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Program Start for Fall Semester: October 2nd, 2013
About the DegreeThe Degree is offered by the Babes-Bolyai University in partnership with the Center for Cultural Diplomacy Studies.
International careers increasingly require knowledge and skills that transcend the confines of traditional academic disciplines. The contemporary world is strongly characterized by parallel processes of globalization and integration. These processes pervade almost all areas of human activity, and the issues that foreign policy makers address at the highest levels increasingly affect the ordinary lives of people around the world. Nation states are no longer capable of resolving certain issues single-handedly, whether they be international terrorism, global (and often national) financial crises, or climate change. Moreover, the emergence of asymmetrical security threats and the international convergence of social, political and economic relations, have underlined the need for a renewed focus on diplomatic relations and soft power, of which cultural diplomacy is a crucial component.
These developments have increased interest in the study of International Relations and Cultural Diplomacy and, concurrently, have created a need for professionals who understand those subjects. University programs striving to endow students and young leaders with the fundamental understanding and practical skills necessary for careers in international affairs have had to adjust their programs accordingly to include commerce, development and culture as topics of study, as well as including multinational and supranational organizations as subjects of study.
Operating under a joint partnership, Babes-Bolyai University and the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy are the first institutions to offer a Master of Arts degree program that will educate students from around the world in several academic disciplines related to International Relations and Cultural Diplomacy.
Key Objectives of the ProgramThe Key Objectives of the program are:
Benefits of the ProgramThe main benefits of this MA program are:
Our Special Emphasis
Career ServiceThe ICD and The Babes-Bolyai University (BBU) see it as an integral part of the MA to support and assist our students in acquiring the careers that they seek. Therefore during semester 3 of the program, together with the support of our faculty advisors and our career services department, we will create a strategy with the student of how to proceed immediately from the MA to the career of their choice, should that be the desire of the student.
For further information on the MA in International Relations and Cultural Diplomacy, please send an email to academyculturaldiplomacyorg