter-governmental organization that coordinates global action on peace and security, humanitarian protection, human rights, and economic and social development. ...
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9 vídeos (Total de 84 min), 5 leituras, 1 teste
Video9 videos
Early examples of international organizations5min
Historical context of international organizations11min
Taxonomy - Different ways to classify organizations15min
The UN Charter and basic principles11min
The UN governance system6min
The UN Security Council6min
ECOSOC and the Sustainable Development Goals10min
UN Secretariat and Secretary General14min
Reading5 leituras
Explore the UN System20min
Additional Readings20min
Additional Readings40min
UN Charter10min
Explore the SDGs15min
Quiz1 exercício prático
Quiz week 120min

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The Shifting Context for International Organizations

In our second module, we will turn to the practice of international relations to understand how states engage with each other and other actors on the global stage. Today, international relations are about much more than the traditional study of states, security and power. From growing anti-trade sentiments, to the impact of climate change, to cyber-security in a hyper-connected world, most of the security threats of the 21st century will require greater cooperation across borders and collective action from governments, private sector and civil society. These shifts raise important questions for the future functioning of international organizations....
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9 vídeos (Total de 59 min), 4 leituras, 1 teste
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Networks and Hierarchies11min
Global supply chains and production networks6min
Regional and plurilateral trade agreements5min
Global efforts to address climate change6min
Practical example - Combating deforestation3min
Internet history and cyber-security of nation states9min
Internet governance and global policy debates3min
Conclusion 7min
Reading4 leituras
Additional Readings15min
Additional Readings20min
Additional Readings20min
Additional Readings20min
Quiz1 exercício prático
Quiz week 220min

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Leadership in the UN System

Now that you have a better understanding of the UN system, its shifting context, challenges and opportunities, we move on to explore the concept and practice of leadership in the UN. In this module, we will outline a conceptual framework and key literature on UN leadership. We explore different styles of leadership and examples of the practice of leadership by successive Secretaries General. We analyze several instruments of leadership – leadership through the power of convening, setting goals, marshalling evidence, and what we refer to as visionary leadership. We conclude by examining prospects for future UN leadership and multilateralism in a changing world. ...
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12 vídeos (Total de 111 min), 5 leituras, 1 teste
Video12 videos
UN strategic alignment and creating space10min
Expectations of the Secretary-General10min
Authority of the Secretary-General in the UN Charter11min
Example: Dag Hammarskjöld on creating space15min
UN convening power and high-level panels11min
UN leadership through setting goals7min
UN leadership through data and bold visions11min
Introduction to Part 4 and 5min
Four scenarios on the future of multilateralism7min
The UN's role in norms and global public goods7min
Conclusions 4min
Reading5 leituras
Strategy and Leadership20min
Dag Hammarskjöld20min
Additional Readings20min
Additional Readings30min
Additional Readings30min
Quiz1 exercício prático
Quiz week 320min
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por LBJul 29th 2018

Great introduction to the topic suitable for anyone. I finished quickly because I did not want to stop! Now I want to learn more about this topic.

Instrutores

Gilbert Probst

Professor, Organization and Management
Faculty of Economic and Social Sciences

Sebastian Buckup

Visiting professor
International Organizations MBA

Bruce Jenks

Visiting professor
International Organizations MBA

Stephan Mergenthaler

Visiting professor
International Organizations MBA

Cassandra Quintanilla

Teaching and research assistant
International Organizations MBA

Lea Stadtler

Research Fellow
Faculty of Economic and Social Sciences

Claudia Gonzalez Romo

Visiting professor
International Organizations MBA

Julian Fleet

Visiting professor
International Organizations MBA

Tina Ambos

Academic Director of the International Organizations MBA
Faculty of Economic and Social Sciences

Sobre University of Geneva

Founded in 1559, the University of Geneva (UNIGE) is one of Europe's leading universities. Devoted to research, education and dialogue, the UNIGE shares the international calling of its host city, Geneva, a centre of international and multicultural activities with a venerable cosmopolitan tradition....

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  • Once you enroll for a Certificate, you’ll have access to all videos, quizzes, and programming assignments (if applicable). Peer review assignments can only be submitted and reviewed once your session has begun. If you choose to explore the course without purchasing, you may not be able to access certain assignments.

  • When you purchase a Certificate you get access to all course materials, including graded assignments. Upon completing the course, your electronic Certificate will be added to your Accomplishments page - from there, you can print your Certificate or add it to your LinkedIn profile. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free.

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