MIA Compulsory Subjects Our compulsory subjects teach theoretical and empirical foundations of International Affairs at an advanced level. Moving beyond the classic distinctions of the four core disciplines and promoting integrated thinking, critical analysis and holistic learning, our multi-disciplinary programme is centred around four arenas, in which change-making individuals meet and decisions are taken. Through innovative graduate courses, you will be prepared for your role as future leaders in these arenas. Arenas: Polities, Markets, Firms, and Courts Polities: This arena comprises political systems or organisations (e.g., nation-states, non-governmental organisations, public administrations, transgovernmental networks), that are equipped with varying degrees of political authority. Markets: This arena comprises various markets at the sectoral, local, regional, economy-wide, or global level where resources are (re-)allocated. Firms: This arena comprises corporate agents within the private business sector, including industries, establishments, and enterprises. Courts: This arena comprises the places where legal disputes are settled at different levels (i.e. (constitutional, federal and transnational) and with varying competences (e.g., criminal, civil, constitutional) but also legislative bodies such as human rights commissions. The MIA programme is structured along three pillars, i.e. thematic, methodological, and professional, and comprises six compulsory subjects, covering central concepts, issues, and skills in International Affairs. Thematic Pillar The two core courses combine theory and empirical research with a focus on investigating challenges in international affairs. They are designed to provide you with a common scholarly orientation in the four arenas Polities, Markets, Firms, and Courts. Course ECTS Lecturer Semester International Politics and Market Economy Lecture + Tutorials 6 Davis, James, Prof. PhD., Evenett, Simon, Prof. PhD. Autumn International Law and Business Strategy Lecture + Tutorials 6 Ruigrok, Winfried, Prof. PhD., Burri, Thomas, Prof. Dr. Autumn Methodological Pillar The two core courses cover social science research techniques (qualitative and quantitative) and teach relevant data science tools. You acquire critical expertise regarding their relevance and the quality of data used. Lecturer ECTS Lecturer Semester Data Analytics and Causal Inference Lecture + Tutorials 6 Preinerstorfer, David, Prof. PhD. Autumn Strategies of Social Science Inquiry Lecture + Tutorials 6 Emmenegger, Patrick, Prof. Dr. Autumn Professional Pillar The two core courses focus on the practical application of the material studied in the first two pillars. They combine academic and practitioner perspectives and help you make connections between disciplines. With case-based and problem-oriented teaching, you develop skills in analytical and integrated thinking as well as reflective judgment. Workshops offered in the format of the «MIA Mornings» allow you to gain specific skills and competences, closing potential disciplinary, methodological and professional gaps. Examples of workshop topics include “Legal Thinking”, “Data Handling” or “Foundations of Project Management”. Courses ECTS Lecturer Semester Cases in International Affairs 4 Lehmkuhl, Dirk, Prof. PhD. Spring MIA Mornings: Skills and Competencies 2 various Autumn & Spring Please note: The course offer reflects current planning and may be subject to change.