CAS Management Challenges in the Global Context
PeriodJanuary 2022 - June 2022
FormatOn-site – switch over to online-learning if required
Registration deadline31 October 2021
CHF 1'800 / module
- Master advanced management skills and practices applicable to intergovernmental, public and non-profit organizations
- Strengthen your skills in leadership, communication and team management
- Access an extensive network of professionals and build strategic connections in a competitive international environment
- Bridge the gap between corporate business and international cooperation and examine out-of-the box approaches
- Develop your leadership and management skills and increase your team or organization performance
- Apply fundamental concepts of management in complex organizational settings
- Outline key factors in successful global partnerships contributing to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
6 modules divided as follows:
6 core-modules (mandatory modules):
- Advocacy and Fundraising
- Governance, Leadership & Change in the UN system
- Global Strategy and Innovation
- International Law / International Trade
- Practice of International Relations
- Social Entrepreneurship
Prof. Marcelo OLARREAGA and Stéphane MERGENTHALER, Geneva School of Economics and Management (GSEM), University of Geneva
How to develop and establish appropriate strategic fundraising solutions? What can advocacy achieve? And how are all of these connected to each other?
The course provides a conceptual framework and an empirical basis for examining governance and management practices in the UN system. The course focuses both on the specific characteristics of intergovernmental decision making and on the practical aspects of management. The method of work will focus on group work and case studies.
Organizations – for-profit or non-for-profit ones – need to develop strategies how to act in the global environment. This course aims at developing strategic thinking in a global context. We introduce you to the domain of global strategy, gain understanding of the processes of strategy analysis and formulation, and then apply them in a global setting.
The course blends input sessions with tools and frameworks as well as interactive discussions and assignments. We will work on a case study in real-time and interact with the organization’s management
Learnt concepts are applied in a simulation scenario about strategic decisions taking for several markets.
The growing intensity, and velocity of global interactions requires new approaches to studying the practice of international relations. This course combines theory and case study practice to make sense of an increasingly complex global actor and issue landscape. The course is based on highly interactive and participatory group learning and puts an emphasis on presentation and discussion skills.
Social entrepreneurship refers to the practice of combining innovation, opportunity and resourcefulness to address some of our most challenging social, economic and environmental problems. While social entrepreneurship is generally focused on the creation and growth of new ventures, social innovation is a broader concept that applies these same principles wherever our career paths take us, in the public, commercial, academic or citizen sector. This course will examine the evolution of the practice of entrepreneurship that focuses on transforming systems and practices that affect communities and ecosystems and the growing number of entities that are supporting its disruptive potential.
- A Bachelor's degree or equivalent
- At least 3 years of managerial experience
- English proficiency required
- Professor Marcelo Olarreaga, GSEM, University of Geneva (Director)
- Professor Judith Schrempf-Stirling, GSEM, University of Geneva
- Stephan Mergenthaler, Head of Knowledge Networks and Analysis, WEF