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Continuing education

Certificate in Diplomacy and International Finance

Certificate in Diplomacy and International Finance


General description:

This tailored programme shows how to implement key financial techniques, highlighting the issues that matter for your career. It shows delegates from both the Diplomatic and Corporate spheres how to understand the key metrics in Finance and Economics.

Learning outcomes:

• Appraising major changes in international financial markets
• Understanding the underlying links between business diplomacy and international finance
• Discovering the role played by supranational institutions such as the World Bank, IMF, the various European institutions
• Valuating the key economic metrics.
• Providing a comprehensive look at the worldwide financial markets and international finance techniques.

Teaching methodology:

The calibre of a University or Business School can be determined by the excellence of its faculty and Students, and SWISS UMEF has many distinguished members who are leaders in their fields and on the cutting edge of intellectual thought.

We are proud of our ability to attract people of the highest calibre. Our success in competing for talent with other top international universities, both locally and internationally is a mark of our international standing. In turn, our President and the faculty enable innovative and pertinent programmes for our international student body to develop.

Employment Opportunities:

Diplomats, Traders, Politicians, Government Officials, Business People, Academics wishing to expand their knowledge in Business Strategy.

Professionals, who are new to the Business, and those who need a refresher, will be able to broaden their knowledge and gain a sound overview.

Planning of Courses:

DAY 1: International Corporate Finance and Risk Management
• Shareholder value and cost of capital
• Project appraisal and international capital budgeting techniques
• Understanding mergers and acquisitions
• Real-word risks and hedging techniques

DAY 2: Current Public Finance and Development Aid Issues
• Why a new paradigm for public finance?
• How to negotiate with international donor agencies?
• Tapping the financial and capital markets: the key instruments
• External debt service restructuring: best practice and implications

DAY 3: Central Bank Policies and Financial Market Regulations
• Understanding the role of central banks
• Interest rates: Structure and risk /return
• Market regulators: What for? How does it work in practice?
• Capital markets reform

DAY 4: Issues in Global Economics and Infrastructure Finance
• Understanding the balance of payments
• Business diplomacy and international trade at work
• Project financing and asset-based finance fundamentals
• Foreign direct investment


Certificate of SWISS UMEF in Diplomacy and International Finance

Course information:

• Campus: Geneva
• Organiser: School of Business
• Recognition of Completion: Certificate in Diplomacy and International Finance
• Number of participants: 12 Delegates
• Duration: 4 DAYS FULL TIME
• Teaching language: English or French Section

Who should attend:

This programme creates the opportunity for delegates of diverse backgrounds and cultures to share and confront their ideas, experiences and best practices. Durable links are established among executives and professionals.

Admission requirements:

What we look for:
• Solid intellectual ability
• Progression in your career to date
• Proof of leadership and management potential
• Excellent interpersonal skills
• A desire to learn and contribute to the learning of others
• Work experience: Minimum 5 years of senior experience
• Academic qualifications: Minimum Bachelor's degree or Equivalent

Pay a part of your "continuing education" thanks to the annual check of Fr. 750 granted by the Canton of Geneva.

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