Master of Arts in Diplomacy and International Commerce - International Organizations Concentration Program By University of Kentucky |Top Universities

Master of Arts in Diplomacy and International Commerce - International Organizations Concentration

Master of Arts in Diplomacy and International Commerce - International Organizations Concentration

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For fifty seven years the Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce has provided an exceptional master's degree program that prepares future leaders for rewarding careers in international affairs. The Patterson School's hallmarks have been its deliberate, intimate size, its selectivity, and our focus on both diplomacy and international commerce. Patterson graduates pursue exciting careers with governments, international organizations, NGOs, think tanks, and in the private sector. Our program is notable for its passion. With a faculty dedicated to providing an unparalleled learning experience, we ensure students develop the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively maneuver on the world stage. Our graduates seek more than just a profession; they want to make the world better. Patterson School faculty is a mix of exceptional scholars and practitioners with decades of experience in diplomacy, commerce, business, defense, development and intelligence. They know firsthand what is needed to succeed in the international arena. Our professional master's program offers concentrations/majors in four areas: diplomacy; international commerce; international organizations and development; international security and intelligence. Small Is Beautiful Size matters. The US Department of State is the smallest senior cabinet agency; White House staff, the NSC and USTR is similarly lean and select. The natural environment of diplomacy and business is intimate and personal, one-on-one or small groups. Cognoscenti understand that the most important decision making takes place in more restricted venues (think the Cabinet, the UN Security Council, or corporate boardrooms). We believe the same holds true for professional education. Keeping our program small, select, and focused (75 full-time, resident masters students total; only 35 new students admitted each year) lets us provide an exceptional level of attention, instruction, and interaction. Our focus is directly on our students, with seminars, conferences, speakers programs, exercises, simulations, and events specially crafted to develop their full potential. Activities can be done with a student cohort our size that simply are not the same or cannot even be done with 200 or 1,000 students. We are proud to measure our success by the strength of our graduates, not the strength of their number. Exceptional Value Patterson students are passionate about improving the state of the world. This leads many to enter careers in professions that are exceedingly rewarding personally, but not always the best financially. Government and diplomatic service, or work with international development agencies and NGO,s may let our graduates witness history, advance peace, and help feed the hungry at reasonable, but not stellar pay. International Organizations includes the study of various kinds of institutions from inter-governmental and regional organizations like the United Nations and the European Union, to non-governmental organizations, including both the non-profit and for-profit sectors. Students concentrating in this area develop a solid theoretical foundation regarding how these institutions should operate and the limitations imposed on their activity by international law and politics. Students often combine the study of International Organizations with an emphasis in a substantive issue area like international development, human rights, or the environment. This focus can also be fused with elements of diplomacy and security. Potential employers include those detailed above under development, as well as regional political institutions and the full range of UN specialized agencies.