MA in International Relations
Title of qualification: International Relations Expert
Duration of education:
- 1 preparatory semester
- 4 semesters of studies
Entry requirements: qualifications obtained in a bachelor program or college degree obtained in an earlier educational system equivalent with a BA degree or university degree or MA degree.
ECTS Value: Preparatory course 20 credits +120 credits
With the help of personality- and task-oriented lessons our master’s course prepares our students to fit into the labor market. The acquired knowledge and practice will make you able to understand and analize the economical, legal and political processes of the international system, thereby will make you capable off filling in leading positions in both public and non-profit sectors as well as local governments and international organizations.
Description of the program:
The program’ s qualification objectives are equivalent to the European Qualification Framework System level 7, and Hungarian National Qualification Framework system 7th level programs. They comply with the Hungarian subject benchmarks and accredited by the Hungarian Higher Education Accreditation Committee, member of ENQA.
A foreign affairs analyst (FAAs/IRAs) or international relation analyst is an expert in one or more areas of international relations, such as foreign policy, international trade, international and domestic security, and regional studies.
With taking this course you will be capable of:
- understanding and using approaches, methods and tools of different international economic, law, political theories, and regional-civilizational studies using your professional foreign language skills for understanding the complex globalized international system.
- deep analysis of different macro-regions’ or sub-regions’ economic, political and social interdependencies
- D. level education
As a foreign affairs analyst you will:
- perform research on issues related to the area of your expertise that may impact policies and positions of governments, humanitarian organizations and multinational corporations. Your work also includes assisting in the development of plans and policy formations and analysing the function of agencies and organizations and their impact on international relations.
- help non-governmental organizations, government agencies and private sector corporations alike formulate or revise their policies based on what is going on in strategically important parts of the world. Foreign affairs analysts also study the influence and effect of an organization or an agency in a specific country or region in the world. This means IRAs must be knowledgeable of the history, culture and political system of the country or region of the world they study and must be up-to-date on current events. A nation’s political and business ties are also of key strategic importance when conducting analyses.
- have a deep understanding of how countries relate to each other politically, economically, in social or cultural terms and diplomatically. As such, you are responsible for managing the political and commercial interests of an organization.
Specialized focus areas:
- Green Economy
- Diplomacy and International Negotiations
- International Marketing & PR
Overview of the classes:
- Innovation Policies & Management
- Global Public Policies
- Eurasian and Middle East Regionalism
- Digital Marketing & Social Media
The KJU MA in International Relations Program’s position:
- The program is part of the KJU Budapest International Campus program and together with the Hungarian program is sustainably implemented.
- The program is connected to KJU’s strategic aims for cooperative education including work-based learning (WBL)
- The program is connected to KJU’s strategic aims for entrepreneurship education: to develop students for private, non-profit or social entrepreneurship.
Interesting facts of the International Relations Department:
- the head of the department is a well-known and acknowledged political scientist who’s continuously appearing on tv and in written press as a political analyst and whose books and publications got published not only in Hungarian but also in several foreign languages
- during the courses we emphasize the current challenges as well as the possible solutions of the world
- we pay special attention to security policy studies, diplomacy and consular law, non-governmental organizations, international development theories and Hungary’s economic relations
Our students said:
“Studying at Kodolányi not only gives me theoretical knowledge but also a solid practical background. Our teachers really support us in our quest to achieve our own personal goals and development, both professionally and personally. I feel very lucky to have such great teachers and classmates on whom I will be able to count on even after graduation. This program provides me with all the knowledge I need in order to compete with the best of them on the job market.”
Ádám Elbert, student at the Business and Management Department