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This course provides an introduction to International Organizations and the United Nations, and explores how business and management tools can be applied in these settings to achieve better, more effective results. With a focus on cross-sector partnerships in a changing world, the course offers you insights into the inner workings of international organizations and the challenges they face today. It will introduce you to effective, state-of-the art management tools and principles to help you lead change in this world – taught by senior staff of international organizations themselves. This is an introductory course offered by the International Organizations MBA (IO-MBA) of the University of Geneva, an executive program for change-makers in international organizations, NGOs and social ventures....
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Welcome to the Course

Welcome to this course on International Organizations Management. Over the next five weeks, we will explore the inner workings of International Organizations and the United Nations and learn how business and management tools can be applied in these settings. The course is structured into five modules, each with a focus on a different aspect of international organizations, and includes lectures, discussions and readings to dive deeper into particular topics. To qualify for a course certificate, you must complete and score above 80% on all five of the end of module quizzes. See more details in the course syllabus below, then let's get started with Week 1!...
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1 vidéo (Total 4 min), 2 lectures, 1 quiz
Reading2 lectures
Learn more about the IO-MBA programme10 min
Course Syllabus5 min
Quiz1 exercice pour s'entraîner
Test your knowledge before you start (not graded)20 min
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4 heures pour terminer

Introduction to International Organizations

In the first module of our course on International Organizations Management, we provide an overview of the historical context and different ways of classifying international organizations in today's contemporary world. We will focus in particular on the United Nations – its origins, purposes, mandate, structure and activities – as the most important inter-governmental organization that coordinates global action on peace and security, humanitarian protection, human rights, and economic and social development. ...
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9 vidéos (Total 84 min), 5 lectures, 1 quiz
Video9 vidéos
Early examples of international organizations5 min
Historical context of international organizations11 min
Taxonomy - Different ways to classify organizations15 min
The UN Charter and basic principles11 min
The UN governance system6 min
The UN Security Council6 min
ECOSOC and the Sustainable Development Goals10 min
UN Secretariat and Secretary General14 min
Reading5 lectures
Explore the UN System20 min
Additional Readings20 min
Additional Readings40 min
UN Charter10 min
Explore the SDGs15 min
Quiz1 exercice pour s'entraîner
Quiz week 120 min
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The Shifting Context for International Organizations

In our second module, we will turn to the practice of international relations to understand how states engage with each other and other actors on the global stage. Today, international relations are about much more than the traditional study of states, security and power. From growing anti-trade sentiments, to the impact of climate change, to cyber-security in a hyper-connected world, most of the security threats of the 21st century will require greater cooperation across borders and collective action from governments, private sector and civil society. These shifts raise important questions for the future functioning of international organizations....
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9 vidéos (Total 59 min), 4 lectures, 1 quiz
Video9 vidéos
Networks and Hierarchies11 min
Global supply chains and production networks6 min
Regional and plurilateral trade agreements5 min
Global efforts to address climate change6 min
Practical example - Combating deforestation3 min
Internet history and cyber-security of nation states9 min
Internet governance and global policy debates3 min
Conclusion 7 min
Reading4 lectures
Additional Readings15 min
Additional Readings20 min
Additional Readings20 min
Additional Readings20 min
Quiz1 exercice pour s'entraîner
Quiz week 220 min
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Leadership in the UN System

Now that you have a better understanding of the UN system, its shifting context, challenges and opportunities, we move on to explore the concept and practice of leadership in the UN. In this module, we will outline a conceptual framework and key literature on UN leadership. We explore different styles of leadership and examples of the practice of leadership by successive Secretaries General. We analyze several instruments of leadership – leadership through the power of convening, setting goals, marshalling evidence, and what we refer to as visionary leadership. We conclude by examining prospects for future UN leadership and multilateralism in a changing world. ...
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12 vidéos (Total 111 min), 5 lectures, 1 quiz
Video12 vidéos
UN strategic alignment and creating space10 min
Expectations of the Secretary-General10 min
Authority of the Secretary-General in the UN Charter11 min
Example: Dag Hammarskjöld on creating space15 min
UN convening power and high-level panels11 min
UN leadership through setting goals7 min
UN leadership through data and bold visions11 min
Introduction to Part 4 and 5 min
Four scenarios on the future of multilateralism7 min
The UN's role in norms and global public goods7 min
Conclusions 4 min
Reading5 lectures
Strategy and Leadership20 min
Dag Hammarskjöld20 min
Additional Readings20 min
Additional Readings30 min
Additional Readings30 min
Quiz1 exercice pour s'entraîner
Quiz week 320 min
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par LBJul 29th 2018

Great introduction to the topic suitable for anyone. I finished quickly because I did not want to stop! Now I want to learn more about this topic.

par MAOct 7th 2018

This is beyond doubt that International Organization Management is five star class and I am proud to complete through coursera.

Enseignants

Gilbert Probst

Professor, Organization and Management
Faculty of Economic and Social Sciences

Sebastian Buckup

Visiting professor
International Organizations MBA

Bruce Jenks

Visiting professor
International Organizations MBA

Stephan Mergenthaler

Visiting professor
International Organizations MBA

Cassandra Quintanilla

Teaching and research assistant
International Organizations MBA

Lea Stadtler

Research Fellow
Faculty of Economic and Social Sciences

Claudia Gonzalez Romo

Visiting professor
International Organizations MBA

Julian Fleet

Visiting professor
International Organizations MBA

Tina Ambos

Academic Director of the International Organizations MBA
Faculty of Economic and Social Sciences

À propos de University of Geneva

Founded in 1559, the University of Geneva (UNIGE) is one of Europe's leading universities. Devoted to research, education and dialogue, the UNIGE shares the international calling of its host city, Geneva, a centre of international and multicultural activities with a venerable cosmopolitan tradition....

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